Dec 21, 1898
National Archives - Pension Records
|This document is the result of a circular sent about family issues that may help the Pension department in future widow and children pension cases. In this case this document becomes the issue of
confusion. This document is also notorized.by J. W. Allen. The document states that he was married to Jane Lancaster whose maiden name was Jane Nattiel. who married in 1858 by Rev. Aubril of
the Catholic Church. He states that no records were kept of colored marriages. He answere that he was "never previously" married. Jane died in March 1889 in Jacksonville, Fl. He never remarried
since her death. He only has one child living, John Lancaster who was born Dec. 25, 1859. No mention of Hester Jenkins or the marriage in October 30, 1867. Abram Lancaster was a veteran of
the 33rd USCT Company F.
South Div. WFJ Ex'r
Orig No 731.812
Co F, 33 Reg't USC Inft
Department of the Interior
Bureau of Pensions
Washington, D. C., Dec. 21, 1898
Will you kindly answer, at you kindly answer, at your earliest convenience, the questions enumerated below? The information is requested for future use, and it may be of great value to your family.
H. Clay Evans
Box 653 Fla.
No. 1. Are you a married man? If so please state your wife's full name, and her maiden name.
Answer: Yes. Jane Lancaster Maiden name Jame Nattiel.
No. 2. When, where, and by whom were you married? Answer: At St. Augustine Fla about year 1858. By Rev. Ambris Catholic Church but no record kept.
No. 3. What record of marriage exists? Answer: No Record kept of colored people's marriages at that time. None can be found.
No. 4. Were you previously married? If so, please state the name of your former wife and the date and place of her death or divorce. Answer: Never previously married. My wife as stated above
died in March 1889 in Jacksonville Fla. I have never remarried since her death.
No. 5. Have you any children living? If so, please state their names and the dates of their birth. Answer: I have but one child a son - named John Lancaster - born Dec 25, 1859. Now living.
Date of reply, Dec 27th, 1898
Abram (his mark) Lancaster
I certify the above was read to affiant before he made his mark to the same.
J. W. Allen
Notary Public State of Florida
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