Re: Tom Hanks' Great Uncle Antone Bettencourt
My Great Grandfather, Antone Bettencourt, had but one daughter.Her name was Lucille Bettencourt, later, Lucille Chappelle.She unfortunately just passed away a few years ago.I have not heard whether or not she wrote a book about Antone.And, I am not certain that he was involved with the group you are referring to.I would be very interested in finding out, though.
Your cousin Stanley, he doesn't happen to be from Hughson, does he?My Mother has a cousin Stanley who is a wonderful guy.He was on television several years ago because of his work with horses in harvesting crops in the Modesto area.It was a kick to see ol' Stanley on T.V.
Thanks for putting in your two-cents worth.I continue to be amazed at just how many people I meet in California that are directly related to Azoreans.
On the other hand, as a novice genealogist, I am somewhat torn regarding this part of my family.I have only five direct lines in the past four generations of my family that I have reached dead ends, and four of these--the Enos, the Bettencourt, the Nunes, and the Thomas (Tomas), came from the Azores.It's just as well.I will continue to romanticize about this part of my family's past.