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Samuel Caple Senior -Revolutionary War Patriot Dies


Writing Prompt 2- Family History Challenge – Write a modern day obituary for one of our ancestors.

              SAMUEL CAPLE REVOLUTIONARY WAR PATRIOT DIES Samuel Caple Senior, age 96, of Carroll County Maryland, passed away Sept 12, 1846.

Born May 12, 1752 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, Samuel was well known in his neighborhood and respected by all. He took the Oath of Fidelity and Support on March 1778 and served in the company of Capt. Stephen Gill, Regiment of Col. Gist, Select Militia of Baltimore, MD, Upper Gunpowder Battalion during the Revolutionary War. He spent his entire life never living more than 20 miles from his birth place.

He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Cole Caple who passed away in 1836. He is survived by his children, Samuel of Ohio, William Janelle (Margaret), Jacob (Ruth Ann), Mary, Sally, Nancy (Wagers), Matilda (Flater), Sarah Ellen (Edmonson), Hyantha (Blizzard) and many grandchildren.

He will be buried in the Caple Family Cemetery loacated at 1824 Deer Park Road, Carroll County, Maryland.