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Hernandez, Ruiz, & Silva: EBR Islenos
Posted by: John Poole Date: February 26, 2001 at 13:33:39
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Looking for Canary Islander, AKA "Louisiana Islenos" research done on Hernandez, Ruiz and Silva families, that melded into the East Baton Rouge Cajun culture in the 1750's to 1800's. They are also called "Spanish Cajuns".
The King of Spain brought several ships of colonist from the Spanish Canary Islands to settle the then Spainish colony, called Louisiana. They largely assimilated into the Catholic Cajun culture. They are who largely settled the early Baton Rouge subdivision called "Spanish Town". This was a reward to them for their great work in the Am. Rev. War for King Carlos of Spain, and for them their new homeland, Louisiana. How can I find out more of this ancestors, were they inquisition Jews, Canary Isle natives-Guanches or Spainards from Spain?


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