Andrea Castañón Villanueva. She was born, according to her own account, in Laredo in November 1785. Candelaria claimed to have been in the Alamo during the battle in 1836 and to have nursed the ailing James Bowie. Texas, Feb 12, 1891, awarded her a pension of $12 a month for being an Alamo survivor and for her work with smallpox victims in San Antonio. Madam Candelaria died on February 10, 1899, in San Antonio at the age of 113 and was buried in San Fernando Cemetery.