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Cason Capps

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Hillsborough, Orange County, North Carolina
Death: November 02, 1833 (65-74)
Orange County, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas William Capps and Elizabeth Capps (Wagstaffe)
Husband of Mary Polly Capps
Father of Eleanor McDaniel; William Rogers Capps; James Rogers Capps; Milly Cantor; Mary Polly Capps and 2 others
Brother of William Capps, Sr.
Half brother of Phoebe Quick

Managed by: Marsha Gail Veazey
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About Cason Capps

--- from Service Records of Confederate Soldiers
Name Cason Capps
Year 1863
Age [Blank]
State 1863 North Carolina, USA
Beginning Rank Private
Ending Rank Private
Side Confederacy
Military unit Sixty-sixth Infantry (8th Battalion, Partisan Rangers; 13th Battalion)
Roll 0559

Military unit Eighth Battalion, Partisan Rangers
Roll 0044


William Rogers Capps b. Orange County, NC 2/14/1796; d. 1/6/1851 Weakley County, TN. Came to Tennessee around 1813 after serving in War of 1812 in NC. Married Lucy Fly 10/12/1815 in then Williamson Co., TN (now Maury Co.TN). They had 12 children including John Rogers Capps (mentioned above) who is the ancestor of most of the Capps in West Tenn. currently. Another son was Henry Washington Capps. This is not the Henry Capps that married Anna Fly and is buried in Weakley County. Henry Washington Capps m. Nancy Grooms and went to Missouri. Another son was Elisha Fly Capps who went to Missouri and is the ancestor of most of the Missouri and Texas Capps.

> William's father was Cason Capps b. abt. 1760's prob. in NC.; d. 1833 in

Orange County, NC. According to his will, he lists 4 sons and 3 daughters. The Henry Capps buried in Weakley Co. who was married to Anna Fly was not one of his children unless he was left out of the will on purpose. Cason also served in the War of 1812. Cason appears in the 1790 Hyde Co., NC census and the 1784-1787 state property census of NC. (I have found some records of his buying property at estate sales earlier than this ... I am not sure where I put them now... I moved recently! Anyway, I have never been able to locate Cason's father. The estate sale records also list two other Capps that he might be related to, but I have yet to find anything else on them either. Cason was in Orange County by 1810 as he appears on that census. Cason was married to Mary Polly Rogers. This is where the Rogers name comes from in the Capps family. Three of Cason's sons had the middle name of Rogers.) submitted by Terry Davis

> Mary Polly Rogers father was Captain "Billy" William Rogers b. 1740's; d. 8/28/1782 in NC after being wounded in a Revolutionary War skirmish. His wife was Elleada McNeeley. I have no info on William Rogers or Elleada's ancestors.

The origins of Henry Capps who married Anna Fly are somewhat of a mystery. He is not mentioned in the Cason Capps will. He was in Middle Tennessee with Wm. Rogers Capps and married Lucy Fly's sister Anna Fly. He may have been a cousin of William, may have been an adopted brother, or maybe was Cason's son and was not held in favor by Cason. Anyway, he was a neighbor of THE Davy Crockett in Gibson Co., TN. He is listed next to Davy in the 1830 census.

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Cason Capps's Timeline

1763
1763
Hillsborough, Orange County, North Carolina
1794
1794
1796
February 14, 1796
North Carolina, United States
1798
1798
1799
1799
1803
1803
in present day Alamance Co, Orange, TN
1805
February 10, 1805
(Present day Alamance County), Orange County, North Carolina, United States
1833
November 2, 1833
Age 70
Orange County, North Carolina, United States