This message is also on the Azores genforum...my husband's great grandparents were both from the Azores, Ste,Miguel, according to one death cert. They were: Joa Ferreira Bento, born abt 1877, parents were Joao Ferreira Bento & Jacinta Encarnaccao. Maria Medeiros De Silva, born abt 1883. Her parents were Manuel De Silva (also listed as Antonio Medeiros) and Maria De Jesus was. If these names ring a bell with anyone, please let me know. Joa emigrated to the US in 1901 and Maria several years earlier with her family. they and lived and died in Cambridge, Mass in the 40's. They were married in Cambridge in 1902 and lived on Gore and Bridge Streets.
They changed their names to John and Mary Bent when they got here. Unfortunately, I don't know what towns they came from and I don't know how to find out. I'm also confused since Maria's father has 2 different names, De Silva on her marr. cert. and Antonio Medeiros on her death cert.
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