Mary Caperton

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Caperton was born in 1801, in Richmond, Madison, Louisiana, United States, her father, James Caperton, was 32 and her mother, Sarah Wells, was 32. She married Cordey Nicholson on 22 December 1813, in Williamson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Williamson, Tennessee, United States for about 10 years and District 11, Grainger, Tennessee, United States in 1870. She died on 9 September 1871, at the age of 70.

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Cordey Nicholson
Mary Caperton
Marriage: 22 December 1813
Isaac C. Nicholson
Mary Elizabeth Nicholson
Evelina Nicholson
Susan Nicholson
Wilson L. Nicholson
Sarah J. Nicholson
Matilda Nicholson

Sources (14)

  • Mary Nicholson, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Polly Caperton, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Mary Nicholson in household of Cordy Nicholson, "United States Census, 1860"

World Events (8)


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

1807 · Louisiana is Divided into 19 Parishes

Louisiana was divided into 19 parishes (rather than counties or boroughs) on March 31, 1807. Currently, there are 64 parishes in Louisiana.

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Capton in Devon, recorded in 1278 as Capieton, a late placename formation meaning ‘estate (from Old English tūn) of a man called Capia’. This surname is now rare in Britain.

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

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