Antonio Henriques (de Carvalho) Oak Sr - Portuguese Parentage

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This information seems to conflict to me. Does anyone see the same thing? Are these the same people? Thanks.

On 27 Dec 2019 Mindy Silva wrote on De_Carvalho-51:

Hi Kathryn, I've only seen one record that could be his, but the day of his birth is different (by twenty days). There was nothing that matched in Arrifana or Lavegadas. I haven't checked São Miguel de Poiares yet. The match is in Santo André de Poiares. [ António], son of António Henriques de Carvalho and Maria Augusta de Ascensão Carvalho, was born in the 5th hour of the evening of the 25th of November 1889 and baptized on the 16th of February 1890. His grandparents are listed.

There are no matches in São Miguel de Poiares Kathryn. It was a very small parish.

The marriage for the couple above is here in 1882. António Henriques de Carvalho and Maria Augusta da Cunha e Santo (Gamboa) were married on the 13th of February 1882 in the parish of Santo André de Poiares. He was a widower, the son of António Carvalho and Rosa Emilia. She was a widow also, the daughter of Joaquim Ferreira da Cunha and Anna Carolina de Santo Gamboa. That's surprising that the parents were listed since they were both widows. Nice!"


Here is a copy of a letter I received in Spring 2019.

"Note Let me go over my process to show how I reached my conclusion.

1. Antonio's declaration of intent and naturalization papers stated that he was born in Poiares, Coimbra, Portugal 5 November 1889. At some point, he migrated to Brazil. He left Para Brazil in April of 1907 and arrived in New York City 15 April 1907 (passenger list). The passenger list is the earliest US record we have from him, which lists his name as Antonio H Carvalho, indicating that he already listed Henriques as part of his name.

2. He married Ester M Fox in January 1910. His marriage stated that his father was Anthony H Oaks and his mother was Mary Agusta (marriage record).

3. He naturalized 6 July 1916. The last page of the naturalization paper included his official name change from Antonio Henriques Carvalho to Anthony Henry Oaks, a nice way of proving that Anthony Henry Oaks is Antonio Henriques Carvalho (even though all the US documents are consistent in his birth year, nationality and naturalization date are consistent and there are no other similar men who can be confused with him so we don't really need the extra proof).

4. Based on that information, I decided to search the four parishes in Poiares (the full name is Vila Nova de Poiares). Even looking just in the four parishes, I found several (I'm sorry to admit this, but I threw away the paper where I'd written all of them down) Antonio Carvalios, born to men also named Antonio. This helped me realize that having the birth year and the first name was not enough. It was only when I found the birth record I mentioned to your cousin (and attached as a source to his page on FamilyTree) that I felt that I had found the right one. The baptism included his full name: Antonio Henriques de Carvalho. His father was listed as Antonio Henriques de Carvalho, a match for the Anthony H Oaks listed on Anthony Jr.'s marriage record. His Mother was Maria Augusta Annunciacao, a match for the Mary Augusta on his marriage record. The location was the same as what was listed on his naturalization. The only discrepancy was the birthdate. And with that, I'm beginning to suspect that his parents said that he was born on the 5th of November and the priest misheard 25th.

5. Based on the baptism record, I changed Antonio's birthdate, changed his mother's name from [given name] Maria [last name] Agusta [given name] Maria Agusta [lsat name] Annunciacao and added in all the grandparents, and prompted this email chain. "

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