Hugh Caperton

Hugh Caperton, of the Caperton family, was a private in the Densmore war in the company of Captain John Lewis, and was appointed lieutenant in Andrew Woods Company in 1783, and captain in place of Andrew Woods in 1737, and in 1793 he was sent by the Governor of Virginia to raise a company of New River Valley men to rendezvous at the North Bank of the Elk on the Kanawha to the Ohio, to protect the people from prowling bands of Indians. Captain Caperton represented Giles County, Virginia, in the Virginia Assembly in 1811.

Charles A. Johnson, A Narrative History of Wise County, Virginia ( Norton, VA: Norton Press, 1938), p.232.

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