Smith County, Texas
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Wallace Gary Caperton, born 19 SEP 1837,
Carroll County, Mississippi. He married (1) Pernilla E. "Lizzie"
Awalt, 18 APR 1860, in Freestone County, Texas, born 1840,
Nacogdoches county, Texas, (daughter of Henry Awalt and
Mary Reed) died Feb1863 to Feb1866. He married (2) Margaret
Anna Ford, 22 FEB 1866, in Cherokee County, Texas, born 22 FEB
1845, Texas, (daughter of Phillip Henry Ford and Margaret
A. Wolfe) died 28 DEC 1917, buried: Albany Cemetery, Albany,
Shackleford County, Texas. Wallace died 25 JUN 1925, buried: Albany
Cemetery, Albany, Shackleford County, Texas. Served as a Chaplain in
the Confederate Army, Wall's Legion Texas Cavalry.
Rev. Wallace Gary Caperton was a Baptist minister and elder, serving Texas in these known congregations and maybe more:
In 1860, he is listed as a "Baptist Preacher", living with his new father-in-law, Henry Awalt, in Freestone County, Texas.
Salem Baptist Church, of Larissa, Cherokee County, Texas,
Antioch Baptist Church, Smith County, Texas, as a minister, he traveled by horseback, taking his Bible and clothing with him in his saddle pockets.
First Baptist Church of Troup...In 1866, under the leadership of the pioneer preacher, W. G. Caperton, the church was organized in the old Bell log school house.
First Baptist Church of Whitehouse. In the year 1869, a church congregation, called New Hope Church of Christ, Baptist, was organized by Elders J. A. Kindle and W. G. CAPERTON and twenty-five charter members.
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church ... In 1872, Rev. Caperton was elected as their first pastor, and a plot of ground was deeded to the church by W. B. Funderburgh. A one room log church house was built there to serve its 30 members.
Mount Sylvan Baptist Church ... In 1883 the church called W. G. Caperton.
First Baptist Church of Brady...The First Baptist Church of Brady was organized in 1887. W. G. CAPERTON was one of its fourteen known ministers.
Wallace G. Caperton was also a postmaster for Smith County, Texas in the early 1870's.
Sources of Information:
“The Caperton Family” by Bernard M. Caperton-published Charlottesville, VA, 1973
The Caperton Family History Online Edition
(information on Bernard M. Caperton’s, “The Caperton
Rye-Caperton House (photo found in the Gallery of photos)
Rev. Wallace G. Caperton - Minister
Salem Baptist Church of Larissa, Cherokee County, Texas,
1848-1899-Index: Bro. W. G. Caperton, Elder W. G. Caperton, W. G.
Smith Baptist Association, 100th Anniversary Celebration, Smith
Co., TX History, 1898-1998, Churches, Pastors, Association Officers
- 1998. Information taken from the Program for the Centennial
Celebration: See the First Baptist Church of Troup, Pleasant Hill
Baptist Church and Mt. Sylvan Baptist Church.
First Baptist Church of Whitehouse
Mt. Sylvan Baptist Church
Texas Christian Advocate-Aug. 11, 1883, pg. 3, c. 2
Antioch Baptist Church
Wallace Gary Caperton - Smith County - Postmaster
Bradford Cemetery - Percy Caperton, son of Wallace, Mamie Caperton with Thomas Broughton Collier, and children, Grady and Lizzie Collier (Also 2nd wife of Thomas, Delphia Wilbourn Robbins Collier) http://files.usgwarchives.net/tx/smith/cemetery/bradfd.txt
Albany Cemetery - Wallace G. Caperton, with Anna Ford Caperton,
Douglas Caperton, Birdie Caperton Lynch, Nellie Caperton, with Peter
Lynch Cemetery - Maggie Caperton Apperson & son, William Apperson
Maggie Caperton Apperson & son, William, buried Lynch Cemetery -
Wallace G. Caperton marriage to “Prenilla” E. Awalt
Freestone County Marriages
Rev. W. G. Caperton marriage to Margaret A. Ford
Cherokee County, Texas Marriage Book D2, Page 401
Shackleford County Marriages:
Blanche and Maggie Caperton
Smith County Marriages:
Mamie Collier marriage to Thomas Broughton Collier
History Book 1:
“W. G. Caperton served in the Confederate Army in Wall’s Legion Texas Cavalry as a Chaplain”.
“The First Baptist Church of Brady was organized in 1887. According to available information the church has had fourteen pastors during it’s history. Those having been pastors of the church are: J.J. Evans,…….W.G. Caperton,…………”
Ford Alexander Caperton information:
“Jonathan Milner, Pioneer Preacher” by Roy L. Austin
John Caperton (Father of Wallace G.)
Henry Awalt (Father of Pernilla E. Awalt)
Margaret A. Wolfe Ford (Mother of Margaret “Anna” Ford)
Wallace Gary Caperton
Mamie Caperton m. 1883 Thomas Broughton Collier
Blanche/Birdie Caperton m. 1889 William C. Lynch - div. by 1900
Connie O. Lynch (son of Birdie and William C. Lynch)
Nellie Caperton m. 1892 Peter Jerry Lynch
Ford Alexander Caperton
Philroy Henry Caperton
Jewell Caperton m. F.F. McGee
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