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
Sibyl Hoskins
Marriage: 17 March 1831
Henry Capen
Mary Elizabeth Capen

Spouse and Children

17 March 1831
Seneca Falls, New York, United States


    Henry Capen


    Mary Elizabeth Capen


Parents and Siblings

    John Capen


    Rhoda Thompson




    Persis Capen


    Cyrus Capen


    Laura Capen



    Sally Celina Capen


+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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.

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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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