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and the San Antonio Express published the following account of his career :
Survived by 121 descendants, Ransom Capps, Confederate Veteran, who died Saturday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. R. F. Pipes, 251 Diaz Street, was among the last of the living pioneers of Texas whose deeds have been immortalized in history and song.
He was 91 years 9 months and 2 days old. A native of Missouri, he came to Texas when a young man and settled near the head of the San Antonio River, about five miles north of town, which then consisted of an army garrison and a few stores. That was 72 years ago.
To his children, six of whom survive him, Mr. Capps has often related the stories of Indian attacks on the settlements near San Antonio.
At the beginning of the Civil War he enlisted in Company I, 3rd Texas Infantry, and served under the late Captain J. M. Trainer in Col. Lucket's brigade of Walker's Division in Louisiana and Arkansas through the entire period of the war.
His wife and children moved from their ranch north of town into San Antonio during his absence for protection against Indian attacks. The Apaches and Comanches were on a rampage, the former being especially treacherous at that time.
After the war Capps, with his family moved to a point near the head of the Salado, about twelve miles from town, where he lived until the death of his wife about 20 years ago. Fifteen children were born of their union. Following the death of his wife, Capps lived at the homes of his children in San Antonio and in Mason and McCulloch counties.
Besides his six children, he is survived by 36 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, most of whom live in Mason county.
Three daughters, Mrs. Pipes, Mrs. C. E. Jones and Mrs. E. H. Neal, live in San Antonio. Two of his sons,