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Dennis F. Lucas -- Civil War Pension File

SOLDIER'S APPLICATION
Name, Dennis F. Lucas
Service, Co E 15 Regiment of Kansas Cavalry
Address, Chewelah, Stevens County, Washington

SEP 15 1890 (Pension Office Stamp)

Address, WIlliam E. Reinachl
Chewelah Stevens Co
State, Washington


DECLARATION FOR INVALID PENSION

State of Washington
County of Stevens

On this 6 day of September, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety- 1890 personally appeared before me, aged 57 years, a resident of the town of Chewelah county of Stevens, State of Washington, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that he is the identical Dennis F. Lucas who was enrolled on the seventeenth day of March, 1864, in Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, Co E 15 Regiment of Kansas Cavalry -- Sergeant in the service of the United States, in the War of the Rebellion, and served at least ninety days, and was honorably discharged at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas, on the nineteenth day of October, 1865.

That he is partially unable to earn a support by manual labor by reason of Hernia or Rupture, Single Diseased Liver, that he is partially disabled By rheumatism in right side of body caused By Broken Ribs while in servis.

That said disabilities area not due to his vicious habits, and are to the best of his knowledge and belief of a permanent character.

That he has not applied for pension.

That he makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension roll of the United States under the provisions of the Act of June 27, 1890.

That he hereby appoints William E. Reinachl of Chewelah, State of Washington, his true and lawful agent to prosecute his claim and receive a fee of $10.00. That his post-office address is Chewelah, county of Stevens, State of Washington.

D. F. Lucas (signature)

Attest:
  1. A. Vanslyke (signature)
  2. David H. Wooley (signature)

Also personally appeared A. Vanslyke, residing at Chewelah and David H. Wooley, residing at Chewelah, persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who, being by me duly sworn, say they were present and saw D. F. Lucas, the claimant, sign his name (or make his mark) to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe from the appearance of said claimant and their acquaintance with him for Five years and Six years respectively, that he is the identical person he represents himself to be; and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.

  1. A. Vanslyke (signature)
  2. David H. Wooley (signature)

Sworn to and subscribed before me on this 6 day of September, A. D. 1890, and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, etc., were fully made known and expalined to the applicant and witnesses before swearing, and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.

C. H. Montgomery (signature)
Justice of the Peace

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Affidavit of Claimant

State of Washington County of Stevens
On this first day of August A. D. one thousand Eight hundred and ninety one Personally appeared Before Me a Notary Public within and for county and State foresaid Dennis F. Lucas Who being by Me first duly sworn according to Law Declares:

That it occurred in the fall of 1864 Near Cane Hill, Arkansas while out with a forageing party With Capt Norton & Lieut Gass of Co F Capt Swain & a private of Co A and Lieut John Smith of my own Co all of the 15 Kans Cav Encountered a band of Guerrillas. Lieut Smith was shot twice, once through and through, one ball entering his left side of body and passing through near stomach. Capt Norton & Lieut Gass left after Lieut Smith was shot the second time. Capt Swain and private left some time before and were not in the fight. In getting Lieut Smith out too the Cane Hill Road my Horse ran against a tree. My left Shoulder Struck the tree Twisting me around in a terrible shape. I felt a pain and giveing away in my left Groin. At the same time I had two ribs broken in my right side by being thrown on the rear part of the saddle. I believe that I saved Lieut Smiths life be getting him away from the enemy. I did not received treatment at hospital. I wore a compreshen by rolling saddle strap and pading it and buckling around my body over the rupture.

I have not been employed in the United States Military or naval Service since Oct 19 1865
and he further states that he Suffers from the effects of said above injuries.

Dennis F. Lucas (signature)

Submitted by and sworn to before
me this 1st day of August 1891
W. E. Sullivan Notary Public
Chewelah Wash

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Affidavit of Claimant

State of Washington -- County of Stevens
Before me a Notary Public in and for the county and State aforesaid on this first day of September A. D. one thousand eight hundred and ninety one Personally appeared Dennis F. Lucas who being by me first duly sworn declares that he has not been employed in the United Stated Military or naval service since Oct 19 1865.

W. E. Sullivan (signature)
Notary Public
Chewelah Wash

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No. 93128
JAN 4 1892 (Pension Office Stamp)
ADDITIONAL EVIDENCE
Claim of Dennis F. Lucas, Co E 15 Reg Kans Cav
Affidavit of Dennis F. Lucas

Filed By W. E. Reinachl
Chewelah StevensCo
Washington


GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

State of Washington County of Stevens
In the matter of the claimant Dennis F. Lucas No. 93128 Co E 15 Reg Kans Cav on this 29th day of December A. D. 1891, personally appeared before me a Notary Public in and for the aforesaid county duly authorized to administer oaths Dennis F. Lucas aged 58 years, a resident of Chewelah and State of Washington well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn, declared in relation to aforesaid case as follows: That he contracted Disease of prostate gland somewhere near about the last of November or first of December 1864.

Note: Affiant should state how they gain a knowledge of the facts to which they testify.

Incurred loss of Sight of left-eye as near as he can remember in the month of November 1884 caused by an ulser on eyeball and that the cause of said disabilities are not due to vicious habits and are to the best of his knowledge and belief of a permanent character.

And he further states that he can not promise the testimony required in the above Disease as he can not find any of the comrads that had a knowledge of the occurance or that were with him at the time it was incurred.

His postoffice address is Chewelah

Dennis F. Lucas (signature)
Claimant


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DEC 16 1897 (Pension Office Stamp)

Pensioner Dropped

U. S. Pension Agency

San Francisco, Cal.
Nov 4 th, 1897

Commissioner of Pensions

I hereby report that the name of Dennis F. Lucas, E 15 Kans Cav, who was a pensioner on the rolls of this Agency, under Certificate No. 731459, and who was past paid at $10, to 4th Sept., 1897, has been dropped because of Death.

Very respectfully,

P. F. Walsh (signature)
Pension Agent

Every name dropped to be thus reported at once.

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WIDOWS' APPLICATION
CLAIMANT: Roda Lucas
WIDOW OF: Dennis F. Lucas, Sgt. Co E Regt 15 Kansas Cav


Declaration for Widows' Pension

State of Washington
County of Stevens

On this 12th day of October, A. D. 1897, personally appeared before me, a Notary Public of, within, and for the County and State aforesaid, Rhoda Lucas aged 64 years, a resident of the Town of Chewelah, County of Stevens, State of Washington, who, being duly sworn according to law, declares that she is the widow of Dennis F. Lucas, who enlisted under the name Dennis F. Lucas, at Wyandot Kansas on the 17th day of March, A. D. 1864, in the 15th Regiment of Kansas Cavalry Volunteers, in Company E. and served at least ninety days in the late war of the rebellion in the service of the United States, who was honorably discharged Oct 19th 1865 and died on the 29th day of September 1897.

That she was married under the name of Rhoda Langford to said Dennis F. Lucas on the 31st day of May, 1854, by John Ryerson at Kingston, Canada, there being no legal barrier to said marriage.

That she has not remarried since the death of the said Dennis F. Lucas.

That she is without other means of support than her daily labor; that names and dates of birth of all the children now living under sixteen years of age of the soldier are as follows: none.

That she makes this declaration for the purpose of being placed on the pension roll of the United States under the Act of June 27, 1890.

She hereby appoints D. Van Slyke, of Chewelah, State of Washington, her true and lawful attorney to prosecute her claim, and receive a fee of Ten Dollars; that her Postoffice address is Chewelah, County of Stevens, State of Washington.

Roda Lucas (signature)
OCT 29 1897 (Pension Office Stamp)

Witnesses:
Sarah A. Tarble (signature)
E. A. Kyes (signature)


Also personally appeared Sarah A. Tarble, residing at Chewelah Stevens Co. Washington, and E. A. Kyes, residing at Chewelah Stevens Co. Wash., persons whom I certify to be respectable and entitled to credit, and who being by me duly sworn, say they were present and saw Rhoda Lucas claimant sign her name to the foregoing declaration; that they have every reason to believe from the appearance of said claimant, and an acquaintance with her of 4 years, and 6 years respectively; that she is the identical person she represents herself to be; and that they have no interest in the prosecution of this claim.

Sworn to and subscribed before me the Twenty-third day of October A. D. 1897, and I hereby certify that the contents of the above declaration, etc., were fully made known and explained to the applicant and witnesses before swearing, and that I have no interest, direct or indirect in the prosecution of this claim.

C. H. Montgomery (signature)
Notary Public
Res Chewelah Wash

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Department of the Interior
BUREAU OF PENSIONS
Washington, D. C. June 11, 1900

Respectfully referred to the Chief of the
Record and Pension Office, War Department,
requesting an amended military and medical his-
tory of the soldier from such additional
records as may now be on file,
with age at enlistment.

JUN 15 1900 (Pension Office Stamp)

No other report on file.
Wid. No 664, 795
Name, Dennis F. Lucas Co. E, 15 Reg't Kan. Cav.


Record and Pension Office, War Department.
Respectfully returned to the Commissioner of Pensions

Dennis F. Lucas Co. E Reg't Kansas Cav was enrolled March 28, 1864, and ??? Oct. 19, 1865, at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Age 31 years at enlistment.

From Mch 28, 1864, to Oct 19, 1865, he held the rank of Pvt, Corpl, & Sergt. and during that period the rolls show him present except as follows:

Feby 28/65, Absent without leave since Feby 10/65.
Muster roll of Co. for July & Aug 1865 not on file.
On the muster roll of Co. for Sept. & Oct. 1864 it is stated that he was wounded in the series of engagements from Lexington to Kansas City.
The Co. marched from Lexington, Mo. Oct. 21/64.

The medical records show him treated as follows: No record found.

JUN 14 1900 (Pension Office Stamp)

By authority of the Secretary of War:
(signature)
Chief, Record and Pension Officer
Washington, D. C., JUN 18 1900
(COMMISSIONER OF PENSIONS)

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Wid No. 664, 795
Rhoda Widow of Dennis F. Lucas E 15th Kan Cav


State of Wash
County of Stevens

We Mrs. Jennie Clary and John Lucas of Kansas City Mo each being duly sworn, deposes and say that each of us knew personally and well Dennis F. Lucas and Rhoda Lucas during the year of 1854 -- and for several years thereafter, and knew them as man and wife, and knew them to be the persons named in this affidavit, and that said Rhoda Lucas is the widow of Dennis F. Lucas named of the 15th Kansas Cavalry.

Mrs. Jennie Clary (signature)
John Lucas

Subscribed and sworn to before me this the 12th day of June 1900. Witness my notaral seal done at Kansas City Mo.

John A. Moore (signature)
Notary Public

My Commission Expires Aug 21, 1903 (Notaral Seal)
JUN 16 1900 (Pension Office Stamp)

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Exhibit A

Toronto, Aug. 1. 1900

Dear Sir:--
Replying to your letter of the 30th ??? re the marriage of Dennis F. Lucas and Rhoda Langford in 1834.
I beg to state that this department has no records of marriages in Kingston or Frontenac County prior to 1858. If the Methodist Church in Kingston kept no record, I fear you cannot procure a copy of the record.

I have the honour to be,
Your obedient servant,
P. H. Bryce (signature)

Miss Rebecca Burgess
113 Alfred St.
Kingston Ont

Second Deputy AUG 7 1901 Commissioner (Pension Office Stamp)
Western AUG 8 1901 Division (Pension Office Stamp)

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Exhibit B

GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

State of Washington
County of Stevens

In the matter of claim for Widows Orig. Pension, Rhoda Lucas widow of Dennis F. Lucas 16th Kansas Cav.

Personally came before me, a Notary Public in and for the aforesaid County and State, Nathaniel B. Lucas, aged 72 years, residing at Orting, County of Pierce, State of Washington, who, being duly sworn, declares in relation to the aforesaid case as follows:

That he was present at the marriage of the claimant to his brother Dennis F. Lucas, and signed the marriage certificate made out by the minister at that time as a witness to the ceremony.

Nathaniel B. Lucas (signature)

He further declares that he has no interest in said case, and is not concerned in its prosecution.

Nathaniel B. Lucas (signature)


Sworn to and subscribed before me this 15 day of July 1901, and I hereby certify the contents of the foregoing affidavit were fully made known and explained to the affiant before swearing thereto, that the affiant is to me well known and is a credible person and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.

P. T. Rowe (signature)
Notary Public in and for the State of Washington residing at Orting

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No. 664795
Additional Evidence
Case of Mrs. Rhoda Lucas, Wid Dennis F. Lucas E 15 Kans Cav


GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

State of Washington
County of Stevens

In the matter of claim for Pension, Mrs. Rhoda Lucas wid of Dennis F. Lucas Late 16th Kansas Cavalry

Personally came before me, a Notary Public in and for the aforesaid County and State, Nathaniel B. Lucas, aged 72 years, residing at Orting, County of Pierce, State of Washington, who, being duly sworn, declares in relation to the aforesaid case as follows:

That he was a brother of Dennis F. Lucas, and were raised together as children, and that he knows of his own knowledge that his brother was never married until he was married to the claimant, and that they were never divorced.

Nathaniel B. Lucas (signature)

Second Deputy SEP 6 1901 Commissioner (Pension Office Stamp)

He further declares that he has no interest in said case, and is not concerned in its prosecution.

Western SEP 7 1901 Division (Pension Office Stamp)
Nathaniel B. Lucas (signature)


Sworn to and subscribed before me this 21 day of August 1901, and I hereby certify the contents of the foregoing affidavit were fully made known and explained to the affiant before swearing thereto, that the affiant is to me well known and is a credible person and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.

P. T. Rowe (signature)
Notary Public in and for the State of Washington residing at Orting

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Marriage Certificate (Written Version)


I Do Hereby Certify

That on the thirty-first day of May in the year of our Lord one Thousand Eight hundred and Fifty-four, Dennis F. Lucas of the township of Earnestown in the county of Frontenock, and Rhoda Langford of the City of Kingston in the County of Frontenock were Married by me, John Ryerson, a Minister of the Wesleyan Methodist Church of Canada in the presence of William Arnold and Francis B. Lucas, which said Marriage was solemnized by Licence.

Dated this 31st day of May A. D. 1854
John Ryerson

William Arnold
Nathaniel B. Lucas


I C. H. Montgomery a Notary Public in and for the State of Washington do hereby Certify the above to be a true Copy of the Original Marriage Certificate now held by Rhoda Lucas.

C. H. Montgomery (signature)
Notary Public
Res Chewelah Wash

Pension SEP 13 1898 Office (Pension Office Stamp)

Western Division SEP 14 1898 Received (Pension Office Stamp)

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Marriage Certificate (Typed Version)


I Do Hereby Certify, That on the thirty-first day of May in the year of our
Lord one Thousand Eight hundred and Fifty-four, Dennis F. Lucas of the township
Earnstown in the City of Frontenock and Rhoda Langford of the City of Frontenock
were Married by me John Ryerson a minister of the Wesleyan Methodist Church in
Canada, in the presence of William Arnold and Francis B. Lucas, which said
Marriage was solemnized by Licence.

Dated this 31st day of May A. D. 1854
John Ryerson

William Arnold
Nathaniel B. Lucas


I certify that the above is a true Copy of an original marriage certificate this day returned to Mrs. Rhoda Lucas.

M. J. Brooks (signature)
Acting Chief Clerk

September 13, 1902

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Wid -- No. 664795
Rhoda Lucas, Wid of Dennis F. Lucas E 15 Kans Cav


GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

State of Washington
County of Stevens

In the matter of claim for Widows Original Pension of Rhoda Lucas widow of Dennis Lucas late Private Co. E 15 Kas Cav Vols

Personally came before me, a Notary Public in and for the aforesaid County and State, Nathaniel B. Lucas, aged 72 years, residing at Orting, County of Pierce, State of Washington, who, being duly sworn, declares in relation to the aforesaid case as follows:

That he was a brother of Dennis Lucas, and knows of his own knowledge that Dennis Lucas was never married before marrying the claimant, and he further knows that the claimant Rhoda Lucas was never married before she was married to his brother. He further states that he was at their wedding and was one of the witnesses to the marriage certificate.

Nathaniel B. Lucas (signature)

Second Deputy OCT 29 1901 Commissioner (Pension Office Stamp)

He further declares that he has no interest in said case, and is not concerned in its prosecution.

Western OCT 30 1901 Division (Pension Office Stamp)
Nathaniel B. Lucas (signature)


Sworn to and subscribed before me this 1st day of October 1901, and I hereby certify the contents of the foregoing affidavit were fully made known and explained to the affiant before swearing thereto, that the affiant is to me well known and is a credible person and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.

P. T. Rowe (signature)
Notary Public in and for the State of Washington residing at Orting

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GENERAL AFFIDAVIT

State of California
County of San Luis Obispo

In the matter of claim for pension of Mrs. Rhoda Lucas wid. of D. F. Lucas, decd.

Personally came before me, a Notary Public in and for the aforesaid County and State, V. N. Lucas, aged 38 years, residing at Arroyo Grande, County of San Luis Obispo, State of California, who, being duly sworn, declares in relation to the aforesaid case as follows:

I am the son of applicant, I had charge of her affairs from Oct 12th 1897 until May 5th 1890. During that time her only income was about the sum of $150 per year derived from rental of my dead father's estate, which consists of some 160 acres of land mostly unproductive being tunker(?). The expenses consisting of labor (hired), living, taxes, &c consumed all this income and she was obliged even to sell some personal property to meet these expenses. I can not state the facts exactly as all the items of income and expense are out of my possession. I left them in Washington when I came to this state of California. During that time I kept quite minute accts of her income and expenses and can therefore give very near the true figures. Her income was for her share of said rented premises. In 1898 she rec'd 1/3 of the grain and hay and one half of the fruit. In 1899 she rec'd one half of all, but expenses were more and a smaller crop. When I left, Mr. M. C. Stolp with the consent of my mother took my place in looking after Mother's affairs. I turned the accts over to him.

I further declare that I have no interest in said case, and am not concerned in its prosecution.

Pension SEP 7 1902 Office (Pension Office Stamp)
V. N. Lucas (signature)


Sworn to and subscribed before me this 15th day of February 1902, and I hereby certify the contents of the foregoing affidavit were fully made known and explained to the affiant before swearing thereto, that the affiant is to me well known and entitled to full credit and that I have no interest, direct or indirect, in the prosecution of this claim.

O. M Peuel (signature)
Notary Public

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And here concludes the Civil War pension file of Dennis F. Lucas, my g-g-g-grandfather.

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