AfriGeneas Caribbean Research Forum
Re: re puerto rico
In Response To: Re: re puerto rico ()
Salichs is my last name. As Ihave been told by my elders this is my family tree.We trace the Salichs back to 1400. Spaniards, from Catalonia, province of Gerona in Mataros.My great great grandfather came from Northern Spain around 1790 to Ponce, Puerto rico.He married Cornelia Simonpietri Roberts and had about six children. One was named Francisco Salichs-Simonprieti and he and his sister Maria Josefa had registered in their names workers to cultivate their large land holdings.It was the custom of my family to give their workers the right to use our surname and gave in their wills gifts.I know that about 30 years ago I took care of this elderly thin tall AfroAmerican lady with Salichs last name and she told me that their relatives were very grateful to my family for the surname and inheritance rights given to them.I have written evidence in records of the La Catedral de Ponce, La Guadalupe of the marriage of Francisco Salichs and Natalia Luna and the baptism records in the same church of their children and one of them was Fernando Salichs the father of my grand.father.I married my wife at theCapilla de Damas which is part of the cathedral. I am Caucasian but I believe God created only one race, the human race. I hope this will throw some light on that branch of this group of Salichs from Ponce.