Biography of Henry Caple

Caple, Henry, was born near Bristol, England. in 1841. His father, Robert Caple, was a native of England, born in 1819. and came to Oakfield in 1836. He returned to England in 1839, married Sarah Sainsbury and the family came to OakfIeld in 1849, where he established the merchant tailoring business for Burden & March. He served four years in the Civil war in the 49th N. Y. Vols. and 8th Heavy Artillery; he died in Elba in 1898. Henry Caple was educated in the common schools and Cary Seminary; he has been treasurer of the seminary for fourteen years, served two terms as supervisor and has held many other responsible positions. In 1860 he married Sarah A. Warren, who died in June, 1891, leaving two daughters: Mrs. F. M. Bignall of Elba and Mrs. Arthur Nichols of Buffalo. In September, 1892, Mr. Caple married Lucy King Mellen who was born in Norfolk, Va., and is a descendant of Commodore Barry. commissioned by George Washington. She was in the city of Richmond during the siege.

Our County and it's people
A descriptive work on Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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