Rev. Leonidas Ranson Capers

Leonidas Ranson Capers (Reverend)Age: 73 years18191892

Name
Leonidas Ranson Capers (Reverend)
Given names
Leonidas Ranson
Surname
Capers (Reverend)
Birth March 20, 1819 32 31
Birth of a brotherRichard Legrande Capers
March 27, 1821 (Age 2 years)

Death of a fatherWilliam Hickson Capers, Colonel
February 7, 1839 (Age 19 years)
MarriageLucy H. TurnerView this family
March 12, 1840 (Age 20 years)
Note: Notes on Marriage: L. R. Capers and Lucy H. Turner were married by T. R. Kendall and J. P. Tanner, bondsmen. Son of Elizabeth Capers of Tuscaloosa, Alabama--Vol 128, pg 31 Sumpter City, Alabama. Gandrud/Jones
Birth of a child
#1
Unnamed Child Capers
1841 (Age 21 years)

Migrated March 20, 1841 (Age 22 years)
MarriageMartha Mahulda Kent (Capers)View this family
February 17, 1844 (Age 24 years)
Birth of a son
#2
William W. Capers
1846 (Age 26 years)

Children 1846 (Age 26 years)

Note: William, Caleb Leonidas (Dutch), Richard Crede, Johanna, Jesse Thomas, O'Banion Walter, Ione Theodosia, EMMA GRACE, Lula (or Lucy) Capers
Birth of a son
#3
Caleb Leonidas (Dutch) Capers
December 8, 1847 (Age 28 years)
Death of a motherElizabeth Elenor Lenoir (Capers)
June 28, 1848 (Age 29 years)
Birth of a son
#4
Richard Crede Capers
January 5, 1850 (Age 30 years)

Birth of a daughter
#5
Susan Johanna Capers (Dannelly)
July 10, 1852 (Age 33 years)

Birth of a son
#6
Jessie Thomas Capers
1854 (Age 34 years)

Ordained September 1856 (Age 37 years)

Note: Ordained a Baptist Minister in Carroll Parish, Louisiana.
Birth of a son
#7
O'Banion Walter Capers
December 20, 1857 (Age 38 years)

Birth of a child
#8
Verginus Leek Capers
April 16, 1859 (Age 40 years)

Death of a sonWilliam W. Capers
1860 (Age 40 years)

Note: Killed in Civil War. Location and Date Unknown.
Birth of a daughter
#9
Iona Theodosia Capers (Dannelly)
June 29, 1861 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#1
Laura Frances Capers
1861 (Age 41 years)

Migrated 1861 (Age 41 years)

Note: Moved and settled to the east bank of the Trinity River to what was known as Drew's Landing, then in Polk County
Birth of a daughter
#10
Lucy Capers
1862 (Age 42 years)
Birth of a daughter
#11
Maggie E. “Lula? Lucy?” Capers (Meeks)
1862 (Probably) (Age 42 years)

Birth of a daughter
#12
Lula Capers
1863 (Age 43 years)
Birth of a daughter
#13
Emma Grace Capers (Fitzgerald)
February 1864 (Age 44 years)
Note: Aunt Fay told her daughter, Hazel, that Emma had red hair and blue eyes.
Lodge 1873 (Age 53 years)
Note: Member of the Newport Masonic Lodge #228 at Riverside, Texas
Birth of a grandson
#2
Edward Wiseman Fitzgerald
January 26, 1880 (Age 60 years)
Moved 1880 (Age 60 years)
Note: Moved to Comanche County, Texas where he had four churches.
Jailed 1880 (Age 60 years)
Note: Jailed in Comanche County for cattle theft for three months. See story under "Notes" above beside "Personal and Details."
Birth of a grandson
#3
Baby Son Capers
April 18, 1881 (Age 62 years)
Death of a grandsonBaby Son Capers
April 18, 1881 (Age 62 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#4
Ollie Dora Capers (Aden)
November 28, 1882 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a grandson
#5
John Walter Fitzgerald
January 1, 1883 (Age 63 years)
Note: John was born on the Fitzgerald land in San Jacinto County. Source: Grandson, Jerry Wayne Fitzgerald.
Death of a sonRichard Crede Capers
January 5, 1883 (Age 63 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#6
Margaret LETA Fitzgerald (Eddins)
1884 (Age 64 years)
Death of a brotherCaleb Gabriel “Jasper” Capers
September 8, 1884 (Age 65 years)
Cause: Believed to be Congestive Chill, probably from Malaria
Note: In 1961, eighty-seven year old Allie J. Capers Jett, a child born to Caleb and Caleb's second wife, dictated the memories of her life to her daughter. She says of Caleb's death: "On September 1st, Papa was churning and said, "Someone will have to finish the churning for I feel so badly I will have to lie down,:" which he did, with a congestive chill which got worse. Dr. Blasdel was called. I don't remember who went for him as he was several miles away, but when he came he got some plants from the woods and made a tea which, of course, did no good. Calomel was the standard remedy then for malaria, followed by quinine, but Dr. Blasdel did not not believe in calomel so gave none, and it might not have saved him. Anyway he grew steadily worse and died the next morning about the time he had gone to bed twenty four hours before. " [Note* It is believed Caleb died on September 8, 1884. g. cumby]
Burial of a brotherCaleb Gabriel “Jasper” Capers
September 9, 1884 (Age 65 years)
Cemetery: Oak Shade Church
Note: Tarkington's Prairie is just outside the present-day Cleveland, Texas.
Birth of a granddaughter
#7
Mary DELLA Fitzgerald (Carter)
1886 (Age 66 years)
Birth of a grandson
#8
Julius Leonidas Capers
March 11, 1887 (Age 67 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#9
Lula FANNIE Fitzgerald
August 1, 1889 (Age 70 years)
Birth of a grandson
#10
Thomas LEE Fitzgerald
1891 (Age 71 years)

HISTORICAL NOTESyes

Note: FOR HISTORICAL INFO, SEE ABOVE UNDER "NOTES" (BESIDE PERSONAL AND DETAILS).
Family Relationshipyes

Note: Father to Emma Grace Capers Fitzgerald, who was the mother of Ed Fitzgerald. Gt Gt Grandfather to Glynda and Marian Fitzgerald.
Death May 3, 1892 (Age 73 years)
Note: Buried near DeLeon in Comanche County in Rock Blufff Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: July 2, 1805
10 months
elder brother
17 months
elder sister
18 months
elder brother
18 months
elder sister
19 months
elder sister
4 years
elder brother
19 months
elder brother
19 months
himself
2 years
younger brother
Family with Lucy H. Turner - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: March 12, 1840Sumpter City, Alabama, USA
22 months
child
Family with Martha Mahulda Kent (Capers) - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: February 17, 1844Carroll Parish, Louisiana, USA
3 years
son
23 months
son
2 years
son
3 years
daughter
3 years
son
4 years
son
16 months
child
2 years
daughter
18 months
daughter
1 year
daughter
2 years
daughter
14 months
daughter

Marriage
Notes on Marriage: L. R. Capers and Lucy H. Turner were married by T. R. Kendall and J. P. Tanner, bondsmen. Son of Elizabeth Capers of Tuscaloosa, Alabama--Vol 128, pg 31 Sumpter City, Alabama. Gandrud/Jones
Children
William, Caleb Leonidas (Dutch), Richard Crede, Johanna, Jesse Thomas, O'Banion Walter, Ione Theodosia, EMMA GRACE, Lula (or Lucy) Capers
Ordained
Ordained a Baptist Minister in Carroll Parish, Louisiana.
Migrated
Moved and settled to the east bank of the Trinity River to what was known as Drew's Landing, then in Polk County
Lodge
Member of the Newport Masonic Lodge #228 at Riverside, Texas
Moved
Moved to Comanche County, Texas where he had four churches.
Jailed
Jailed in Comanche County for cattle theft for three months. See story under "Notes" above beside "Personal and Details."
HISTORICAL NOTES
FOR HISTORICAL INFO, SEE ABOVE UNDER "NOTES" (BESIDE PERSONAL AND DETAILS).
Family Relationship
Father to Emma Grace Capers Fitzgerald, who was the mother of Ed Fitzgerald. Gt Gt Grandfather to Glynda and Marian Fitzgerald.
Death
Buried near DeLeon in Comanche County in Rock Blufff Cemetery
Note
Leonidas Randsom Capers was living in Tuscaloosa, Alabama when he married Lucy Turner in 1840. It is believed she died giving birth to their first child in 1841. Leonidas must have moved to Louisiana shortly after because on December 31, 1841, it is recorded in the East Carroll Parish, (Louisiana) in Book D, Page 32, L. R. sold a slave named "Chaney" to C. W. Webb. Leonidas married Mary Mahulda Kent in East Carrol Parish, Louisiana in 1844. Their marriage is recorded in Lake Providence Marriage Records, 1832/1858, pages 59 and 60. Ordained a minister in 1856 in Carroll Parish On 24 Aug 1850 Leonidus R. Capers, age 30, b. SC, was a planter living in the Western Dist., Carroll Parish, LA. In his home were Margaret, age 20, b. MS; William, age 4, b. LA; Cable [sic: Caleb], age 3, b. LA; Creede, age 7 mo., b. LA; and Joseph Kent, age 18, b. MS, a planter. When the 1860 Carroll Parish, LA Census was taken on 29 Oct 1860 in Ward #6, P. O. Floyd, Leonidus R. Capers, 41, b. SC, was enumerated in his home there. Completing the household was Margaret M. Capers, 39, wife, b. MS; William W. Capers, 13, b. LA; Caleb L. Capers, age 12, b. LA; Richard C. Capers, 11, b. LA; Susan J. Capers, 7, b. LA; Jesse T. Capers, 5, b. LA; O'Banion W. Capers, 3, b. LA; Virginius L. Capers, 1, b. LA. The older children attended school. Leonidus was a “Baptist clergyman & farmer,” and owned $3000 in real estate and $875 personal estate. On 15 Aug 1870 Ranson L. Capers, 50, b. SC, was living in Sub Divison 21, P. O. Livingston, Polk Co., Texas. He was a farmer and owned $2700 in real estate and $1000 in personal estate. In the home were Margaret , 48, b. MS, house keeping; Richard, 19, b. javascript:;LA farm work; Johanah, 18, b. LA, at home; Jesse F., 16, b. LA, at school; Banion, 15, b. LA, at school; Virginnis, son, 11, b. LA, at school; Theodeius [sic], female, 9, b. Texas, at school; Emma G., 6, b. Texas, at school; Lula, 1, b. Texas.
Note
In 1880, Caleb and Margaret moved to Comanche County in West Texas. L.R.'s son, Caleb, gave them an unbranded calf to take with them. The old settlers around Camanche did not relish the idea of having a preacher among them, especially one with an unbranded calf, so they filed theft charges against L.R. and placed him in jail in Comanche. Since he was a stranger there, he had to stay in jail about three months before Caleb could come from San Jacinto County and get him out.
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