Hi Jeselle, Your story touched a nerve.I also belong to the Simon Ledesma Family. Simeon Ledesma is a younger brother of Simon. It was Simon, or Kapitan Simon as he was called, who had many wives and my father's mother was the 5th wife.Your great grand-father, Maximino Aguisanda Ledesma, was the third son of Simon and Silvina Aguisanda who had 3 children:Modesto, Fortunata, and Maximino (your great gf). Modesto, born 15/6/1872, was the oldest child of Kap.Simon and my father grew up with this half-brother because my father's mother, a school teacher, left him at birth.Kap.Simon took him, at around 7yrs.of age, on horseback, to his oldest child, Modesto, to be taken care of by his household. Kap Simon found him playing hooky trying to make two carabaos fight.Modesto,his first-born, was married then and had several children my Dad's age. My Dad left for Manila to study college and to make his own fortune when Modesto told him that his inheritance was "gone".My Dad studied in the Ateneo Padre Faura and taught Algebra for income.He later became a successful businessman and was President of the Manila Stock Exchange in 1947 when Manuel Roxas was president of the Philippines.My Dad, a true Ledesma, had a brilliant mind, and we lived a comfortable life.... until he had a stroke and got sick.I went to NY in 1967 and lived there until 2009 when my husband and I decided to retire here in Makati.I have three children and they're all in the States.
I have the Familia Ledesma Geneaologia book prepared by Ramon Severino Conlu, Jr. I looked you up and found you on p. 213, under #1845.Porferio Ruben Solon Ledesma (Celso Golez, Maximino Aguisanda, Simon Lopez, Juan Lopez, Domingo Melliza, Fernando Ledesma-1st generation). It does not list the name of your mother.Child of Porferio Ledesma and ________ Doctora is:Jeselle Doctora Ledesma.
Therefore, your great grandfather, Maximino, was my father's half-brother. Same as Modesto in whose household my father lived, since Maximino and Modesto are full brothers.And your great great grand-mother's name is Silvina Aguisanda, the mother of Maximino and Modesto. My father died in 1973.