Rebecca Capps

October 1814–1901 (Age 86)
Union, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary 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 Capps, 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

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819
Age 5
With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1835 · The Hermitage is Built
Age 21
The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
Age 32
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Capp .2 Respelling of German Kappus , a metonymic occupational name for a cabbage grower.

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

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Sources (8)

  • Rebecca Shelton in household of Henry J Shelton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rebecca Shelton in household of Henry J Shelton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Rebecca Shelton in household of Henry J Shelton, "United States Census, 1860"

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