Rebecca Capps

Brief Life History of Rebecca

When Rebecca Capps was born in October 1814, in Union, Tennessee, United States, her father, Josiah Syer Capps, was 21 and her mother, Celia, was 21. She married Henry J. Shelton on 2 March 1835, in Hardin, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Lejunior, Harlan, Kentucky, United States in 1860. She died in 1901, in Hardin, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 87.

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Henry J. Shelton
Rebecca Capps
Marriage: 2 March 1835
Sylvester H. Shelton

Sources (8)

  • Rebecca Shelton in household of Henry J Shelton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rebecca Capps, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Rebecca Shelton in household of Henry J Shelton, "United States Census, 1870"

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World Events (8)

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1835 · The Hermitage is Built

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U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Capp with plural or post-medieval excrescent -s.

Americanized form of German Kapps .

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

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