Hi! I’m a college student and am taking a genealogy and family history course. I am currently seeking more information about my great great grandfather PAOLO VASINGTON (b. around 1864, date of death unknown by me) – especially Paolo’s parents, of whom I know little. Paolo was born in Terlizzi, Italy, which is in the province of Bari (reference Ellis Island passenger arrival lists.)
Paolo arrived at Ellis Island on November 12, 1922. His ship departed from Naples. According to the passenger arrival lists, two people he knew in America were “Sabbino,” his son, who resided at 208 Franklin St, Norwich, CT, and his father “Giovanni,” who resided at 136 Nepperchan Ave, Yonkers, NY. Both Sam and Giovanni were also from Terlizzi.
As family legend has it, Paolo was born out of wedlock, given the last name VASINGTON, and then put up for adoption. I know nothing about his true or adoptive parents, although I would be extremely interested on any information about them. Paolo was the father of my ggrandfather Savino (Sabbino, Samuel, or Sam) VASINGTON (b. 10 April, 1895 – d. July 1968). Sam was born in Italy. He married Carmela Tempesta (b. 4 September 1902 – d. October 1969.) They appear in 1940 US Census. They resided in Norwich and/or New London, CT. Vasington children from this marriage were Angela, Paul, and Frank Vasington. Frank is my grandfather. Any information on Paolo, Paolo’s parents, childhood, or ancestry, would be greatly appreciated.
As family legend has it, Paolo was born out of wedlock, given the last name VASINGTON, and then put up for adoption. I know nothing about his true or adoptive parents, although I would be extremely interested on any information about them.
Hi Emily, welcome to the Forum
This is the image of a ten-years index for the civil registrations (marriage index) of the town hall of Terlizzi from the free site Familysearch.org, as you can see Paolo Vasington is listed as Proietto which means that he was an abandoned child...
Groom: Vasington Paolo, proietto, Bride: Pellegrini Maria Savina, daughter of Berardino and of Maria Pischetola (maiden name) Marriage date: 14 may 1892 Marriage act number 69
Vasington Paolo, age 55, male, married, place of birth and last residen in Italy Terlizzi, nearest relative in Italy his wife Angela Pellegrini going to Norwich CT to join his son Sabbino living on Franklyn street.
Vasington Maria died in Terlizzi at her home's address Vico Secondo Corso Garibaldi number 8, on the day 19 january 1902. She was 11 months and 12 days old, daughter of the living Paolo Vasington age 35, farmer (one of the two informants) and of the living Angela Pellegrini.
Vasington Arcangela died in Terlizzi on the day 20 march 1905, at her home address Vico Secondo Corso Garibaldi number 8, she was one year, 4 months and 6 days old, daughter of the livings Paolo farmer and Angela Pellegrini seamstress
Laura, I cannot thank you enough for all of these links and this information. You have been incredibly helpful. I look forward to learning more about my family history. Thank you so much for making it possible.