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Re: PONS in MENORCA FROM 1287 TO 1830
Posted by: Eldridge Bravo Date: February 15, 2000 at 19:25:18
In Reply to: Re: PONS in MENORCA FROM 1287 TO 1830 by Beverly of 117


I have Pons as a family name as well. My gggggg grandmother was Margarita Huget Pons. She was also born in Alayor, Island of Minorca, Spain in 1657. She was married to Antonio Pellicer on 16 Feb 1675. Minorcan language is Catalan. It has roots in spanish and french. I have three books you should read. 1) Minorcans in Florida, Their History and Heritage by Jane Quinn 1975. 2) Mullet on the Beach Patricia C. Griffen. 3) The Minorcans of Florida by Philip D Rascio. All of these books are mainly about the Minorcan exodus from Minorca to New Smyrna, Florida to colonize the Andrew Turnbull indigo plantation during the British Period 1763-1783 when Britain ruled Florida. They also have a lot of information about the migration of these people to St. Augustine and development of that city. You will find a lot of information about Minorcan culture and history. I have found out a tremendous amount of info on my family. Pons is a well known family name in St. Augustine. It is associated with Ponce and/or Ponz. The books I mentioned can be purchased at the St. Augustine Historical Society. Let me know if you have any specific names and I will gladly look in the index to see if there is any info on them. Good luck. Eldridge


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