Friday, February 19, 2016

Matias Martinez

DID: 12345

Name: Matias Martinez
Ship: San Ignacio de Loyola
Birth: Aguimes, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain

Wife: Maria Magdalena Santos

History

Galvestown Settlement Survey
Matias left Aguimes in 29 Oct 1778 sailing on the San Ignacio de Loyola and landed in New Orleans on TBD with his son and daughter, Juan and Maria.   He arrived at the Galveztown settlement.

He was shown on the TBD census in TBD.  In 1794, he owned land along Bayou Manchac, north of Juan Malchor and Francisco Morales.

His name can be found spelled Mattias Martin in both the ship manifest list of 1778 and the 1794 survey.2

After 1810, many of his children can be found residing at Spanish Town, Baton Rouge.

Children

  1. Juan Santos (b. 1774)
  2. Maria (b. 1776)
  3. Ferdinand Bernard (b. 29 Jan 1783)
  4. Fernando Antonio (b. 5 Jan 1784)
  5. Maria Antonia (b. 27 Mar 1789)

References

  1. Gilbert C. Din, The Canary Islanders of Louisiana, Louisiana State University Press, p220, University of Louisiana at Lafayette Edith Garland Dupre Library, PO Box 40199, Lafayette LA 70504.
  2. Surveyors Maps of the District of Galveston, Louisiana. 1793-1794

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Cristobal Falcon

DID: 12345

Name: Cristobal Falcon Jr. Ship: San Ignacio de Loyola
Birth: 14 Sep 1750 - Telde, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain
Death: 6 Jul 1834 - Donaldsonville, Ascension Parish, Louisiana

Wife: Josephe (Joaquina) Suarez Martin Denis

History

Cristobal Falcon Jr. left Telde in 29 Oct 1778 and landed in New Orleans on TBD with his daughters Cathalina and Antonia.    He arrived at the Valenzuela settlement.   Immediately after arriving, records show he buried an unnamed son at the Ascension church.  It's quite possible this son died on route or shortly after arriving at the Valenzuela settlement.

He was shown on the Lafourche des Chitimachas census in 1788 and 1789.  In 1789 he owned 3 arpents of land on the river, however by 1803, he was shown to have owned 6 arpents of land on the river.   His listed as being "over a hundred years old" on his death certificate, however, this is incorrect.   

His name can be found spelled in numerous was such as Cristoval and Christophe.   He can be found in several places including the census records of Lafourche and of the US, the Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic church records, and the ship manifest list. 

Children

  1. Cathalina Antonia Augustina de los Dolores (b. 1775)
  2. Antonia (b. 1778)
  3. Miguel Juan (b. 1780)
  4. Juana Agustina (b. 1786)
  5. Domingo Antoine (b. 1794)

References

  1. Sidney A. Marchand, The Flight of a Century: 1800-1900 in Ascension Parish, p2, University of Louisiana at Lafayette Edith Garland Dupre Library, PO Box 40199, Lafayette LA 70504, F377.A7.
  2. Emilie G. Leumas, archivist, Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records, Department of Archives, v2 p282, Lafayette Public Library, 301 W. Congress St., Lafayette, LA 70501.
  3. Emilie G. Leumas, archivist, Diocese of Baton Rouge Catholic Church Records, Department of Archives, v5 p231, Lafayette Public Library, 301 W. Congress St., Lafayette, LA 70501.
  4. Ascension Church Records, v5 p170, Ascension Catholic Church, 716 Mississippi Street, P. O. Box 508, Donaldsonville, LA , 70346-0508.  - Diocese of Baton Rouge Dept. of Arch., 225 387 0561 ext. 220, 224 fax. 225 242 0299, 1800 South Acadian Thwy, PO Box 2028, Baton Rouge, LA 70821, archives@diobr.org.
  5. Albert J. Robichaux, Jr., compiler, Colonial Settlers along Bayou Lafourche Louisiana Census Records 1770-1798, 532 Manhattan Boulevard, Harvey, Louisiana 70058, v2 p22, Lafayette Public Library, 301 W. Congress St., Lafayette, LA 70501, F 368.R62.
  6. Albert J. Robichaux Jr., compiler, Louisiana Census and Militia Lists 1770-1789, 532 Manhattan Boulevard Harvey, Louisiana 70058, v1 p118, Lafayette Public Library, 301 W. Congress St., Lafayette, LA 70501, F 368.R62.
  7. General Census of the Inhabitants Established in Lafourche 1791, Legajo 202, p153, Archivo General de Indias - Papeles Procedentes de Cuba, Seville, Spain.
  8. San Juan Bautista de Telde Church Records, LIBRO 21 DE BAUTISMOS (1749-1754) NR ASIENTO 189., folio 37 vto., Iglesia de San Juan Bautista de Telde, Plaza de San Juan, 6, 35200- Telde. Gran Canaria, Islas Canarias- EspaƱa, Email: parroquiasjuan@terra.es.
  9. Gilbert C. Din, The Canary Islanders of Louisiana, Louisiana State University Press, p220, University of Louisiana at Lafayette Edith Garland Dupre Library, PO Box 40199, Lafayette LA 70504.
  10. General Census of the Inhabitants Established in Lafourche 1788, Legajo 201, Archivo General de Indias - Papeles Procedentes de Cuba, Seville, Spain.
  11. First Settlers of the Louisiana Territory, Orleans Territory, Grants From American State Papers Class VIII, Public Lands, Ingmire Publications, v1 p77, Lafayette Public Library, 301 W. Congress St., Lafayette, LA 70501, LA 929.3763 FIR.

Introduction

TBD