Luman Whitcomb Capen

13 September 1807–24 December 1883 (Age 76)
Skaneateles Onondaga, New York, United States

The Life of Luman Whitcomb

When Luman Whitcomb Capen was born on 13 September 1807, his father, John Capen, was 42 and his mother, Rhoda Thompson, was 31. He married Sibyl Hoskins on 17 March 1831. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Springport, Cayuga, New York, United States for about 15 years and Bloomington, McLean, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 24 December 1883, at the age of 76, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Bloomington City Township, McLean, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Luman Whitcomb Capen
1807–1883
Sibyl Hoskins
1802–1842
Marriage: 17 March 1831
Henry Capen
1832–1906
Mary Elizabeth Capen
1837–1849

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 March 1831
Seneca Falls, New York, United States
children

(2)

    Henry Capen

    Male1832–1906Male

    Mary Elizabeth Capen

    Female1837–1849Female

Parents and Siblings

    John Capen

    Male1765–1849Male

    Rhoda Thompson

    Female1776–1849Female

siblings

(6)

    Persis Capen

    Female1795–1865Female

    Cyrus Capen

    Male1798–1876Male

    Laura Capen

    Female1804–1877Female

    Male1807–1883Male

    Sally Celina Capen

    Female1812–1841Female

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1808

Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812

Age 5

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 20

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

Name Meaning

Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Köppen, a variant of Kopp .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Luman Capen, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Luman Capern, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Luman Capen, "New York State Census, 1855"

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