Ancestor in Atascosa Texas

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Ancestor in Atascosa Texas

Postby olivia » 06 Aug 2009, 10:13

Hello, my name is Olivia and live in Houston, TX. I'm trying to find information regarding one of my ancestors named Stephen Anthony. He was from Italy, and I think Florence. I found a Stephen Anthony on the 1850 census in New York, and his age, being from Italy all match him. On the right hand column it says "bava", and I'm not sure what that means.
Well, by 1860 he is living in Bexar county and is married to Pilar Cardenas. My grandmother said that the name was Antony, and was constantly misspelled as Anthony.

I would appreciate any information on locating information on Stephen Anthony (Antony).

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Re: Ancestor in Atascosa Texas

Postby pink67 » 06 Aug 2009, 14:31

Hi Olivia and welcome the Forum! :D

just for reference is this the 1850 census manfest you're talking about?

1850 United States Federal Census
about Stephen Anthony
Name: Stephen Anthony
Age: 18
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1832
Birth Place: Italy
Gender: Male
Home in 1850(City,County,State): New York Ward 17, New York, New York
Household Members: Name Age
Peter Anthony 45
Augusta Anthony 26
Angel Anthony 21
Stephen Anthony 18
Rudolph Anthony 20
Monniette Anthony 16
Bartholomew Anthony 26

all born in Italy.

[img=http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/3605/antonio1850.th.jpg]

I believe the "Bava" on the right hand of the manifest is not referred to the Anthony's....
I believe it's a counting done by the census taker of the nationalities of the persons listed: as you can see there were 7 italians and he wrote 7 Italy..
Possible Bava was for "Bavaria" Switz for Switzerland, Eng. for England, Etc...

Laura :?

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Re: Ancestor in Atascosa Texas

Postby olivia » 06 Aug 2009, 23:04

Laura,
Yes, that is the census. I thought Bava was maybe the name of a vessel or something. Are you familiar with this family, or know maybe know what would have caused migration to Texas?


Thank you,
Olivia

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Re: Ancestor in Atascosa Texas

Postby pink67 » 07 Aug 2009, 06:57

:? Olivia,

I can only think that the last name's correct spell should have been Antoni.

You can see there are many Antoni in the north of Italy:
(digit Antoni in "Cognome")

http://www.gens.labo.net/it/cognomi/genera.html

as you probably know they were from Tuscany, try to digit here in the region Toscana the Antoni surname:

http://italia.indettaglio.it/eng/cognomi/cognomi.html

it shows you in which tuscany cities the last name is present

Do you know if the others Antoni on the 1850 census were Stephen (possible Stefano) relatives? Maybe tracking their lifes should be helpful too...

Laura

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Re: Ancestor in Atascosa Texas

Postby olivia » 29 Aug 2009, 20:45

Thank you for the information. Is there something on the census that says they were from Tuscany, or is that where the name is most common? I'm sorry for the silly questions, but I'm confused. I don't even know if that is the Stefan Anthony that ended up in Atascosa. Some say he might of come in through Galveston, Mexico, or Louisiana.


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