Thanks for that very enlightening info about the Caplenors.I had noticed that all of the relatives that were left in Wilson Co, TN (I think that is where my husband's line came from before they moved to Caplinger Mills, MO) now spell their name "CAPLEANOR" or "CAPLENOR". I assumed that meant that they had always pronounced "Caplinger" with a hard "g" instead of a soft "g" ( a "j" sound, like Henry Kissinger) and gradually changed the pronunciation and spelling.Your info sheds new light on that -- thanks!
Also, thanks for (unknowlingly) backing me up on the Rebecca Carter - Samuel Caplinger connection.I have an on-going argument with some of my husband's family because they attribute some of YOUR line's records to ours.Our Samuel married a Rebecca MARICLE in 1827 and moved to MO (I think -- I haven't proved yet that he is ours!) in 1842.One cousin insists that a pension record she founds belongs to our Rebecca and Samuel, and I think it belongs to Rebecca Carter Caplinger instead.It IS confusing!
Is YOUR Samuel the one who was in Dekalb Co, TN (Temperance Hall)?It has been awhile since I looked at my records, so I cannot remember that detail.I have recently seen someone who thinks that is our Samuel, and I cannot now remember why I decided years ago that the Temperance Hall Samuel was NOT ours.If I am wrong I would LOVE to have the proof to set me straight.
Don't you wish they hadn't ALL named their sons John and Samuel????(I know that is an exaggeration, but it FEELS that way, sometimes!!!)