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Eunice Mann Capron
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Birth: Jan. 9, 1767
Attleboro
Bristol County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Feb. 9, 1853
Alden
McHenry County
Illinois, USA

Eunice met her husband Seth when he was taking his medical training with her father, Dr. Bezeleel Mann. In 1832 she is listed as living in Montgomery, NY. On 21 Jan 1839, she is listed on Revolutionary War pension abstracts, as being a resident of Orange County, NY "to be near her children". She later traveled with her daughter, Louisa, and son-in-law, David Thiers, to McHenry County, Illinois, where she died at an advanced age.

Louisa wrote of her mother, "[She] ordered well her household, being a woman of strong intellect, and she commanded through a long life the respect and love of all who knew her." She also related an anecdote which expresses to some degree Eunice's independence of mind:

"[My] parents had brought with them the New England customs and in a measure the religious beliefs prevalent at the time. If the doctor was held in great respect in old New England, what shall we say of the minister? In no other section of the country had religion so firm a hold upon the affections of the people. He was to them a just man made perfect, a sure guide to truth. Under such influences [my] mother hardly dare question his teachings, but she did draw the line when he proclaimed from the pulpit that "Hell was paved with infants not a span long."

This minister supported predestination, the belief that people were destined for heaven or hell from the moment of birth, and that nothing could be done to influence God's will in the matter. Perhaps Eunice was thinking of her brothers and sisters who died in infancy, or her own baby daughter Bebe, who died one sad Christmas, when she made her protest against the idea that babies not old enough to sin could go to hell.

Eunice and her husband Seth were third cousins once removed. Both were descendants of the early Massachusetts pioneer Jonathan Fairbanks and his wife Grace.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Bezaleel Mann (1725 - 1796)
  Bebe Carpenter Mann (1731 - 1793)
 
 Spouse:
  Seth Capron (1762 - 1835)
 
 Children:
  Newton Mann Capron (1791 - 1858)*
  Bebe Mann Capron (1795 - 1796)*
  John Milton Capron (1797 - 1860)*
  Seth Makepeace Capron (1799 - 1878)*
  Horace Capron (1804 - 1885)*
  Louisa Kirwan Capron Thiers (1814 - 1926)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Mann Draper (1754 - 1808)*
  John Preston Mann (1756 - 1837)*
  Herbert Mann (1758 - 1778)*
  John Milton Mann (1766 - 1809)*
  Eunice Mann Capron (1767 - 1853)
  Newton Mann (1770 - 1860)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:

EUNICE MANN
Wife of
SETH CAPRON
BORN
January 9, 1767
DIED
February 9, 1853
 
Burial:
Green Ridge Cemetery
Kenosha
Kenosha County
Wisconsin, USA
Plot: Block 24
 
Created by: HWA
Record added: May 18, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70040858
Eunice <i>Mann</i> Capron
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Eunice <i>Mann</i> Capron
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Eunice <i>Mann</i> Capron
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