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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Family Time Line

Oliver Capen
1804–1865
Sarah Ann Whiting
1808–1888
Marriage: 28 November 1828
Calvin W. Capen
1833–1915
Oliver Whiting Capen
1836–1915
Elizabeth Fuller Capen
1836–1910

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 November 1828
Dedham, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
children

(3)

    Calvin W. Capen

    Male1833–1915Male

    Elizabeth Fuller Capen

    Female1836–1910Female

    Oliver Whiting Capen

    Male1836–1915Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (7)

1808

Age 4

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812

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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