William N. Capron


William N. Capron was born during the late 1780s. He was the son of William Capron (the younger) and Mary Northen Capron.

In 1814, William N. Capron married Clarissa Dodge of New York City.

In 1813, he was called a merchant at 40 Lion Street. Beginning in 1815, the home and business of William N. Capron began to appear in the Albany city directories. Variously called a merchant and painter, his addresses were given as 30 Sand and 49 Washington Streets. As late as 1830, his was one of six Capron-named addresses in the booming city.

William N. Capron died in June 1835. He had lived 47 years. His widow, Clarissa, lived until 1846. Both deaths were noted in the Albany newspapers.

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the people of colonial Albany Sources: The life of William N. Capron has not been accorded a CAP biography number. This sketch of someone born during the late 1780s is present chiefly to distinguish the lives the almost same-named individuals over three generations in Albany. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.

passively posted: 1/30/09