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The Ancestors of Sarah "Salley" Frances CAPPS (1846–1943)

Grandmother of Clara Myrtle GRAY-SADLER Bird (1900-1988)

 

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Editor Note: My Grandma Bird, Clara Myrtle GRAY-SADLER Bird (1900-1988)’s CAPPS Family Tree is of her 2nd great-grandfather Ira CAPPS (1802–1881).  In 1837, Ira married his cousin Lyndia CAPPS (1823-1882) in Pungo, Princess Anne County, Virginia. This giving Clara two totally different Capps lines. Please see Lyndia CAPPS (1823-1882)’s ancestral line which can be traced back to Thomas CAPPS-CAVE (1650–1690) born in 1650 in Eicham, Wentworth, Cambridgeshire, England. He died on August 17, 1690 in Tuxford, Nottinghamshire, England. Thomas was Clara's 7th great-grandfather.

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CAPPS Family Tree

Thomas CAPPS (1450-1490) of Cave, Norwich, County Norfolk, England 

(12th great-grandfather of Clara Myrtle GRAY-SADLER Bird (1900-1988)

 

Terry Louis Linton © 2016

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LINTON & BIRD Chronicles Volume IIX, Issue 4, Winter © 2015-16, ISSN 1941-3521

updated June 20 2022 

 

14th great-grandparents

Sir KnightThomas CAPPS (1450-1490) & Lady Thomasine PASSEMER (1452–1520)

Thamas was born in circa 1450, in Cave, Norwich, County Norfolk, England and died in 1490 Martham, Norwich, Norfolk, England. Thomasine was born in 1452 in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England and died in 1520 in Stanford Hall, Northamptonshire, England. 

 known children:

Richard de Cave (1465–1538); John CAPPS de Cove (1475–1500)

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13th great-grandparents

John CAPPS (1475–1500) Mary SPENCER (1478–?)

John was born in 1475 and died in 1500, in Martham, Norwich, Norfolk, England. Mary was born in 1478 in Wales and died in Martham, Norwich, Norfolk, England.

one known child:

John CAPPS (1500–1583)

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12th great-grandparents

John CAPPS (1500–1583) & Margaret DRYVEN (1505–1594)

John was born in 1500 in Strumpshaw, Norfolk, England and died on August 19, 1583 in Saint Andrew Holborn, London, Middlesex, England. Margaret was born in 1505 in Englund, Ahvenanmaa, Finland and died in 1594 in Norfolk, England.

one known child:

William CAPPS of Acle (1525–1610)

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11th great-grandparents

William CAPPS (1525–1610) & Cicely BENIT (1527–1615)

William was born in 1525 and died in 1610 in Acle, Norwich, County Norfolk, England. Cicely was born on October 31, 1527 in Ludham, Norfolk, England and died in 1615 in Acle, Norwich, Norfolk, England.

one known child:

William CAPPS (1545–1599)

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10th great-grandparents

John William CAPPS (1545–1599) & Mary Ann MOSS (1550–1616) emigrants 

John was born in 1545 in Acle, Norwich, Norfolk, England and died in 1599 in Knutton, Staffordshire, England. Mary Ann was born in 1550 in Norwich, Norfolk, England and died in 1616 in Kecoughtan, Elizabeth City Settlement, Virginia Colony.

two known children:

William Moss CAPPS Sr., (1575–1637); Benjamin CAPPS (1578–1637) 

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9th great-grandparents

William Moss CAPPS Sr., (1575–1637) emigrant &

Katheryn JERNEGAN-JERMINGHAM (1572–1629) emigrant

 

William Sr., was born in 1575, in Wrapping, Middlesex, England and died in 1637 in Kecoughtan, Elizabeth City Settlement, Virginia.   Katheryn was born in 1572, in Norwich,  Norfolk, England and died Kecoughtan, Elizabeth City Settlement, Virginia.

six known children:

Anne CAPPS (1604–?); Frances CAPPS (1606–?); Willoughby CAPPS (1609–1666); Henry CAPPS (1609–?); William Moss CAPPS Jr., (1617–1665); Thomas CAPPS (1624–1670)

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8th great-grandparents

William Moss CAPPS Jr., (1617-1665) & Margaret WOODHOUSE (1619-1702)

William was born in 1617 in Kegoughtan Parish, Elizabeth City, Virginia and died on MAY 6, 1665 in Lynhaven Parish, Lower Norfolk (later Princess Anne) County, Virginia. Margaret was born in 1619, in Linhaven, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia and died in 1702, at London Bridge, in old Princess Anne County, Virginia.

five known children:

William Woodhouse CAPPS (1650–1697); Richard CAPPS (1654–1720); Henry CAPPS (1655–1688); Dennis CAPPS (1660–1749) and William CAPPS (1662–1743)

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7th great-grandparents

Henry Woodhouse CAPPS (1652-1688) & Jane THOROGOOD (1657-1689)

Henry was born in 1655 and died on January 15, 1688 in Lynhaven Parish, Lower Norfolk (later Princess Anne) County, Virginia. Jane was born in 1657, in Virginia and died before 1689, in Lynnhaven Parish, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia

eight known children:

Dennis CAPPS Sr., (1678-1749); John CAPPS (1679–?); Anne CAPPS (1680–?); Lewis CAPPS (1682–?);  Thorogood CAPPS (1684–?);  James CAPPS (1685–?); Phillis CAPPS (1687–?); Richard CAPPS (1687–?)

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6th great-grandparents

Dennis CAPPS Sr., (1678-1749) & Millborough LEWIS (1685–1732)

Dennis Sr., was born in 1678, in Lower Norfolk County, Virginia and died on April 4, 1749, in Currituck County, North Carolina. Millborough was born in circa 1685 in Lower Norfolk County, Virginia and died in 1732 in Currituck, Currituck, North Carolina. 

twelve known children:

Moses CAPPS (1703–1762); William CAPPS (1704–1791); Henry CAPPS (1706–1779); Sarah CAPPS (1708–?); Dennis CAPPS Jr., (1710–1795); Millbrough CAPPS (1710–?); Mary CAPPS (1714–?); Elizabeth CAPPS (1716–1785); Lewis CAPPS (1718–?); Edward CAPPS (1720–1764); Philip CAPPS (1722–1753) ; Caleb CAPPS (1724-?).

 

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5th great-grandparents

Dennis CAPPS Jr., (1710-1795) & Elizabeth "Betty" (1720-1795)

Dennis Jr., was born in 1710, in Currituck County, North Carolina and died in 1795 in Currituck, Currituck County, North Carolina. Betty was born in 1720 and died in 1795 in Currituck, Currituck, North Carolina.

ten known children:

Dennis CAPPS (1732–1762); Joanna CAPPS (1733–?); Edward CAPPS (1734–1781); Milborough "Milbra" CAPPS (1735–?); John CAPPS (1738–1804); Mary CAPPS (1740–?); Ira CAPPS Sr., (1750–1845); Caleb CAPPS (1750–1811); Hilliary CAPPS (1752–1798); Moses CAPPS (1757–1815).

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4th great-grandparents

Ira CAPPS Sr., (1777-1845) & Evelyn Jemima GIVENS (1777–1818)

Ira Sr., was born in 1777, in Currituck, Currituck County, North Carolina and died in 1845 in London Bridge, Pungo, Princess Anne County, Virginia. Evelyn was born in 1777 in Virginia  and died in 1818 in  London Bridge, Pungo, Princess Anne County, Virginia. 

ten known children:

Jessee CAPPS Sr., (1802–?); Ira CAPPS Jr., (1802–1881); Newlog H. CAPPS (1804–?); Albert CAPPS (1806–?); Noah CAPPS (1807–?); Thomas CAPPS (1808–?); Dennis CAPPS (1810–?); Addison CAPPS (1816–?); Enoch CAPPS (1817–?) and Daniel CAPPS (1818–?)

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3rd great-grandparents

Ira CAPPS Jr., (1802-1881) & Lyndia CAPPS (1823-1882) (they cousins)

Ira Jr., (1802-1881) was born on November 17, 1802, in London Bridge, Pungo, Princess Anne County, Virginia. He died on January 8, 1881 at Charity Neck, Pungo, Princess Anne County, Virginia. Ira married his cousin Lynda CAPPS (1823-1882) the daughter of William H. CAPPS (1802–1850) & Margaret A. YADON (1806–1884) Lynda was born on April 7, 1823 and died on January 29, 1882 in Pungo, Princess Anne County, Virginia. (Editor's note: see Lynda CAPPS (1823-1882) Direct Ancestral Linage)

 

twelve known children:

Henrietta CAPPS (1838–1856); Amanda CAPPS (1839–?); Ira Virginius CAPPS (1845–1901); Sarah A. CAPPS (1846–1943); Georgie CAPPS (1853–?); James N. CAPPS (1854–?); Dennis CAPPS (1855–?); Josephine CAPPS (1859–?); John CAPPS (1861–?); Zebulon CAPPS (1865–1950) and Charles W. CAPPS (1867–1880)

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2nd great-grandparents

John WILLIAMS (1840-1943) & Sarah "Salley" Frances CAPPS (1846-1943)

John was born on November 26, 1840, in Seaboard, Princess Anne County, Virginia and died on August 13, 1943, in Norfolk, Norfolk County, Virginia. Sarah was born in 1846 in Pungo, Princess Anne County, Virginia and died on December 8, 1943, in Norfolk, Norfolk County, Virginia.

 

four known children:

Alice J. WILLIAMS (1866–?); Lula Virginia "Ginny" WILLIAMS (1874–?); Russell G. WILLIAMS (1881–1942) and Mary WILLIAMS (1882–?)

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great-grandparents

George Charles GRAY (1874-1905) & Lula Virginia "Ginny" WILLIAMS (1874-1935)

George was born in 1874, in Pennsylvania. Ginny was born in 1874 in Seaboard, Princess Anne County, Virginia and died on September 28, 1935 in Virginia.

 

five known children:

Susie GRAY (1895–?); Ivy Lee GRAY (1896–1930); Edward Luxford GRAY (1897–1960); Bruce GRAY (1899–?);  Clara Myrtle GRAY-SADLER (1900–1988)

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grandparents

Jeff Augustus "Gus" BIRD (1893-1954) & Clara Myrtle GRAY-SADLER (1900-1988)

sixteen children:

Guy Edward "Eddie" BIRD (1918-1957): Earl Alford BIRD (1919-1991); Myrtle Elizabeth BIRD Dougall Holzapel (1921-1996); Evelyn Virginia BIRD Linton (1922-2012) J. A. "Jeff Augustus" BIRD (1923-2015); Albert Irvin BIRD (1925-2008); Donald Milton BIRD (1926-1999); Margaret Drusilla BIRD Norwood (1928-2019); Iva Lee BIRD Bryant (1930-1993); Carlton Norris Bird (1931-2002); Franklin Delano "Buddy" BIRD (1934-2016); Frances Dell BIRD Shivers (1934-2014); Mary Louise BIRD Gill (1936); David Brewer Bird (1938-1997); Patricia "Pat" Marjie BIRD Bronstad (1941); Beatrice "Betty" Jean BIRD Jensen (1942)

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Parents

Kirk Louis LINTON (1914-1987) & Evelyn Virginia BIRD (1922-2012)

two Children:

Kenneth "Ken" Edward LINTON (1945) & Terry Louis LINTON (1949)

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Capps coat of arms House of Names

CAPPS surname

Le Cappere of Ayncount in Baliwick of Caux, Normandy, was granted a bounty of land in present day Lincolnshire by William the Conqueror for his assistance in the Battle of Hasting in 1066. He became Tenants in Chief in Lincolnshire, Northampton and Cheshire. He assumed the name of Ballivia Domini Gaufridi de Cappella.

 

Capps Genealogy & History

Capps stems from the pre-seventh-century Old English word caep, meaning a cap or head covering. It is an occupational name for someone who was a maker of headgear; with the addition of the letter S, it becomes the son of a hat maker. The Capps were granted land from William the Conqueror in Lincolnshire for their valor in the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Capps family history mention William Cappa in 1111 as the first known recording of the name in Early London Names.