Deposition of Domingo M. Pappy in Pension Case of Hester Lancaster Abram Lancaster, 33rd USCT October 19, 1908 Pension Records
Transcription: Deposition I Case of Hester Lancaster, No. 848.540
On this twenty-first day of November, 1908, at St. Augustine, county of St. Johns State of Florida, county of St. Johns State of Florida, before me, J A Davis, a Special Examiner of the Bureau of Pensions, personally appeared Domingo M. Pappy, who, being by me first duly sworn to answer truly all interrogatories propounded to him during this special examination of aforesaid claim for pension, deposes and says:
I am 57 years of age. Janitor of the Government Bldg. St. Augustine, Fla. I know Abram Lancaster was since I can remember, before the war he lived right across the street from me. He was not married when I first knew him, but I remember when he got married. I was not present when he married I was quite a boy then, but I remember the night he got married. His wife was unusual. Jane, I think her full name was Jane Nattial. I do not remember the year, but it was before the war. I could not say who married them. I know they lived together and he went off in the Army and after he came back they lived together, I don't know how long. The separated and when he died he was living alone about two blocks from us. The had one son John Lancaster. I do not know anything about his marrying again, or living with another woman. I knew him up to his death. I do not remember the date of his death. I do not know exactly when his wife Jane died. I don't think I was here at the time. He did not live with Jane up to her death. There were never divorced to my knowledge. I have no reason to think they were. I do not know Hester Jenkins or Hester Lancaster. She never lived here with him. I remember his going over to Jacksonville some, but for a short time only. I am not related. I have no interest whatever in this claim. I have heard you read this disposition. I have understood your questions. My answers have been ? ? correctly.
Domingo M. Pappy
Sworn to and subscribed before on this 21st day of November 1808 and I certify that the contents are fully made known to deponent before signing. J. A. Davis Special Examiner
Notes: Domingo M. Pappy was a politician. He had served many positions including Collector of Customs for the Port of St. Augustine. His son became a Buffalo soldier.
Once again no evidence of divorce from Jane Nattial and no information on her status before the war.