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CAPPER GENEALOGY REPORT
FROM OHIO TO FAYETTE COUNTY, IOWA
JANE CAPPER MARRIED  
WILLIAM DAVID THOMPSON

 

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....Zachariah Thompson and Priscilla Albaugh came to Brush Creek or Arlington, Fayette County, Iowa, in 1865, following the lead of sons Samuel and Morris J.  who pioneered in the Taylorville/Brush Creek area in 1854. Sons William and Alex would soon remove to Fayette County .   The Thompson's were a true pioneer family in the southeast corner and central part of Fayette County, Iowa, in the early 1850's,  and in Harrison/Carroll County, Ohio in the 1820's.  All of  the other Thompson children would migrate to Fayette County, Iowa, and many descendents would move as pioneer farmers to the west as land opened up in the 1870's through the 1890's.
 .....Priscilla Albaugh (1805-1879) would meet and marry Zachariah C. Thompson (1796-1880) on January 15, 1822, in New Rumley Twp., Harrison Co., Ohio. The Thompson's were of Scottish background, having immigrated to American as part of the Scotch-Irish movement in the early 1700's. The Thompson Story will be told on another page.  Zach Thompson had migrated at the age of 21 from Maryland to Harrison Co., Ohio, in 1817.  Zach and Priscilla would farm and have ten children in Harrison Co., Ohio. In 1854, two of their children Samuel and Morris Jackson Thompson would migrate and be very early settlers near Taylorsville, three miles to the N,NW of Brush Creek (later Arlington), Iowa.   Brush Creek however, would soon become the dominate village in the area for the Thompson Clan.  Other children would also migrate to Brush Creek with their siblings. 
....Samuel (my gggrandfather) would die on the way back to Ohio in 1865, perhaps to get the parents, and be buried in Allen Cemetery in Harrison Co. Thus in 1865, Zach C, age 69, and Priscilla, age 60, would buy 120 acres of a government tract on the very southern edge of the tiny pioneer village of Brush Creek (the history of Brush Creek/Arlington is on other pages} and farm their until their deaths fifteen years later. The farm land was tall and wet grass prairie, located to the SE of the Six Corner Intersection at the south edge of Brush Creek. The old Mission Trail from Dubuque to Ft. Atkinson ran on the western edge of their land. Son Morris J. was farming two miles to the west of Brush Creek.  Son Samuel had been farming in the Grannis Canyon area six miles to the north, and apparently (my gggrandmother) Samuel's wife Martha Sherman Thompson, with six children (ages 1-10) were still on that farm when Zach and Priscilla arrived from Ohio, in 1865. At least some of Samuel's and Martha's children were taken in by Morris J.  Martha would go on the marry M.E. Little, a Brush Creek farmer and cooper a couple of miles NW of town.
....Thus the Thompson/Albuagh Clan connection to Taylorsville, Brush Creek/Arlington, Fayette County, Iowa, began in 1854, with the migration of the sons, and of Zach Caleb I and Priscilla Albaugh Thompson in 1865, and the migration of several other children. Zach and Priscilla, Morris J. Eli, and William. are buried in Groat Cemetery, Arlington, Iowa, along with their spouses and some grandchildren.   Many of the grandchildren of Zach and Priscilla continued the pioneer migration to the west, during the last decades of the 1800's. The Clans were true American Pioneers.

Descendants of Zachariah I Caleb Thompson

1 Zachariah I Caleb Thompson b: February 20, 1796 in Hartford Co, Maryland d: November 15, 1880 in Brush Creek, later Arlington, Fayette Co, Iowa
.. +Priscilla Albaugh b: December 15, 1805 in Farm near Kilgore, Carroll Co., Ohio d: November 06, 1879 in Brush Creek, later Arlington, Fayette Co, Iowa
.... 2 [1] William David Thompson b: January 12, 1823 in New Rumley, Harrison Co, Ohio d: August 02, 1894 in Arlington, Fayette Co, Iowa
........ +Eliza Jane Stewart b: 1829 d: April 14, 1848 in Carroll Co., Ohio
.... *2nd Wife of [1] William David Thompson:
........ +Jane Capper b: December 04, 1825 in Carroll Co., Ohio d: 1905 in Arlington, Fayette Co, Iowa
.... 2 Eli Isaac Thompson b: November 03, 1824 in Perryville, New Rumley Twp., Harrison Co, OH d: February 03, 1903 in Sargent, Custer Co., NE
........ +Eliza Kirby b: 1825 d: January 02, 1881
.... 2 Morris Thompson b: April 1826 in New Rumley, Harrison Co, OH d: July 01, 1826 in New Rumley, Harrison Co, OH
.... 2 Samuel Andrew Thompson I b: August 15, 1827 in Rumley Twp., Harrison County, Ohio d: April 07, 1865 in Trip to Harrison County, Ohio
........ +Martha Jane Sherman b: January 10, 1833 in Harrison County, Ohio d: January 25, 1921
.... 2 [2] Morris Jackson Thompson b: September 03, 1829 in New Rumley, Harrison Co, OH d: 1918 in Arlington, Fayette Co, Iowa
........ +Sarah Jane Brown b: 1832 d: 1870 in Brush Creek, Arlington, Fayette Co, Iowa
.... *2nd Wife of [2] Morris Jackson Thompson:
........ +Catherine H. Briney b: 1838 d: 1926 in Arlington, Fayette Co, Iowa
.... 2 Catherine Thompson b: September 26, 1831 in New Rumley, Harrison Co, OH d: May 02, 1914 in Custer, Custer Co., Nebraska
........ +John Mordecai Amos b: March 25, 1831 in Pennsylvania d: July 13, 1907 in Wescott, Custer Co., Nebraska
.... 2 Alexander Thompson b: November 09, 1834 in New Rumley, Harrison Co, OH d: 1894 in Carroll Co, Ohio
....... +Lavina Foster b: 1832 d: 1909
.... 2 Martha Thompson b: May 15, 1836 in New Rumley, Harrison Co, OH d: 1911 in Fayette, Fayette Co., Iowa
........ +William J. Allen b: 1836 in Carroll Co, Ohio d: 1909
.... 2 [3] Allen C. Thompson b: January 30, 1838 in New Rumley, Harrison Co, OH d: 1913
........ +Helen Matilda Billings b: 1853 d: April 17, 1921
.... *2nd Wife of [3] Allen C. Thompson:
........ +Louisa Sell b: 1841 d: 1912
.... 2 Elizabeth Thompson b: May 05, 1842 in New Rumley, Harrison Co, OH d: 1908
........ +Willian Henry Moore b: 1840 d: 1904
.... 2 David B. Thompson b: May 01, 1845 in New Rumley, Harrison Co, OH d: July 13, 1932 in Fayette, Fayette Co., Iowa
........ +Mary Ellen Hill b: 1848 d: 1933

Capper Descendent Tree

My main interest in the Capper surname is three fold:
1.  The relationship to the Ohio area pioneer surnames living in the same general location that removed to Fayette County Iowa in the 1850's.
2.  The marriage of Jane Capper to William David Thompson in Carroll County, Ohio and their immigration to Fayette County, Iowa, in the early 1850's as some of the first pioneers into the area.  Fayette County and Thompson history is linked above.  William David Thompson was the brother of my gggrandfather Samuel Thompson.  
3.  And the collection of Thompson data on all lines of offspring of Zach C. Thompson I and Priscilla Albaugh, in preparation for the 100th consecutive Thompson reunion to be held in Arlington (formerly Brush Creek), Iowa, the second Sunday in August of 2003.

    

 

 


Descendant Report of John Capper
Latest upload:  April 15, 2001

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

1. John1 Capper was born Abt. 1725 in Northern Ireland, and died 1808 in Frederick Co., Virginia. He married Alice Boyd. She was born 1740, and died 1791.

More About John Capper:

Burial: Unknown, Timber Ridge Cemetery, Virginia

More About Alice Boyd:

Burial: Unknown, Timber Ridge Cemetery, Virginia

 

Child of John Capper and Alice Boyd is:

+ 2 i. Michael2 Capper, born Bet. 1754 - 1756; died June 15, 1804 in High View, West Virginia.

 

Generation No. 2

 

2. Michael2 Capper (John1) was born Bet. 1754 - 1756, and died June 15, 1804 in High View, West Virginia. He married Sarah Stewart Abt. 1779, daughter of Thomas Stewart. She was born Abt. 1760 in Ireland, and died 1840.

Notes for Michael Capper:

Half of the 14 children came into Ohio. At least six came to the same area, Carroll County, and probably all seven (Bill Capper, 3/8/2001)

More About Michael Capper:

Burial: Unknown, High View, West Virginia

More About Michael Capper and Sarah Stewart:

Marriage: Abt. 1779

 

Children of Michael Capper and Sarah Stewart are:

3 i. Allie3 Capper, died Unknown. She married Jacob Brunner; died Unknown.

4 ii. Ann Capper, died December 29, 1853 in Carroll Co., Ohio. She married Adam Kail; died Unknown.

5 iii. Charles Capper, died Unknown. He married Catherine McVicker; died Unknown.

6 iv. Delila Capper, died 1827 in Harrison Co., Ohio. She married Isaac Hemry March 19, 1807 in Jefferson Co., Ohio; died Unknown.

More About Isaac Hemry and Delila Capper:

Marriage: March 19, 1807, Jefferson Co., Ohio

7 v. Gabriel Capper, died 1893 in Harrison Co., Ohio. He married Malinda Chamberline; died Unknown.

8 vi. Meredith Capper, died Unknown. He married Eliza Carter; died Unknown.

9 vii. Michael Jr. Capper, died Unknown in Frederick Co., Virginia. He married Elizabeth La Follette; died Unknown.

10 viii. Priscilla Capper, died December 11, 1863 in Hampshire Co., West Virginia. She married Frederick Spaid; died Unknown.

11 ix. Sidney P. Capper, died Unknown in Hampshire Co., West Virginia. She married Joseph McKee; died Unknown.

+ 12 x. Mary Capper, born June 23, 1778; died Abt. 1869 in Carroll Co., Ohio.

+ 13 xi. Sarah Capper, born 1781 in Hampshire Co., VA; died Unknown in Union Twp. Carroll Co, Ohio.

+ 14 xii. David Capper, born December 25, 1788 in Hampshire Co., VA; died March 17, 1851 in Killed at the Capper grist Mill, SW 1/4,Sec. 30, Union Twp., Carroll Co., OH.

15 xiii. Lydia Capper, born 1801; died Unknown. She married William J. Harrison September 05, 1820; died Unknown.

More About William Harrison and Lydia Capper:

Marriage: September 05, 1820

16 xiv. Eleanor Capper, born February 12, 1801; died Unknown in Perry Co., Ohio. She married John Jemry Jr.; died Unknown.

 

Generation No. 3

 

12. Mary3 Capper (Michael2, John1) was born June 23, 1778, and died Abt. 1869 in Carroll Co., Ohio. She married (1) George Kail. He died Unknown. She married (2) George Kail April 10, 1799, son of Peter Cale. He died Unknown.

More About Mary Capper:

Note: Spelling Kail, Cale or Kale.

More About George Kail:

Note: Father possibly John Kale

More About George Kail and Mary Capper:

Marriage: April 10, 1799

 

Child of Mary Capper and George Kail is:

+ 17 i. Maria4 Kail, died Unknown.

 

13. Sarah3 Capper (Michael2, John1) was born 1781 in Hampshire Co., VA, and died Unknown in Union Twp. Carroll Co, Ohio. She married Jacob Barnhouse in Hampshire, Virginia. He was born 1785 in Hampshire, Virginia, and died Aft. 1840 in Union Twp. Carroll Co, Ohio.

More About Sarah Capper:

Note: Seven children

More About Jacob Barnhouse and Sarah Capper:

Marriage: Hampshire, Virginia

 

Child of Sarah Capper and Jacob Barnhouse is:

+ 18 i. Mariah4 Barnhouse, born 1820 in Ohio; died Aft. 1853 in Carroll Co., Ohio.

 

14. David3 Capper (Michael2, John1) was born December 25, 1788 in Hampshire Co., VA, and died March 17, 1851 in Killed at the Capper grist Mill, SW 1/4,Sec. 30, Union Twp., Carroll Co., OH. He married (1) Hannah Wingfield December 29, 1808 in Frederick Co., VA, daughter of Samuel Unknown and Jane Unknown. She was born February 03, 1784 in Carroll Co., Ohio, and died July 22, 1827 in Carroll Co., Ohio. He married (2) Mary Elliott January 30, 1828 in Harrison Co., Ohio. She was born January 25, 1806 in Ireland, and died Unknown.

More About David Capper:

Burial: Unknown, Carroll Co., Ohio

Note: Nineteen children with two wives.

More About Hannah Wingfield:

Note: Nine children.

More About David Capper and Hannah Wingfield:

Marriage: December 29, 1808, Frederick Co., VA

More About Mary Elliott:

Note: Ten children

More About David Capper and Mary Elliott:

Marriage: January 30, 1828, Harrison Co., Ohio

 

Children of David Capper and Hannah Wingfield are:

+ 19 i. John4 Capper, born November 07, 1809 in Frederick Co., Virginia; died March 05, 1832 in Carroll Co., Ohio.

20 ii. Mary Capper, born December 18, 1811 in Frederick Co., Virginia; died April 15, 1861. She married John Saltsgiver; died Unknown.

21 iii. Michael Capper, born September 17, 1813 in Frederick Co., Virginia; died March 18, 1896. He married Margaret Barnhouse April 02, 1835 in Carroll Co, Ohio; died Unknown.

More About Michael Capper and Margaret Barnhouse:

Marriage: April 02, 1835, Carroll Co, Ohio

22 iv. Meredith Capper, born January 11, 1816 in Ohio; died February 05, 1868 in Perryville, Carroll Co., Ohio. He married (1) Polly Shambaugh; died Unknown. He married (2) Ann Margaret Brackin; died Unknown.

23 v. David Capper, born February 22, 1821 in Ohio; died February 17, 1894. He married (1) Ann Foster; died Unknown. He married (2) Elizabeth Figley Boyd November 19, 1844; died Unknown.

More About David Capper and Elizabeth Boyd:

Marriage: November 19, 1844

24 vi. Sarah Capper, born December 04, 1825 in Carroll Co., Ohio; died Unknown. She married Elias Albaugh October 19, 1848; died Unknown.

More About Elias Albaugh and Sarah Capper:

Marriage: October 19, 1848

 

Children of David Capper and Mary Elliott are:

25 i. Angeline4 Capper, born October 22, 1828; died Unknown. She married Joseph Figley; died Unknown.

26 ii. Susan Capper, born July 22, 1830; died Unknown. She married Robert Moore; died Unknown.

27 iii. James Boyd Capper, born September 22, 1832; died Unknown. He married Elizabeth McCourt; died Unknown.

28 iv. Rebecca Capper, born January 27, 1835; died Unknown. She married (1) James Riley; died Unknown. She married (2) Albert Tipton; died Unknown.

29 v. Hannah Capper, born February 27, 1837; died Unknown.

30 vi. Ellen Capper, born 1839; died Bef. 1850.

31 vii. William J. Capper, born January 11, 1841; died Unknown. He married Martha Shannon; died Unknown.

32 viii. Thomas Capper, born 1843; died Unknown. He married Adeline Fuast; died Unknown.

33 ix. Amanda Capper, born November 12, 1844; died Unknown. She married Adam Deets; died Unknown.

34 x. Unknown Capper, born 1846; died 1846.

 

Generation No. 4

 

17. Maria4 Kail (Mary3 Capper, Michael2, John1) died Unknown. She married William Davis. He died Unknown.

More About William Davis:

Note: 11 children

Residence: Harrison Co., Ohio

 

Child of Maria Kail and William Davis is:

35 i. Martha Ann5 Davis, died Unknown. She married Edward Stewart 1847; born February 21, 1826 in Maryland; died Unknown.

More About Edward Stewart:

Occupation: Prominent farmer in Perry Twp. Carroll Co., Ohio

More About Edward Stewart and Martha Davis:

Marriage: 1847

 

18. Mariah4 Barnhouse (Sarah3 Capper, Michael2, John1) was born 1820 in Ohio, and died Aft. 1853 in Carroll Co., Ohio. She married Ephron Park Stewart, son of Maholon Stewart and Elizabeth Park. He was born July 08, 1812 in Carroll Co., Ohio, and died Bet. 1862 - 1904 in Bakersville, Coshocton Co., Ohio.

 

Children of Mariah Barnhouse and Ephron Stewart are:

36 i. Eber5 Stewart, died Unknown. He married Bina L. Laverty September 14, 1875; died Unknown.

More About Eber Stewart and Bina Laverty:

Marriage: September 14, 1875

37 ii. Rose Ella Stewart, died Unknown. She married William L. Kearns; died Unknown.

38 iii. Ida I. Stewart, died Unknown.

39 iv. Elmer Park Stewart, born March 21, 1861 in Bakersville, Coshocton Co., Ohio; died January 27, 1903 in Bucks Twp., Tuscarawas Co., Ohio.

 

19. John4 Capper (David3, Michael2, John1) was born November 07, 1809 in Frederick Co., Virginia, and died March 05, 1832 in Carroll Co., Ohio. He married Susannah Morrison April 28, 1831 in Harrison Co., Ohio. She was born March 08, 1812 in County Fermanagh, Ireland, and died February 24, 1880 in ?Iowa.

More About John Capper:

Note: Killed in accident at Capper Grist Mill, SW 1/4, Sec 30

More About John Capper and Susannah Morrison:

Marriage: April 28, 1831, Harrison Co., Ohio

 

Children of John Capper and Susannah Morrison are:

40 i. Deliliah5 Capper, died Unknown.

+ 41 ii. John II Capper, born October 08, 1832 in Carroll Co., Ohio; died May 07, 1911.

+ 42 iii. Jane Capper, born December 04, 1825 in Carroll Co., Ohio; died 1905 in Arlington, Fayette Co, Iowa.

43 iv. Dorinda Capper, born 1833 in Ohio; died Unknown.

 

Generation No. 5

 

41. John II5 Capper (John4, David3, Michael2, John1) was born October 08, 1832 in Carroll Co., Ohio, and died May 07, 1911. He married Dorinda Brooks August 03, 1854 in Carroll Co, Ohio, daughter of John Brooks and Mary Fawcett. She was born February 14, 1833 in Carroll Co., Ohio, and died December 25, 1893 in Elgin Area, Fayette Co., IA.

Notes for John II Capper:

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1860 FAYETTE COUNTY, IOWA, CENSUS INFORMATION

Fayette, IA 1860 Federal Census USGenWeb Census Project

LN HN FN LAST NAME FIRST NAME AGE SEX RACE OCCUP. REAL VAL. PERS VAL. BIRTHPLACE MRD. SCH. R/W DDB

PLEASANT VALLEY TWP.,(town of Elgin area)CENSUS 1860 FAYETTE, CO., IOWA

15 706 619 Thompson Wm. 37 M Farmer 1,000 200 Ohio

16 706 619 Thompson Jane (Capper) 35 F Ohio

17 706 619 Thompson Steward 12 M Ohio X

18 706 619 Thompson Eliza A. 9 F Ohio X

19 706 619 Thompson David 8 M Ohio X

20 706 619 Thompson Persilla 3 F Iowa

21 707 620 Capper John 28 M Farmer 1,600 350 Ohio

22 707 620 Capper Susan 28 F (48, bz, NOTE, bz2001; this must be an error and is John II's mother, born 1812)

23 707 620 Capper Drinda 27 F Ohio

24 707 620 Capper Susana 5 F Iowa X

25 707 620 Capper Thomas J. 3 M Iowa

26 707 620 Capper Ellsie J. 1 F

Fayette County Biography on Thomas John Capper

http://www.rootsweb.com/~iafayett/capper.htm

T. J. Capper was born in Pleasant Valley township, Fayette county, Iowa, in February, 1857, the son of John and Dorinda (Brooks) Capper, who were born in Carroll county, Ohio. His paternal grandfather was also John Capper, the son of John Capper of Virginia, and Susannah (Morrison) Capper, born in Ireland. The second John Capper was a miller and was killed before the birth of his son John, father of the subject of this sketch. His maternal grandfather was John Brooks, born in Ireland, who married a Miss Fawcett there, came to America in 1818 and located as a pioneer farmer in Carroll county, Ohio. John Capper, the third, was educated in Carroll county, and farmed as a young man, he and his mother owning a farm and carrying on general farming. In 1854 he came to section 17, Pleasant Valley township, bought one hundred sixty acres and improved it, living there until 1890, when he retired, lived for a while in West Union and Elgin, then moved to Benton county, Iowa, in 1908. He was a Republican until Greenback times in 1878, and after that a Democrat, always active in politics and held several township offices. He reared eight children, six of whom are still living, one daughter having died in 1872 and another in 1875. The latter, Susan M., wife of Ezra Patterson, was killed by a runaway team near Elgin on July 31, 1875.

 

FROM BILL CAPPER, 2/2001---- My book says John Capper left here in 1853 in a

covered wagon pulled by a yoke of oxen, and took his wife Dorinda Brooks Capper

and his mother Susanna Morrison Capper to near Brainard, Iowa. It proceeds to

give a wedding date of 3 Aug1854, which doesn't jibe.

John's father, also John, died in an accident at David's grist mill seven

months before the birth of young John. John's grandfather David, furthermore,

died in another accident at the mill in 1851. I heard there was a lawsuit

between the children of the first marriage and the children of the second

marriage over the estate, but how big could a share have been after dividing

among a widow and 19 children, including deceased John's widow?

In Iowa, young John's eldest son Thomas John Capper later owned Capper's

Hatchery at Elgin. David had another grandson named Emerson McCort Capper who

became my great grandfather. Emerson had nine children, and during the

depression he contacted Thomas and sent Norris, next to youngest child of

Emerson, to Iowa for a job at the hatchery. Norris and I correspond. He still

lives at Elgin and is a lucid 92. A month ago he directed me to his grandson who

sent me to the Horman site. Bill (William Emerson Capper) bill@capper.tc 2/2001

 

 

 

 

 

 

More About John II Capper:

Census: 1860, Pleasant Valley Twp., Fayette Co., Iowa

Education: In Carroll Co., Ohio

Migration: 1854, Elgin Area, Section 17, Pleasant Valley Twp., Fayette Co., Iowa

Note: Bet. 1854 - 1890, Farmed 160 a. near Elgin, Ia

Occupation: Farmed in Ohio, in partnership with mother.

Residence: 1860, Near Sister Jane Capper, William Thompson's wife.

More About John Capper and Dorinda Brooks:

Marriage: August 03, 1854, Carroll Co, Ohio

 

Children of John Capper and Dorinda Brooks are:

44 i. Susana Mary6 Capper, born June 16, 1855 in Pleasant Valley Twp., Fayette Co., Iowa; died July 31, 1875 in Killed by runaway team of horses in Elgin, Iowa. She married Ezra Patterson; died Unknown.

+ 45 ii. Thomas John Capper, born February 11, 1857 in Pleasant Valley Twp., Fayette Co., Iowa; died October 16, 1931.

46 iii. Ellsie Jane Capper, born December 14, 1859 in Pleasant Valley Twp., Fayette Co., Iowa; died Unknown. She married Gustave Reidel; died Unknown.

+ 47 iv. Cassius Henry Capper, born June 23, 1861 in Fayette Co., Iowa; died November 09, 1916 in Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

48 v. David Edward Capper, born May 20, 1864; died Unknown. He married Helen Snyder; died Unknown.

49 vi. Henrietta Capper, born December 02, 1867; died March 05, 1872.

50 vii. Maggie Adwell Capper, born January 12, 1870; died September 01, 1926. She married Chauncey Hills; died Unknown.

51 viii. James Chauncey Capper, born December 23, 1874; died Unknown.

 

42. Jane55 Capper (John4, David3, Michael2, John1) was born December 04, 1825 in Carroll Co., Ohio, and died 1905 in Arlington, Fayette Co, Iowa. She married William David Thompson April 25, 1850 in Carroll Co, Ohio, son of Zachariah Thompson and Priscilla Albaugh. He was born January 12, 1823 in New Rumley, Harrison Co, Ohio, and died August 02, 1894 in Arlington, Fayette Co, Iowa.

Notes for Jane Capper:

Information Notes---First baby died and was buried on the roadside on their way from Lamartine, Ohio, to Brush Creek, Iowa, in 1854.

Burial?? Grave does not show up in Allen Cemetery, Carroll Co., Ohio, or in Groat Cemetery, Arlington, Fayette Co., Iowa, the two mail Thompson Clan pioneer burial plots.

Notes for William David Thompson:

The first three children were born in Carroll Co., Ohio, which means that the fourth Hanna born 1857, was probably born in Fayette County, Iowa, either near the farm of Samuel or Morris J. in the Taylorsville Area, or to the north of Wadena where the first records of land purchase by William occurs. As of 9/2000, I would tend to think William came to Fayette County a year or so after Samuel and Morris who arrived in the fall of 1854, I am guessing in the summer/fall of 1856. William apparently took up land just north of Wadena, which was only about 5 miles from Samuel's land between Fayette and Wadena, while Morris J. stayed close to Brush Creek, just to the west. All of the Thompson Clan would end up within about eight miles of each other.

 

 

Land purchases in Fayette Co., Iowa

---July 20, 1860, William H. Thompson bought in Illyria Twp., SW , NE , Sec 10, T93, R7 (This is 40 acres of very hilly timbered land, 3 miles directly north of present day, 2000, Wadena), recorded in book J, page 597. William (1823-1894) is the oldest son of Zach C. and Priscilla Thompson. This is the first land transaction found for William in Fayette County, thus apparently he made the migration in late 1859 or early 1860 at the age of 37, with wife Jane Capper (1825-1905), son Stewart (1848-1894), daughter Eliza A. (1851-1919), son David C. (1852-1924), and daughter Hanna Priscilla (1857-1922).

---December 1, 1863, William Thompson sold in Pleasant Valley Twp, N , SE , Sec 18, T94, R7 (This is 80 acres of basically hill timber 4 miles straight west of present day Elgin.), recorded in book ), page 485.

---March 17, 1864, William Thompson bought in Smithfield Twp., S , W , and NW , S , Sec 27, T92, R8 (This is 225 acres of tall and wet grass rolling prairie six miles west of the "six corner intersection" and was 2-3 miles west of the land owned by brothers Samuel and Morris.), recorded in book R, page 108.

---May 2, 1868, William Thompson Guardian of the Minor Heirs of Samuel Andrew Thompson, sold in Westfield Twp., 2/3 undeveloped, W , SW , Sec 36, T93, R8 (This the 80 acres that on November 11, 1856, Samuel Andrew Thompson bought in Westfield Twp, of rolling hills with timber and prairie bottoms, 1 mile south and 3 miles east of Fayette, recorded in book I, page 124.), recorded in book Y, page 463.

---May 18, 1868, William David Thompson, sold in Pleasant Valley, SE , SE , Sec 1, T94, R7 (This is 40 acres of timbered hard hill country, 2 miles N and 1 mile E of Elgin Iowa on the Clayton Co. line.) recorded in book Y, page 485.

---May 18, 1868, William David Thompson sold in Oran Twp., W , NW , of Sec 6, T91, R 10 (This is 80 acres of mainly wet grass prairie on the west fringe of the Wapsipinican River bottom timber.), recorded in book Y, page 515. This may be land that William's brother had acquired in his wanderings around the county, as in 1859 Samuel had claimed land in Oran Twp., north of present day Fairbank.

---April 1869, William David Thompson sold ?, see record note, recorded in book H2, page 334.

---October 8, 1870, William David Thompson bought in Auburn Twp., W , off N side of SE , NE , Sec 33, T95, R9 (This was a 12 acres timbered area in the NW part of Fayette Co., 3 miles N and 6 miles W of West Union), recorded in book 31, page 331.

--- November 1, 1870, William David Thompson, bought in Illyria Twp., SW , NE , Sec 1, T93, R7 (This is 80 acres of very hilly timbered land 3 miles E and 4 miles N of Wadena, and on the Clayton Co. line. By this time much of the timber had been cleared, the thin forest soil plowed and row crops put in where possible, especially on the lower slopes and bottoms. Much of the land was pastures, hogs and some cattle were allowed to run wild.), recorded in book 30, page 492.

---October 12, 1872, Alex Thompson bought from William Thompson, in Auburn Twp., undeveloped of 13 acres in SE , NW , Sec 34, T95, R9 (This hilly timbered land very near or bordering on the Turkey River, 1 miles S and 1 miles W of Auburn, or 5 miles west and 3 miles N of West Union.), recorded in book 33, page 521.

 

 

More About William David Thompson:

Burial: Unknown, Groat Cemetery, Arlington, Fayette Co., Iowa

Note: Stayed on Ohio farm until 18.

Occupation: Farmer

Residence: 1860, Pleasant Valley Twp., Fayette Co., Iowa

More About William Thompson and Jane Capper:

Marriage: April 25, 1850, Carroll Co, Ohio

 

Children of Jane Capper and William Thompson are:

+ 52 i. Eliza A.6 Thompson, born 1851 in Carroll Co, Ohio; died 1919.

+ 53 ii. David C. Thompson, born 1852 in Carroll Co., Ohio; died 1924.

+ 54 iii. Hanna Priscilla Thompson, born 1857 in North of Wadena, Fayette County, Iowa; died 1922.

+ 55 iv. Zachariah D. Thompson, born August 21, 1861; died April 15, 1927 in Taylorville Cemetery, Arlington, Iowa.

+ 56 v. Mary E. Thompson, born 1863; died 1935.

+ 57 vi. Martha Jane Thompson, born 1866; died 1926.

58 vii. Unknown Thompson, died Unknown.

 

Generation No. 6

 

45. Thomas John6 Capper (John II5, John4, David3, Michael2, John1) was born February 11, 1857 in Pleasant Valley Twp., Fayette Co., Iowa, and died October 16, 1931. He married Emeline L. Shaffer 1882. She died Unknown.

Notes for Thomas John Capper:

http://www.rootsweb.com/~iafayett/capper.htm

Biography for Thomas John CAPPER

"The department store of the cities had its precursor, and still has its lesser prototype, in the general store of the country community, where in former days anything from a tack to a coffin could be bought, and which today exposes for sale a range of articles almost equal to that of the department store. In older times the store was the center of social life. In the daytime in the busy seasons of the year the customers were mostly women and children, but in the winter and in the evenings the farmers came in for the mail and brought their marketing and usually had more or less time to discuss the weather, crops and politics. This phase of the general store is changing with changing conditions of life, but it still has its useful place to fill, and has incidentally lifted many a man far up the path of prosperity.

T. J. Capper was born in Pleasant Valley township, Fayette county, Iowa, in February, 1857, the son of John and Dorinda (Brooks) Capper, who were born in Carroll county, Ohio. His paternal grandfather was also John Capper, the son of John Capper of Virginia, and Susannah (Morrison) Capper, born in Ireland. The second John Capper was a miller and was killed before the birth of his son John, father of the subject of this sketch. His maternal grandfather was John Brooks, born in Ireland, who married a Miss Fawcett there, came to America in 1818 and located as a pioneer farmer in Carroll county, Ohio. John Capper, the third, was educated in Carroll county, and farmed as a young man, he and his mother owning a farm and carrying on general farming. In 1854 he came to section 17, Pleasant Valley township, bought one hundred sixty acres and improved it, living there until 1890, when he retired, lived for a while in West Union and Elgin, then moved to Benton county, Iowa, in 1908. He was a Republican until Greenback times in 1878, and after that a Democrat, always active in politics and held several township offices. He reared eight children, six of whom are still living, one daughter having died in 1872 and another in 1875. The latter, Susan M., wife of Ezra Patterson, was killed by a runaway team near Elgin on July 31, 1875.

T. J. Capper was educated in the common schools of this township. As a young man he farmed in the summer and taught school in the winter, later remained on the old place and added to the original farm, following general farming. In 1896 he sold out and bought A. Benson's general store at Elgin and has since carried on that business very successfully. In 1882 he was married to Emeline L. Shaffer (sister to J. D. Shaffer mentioned in this work). Their children are: Frank L., clerk in a general store at Dike, Iowa, who married Nellie Pfeifer: Susie, Boies, Flossie M. and Charles L. Mrs. Capper is a member of the United Brethren church. Mr. Capper is a Mason and an Odd Fellow. He is a Democrat, has been on the school board of Elgin ever since coming here, and served as councilman for several years. He has the reputation of being progressive and up to date in every particular, being always ready to assist in undertaking any thing for the general benefit. He has prospered as a merchant from the start, thanks to his fitness for the calling."

 

 

More About Thomas John Capper:

Education: Country School of Twp.

Note: Democrat

Occupation: Early, farmed summer, taught winter.

Temple: Mason and Odd Fellow

More About Emeline L. Shaffer:

Religion: United Brethren Church

More About Thomas Capper and Emeline Shaffer:

Marriage: 1882

 

Children of Thomas Capper and Emeline Shaffer are:

59 i. Frank L.7 Capper, died Unknown. He married Nellie Pfeifer Private; born Private.

More About Frank L. Capper:

Occupation: Clerk at gen. store in Dike, IA.

More About Frank Capper and Nellie Pfeifer:

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60 ii. Susie Capper, died Unknown.

61 iii. Boies Capper, died Unknown.

62 iv. Flossie M. Capper, died Unknown.

63 v. Charles L. Capper, died Unknown.

 

47. Cassius Henry6 Capper (John II5, John4, David3, Michael2, John1) was born June 23, 1861 in Fayette Co., Iowa, and died November 09, 1916 in Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. He married Susan Fritz September 28, 1882 in West Union, Fayette Co., Iowa. She was born February 09, 1862 in West Union, Fayette Co., Iowa, and died June 27, 1928 in Wintrhop, Iowa.

More About Cassius Capper and Susan Fritz:

Marriage: September 28, 1882, West Union, Fayette Co., Iowa

 

Children of Cassius Capper and Susan Fritz are:

+ 64 i. Edward Clinton7 Capper, born January 04, 1884 in West Union, Fayette Co., Iowa; died November 15, 1946 in Sac City, Iowa.

65 ii. Oliver Cassius Capper, born June 05, 1887; died Unknown. He married Anna rose Potratz; died Unknown.

 

52. Eliza A.6 Thompson (Jane5 Capper, John4, David3, Michael2, John1) was born 1851 in Carroll Co, Ohio, and died 1919. She married Albert Cushion. He was born 1854, and died 1928.

 

Children of Eliza Thompson and Albert Cushion are:

66 i. William G.7 Cushion, born 1881; died 1945. He married Della A. Hardy; died Unknown.

More About William G. Cushion:

Occupation: Calim adjuster for Soo Line RR.

+ 67 ii. Vier T.Cushion, born 1890; died Unknown.

 

53. David C.6 Thompson (Jane5 Capper, John4, David3, Michael2, John1) was born 1852 in Carroll Co., Ohio, and died 1924. He married Janie Cronk. She was born 1862, and died 1928.

 

Children of David Thompson and Janie Cronk are:

68 i. Beulah C.7 Thompson, died Unknown.

69 ii. Gladys G. Thompson, died Unknown.

70 iii. David A. Thompson, died Unknown.

 

54. Hanna Priscilla6 Thompson (Jane5 Capper, John4, David3, Michael2, John1) was born 1857 in North of Wadena, Fayette County, Iowa, and died 1922. She married Lawrence Ray Hulbert. He was born 1857, and died 1943.

Notes for Hanna Priscilla Thompson:

Information Notes from "The Thompson Genealogy" by T.W. Thompson, 1979 edition---In 1904 Hanna Thompson Hulbert was visiting her mother Jane Capper Thompson, and she expressed a desire to see members of the family, and the family reunion idea was born, and the first one held at that time, and has continued without a break for 59 years. It is held on the 2nd Sunday in August at Arlington, Iowa.

More About Hanna Priscilla Thompson:

Residence: Abt. 1890, Picture taken in Washington State.

 

Children of Hanna Thompson and Lawrence Hulbert are:

71 i. Adrian D.7 Hulbert, died Unknown.

72 ii. William Ray Hulbert, died Unknown.

73 iii. Ivan S. Hulbert, died Unknown.

 

55. Zachariah D.6 Thompson (Jane5 Capper, John4, David3, Michael2, John1) was born August 21, 1861, and died April 15, 1927 in Taylorville Cemetery, Arlington, Iowa. He married Alta May Williams September 06, 1893, daughter of Nathaniel Williams and Mariett Hayner. She was born March 27, 1868, and died February 12, 1945.

Notes for Alta May Williams:

Alta May was a talented seamstress and painter. One of her large oil paintings done in the Hudson River School is in the possession of granddaughter Genevieve Seedorff in the 1980's.

More About Alta May Williams:

Burial: Unknown, Taylorville Cemetery, Arlington, Iowa

More About Zachariah Thompson and Alta Williams:

Marriage: September 06, 1893

 

Children of Zachariah Thompson and Alta Williams are:

+ 74 i. Malry Steward7 Thompson, born October 02, 1894; died March 22, 1921.

+ 75 ii. Dewey William Thompson, born January 30, 1898; died December 05, 1974.

 

56. Mary E.6 Thompson (Jane5 Capper, John4, David3, Michael2, John1) was born 1863, and died 1935. She married Henry James. He was born 1855, and died 1946.

 

Children of Mary Thompson and Henry James are:

76 i. Inez7 James, died Unknown.

77 ii. Ellie D. James, died Unknown.

78 iii. Flossie James, died Unknown.

79 iv. Ada James, died Unknown.

80 v. Thal James, died Unknown.

81 vi. Alga James, died Unknown.

 

57. Martha Jane6 Thompson (Jane5 Capper, John4, David3, Michael2, John1) was born 1866, and died 1926. She married Frank E. Taylor. He was born 1864, and died 1930.

More About Martha Jane Thompson:

Occupation: Teacher

More About Frank E. Taylor:

Note: Community builder.

Occupation: Pure bred livestock.

 

Children of Martha Thompson and Frank Taylor are:

82 i. Zelda7 Taylor, died Unknown.

83 ii. Blanche Taylor, died Unknown.

84 iii. Rodney F. Taylor, born 1902; died 1903.

85 iv. Inez Taylor, died Unknown.

 

Generation No. 7

 

64. Edward Clinton7 Capper (Cassius Henry6, John II5, John4, David3, Michael2, John1) was born January 04, 1884 in West Union, Fayette Co., Iowa, and died November 15, 1946 in Sac City, Iowa. He married (1) Lillie May Pinney. She died Unknown. He married (2) Ruth Marguerite Hopkins. She died Unknown. He married (3) Nella May Griffith 1904, daughter of James Griffith and Dora Brets. She was born September 18, 1883, and died March 10, 1968.

More About Edward Capper and Nella Griffith:

Marriage: 1904

 

Children of Edward Capper and Nella Griffith are:

86 i. Lyle Clinton8 Capper, born 1905; died Unknown.

87 ii. Kenneth Cassius Capper, born Private.

88 iii. Dale Oscar Capper, born Private. He married Anne Frerichs Private; born Private.

More About Dale Capper and Anne Frerichs:

Private-Begin: Private

89 iv. Vernard Cleo Capper, born May 03, 1914; died June 07, 1941 in Waterloo, Iowa.

More About Vernard Cleo Capper:

Note: Killed by train.

 

67. Vier7 T.Cushion (Eliza A.6 Thompson, Jane5 Capper, John4, David3, Michael2, John1) was born 1890, and died Unknown. He married Ollie Northrup. She was born 1890, and died Unknown.

 

Children of Vier T.Cushion and Ollie Northrup are:

90 i. Ivan Vier8 T.Cushion, born 1921; died 1923.

91 ii. Howard T.Cushion, born Private.

92 iii. Leslie T.Cushion, born Private.

 

74. Malry Steward7 Thompson (Zachariah D.6, Jane5 Capper, John4, David3, Michael2, John1) was born October 02, 1894, and died March 22, 1921. He married Ada Beryl Chittenden October 01, 1920. She was born May 14, 1896, and died February 19, 1988.

Notes for Malry Steward Thompson:

Malry enlisted in the army and served in France during WWI, Co A, 32nd Engineers. An injury sustained shortly before the end of WWI resulted in his death.

More About Malry Steward Thompson:

Burial: Unknown, Taylorville Cemetery, Arlington, Iowa

More About Ada Beryl Chittenden:

Burial: Unknown, Grandview Cemetery, Fayette, Iowa

More About Malry Thompson and Ada Chittenden:

Marriage: October 01, 1920

 

Child of Malry Thompson and Ada Chittenden is:

93 i. Merle Maxine8 Thompson, born Private. She married David Sternberg Private; born May 18, 1922 in Brooklyn, New York; died December 21, 1995.

More About David Sternberg:

Burial: Unknown, Grandview Cemetery, Fayette, Iowa

More About David Sternberg and Merle Thompson:

Private-Begin: Private

 

75. Dewey William7 Thompson (Zachariah D.6, Jane5 Capper, John4, David3, Michael2, John1) was born January 30, 1898, and died December 05, 1974. He married Estella Fox. She was born October 02, 1904, and died May 26, 1980.

 

Children of Dewey Thompson and Estella Fox are:

+ 94 i. Genevieve8 Thompson, born Private.

+ 95 ii. Mary Alta Thompson, born Private.

96 iii. Kenneth Darrell Thompson, born Private. He married Careece Couchman Private; born Private.

More About Kenneth Thompson and Careece Couchman:

Private-Begin: Private

+ 97 iv. Keith Thompson, born Private.

 

Generation No. 8

 

94. Genevieve8 Thompson (Dewey William7, Zachariah D.6, Jane5 Capper, John4, David3, Michael2, John1) was born Private. She married Leslie Seedorff Private. He was born Private.

More About Leslie Seedorff and Genevieve Thompson:

Private-Begin: Private

 

Children of Genevieve Thompson and Leslie Seedorff are:

98 i. Dean9 Seedorff, born Private. He married (1) Jacquline Meires Private; born Private. He married (2) Catherine Ruschlein Private; born Private. He married (3) Diana Moore Private; born Private.

More About Dean Seedorff and Jacquline Meires:

Private-Begin: Private

More About Dean Seedorff and Catherine Ruschlein:

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More About Dean Seedorff and Diana Moore:

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99 ii. John Seedorff, born Private. He married Linda Private; born Private.

More About John Seedorff and Linda:

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100 iii. Diana Seedorff, born Private. She married Jerry Hammond Private; born Private.

More About Jerry Hammond and Diana Seedorff:

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101 iv. Alice Seedorff, born Private. She married (1) Gary Ward Private; born Private. She married (2) LeRoy Dennis Private; born Private.

More About Gary Ward and Alice Seedorff:

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More About LeRoy Dennis and Alice Seedorff:

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102 v. Linda Seedorff, born Private. She married Thomas Baird Private; born Private.

More About Thomas Baird and Linda Seedorff:

Private-Begin: Private

103 vi. Vonna Seedorff, born Private.

104 vii. Randall Lee Seedorff, born Private. He married (1) Cheryl Baxter Private; born Private. He married (2) Katherine Collins Private; born Private.

More About Randall Seedorff and Cheryl Baxter:

Private-Begin: Private

More About Randall Seedorff and Katherine Collins:

Private-Begin: Private

105 viii. Brenda Seedorff, born Private. She married Darrell Ray Private; born Private.

More About Darrell Ray and Brenda Seedorff:

Private-Begin: Private

 

95. Mary Alta8 Thompson (Dewey William7, Zachariah D.6, Jane5 Capper, John4, David3, Michael2, John1) was born Private. She married Paul Hunt Private. He was born Private.

More About Paul Hunt and Mary Thompson:

Private-Begin: Private

 

Children of Mary Thompson and Paul Hunt are:

+ 106 i. Stephen Alan9 Hunt, born Private.

+ 107 ii. Paulette Ann Hunt, born Private.

+ 108 iii. Marsha Lou Hunt, born Private.

+ 109 iv. David Lee Hunt, born Private.

 

97. Keith8 Thompson (Dewey William7, Zachariah D.6, Jane5 Capper, John4, David3, Michael2, John1) was born Private. He married Beatrice Yeager Private. She was born 1937, and died February 20, 1977.

More About Keith Thompson and Beatrice Yeager:

Private-Begin: Private

 

Children of Keith Thompson and Beatrice Yeager are:

110 i. Beth9 Thompson, born Private.

111 ii. Chad Thompson, born Private.

+ 112 iii. Chris Thompson, born Private.

 

Generation No. 9

 

106. Stephen Alan9 Hunt (Mary Alta8 Thompson, Dewey William7, Zachariah D.6, Jane5 Capper, John4, David3, Michael2, John1) was born Private. He married Bernice Dickson Private. She was born Private.

More About Stephen Hunt and Bernice Dickson:

Private-Begin: Private

 

Children of Stephen Hunt and Bernice Dickson are:

113 i. Anthom Joy10 Hunt, born Private. She married Brian Monroe Clevenger Private; born Private.

More About Brian Clevenger and Anthom Hunt:

Private-Begin: Private

114 ii. Jonathan Alan Hunt, born Private.

 

107. Paulette Ann9 Hunt (Mary Alta8 Thompson, Dewey William7, Zachariah D.6, Jane5 Capper, John4, David3, Michael2, John1) was born Private. She married Cary John Kress Private. He was born Private.

More About Cary Kress and Paulette Hunt:

Private-Begin: Private

 

Children of Paulette Hunt and Cary Kress are:

115 i. Heathr Nicole10 Kress, born Private.

116 ii. Ann Marie Kress, born Private.

117 iii. John Edward Kress, born Private.

 

108. Marsha Lou9 Hunt (Mary Alta8 Thompson, Dewey William7, Zachariah D.6, Jane5 Capper, John4, David3, Michael2, John1) was born Private. She married Clyde Allen Hughson Private. He was born Private.

More About Clyde Hughson and Marsha Hunt:

Private-Begin: Private

 

Children of Marsha Hunt and Clyde Hughson are:

118 i. Josef Micah10 Hughson, born Private.

119 ii. Nels Andrew Hughson, born Private.

 

109. David Lee9 Hunt (Mary Alta8 Thompson, Dewey William7, Zachariah D.6, Jane5 Capper, John4, David3, Michael2, John1) was born Private. He married Janene Kolosik Private. She was born Private.

More About David Hunt and Janene Kolosik:

Private-Begin: Private

 

Children of David Hunt and Janene Kolosik are:

120 i. Elissa Christine10 Hunt, born Private.

121 ii. Andrew David Hunt, born Private.

 

112. Chris9 Thompson (Keith8, Dewey William7, Zachariah D.6, Jane5 Capper, John4, David3, Michael2, John1) was born Private. He married Janine Klammer Private. She was born Private.

More About Chris Thompson and Janine Klammer:

Private-Begin: Private

 

Child of Chris Thompson and Janine Klammer is:

122 i. Kody Ryan10 Thompson, born Private.

 


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