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Texas and Louisiana del Rios

Texas and Louisiana del Rios

Ruth Estess (View posts)
Posted: 961163035000
I am searching for anyone descended from Jose del Rio and Juana Cano listed on the census roles of Nacogdoches, Texas in the late 1800's. Jose was listed as Spanish, Juana as Indian. I know that they had at list 2 daughters and 3 sons. I have identified 2 of the sons as Manuel and Faustino. I am descended from Manuel del Rio and his descendants have changed their name from del Rio to RIVERS. If you are have a link please contact me.

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Christy Arleen Rivers Bridges (View posts)
Posted: 989400925000
Hi Ruth,
I am the Great, Great Granddaughter of Jose Del Rio. My Great Grandfather was Grover Cleveland Rivers and my Grandfather was Virgil E. Rivers. I am just beginning to trace my family tree and am desperate for any help you could provide if possible. My parents are Kenneth Ray Rivers and Regina Ray Bush Rivers. Am anxious to here from you.

Thanks,
Christy

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Posted: 1012446872000
Classification: Query
Hi Christy!
Get in touch with me at bridgetkiger@hotmail.com. I can try to help you. Do you have sisters by the name of Anita & Sondra? Are you a nurse or is your mom a nurse? Was Anita m'd to Jimmy Remedies?

Re: Texas and Louisiana del Rios

LoLo Westrich (View posts)
Posted: 1071119161000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Rivers and/or del Rio
I have already responded to a query you placed on the Rivers message board but, due to my excitement at having found someone who can tell me something about this family, I can't resist replying to this posting on the del Rio message board as well. I'll repeat myself, just in case that, by some fluke, my other responses may have gone astray. "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. 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 westrich@mchsi.com. I can scarcely wait to hear from you.

LoLo Westrich
westrich@mchsi.com

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LoLo Westrich (View posts)
Posted: 1071119327000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Rivers and/or de Rio
I am very excited to have found your posting on Ancestry.com 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 westrich@mchsi.com. I can scarcely wait to hear from you.

LoLo Westrich
westrich@mchsi.com

Re: Texas and Louisiana del Rios

LoLo Westrich (View posts)
Posted: 1071119418000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Rivers and/or del Rio
I have already responded to a query you placed on the Rivers message board but, due to my excitement at having found someone who can tell me something about this family, I can't resist replying to this posting on the del Rio message board as well. I'll repeat myself, just in case that, by some fluke, my other responses may have gone astray. "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. 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 westrich@mchsi.com. I can scarcely wait to hear from you.

LoLo Westrich
westrich@mchsi.com

Re: Texas and Louisiana del Rios

Posted: 1279069569000
Classification: Query
Lola..I know this is in reply to an old, old post but did anyone ever answer you? You descend from same line as me..Jose and Nancy>Thomas Jefferson Rivers>Clifton Joseph Rivers>James Arnold Rivers> me. I would love to know anymore about the early Del Rios.

Re: Texas and Louisiana del Rios

Posted: 1279070131000
Classification: Query
Ruth if you're still out there, please reply. How did you confirm that Manuel and Faustino descended from Jose and Juana? I'm not doubting you, just hitting a brick wall on my end. You sent me tons of information that I am most grateful for but I still can't confirm their parentage. Help!

Re: Texas and Louisiana del Rios

Posted: 1280067469000
Classification: Query
Nevermind, answered my own question:. Info for anyone else that needs it:
Natchitoches; Abstracts of Register #5 ofCatholic Church of St. Francois de Natchitoches 1800-1826, E.S. Mills
Pg 172 Entry #1044 Jose Faustino Del Rio and Maria Gertrudis Sanchez, 5, Aug. 1814, Ratification of civil marriage of 3 bans; Groom native of Nacogdoches, aged about 23 yrs, legitimate son of Jose Del Rio and Juana Cano. Bride aged 17 yrs, single, legitimate daughter of Jose Sanchez and Maria Josefa Ybarbo all of the Province of Texas; Priest F. Magnes
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