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Richard CAPWELL & Huldah WILLIAMS

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Richard CAPWELL & Huldah WILLIAMS

Posted: 16 Apr 2000 6:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 22 Jun 2001 7:09AM GMT
Surnames: CAPWELL, WILLIAMS, THOMPSON, REYNOLDS
I hope someone can help me solve a mystery. Lucy Ann WILLIAMS was born 1844 in Cortland County. At age 1, she went to live with Richard CAPWELL and Huldah WILLIAMS CAPWELL in Troupsburg, Steuben County, NY. She later married Theodore Thompson from Troupsburg.

In the Steuben County Gazetteer, it says this about Richard & Huldah:

Richard CAPWELL was born in New Lisbon, Otsego County, in 1803. In early manhood he moved to Marathon, Cortland County, and in September, 1837, emigrated to this town (Troupsburg), locating where his son, James CAPWELL now lives. He was a carder and cloth-dresser by trade, and built a fulling and carding-mill at the junction of Troups and Works creeks, where he carried on business many years. His wife was Huldah WILLIAMS by whom he had one child, James, of this town, born January 12, 1837. Richard Capwell died December 3, 1875 and his wife September 24, 1885, aged seventy-six years. March 22, 1859, James Capwell married Polly A. Reynolds, who was born June 9, 1837.

It does not mention Lucy Ann WILLIAMS CAPWELL at all, but the 1855 Troupsburg census shows her as an adopted daughter, age 11 living with.

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