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Robert "Bob" Capps

Male 1820 - 1902  (82 years)


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  • Name Robert "Bob" Capps 
    Born 2 Feb 1820  Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    1840 Census Carroll County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    1850 Census Not listed in Carroll or Newton County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1860 Census 13 Jul 1860  Washington Twp., Carroll County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    1870 Census 25 Jun 1870  Jefferson Twp., Boone County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    1880 Census 16 Jun 1880  Bellefonte Twp., Boone County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    1900 Census 21 Jun 1900  Ewing Twp., Boone County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Biography 1902  Boone County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8, 9
    Lived Left prong of Crooked Creek, Boone County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    HIST 1840 Carroll Co., AR Census,
    (Newton County was created 21 Dec. 1842 from Carroll County),
    see also: White" target="_blank">http://www.rootsweb.com/~arcarrol/1840Cen/40car25.htm">White Twp., Pages 25&26, transcribed by Ronald Goforth, noted 26 August 2004,
    White Twp.,
    by Thomas H. Clark,
    pg. 73A
    Robert CAPPS 00001 0001
    John WOODDY 1120001 0000101.

    no 1850 census record has been found

    1860 Carroll Co., AR Census, see also: Washington Twp., noted 13 September 2004, Washington Township, County of Carroll, State of Arkansas
    13th July 1860 by Peirce Byrne
    P.O. Mt Pleasant
    line 38, 496/487 Robert CAPPS 43 M Farmer 1200/1930 NC
    Elvira 41 f Ten
    Wm F 20 M Farmer Ark
    Page No. 73
    line 1, Richard 16 M Farmer Ark
    John 15 M Do [Farmer] " [Ark]
    Robet 14 M " [Ark]
    Malinda C 11 f " [Ark]
    Elvira A 9 f " [Ark]
    James R 7 m " [Ark]
    George T 5 M " [Ark]
    Thomas S 2 M " [Ark]
    Henry H 2/12 M " [Ark].

    1870 Boone Co., AR Census, Jefferson Twp., Pg. 16/441B
    25 June 1870 by H.W. Fick
    P.O. Mt. Pleasant
    line 7, 114/111 CAPPS, Robt 50 MW Farmer 1200/500 N.C.
    Elvira 49 FW House Keeper Tenn
    Elvira A. 18 FW At Home Ark. attended school
    Jas R. 15 MW " [Ark.] attended school
    Geo T. 13 MW " [Ark.] attended school
    Thos S. 11 MW " [Ark.] attended school
    Henry H. 1 MW " [Ark.] attended school
    line 14, 115/112 WOODDY, W.A. 52 MW Farmer 1800/350 Tenn.
    Catherine 49 FW Housekeeper " [Tenn.]
    E A 18 FW At School Ark attended school.

    1880 Boone Co., AR Census, Bellefonte Twp, Page No. 26B/553B, S.D. 2, E.D. 19
    16 June 1880 by James H. Williams
    line 1, 200/200 CAPPS Robt WM 61 M Farmer N.C. N.C. N.C.
    Elvira WF 59 Wife Keeping house cannot write Tenn "[N.C.] "[N.C.]
    MCDONALD Arrena WF 19 S servant cannot write "[Tenn] Tenn Tenn.

    1900 Boone Co., AR Census,
    Ewing Township,
    S.D. 3, E.D. 23, Sheet No. 13A/112A,
    21st June 1900 by William Jo Guinn,
    line 9, 205/209 CAPPS James R Head WM Oct 1861 38 M 14 Arkansas Arkansas Arkansas Farmer Rents Farm, Sarah Jane Wife WF Feb 1860 M 14 6/5 Arkansas Arkansas Arkansas, Walsie E Daughter WF Aug 1887 12 S Arkansas Arkansas Arkansas, Lizie A Daughter WF Oct 1889 10 S Arkansas Arkansas Arkansas, Nora A Daughter WF Aug 1892 7 S Arkansas Arkansas Arkansas, Maudie B Daughter WF Aug 1886 3 S Arkansas Arkansas Arkansas, John F Son WM July 1899 10/12 S Arkansas Arkansas Arkansas,
    line 16, 206/210 CAPPS Henry H Head WM Feb 1860 40 M 12 Arkansas North Carolina Tennessee Farmer Rents Farm,
    Dora M wife WF June 1869 30 M 12 3/3 Missouri Louisiana Arkansas,
    Jessie E Son WM Jan 1891 9 S Texas Arkansas Missouri,
    Myrtle E Daughter WF June 1895 4 S Idaho Arkansas Missouri,
    Arvel R Son WM July 1899 10/12 S Texas Arkansas Missouri,
    CAPPS Robert Father WM Feb 1821 79 Wd North Carolina North Carolina North Carolina,
    line 22, 207/211 CAPPS Thomas S Head WM Feb 1858 42 M 20 Arkansas North Carolina Tennessee Farmer Owns Farm Free of mortgage, Martha H Wife WF April 1863 37 M 20 5/2 Arkansas Tennessee Tennessee, Charely W Son WM Dec 1880 19 S Arkansas Arkansas Arkansas Teacher, Oscar H Son WM Dec 1888 10 S Arkansas Arkansas Arkansas Farm Laborer. 
    Died 15 Sep 1902  Boone County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Buried Eoff Cemetery, Boone County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Person ID I2846  Our Genealogy
    Last Modified 12 Feb 2012 

    Father Richard Lewis Capps,   b. Abt 1794, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1867, Boone County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Mother Rachel Barnhill,   b. BET. 1795 - 1800, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1828, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years) 
    Married 22 Feb 1814  Mecklenburg County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Notes 
    • Groom: Lewis Capps
      Bride: Rachael Barnhill
      Bond Date: 22 Feb 1814
      Bond #: 000080669
      Level Info: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868
      ImageNum: 000447
      County: Mecklenburg
      Record #: 01 044
      Bondsman: James Made his Mark Carigan
      Witness: Isaac S. Alexander.
    Family ID F1283  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Elvira Woody,   b. 2 Sep 1820, Lincoln County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1885, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married 1839  Carroll [later Newton] County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 14
    Children 
     1. William F. Capps,   b. 22 Aug 1842, Carroll County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1906, Boone County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     2. Mary Capps,   b. Abt 1842, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1860  (Age ~ 17 years)
     3. Richard Ruben Capps,   b. 16 Jan 1843, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1913, probably Boone County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     4. John Capps,   b. 4 Feb 1845, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1905, Boone County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     5. Robert C. Capps,   b. Abt 1846, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1864, St. Louis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 18 years)
     6. Malinda Catherine Capps,   b. Oct 1849, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jul 1903, Red Bluff, Jackson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years)
     7. Elvira Ann Capps,   b. 7 Jun 1852, probably Carroll County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1930, Boone County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     8. James R. Capps,   b. Abt 1854, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. George Washington Capps,   b. 8 Sep 1857, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. BET. 1920 - 1930, probably Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     10. Thomas Scott "Scott" Capps,   b. 17 Feb 1858, Boone County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1915, Boone County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
     11. Henry H. Capps,   b. Feb 1860, Carroll [now Boone] County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1934, Probably Hill County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years)
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2014 
    Family ID F1278  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Mary Kennedy,   b. Jul 1837, Polk County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1897, probably Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Married 15 Oct 1887  Boone County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    • Robert Capps signed with a mark
    Notes 
    • Arkansas County Marriages, 1837-1957
      familysearch.org
      noted 13 Oct 2011
      groom: Robert Capps
      groom's age: 65
      groom's estimated birth year: 1822
      groom's residence: Wiles Creek, Newton, Arkansas
      bride: Mary Kenody
      bride's age: 50
      bride's estimated birth year: 1837
      bride's residence: Elm Wood, Boone, Arkansas
      marriage date: 15 Oct 1887
      marriage license date: 12 Oct 1887
      marriage place: , Boone, Arkansas, United States
      digital folder number: 4331450
      page number: 17
      source: Arkansas County Marriage Records, 1837-1957
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2014 
    Family ID F1327  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Robert Capps (1820-1902), Reminiscent History of the OzarkRegion. Chicago: Goodspeed Brothers, 1894, pg. 194-195.

      This gentleman has been a resident of this section since 1837, comingthither from St. Louis County, Mo., where he had settled in 1836. He wasborn in Mecklenburg County, N.C., February 2, 1820, in which State hisparents, Richard and Rachel (Barnhill) Capps, were also born and reared.After their marriage they removed to Tennessee and made a good home forthemselves in Grainger County, but in 1836 removed to Missouri, and thefollowing year came to this section of Arkansas. The father became aprominent farmer of Newton County, but was called from life in Boone County in 1867, his wife having died in Alabama in 1828, after havingborne him two children: William and Robert. Mr. Capps' second wife was Pricie Brady, who resides in Indian Territory. Two children resulted from this union. Mr. Capps was a Democrat in politics. The early lifeof Robert Capps was spent in his native State, and in the mountains ofNewton County, Ark. Following in his father's footsteps he became quite a noted Nimrod in his youth, and, while the State was in a primativecondition, he killed many bears and deer and on one occasion in one daykilled four panthers. He had many thrilling experiences and many narrow escapes from death but his nerve and calmness carried him through safely on every occasion. He began doing for himself in 1837, and passed aevery eventful life in the wilds of Newton County, a life he greatlyenjoyed on account of its freedom and independence, notwithstanding thehardships which he was compelled to undergo. He was married in Newton County, in 1839, to Miss Elvira Woody, a daughter of John Woody, asoldier of the War of 1812, her birth having occurred in Tennessee. To them a good old-fashioned family of twelve children were given: William F., who resides in this county; Mary, who died after her marriage with Thomas Taylor; Richard, who is a farmer in this county, and was a soldier in the Civil War; Malinda is a resident of Texas and the wife of John Ingram; John farms in the vicinity of Harrison; Alvira is the wife ofJames Hankins of Boone County; George resides on a farm in Texas; Jamesis also in Texas; Scott is farming in this county; and Henry resides inIdaho. Two children died in early childhood. William F., Richard andRobert, sons of Robert Capps, Sr., enlisted in Rabb's battery, SecondMissouri Light Artillery, in 1862. Robert died in St. Louis in 1862, andthe other two were mustered out of service at St. Louis. The mother ofthese children was called from this life in 1883, and in 1887 the fathermarried Mary, the daughter of Samuel and Isabella (McConnell) Kennedy,the former of whom was a Virginian and removed to Tennessee, where hedied. His father came from Ireland. The mother died in Boone County,Ark., in 1883, having emigrated to this section in 1852. Mrs. Capps wasborn in Polk County, Tenn., in 1837, a sister, Elizabeth, being a twinwith her. Mr. Capps has been a resident of the section in which he nowlives for nearly sixty years, has always tilled the soil, and besides thefarm of fifty acres on which he resides, he is the owner of othervaluable lands in Newton and Boone Counties. For the past two years hehas resided at Elmwood, but continues to look after his farming andstockraising interests, having always given much attention to this branchof agriculture. He is a substantial and law-abiding citizen, was astrong Union man during the war, and while the great struggle was inprogress, was a resident of Missouri. He lost heavily during that time,and his wife, her sister and their widowed mother had a hard struggle tokeep the wolf from the door while the great conflict between the Northand South was being waged. Mrs. Capps was one of the first teachers ofNewton County, is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, whileMr. Capps has long been a Baptist. His a member of Bellefonte Lodge ofthe A.F.& A.M.

      also:

      Silas C. Turnbo
      A Few Names of the Pioneer Settlers on the Left Prong of CrookedCreek and Vicinity
      noted 13 September 2004

      "In refering to the names of early residents on the left hand prong ofCrooked Creek in Boone County Arkansas., Mr. William A. Eoff gives thefollowing. The names are those who lived on the creek and vicinity fromthe earliest period of the settlement of that locality up to thebeginning of the war. Among them were Henry Woody and Katie his wife, BenGipson and Elizabeth his wife, Duke Spain and Betsy his wife., Bill Pottsand Louisa his wife, Jimmie Willis and Lucy his wife, Jake Clipper andhis wife Harriet, Bill Braden and his wife Mahala, Ben McMahan and Betseyhis wife., Davy Nichols and Hezzikieh his wife, Bob Capps and his wifeElvira, Jimmie Jones and Polly his wife, Billy Singer and Martha hiswife. There were also Judge Ewing and Billy Ewing, Jake Turner and ClampTurner who were brothers, and John Woody who was a chair maker. This manhad a son named John whose wife was named Katie. Davy Nichols the onementioned above was a hard shell Baptist preacher. Mr. Eoff married MissElvira Pennywell on the let of December 1853 and they lived many years onthe left hand prong of the creek 4 miles from Bellfonte and 4 miles fromVally Springs and one half a mile from Pilot Knob. In speaking of hisearly school days, Mr. Eoff said "went to school at Peter Bellers wherethere was a small house used for school purposes. The teacher wife wasname Evaline. Some of my school mates who attended this school wereCaroline Nichols, Francis Beller and Virginia Beller, Bob Capps, JohnEoff and Charley Mitchell son of Col. Bill Mitchell. Some time after theschool was out Charley Mitchell married Sarah Baker daughter of JackBaker. Mr. Baker and Mitchell and his wife were killed in the MountainMeadow Massacre in Utah in September 1857. Billy Beller was the man thatkept the Beller stand at the Big Spring 2 miles above Harrison."

  • Sources 
    1. [S2297] (Chicago: Goodspeed Brothers, 1894).

    2. [S1867] 1840 Carroll Co., AR Census, see also: White Twp., Pages 25&26, transcribed by Ronald Goforth, noted 26 August 2004, White Twp., by Thomas H. Clark, pg. 73A, Robert CAPPS 00001 0001, John WOODDY 1120001 0000101.

    3. [S1694] 1860 Carroll Co., AR Census, see also: Washington Twp., noted 13 September 2004, Washington Township, County of Carroll, State of Arkansas, 13th July 1860 by Peirce Byrne, P.O. Mt Pleasant, line 38, 496/487 Robert CAPPS 43 M Farmer 1200/1930 NC.

    4. [S1328] 1870 Boone Co., AR Census, Jefferson Twp., Pg. 16/441B, 25 June 1870 by H.W. Fick, P.O. Mt. Pleasant, line 7, 114/111 CAPPS, Robt 50 MW Farmer 1200/500 N.C., Elvira 49 FW House Keeper Tenn, Elvira A. 18 FW At Home Ark. attended school, Jas R. 15 MW " [Ark.] attended school, Geo T. 13 MW " [Ark.] attended school.

    5. [S966] 1880 Boone Co., AR Census, Bellefonte Twp, Page No. 26B/553B, S.D. 2, E.D. 19, 16 June 1880 by James H. Williams, line 1, 200/200 CAPPS Robt WM 61 M Farmer N.C. N.C. N.C., Elvira WF 59 Wife Keeping house cannot write Tenn "[N.C.] "[N.C.], MCDONALD Arrena WF 19 S servant cannot write "[Tenn] Tenn Tenn.

    6. [S1552] 1900 Boone Co., AR Census, Ewing Township, S.D. 3, E.D. 23, Sheet No. 13A/112A, 21st June 1900 by William Jo Guinn, line 9, 205/209 CAPPS James R Head WM Oct 1861 38 M 14 Arkansas Arkansas Arkansas Farmer Rents Farm, Sarah Jan, e Wife WF Feb 1860 M 14 6/5 Arkansas Arkansas Arkansas, Walsie E Daughter WF Aug 1887 12 S Arkansas Arkansas Arkansas, Lizie A Daughter WF Oct 1889 1.

    7. [S2297] (Chicago: Goodspeed Brothers, 1894), Robert Capps (1820-1902), This gentleman has been a resident of this section since 1837, coming thither from St. Louis County, Mo., where he had settled in 1836. He was born in Mecklenburg County, N.C., February 2, 1820, in w, hich State his parents, Richard and Rachel (Barnhill) Capps, were also born and reared. After their marriage they removed to T.

    8. [S2297] (Chicago: Goodspeed Brothers, 1894), To them a good old-fashioned family of twelve children were given: William F., who resides in this county; Mary, who died after her marriage with Thomas Taylor; Richard, who is a farmer in this county, , and was a soldier in the Civil War; Malinda is a resident of Texas and the wife of John Ingram; John farms in the vicinity of Harrison; Alvira is the wif.

    9. [S2297] (Chicago: Goodspeed Brothers, 1894), The mother of these children was called from this life in 1883, and in 1887 the father married Mary, the daughter of Samuel and Isabella (McConnell) Kennedy, the former of whom was a Virginian and rem, oved to Tennessee, where he died. His father came from Ireland. The mother died in Boone County, Ark., in 1883, having emigrated to this section in 1852.

    10. [S360] Silas C. Turnbo, A Few Names of the Pioneer Settlers on the Left Prong of Crooked Creek and Vicinity, noted 13 September 2004, by S. C. Turnbo, "In refering to the names of early residents on the left hand prong of Crooked Creek in Boone County Arkansas., Mr. William A. Eoff gives th.

    11. [S1307] Eoff Cemetery, Boone Co., AR.

    12. [S1307] Eoff Cemetery, Boone Co., AR, 44. CAPPS, Robert - 2 Feb. 1820 - 15 Sept. 1902 Mason, b.Mecklenburg Co.NC son/Richard & Rachel (Barnhill) info/R. Logan, hus./Elvira Woody - b. 1819, dau./John - no mkr. here.

    13. [S1956] North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868, Groom: Lewis Capps, Bride: Rachael Barnhill, Bond Date: 22 Feb 1814, Bond #: 000080669, Level Info: North Carolina Marriage Bonds, 1741-1868, ImageNum: 000447, County: Mecklenburg, Record #: 01 044, Bondsman: James Made his Mark Carig, Witness: Isaac S....

    14. [S693] "Some Descendants of William Woody of Virginia and Lincoln Co., Tennessee", Roger V. Logan, Says married Carroll (Newton) County, Ark..

    15. [S2965] Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957, familysearch.org.


 
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