Tag: William Capers

Capers, William (1790 – 1855)
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Capers, William (1790 – 1855)

Founder of Plantation Missions Capers was born in South Carolina in 1790, the son of a well-to-do rice plantation owner. Given a fine classical education in his youth, he became a Methodist preacher at the age of eighteen and accepted a charge in the South Carolina Conference. After several years of pastoral service, Capers was...

Asbury Manual School and Mission
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Asbury Manual School and Mission

Heritage Landmark for Mission to Native Americans in South Carolina Fort Mitchell was built by the Georgia militia in 1813 during the Creek War on the main Indian trade route to the Tombigbee River. It was the trading post for the southeast from 1817 to 1820, and a military post until 1840. In September 1821,...