Hello J. Antonio:
Wow! Thanks so much for getting back to me. Its appreciated.
This is some heady stuff you're writing!
Thanks for fact-checking Albert Stagg's "Almadas and
Alamos," I did not know "Elias" was not in our family lines.
Based on your clarification, can you confirm Luz de
Alvarado's full name (before marrying Antonio Almada y
Reyes) was Dona Luz de Alvarado y Gonzalez de Zayas?
(Stagg included the "Elias" in her name, if I remember
This "Nuno Salido" sounds like a fascinating character (a
Spanish Knight "Caballero" I presume?) What century
did Nuno live in and, according to your sources, was he
the earliest known Salido? (Vasco de Almada of Portugal,
circa 1270, was the earliest known Almada, that I know of)
Interesting that you mentioned "La Rioja" Spain, because
according to the author James E. Officer, in his "Hispanic
Arizona", the Elias family originated in La Rioja, in Soto de
Back to Albert Stagg, there is a photograph in his book
"Almadas and Alamos" visually identifying El Chato Almada
(Jose Maria Tranquilino, my ggg grand cousin? Not sure
about that), but in fact, I think the photo is Toribio Almada,
Can you confirm the above?
Thanks again for the information J. Antonio, and I look
forward to further correspondence!