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From: Jim and Terri Tait <>
Subject: CAPPS Book
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 1998 20:35:03 -0600

Here is a review of the book "BRUNSON, CAPPS, TISDALE & JOHNSON: Families of Crenshaw County, Alabama" - by Thomas Heflin Compton (1996)

Mr. Compton unfortunately does not have any copies of the book left available.

Source of review: Pea River Trails, Vol 21, Spring 1996, Number 1, page 25.

Pea River Trails is a publication of the Coffee Co, AL Genealogical and Historical Society


There are many people in this area who are related to the Capps Family. In Enterprise there are several branches, not known to be closely related. The material in this article comes from some data of Thomas H. Compton, 10380 East Pike Drive, Inverness, FL-32650.

This material is pertaining to the Brunson, Capps, Tisdale, and Johnson families of Crenshaw, AL:

"While conducting research and compiling data necessary for an extensive Capps family record, I realized that the first and second generation children of the above pioneer families moved into the Luverne/Brantley area between 1820 and 1850. They had intermarried to the point where a record of any one of the four families would, of necessity, include a substantial number of the other three families. For that reason we decided to prepare a consolidated record of the four families and present it in a single volume. The result was a book containing a grand total of 470 pages. The book contains several pictures of long departed ancestors, plus several school and family group pictures. There is also an alphabetical name index with more than 1700 sur/maiden names and over 1,100 given names.

The CAPPS family record will be of primary interest to the descendants of Alexander, Robert Humphrey, Richard M., John R., Lenora, and Harriett CAPPS.

They were the children of Samuel CAPPS and Sarah WISE. The patriarch of this CAPPS line was one John CAPPS who lived on the headwaters of the Black River, in Camden District, S.C., in the mid 1700s. He was a Revolutionary War Veteran and was granted 200 acres of land in Camden District in 1704. He had sons named Samuel, Matthew, Adam, and James W. CAPPS.

Samuel CAPPS married Sarah Wise and lived out his life in the Camden/Sumter District, S.C. Best information available indicates that all of these children moved to the Luverne area. William and John R. migrated on to Texas. Samuel J. moved first to Louisiana, and then to Arkansas. The other children remained in the Luverne area. Lenora married Daniel R. BRUNSON, and Harriett married Francis CORNETT."

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