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Mary Ann Page Capps

Mary Ann Page Capps

Female 1853 - 1933  (79 years)

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  • Name Mary Ann Page Capps  [1
    Born 10 May 1853  Washington, St Landry, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 20 Jan 1933  Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Spring Hill Cemetery
    Person ID I1586  Hollier & Dufilho
    Last Modified 14 May 2017 

    Father James Allen Capps,   b. 13 Oct 1825, Nashville, Davidson, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1870, Washington, St Landry, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother Mary Esther Gardner,   b. 20 Nov 1830, Washington, St Landry, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1869, Washington, St Landry, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 19 Jun 1852  Opelousas, St Landry, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Family ID F430  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Julius Wellington McCullough,   b. 05 Mar 1843, Moundsville, Marshall, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1883, Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Children 
     1. Julius Wellington McCullough, Jr.,   b. 07 Dec 1877, Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1949, Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  []
     2. Stanard Buffington McCullough,   b. 04 Feb 1880, Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Feb 1964, Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  []
     3. Patrick Henry McCullough,   b. 02 Dec 1872, Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jul 1919, Parkersburg, Wood, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)  []
    +4. Anna Hope McCullough,   b. 26 Jan 1875, Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Feb 1962, Raleigh, Wake, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  []
    Last Modified 14 May 2017 19:36:46 
    Family ID F1193  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 May 1853 - Washington, St Landry, Louisiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Jan 1933 - Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Huntington, Cabell, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    CAPPS Mary Ann Page
    CAPPS Mary Ann Page
    Original from the Anna Catharine Hinckley Collection held by Mark Edwin Hollier.

  • Notes 
    • Mary Ann Page Capps was the eldest of nine children born to James Allen Capps (1825-1870) and his wife Mary Esther Gardner (1830-1869) of Washington, St. Landry Parish, LA. Her father was a riverboat captain. On June 20, 1852 Mary Ann married another steamboat captain, Julius Welling McCullough of Huntington, Cabell Co., VA (later WV). Capt. McCullough brought his bride north to Huntington where they were quickly joined by four children: Patrick Henry (b. 1872), Anna Hope (b. 1875), Julius Welling Jr. (b. 1877), and Stanard Buffington (b. 1880).

      Mary Ann's granddaughter, Josephine LeSage Snow, recorded a family story: "In 1882 Grandma 'Cullough took all four of her little ones to Louisiana on a visit. They made the trip by steamboat, and visited several weeks among all the kin. On the return trip Grandpa was to meet the boat in Cincinnati and passage was all arranged for them to leave New Orleans on the Golden City. On the day of departure a letter came from Grandpa saying not to take the Golden City, but to wait for the Thomas J. Sherlock. Whether it was because he could not meet that boat, or because of a premonition, the delay saved their lives. The Golden City burned to the water's edge on that very trip north in Memphis Tenn." [Note: The "Golden City" burned on March 25, 1882.]

  • Sources 
    1. [S266] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Inc., Mary Ann Page Capps McCullough, Find A Grave Memorial# 62827306, accessed 17 Feb 2013.
      Birth: May 10, 1853
      Washington
      St. Landry Parish
      Louisiana, USA
      Death: Jan. 20, 1933
      Huntington
      Cabell County
      West Virginia, USA

      Mary Ann Page Capps was the eldest of nine children born to James Allen Capps (1825-1870) and his wife Mary Esther Gardner (1830-1869) of Washington, St. Landry Parish, LA. Her father was a riverboat captain. On June 20, 1852 Mary Ann married another steamboat captain, Julius W. McCullough of Huntington, Cabell Co., VA (later WV). Capt. McCullough brought his bride north to Huntington where they were quickly joined by four children: Patrick Henry (b. 1872), Anna Hope (b. 1875), Julius W. Jr. (b. 1877), and Stanard Buffington (b. 1880).

      Mary Ann's granddaughter, Josephine LeSage Snow, recorded a family story: "In 1882 Grandma 'Cullough took all four of her little ones to Louisiana on a visit. They made the trip by steamboat, and visited several weeks among all the kin. On the return trip Grandpa was to meet the boat in Cincinnati and passage was all arranged for them to leave New Orleans on the Golden City. On the day of departure a letter came from Grandpa saying not to take the Golden City, but to wait for the Thomas J. Sherlock. Whether it was because he could not meet that boat, or because of a premonition, the delay saved their lives. The Golden City burned to the water's edge on that very trip north in Memphis Tenn." [Note: The "Golden City" burned on March 25, 1882.]

      _________________

      OBITUARY

      MRS. M'CULLOUGH TAKEN BY DEATH
      Mother of Mrs. J. C. LeSage Passes at Age of 79 After Long Illness
      Mrs. Mary A. McCullough, 79 years old, died early this morning of a long illness of bronchial asthma at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. C. LeSage, 449 West Fifth avenue. She had been an invalid since a severe attack of influenza in 1928.
      Mrs. McCullough was born in Washington, La., on May 10, 1853, and has resided in Huntington since 1872. Mr. McCullough died in 1883. Besides Mrs. LeSage[,] she is survived by two sons, J. W. McCullough, Zanesville, O., and S. B. McCullough, Huntington; two sisters, Mrs. Lucy Mills, Barboursville, and Mrs. W. W. Hamilton, Amarilla, Tex.; and two brothers, Thomas Capps, Louisiana, and Allen Capps, of Orange, Tex.
      Funeral services will be conducted at the LeSage residence Sunday afternoon at 2:30, with Dr. W. H. Sheffer, pastor of the Central Christian church, of which she was a member, officiating. Burial will be in Spring Hill cemetery.
      [Huntington Advertiser (Huntington, WV), 20 January 1933.]

      Family links:
      Parents:
      James Allen Capps (1825 - 1870)
      Mary Esther Gardner Capps (1830 - 1869)

      Spouse:
      Julius Wellington McCullough (1843 - 1883)*

      Children:
      Patrick Henry McCullough (1872 - 1919)*
      Anna Hope McCullough LeSage (1875 - 1962)*
      Julius Wellington McCullough (1877 - 1949)*
      Stanard Buffington McCullough (1880 - 1964)*

      *Calculated relationship

      Burial:
      Spring Hill Cemetery
      Huntington
      Cabell County
      West Virginia, USA

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      Maintained by: John Coffey
      Originally Created by: Ernie Wright
      Record added: Dec 12, 2010
      Find A Grave Memorial# 62827306

    2. [S266] Find A Grave, Find A Grave, Inc., Capt James Allen Capps, Memorial# 72076791, John Coffey, Jun 27, 2011.
      Birth: Oct. 13, 1825 Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
      Death: Nov. 16, 1870 Washington, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana, USA
      James Allen Capps was the son of Benjamin Capps and his wife Nancy M. Scurlock Capps. After the death of his father, James and his younger brother Joseph lived with his widowed mother in Nashville, Davidson Co., TN. At an early age James worked on riverboats, plying the Mississippi and its tributary rivers. His travels brought him to St. Landry Parish in the Louisiana bayou where he met Mary Esther Gardner (1830-1869), daughter of Thomas Gardner (1787-1844), a prosperous tanner and dealer in animal hides. James and Mary were married in Washington, LA on June 20, 1852. The couple made their home in Washingto, where they raised nine children: Mary Ann Page (b. 1853), John Davis (b. 1855), Lucy (b. 1856), Aline Emily (b. 1858), Oramel Hinckley (b. 1860), James Allen, Jr. (b. ca. 1863), Thomas Gardner (b. ca. 1864), Charles (b. ca. 1866), and Mattie (b. 1867).

      Capps was one of five riverboat captains who married the daughters of Thomas Gardner. In the 1850s he entered into business with his brother-in-law Orramel Hinckley and other partners in a boat building and shipping business linking Washington to New Orleans and as far north as Indiana. For several years before the outbreak of the Civil War, Capps captained the steamboat "Anna Perret."

      "The Anna Perret, A.J. [sic] Capps Master, will leave Washington every Wednesday at 9 a.m. and leave New Orleans every Saturday at 6 p.m....Passengers and shippers may rely on the punctual time for departure of the steamers....
      [Opelousas Courier (St. Landry, LA), Dec. 17, 1859.]

      During the Civil War the "Anna Perret" was outfitted with guns to aid in the supply and the defense of Southern forces along the Mississippi River. Her captain apparently joined the Confederate forces engaged along the Mississippi. In a letter dated Sept. 15, 1863 from Lt. Col. A. L. Rives, Chief of the Engineer Bureaur, C.S.A. War Department, a Capt. James Capps of St. Landry was named in the "list of men who, by the wish of the honorable Secretary of the War, are to be employed in your department on the special service of destroying the enemy's property by torpedoes and similar inventions." The letter fell into Union hands and in a letter of March 21, 1864 U.S. Rear Admiral David O. Porter ordered the listed men arrested as "rebels, engaged as agents for the Confederate Government, employed for the purpose of furthering the views of said Government in destroying Union vessels by torpedoes and other inventions." [Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion, Ser.1, Vol.26 (Washington, 1914), 192-193.]

      Following the War Capps resumed piloting steamboats between Washington and New Orleans. Mary Gardner Capps died in the winter of 1869 and Capt. Capps survived her by less than two years, dying at the age of forty-five.

      Died
      November 16th A.D. 1870
      Mr. James Allen Capps
      The Burial will take place this Afternoon (17th) at three oclock at the family
      grave yard of Mr. O. Hinckley where he will be buried with Masonic Honors.
      The friends and acquaintances are respectfully invited to attend without further notice on the part of the family.
      [Handwritten funeral notice]

      Family links:
      Parents:
      Nancy M. Scurlock Capps (____ - 1870)

      Spouse:
      Mary Esther Gardner Capps (1830 - 1869)*

      Children:
      Mary Ann Page Capps McCullough (1853 - 1933)*
      John Davis Capps (1855 - 1855)*
      Lucy Capps Mills (1856 - 1933)*
      Aline Emily Capps Dezauche (1858 - 1908)*
      Orramel Hinckley Capps (1860 - 1878)*
      Allen Capps (1861 - 1944)*
      Thomas Gardner Capps (1863 - 1935)*
      Mattie Simpson Capps Hamilton (1878 - 1956)

    3. [S279] Southwest Louisiana Records (1750-1900), CD-ROM database, Donald J. Hebert, (Name: Hebert Publications; Location: Rayne, Louisiana;) (Reliability: 2).
      CAPPS, James Allen m. 19 June 1852 Mary GARDINER (Opel. Ct. Hse.: Mar. # 968)