Re: SILVA :1840 AZORES CATON: 1863 AZORES
We have her as Rosa Bernardo Rodigez, born about 1837.I do not take this as gospel, because elderly family members have told me that some changed their names as they were in America longer and longer - to try to fit in and not be "marked" as port-a-gee immigrants from the getgo. I consider this possiblility with nearly every Portuguese immigrant member of my family. You might consider that too.
Were your Joseph & Rosa Silva in Provincetown? I have done extensive research on that town particularly, and it appears that there was just one couple by that name in that generation there - If your's were at Provincetown, we may be looking at the same couple, with a variation on Rosa's name?
My information on them comes particularly from these three sources:
1880 US Census Provincetown, Barnstable co., MA; pg 28, line 7.
1900 US Census shows her as immigrating in 1865 with her husband, from Azores Islands, Portugal to Provincetown, Barnstable Co., MA;They lived on Pearl St. in 1900.
Provincetown Vital Records: Deaths: Volume 2#34page 116
I would love to hear further from you, and be very interested in exchanging Silva/Benecort/Bernardo Rodigez family tree information. ~ Lynn