Person:John Caperton (4)

John Caperton
b.Abt. 1725 Ireland
m. ABT 1750
  1. Hugh CapertonABT 1751 - ABT 1816
  2. Adam Caperton1753 - 1782
  3. Sarah CapertonABT 1755 -
  4. Mary CapertonABT 1757 -
  5. Nancy CapertonABT 1760 -
  6. Elizabeth CapertonABT 1763 -
  7. William CapertonABT 1766 -
  8. James Alexander CapertonABT 1770 -
Facts and Events
Name John Caperton
Alt Name John Capbritton
Gender Male
Birth? Abt. 1725 Ireland
Marriage ABT 1750 Augusta County, Virginiato Mary 'Polly' Thompson
Death? Abt. 1778 Hans Creek, Monroe County, Virginia

John Caperton (Capbritton) was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia


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Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA


John and Mary (Thompson) Caperton's land (Beverley Manor NE-Middle, 115 acres, apparently acquired from Adam Thompson, the probable father of Mary Thompson, sometime between 1750 (the marriage date of John and Mary) and 1759, when the land was sold to Henry Wilson) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009.

Acquisition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • John Caperton received a patent of 275 acres "between Shanandore and Picked Mountain" on 2 June 1760, as listed in the records of disposition, below.

Disposition of Land from Chalkley's:

  • Page 149.--15th August, 1759. John Caperton and Mary, yeoman, to Henry Wilson, £25, 115 acres on a branch of Christian's Creek in Beverley Manor; corner James Caldwell. Teste: James Allen. (Note: this land record provides a circumstantial link to Adam Thompson, who had previously acquired this land (shown on the J.R. Hildebrand Map above) from Moses Thompson in 1744. Adam Thompson must have conveyed this 115-acre tract to John Caperton, who (according to tradition) married Adam's daughter Mary 'Polly' Thompson, most likely sometime after John Caperton and Mary Thompson's marriage in 1750. It should be noted that there is no record of this transaction in Chalkley's records, but John and Mary (Thompson) Caperton obviously received title from Adam Thompson to this 115-acre tract prior to the sale to Henry Wilson in 1759).
  • Page 2.--18th November, 1760. John Capbritton and Mary to Christian Dedor (signed Caperton), £15, 275 acres between Shanandore and Picked Mountain, patented to John, 2d June, 1760; cor. to survey of Peter Sellars Delivered: Andrew Lewis, 11th July, 1785.

Records of John Caperton in Augusta County, VA

From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:

  • Page 447.--6th December, 1753. Sale bill of Nicholas Trout's estate to, viz: Jno. Love, Jno. Hales, Patrick Wilson, Jno. Walles, Valentine Pence, Wm. Logan, Gasper Faught, Jacob Sink, Andw. Faught, Evan Evans, Pat. Kinney, widow Trout, Nicholas Millberry, Thos. Crawford, Geo. Trout, Jno. Craig. Setttlement of above estate by Geo. Trout, administrator, recorded 21st May, 1766--Cash paid for liquor at the vendue, 5 gallons at 3/; cash paid for liquor at a grubbing frolick, 6 quarts at 9 per quart, £0.5.6.; cash paid for 6 quarts liquor at the funeral, £0.4.6.; paid Teter Couts, Bernard Man. Contra--Received from John Capebritton.

Information on John Caperton

D: I205322
Name: Mary 'Polly' Thompson
Given Name: Mary 'Polly'
Surname: Thompson
Sex: F
Birth: Abt 1725 in Ireland
Death: in Y
_UID: 327EA1CA89C04C8E805E60C77D3010787805

Father: Adam Thompson b: Bef 1705
Mother: Elizabeth
Marriage 1 John Caperton b: Abt 1725 in Ireland
Married: Abt 1750 in Augusta County, Virginia
Hugh Caperton b: Abt 1751 in Christian Creek, Augusta County, Virginia
Adam Caperton b: 12 Feb 1753 in Augusta County, Virginia
Sarah Caperton b: Abt 1755 in Augusta County, Virginia
Mary Caperton b: Abt 1757 in Augusta County, Virginia
Nancy Caperton b: Abt 1760 in Augusta County, Virginia
Elizabeth Caperton b: Abt 1763 in Augusta County, Virginia
William Caperton b: Abt 1766 in Augusta County, Virginia
James Alexander Caperton b: Abt 1770