I am including info on the Repper side of my family history from another reply and will go on from there on the Captain.
I have Reppers (Ripper) in my family tree that goes back to the 1700's: Phillip and Mary (Gundrey) Ripper, son Phillip and Catherine (Meagea) married in 1779. They had 7 children, one was Richard Repper (note spelling change) who married Honour Jane in Illogan. They had 6 children: Catherine (married John Stephens in Perranzabuloe Parrish, Cornwall)) with 7 children: Ann, Catherine, Elizabeth, Thomas, Jane, John R. and Mary Louise (married John Hockett)and had 2 children (John Stephens Hockett b.1880 and Anna Catherine Hockett b. 1883 married John Albert Carl Raithel), Mary (1806 Cornwall), William (1807 Cornwall), Richard, Philip, and Ann (Married Richard Kernick, son Richard). I come from the Raithel lineage, John Albert Carl (Bert) was my great grandfather.
Now, going on from the line that reads: They had 6 children: Catherine (married John Stephens in Perranzabuloe Parrish, Cornwall)) with 7 children: Ann Jane Stephens b.Feb 3 1827 in Cornwall England d. 1920 bur. Hillside Cem. Platteville WI, m. Capt. William H. Laughton b. 1823
d. 1883 buf. Hillside Cemetery, Platteville WI. William was a captain of a Mississippi River Boat and a veteran of the Civil War. He and Ann Jane had 10 children: Afred b. 1846 in Perranzabulae, d. 1870 (and a Civil War veteran), John R. Laughton b. 1849, Perranzabulae d.?, Marcia M. Laughton b. 1851 Perranzabulae d. 1948 m. unwed, Mathilda Laughton b.d.m.?, Annie Laughton b. 1852 Perranzabuloe d. 1927, William H. Laughton b. 1854 Perranzabuloe d. 1918, Fred Laughton b. 1855 Platteville WI, Orrin Laughton b. 1861 Platteville WI, George Laughton b. 1861 Platteville WI, and Mary Louise (Mamie) Laughton b. May 14 1865 Mound Valley WI d. June 17 1952 bur June 19 1952 Greenwood Cemetery Platteville WI m. Jan 1 1885 to Edgar G. Rundell b 1861 d Sept 1896.
Hope this helps, email me and I can scan the pages from my family history book for you.
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