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Mary Esther Gardner Capps
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Birth: Nov. 20, 1830
Washington
St. Landry Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Feb. 23, 1869
Washington
St. Landry Parish
Louisiana, USA

Mary Esther Gardner Capps was the eighth of ten children born to Thomas Gardner and his wife Mary Norton. Her father was a successful tanner and dealer in animal hides in the bayou town of Washington, St. Landry Parish, La. Mary married on June 20, 1852 James Allen Capps (1825-1870), a riverboat captain. James and Mary Capps made their home in Washington, where they raised nine children: Mary Ann Page (b. 1853), John Davis (b. 1855), Lucy (b. 1856), Aline Emily (b. 1858), Orramel Hinckley (b. 1860), James Allen, Jr. (b. 1861), Thomas Gardner (b. ca. 1864), Charles (b. ca. 1866), and Mattie (b. 1867).


DIED—At Washington, on the 22d inst., Mrs. MARY GARDNER, consort of Capt. Jas. A. Capps, aged 38 years.
["Opelousas Courier" (Opelousas, La.), February 27, 1869, 2.]


James Capps followed followed less than two years later. The orphaned Capps children were taken in by their aunts and uncles.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Gardner (1787 - 1844)
  Mary Norton Gardner (1797 - 1853)
 
 Spouse:
  James Allen Capps (1825 - 1870)
 
 Children:
  Mary Ann Page Capps McCullough (1853 - 1933)*
  John Davis Capps (1855 - 1855)*
  Lucy Capps Mills (1856 - 1933)*
  Aline Emily Capps Dezauche (1858 - 1908)*
  Orramel Hinckley Capps (1860 - 1878)*
  James Allen Capps (1861 - 1944)*
  Thomas Gardner Capps (1863 - 1935)*
  Mattie Simpson Capps Hamilton (1867 - 1956)*
 
 Siblings:
  Eliza Gardner (1812 - 1855)*
  Laura Norton Gardner Tesson (1814 - 1852)*
  Charles Gardner (1820 - 1853)*
  Thomas Sinky Gardner (1827 - 1862)*
  Mary Esther Gardner Capps (1830 - 1869)
  Cordelia Gardner Crawford (1836 - 1904)*
  Cornelia A Gardner Beers (1836 - 1895)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Gardner-Hinckley Family Cemetery
Washington
St. Landry Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
Created by: John W. Coffey
Record added: Jun 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72077850
Mary Esther <i>Gardner</i> Capps
Added by: John W. Coffey
 
Mary Esther <i>Gardner</i> Capps
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