Sarah "Salley" Frances CAPPS (18461943)

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Clara Mytrle GRAY Bird (1900-1988)


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Updated March 31 2010


Sarah "Salley" Frances CAPPS (18461943) grandmother of Clara Myrtle GRAY-SADLER Bird (1900-1988)


LINTON & BIRD CHRONICLES, Volume V, Issue 1, Spring © 2010, ISSN 1941-3521


Clara Mytrle GRAY Bird's  Grandfather & Grandmother

Clara’s grandfather, John Williams (1840-1943) was born on November 26, 1840, in Seaboard, Princess Anne County, Virginia. John died on August 13, 1943, in Princess Anne, Norfolk County, Virginia, at age 102. John Williams was the son of William Mastin Williams Sr (1809-1859) of Danville, Pittsylvania County, Virginia and Eliza Jane Emberson (1822-1856) of Hempstead County, Arkansas.

In 1865, John Williams married Sarah "Salley" Frances CAPPS (1846–1943) in Seaboard, Princess Anne County, Virginia. Clara’s grandmother Sarah, was the daughter of Ira Capps Jr. (1802- ?) and Lydia Unknown (1827- ?). Sarah was born in 1846, in Pungo, Princess Anne County, Virginia. Sarah died on December 8, 1943. in Norfolk, Virginia, at age 97. Sarah according to her obituary, she had 15 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren when she died.

John William and Sarah A. Capps four children:

Alice J. Williams (1866- ?); Lula Virginia "Ginny" Williams (1874-?); Edward G. Williams (1876-1904); Russell G. Williams (1881-1979)