I'm trying at the difficult task of tracing my family line straight through the Nieves' to see how far back I can get. I've found family lines crossing more than once.
I've gotten as far as the mid to late 1800's with the name of Juana Nieves mother of Martin Nieves-Hernandez She would be my great-great-grandmother. I have very little details about her. She was with a Mr Damian Hernandez but never married.
She lived in Ponce and was the sister of an Alfonso Nieves also from Ponce of whom I did get some info since many of them still live in Ponce. This is another line of Nieves' and my father Martin Nieves Arroyo who also lives in Ponce has met a few of them.
Aparently there is another Martin Nieves in town but they have never met. Alfonso Nieves was the father of Tomasa and Pedro Nieves. Tomasa married her own cousing Martin Nieves Hernandez (my great grandfather) and beared a daughter names Juana Nieves Nieves. Pedro Nieves had 3 sons that we know of named Mencho, Juan, and Martin Nieves.
Back in my side of the Nieves' my great-grandfather Martin Nieves Hernandez married a 2nd time to a Luz Maria Arroyo Garcia and beared 3 sons; Victoriano (who died at age 11), Carmelo (who died in 1994), and Felipe Nieves Arroyo (my grandfather who died April 11, 1993)
I am trying to get beyond Juana and Alfonso Nieves into the 1800's. If anyone recognizes these names or has these names in the family tree please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org (nieves in the subject so that it doesn't get filtered into my spam folder)
Hasta luego, y recuerden que PR lo hace mejor.... Ponce es Ponce y lo demas es parking!!!!