Capers, Thomas H

Capers, Thomas H., a minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church South, was born in Sumnter District S. C., March 27, 1811. He was son of the Rev. Gabriel Capers. and nephew of bishop William Capers; joined the Church early in life, and, at the age of nineteen. entered the Georgia Conference. In 1839 he was transferred to the Alabama Conference. He was eminently successful in winning souls; but pecuniary embarrassment compelled him in 1846 to locate, and devote himself to the practice of medicine, and to teaching; in which former vocation he continued until 1864, when he was admitted into the Florida Conference. He died at his post, Oct. 15,1866. Mr. Capers was a minister of rare ability. His pulpit efforts were earnest, practical, forcible, and his pastoral work a great success. He was wise, sympathetic, energetic. See Minutes of Annual Conferences of the M. E. Church South, 1866, p. 31.

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