Maunuel Fernandez Arsua was born in Everglades City, FL.His bio-father was Fernando Arusa, from Cuba and lived in or around Lostman's River in the Everglades.Manuel's mother was Mary Agnes Hamilton.She later married William Raleigh Wiggins and with him she had Manuel's 1/2 brother, William Curtis Wiggins.Curtis died in 1995. Mary Agnes' father was Robert E Hamilton, aka Richard.Robert was born a slave to his father that owned his slave mother.William E Edwards was his father and his mother was Peggy Hamilton. Robert was born in Savannah, GA 7/16/1840 and died at the age of 110 years and 11 months in Key West, FL.Peggy, his mother was reported as being full blooded Choctaw Indian, but was listed as being a Chickasaw Indian on Robert's baptism/conversion license.The names Choctaw and Chickasaw are sometimes used meaning the same group, however they are separate indian clans.The Chickasaw were forced by the US Gov't to co-habit with the Choctaw after their land was taken from them. I have no information on Robert's slave owning father.I have been told that William Edwards moved his "family" to Ocala, FL around 1845.
STILL, any info on anyone named above would be great, especially the Arsua's.