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  • ID: I65513
  • Name: Adin Ballou CAPRON 1
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1841 in Mendon, MA
  • Burial: Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, RI
  • Death: 1911 in Stillwater, Providence, RI
  • Note:
    1880 was living in Smithfield, RI and working as a Miller.
    1890-1893 lived in Stillwater, RI.

    He owned Capron Brothers a Grist Mill on Arnold Street in Woonsocket, RI with his brothers William E. and Carlile Capron.

    CAPRON, Adin Ballou, a Representative from Rhode Island; born in Mendon, Worcester County, Mass., January 9, 1841; attended the Woonsocket High School and Westbrook Seminary, near Portland, Maine; settled in Stillwater, Providence County, R.I., and engaged in milling and dealing in grain; enlisted as a sergeant in the Second Regiment, Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry, in May 1861; promoted to the rank of sergeant major July 11, 1861; commissioned lieutenant in September 1861; served in the Signal Corps until the close of the Civil War, having been commissioned first lieutenant on March 3, 1863, and subsequently promoted to the rank of captain and major by brevet; member of the State house of representatives 1887-1892 and served as speaker in 1891 and 1892; unsuccessful candidate for election in 1892 to the Fifty-third Congress; elected as a Republican to the Fifty-fifth and to the six succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1897-March 3, 1911); was not a candidate for renomination in 1910; resumed his former business activities in Stillwater, Providence County, R.I., where he died March 17, 1911; interment in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence, R.I.

    Residence: Woonsocket, Rhode Island Occupation:
    Service Record:
    Enlisted as a Sergeant on 06 June 1861
    Enlisted in Company I, 2nd Infantry Regiment Rhode Island on 06 June 1861
    Transfered on 22 July 1861
    Promoted to Full Sergeant Major on 22 July 1861
    Transfered on 11 October 1861
    Promoted to Full Lieutenant 2nd Class on 11 October 1861 (As of Co. D)
    was Detailed on 27 December 1861
    Transfered on 24 July 1863
    Promoted to Full Lieutenant 1st Class on 24 July 1863 (As of Co. E)
    Promoted to Full Lieutenant 1st Class on 21 September 1863 (As of Signal Corps)
    Discharged for promotion on 21 September 1863
    Commission in Signal Corps Regiment RA on 21 September 1863
    Promoted to Brevet Captain on 05 December 1864
    Promoted to Brevet Major on 13 March 1865
    Mustered out on 01 September 1865

    Father: Carlile Willis CAPRON b: 1811 in Cumberland, RI
    Mother: Abigail BATES

    Marriage 1 Irene BALLOU b: ABT 1843 in Cumberland, RI
    • Married: ABT 1865

    Marriage 2 Phebe A. MOWRY b: 1850 in Smithfield, RI
    • Married: 1875 in Smithfield, RI
    1. Has Children John M. CAPRON b: 1879 in RI
    2. Has No Children Helen Mowry CAPRON b: 1877 in RI

    1. Title: 1880 Smithfield, RI Census
      1880 Smithfield, RI Census.
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