My father, Alex F. "Sandy" Ayala was born 1921 in Santa Barbara, & passed away in 1998.Searching for information on his parents, Juan Pablo Ayala (1864-abt. 1933) & Nellie Feliz/McAllister (1883-1946).In short, what I do know about Juan Pablo is: Juan Pablo's decendency from Jose Calixto Ayala, as well as Jose Anthony Secudino Olivera.Also aware of the fascinating HMS Bounty connection.Juan Pablo seems to have been married at least 3 times:(1)in 1896 to Constancia Lopez.Children?Paul?(2)in 1905 to Rebecca Romero.I'm aware of her tragic story & the 2 Cota children, (Alfonso & Julia), from her previous marraige, as well as the 2 boys, (Emilio & John), they had together.For anyone interested, I might have info on these children.(3)in 1918 to Nellie Feliz/McAllister, possibly Nellie Caravantes at the time.Children:Ralph Anthony b. 1919, Alexander "Sandy" Frederick b. 1921, & Francis Jean b. abt 1928.I know a little of Ralph, & even less of Francis, possibly known as Jean. Nellie Feliz/McAllister 1883-1946:Mother's maiden name Montez, father's name McAllister.According to my father, Nellie talked of growing up in the Hemet area.Though I find a McAllister in that area, I can't substantiate their connection.Nellie had a daughter, Joyce (b. abt 1909), from a previous marriage.Caravantes? My father's extended family was quite large & considering his own father's age of 57 at the time Dad was born, he might have recalled aunts & uncles who may have been older cousins instead.He spoke of Nellie's sister, Victoria, who taught piano in Los Angeles & of the girls performing opera.Victoria may, indeed, have been Nellie's sister, but there was a 1st cousin, Victoria Juarez, on his father's side, who is attributed with a love of opera. Alex "Sandy" married Connie, (last name unknown), in Carlesbad, NM or Boston, MA, & had a son, Rolph Dennis Ayala.Separate from that marriage, he had a lovely daughter, Sandi, who he hadn't seen since birth & was able to reunite with before his death.He married Katharine Hirsch; 5 children with her.If anyone has info that will help put all this together, particularly Nellie's background, please contact me.Thanks.