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Clergyman

William Capers, American clergyman.

Background

Capers, William was born on January 26, 1790 in St. Thomas’ Parish, South Carolina, United States. Son of William and Mary (Singeltary) Capers.

Education

Attended South Carolina. College at Union, 1807-1808.

Career

Elder, 1812; held many pastorates in South. Superintendent of missions to Creek Indians, 1821-1825. Secretary Southern Missionary Department of Methodist Church, 1840-1844.

Consecrated bishop of Methodist Church South, 1846. Worked primarily among plantation slaves.

Connections

Married Anna White, January 13, 1813. Married second, Susan McGill, October 31, 1816.

father:
William Capers

mother:
Mary (Singeltary) Capers

spouses:
Anna White

Susan McGill