Felomena E. de LA RUA was born in Pensacola in 1813, son of John and Margarita (BONIFAY) de LA RUA. His father was a colonel in the Spanish service. He was the grandson of Don Franco Gavier and Josefa Facon de LA RUA who came to Pensacola in 1791. His mother was the dau. of Joseph Sr. and Mariana PINGRON BONIFAY. F. E. de LA RUA served as tax assessor and tax collector in 1845. He was then elected to Clerk of the Circuit Court and held office util his death on 27 Nov 1891. His son, John de LA RUA succeeded him as Clerk of the Circuit Court. F. E. married Henrietta YNIESTRA 23 May 1842 and they had four boys and three girls.
(Abstracted from the Pensacola News Journal, Biographical Sketch by T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Mar 16 1940)