Allen Taylor Caperton

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 U.S. Senator

Born:November 21, 1810, Monroe County, West(ern) Virginia
Died:July 26, 1876, Washington, DC
Buried:Green Hill Cemetery, Union, West Virginia.


•  His maternal grandmother, Margaret Handley Pawley Erskine, was a captive Indians and it is possible that Caperton was the one who preserved her story in a memorandum published in 1912 as the "Old Record of the Captivity of Margaret Erskine," 1779. -

•  Married Harriet Echols on September 19, 1833 -

•  "After the war, he was the first ex-Confederate elected to the United States Senate, entering office as a Democrat from West Virginia and served from March 4, 1875, until his death in Washington, D.C., July 26, 1876." - Wikipedia

•  "At the age of 14, he traveled by horseback to Huntsville, Alabama, to attend school. He later graduated from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, then graduated from Yale College in 1832. He studied law in Staunton, Virginia, was admitted to the bar and practiced law" - Wikipedia

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• - Biography contributed by Connie Park Rice. This biography, with a bibliographical note, first appears in John T. Kneebone et al., eds., Dictionary of Virginia Biography (Richmond: The Library of Virginia, 1998- ), 3:3-4. Copyright 2006 by the Library of Virginia. (Originally found at

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