Surrounded by rich native blue grass pasture lands is the house William Gaston Caperton, Jr., built in 1872. Wyndridge is a large, almost square, two-story hipped roof Georgian plan house used by the more prosperous landowner in Monroe County in the decades just prior to and just after the Civil War. It is Greek Revival in form and Southern in feel with a great hall through its center and a large one-story with loft service wing to the rear. Quiet touches of Italinate along with late Victorian features are evident. The house is situated one-and-one-half miles east of the historic district of the town of Union. It is approached by a farm road from West Virginia Route Three.
The Following information is from a real estate advertisement offering the home for sale.
Rye-Caperton House, 315 South Walnut, Albany Historic House "On-the-square" Facing Shackelford County Courthouse.
Hugh Caperton built Elmwood in the 1830’s from bricks burned on the grounds and timbers pit sawn from his trees. The pits from which the clay was dug are still visible in the field near the house.
George Henry, the 10th and youngest survivng child, was named for his two uncles, George Caperton and Henry Erskine. He was educated at the Virginia Military Institute, and the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia.
What is believed to be the William Ferguson Caperton house, where he lived before he died, is located just outside Yorkville, Gibson Co. TN. One of his descendants is reportedly still living in the house. Once I have additional information and permission from the current residents, I will post additional information.
As late as the 1970's the log house built by Adam Harrison Caperton (D-228) was still standing. It is located just outside Stephenson Alabama. It was probably built during the 1840's.