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William T. Arrant

Research needed, Union Parish, Louisiana Marriage Records:
William T. Arant & Ida Spillers on December 12, 1898

William Arant

Note: It is unclear if this is the same William Arant.
1810 Tax Digest of Lincoln County, Georgia
Wm Arant [only 1 "r"]
[3 properties are listed]
Slaves: 1
Acres: 322 Acres: 62.5 Acres: 202.5
Adjoining whom: Turner Adjoining whom: Turner County: N11 17th BC [land lottery lot]
Water: Soak Ck Water: Soap Ck Dollars/Cents: 1 and 99 3/4
County: Lincoln County: Lincoln

Note: William Arant moved to Tennessee as a young man and married. He was a widower when the War of 1812 began and enlisted with his friend, Simmons. Simmons died in the war, so William married Simmon's widow, who was the daughter of Neal Thompson, a wealthy land owner. About 1830 the Arants and the Thompsons moved to Tazwell County, Illinois.

Eleanor Gertrude Arrant

Possible spelling: Elander Gertrude Arrant.

Jefferson Davis Arrant

In 1920 J. D. Arrant is 58 years-old and living in Precnct 2, Panda, Texas.

Mrs. Sallie Hayes

Note: A Sallie was married to Luther Hayes.

Martin Batte Lee

Photo submitted by Hank Johns.

Moved to Wilcox County, Alabama in the late 1820's. (see Land Patents)

It is also believed that these Land Patents belonged to Martin Batte Lee:
LEE, MARTIN AL Lowndes 11/14/1833 Cahaba 11483 AL0350__.398
LEE, MARTIN AL Wilcox 6/12/1834 Cahaba 12304 AL0370__.215
LEE, MARTIN AL Lowndes 6/12/1834 Cahaba 12305 AL0370__.216
LEE, MARTIN AL Lowndes 9/12/1835 Cahaba 13498 AL0390__.412
LEE, MARTIN AL Lowndes 10/1/1835 Cahaba 19757 AL0520__.452
LEE, MARTIN AL Lowndes 10/15/1835 Cahaba 20576 AL0540__.259
LEE, MARTIN AL Lowndes 4/10/1837 Cahaba 21135 AL0550__.316
LEE, MARTIN AL Lowndes 5/20/1837 Cahaba 26862 AL1650__.494

Martin moved his family to Union Parish, Louisiana by 1850.

Land Patents for Martin Batte Lee:
Document Numbers Document Nr.: 13974 Accession/Serial Nr.: LA1140__.352 BLM Serial Nr.: LA NO S/N
8/10/1858 160.8 acres
AliquotParts Sec./Block Township Range Fract.Section Meridian State Counties
SWSW 2/ 21-N 1-E No Louisiana LA Union
SESE 3/ 21-N 1-E No Louisiana LA Union
W½SE 3/ 21-N 1-E No Louisiana LA Union

Document Numbers Document Nr.: 17626 Accession/Serial Nr.: LA1170__.230 BLM Serial Nr.: LA NO S/N
7/1/1859 120.64 acres
NENE 3/ 21-N 1-E No Louisiana LA Union
SWNE 3/ 21-N 1-E No Louisiana LA Union
NWNW 2/ 21-N 1-E No Louisiana LA Union

"List of Registered Names in Union Parish La
Filed Sept 6th 1867
J. M. Reid, Clerk"
Page 2:
55. Martin B. Lee

Martin Batte Lee Bible, Union Parish, LA submitted by: Hank Johns
Martin Batte LEE, bible Contributed by: Henry LeRoy "Hank" JOHNS III, North Little Rock, Arkansas (The best I can tell, this bible was printed in 1877. It is 4 inches thick, 12 inches tall and 10 inches wide. It weighs about 10 pounds. It appears to be a display bible. The initials of M. B. LEE are engraved on the front cover in gold printing. On the inside cover, is documented, how the bible was passed down through our family.) Belonged to Martin Batte Lee, great grandfather of May B. Lee (Wooten) by her father John Martin Lee - ? (unreadable) in ? (unreadable) (unreadable) the to me. To Anna Wooten Slagle on her 64th birthday from Mother, M.B. Lee Wooten, April 23, 1967. To Anna Wooten Johns on her 22nd birthday from "Nana", Anna Wooten Slagle, September 14, 1976. To "Hank" (Henry LeRoy Johns, III), I want to pass on to you this special family Bible in appreciation of your genealogical research. It belonged to Martin Batte Lee. Love, Your baby sister, Anna Wooten Johns Parent, Easter, 1997.

MARRIAGES Martin Batte Lee to Lavincy Albritton
His son John Martin Lee Sr. to Mary Jane Taylor (Windes) Feb 6, 1849
His son John Martin Lee Jr. to Vada Burch Nov -19- 1872 in La.
Their son Wm Burch Lee to Irene Drake Nov 4th 1908 Minden La
J. M. Lee & Vada Burch's daughters Anna Lee to Hillyer Ralston Speed. Apr 19, 1898 Monroe, La. "" " "" " "" "" May Burch Lee to James Roche (Roach) Wooten. Feb 11, 1902 New Orleans, La

BIRTHS May Burch Lee Wooten B. Feb 9, 1881 in La
James Roach Wooten B. Mar 4, 1877 in Ga.

Ch: Anna Lee Wooten B. Apr 23, 1903 in Ga.
John Lee Wooten B. Nov 21, 1905 in La.
Maria Brooking Wooten B. Nov 5. 1911 in La.

DEATHS James Roach Wooten Died March 8, 1951 in La
May Burch Lee Wooten
John Lee Wooten died June 13, 1960
(Pasted on the page after the Death records is a newspaper obit for Mrs. Vada Burch Lee) FUNERAL IS HELD FOR PROMINENT MONROE WOMAN Services Conducted At Speed Home; Burial In City Cemetery.
The funeral of Mrs. Vada Burch Lee, 80, widow of John Martin Lee, member of a distinguished southern family and prominent for many years in Monroe, who died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H. R. Speed, 110 Pine street, early Sunday, (written in ink in the margin: March 8, 1936), was held at the residence Monday at 3 p.m. Rev. L. T. Hastings, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiated. Internment was made in the old city cemetery.

Mrs. Lee, despite her advanced age, had been active up to last Thursday, when she was suddenly stricken with paralysis. Mrs. Lee was the widow of John Martin Lee, who, at the time of his death in 1908 was general land agent of the Southern Pacific railroad. Born in Georgia The family of Mrs. Lee was prominent in the War Between the States. It was of Georgia origin. She was born in Lagrange, Ga., May 8, 1855, the daughter of Dr. Richard Burch and Letitia Sale Burch. Doctor Burch was cavalry officer in the Confederate army and after the war he came to Louisiana, expecting to escape the turmoil attending the reconstruction period. Instead, he found the situation in this state more tumultuous than in Georgia. He located at Farmerville, then a center of the cotton shipping industry, and he became prominent in north Louisiana as a physician. The year after he came to this state, his daughter, Vada, married John Martin Lee on Nov 19, 1872 at the age of 17. It was then the post-war period of railroad expansion in the south, and Mr. Lee, member of a leading family of the state, became identified with the land department of the Southern Pacific, with headquarters in New Orleans. He continued in that position until his death in 1908 when Mrs. Lee removed to Monroe to reside.

Mrs. Lee was a woman noted for her wide intellectual attainments and devoted herself to the cultural things of life. She was deeply interested in civic beautification and gave much time to civic and charitable efforts. She also was an outstanding member of the First Baptist church.

Flowers Her Hobby
Flowers with Mrs. Lee were a great hobby and she spent many hours daily with her favorite plants in the garden of her daughter, which is one of the most beautiful in the city.

One son, Capt. Thompson Wood Lee, a veteran of the Spanish-American war, died Sept 12, 1898, and the United States War Veterans' post here bears his name.

Three children of Mrs. Lee survive. They are Mrs. H. R. Speed and Mrs. J. R. Wooten, both of Monroe, and William Burch Lee of Shreveport. Surviving grandchildren are Mrs. T. O. Bancroft, Mrs. E. T. Lamkin, John Lee Wooten and Mrs. Elmer Slagle, all of Monroe; William Burch Lee, Jr., Felix Drake Lee and Elizabeth Lee, all of Shreveport, and Mrs. Melville C. Vaughan of Lawrenceville, Ill, Eleven great-grandchildren also survive. The pallbearers were: William Burch Lee, Jr., and Felix Drake Lee of Shreveport and John Lee Wooten of Monroe, Mrs. Lee's grandsons; T.O. Bancroft, Elmer Slagle and E. T. Lamkin of Monroe, her grandsons-in-law; and A.D. Turnage of Farmerville and Robert C. Webb of Delta Point, her nephews by marriage. (end of newpaper obit)

(Hand written, besides the above newspaper obit, is the below statement written by May Burch Lee Wooten, great grand daughter of Martin Batte Lee) "(Today July 2d, 1936 as I place this newspaper clipping in this book I shall "Hand down" to my grandchildren as it was given to me by my grandfather John Martin Lee Sr. I ponder which of them will treasure this book as I have because it was bought by my great grandfather Martin Batte Lee who was born in Virginia 1798. May Burch Lee Wooten)"

"Martin Batte Lee as remembered by his grand daughter-in-law Vada B. Lee - was a tall slender man with kind brown eyes, reserved, gentle dignified- a deacon in the Baptist Church- He had only one son John Martin Lee Sr. John M to remember as a bright and shinning star in the home where I spent many happy hours - Because I was interested in all he had to say of his Lee family and because I had the same initials this book came to me. M.L.W." (end of bible entries)

Liberty Hill Primitaive Baptist Church, Union, Louisiana, submitted by: Tim Hudson, edited by Barbara J. Frost

Records of Liberty Hill Primitive Baptist Church, Union Parish Louisiana

Location: Liberty Hill Church adjoins the Taylor/Liberty Hill Cemetery, located near Bayou de'Loutre, seven miles northeast of Farmerville off Louisiana Highway 33 from Farmerville to Marion, in the northwest quarter of Section 12, Township 21 North, Range 1 East.

What are Primitive Baptists?
In the early 1800s, an issue developed among the Baptist denomination concerning “missions” and benevolent organizations - should the churches support them or not? Baptist pioneers from the Carolinas and Georgia brought this matter into Alabama, neither group had patience with the other's views. Some churches displayed openly anti- or pro-mission, others attempted to evade the issue. The anti-mission Baptists began to split from the missionaries during the 1830s, and became known as Old-School, Hardshell, New Tests, or more formally, Primitive Baptists. Many Alabama Baptist churches with anti-mission beliefs withdrew from the associations to which they belonged and formed new Primitive Baptist Associations. Further issues developed, and before long there were significant doctrinal differences between the Missionary (later Southern) Baptists and the Primitive Baptists.

Background on Liberty Hill Church:
Liberty Hill Primitive Baptist Church, originally called Pleasant Hill Baptist Church,formed soon after Colonel Matthew Wood and his son-in-law, John Taylor, arrived in eastern Union Parish Louisiana from Lowndes County Alabama in early February 1837. The Taylors belonged to an anti-missionary Baptists in Butler County Alabama, and apparently John Taylor helped establish a hardshell Baptist Church near his home some six or seven miles east of what is now Farmerville. In the latter 1840s, Pleasant Hill Church purchased land from Henry P. Anderson. The church's new property adjoined John Taylor's plantation, and the church soon erected a building next to Taylor's family graveyard. This community graveyard is one of the oldest in Union Parish and is known as the Taylor/Liberty Hill Cemetery.

In the early 1840s, many of Taylor's siblings joined him in eastern Union Parish, and most of them are believed to become members at Liberty Hill Church. In particular, Taylor's older brother, Baptist preacher Elder James Taylor, may have served the church as paster prior to his death in 1852.

We do know that by the 1890s, Liberty Hill Church had joined the South Ouachita Primitive Baptist Association, an organization that included churches in north Louisiana and southern Arkansas.

In the latter 1930s as Union Parish geared up for its centennial celebration, many of the older residents were interviewed for the centennial issue of the Farmerville "Gazette". An article claims that Liberty Hill Church had existed prior to 1830. I seriously doubt this claim. ... no record of any settlers in the Bayou d'Loutre region in which Liberty Hill is located prior to 1836. There is not even a record of any Baptist Churches in original Ouachita Parish prior to the latter 1820s, just a few years after the earliest recorded Baptist sermon was preached there in 1819 or 1820. ...evidence points to Liberty Hill Church's formation as occurring about 1837...

Destruction of the Church & Associational Minutes:
Numerous members of my family have had close associations with Liberty Hill Church since those early years. In particular, my relatives Henry B. T. Goyne and his wife Mary Ann Murray Goyne joined the church in the 1870s. Their daughter Susannah J. Goyne and son-in-law John Thomas Hudson apparently joined in the 1880s, and Hudson served as church clerk during the 1890s and early 1900s. Most of John and Susan's family belonged to the church, including their eldest son Charles Henry Hudson (1873-1959). Seven of Charlie Hudson's eight children belonged to Liberty Hill, and his grandson Woodrow W. Hudson, Jr. (my father) has served as pastor of the church since 1961.

During the 1930s and early 1940s, my great-uncle Charles Henry Hudson,Jr. (called "June" or "Bud" by the family) served Liberty Hill Church as church clerk, and he also served as the clerk of the South Ouachita Association in the early 1940s. His wife Vivian Love had died followingthe birth of their only child in 1938, and he had moved back in with his parents. Thus, Uncle Bud had both the church and the association minutes at the home of his parents, Charlie and Docia Ward Hudson, during this period. Tragically, the Hudson home burned in 1945, destroying all its contents, including the minutes.

For some unknown reason, the book recording the church minutes from the period 1870 - 1877 were in someone else's possession in 1945, as they survived the 1945 fire that destroyed the majority of the minutes.

A Few 1870s Members of Liberty Hill Primitive Baptist Church, that includes Martin Batte Lee:

The minutes abstracted reveal the names of only a few members of the church in during the 1870s. Unfortunately, the majority of the membership, especially female members, were rarely mentioned in the minutes other than when they joined or requested dismissal. The few names below constitute only a fraction of those who belonged to the church during this time. Between 1890 and 1920, the church had between 30 and 40 members.

A few of the people mentioned in the surviving minutes as members of Liberty Hill Primitive Baptist Church during the 1870s:
Elder Henry Archer - pastor of the church in the 1870s
J. H. Patterson - clerk of the church in the 1870s
Martin Batte Lee
Enoch Richard Albritton
Mr. Osburn (listed in the minutes as "colored")
Riley Agerton
Henry B. T. Goyne
J. L. Taylor
Catherine Taylor Rabun
Sarah Taylor
..., many others.

Records from later years prove that many Pattersons, Taylors, Albrittons, Scarboroughs, and Hudsons also belonged during this time period.

The Surviving Minutes:
As standard for Baptist churches, Liberty Hill Church in the 1870s held services one weekend per month, with preaching on both Saturday and Sunday. After preaching on Saturday, the church held conference, presided over by a moderator, ordinarily the preacher.

The standard format of the minutes is:
"After worship the Church went in conference.
1. Invited visited Brethren and Sisters to seat with us.
2. Open the doors of the church for the reception of members.
3. Inquired for the health of the church and peace.
4. Inquired for reference.
5. Called for misc. business.
Done by the order of the church in conference. Elder H. Archer, Mod., J. H. Patterson, Clk."

The minutes begin with the conference held on Saturday, 26 February 1870, and run through the conference held on Saturday, 23 June 1877 (with a few omissions). Throughout this period, Elder Henry Archer served Liberty Hill Church as pastor, and J. H. Patterson as church clerk, and as such their names are recorded each month.

Abstracts of the Liberty Hill Church Minutes, 1870 - 1877 that include Martin B. Lee:

21 May 1870
"5. Misc. Business. Move and second the church appoint delegates to the district meeting to be held at New Hope Church, Louisiana - which will convene Friday before the Second Sunday in July. Delegated Brethren M. B. Lee, Bro. J. H. Patterson."

29 Aug 1870
"5. Misc. business - By move and second, the church went into the choice of delegates to the Association, and chose Brethren M. B. Lee, H. Archer, J. H. Patterson, and M. Armstrong in case of absence.

Done by order of the church in conference. Elder R. Roler, Mod. J. H. Patterson, Clk."

24 June 1871
"4. Inquired for reference. And by motion and second, the church went into the choice of her delegates to the District meeting to be held with Good Hope Church commencing on Friday before the first Sunday in August. She chose Elder H. Archer, M. B. Lee, J. H. Patterson, and J. L. Tugwell in case of absence."

22 July 1871
"5. Inquired for misc. business. By motion and second, the church took up the case of Bro. Osburn in relative to his preaching. The Church has silenced him from preaching."

29 Aug 1871
"5. Called for misc. business. By motion and second the church appointed a committee of three to cite Bro. Osburn to appearance before the church - The committee M. B. Lee, J. H. Patterson, J. M. Armestrong."

23 Sept 1871
"4. Reference. There being a letter to the Association, the letter was read and adopted. The committee reported and Bro. Osburn (colored) is presence. By motion the church took up the case of Bro. Osburn for doctrine, for cursing, and whoremonger. By motion and second the church took the vote on Bro. Osburn's case. The church declared nonfellowship for him for whoremonger, for doctrine, and for cursing.

24 May 1873
"5. Inquired for misc. business. By motion and second the church requested the rules of decorum be read at our next conference. By motion and second the church went into the choice of her delegates to the District meeting which terminated in the choice of Elder H. Archer, M. B. Lee, F. M. Armstrong, and J. H. Patterson, alternate."

29 Aug 1873
"5. Inquired for misc. business. By motion and second, the church went into the choice of her delegates to the Association and determined in the choice of Brethren M. B. Lee, H. Archer, F. M. Armstrong, and J. H. Patterson, alternate.

21 Aug 1875
"2. Opened the doors of the church for the reception of members. By motion and second the church received Sister Mary Hester (Hicks?) by an experience of Grace...

25 Dec 1875
The format of the minutes during this conference was different, probably due to the absence of Elder Henry Archer. The moderator for this conference was Martin Batte Lee, who was then nearly seventy-eight years old:

"After worship the church met in conference.
1. Invited visiting Brethren to seats.
2. Inquired for peace and fellowship including acknowledgments.
3. Give opportunity for reception of members.
4. Call for reference.
5. Misc. Business.
M. B. Lee, Md. and J. H. Patterson, clerk."

21 May 1876
"5. Inquired for misc. business. By motion and second the church went into the choice of her delegates to the District meeting which terminated in the choice of H. Archer, M. B. Lee, J. H. Patterson, and F. M. Armstrong and alternate - J. L. Taylor."

This concludes the pre-1945 extant minutes of Liberty Hill Primitive Baptist Church.

Levincy Ann Albritton

Levincy's mother lived with them.

Martin Batte Lee Bible, Union Parish, LA submitted/contributed by: Henry LeRoy "Hank" JOHNS III, North Little Rock, Arkansas (The best I can tell, this bible was printed in 1877.)
MARRIAGES Martin Batte Lee to Lavincy Albritton

Samuel Caples Sr.

1850 Federal Census for Newton County, Mississippi:
Samuel Caples b. Maryland
Elizabeth Caples
Mary Caples
Samuel Jr.

On November 10, 1859 Samuel acquired 40.91 acres of land:
Aliquot Parts Sec.l/Block Township Range Fract. Section Meridian State County
SESE 4/ 6-N 10-E No Choctaw MS Newton
He was the only Caples to receive a land patent in the state of Mississippi.

1860 United States Census for Newton County Mississippi, Dwelling/Family: 351/366
Capels Samuel 81 M farmer 800 8000 Md Cannot read/write Elizabeth 35 F Ala Cannot read/write Emly 14 F Ms John 12 M Ms Branson 10 M Ms Hewey 8 M Ms Candassy 8 F Ms Caroline 6 F Ms Joseph 4 M Ms Susan 2 F Ms

Why records are hard to come by:
Newton County, Mississippi 2 February 1911; The Newton Record
Officers Brave the Blaze to Save Records - Contents of Circuit Clerk's and Superintendent's Offices Burn.
Tuesday night between the hour of 11 and midnight the Newton county court house at Decatur was destroyed by fire, together with the greater portion of the contents. Fortunately, most of the records in the chancery clerk's office, consisting of Land and trust deed books, etc., were saved, being stored in the vault, which was practically intact.
At the risk of his life, Sheriff C. M. Wells broke open a window and rushed into his office, and by the light of the blaze from the burning building, managed to save the tax records, which heroic deed will be worth a great deal to the county as well as to himself. In the circuit clerk's office, everything was burned including court dockets, minutes, registration books, poll books, marriage records, and various other valuable articles and court papers. The county superintendent of education met with the same fate, everything in his office, consisting of school records, etc., going up in the flames.
Chancery Clerk W. J. Leslie managed to get in his office and save a few valuables before the fire reached that part of the building, though it was dangerous to be in the building at that time. Surveyor Dansby sustained a loss amounting to about $75, having his instrument and other articles in the court house burned.
Hon. M. P. Foy, who had his law office in the building on the second floor, where all of his books were, met with a great loss, everything in his office being burned. His loss is reported to have been about $700 or more, with no insurance.
The origin of the fire is unknown but from all indications, it was the work of an incendiary. The weather had been warm for several days, and there had been no fire in the building that day. Some of the residents at Decatur left town not more than thirty minutes before the fire, and there was no blaze in the building at that time, and by the time they reached home the building was all ablaze. The fire started in the front portion of the building, about the stairway or little closets underneath, and was beyond control before anyone could reach the scene.
The county carried about $8,000 insurance on the building and contents. This court house was an old brick structure, built to replace a frame building which was burned in September, 1876, supposed to have been of incendiary origin. The brick structure was a plain two-story building, 40X60 feet, with office rooms on the first floor and court and jury rooms on the second floor, and had a flat metal roof. The contract for the erection of same was awarded to a Mr. Scully, of Meridian, for $7,000 and it was built in the spring of 1877. This was the fourth court house the county had, the first one being a log structure built in 1836.

Research needed, a possible brother:
February 19, 1880
Lincoln County, Tennessee - Pioneers, p.3 col. 6
Mrs. Mary Ann BRYAN, was born August 9th 1821, and was baptised in the Christian Church, 1838, by Branson CAPLES, was married the 27th of Nov. 1842, and died Feb. 10, 1880. She lived a devoted Christian.
Branson D. Caple b. abt 1800 <Virginia>, d. aft 1838 - bef Sept. 1839 in Marshall, Tenneessee. He married Mary Hopwood abt 1820 in Marshall, Tenneessee. They had the following children: William G. b. 1821 in Lincoln, TN, Branson D. b. 1823 in Lincoln, TN Nancy M. b. 1826 in Lincoln, TN, Willis H. b. 1827 in Lincoln, TN, David M. b. 1830 in Lincoln, TN, d. Sept., 13, 1862, Andrew Craig b. 1832 in Lincoln, TN, and Mary Malvina b. 1836 in Marshall, TN.

1880 United States Census for Lowell, Cherokee, Kansas; Family History Library Film 1254376, NA Film Number T9-0376, Page Number 497D
Name Relation Marital Gender Race Age BirthOccupation Father Mother
Andrew C. CAPLE Self M Male W 46 TN Miner VA TN
Eliza J. CAPLE Wife M Female W 40 IN Keeping House VA PA
Branson CAPLE Son S Male W 19 MO Miner TN IN
Amadie CAPLE Dau S Female W 16 MO At Home TN IN
Olive CAPLE Dau S Female W 13 MO At Home TN IN
Mary CAPLE Dau S Female W 12 MO At Home TN IN
Lucy CAPLE Dau S Female W 8 MO TN IN
Hugo CAPLE Son S Male W 7 MO TN IN
Bugger CAPLE Sister S Female W 2 MO TN IN

Possibly lived in Fayette County, Alabama in the 1830's.

In the 1850 & 1860 Census' there are still Caple(s) in the Fayette County, Alabama area:
1850 Census Index for Fayette County, Alabama
CAPLE, pages 63B-90B
1860 Census Index for Fayette County, Alabama
Caple, pages 310 - 441b - 468 - 480

No known connection, possible relatives - a brother?:
1. Apprentices of Virginia - 1623-1800, Page 39 - By Harold Gill, Source- Northampton Co. Orders 21, 1742-1748, page 330
Littleton Caples Northampton Co. VA
Master: Nehamiah Batson
Occ: Blacksmith; Beginning date 6/10/1746; Ending date 7/22/1760; Six: Male Race: White Age: 7. (This Littleton Caples would have been born about 1738, if he were 7 in 1745. Littleton would be 22 years old when his apprenticeship ended.)
If Littleton is the father of our Samuel Caples, he would have been 31 years old at the time of Sam's birth. In addition, our Samuel gave his children similar names as the Samuel Caples below: William, Samuel, John and Henry.

2. The following Samuel Caple/Caples named a child Littleton. The Littleton Caples above would have been 47 years old at the time of this Samuel's birth.
Samuel Caple Birth: About 1785 Of, , Fayette, Alabama
Wife: Susannah
1. William Caple Male Birth: About 1808 , , Tennessee
William Caples (born c1806) married Jemima MOORE (born 23 Mar 1804, died 23 Oct 1882, daughter of William Moore and Martha Lewis). They were the parents of William Lewis, Samuel Anderson, and James A.
2. Littleton Caple Male Birth: About 1810 , , Georgia Death: Before 1870 Big Springs, Clay, Mississippi
3. Samuel R Caple Male Birth: About 1812 Of, , Fayette, Alabama
4. Reuben J Caple Male Birth: About 1814 Of, , Fayette, Alabama
5. John H Caple Male Birth: About 1816 Of, , Fayette, Alabama
6. Henry Caple Male Birth: About 1818 Of, , Fayette, Alabama

See #2 on the list above:
Littleton Caple Birth: About 1810 , , Georgia Death: Before 1870 Big Springs, Clay, Mississippi
Mary A Hester Birth: 1810, Georgia Marriage: About 1833, Fayette, Alabama Death: About 1900 Jonesboro, Craighead, Arkansas
1. Samuel R Caple Male Birth: 1835 , Fayette, Alabama Death: 1862 Of, , Fayette, Alabama
Samuel R. Caples received two land patens in Lamar, Alabama. One on December 10, 1859 and the other on July 2, 1860. CAPLES, Samuel ~ Operated saloon, 1831 in Fayette County, Alabama.
2. Sarah A Caple Female Birth: 1837 , Fayette, Alabama
3. Reubin J Caple Male Birth: 1839 , Fayette, Alabama Death: 1871 Tullahoma, Coffee, Tennessee
4. William L Caple Male Birth: 1843 , Fayette, Alabama Death: 1862 , , Mississippi
5. John W Caple Male Birth: OCT 1845 , Fayette, Alabama Burial: Jonesboro, Craighead, Arkansas
6. Thomas Jefferson Caple Male Birth: JAN 1849 , Fayette, Alabama
7. James J Caple Male Birth: 1854 , Fayette, Alabama
8. Jeptha L Caple Male Birth: 28 SEP 1856 , Fayette, Alabama Death: 24 JAN 1920 Jonesboro, Craighead, Arkansas Burial: 1920 Jonesboro, Craighead, Arkansas

CAPLES, Littleton ~ Constable, 1846-1848. Littleton Caples received a land patent on April 15, 1848 in Fayette, Alabama. Karen Guidry has a handwritten paper from an ancestor that says the Caples family came from England. "Lit" Caples came to America and was a stowaway on a boat and that he stole a man's wife. (Father)?

Buttahatchie Association of Primitive Baptists, Location: About five miles north of Fayette, just off U.S. Highway 43
Christ at Harmony, Primitive Baptist Church". The church was established August 4, 1860. Charter members were David Duncan, Lucinda "Luca" Duncan, John W. Moore Nancy (Duncan) Moore , William F. Caples, Obediah Strickland, James A Caples, Cassinder Duncan, Jasper Duncan, Myrna Caples, Catherine Midcalf, William Malone, Grisham Tailir (Taylor?). Member Churches & Their Delegates, October 1853
Church County Delegates
Hopewell Church, Fayette County, Alabama, W. CAPLES
CAPLES, W.L., 25 Nov 1829 - 6 May 1910. CAPLES, William ~ Original settler living in Fayetteville, 1838
CAPLES, M.A. (wife of W.L. Caples), 14 Dec 1835 - 22 Aug 1888
CAPLES, Etta I. (dau. of W.L. & W.A. Caples), 15 July 1871 - 20 Oct 1875
CAPLES, Marrya, 22 Jun 1880 - 8 Nov 1881. CAPLES, Myrma ~ Charter member of Harmony Church (Lee Beat), 1861.
CAPLES, James A. ~ Charter member of Harmony Church (Lee Beat), 1861.
CAPLES, W.M. ~ Charter member of Harmony Church (Lee Beat), 1861.

4. John Caples received three land patents in Webster Parish, Louisiana. Two on September 15, 1854 and one on October 1, 1860.
5. No Caples recieved a land grant in Texas.

Sumter County, SOUTH CAROLINA: 1850 Census
CAPLE 331A-389A-389B

Samuel Caples Jr.

Research needed to deterimine if these individuals are family members:
Caple, John H. MS 41st Infantry Regiment G
Caples, Henry MS 4th Cavalry Regiment H
Caples, Reuben J. MS 41st Infantry Regiment G
Caples, Samuel R. MS 41st Infantry Regiment G
Caples, W. L. MS 41st Infantry Regiment G

James B. Caples

Research needed:
James B. Caples would have been about eleven years old in 1860, yet he does not show up with his family in that census, see his father. His brother Harmon Carolinus also does not show up, so it may mean nothering.

Research needed, no known connection: This is also the name of my g grandfather. he died when i was 8 in 1962, his father was james burton caples and they were from mississippi. james was on trial for the murder of sam elliot around 1879."

Research needed to established if there is a connection:
1880 United States Census for West Point, Clay, Mississippi
Family History Library Film 1254645, NA Film Number T9-0645, Page Number 335C
Name Relation Marital Gender Race Age Birth Occupation Father Mother
J. C. BONNER Self M Male W 60 SC Banker SC SC
Margret BONNER Wife M Female W 40 AL Keeping House NC NC
Maudine BONNER Dau S Female W 19 AL At Home SC AL
Ella BONNER Dau Female W 14 AL At School SC AL
Tommie BONNER Son S Male W 12 AL At School SC AL
Eliza LANG Other Female MU 45 AL Cooking AL AL
Ike CALVERT Other M Male B 65 SC Farm Hand VA VA
Joe LOCK Other S Male B 12 MS House Boy AL AL
J. C. CLARK Other M Male W 28 AL Farmer AL AL
J. B. CAPLES Other M Male W 36 AL Farmer AL AL
Armstead COLEMAN Other S Male B 23 MS Farmer VA VA
John ONIN Other S Male B 24 SC Farmer SC SC
Robert JORDAN Other M Male B 23 GA Farmer GA GA

William Caples

William was three years old when the 1870 cenus was taken in Mississippi.

Alfred Buford Caples

Alfred was 6 years old at the time of the 1870 census in Mississippi.

1920 United States Census for Police Jury Ward 8, Ouachita Parish Louisiana
Alford Caples 56 1863 Mississippi
Sam Caples 26 1993 Mississippi

1930 United States Census for Ward 1, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana
41 Alfred Caples Head M W MS VA AL
42 Angie Caples Wife F W MS MS MS

In 1920 Alfred and his son Sam are living in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana.
In 1930 Alfred's nephew, Curt Caples and his family are also living in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana.

Another piece of history says that Alfred Caples donated land for a cemetery to the Liberty Grove Church of God [located on Marion Sims Road, south of Caples Road or North of Hwy 34, Ouachita Parish, Louisiana]. About 13 family members are buried here.

Alfred came to be known as Doc Caples because he learned to treat various farm animals and was called upon by the local community for his services.

Alfred's grandson, Carnie Caples, stated that the family was told, Alfred found his "pot of gold" while still living in Mississippi. He purchased 20 mules and migrated to Ouachita Parish, Louisiana and bought a few acres of land.

Research needed, no known connection:
Tax Lists: Resident, 1883, Winn Parish, Louisiana
Caples, B.
Caples, J. F.

Cornelia Angeline Bell

Some have her listed as the daughter of GEORGE MCGREW and UNK HENDRIX.

Angie was wheelchair bound later in life. She was known to be a very jealous woman and it rub off on some of her children.