Do you know where in Puerto Rico are your Beltráns from? I am researching my grandmother's family -- she was a Colón Beltrán from Ponce, PR. From what I remember from my conversations with grandmother, most if not all the Beltráns in that part of the island were somehow related to each other. My Beltráns also came from Spain but I don't know yet from which area in that country. One clue my grandmother left me is that when the Beltráns came from the old country to visit they spoke in a foreign language??? That was a recollection from grandma's early childhood (very early 1900s). Based on my research so far, my guess is that they were Catalan. However, I have not been able to confirm that. I also believe that I am close to identifying the family member who first immigrated from Spain. My great grandfather spoke this "foreign language" my grandmother talked about. Therefore he was not totally assimilated into the Puerto Rican culture. I suspect that he was perhaps first generation Puerto Rican.
I have gone back to the early 1800s and have seen no Enrique in my family line, but then again I am not done yet. I have a Ricardo Beltrán born circa 1826 (probably in Puerto Rico) and his father Miguel Beltrán probably born in the late 1700s or early 1800s (no idea where).
If your Beltráns are from the Ponce area of Puerto Rico, let me know. It may be worth joining forces.
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