Hugh CAPERTON, Congress, VA (1781-1847)


CAPERTON, Hugh, (father of Allen Taylor Caperton), a Representative from Virginia; born in Greenbrier County, Va. (now West Virginia), April 17, 1781; was a planter and also engaged in mercantile pursuits; moved to Monroe County; sheriff of Monroe County in 1805; member of the State house of delegates 1810-1813 and 1826-1830; elected as a Federalist to the Thirteenth Congress (March 4, 1813-March 3, 1815); resumed agricultural and mercantile pursuits; died on his estate, “Elmwood,” in Monroe County, near Union, Va. (now West Virginia), February 9, 1847; interment in Green Hill Cemetery, Union, W.Va.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present