Welcome to The Caperton Society!
Welcome to the Caperton Society, Where Caperton's Gather! Our Mission is to draw together into one place, the known information on the Caperton family name.
For Caperton Research, visit the Society's Collections Section, where you will find information on what is known or believed about the early origins of the Caperton's. With hundreds of records including original documents and a Photo Gallery for fellow Caperton's to upload photos of their family. There is a Forum where discussions on the Caperton name can occur. The DNA Project, tracing the genetic origins of the Caperton Family.
"Our Mission is to draw together into one place, the known information on the Caperton family name"
Virtually all of the above can be accessed simply by clicking on the links found in the menus above. Many of these areas however require registration. Registration is free and fairly painless but is a valuable tool in helping fight spam. To register click on the Register! link in the menu above.
A New Book on the History of the Capertons in America
Now Available Visit the Store by clicking on the 'Store' Menu link above to Order
The Capertons, By Donald L. Caperton
The Capertons first came to America in the 1700’s. This book traces the various Caperton families from their arrival in America down through to today. The first Caperton to America was John Caperton who married Polly Thompson. John and Polly had eight children, four sons and four daughters. Seven of these children moved west, and it is these adventurous people and their families who were in the forefront of the Western migration and settlement of America. Capertons have been leaders in almost every facet of American life; including Senators, Admirals and Colonels. In 1792 George Washington even nominated Hugh Caperton as a Captain in the new Army he was forming! With Bernard M. Caperton’s The Caperton Family, as a starting point, virtually every section has been revised and expanded.
Additional sections include the life and times of several descendants including the Life of James Kelly and Hugh Caperton; a treatment on the Capertons of St. Cuthbert Parish in Wells, Sommerset England; a history of Elmwood mansion; and a look at the advances of DNA testing and what it means to tracing Capertons.
At nearly 5800 people identified, there are over 2000 new names in this edition. Finally the Index has been expanded to 70 pages with thousands more names making looking up your family easier than ever! This is a hard cover book, matching the original size format of 6 x 9. Over 450 pages of Caperton Family History!
Clicking on the Collections link in the top menu will take you to the Caperton.info Collections, where you will find over 600 record extractions and original source images of for and about Capertons. Our collections include Census, Bible Records, birth, marriage, obituaries and wills, grants and over 40 photographs. Also included in the collections are 12 different Family Trees containing over 5000 names.
The Caperton Society sponsers Special Projects. Currently the three projects being sponsored are the DNA Project, The Transcription Project, and the Book Project. The DNA Projects mission is two-fold. First to identify the common ancestors of the 8 children of John and Polly Caperton. To learn more about these projects click on the Projects link in the Menu above