José Baltazar Victorino PAPI / PAPY

Submitted by Descendant:  Latrell E. MICKLER

José Baltazar Victorino Papy was born in St. Augustine, Spanish East Florida, 10 Mar 1801, the ninth and last child of Gaspar and Ana Pons Papy.  He was later known as Joseph B. Papy and Jose Vitorio Papy.

José was awarded a Spanish land grant of 640 acres 12 miles south of St. Augustine and four miles east of Picolata Fort on the St. Johns River before his 21st birthday.  This land was proven to have been inhabited and cultivated from 1819 to 1825, and was confirmed 27 Dec 1825.

He married Rafaela Ynes Oliveros about 1824.  They were the parents of nine children.

He and his family appeared in the 1830 Census in the Hospital Ward (south part of the city), St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida Territory.

José joined Major Smith’s Company G, Senalz’ 2nd Florida Mounted Militia 12 Dec 1835 at St. Augustine, Florida, during the Seminole War.

In 1840, the St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida Territory Census listed him as Joseph Pappy.

In 1850, the St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida Census listed:  Joseph Papy, age 49, butcher, with real estate valued at $400, born in Florida.  With him were his wife and six of their children.

Joseph Papy died intestate 10 Apr 1853 at the age of 52 in St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Florida.

José Baltazar Victorino Papi / Papy was first established as a Florida Pioneer in 2005