Giovanni Chiarello's Ancestors

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Dominico Chiarello was born on January 22, 1639, in Sciacca, Agrigento, Sicilia, Italy, and baptized the next day as Dominico Leonardo, in the mother church parish there, the son of Marta Rizzuto and Giuseppe Chiarello. (Mouse over and click on his baptism record image upper right to enlarge in a new window/tab.)

On August 28th, September 4th and 8th church banns were read for Dominico to marry Anna Bivona. She was born on October 13, 1655, and baptized the next day in the mother church parish of Sciacca, the daughter of Giovanna Tigano and her husband Silvestro Bivona. (Mouse over and click on he baptism record image middle right to enlarge in a new window/tab.) Thirty-nine year-old Dominico and almost 23 year-old Anna were married on September 18, 1678, at the mother church in Sciacca. (Mouse over and click on their Latin marriage record image left to enlarge in a new window/tab.)

Six mother church baptism records have been found for the children of Dominco & Anna Chiarello as follows — Giuseppa was born and baptized as Josepha Vincenza Antonina, after her paternal grandfather, on the evening of March 11 1679; Antonino was born and baptized as Antoninus Vincenius Joseph on the evening of June 13, 1683; Giuseppe was born and baptized as Joseph Antonius Onofrio on the evening of June 5, 1686; ancestor Giovanni; Leonarda Antonina Marttea was born and baptized on the morning of June 7, 1692; and Accursio, who was born on September 30, 1695, and baptized the next day as Accursius Angelus Hieronymus. On this last child’s baptism record his parents are listed with the alias of Sciarranca.

It is documented that Dominico was deceased on May 22, 1719, when their son, ancestor Giovanni was married and Anna was alive at that time. Dominico died and was buried at the Convent of St Dominico cemetery on March 23, 1719, just 2 months before ancestor Giovanni’s marriage. (Mouse over and click on his Latin church burial record image lower right to enlarge in a new window/tab.) His mother church burial record lists him as Dominino Chiarello alias Sciarranca, about 75 years old, but he was actually 80 years old. This alias is seen elsewhere in other Chiarello’s in this line. Anna lived over 13 years more. She died and was buried in the mother church cemetery on January 14, 1733. (Mouse over and click on her Latin church burial record image lower left to enlarge in a new window/tab.) Her mother church burial record lists her as Anna wife of deceased Dominico Chiarello, 90 years old. This calculates her birth to about 1643, but a Sciacca baptism record could not be found for her. Unfortunately, nothing else is known about them at this time.

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Giuseppe Chiarello was the son of Angelo Chiarello and his unknown wife. It is not known when and where her was born and raised, but he lived in Sciacca, Agrigento, Sicilia, Italy. Church banns were read on November 16th and 25th for Giuseppe to marry 14 year-old Marta Rizzuto. She was baptized in Sciacca on February 1, 1615, the daughter of Antonina Speti and her husband Vincenzo Rizzuto. (Mouse over and click on her baptism record image upper left to enlarge in a new window/tab.) Although hard to read it does mention in abbreviated form, both her mother and father's given names. Giuseppe and Marta were married at the mother church in Sciacca on November 26, 1629. (Mouse over and click on their Latin marriage record image right to enlarge in a new window/tab.)

Twelve Sciacca mother church baptism records have been found for the children of Joseph and Marta Chiarello as follows — Vincenza Calogera was born and baptized on November 23, 1630, and was given the female version of her maternal grandfather’s name; Angelo named after his paternal grandfather, was born on February 28, 1632, and baptized the next day as Angelus Philippus; Mario was born and baptized as Marius Vincentius Accursius on September 2, 1635; Antonino was born and baptized as Antonius Accursius on February 15, 1637; ancestor Dominico; Leonardo was born on the evening of May 17, 1642, and baptized the next day as Leonardius Calogerus; Filippo was born and baptized as Philippus Carolus on March 27, 1643; Marta, named after her mother, was born on the evening of February 22, 1646, and baptized the next day as Mattia Calogera Joannes; Giovanna was born and baptized as Joanna Paula on April 2, 1648; Anna Vita Maria Calogera was born and baptized on June 22, 1649; Leonarda Maria was born and baptized on the morning of April 25, 1652, and is also an ancestor by her second marriage to Antonino Avona; and Antonino, who was born and baptized as Antoninus Franciscus Vincentius Chiarello alias Sciarrancha on January 30, 1656. It should be noted that Giuseppe and Marta’s son Angelo married Palma the daughter of ancestors Carlo Verde and Giovanna Ciulla, on the same day, April 14, 1670, as Angelo’s sister Leonarda married Palma’s brother, Pietro.

There is a May 9, 1652 Sciacca Rivelo (tax record) that might be for this family, but the parents listed, Pietro and Anna and the children’s ages are not correct. (Mouse over and click on the tax record image left to enlarge in a new window/tab.) It is for a 40 year-old Giuseppe Chiarello, which goes along with his wife Marta’s age. The given name of the wife listed really looks like Marta, which is not a common name in Sciacca. Then their four children — 15 year-old Vincenzo, born about 1637, could be their second son Mario Vincenzo; 8 year-old Dominico born about 1644, could be ancestor Domenico; then two daughters Anna and Leonarda, who could be their last two children mentioned above. Although these ages are incorrect, this is the only 1652 Rivelo for his name, so it is worth mentioning.

It is not known when Giuseppe and Marta died, but they both were alive on April 14, 1670, when their son Filippo married, and deceased when their son, ancestor Domenico was married on September 18, 1678. Sciacca death records are missing after 1674 to 1690. Being that they were not found in the records between 1670 and 1674, they probably died between 1675 and 1678. Unfortunately, nothing else is known about them.

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Silvestro Bivona was baptized as Silvestro Carlo on March 3, 1616, in the mother church parish, in Sciacca, Agrigento, Sicilia, Italy, to parents Maria Benivento and her husband Antonio Bivona. He was named after his maternal grandfather. (Mouse over and click on his baptism record image upper right to enlarge in a new window/tab.)

On February 22, 1643,Sciacca notary Vito Lauro issued a marriage contract for Silvestro to marry Giovanna Tigano. She was born and baptized as Giovanna Caterina in the mother church parish of Sciacca on November 21, 1619, the daughter of Grazia Restivo and her husband Leonardo Tigano. (Mouse over and click on her baptism record image middle right to enlarge in a new window/tab.) A month and a half after the contract was issued, on April 6th, 7th and 12th, banns were read in church for them to marry. Twenty-three year-old Giovanna and 27 year-old Silvestro were married in Sciacca’s mother church the next day on April 13, 1643. (Mouse over and click on their Latin marriage record image upper left to enlarge in a new window/tab.) 

Seven mother church baptism records have been found for the children of Silvestro and Joanna Bivona, sometimes spelled Bibona, as follows — Maria Antonia, named after her paternal grandmother, was born and baptized on February 1, 1645; Antonino named after her paternal grandfather, was born on the evening of November 27, 1647, and baptized as Antonino Joseph the next day; Leonardo, named after his maternal grandfather was born and baptized as Paschali Leonardus on April 19, 1650; Antonina Grazia, named after her maternal grandmother, was born and baptized on the morning of May 16, 1653; ancestor Anna; Francesca, who may have died young, was born and baptized as Francesca Josepha on the morning of November 5, 1658; and another Francesca who was born on October 3, 1660, and baptized the next day as Francesca Gaetana.

There is a May 9, 1652 Sciacca Rivelo (tax record) for this family, that lists his parents, wife and three children’s names.(Mouse over and click on their 1652 Rivelo image lower left to enlarge in a new window or tab.) Silvestro is listed as being 34, which is two years younger than his actual age at the time. His wife is listed simply by her given name, Giovanna. The three children are listed as follows — eldest son 5 year-old Antonino, 2 year-old Leonardo, and daughter Maria. Their daughter, ancestor Anna was not yet born.

It is not known when Giovanna died, but it is documented that he was deceased, and she was alive, when their daughter, ancestor Anna was married. This means Silvestro died sometime between May 9, 1652, and September 18, 1678, and Giovanna outlived her husband. Silvestro died and was buried on July 30, 1665. (Mouse over and click on his Latin church burial record image lower right to enlarge in a new window/tab.) His mother church burial record lists him as Silvestro Bivona, son of the deceased Antonius about 50 years old who died in his own house. It is hard to read the cemetery name where he was buried, but it seems to translate to the church of Matthew the Confessor. At this time that is all that is known about them.

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Angelo Chiarello’s ancestry is unknown. There was a man by this name living in Sciacca Agrigento, Sicilia, Italy, who was married to a woman named Antonina. Although there is no link to ancestor Giuseppe being their son, this is the only Angelo found in the Sciacca records for this time period. A Sciacca marriage record could not be found for them..

Five St. Michele baptism records have been found for the children of Angelo and Antonina Chiarello as follows — Francisca Margarita was baptized on February 6, 1604; Giuseppa was baptized as Joseppa Julia on March 11, 1606; Leonarda Olimpia was baptized on October 15, 1608; Filippo was baptized on October 11, 1610; and Geronimo Gabriele was baptized on August 25, 1613. A Sciacca baptism record for ancestor Giuseppe could not be found. He may have been born and baptized in another town prior to the first Sciacca record found.

There are also two mentions of an Angelo Chiarello in Pellegrino Mortillaro’s book Andrea Randazzo un notaio storico Volume Secondo, that states Angelo wrote his will (Testamento) on November 30, 1620 and then another Testamento on November 28, 1628. These Testamento dates fit in with what is certain- that Angelo was deceased when his son ancestor Giuseppe was married on November 26, 1629. There is a St. Michele burial record for a 56 year-old Angelus Chiarello, who was buried in the St Maria de Lilo cemetery on February 5, 1629, that is probably ancestor Angelo. (Mouse over and click on his Latin church burial record image right to enlarge in a new window/tab.) This calculates his birth to 1573 and makes him about 25 years old when the first listed child was born. It also fits in with the last will Testamento date. Unfortunately, at this time, nothing else is known about him.

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Antonio Bivona was baptized on March 6, 1589, in the St. Michele parish in Sciacca, Agrigento, Sicilia, Italy, the son of Vita Friscia and her husband Pietro Bivona. (Mouse over and click on his baptism record image upper right to enlarge in a new window/tab.)

On October 3, 1610, 21 year-old Antonino married 18 year-old Maria Benivento at the mother church in Sciacca. (Mouse over and click on their Latin marriage record image upper left to enlarge in a new window/tab.) She was baptized as Antonina Maria in the St. Vito parish of Sciacca on March 30, 1592, the daughter of Benvenuta Militello and her husband Silvestro Benivento. (Mouse over and click on her baptism record image middle right to enlarge in a new window/tab.)

Eight mother church baptism records have been found for the children of  Antonio and Maria Bivona as follows — Vita, named after her paternal grandmother, was baptized on July 30, 1611; ancestor Silvestro; Antoninus was born and baptized on February 22, 1619; ancestor Calogero; Sebastianius Petrus, was born on May 23, 1626, and baptized the next day, daughter Giuseppa was born and baptized as Joseppa on the morning of March 29, 1629; Lauria Joanna was born and baptized on September 24, 1631; and Giovanni, who was born on July 3, 1635, baptized the next day as Joannes Leonardus, and married Grazia Tigano, the granddaughter of ancestors Leonardo Tigano and Grazia Restivo (see below). They had another son, their eldest Pietro, whose baptism record could not be found. He was named after his paternal grandfather, and married in Sciacca, Jacoba Joanna Gisino on January 17, 1638.

Ten years after her last child was born, Maria died and was buried on September 26, 1648, in the Convent of St. Augustino cemetery. (Mouse over and click on her Latin church burial record image 3rd down on right to enlarge in a new window/tab.) Her mother church burial record states she was about 50 years old, but she was actually 56 years old. Four months later in 1649, church banns were read on February 2nd, 7th, and 14th for Antonio, who was almost 60 years old, to marry the widow Antonina Liotta. They married at St. Michele’s church, the next day on February 15, 1649.

There is a May 9, 1652, Sciacca Rivelo (tax record) for Antonio’s new family. (Mouse over and click on their 1652 Rivelo image lower left to enlarge in a new window or tab.) It lists Antonio’s age as 63, making his birth in 1589, which agrees with his baptism date. It also lists his parents correctly as Pietro and Vita Bivona. Listed next is his second wife Antonina and her 12 year-old son from her previous marriage, Antonio de Liotta, who was born about 1640. Ancestors Silvestro and Calogero were both married by this time and have their own 1652 Riveli. On Calogero’s it states his mother Maria was deceased, which supports the fact that his father was now married to Antonina.

It is documented that Antonio was alive when his second wife was buried on October 5, 1664. He died just over six months later, and was buried in the mother church cemetery on April 24, 1665. (Mouse over and click on his Latin church burial record image lower right to enlarge in a new window/tab.) His burial record lists him as Antoninus Bivona about 75, but he was actually 76 years-old when he died. For now, nothing else is known about them.

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Leonardo Tigano was probably born about 1565, in Sciacca, Agrigento, Sicilia, Italy, the son of Vincenzo Tigano and his wife Caterina, whose surname is unknown. On September 13, 1593, at the mother church in Sciacca, Leonardo married 16 year-old Grazia Restivo. (Mouse over and click on their Latin marriage record image left to enlarge in a new window/tab.) She was baptized as Pha Gratia (Pha is short for Philippa) on June 16, 1577, in the mother church parish of Sciacca, the daughter of Nunzia Gargano and her husband Girolamo Restivo. (Mouse over and click on her baptism record image upper right to enlarge in a new window/tab.) Leonardo and Grazia were the parents of three ancestors.

Ten mother church baptism records have been found for the children of Leonardo and Grazia Tigano as follows — Vincenzo, was baptized on June 18, 1594, as Calogero, but called Vincenzo after his paternal grandfather; Maria on December 29, 1595; Nunzia, named after her maternal grandmother was baptized as Nuntia Simeona on October 28, 1603; Caterina, named after her paternal grandmother, was baptized on January 12, 1608; Antonino was baptized as Geronimo Antonino, after his maternal grandfather, on September 13, 1609; ancestor Giuseppe; Pietro was baptized as Petro on November 28, 1615; Margarita Caterina on August 21, 1618; ancestor Giovanna; and ancestor Francesco. Their eldest son Vincenzo had a daughter, Grazia Tigano, who married in Sciacca, on November 3, 1652, Giovanni Bivona, the son of ancestors Antonino Bivona and Maria Benivento.

It is documented that Leonardo and Grazia were alive when their daughter ancestor Giovanna married on April 13, 1643, but deceased when their son ancestor Francesco was married on April 21, 1653. There is a March 10, 1646, mother church burial record for Leonardus Tigano age 85, that is probably for ancestor Leonardo. (Mouse over and click on his Latin church burial record image lower right to enlarge in a new window/tab.) This puts his birth to about 1561, but death record ages are usually just an estimate. This burial record is brief, but states he was buried in the matrice (mother church) cemetery. A burial record for Grazia has not been found yet. Unfortunately, nothing else is known about Leonardo and Grazia.

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Pietro Bivona was baptized as Petro Calogero in the mother church parish of Sciacca, Agrigento, Sicilia, Italy on February 2, 1556, the son of Lauria Dayna and her husband Domenico Bivona. (Mouse over and click on his baptism record image upper right to enlarge in a new window/tab.)

On October 12, 1578, a notarial marriage contract was issued for Pietro and Vita Friscia to marry by notary Giacomo Janchino. She was baptized on July 16, 1563, as Gurlizia Vita Friscia, but she was known as Vita. (Mouse over and click on her baptism record image lower right to enlarge in a new window/tab.) She was the sister of ancestor Filippo Friscia, and daughter of Pietro Friscia and his wife Angela (surname unknown). Twenty-two year-old Pietro and 15 year-old Vita were married in the mother church in Sciacca that same day. (Mouse over and click on their Latin marriage record image left to enlarge in a new window/tab.)

Six baptism records has been found for the children of Petro and Vita di Bivona. The first four were baptized in the mother church parish and the last two in the St. Michele parish. Their children were — Giuseppe Minico was baptized on November 22, 1579; Giovanni was baptized as Joanni Nardo on December 17, 1582; Lauria, named after her paternal grandmother was baptized on September 27, 1584; Minico Antoni, named after his paternal grandfather on October 19, 1586; ancestor Antonio; and daughter Consula was baptized on December 23, 1591.

It is not known when Pietro and Vita died, but he was deceased on October 3, 1610, when their son ancestor Antonio was married. Unfortunately, Vita is not mentioned on Antonio’s marriage document. At this time nothing more is known about them.

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Silvestro Benivento was named after his father, Silvestro Benivento Sr. It is not known where his family was from or when he was born, but he did live and raise a family in Sciacca, Agrigento, Sicilia, Italy.

In Pellegrino Mortillaro’s book, Andrea Randazzo un notaio storico Volume Primo, there is a notarial marriage contract filed by Sciacca notary Nicolo Canina for Silvestro Benivento and Joannella Quartararo dated October 20, 1560. (Mouse over and click on their marriage contract entry image upper left to enlarge in a new window/tab.) This is believed to be ancestor Silvestro Jr.’s first marriage. There are only two mother church baptism records found for the children of Master Silvestro Benivento in this time period and they are as follows — Antonina Catenella, baptized on August 11, 1561; and Francesco Vito, who was baptized on November 30, 1563. Neither of these records give a mother’s name and it is not certain that these are the ancestors children. Joannella, which probably translates to Giovanna, must have died and left Silvestro with at least two young children. Unfortunately, burial records are not available for research this far back.

On April 9, 1577, Sciacca notary Stefano Caruso filed another notarial marriage contract between Silvestro and Pietro di Stefano, the stepfather of Benvenuta Militello.(Mouse over and click on their Latin marriage contract record image lower left to enlarge in a new window/tab.) She was baptized as Benvenuta Bartolilla on February 19, 1561, in the mother church parish of Sciacca, the daughter of Antonino Militello. (Mouse over and click on her baptism record image middle right to enlarge in a new window/tab.) Her father’s name is also documented on Silvestro and Benvenuta’s Latin church marriage record, dated June 6, 1577, but it is very brief. (Mouse over and click on their Latin church marriage record image lower right to enlarge in a new window/tab.) Their marriage contract is long, in Latin and is very hard to read. Neither of their mother’s names are mentioned on either document,but it is believed her mother was Lorenza Paguri.

Five Sciacca baptism records have been found for the children of Master Silvestro and Benvenuta Benevento. the first four in the mother church parish and the last child in the St. Vito parish, as follows — Margarita was baptized as Margarita Paula on January 24, 1579; Bella on October 20, 1580; Beatrix on March 10, 1583; Angela Geronima on June 21, 1585; and ancestor Maria, the only one baptized in the mother church parish of Sciacca.

There is yet another marriage contract for Silvester’s name in Mortillaro’s book, mentioned above. This one is dated September 24, 1584, and it is with Grazia Strazio. There are also two Sciacca Riveli (tax records) for Silvestro and Grazia, one in 1584 and the other in 1594. This marriage contract can not be for ancestor Silvestro Jr., as two of his daughters with Benvenuta were baptized in 1585 and 1592. Being that the custom was to baptized children right after birth, Benvenuta had to be alive. To further confirm it, there is not a daughter Maria on the 1594 Rivelo. So there must have been another man, possibly a cousin, named Silvestro Benivento living in Sciacca.

Nothing is known about Silvestro Jr.’s father, except that he was deceased when his son’s second marriage contract was written in 1577. It is not known when Silvestro and Benvenuta died, but he was deceased when their daughter ancestor Maria was married on October 3, 1610. Unfortunately, nothing else is known about them.

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Vincenzo Tigano and his wife Caterina’s ancestries are unknown, but they lived and raised a family in the mother church parish of Sciacca, Agrigento, Sicilia, Italy. Sciacca baptism records and a church marriage record for them can not be found. What was found was three mother church baptism records for the children of Vincenzo Tigano, but only the last two list the mother’s name as Caterina. Also found were Sciacca marriage records for two of their other children. The baptism records found are as follows — daughter Barnaba Vincenza was baptized on July 17, 1560; Francesca on July 31, 1567; and Geronimo on October 1, 1589. The marriage records are as follows — son Vincenzo married Leonarda di Abene on September 11, 1591; and daughter Joannella married Giuseppe Abruzzo on February 25, 1576. Both of these marriages were at the Sciacca mother church and both are also documented in notarial marriage contracts in Pellegrino Mortillaro’s book, Andrea Randazzo un notaio storico Volume Primo. Sciacca baptism records for these two children and ancestor Leonardo were not found, but not all three churches have records available for research for the these early time periods.

It is documented that Vincenzo and Caterina were deceased when their son Vincenzo was married in 1591. Unfortunately, burial records are not available for research for this year. For now nothing else is known about them.

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Geronimo Restivo was the son of Eleanor di Chiusa Sclafani and her husband Filippo Restivo. Geronimo married Nunzia Gargano in Sciacca, Agrigento, Sicilia, Italy. She was the daughter of Andrea Gargano and his wife Giovanna, whose surname is unknown. Girolamo and Nunzia’s parents names come from the only document found for them, their notarial marriage contract made before Sciacca notary Ferdinando Giuffrida on March 23, 1551. (Mouse over and click on their Latin marriage contract record image right to enlarge in a new window/tab.) This dowry agreement is extremely hard to read, but it is documented in Pellegrino Mortillaro’s Sciacca notary records book, Andrea Randazzo un notaio storico Volume Primo. Usually the church marriage takes place a few weeks to a few months after this agreement is made. Unfortunately, their church marriage document cannot be found.

Eight mother church baptism records have been found for the children of Geronimo and Nunzia but only their last child has a mother’s name listed on the record. On these records, Geronimo’s given name is sometimes listed as Hieronimo, Hyeronimo or Jeronimo, but his surname is mostly listed as Lo Restivo. They were the parents of two female ancestors. The baptisms for their children are as follows — Jacopo Filippo was baptized as Jaco Pho on September 28, 1556, and may have died young; ancestor Giovanna was named after her maternal grandmother; Jacopo Matteo was baptized on February 25, 1564; Antonino on September 8, 1565; Jacopella on March 29, 1568; Antonella Julia on August 28, 1570; ancestor Grazia; and Cunsalo, who was baptized on January 3, 1580.

Nothing else is known about Geronimo and Nunzia’s parents. It is also not known when Geronimo and Nunzia died, but he was deceased before his daughter Grazia was married on September 13, 1593. Unfortunately, Nunzia was not mentioned on Grazia’s marriage document. At this time this is all that is known about them.

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Domenico Bivona was baptized in the mother church parish of Sciacca, Agrigento, Sicilia, Italy, sometime in July of 1530, the son of Giovanni Bivona and his unnamed wife. (Mouse over and click on his baptism record image right to enlarge in a new window/tab.) On November 27, 1552, Sciacca notary Pietro Falco issued a dowry agreement/marriage contract for Domenico to marry Lauria Dayna. (Mouse over and click on their marriage contract image left to enlarge in a new window/tab.) She was born about 1634, probably in Sciacca, but her ancestry is uncertain. There is a Sciacca mother church baptism index record for what looks like Laretia Daina, daughter of Antonino, that may be her. (Mouse over and click on what may be her baprism index record image middle right to enlarge in a new window/tab.) It is brief and is simply dated as what looks like June 1537. This year does fit in with ancestor Lauria, but it can’t be said for sure that this is her.

Domenico and Lauria are the parents of two sons who are ancestors. Thirteen Sciacca mother church baptism records have been found for the children of Minico di Bivona as follows — Crispino Joseppi was baptized on October 28, 1553; ancestor Pietro; Giovanni was baptized as Johany on December 27, 1558; Calogera on March 27, 1561; Vincenzo Pellegrino on August 18, 1563; Antonino on January 9, 1566; Antonina Margarita on November 1, 1567; ancestor Matteo; Giacomo was baptized as Jacobo on March 2, 1572; Benvenuta was baptized as Narda Benvenuta on June 28 1574; Giovanni Leonardo on November 15, 1576; Michele Antonino on August 25, 1579, who probably died young; and Vitalia Margarita on June 20, 1582. It should be noted that only the last five records list the mother’s name, four as Lauria, but one as Laurucza.

There is a 1584 Sciacca Rivelo (tax record) for their family, but it is very hard to read. (Mouse over and click on their 1584 Rivelo image lower right to enlarge in a new window or tab.) It states Domenico was 60 years old, Lauria, 50 and that they had four sons and two daughters. It list each child with their ages, including the daughters. The children are listed as follows — 15 year old Vincenzo; 12 year-old ancestor Matteo; 10 year-old Giacomo; 6 year-old Giovanni Leonardo; 7 year-old daughter Benvenuta; and 2 year-old Margherita. Most of these ages are off by a few years, but both Domenico’s and his son Vincenzo’s ages are off by 6 years. Ancestor Pietro is not on it because he was already married and out of the house. Some of the older children were probably also out of the house, but some may have died young.

Nothing at all is known about Domenico’s father Giovanni, nor is it known when any of them died, so unfortunately, nothing else is known about them.

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Antonino Militello and Lorenza Paguri’s ancestries are unknown, but they lived in in Sciacca, Agrigento, Sicilia, Italy. They are believed to be the parents of ancestor Benvenuta Militello. In Pellegrino Mortillaro’s book of transcription of Sciacca notary documents, Andrea Randazzo un notaio storico Volume Primo, their marriage contract is documented. (Mouse over and click on their marriage contract image right to enlarge in a new window/tab.) It was issued by notary Ferdinando Giuffrida on May 25, 1550, for Antonino Militello and Lorenza Paguri. There is another entry issued by notary Pietro Falco that is dated January 13, 1566, for Antonino Militello and Caterinella Indelicato. It is not certain that these are both for the same Antonino, but if it is, then Lorenza died sometime before the second entry.

It is not known when Antonino and Lorenza died, but he was deceased on April 9, 1577, the date his daughter ancestor Benvenuta was married. Unfortunately, nothing else is known about them.

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