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Allen T. Caperton

Allen Taylor Caperton (November 21, 1810July 26, 1876) was an American politician who was a United States Senator serving as a Democrat, as well as previous positions. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2178x2976, 483 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Allen T. Caperton ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (2178x2976, 483 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Allen T. Caperton ... November 21 is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1810 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... July 26 is the 207th day (208th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 158 days remaining. ... 1876 (MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The United States Senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, smaller than the United States House of Representatives. ... The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; the other being the Republican Party. ...


Early life

Caperton, son of Hugh Caperton and Harriette Echols, was born near Union, Monroe County, Virginia (now West Virginia) on November 21, 1810. At the age of 14, he traveled by horseback to Huntsville, Alabama, to attend school. He later graduated from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, then graduated from Yale College in 1832. He studied law in Staunton, Virginia, was admitted to the bar and practiced law. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require rewriting and/or reformatting. ... Union is a town located in Monroe County, West Virginia. ... Monroe County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... Official language(s) English Capital Richmond Largest city Virginia Beach Area  Ranked 35th  - Total 42,793 sq mi (110,862 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 430 miles (690 km)  - % water 7. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Area  Ranked 41st  - Total 24,244 sq mi (62,809 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ... November 21 is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1810 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Nickname: Rocket City Watercress Capital of the World Coordinates: Country United States State Alabama County Madison, Limestone Mayor Loretta Spencer Area    - City 174. ... Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... The University of Virginia (also called U.Va. ... Nickname: C-Ville Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Albemarle County Founded 1762 Mayor David E. Brown Area    - City 26. ... 1832 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... West Beverley Street in downtown Staunton Staunton is an independent city within the confines of Augusta County in the commonwealth of Virginia. ...


Political career

He served as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates in 1841-1842. He was elected a member of the Virginia Senate in 1844, and served until 1848. In 1850 and 1861 he was a delegate to the State constitutional conventions, as well as once again being a member of the Virginia House of Delegates from 1857 to 1861. During the Civil War he was elected by the legislature of Virginia to be a member of the Confederate States Senate in which he served until 1865. After the war, he was the first ex-Confederate elected to the United States Senate, entering office as a Democrat from West Virginia and served from March 4, 1875, until his death in Washington, D.C., July 26, 1876. He was interred in Green Hill Cemetery, Union, West Virginia. The Virginia House of Delegates is the lower house of the Virginia General Assembly. ... 1841 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1842 was a common year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The Senate of Virginia is the upper house of the Virginia General Assembly. ... 1844 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... 1848 (MDCCCXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1850 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1857 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... 1861 is a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Lincoln, President Ulysses S. Grant, General Jefferson Davis, President Robert E. Lee, General Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action... The Congress of the Confederate States was the legislative body of the Confederate States of America, existing during the American Civil War between 1861 and 1865. ... 1865 (MDCCCLXV) is a common year starting on Sunday. ... March 4 is the 63rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (64th in leap years). ... 1875 (MDCCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia. ... July 26 is the 207th day (208th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 158 days remaining. ... 1876 (MDCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...


References

Preceded by:
Arthur I. Boreman
United States Senator (Class 1) from West Virginia
1875–1876
Served alongside: Henry Gassaway Davis
Succeeded by:
Samuel Price

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Allen T. Caperton, who was one of the most illustrious Virginians in the middle of the nineteenth century, dying in Washington city in 1876, while a member of the United States senate, were children of this Hon.
Allen T. Caperton, United States senator, inherited a vast landed estate from his father; was graduated from Yale; and the late General Cassius M. Clay refers to him in his memoirs as one of his most intimate friends at Yale, mentioning also in this connection the grandfather of the present Nicholas Longworth of Cincinnati.
Caperton Braxton were notable and distinguished representatives of the Caperton family in Virginia, their mothers having been daughters of the Hon.
A History of The Middle New River Settlements and Contiguous Territory, by David E. Johnston (1906). (1960 words)
Adam was the progenitor of the Monroe Capertons; Hugh of the New River Capertons, and William of the Kentucky and Mississippi Capertons.
His son, Allen T., became a most prominent man, serving often in the Legislature of Virginia, both in the House of Delegates and in the Senate, and in the Constitutional Convention of 1850-1; in the Confederate Congress, and was serving as United States Senator from West Virginia at the time of his death.
William Caperton, the progenitor of the Kentucky and Mississippi branch of the family, as an orator was without a rival.
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