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Texas and Louisiana del Rios

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Re: Family Tree

LoLo Westrich (View posts)
Posted: 1071119327000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Rivers and/or de Rio
I am very excited to have found your posting on because I strongly suspect that I am a relative of yours. Although I was around my grandmother quite a bit in my early childhood, all I really know about her is that her maiden name was Rivers (Del Rio?) and that she was born in either 1878 or 1880. (On her death certificate the typed date appears as 1878, but someone had crossed out that date and written 1880 by hand) Although in her later life she called herself Birdie or Bertha, I have discovered recently that her actual given name was Emma. According to her sons (one of whom was my father), she was born in Louisiana. The only Emma Rivers of Louisiana, whose birth year fits that of my grandmother (1878) was the daughter of Jose Rivers and Nancy Emma Parrott who appears, listed as a two year old on the 1880 census for Bayou Sea, Sabine, Louisiana. According to a posting on the Rivers message board, Jose Rivers was descended from Manuel del Rio or Jose Faustino del Rio who were, in turn, descended from Jose del Rio and Juana Cano. This same posting notes that Juana was listed as an Indian in the 1700 census from Nacogdoches Texas. Also stated is the following: "Some of the descendants from these two men (Manuel and Faustino) settled in Sabine Parish, Louisiana where they changed their del Rio name to Rivers If the Emma Rivers born to Jose Rivers and Nancy Emma Parrott is indeed my grandmother, as she surely must be, then this means that you and I must be distant kin. Please, please contact me at I can scarcely wait to hear from you.

LoLo Westrich
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