Luman Whitcomb Capen

Male13 September 1807–24 December 1883

Brief Life History of Luman Whitcomb

When Luman Whitcomb Capen was born on 13 September 1807, in Skaneateles, Onondaga, New York, United States, his father, John Capen, was 42 and his mother, Rhoda Thompson, was 31. He married Sibyl Hoskins on 17 March 1831, in Seneca Falls, Seneca, New York, United States. 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. He died on 24 December 1883, in Bloomington, McLean, Illinois, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in The Bloomington Cemetery, Bloomington, McLean, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Luman Whitcomb Capen
Eliza Munger
Marriage: 20 February 1844
Charles Laban Capen
Harriet Eliza Capen
Lillias Celina Capen
James Seymour Capen
Clarence Seward Capen
Jerome Elmer Capen

Sources (10)

  • Luman Capen, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Luman W Capen in entry for Joseph Townsend and Harriet E Capen Allen, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Luman W. Capen in entry for James Seymore Capen, "Florida Deaths, 1877-1939"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 February 1844Auburn, Cayuga, New York, United States
  • Children (6)

    +1 More Child

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +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.


    Age 22

    Oldest grave seen in memorials list

    Name Meaning

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

    English (London): variant of Capon .

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

    Possible Related Names

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