Richard "Captain" James RAPIER

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Richard "Captain" James RAPIER

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Maynards Comfort,St.Mary's,MD
Death: Died in Bardstown, Nelson, KY, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Rapier, Jr. and Teresita Rapier
Husband of Margaret Rapier
Father of Mary Rapier; William Rapier; Ann Rapier; Charles Rapier; Richard Rapier and 3 others
Brother of Sarah Shanks; Mary Rapier; Ann Diana Rapier and William Rapier

Managed by: Marsha Gail (Kamish) Veazey
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About Richard "Captain" James RAPIER

A Patriot of the American Revolution for MARYLAND with the rank of CAPTAIN. DAR Ancestor #: A094588

"SETTLEMENTS IN AND NEAR BARDSTOWN.

The first arrival of emigrants direct from Maryland was certainly in 1776. In that year came Capt. James Rapier, with his sons, Charles and William Rapier, both grown or nearly so, who settled on lands a few miles southeast of Bardstown, on the Beach Fork of Salt river, and in a district of country known at the time and since as Poplar Neck.

The Captain Rapier referred to above did not bear any exalted reputation for practical religion. His wife, however, was a woman of strong faith and fervent piety. To the present day her memory is venerated by her numerous descendants. Charles and William Rapier, whom I remember well, were good citizens artd pious Catholics."

Ben. J. Webb, The Centenary of Catholicity in Kentucky. (Charles A. Rogers, 1884; Reprinted by McDowell Publications)

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Richard "Captain" James RAPIER's Timeline

1744
1744
Maynards Comfort,St.Mary's,MD
1772
1772
Age 28
St. Mary's Co.,Maryland
1773
1773
Age 29
St. Mary's Co.,Maryland
1775
August 2, 1775
Age 31
St Andrews Par,Saint Marys,Maryland,USA
1777
July 21, 1777
Age 33
St. Mary's Co.,Maryland
1780
1780
Age 36
St. Mary's Co.,Maryland
1782
1782
Age 38
St. Mary's Co.,Maryland
1784
1784
Age 40
St. Mary's Co.,Maryland
1785
August 10, 1785
Age 41
St. Mary's, MD, USA
1786
November 8, 1786
Age 42
Nelson Co.,Kentucky