Oliver Capen

14 October 1804–23 October 1865 (Age 61)
Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Oliver

When Oliver Capen was born on 14 October 1804, in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Nathaniel Capen, was 38 and his mother, Submit Bullard, was 44. He married Sarah Ann Whiting on 28 November 1828, in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 23 October 1865, in Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Village Cemetery, Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.

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Oliver Capen
Sarah Ann Whiting
Marriage: 28 November 1828
Calvin W. Capen
Oliver Whiting Capen
Elizabeth Fuller Capen

Spouse and Children

28 November 1828
Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States


    Calvin W. Capen


    Elizabeth Fuller Capen


    Oliver Whiting Capen


Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 4

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 8

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

Age 17

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

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)

  • Oliver Capen, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Oliver Capen, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Oliver Capen, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"

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