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Name: Christine HILL Lester
E-mail address: ms.alachuacounty.com@gmail.com
Comments:Hello all, just started my search. I had myself & dad AncestryDNA tested and we got back results that now have me following the Minorcan trail. I already know that we are 8th generation Florida (so far) and I have a brick wall @ William B. Hill who list his father as also being born in Florida.
I may be following the wrong line but the DNA results must be followed. I hope to report back with MY Minorcan family heritage.

Christine HILL Lester

Friday, January 24th 2014 - 03:01:57 PM
Name: Mary Drew 'Smokey
E-mail address: smokeydrew@cfl.rr.com
Comments:Great site. I love it.
Wednesday, January 22nd 2014 - 04:56:10 PM
Name: Christine Marie Capallia
E-mail address: higheelspikes@gmail.com
Thursday, December 12th 2013 - 08:25:42 AM
Name: shani olmstead
E-mail address: landlocked_mermaid72@yahoo.com
Homepage URL: http://landlockedmermaid72@facebook.com
Comments:Hi I am shani and i am a direct decendent of Joseph Andrus my grandmother sidneybell storms spurgin was gracious enough to send me a copy ofcthe geneology my aunt's worked on
Friday, November 29th 2013 - 08:00:01 PM
Name: Jan Cone
E-mail address: oletahoney1@gmail.com
Comments:My Minorcan connection is through Catalina Maestre born 1792 in St. Augustine and William Louis Hart born 1792. They are my ggggrandparents. The Hart connection is also very interesting including Isaiah D. Hart a founder of Jacksonville FL with a major bridge over downtown Jax named for him.
Saturday, November 16th 2013 - 02:39:23 PM
Name: Victoria Arnau
E-mail address: wildsioux52@yahoo.com
Comments:Love the "website" came across many with the "ARNAU" name....My Arnau family line I knew was and still is in St Augustine FL they have been there forever it seems....Growing up with only my mom and not meeting my Dad til I was 28 yrs old.....I learned some things about the Arnau's through him....but, never got to meet them....My dad born and raised in North Carolina but, he grew up going to St Augustine as a child and later adulthood...he new his ARNAU family....in St Augustine....My dad was William C. Arnau he died 1995.....I would love to get in touch with my family the ARNAU's in St Augustine and would love to know more of there history in the new world.....sincerely Victoria Arnau
Wednesday, October 30th 2013 - 10:22:43 PM
Name: Terri Tibbetts Caldwell
E-mail address: tcaldwell@live .com
Comments:Frances Stormes Wright is my aunt. She is the oldest sister to my mom SidneyBelle Stormes Spurgin. Aunt Sissie (Frances Wright) will be 101 in November. I am pleased to be of Minorcan descent and greatful for my heritage
Friday, October 4th 2013 - 06:32:59 PM
Name: Judy Crisp
E-mail address: crispjudy0@gmail.com
My mother was the daughter of Moses Bowden d.1908 in Jacksonville FL. I don't know when he was born. I'm interested in finding out whether his ancestors were part of the Minorcan population of New Smyrna's Turnbull Plantation. Any help would be appreciated.
Sunday, September 22nd 2013 - 11:34:00 AM
Name: Don Masters, Jr.
E-mail address: Dswj@mac.com
Comments:Hello to many Minorcan cousins. I'm of Masters, Pomar, monsonia, Usina et al descent. If you've not yet found it, there's a great family tree at www.minorcanfamily.com. It is searchable by last name, with many lines traced back to Menorca long before the ships embarked for New Smyrna. Also, note that many families, at some point prior to the Civil War, moved to Elkton, Palm Valley, Mayport and Jacksonville. Keep this in mind when searching census or grave records. Mine, for example, moved from St. Augustine to Elkton, or more specifically, a nearby place called Moccasin Branch. Many Pons, Pomars, Rogeros among others settled there. Went to St Ambrose church at Mocassin Branch recently. It was built with logs donated by Minorcan and other families in the area. Great feeling to sit in church pews no doubt previously occupied by my family from earlier times. Anyway hope some of this helps. Good luck!
Saturday, August 17th 2013 - 06:03:51 PM
Name: Edie Masters Wilson
E-mail address: ediew51@comcast.net
Comments:My Daddy, Guy Masters was full blooded Minorcan. His Dad was a Masters and his Mother was a Triay, All from the St. Augustine/Elkton area. My parents together compiled quite a bit of genealogy back in the 70's-80's going to every cemetery in Northeast Florida documenting dates from headstones. I am the keeper of the book and need to get this information input into my computer and updated. Big, big job. Anyway, I am also proud to be Minorcan, well, 1/2 Minorcan.
Friday, July 26th 2013 - 07:46:30 AM
Name: Marian Andrew Kimrey
E-mail address: matanzasmom@bellsouth.net
Comments:I think I may have signed up in the past, but wanted to make sure. Ancestors in New Smyrna: Juan Jose Andreu m. Angela Maria Rita Caules; Juan Benet Jose Segui m. Agatha Enrique; Domingo Rodriquez m. Juana Hernandez. Also Capella, Capo, Manucy, Acosta, Usina, etc.......
Thursday, July 25th 2013 - 06:27:50 AM
Name: Linda Leonardy
E-mail address: lleonardy@cfl.rr.com
Comments:direct descendant from Roque Leonardy of the New Smyrna Colony, 1768
Monday, July 22nd 2013 - 10:28:04 PM
Name: Mark Masters
E-mail address: masters.pipedreams@gmail.com
Comments:dads from St. Augustine. i'm Minorcan.Would like to see an accurate Minorcan family names list.

Thank You
Saturday, June 29th 2013 - 08:09:35 PM
Name: Orkin Joseph
E-mail address: ominorcan@gmail.com
Homepage URL: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=123725010975374
Comments:Hey all-

Finally found the drawing...

Not sure if it proves we're related to Lincoln, but it sure makes you think.

Thursday, June 20th 2013 - 05:03:41 AM
Name: Jose Robledo Andreu
E-mail address: arobledo1945@yahoo.com
Comments:I am a descendant of Juan Andreu and Joseph Andreu. I am part of the branch that had two brothers, one went to Santa Clara, Cuba and the other went to Puerto Rico, Pedro Martin Andreu. I have traced the family all the way to Mercadel in Minorca. It is amazing to see how many people have changed their name to Andreau, Andrew, Andreus, Andreas. Andreu was the original and my Mom Carried it very proudly and so do I!
Saturday, June 8th 2013 - 08:59:46 AM
Name: Pam Thompson
E-mail address: pamthompson76@yahoo.com
Comments:My family line traces back to Julia Falana and her parents who cam from Minorca. Just starting to really trace famiy history.
Was born in Melborne- grandaughter of Merson Prescott and Phoebe Bush.
Monday, June 3rd 2013 - 09:35:13 AM
Name: lisa capallia
E-mail address: lisactenorio@aol.com
Thursday, May 30th 2013 - 08:48:00 AM
Name: Sheila Harris
E-mail address: mefirstpls@aol.com
Comments:My great grandfather was Captian James Falana. He piloted one of the Clipperships from there to Florida. His daughter, my grandmother, was Ethel Monica Falana Harris. She married Taylor James Harris, who was the last Mayor of South Jacksonville before the consoladation of North and South Jacksonville.
Monday, May 27th 2013 - 07:04:18 PM
Name: Carol Roles
E-mail address: onebisybee@gmail.com
Comments:It was wonderful to find this site as I've only recently started documenting my heritage for the younger members of my family. Hopefully, you will be able to share some of the pieces of the descendancy puzzle. I am the great, great granddaughter of Mary J. Andreu, daughter of Tomas Baldomero Andreu and Dionisia Mestre. I live in Arizona and am far from my Florida and Minorcan roots, I have a couple of questions:
1. To expand my research where is the best depository of Minorcan history available in Florida and Menorca?
2. Is the Minorcan get together in St. Augustine an annual event and, if so, can I get on a mailing list for future events.
Sunday, May 26th 2013 - 03:01:50 PM
Name: Josephine Usina
E-mail address: juliana@ec.rr.com
Homepage URL: http://ec.rr.com
Comments:Hi, I am re doing my e-mail...my ancesters are linked to minorcan's through the Hartley and Ortagus and maybe Falani? my husband is Minrcan through just about every relative of his, Usina?Asina, Solana, Masters/Mestre, Capo, Hernandez, Andreus and many more
Friday, May 24th 2013 - 05:29:25 PM
Name: Robert Earl Andreu Jr.
E-mail address: andreu24@att.net
Comments:Minorcan Family
Monday, April 22nd 2013 - 06:23:11 PM
Name: Kayla Crane
E-mail address: kayla.crane@gmail.com

I'm looking for some information about traditional Menorcan boats called llaüts. My husband and I aren't Menorcan (he's Spanish and I'm American) but we live here in Menorca and he's a member of Els Amics de la Mar, a sailing club interested in traditional boats and other nautical things. The club has asked me to look into the history of the Menorcans that went to Florida in order to find out if they ever built any llaüts in Florida. To get an idea of the style of boat, here's the website of a company here that makes these boats.


Many llaüts are also fitted with lateen sails, as in this photo (http://www.immateria.org/wp-content/gallery/la-balear/serra4.jpg).

Anyway, if anyone has information about this style of boat being built in Florida or could point me in the direction of a person, association, or whatever that could provide more info, I would greatly appreciate it. And if I can help anyone looking into Menorca, don't hesitate to let me know.


Kayla Crane
Tuesday, April 16th 2013 - 04:47:47 AM
Name: Thomas Charles Ponce III
E-mail address: tcponce@gmail.com
Comments:While I am at it I will make my request. Any information related to the following would be very much appreciated..
I am looking for:
1) Generations of Ponz preceding Lorenzo Ponz born 1579 Mahon Menorca.
2) Whether the Ponz family were recent arrivals of Aragonian/Moor wars, or established longer
3) Any Ponz Mahon home/land/house/church information

Thanks again.
Tuesday, March 19th 2013 - 06:09:59 PM
Name: Thomas Charles Ponce III
E-mail address: tcponce@gmail.com
Comments:Most of my family still lives in the Jacksonville area. The family moved from Saint Augustine around the time of my great grandfather.

Below is a list of my male genealogy with birth-dates. I hope to expand on this at some point on a web site I am building.

Lorenzo Ponz 1579
Lorenzo Ponz 1603
Antonio Ponz 1625
Antonio Ponz II 1657
Juan Ponz 1695
Antonio Ponz III 1723
Antonio Ponz 1753
Antonio Franco Gregorio Pons 1794 (changed spelling)
Thomas D. Pons 1832
Charles Christopher Ponce 1860 (changed the spelling)
Thomas Christopher Ponce 1887
Thomas Charles Ponce Jr 1916
Thomas Charles Ponce III 1952(me)
Thomas Chad Ponce 1974

Thanks to all who have posted on the site. Sorry I am so late getting started on this.
Tuesday, March 19th 2013 - 05:22:34 PM
Name: Ernest Jones
E-mail address: ernestsjones@bellsouth.net
Comments:Janice Strickland will schedule a cleanup day at Mayport Cemetery (Pablo Cemetery) some tine in April 2013. If anyone wants to help give send me an email. When I know the date I will share it with you.
Sunday, March 17th 2013 - 02:50:11 PM
Name: Sybil Quave
E-mail address: sybilquave@gmail.com
Comments:Descendant of Roque Leonardy
Sunday, March 10th 2013 - 06:02:41 PM
Name: Ernest Jones
E-mail address: ernestsjones@bellsouth.net
Homepage URL: http://minorcanfamily.com
Comments:I will be at the Menorcan Festival March 9th. I would like to show you the Minorcan Family 2 tree as displayed on Ancestry web site. Hunt me down and take a tour of Minorcan Family 2 tree.

(912) 574-9145
Thursday, March 7th 2013 - 07:50:18 AM
Name: Donald H Sullivan
E-mail address: dhsully@gmail.com
Homepage URL: http://www.dsullivan.webspawner.com
Comments:My Minorcan heritage comes from my grandfather Aloysius Gonzales Capallia (originally Capella) My great grandparents were Liberino Capella and Maria Noda.

Grandpa Capallia had two sons by his first marriage, Joe and Marion (there may have been another.) I don't know who his first wife was, but his second wife was Jane Dees. He had four daughters by his second wife, including my mother, Annabelle (Belle)

Grandpa Capallia worked for the city of St Augustine and retired there. He was street sweeper with the Sanitation Dept, and could be seen for many years pushing his cart around the streets and sweeping up trash and horse droppings.

I would love to see other Minorcan family names that were related to the Capellas (Capallias) and Nodas. I haven't yet had much time to do any deep genealogical research.
Wednesday, February 13th 2013 - 08:01:05 PM
Name: Reuben C. Masters
E-mail address: reubenmasters1@gmail.com
Comments:The Menorcan Facebook Club,got me to finally pay attention to my roots,what an amazing thing.I've been surrounded by cousins all my life,and didn't know it,hope to meet all at the Menorcan Festival MAR. 9th,HUGS R COMING MY WAY!!!!!
Tuesday, February 5th 2013 - 07:27:41 AM
Name: Tolo Bosch
E-mail address: tboschb@hotmail.com
Comments:This web is amazing! I'm Menorcan and I'm glat to discovered this web. I absolutely love menorcan history and people stories. I live in Es Migjorn Gran, it is one of the youngest villages in Menorca founded in XVIII century, but many friends of Mine live in Alaior, Ciutadella or Mahon where surnames like Alzina, Allès, Pons, Pellicer, Rogeró, Carreras, Quintana, Cardona...) still are alive!
Tuesday, February 5th 2013 - 06:25:57 AM
Name: Ferran Dídac
E-mail address: ferran.cartografia@gmail.com
Comments:Best regards from a minorquian who lifes in Mallorca!.

I use to read "Diario de Menorca" and I've seen this e-mail.

Tuesday, February 5th 2013 - 12:03:34 AM
Name: Pam Stratton Mason
E-mail address: psmason13@yahoo.com
Comments:My great-grandmother, Marie Ellen Ponce married Charles D Stratton. My great, great-grandparents were Florida M Pons and Isabore B Ponce.
Saturday, February 2nd 2013 - 06:22:52 PM
Name: Jean Causey Blumenthal
E-mail address: jeannieblumenthal@gmail.com
Comments:My great grandmother was Frances Sevility Masters, daughter of Juan Pedro Ignacio Mestre or better known as John P. Masters.
Saturday, February 2nd 2013 - 02:52:53 PM
Name: Josephine Juliana Usina (Curry)
E-mail address: jusina@centurylink.net
Homepage URL: http://www.centurylink.net/
Saturday, February 2nd 2013 - 12:37:26 PM
Name: Josephine Usina
E-mail address: jusina@centurylink.net
Homepage URL: http://www.centurylink.net/
Comments:I am the wife of a Minorcan and he has ancesters dating back to the 15th century in New Smyrna and Menorca Alzina changed to Usina around the 16th century before the colany traveled to St. Augustine and i am distantly related to the Minorcan's also through Hartley and others
Saturday, February 2nd 2013 - 12:20:20 PM
Name: Eddie Floyd
E-mail address: pardonme.eddie@gmail.com
Homepage URL: http://www.nevadamatters.us
Comments:I love Minorcans, as well as ALL from Mayport too!
Eddie & Shari Floyd
Saturday, February 2nd 2013 - 11:56:45 AM













Saturday, February 2nd 2013 - 11:22:15 AM
Name: Matt White
E-mail address: mattw@whiteandpartners.com
Comments:Family traces the Canova's
Monday, December 3rd 2012 - 01:21:09 PM
Name: L.S.
Homepage URL: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=123450471002828
Comments:My ex, also a Minorcan, still keeps in contact with me.

We broke up out of necessity after finding this page. Turns out Ortega/Ortagus is the same. So we parted. All for the best, I suppose, but I wish we could have adopted.

Still, I get quite a lot of phone calls. I have a new partner now. Minorcans have married into both our families, but I dread going through the same thing again.

I'd appreciate any background information on Chad Benet. You can pot it on my wall, that's fine.
Saturday, December 1st 2012 - 02:53:25 PM
Name: Robyn Hutchinson
E-mail address: robynssearch@yahoo.com
Comments:I am gathering information on my Minorcan Ancestors from St. Augustine. I need lots of documentation to become a member of the "Florida Pioneer Family Program". My family name is Carrera(s) and I have names...Juan Carreras(2nd wife,Maria Triay,)Juan Josef Magin Carreras (Francisca Maria Catalina Ponz),Stephen Carreras (Margarita Fernanda Juana Masters), Gregory Carreras (Christina Braddock),Arthur Carrera (Hazel Etta Smith). Please let me know if you have any info to share. Thanks, Robyn
Tuesday, November 13th 2012 - 01:30:28 PM
Name: sheryl maxwell
E-mail address: smagent99@yahoo.com
Comments:Direct descendant of J. Andreu. Looking for info in order to trace family history. Thanks :)
Friday, October 26th 2012 - 07:43:08 PM
Name: Kristine Stratton
E-mail address: kristinepiet@yahoo.com
Comments:Like to find out my family history on the strattons and the pacettis.My grand fathers name is Isadora samuel stratton and my grand mother name is Thelma Marie Pacetti.Thank you
Thursday, October 18th 2012 - 05:17:18 AM
Name: Karl Barry Masters
E-mail address: kbmas1949@bellsouth.net
Tuesday, October 16th 2012 - 01:28:54 PM
Name: Amanda Stratton
E-mail address: honeysuckle814@gmail.com
Sunday, October 14th 2012 - 08:00:54 PM
Name: Kyle Thomas Ortagus
E-mail address: Ortagusk@aol.com
Comments:My name is Kyle Ortagus my family originated here between the time the spainish took st. Aug, castle, my grandpa who was a young man when he crossed toes in the unities states, speaking rough accent sounding alot like pirated porqagies, they say that's the barbaric version of the Spanish, language.I'm 24 now, I was born in 1988, Leon ortagus is my father, Thomas Ortagus was his father he was born in the late 1800s we first arrived on a ship in St. Aug,, where my grandparents had several rich location homes and started moving up ninth all the way until we reached Jacksonville, this is dating all the way back too 1890 for sure. My Ortagus family has reached outstanding goals, and plenty of money for where I was told we came from, our family in Spain owned a cigar factory dating from 1802- just here recently since the economical collapse in country is down tradable, we sold out I heard and the family in St. Aug., is our lower ended side, like played into some thuggery altitude. But they have it good and aren't doing negative choices. Thank god. My grandpa Thomas Ortagus, his dad spoke a language of the 'lisping king' not sure if a lot of people know about this. But its a fancied delightful understandable spaniard talk or slang.
Thursday, October 11th 2012 - 09:34:15 PM
Name: Kyle Thomas Ortagus
E-mail address: Ortagusk@aol.com
Comments:My name is Kyle Ortagus my family originated here between the time the spainish took st. Aug, castle, my grandpa who was a young man when he crossed toes in the unities states, speaking rough accent sounding alot like pirated porqagies, they say that's the barbaric version of the Spanish, language.I'm 24 now, I was born in 1988, Leon ortagus is my father, Thomas Ortagus was his father he was born in the late 1800s we first arrived on a ship in St. Aug,, where my grandparents had several rich location homes and started moving up ninth all the way until we reached Jacksonville, this is dating all the way back too 1890 for sure. My Ortagus family has reached outstanding goals, and plenty of money for where I was told we came from, our family in Spain owned a cigar factory dating from 1802- just here recently since the economical collapse in country is down tradable, we sold out I heard and the family in St. Aug., is our lower ended side, like played into some thuggery altitude. But they have it good and aren't doing negative choices. Thank god. My grandpa Thomas Ortagus, his dad spoke a language of the 'lisping king' not sure if a lot of people know about this. But its a fancied delightful understandable spaniard talk or slang.
Thursday, October 11th 2012 - 09:31:57 PM
Name: Beth
E-mail address: betharnow@juno.com
Comments:My sibs and I have the family names of Arnau Xerez, Manuci, Manusi/Bonelli/Bonnnely, Moll/Molla on our paternal side and Acosta/Costa, Albertí, Drimarachi, Olivera on our paternal side.
We are planning a trip to Minorca and would like any advice regarding specific places to further research the family history. We realize that some of the ancestors were non-Minorcan Turnbull colonists. Thanks for any advice!
Thursday, September 20th 2012 - 06:13:30 AM
Name: Beth Arnow
E-mail address: betharnow@juno.com
Comments:My sibs are I have the family names of Acosta/Costa, Parta y Ambrose, Drimarachi, Femenias, Albertí, Fabregues, Olivera and Rogero on our maternal side; and Arnau Xerez, Manuci/Manusy/Manucy, Bonelli, and Moll on our paternal side. Three of us are planning a trip to Minorca. Does anyone have any advice regarding specific places that we should go in Minorca to research family records? (We realize that some of these lines were non-Minorcans in the Turnbull colony)
Wednesday, September 19th 2012 - 09:52:13 AM
Name: Pamela
E-mail address: redbirdacres@gmail.com
Homepage URL: http://www.redbirdacres.net/ponce.html
Comments:My husband is a direct descendant of many Minorcan families of Jacksonville, Duval County, Florida:

and many others
Friday, July 20th 2012 - 06:51:04 AM
Name: pauline canova
E-mail address: selfpollyc@aol.com
Comments:love to know who my gr.grand.dad was my grand was willie married to louise love ur dreambook
Wednesday, June 27th 2012 - 03:58:49 PM




Josephine DENA SALLAS (1875 - )
is LANDA'S 2nd great grand aunt
Father of Josephine DENA
Alice MAY SALLAS (1876 - 1970)
Daughter of Alice MAY
the daughter of SUZANNE MARIE -




HARRY A. FLOYD JR 1909-1993

Tuesday, June 19th 2012 - 10:05:38 AM
Name: Nancy Hinton-White
E-mail address: nanhin62@yahoo.com
Comments:Trying to trace my roots. My dad is George James White Jr. His mom (my grand mother) is Bernice A. Mickler.I have no imfo. on my grand mothers parents. I remember when I was a child, my dad mentioning the name Canovas, and that he had a relative that lived in what is now known as the Oldest House on Charolett st. Any sugestions on where to look for imfo would be greatly apreciated.
Wednesday, June 13th 2012 - 07:25:36 PM
Name: john e.pacetti
E-mail address: dorothypacetti@aol.com
Comments:does any 1 know of a free website 2 searh my family history e-mail me asp if u know of 1 thank u
Wednesday, May 30th 2012 - 07:19:23 AM
Name: Dawn Marie Hurst (Solano) Clark
E-mail address: frogministry@gmail.com
Monday, May 28th 2012 - 05:12:35 AM
Name: Dawn Hurst Clark (Solano)
E-mail address: frogministry@gmail.;com
Homepage URL: http://frogministries@gmail.com
Comments:Solano-Came over with Andrew Turnbull from Minorca Spain. My grandmother was a Solano
Monday, May 14th 2012 - 01:03:18 PM
Name: Terri Ortagus
E-mail address: staugustinegirl19@yahoo.com
Comments:A proud Minorcan!!
Monday, May 14th 2012 - 12:22:26 PM
Name: joan jackson
E-mail address: mswonderful@cebridge.net
Comments:I want to find out more about John Secondina Acosta. We are direct descendents of his. My great grandmother was Ida Catherine Acosta. I would love to correspond with other descendents of his.
Tuesday, May 8th 2012 - 09:41:34 AM
Name: Lisa Spengler (Craig)
E-mail address: moonpilot1@aol.com
Comments:We are very interested in finding our family tree and maybe someone will see this and know some answers. My mom's name was Barbara Jean Capallia (Spengler), her mom's was Thelma Elizabeth (Smith) Capallia, her moms was Louise Guy Smith (Pomar).My mom's father was Bartola Edward Capallia and his dad was Lawrence Capallia and mom was Christina Solana Capallia and her mom was Martha Simms and Dad was Bartolomo Solana. Wow. Anyone one know of any of these or a free web page that can look up?? Thank you!
Monday, April 30th 2012 - 05:08:17 PM
Name: Marlene Muzii
E-mail address: mvmuzii@yahoo.com
Comments:This message is concerning Old Saint Joseph's Catholic cemetery in downtown Jacksonville, fl. This cemetery has been vandelizewd in Jan., 2012. Many Minorcans are bured here. Here are a few surnames: Baya,CanovaHernandez, Pon or Ponce,and Rogero. These are just a few. We are restoring this cemetery. Interestd in these people?
Friday, April 20th 2012 - 01:39:24 PM
Name: Mary
E-mail address: mjsallas@comcast.net
Comments:Sallas side...still researching farther back. Herndon side..hit a road block. Get to0 confused....too many Mary's in the family. :-)
Monday, March 26th 2012 - 08:44:21 AM
Name: Jerry Delany
E-mail address: jerryd72@comcast.net
Comments: Become a member of the 'Menorcan Cultral Society',
Make contact by email to carollopezb@menorcansociety.net
Menorcan Cultural Society, P.O. Box 3565 St. Augustine, Fl.32085
You can look for more information on the internet,,just type in Menorcan Society.net. You will be able to find pictures, links, activities, calendar of events and many other things of interest.
Thursday, March 15th 2012 - 11:22:54 AM
Name: Jerry Delany
E-mail address: jerryd72@comcast.net
Comments:Just want to post my new email address for those that may care to reach me. I receive and hear from so many of my Menorcan family and friends. My heritage entends back to 1543 on my Canova side and about the same years on my Hernandez, Pacetti, Pons, Segui, Ortagus, Ponce, Baya, Cordona, Camps, Coll. Leonardi, Llambias, Mestre-masters, and all the way down through the alphabet to XIMENEZ. Yes, the blood that runs through my body is all inter-tangled and changed a little with my Irish grand father marrying a Menorcan lassy in 1913. I could not date in St. Augustine Fl,,,was kin to all the girls around here. Had to get a tar-heel from North Carolina. She has problems cooking with datil peppers but ahe can boil water for fish chowders. PROUD OF MY MENORCAN HERITAGE. Join the Menorcan Cultural Society and attend our Minorcan Festival each year--the second weekend in March,,VISIT OUR ROOTS IN ST. AUGUSTINE, FLORIDA
Thursday, March 15th 2012 - 09:13:26 AM
Name: Paul Paffe
E-mail address: ppaffe@yahoo.com
Comments:Hernandez-Triay marriage on Dad's side
Carrera-Triay marriage on Mom's side
Saturday, February 25th 2012 - 07:35:58 AM
Comments:I was born in Saint Petersburg, Florida (8th generation Floridian).
My surnames include: Bland, Coffey, Cox, Burrows, Sallas, Masters,

On my maternal side many of my ancestors were born in St. Augustine Florida and Mayport Florida. In 1768 some of my ancestors came to the United States from the small island of Menorca, it is the second largest of the Balearic Islands near Spain.

On my paternal side many were born in Lebanon, Kentucky , Calvery, Kentucky Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church parish. Surnames include Bland, Spalding, Grayson.

My husband is Brett R. Keane He was born in St Louis, Jefferson Co. Missouri ( his father was Donald Leroy Keane ) surnames for Brett includes: Keane, Duncan, Blankenship.

I had two children, Brett had three children and together we have eight grandchildren . My youngest son (Michael) is in the US Marines .

In May 2010 at 47 years old I was diagnosed with Myoxid Liposarcoma Cancer, it effected all of my family. I have learned a lot through my journey with cancer. My family and I have walked a path of the unknown with the hand of Jesus...He directs our paths and calms our fears.

If I could tell you anything of our experience, love your family more and never abuse your body. Live each day to the fullest and don't harbor hate for anyone. Laughter is very important. Pray to the Lord everyday, He will guide you through your trials.

In November 2010 I was cancer free!! Praise the Lord! I'am presently being monitored every four months to make sure I stay cancer free from this rare aggressive cancer. My family is trusting the Lord one day at a time, we walk in faith trusting our Savior.
Tuesday, February 21st 2012 - 10:39:47 PM
Name: Joseph (Joe) Ellington
E-mail address: Joe_97478@Yahoo.com
Comments:Great-Grandson of Dorothea (Dora)
Monday, February 20th 2012 - 09:08:07 PM
Name: Ernest Jones
E-mail address: ernestsjones@bellsouth.net
Comments:Maria Dolores Masters
Born: April 24, 1801 Saint Augustine Fl.
Married: Josef Juan Camilo Andreu May 6, 1822
Death: Unknown. Believed to have moved to a daughter’s home late in her life, a common practice, but may have lived with her son Florence. Florence’s mother-in-law also lived in same household. Florence may have been a generous man; or perhaps they were just visiting on the same day when the census was taken.

Florida State Census 1885 Page 617 Line 14 M845 Roll 2
Residence Lone Star, Duval, Florida
Age: 83
Race: White
Gender: Female
Martial Status: Widowed
Relationship to Head of Household: Mother
Fathers Birth Place: Florida
Mothers Birth Place: Florida

Household Members
Florence Andreu Age 43
Mary Andreu Age 42
Joseph Andreu Age 16
Nettie Andreu Age 14
Mary Andreu Age 83
Clara Floyd Age 75

Sunday, January 29th 2012 - 07:05:53 PM
Name: Steve Houston
E-mail address: gatorsarge69@gmail.com
Comments:My father and most of brothers and sisters were born in Mayport I have posted here before, but a different email address, please there was a gentleman from Mayport that lives in Mexico, that New my Great Uncle Neal and his wifr My Great Aunt Helena Daniels if anyone know who he is please I would like to re-connect with him, also i am very much interested in all and any history pertaining to Mayport and the minorcans, Thanks
Wednesday, January 11th 2012 - 07:31:18 PM
Name: Laura Waters Sauer
E-mail address: sauerlj@yahoo.com
Comments:Hi! My grandmother, Allamae Johnson Alexander passed away this past April. I had always had an interest in our family heritage but the fire has been officially lit since finding papers in her home about our family heritage.
According to what I am finding, our lineage stems from the Canova family of St. Augustine.
I am not very good at this but I LOVE history and finding that my heritage is so deeply rooted in Florida has made me so proud of my heritage.

I saw some of you talking about a Canova reunion. Can you please, please, please send me information?

Thank you so much,
Laura Sauer
Tuesday, January 3rd 2012 - 07:00:22 PM
Name: Gene Clark
Homepage URL: http://www.facebook.com/ajax/signup_dialog.php?page_id=123450471002828&next=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fpages%2FLincoln-Shitting%2F123450471002828
Currently dating a Solano.

Came here in hopes of helping her use the PC to trace roots.

Turns out her great uncle is my mother's father.

Small world, eh?

Great site. Will be back!!

Saturday, December 31st 2011 - 02:48:28 PM
Name: Cathy Crowell Williams
E-mail address: cathywilliams08@att.net
Comments:This site is great! May be checking out the next Canova Reunion!!
Sunday, December 4th 2011 - 01:39:09 AM
Name: Sofia Solano
E-mail address: sofiadavis82@yahoo.com
Comments:Just stopping to say hi to all my long lost family. I am from MI and have been searching for all family around the world. The Solano name runs deep in the north and we carry our name with much pride.
Wednesday, November 9th 2011 - 05:40:16 AM
Name: smokey Drew
E-mail address: smokeydrew@cfl.rr.com
Saturday, October 15th 2011 - 09:10:28 PM
Name: Dawn Marie Hurst (Solano) Clark
E-mail address: frogministry@gmail.com
Homepage URL: http://frogministries.net
Comments:Family Line Begins with: Viscente Solano b. 1569 & Marie Viscente b. 157? to my current grandmother (deceased 2000)
Loyce Maria Solano b. 1913, her father Albert B Solano/mother Mary Battuni Watson, my gggrandmother Mary Louise Masters, my ggggrandmother Catalina Papi Carolyn/husband Phillip Francis Solano. Peppered in are the Masters (Mestre), Solana, Ortagus...These descendants had mega offspring that rival todays families.This is a great journey in which I hope to find many relatives both alive and in the past...
Warmly, Dawn Solano Clark
Saturday, October 8th 2011 - 05:57:41 PM
Name: margaret beatty
E-mail address: margaretbeatty65@gmail.com
Comments:i just had to add that i`m also very proud of being menorcan and a little envious of those of you who still carry your menorcan names. it was exciing to really feel like i belonged to a real group of ancesters instead of just being heinz 57. my grandmother beatty and my father would be so excited to know all this but i didn`t start my research until after they died. i remember my grandmother beatty talking about her grandmother cavedo fondly but i never heard we were menorcan and honestly don`t think she knew. i only knew grandmas` family was spanish. looking back my grandmothers` cousin mag joiner looked just like you imagine spanish ladies with a part down the middle of her black hair in a bun with fashing black eyes that always seemed to be laughing. i thought she was beautiful. i remember my family growing up was friends with some of the acostas but don`t think they knew they were related. i do know my mama said when she first married my grandma and her cousins and friends were always getting together cooking all kinds of seafood and spanish stews etc. all this must have been handed down even though they didn`t know where from.
glad to be one of you.
Friday, October 7th 2011 - 02:27:12 PM
Name: margie beatty
E-mail address: margaretbeatty65@gmail.com
Homepage URL: http://www.google.com
Comments:i`ve been working on my menorcan geneology for a number of years now. my closest name would be antonia cavedo whose parents were john cavedo and catherine acosta from fernandina,fl. the previous family names from st augustine,fl.were segui,victori,villalonga,alzina,melia,drimarachi,parta,femanias,ambross,coll.reyas,llopis,andreu,pons,riudavets,camps and fanals.
Thursday, October 6th 2011 - 01:02:12 AM
Name: Randolph Weedman
E-mail address: Randolph51@gmail.com
Homepage URL: http://http://www.victoria-adventure.org/more_than_links_images/randolph/page1.html
Comments:I am a minorcan from the Bartola Pacetti that was the only Pacetti to come over from the Island of Minorca to work on the Turnbull Plantation. And then survived the walk to St. Augustine in revolt.

Randolph Weedman
132 Palmer Street
Saint Augustine, Fl. 32084
Tuesday, October 4th 2011 - 08:17:26 AM
Name: Alison Lee Arnau
E-mail address: minorcangirl@hotmail.com
Comments:Descendent of Francisco and Antonia Plannels (sp..?)Arnau. I hope everyone is doing well. I have spent a large amount of time researching my line which came out of St.Augustine into Charleston, Sc and then into Georgia...where my line as been for the last 150 years. If anyone is needing any help with research on this line please feel free to contact me!
Sunday, October 2nd 2011 - 06:32:15 PM
Name: Elizabeth Hernandez (maiden)
E-mail address: ejo53@att.net
Comments:Decendant of GENERAL JOSEPH M HERNANDEZ. St Aug is my hometown. Grandparents were Harry Hernandez & Iola (Genovar) Hernandez. They lived on Rhode Ave, St Aug. I am doing some research on ancestors. My aunt had compiled many original documentation going back to Minorca. I have lost contact with my cousins, not knowing their married names. Very rich history with the Minorcans. If any one has any info to help. I would love it! FYI: don't try to grow datil peppers anywhere else but in N Fla, it doesn't work.
Thursday, September 29th 2011 - 04:13:06 PM
Name: Arnold R Branton
E-mail address: landmarkray@earthlink.net
Comments:I am researching my family tree, my line is the lewis and rake of St Augustine, Fl---I am interested in Hattie H Lewis, who married a Rake in St Johns, Fl----I know that a lot of the Rakes are buried at San Lorenzo Cemetery, any help would be greatly appreciated
Friday, September 16th 2011 - 11:30:33 AM
Name: Smokey Drew
E-mail address: smokeydrew@cfl.rr.com
Comments:My Grandmother was Francis Arnau Drew who was the daughter of Florida Brown and Stephen Arnau of Mayport Florida
Saturday, September 10th 2011 - 07:54:57 PM
Name: douglas manucy
E-mail address: manucydouglas@yahoo.com
Friday, September 9th 2011 - 12:05:51 PM
Name: Angie Pacetti McInnes
E-mail address: angie.mcinnes@yahoo.com
Comments:What a difference a day makes. I found a ton of information last night... I'll start with my great grandfather. If we intersect, let me know.

Anthony A. Pacetti
Born 11/30/1880 (Antonio)

Siblings: Maud Elizabeth (DOB 11/28/1884) no further record other than birth & baptism
Henry “Harry” Ignatio (10/23/1874 to 5/12/1917)
Harry is buried at the San Lorenzo Cemetery in St. A

Anthony’s Parents: Captain Bartolomeo Adrian Pacetti (9/8/1844 to 9/22/1903)
He is buried at the San Lorenzo Cemetery in St. A #46421845
Margarita Jacinta Benet Pacetti (1854-1920) she also went by Maggie

Bartolo’s Parents: Garbriel Serafino Lorenzo Pacetti
Maria Dorotea Capo

Margarita’s Parents: Josef Christobal Benet
Maria Dolores Quixina Capo

Mary Veronica Capalla Pacetti
(3/24/1888 – 5/1/1971) She is buried at the Woodlawn Park North in Miami # 46422228

Mary’s Parents: Mathis G. Joseph Capella
Catherine R. Capella
Monday, September 5th 2011 - 05:22:53 AM
Name: Angie Pacetti McInnes
E-mail address: angie.mcinnes@yahoo.com
Comments:I am just starting the journey to locate my ancestors. Over the generations, almost all information was lost for whatever reason. Sadly, I have very little to start with but am excited to see where this takes me.

My great-grandparents were: Anthony Andrew Pacetti of Saint Augustine (born in 1882) and Mary V. Pacetti (maiden name was Capallia) she was born 3/24/1888 and died 5/1/1971

The name Hattie Capallia is listed in some information I found of my great-grandmothers. I am unsure if she was family or not.

My grandparents were/are: William Bartola Pacetti (born 10/9/1911 on Osceola Street in Saint Augustine) he married Evelyn Curtis Pacetti (from Maine)in the Basilica Rectory on 11/3/1939

My great aunt was: Irene Pacetti Zimmerman (born 11/19/1910 in Saint Augustine)

My family and I have recently moved to St. Augustine and it feels like coming home to me. It is my hope to locate our family information in order to pass it onto my child and my neices/nephews. Any information you may have to help me would be greatly appreciated.
Sunday, September 4th 2011 - 05:44:33 PM
Name: dawn clark
E-mail address: frogministry@gmail.com
Homepage URL: http://frogministries.net
Comments:I am a direct descendant of Solano/Solana...my grandmother is Louisa Maria Solano, she has 9 brothers and sisters. I am anxious to meet the rest of my family...

Thank you,
Dawn Hurst Clark
Thursday, September 1st 2011 - 06:20:33 PM
Name: dawn clark
E-mail address: frogministry@gmail.com
Homepage URL: http://frogministries.net
Comments:I am a direct descendant of Solano/Solana...my grandmother is Louisa Maria Solano, she has 9 brothers and sisters. I am anxious to meet the rest of my family...

Thank you,
Dawn Hurst Clark
Thursday, September 1st 2011 - 06:20:20 PM
Name: Dr GeorgeH Lanier
E-mail address: lanierclan122040@planters.net
Comments:Greetings..been off line for ever..back now looking for Masters....my line came from St A or close by to savannah..My grandmother was Alice masters,,her sister was Stella..any info would be great
Friday, August 26th 2011 - 09:22:18 AM
Name: Dr GeorgeH Lanier
E-mail address: lanierclan122040@planters.net
Comments:Still looking for Masters Family Minorco Spain
Friday, August 12th 2011 - 08:53:00 AM
Name: Regan Rogero Tivy
E-mail address: rvtivy@gmail.com
Comments:Just happened upon this page. Fascinating! My dad was Warren Rogero from St. Augustine FL. Sorry I missed the get together in March!
Tuesday, August 9th 2011 - 04:31:46 AM
Comments:I am so glad that i found dreambook.
my people were no minorcan or maybe mixed but they were greek JUAN DOMINGO ACOSTA.
Our story is great.
Saturday, July 23rd 2011 - 09:18:10 AM
Name: Joseph Usina
E-mail address: 40shorty1020@bellsouth.net
Homepage URL: http://originalstaugustineminorcan.net
Comments:what is the heritage of my last name? where did it derive from and what is the lineage?
Tuesday, July 19th 2011 - 11:34:15 AM
E-mail address: buzsaw@embarqnail.com
Comments:I am looking for Reginal Masters who lived in Jacksonville, Florida in the 1950's. His mother was Lenora Canova Masters.
Saturday, July 16th 2011 - 01:11:48 PM
Name: Louis J. Arnau Jr. (II)
E-mail address: hotpepperman64@yahoo.com
Comments:I am the son of Louis James Arnau (Nig), and 2X great nephew of the oldest house. Robert Arnau is a cousin of mine. I am married to Amalia Jean Arnau. We now live in Grove, Oklahoma on Grand Lake O' the Cherokees. Our phone is 918-787-9265. P.O. Box 450246 Grove, Oklahoma 74345.

My wife and I had the privelege and pleasure of spending,
about 3 weeks with Mrs. Eleanor Phillips Barnes doing family research, in 1991/92.

I would like to contact Jerry Delaney, however when I click
on his name, my IE tells me my e-mail client has not been set up. So, Jerry if you see this....Please e-mail me at Yahoo, so I can converse with you. We are also related to
some of your cousins. Thanks.

All you Minrocans out there take care, and may you have peace.
Monday, July 11th 2011 - 05:40:41 PM
Name: Susan Masters-Hartloge
E-mail address: susiecue67@hotmail.com
Comments:Hi there I have recently been locating my Minorcan Roots and I have traced it back to the 1600's and still going back further. My GGGG Grandfather was Juan Ignacio P. Masters which is family comes from Minorca. Wish I could have found this all earlier.
Thursday, June 16th 2011 - 08:07:05 PM
Name: Smokey Drew
E-mail address: smokeydrew@cfl.rr.com
Comments:My grandmother, Francis Arnau Drew, from Mayport, used to cook with a wild plant called rhignum (I'm not sure if this is spelled correctly put it is pronounced rig num. It grows wild down here in New Smyrna and if have discovered that it's real name is horsemint.
I would like to know if any of the Minorcan families are know about this plant.
Saturday, June 11th 2011 - 08:17:29 PM
Name: Pat Masters
E-mail address: Masters1947@gmail.com
Comments:My father was Arthur Wilson Masters, My grandfather was Arthur Laurence Masters, my great grandfather was Anthony Masters. I am hoping to connect with some of my distant relatives and learn more about our history. I have read Mullet on the beach. Wow what an incredibly hard journey to start a new life. My father was born in Tampa, my grandfather and great grandfather were born in St. Augustine. I would love to learn about my great grandfathers family and futher back. Any help would be appreciated. Pat Masters
Friday, June 3rd 2011 - 06:58:46 AM
Name: Alan Hart
E-mail address: rhart10@cfl.rr.com
Comments:My wife is a decendant of the Papi/Pons lineage.Thanks for your work.
Monday, May 30th 2011 - 11:56:00 PM
Name: Tracy Michelle Masters
E-mail address: tracymasters@gmail.com
Comments:Great website, looking forward to finding more family members!!!
Tuesday, May 17th 2011 - 08:27:46 AM
Name: Dawn Andreu Gariboldi
E-mail address: gbzoomom@gmail.com
Comments:I've been acquainted with Jerry Delaney, Latrell Mickler and Ernest Jones in recent years and attended one of the Minorcan festivals approximately 5 years ago. I have other cousins here in south Florida - Teresa Sardinas & Calvin Andreu and have recently become acquainted with another family of cousins, Virginia and Casey Selley, from the Jacksonville area. I'm proud to be a Minorcan!!
Monday, May 16th 2011 - 04:44:52 PM
Name: John Capo, Jr
E-mail address: jhuntercapo@gmail.com
It has been a while since I posted an entry in here, so figured I would update it. My grandfather was Willis Luke Capo, from the direct Capo lineage of Juan Capo, settling here from Ciudadela, Menorca. Through my grandmother's research, with Eleanor Barnes, we have found many different Menorcan lineages connected, like Pons (Ponce), Segui, Masters (Mestre), Sintas, Falani, and lots more. The story of the Menorcan settlers still captivates me to this day, and would make an excellent movie showing strength, courage, and the ability to beat the odds.
Wednesday, May 11th 2011 - 11:09:29 AM
Name: Bonita Beeson Layfield
E-mail address: tronacuarto@cfl.rr.com
Comments:Also, my father wrote his thesis in 1960 for his Masters Degree from the University of Florida titled "Fromajadas And Indigo" The Minorcan Colony in Florida & this was published in 2006. It is available at Barnes & Noble & is widely referenced by scholars and historians. He, along with Clarissa Anderson Gibbs, founded the Menorcan Cultural Society in 1980.
Saturday, May 7th 2011 - 08:28:44 PM
Name: Bonita Beeson Layfield
E-mail address: tronacuarto@cfl.rr.com
Comments:Hi, my grandmother is May Pomar Beeson. She had 2 children, Kenneth H. Beeson Jr. (my father) & Felicia Beeson. My father, Kenneth, was the founder of the Menorcan Cultural Society. I was born & raised in St. Augustine & now live in Palm Coast, but still work in St. Augustine. I was/am very aware of my Minorcan Roots & very proud of them as well! If anyone is on Facebook & is not aware, I have started a group called Minorcan Facebook Group. Please check it out & join!
Saturday, May 7th 2011 - 08:14:47 PM
Name: Debi Ortagus
E-mail address: seminoledebi@netzero.net
Comments:I was born & raised in St Augustine, a descendant of Ignacio Ortega now Ortagus, I have a neat website & sell Datil pepper sauce, a recipe handed down thru generations of Minorcans. Check it out dixiedatil.com
Sunday, May 1st 2011 - 11:51:14 AM
Name: Gary Dubberly
E-mail address: garydubb@mindspring.com
Comments:Irony. I was born and raised in Jacksonville,Fl but moved away only to retire 16 years ago to New Smyrna Beach and I have just discovered that Anastasias Mabrumati and Francisca Llebres are my fifth great grandparents and they were married here in the 1770's and were part of the original Minorcan colony. My grandmother nor my father ever mentioned any connection but I do remember visiting my uncle Ellis Bowden and his wife May in Mandarin and eating some of the most wonderful food I have ever tasted. We are about to visit Minorca soon and would like to know if any one knows anything about Catarina Babbes or Babbles or Catalina Grava? They may be the same person and I suspect that she may have been Francisca's mother or stepmother. It is good to meet all of my "new" cousins.
Sunday, April 24th 2011 - 05:58:28 PM
Name: charlene solana
E-mail address: bluese8@bellsoth.net
Thursday, April 14th 2011 - 08:44:07 PM
Name: Fred DuPont
E-mail address: 9thfrd@gmail.com
Comments:My father was William Daniel DuPont,Jr. His mother was Aline Pellicer a decendent of Francisco Pellicer.
My mother's maiden name was Ivy Virginia Dixon. Her mother was Florence Rogero.
I proudly consider myself a Menorcan.
Tuesday, April 12th 2011 - 05:39:05 PM
Name: Charolett Acosta
E-mail address: cmas05@yahoo.com
Comments:Hi all,

I am 8th generation Menorcan and direct descendant of Juan Domingo Costa (Acosta) and Maria Delores Parta y Ambrose. Juan Domingo and Maria were living in Corsica when recruited by Dr Turnbull. They married in Smyrna (Greece/Turkey) where Maria was born. Very interested in learning about the Menorcan people as a group, their culture and traditions and maybe finding a distant cousin or 3. I just recently discovered this family history which is unbelievable considering I was born and lived in Jacksonville, FL until I was 35 years old and that there is a bridge there with my name on it. None of these stories were ever told in our family and in fact, when I told my father what I had found he was surprised. It seems Arcadio Acosta was born in St Augustine and later moved to Nassau County which is where the next 4 generations of Acostas were born until my father and I were born in Jacksonville. Anyone with any info on the family can contact me at cmas05@yahoo.com. Thanks!
Wednesday, April 6th 2011 - 01:04:01 PM
Name: Charlie Pennell
E-mail address: cpennell363@gmail.com
Comments:I'll be heading to St. Augustine the 5th of May. I hope to find more info of my Arnau relatives. Still trying to find where some of them are buried. If there is anyone related to us please let me know. Thanks, Charlie.
Wednesday, April 6th 2011 - 10:41:20 AM
Name: Randolph Weedman
E-mail address: Randolph51@gmail.com
Homepage URL: http://www.victoria-adventure.org/more_than_links_images/randolph/page1.html
Comments:The best in Florida Menoricans

Thursday, March 31st 2011 - 07:54:01 AM
Name: Marsha Pellicer-Burton
E-mail address: tcburton@bellsouth.net
Comments:I am a direct descendant of the Pellicer family. My Grandfather was Frank Anthony Pellicer. I look forward to searching our family heritage and passing this information on to my two sons.
Thursday, March 17th 2011 - 07:22:41 AM
Name: Paul Paffe
E-mail address: ppaffe@yahoo.com
Comments:Not sure how Dreambook works....direct decendent of original Minorcans....excited about all of the other connections on here.

Wednesday, March 9th 2011 - 02:10:24 PM
Name: Mike Hurlbert
E-mail address: mhhurlbert@yahoo.com
Comments:Decendent of Franciso (?) Arnau. Family hails from Duval and St Johns Counties.
Monday, March 7th 2011 - 06:26:31 PM
Name: Joseph R. Ornig
E-mail address: JOrnig@att.net
Comments:I am an author and I am working on a book about the l866 shipwreck of the American steamship EVENING STAR off the Georgia coast. One of the lifeboats from that shipwreck drifted down to a few miles below the mouth of the St Johns River. There were three occupants in the boat: a ship's officer, William P. Goldie, and two young women passengers, Annie Norton and Rosa Howard. As the lifeboat ran through the breakers towards the beach, the boat overturned, and Annie and Rosa were drowned, not more than 200 yards from
land. Goldie managed to wade ashore. He walked through the night and stumbled into the village of Mayport Mills, half-dead from a week of no food or water. He was immediately helped by Andrew B. Floyd, in whose house he recuperated. I am trying to gather details about this final drama in the shipwreck story. I am looking for a photograph of A B Floyd, and some biographical information on him. He was prominent in public life in and around Mayport in the l860s and l870s. Can you ask your membership if anyone has information on him, and most hopefully, a photograph?

Of the the two young women.....their bodies were found a day or two later. Annie was buried in the high dunes at about where Ponte Vedra Beach is located. Rosa's body was severely mauled by sharks. Her remains were brought to the Catholic cemetery at Mayport and buried in a section of the cemetery which the Union military forces had taken over when they occupied the Mayport peninsula in l862. Her grave is unmarked, and lies under 3 or 4 feet of fill and paving.

I look forward to any information you can provide


Joseph R Ornig
Sunday, February 27th 2011 - 08:04:14 PM
Name: Robert Anthony Thornton
E-mail address: robthornton@carolina.rr.com
Comments:I grew up in St Augustine and relate back to Vicente Solana (1565 St Augustine) and the Minorcans who came to St Augustine in 1777. My great Aunt was Eleanor Philips Barnes who documented a good portion of Minorcan history in 1949 and presented it to the St Augustine historical Society. (Philips married a Solana during the Revolutionary War time period)
Monday, February 21st 2011 - 09:30:27 AM
Name: SandraCarol Floyd Tuttle
E-mail address: Mayport sandra 38 @ yahoo.com
Comments: Let me know if you ever lived in Mayport Fishing Village, Fla.
Wednesday, February 2nd 2011 - 06:50:00 PM
Name: jessica gonzalez
E-mail address: jessical.gonzalez23@yahoo.com
Comments:Hey my grandfather is Roy Sturdivant my uncle had did alot of work on his ancestors but he passd away and I am trying to find info for him. Since he doesnt know how to use internet. I know his mother was wilymae Brazeale. So he was kin to the Brazeales and Miers. If anyone can help me please email me.
Monday, January 31st 2011 - 09:02:54 PM
Name: Mark Pellicer
E-mail address: markpellicer@aol.com
Comments:My name is Mark Pellicer.
I am descended from Francisco Sintes Pellicer and Juanna Villa.
I live near Fort Myers, Florida.
My great grandparents were James Lewis Pellicer and Maria Rachel Olsteen.
I regret that growing up so far from St. Johns County has alienated me from my North Florida roots.
I am interested to know who might be related and find out information of any posible "reunions" in the future.
Friday, January 28th 2011 - 05:38:18 AM
Name: sandra lee perkins brazeale
E-mail address: sandybottom332000@yahoo.com
Comments:hi all ive always known i was related to most everyone here but my question is are the brazeales related to the brazeales in south carolina from the long canes creek area? i lost the line both ways so i have never found a relationship there but i have the feeling that we are related to them i just need the link if anyone knows. the brazeales in south carolina original name was o brazeale as in being irish but coming from france to america, i was just curious because thia is such a history rich family and there was so much in the 1600-1800 era that they were involved in , i just found them very interesting they were in the area at the time of the cherokee idian massacre at long canes creek, the indians massacred all of the settlers there, it is a very horrible story, but they continued on and settle permanently there owning quite alot of land and indentured servants. if anyone knows abotu a link to this group of brazeales please contact me .
Friday, January 7th 2011 - 11:20:38 PM
Name: Leonard J. McCown
E-mail address: leonard@mccown.org
Homepage URL: http://www.mccown.org
Comments:Now that the holidays are over, I hope everyone is serious about researching their Minorcan lines again. I am still chasing those of my son-in-law on his Mom's side. Adding more daily. Seems everyone on that Island was kin! Let me know if I can help any. Good luck in your searching.
Monday, January 3rd 2011 - 09:20:14 AM
Name: Stephen Young
E-mail address: acumed4u@yahoo.com
Comments:Being a descendant from mabrumati a Greek and LLibres a minorcan shows we may be cousins. Small world. Would like info if anyone can on minorcan festivals or get togethers in St Augustine. Live in The beaches area of Jacksonville.
Sunday, January 2nd 2011 - 08:44:04 AM
Name: Smokey Drew
E-mail address: smokeydrew@cfl.rr.com
Comments:I was given an recipe for Menoricain Coconut Christmas candy that I had never heard of. My cousin JoAnne Sikes said her mother Elizabeth Arnau Pace had made it before but that it was so sweet no one could eat it. Has anyone else heard of this stuff
Friday, December 31st 2010 - 08:38:04 PM
Name: Marion Kathleen Andreu Johnson
E-mail address: marion.johnson92@comcast.net
Wednesday, December 29th 2010 - 06:05:19 PM
Name: Smokey Drew
E-mail address: smokeydrew@cfl.rr.com
Comments:I was looking at the burials in the Mayport Cemetery and Alma Drew was not mentioned. Alma was Charles and Francis Arnau Drews oldest daughter
Sunday, November 28th 2010 - 06:08:02 PM
Name: Suzan E White
E-mail address: tiggertops@yahoo.com
Comments:Hi I am the granddaughter of Sadie "Inez" Pellicer, I would interested in getting to know my family on the east coast the summer of 2011, Minorcan family reunion would be great. if this is something that might happen please tell me...
Friday, October 8th 2010 - 02:32:33 PM
Name: terry w. pacetti
E-mail address: terrypacetti@bellsouth.net
Homepage URL: http://wwwhomestarpacettirealty.com
Comments:We are blessed to have such a wonderful heritage. i live in Saint Augustine and each morning on the way to work i ride by the Shrine of Our Lady of Lalache and the big cross--marking the spot commerating the founding of Christianity in America and then ride past the Old Fort--then down the bay front to Cathedral Street--past the Cathedral nd the Slave Market--down past the Ponce DeLeon Hotel which is now Flagler College. This short ride reminds me of just how blessed we are, knowing each hundreds even thousands will come to this City that we hold in Trust for the rest of the World to come and enjoy--that we must protect it for our future generations.
Saturday, October 2nd 2010 - 03:19:27 PM
Name: Christina Burchfield
E-mail address: c_burchfield09@yahoo.com
Comments:Hi, My name is Christina Burchfield, I'm nineteen years old. My father is Todd C. Burchfield of St. Augustine, my grandparents are Donald Joseph Burchfield and Maria theresa Bauer. My greatgrandparents were Benina Rogero, & Horace Edward Burchfield. My great-great grandparents were Clarence Raphael Rogero, and Maria Mercedes Poses. My great-great-great grandparents were Nicolos Saturnino Rogero, and Cathdrine Leonardy. My great-great-great-great grandparents were Albert Lucio Juliano Rogero and Eulogia Solano.Ramon Juan Rogero II
. Alberto Rogero.. Ramon Rogero is the farthest great grandparent i could find. who knows about my genology???
Thursday, September 30th 2010 - 09:54:24 PM
Name: Stephen J Houston
E-mail address: sarge@musiccitycoach.com
Comments:My father was born in Mayport in 1921. His father's name was Joseph Samuel Houston and his mother's name was Jeanette Houston, his brothers and sisters are as follows;
Louise Hartley, Jax Deceased
Jo Ann Redditt, Jax Deceased
Nettie Conners, alive and well
Florence Huff, Houston, Tx Deceased
Patricia Houston, Jax, Deceased
Dan Houston,Jax, Deceased
Kenneth HoustonNew Orleans, Deceased
Floyd Houston, Jax, Deceased
I have a brother his name is Kenneth.

We grow our peppers and would eat some gopher stew, if we had it. Maybe even a swamp cabbage. I live near Nashville, now and do not get back to Mayport much, Both of my parents are buried in the Mayport Cemetery. My Grandmother had a couple of brother, Neal Daniels, and Florence Daniels(Uncle Punkie). I hope that Nothing happens to Mayport, it should be left the way it was. My Uncle Neal's wife, her name was Helena, and there son, Neal Jr lived in Mayport until there death.
Wednesday, September 8th 2010 - 11:50:56 AM
Name: terry w.pacetti
E-mail address: terrypacetti@bellsouth.net
Homepage URL: http://www.homestarpacettirealty.com
Sunday, August 15th 2010 - 05:10:51 PM
Name: Kevin Schatzman
E-mail address: kevin.schatzman@longandfoster.com
Thursday, July 22nd 2010 - 02:39:06 PM
Name: Dr George Lanier
E-mail address: lanierclan122040@planters.net
Comments:NEW ADDRESS AGAIN lanierclan122040@planters.net

Family connections Francisco V Masters
have some info but looking for family members above ground

Dr George
Monday, June 7th 2010 - 05:37:10 AM
Name: Stanley Randall (Randy) Hunter
E-mail address: bugjbug@bellsouth.net
Comments:My grandfather was a Masters and was on the Saint Augustine police department in the early 1900's. He at one time worked for the FEC RR. My grandmothers maiden name was Monson. My mother was Gertrude Mary Masters Hunter. My mother had sisters that I remember named, Carrie, Ula, Lottie. Most all my relatives are still living in Saint Augustine except for my older brother, Herman Earl Hunter, he lives in Jacksonville Florida, as well as myself. I wish I had done a better job of documenting my family history in detail over the years.
Sunday, June 6th 2010 - 10:47:34 AM
Name: John Browne Ayes
E-mail address: ayesart11@aol.com
Homepage URL: http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/juan-ponce-de-leon-his-new-and-revised-genealogy/10969692
Its been awhile since I've come to this page. Maybe its because I have spent a lot of time on a project that involved a lot of research within archives.

Taking the time to announce my new book that is the result of all those years of research:

If you are interested you can view a limited preview of my new book, Juan Ponce de Leon His new and Revised Genealogy within Google Book Search:
Here's the URL:




John J. Browne Ayes

Friday, June 4th 2010 - 10:14:09 AM
Name: June Hayes
E-mail address: hayes.june@yahoo.com
Comments:I'm researching family for my neice in the St. Augustine area, the names are Noda (de Noda), Rogero, Villalonga, Mercadel(a), and Nicholachi.
Monday, May 24th 2010 - 04:55:38 PM
Name: Suni Godbold
E-mail address: artbysuni@yahoo.com
Homepage URL: http:// www.artwanted.com/SUNI
Comments:Glad I found you. I am writing my memoirs and needed more info about my family.
Sunday, May 16th 2010 - 07:09:13 AM
Name: charlie pennell
E-mail address: cpennell363@gmail.com
Homepage URL: http://goo.comgle
Wednesday, May 12th 2010 - 09:17:26 PM
Name: charlie pennell
E-mail address: cpee
Wednesday, May 12th 2010 - 09:04:32 PM
Name: Daniel King
E-mail address: dannyking04@yahoo.com
Comments:Hi all,

London England, Based ex-mayport Minorcan here. Just thought that i would say Hi. Im the Son of Elaine and Lawrence "Larry" King and i lived in Mayport in the Late 70's. I visit as much as possible from the UK as i still have family who live there.

Keep up the good work.

Monday, May 10th 2010 - 06:12:58 AM
Name: Walter Edward Floyd Jr
E-mail address: pardonme.eddie@gmail.com
Comments:I am trying to trace back family to MAYPORT, FLORIDA, where I was born.
Friday, April 30th 2010 - 06:33:57 PM
Name: Brenda LeVan
E-mail address: ldsdove@yahoo.com
Comments:Hello Im Brenda My Mom is caroline elizabeth Brazeale daughter to Clyda M Falana and William H Brazeale i can remenber recipes like shrimp gravy and things like that
Monday, April 26th 2010 - 03:03:43 PM
Name: Bernie C Papy 111
E-mail address: bcpapy111@msn.com
Comments:Hi to all out there. Trace my family back to Ana Pons and Gaspar Papi from the Turnbull fleet.
Saturday, April 24th 2010 - 10:22:36 AM
Name: George H Lanier
E-mail address: lanierclan122040@planters.net
Comments:Looking for Francisco V masters Family
Dr George
Friday, April 23rd 2010 - 09:04:19 AM
Name: Lloyd Vernon Small
E-mail address: vernon.small@yahoo.com
Comments:I am the grandson of Mary Lorita Capo. She is the descendant of Juan Capo from the original settlers from Menorca. I also have connection to Genovar, Pacetti, Falani, and Rogero families.
Wednesday, April 21st 2010 - 10:59:07 AM
Name: Leigha
E-mail address: lele1324@verizon.net
Comments:Hello all!! I am the great grand daughter of Leonard Columbus Taylor. He and his family were Minorcan and they lived in Jacksonville, FL. for as far back as anyone knows. I know he had several children. It's just good to know there are others out there with this heritage!
Tuesday, April 20th 2010 - 01:18:50 PM
Name: Alison Arnau
E-mail address: minorcangirl@hotmail.com
Comments:Hey ALL! I just wanted to drop in as it has been awhile and say hello to my extended family. I am a descendent of Francisco and Antonia Plannels Arnau who came over from Minorca. I am so proud to be a part of such a great heritage! About this time 242 years ago our people were on their way to New Smyrna!
Tuesday, April 20th 2010 - 08:32:39 AM
Name: Ken Sullivan
E-mail address: sullivak505atgmail.com
Comments:I don't know of any direct connection myself but I did a DNA test and found one of my top hits was the island of Minorca. I know my father's family were originally from Florida so am assuming I'm connected somehow. Maybe that's why St. Augustine always felt some homey to me!
Monday, April 19th 2010 - 02:27:59 PM
Name: Fr. Ed Booth
E-mail address: frboothstaug@gmail.com
Comments:I am a descendant of the Masters. I love to chat about the family, minorcans, history, etc. I am looking for info on Joseph Peter "Papy" Masters, 1824-1908, born in St. Augustine, lived in Mandarin, Duval, Jacksonville, Fl. I have a lot of the Masters Family Tree. Willing to share.
Wednesday, April 7th 2010 - 06:38:06 PM
Name: Matt Schatzman
E-mail address: matthewschatzman
Comments:I am a descendant of Andreas Pacetti and Maria Castell. I will be visiting St. Augustine April 19 to 22, 2010 to search for information regarding the Pacetti family. I would appreciate any help/suggestions on where to research this data.

Thank you

Matt Schatzman
Saturday, March 20th 2010 - 06:13:15 AM
Name: David Hope
E-mail address: dhope1@gmail.com
Comments:I am a descendant of the Masters:

My Great-grandfather was Herman C Masters 1885-1972.
His father was Henry Francis Masters (1856-1926).
His father was Pedro (Peter) A Masters (1824-1901)
His father was Pablo (Paul) Mateo Masters (1800-1863)
His father was Pedro Masters (1748-1795)
and back from there all the way to Martin de Mestre in 1550.

Also a descendent of the Solana/Solano family:

Peter A Masters' wife was Maria Antonia Solana
Her father was Bartolome Solana (1792-1839)
His father was Manuel Solana (1740-1821)

Also related to Andreu, Rogero, Pellicer, and a few others. If you need info or have some info you'd like to share, I'd love to hear from you.
Sunday, March 7th 2010 - 11:57:11 AM
Name: Matt Schatzman
E-mail address: matthewschatzman@comcast.net
Comments:I am descended from Andreas Pacetti and Maria Castell, their son Vincente Pacetti and Margarita Genovar, their son Francisco Pacetti and Angeline Clarke, their daughter Louisa (Lula)Pacetti and William H. Schatzman, their son William Frederick Schatzman and Sophia (Sophie)Quinn, their son William Henry Schatzman and Katherine Wilson.

Will be visiting St. Augustine and Savannah, Georgia in April, 2010. Would love to hear from anyone connected to the Pacetti family and descendants of the Turnbull plantation families.

Friday, February 19th 2010 - 08:00:09 AM
Name: Victoria Bowen
E-mail address: vbowen@ymail.com
Comments:Hi, it’s nice to see so many Minorcans! I’m a Minorcan, born in an elevator between the first and second floor of the East Coast Hospital (so they say) in St. Augustine. My family descends from the Mastre strand, later to be Masters. My mothers name is Lillian (Deanie) Ardene Masters Bowen, Daughter of Leonard Stanislaw Masters and Lillie Ethel Lee Masters. Leonard Stanislaw Masters was also known as Andrew Leonard Masters, as this name was given to him at his baptism. (One of his sponsors name is Edward J. Andrew, hence the first name change to Andrew) From information found on Ansestory.com, Leonard Stanislaw Masters parent’s names are Gasper Celestine Masters and Mary H. Deuschle Masters. Gasper Celestine Masters parent’s names are Gasper Antonio Masters and Angelina Maria Capella Masters. And the list goes back to the 1500’s where the Mastre’s lived in Minorca, Baleares Province, Spain. Most of my family still lives in St. Augustine, where we were all born. I love my family heritage and thanks for this site.
Monday, February 15th 2010 - 12:22:43 PM
Name: Donna Lynn Powell
E-mail address: donna.powell2009@comcast.net
I'm part of the Andreau of St. Augustine group. Rebecca P.Andreau was my maternal grandmother. Look forward to the St. Augustine get together.
Sunday, January 31st 2010 - 05:49:43 PM
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