Thank you Sara, for all your wonderful information. It is very interestingto re-check on Alonso`s wife name. The Conde de Jaruco book reads Jane Cornick but you report McCormick .
And I see that his daughter America has a second name: Josefa. I haven`t seen any marriage date. It looks like she never married.
Alonso Betancourt has only one brother : Gaspar Alonso and 6 sisters.
Gaspar died on august 1st. 1867, probably he was able to oversees the sale of Alonso`sproperties.Puerto Principe was a city and Nuevitas was another one. And back then, they had slaves. Can it be that the "brown man" Jose Maria was one of them?
I wonder if he stayed in Cuba or was living with them here in Philly, since Alonso`s father was who bequest those $50.00 annually.
That detail about the properties also explains why America, the oldest daughter was born in Philly and Isabel, the second one, was born in Cuba.Probably Alonso traveled with his family from Philly to P. Principemore than once since he had those properties in Cuba.
His brother-in-law Benjamin Sanchez-Pereira y de la Perawas married to his sisterLuisa and later on after becominga widower,he married Luisa`s sister : Mariana.
Benjamin was also Alcalde Ordinario of the city of Puerto Principe .
Francisco Jose Betancourt y Gutierrez was Alonso`s father.
All of those Betancourt formed the 6th Betancourt branch.
Two of Alonso`s sisters married a very wealthy husband . One of them , Catalina, married the First Marques de St. Lucia in 1822 , Jose Agustin Cisneros y Quesada and when she died he married his sister-in-law Angela (in 1826 )
It happened with Benjamin also
And Alonso`s brother Gaspar Alonso Betancort y Betancourt and his descendantsformed a very important family in the political history of Cuba.
One of his daughtersmarried the Second Marques de Sta. Lucia , Salvador Cisneros Betancourt .Few timesAlcalde andlater on,became President of Cuba in Arms, when the 10 Years war. The other daughters married important cuban patriots too.
One of the sons was Pedro Betancourt y Recio , Tte. Coronel in the Cuban Army, at the same War ( circa 1868 ).
Gaspar Betancourt y Aguero also Comandante of the Cuban Army and later was Consul in Pto. Rico.
The relationship with me?Very far......because, Alonso Betancourt`s GGGfather was my GGGFather`s Brother!
There is a lot of cousins getting married on my mother side .... they were Betancourt-Betancourtmore than once.