Re: Bettencourts of Lajes de Pico
acc. to a researcher - I hope this is the right family -
Manuel de Avila Bettencourt m. Serafino Dandido de Bettencourt (may have been the parents of)
Rosa Jacinta de Bettencourt m. Jose Francisco da Rosa 4/29/1872, Lajes, Pico, Portugal (their child)
Maria de Jesus b. 1848 m. Jose Francisco Soares (he was the son of Manual Francicsco Soreas and Rosa Luisa do Amor Divino)
Maria Conceicao Soares(b. 1875) m. Joseph Santo da Silva (b1870) m. 1895.She was from Lajes, Pico - I am not sure where he was from.One source indicated possibly St. Michael, Azores.
Maria and Joseph were married in Barnstable, MA and had many children and eventually settled in FL around 1910.
Any help is appreciated.
I hope this helps someone. There are so many with the same names, but not necessarily the same people or families - confusing I find.