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Bob Capps, Jr. lives in Lees Summit, MO. He joined the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, Westport Camp #64, on 01 SEP 2010, signed by Bud Marks, Camp Commander. Bob Capps, Jr. has three ancestors who fought for the Union and are listed below.

Ancestry: Harvey VanBuren Sooter, served at least twice during the Civil War as a Union Soldier. His first enlistment information reflects that he was a Union Soldier, Rank: Sergeant; Company C, 73rd Regiment enrolled in the Missouri Militia on 1 Aug 1862 at Hartville, Missouri; Ordered Into Active Service 1 August 1862 at Hartville, Missouri; Relieved From Active Duty 1863; Number Days of Actual Service – 165; Captured 9 January 1863 and Paroled 14 January 1863.

His second enlistment information reflects that he was a Union Soldier, Rank In: Private, Rank Out: Corporal; Company B, 48th Infantry Regiment Missouri, Enlisted 18 August 1864 at Jefferson City, Missouri; Blue eyes, dark hair, fair complexion, 5’10’’ tall. Sick at Paducah, Kentucky on 17 December 1864. Mustered In 29 August 1864 at Rolla, Missouri; Mustered Out 21 March 1865 at Chicago, Illinois.

Harvey VanBuren Sooter was born 5 May 1837 in Searcy, Arkansas and was living at Hartville, Wright County, Missouri in the 1860 Census and the beginning of the Civil War. Harvey received a Land Grant for 237.52 acres in Wright County, Missouri (President Abraham Lincoln on the land grant document) on 27 March 1861.

Harvey Van Buren Sooter became a doctor and was an Allopath Physician. Harvey died July 24, 1899 and is buried in Brays Advent Union Cemetery at Iberia, Miller County, Missouri.

Descendants of Harvey VanBuren Sooter

1 Harvey VanBuren Sooter 1837 - 1899
.. +Sarah Ann Smith 1835 - 1914
........ 2 William McClellan Sooter 1862 - 1951
............ +Nancy Almira Groves 1869 - 1944
................... 3 Lillie Amelia Sooter 1901 - 1987
....................... +Robert Lee Livingston 1898 - 1987
............................. 4 Helen Fay Livingston 1930 -
................................. +Robert Neil Capps Sr 1927 - 1991
........................................ 5 Robert Neil Capps Jr 1951 -
............................................ +Patricia Marie Schorgl 1949 –


Ancestry: Elijah S. Groves, Union Soldier, Rank: Private; Company F, Osage County Battalion, Missouri Home Guards, commanded by Felix Bonnot. Enlisted 22 June 1861; Honorably Discharged in Medora, Missouri October 5, 1861.

Organized May 27, 1861, by authority of Gen. Lyon. Guard Pacific Railroad and guard and picket Jefferson City during session of State Convention.

Elijah’s Pension Application was filled out 28 March 1890 in Miller County, Missouri. Age 60. Enrolled June 22, 1861 in Co. F, Osage County Battalion, Missouri Home Guards, commanded by Felix Bonnott, honorably discharged at Medora, Missouri on October 5, 1861. Description: 60 years, 5’5” tall, light complexion, auburn hair, blue eyes. While on duty at Osage City on June 25, 1861 or July 1, 1861 he contracted chronic catarrh from hardship and exposure in swamps without tents or clothing. Also suffers from bronchitis, deafness, blindness and loss of sense of smell. Has resided in Miller County since then, as a farmer. Before the Army he was a healthy farmer; now a partially disabled one.

Descendants of Elijah S. Groves

1 Elijah S. Groves 1829 - 1896
.. +Martha Emeline Breeding 1834 - 1927
........ 2 Nancy Almira Groves 1869 - 1944
............ +William McClellan Sooter 1862 - 1951
................... 3 Lillie Amelia Sooter 1901 - 1987
....................... +Robert Lee Livingston 1898 - 1987
............................. 4 Helen Fay Livingston 1930 -
................................. +Robert Neil Capps Sr 1927 - 1991
........................................ 5 Robert Neil Capps Jr 1951 -
............................................ +Patricia Marie Schorgl 1949 –


Ancestry: William Noe Livingston, Union Soldier, Rank: Private; Brown’s Miller County Provisional Enrolled Missouri Militia. Enrolled August 25, 1864 at Tuscumbia, Missouri; Ordered Into Active Service August 25, 1864; Relieved From Duty March 11, 1865; Number of actual days of Service – 199.

Ordered into active service August 27, 1864, and not yet relieved. By direction of Colonel Zevely, commanding Second District E.M.M., the Second Lieutenant and of all over fifty (50) of the enlisted men were relieved from active service, the Captain, the First Lieutenant, and fifty (50) of the best, most reliable and trustworthy enlisted men being retained in service. (Annual Report of the Adjutant General of Missouri for 1864).

William Noe Livingston died February 18, 1909 and is buried in the Livingston Cemetery at Iberia, Miller County, Missouri.

Descendants of William Noe Livingston

1 William Noe Livingston 1835 - 1909
.. +Mary I. Castleman 1839 - 1882
........ 2 Richard Monroe Livingston 1867 - 1950
............ + Mary Alice Burks 1871 - 1927
................... 3 Robert Lee Livingston 1898 – 1987
....................... +Lillie Amelia Sooter 1901 - 1987
............................. 4 Helen Fay Livingston 1930 -
................................. +Robert Neil Capps Sr 1927 - 1991
........................................ 5 Robert Neil Capps Jr 1951 -
............................................ +Patricia Marie Schorgl 1949 –


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