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My name is Brenda Lewis and Capp Jefferson was my great grandfather he was born in or outside Smithville, Texas on June 1, 1877 on a farm. He later moved to Temple, Texas and later moved to Oklahoma City where he made his home until 1942 when he moved to Highland Park in Detroit, Michigan. He died in Oklahoma City October 29, 1946. My great grandfather Capp Jefferson was a black man who loved to write poetry which was also printed in the Black Dispatch Newspaper. He also wrote on racial equality. He married my great grandmother Sedalia Craig from Neosha, Kansas and to this reunion their children were born. Helen Jefferson Bolin (My grandmother-aka Bigmama (Ray Bolin), Ruth Jefferson
Lee, Branch Bruce Jefferson, Hazel M. Jefferson Gains, Orlanda Bennet and Doll Jefferson Billingslea. There was also other children: Fern Jefferson, Cape Tobe Jefferson, Pocahontus Jefferson and possibly one more. Everyone of then are deceased and the only living are Capp Jefferson grandkids, great grandkids and great great, great grandkids. Capp went on to amass property in Oklahoma City. He once owned most of Jefferson Ridge among much property there along with oil and gas, mineral investments. if you ever want to read anything about him go to the Oklahoma Historical Society and click on Newspapers go to the The Black Dispatch where you will see much of his poems.
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Capp Jefferson was my great grandfather; This is so cool, my great grandpaw wrote a poem to that was read at Booker T. Washington's homegoing in 1915. My name is Brenda Conley