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My grandfather, Charles Martin Billone (Italian name: Sebastiano Martino Billone) is from Mistretta, Sicilia.When I visited Mistretta in 1998, I found no Billones.However,I discovered that Mistretta is the neighboring village to Nicosia.Perhaps, this side of the family is actually from Nicosia.
My father, Michael Billone (Chicago, IL), has done a lot of work to connect relatives here in the states, but we have not had much luck connecting with Billones in Sicily.Here's what we know so far:
My great grandparents are Michael Charles Billone and Philippa Arena.We believe they are from Mistretta, Sicilia.Michael Charles Billone's brother (Charles) married the sister of Philippa Arena (Mary).I believe my relatives owned a bakery near Mistretta.
If you have any info or clues about the Italian Connection, please let me know.