My grandparents came to the United States from Mexico in the early 1920s. My grandfather was Fermin Barba, said to be a sheriff while living in Mexico. His first wife died, leaving him with a son, Fermin, who later went as Frank. He married Maria Padilla, a 15 year old orphan, who was living in an orphanage.
From what I'd heard, they came over the border through Texas, settling in Ohio. Fermin died around 1931, when my father was 3.
Sometime in the late 70's, early 80's, my uncle Ted had discovered that there were cousins they never knew they had in Texas. I'd only met 2 in California when I was young. I remember one named Tony Baez.
I also know there was a cousin Emma living in Texas. My father never pursued any real contact having not had any family throughout his life.
I am trying to find some link as to who I am and where my family really came from. I had heard that the Barbas came from somewhere in central Mexico, possibly Jalisco. Where it is so long ago, I am grasping at straws.
If any of this, any of these names seem familiar, please post.