I am trying to get information on my great great grandfather. His name was Jasper RAND. He came from Italy around 1854. I don't know his real name, but my guess is that it was something like Gaspare RANDAZZO. I believe he
came first to New Orleans and married my great grandmother, Ellen ROSE (from
Ireland). They had at least two children there, Nina and Mary Anne (b1864)
and in Pensacola, they had several more children, Annie, Ida and Mary Ellen.
Ellen died before 1883 and I believe he married Jane HAMILTON. He married a
third time to Josephine FISHER and had a number of children. Their names
were Dominic, Jasper and Julia. Birthdates are October 3, 1895, March 25,
1897, March 16, 1900. There is also also a Theresa Frances born on September
2, 1903. One of the children, Dominick had several businesses including a taxi
service. He was still alive in 1955 and at that time was president of
Pensacola Amusement Company.
I am trying to find out my great grandfather's real name, where he actually
entered the U.S. more information about his children by Josephine. If there
are any descendants by him and Josephine who are still alive, how may I be
able to locate them. Jasper died in October of 1905 and I believe he is buried at St. Michael's Cemetery. Also do you know how I may find out if he was divorced from Jane Hamilton or did she die?
P.S. I thought you might like to know that through my genealogical research,
my mother has recently made contact with a cousin whom she lost touch with
when my mother was 11. My mother is going to be 80 on September 5th. My
mother's cousin's name was Mary Jane VILLAR of Pensacola.
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James Fredrick RHODES, veteran of CSA, married to Rebecca E. BURK of Alabama, Moved to Santa Rosa and Escambia Counties after 1885. He was said to have
lost one leg in war and was a proven Muscian. Shows up in 1900 Escambia
County Census in McDavid, Escambia Cty. He lived 5 houses down the street
from his estranged wife and kids in this census. In the 1910 census his wife
showed as widow. Family legend has it he was murdered in either St. Louis,
Missouri or Kansas while traveling with a band. Any info on this family or
the earlier family of James Fredrick RHODES would be appreciated. They show
married in Santa Rosa County in July 17, 1877. She was said to be part
Cherokee-Choctaw. They showed on Santa Rosa census of 1880 and 1885. He shows
being born in Georgia, Alabamba and Lousiana depending on the census.
Especially interested in where he died. Some sources said he was buried in
either Escambia or Santa Rosa Counties.
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