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Vincenzo Maida (abt. 1812 - 1872)

Vincenzo "Vincentio" Maida
Born about in Corleone, Palermo, Sicilymap
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Husband of — married 21 Jan 1849 (to 31 Aug 1872) in Corleone, Palermo, Sicilymap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 60 in Corleone, Palermo, Italymap
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Vincenzo Maida is a soldato della Compagnia d'armi, a soldier of the society of arms, born on July 29, 1812 in Corleone, the son of Giuseppe Maida and Gaetana Palumbo. His godparents are Giuseppe Lanza and Rosalia Romano (single).[1] These armed rural guards worked closely with local mafias to negotiate the return of stolen goods to landowners.

Vincenzo has two cousins, brothers Bernardo and Antonino Palumbo, who are part of a notorious gang. A bounty is set for their capture or killing, and the brothers are either executed in late 1835 in Palermo or, according to lore, escaped the country. Another Palumbo brother, Vincenzo, is executed in 1837 for participating in a Republican insurrection.

Vincenzo marries Emmanuela Cascio on 21 January 1849. His parents have both died by this time.

Vincenzo and Emmanuela have at least eight children together: Giuseppe (1850), Gaetana (1852), Maria Carmela (1855), two sons named Stefano (1854 and 1857), two daughters named Maria Grazia (1860 and 1866), and Salvatore (1863).

See the Cascio Family Space for a short discussion on naming conventions.

Giuseppe, named after Vincenzo's father, is born 6 January 1850 in his parents' home in via S. Nicolo', Corleone. Vincenzo, age 35 (b. 1814), reports his birth.
Gaetana, named after Vincenzo's mother, is born on 23 July 1852 at the same address. The midwife reports her birth. According to her, Vincenzo is still 35.
The first son named Stefano, named after his maternal grandfather, is born and baptized Stephanum on 1 May 1854. His godparents are Carmelo Ducibella and Lucia Liggio.

He dies on 9 August 1854 at three months of age.

Vincenzo and Emmanuela stand as godparents to Lucia Ligotino on 3 May 1855, the daughter of Vincenzo Ligotino and Carmela Cascio.

Maria Carmela, named after her maternal grandmother, is born and baptized Mariam Carmelam on 21 August 1855. Her godparents are Vincenzo Pulizzi and Maria Casanzaro.
The second son named Stefano is born and baptized Stephanum on 6 October 1857. His godparents are Paolino Coniglio and Carmela Sabella.
The first daughter named Maria Grazia is born and baptized Mariam Gratia on 26 December 1860. Her godparents are Gaetana Maida and Giuseppe, brother and sister.

She dies on 9 July 1862 at a year and a half of age.

Salvatore is born at 6AM and baptized Salvatorem on 7 June 1863. He has the same godparents as his sister, born in 1860.
The second daughter named Maria Grazia is born and baptized on 12 October 1866. Her godparents are Stefano and Carmela Maida, brother and sister.

Gaetana marries Onofrio di Giglia on 7 November 1871.

Vincenzo dies at age 60 (b. 1812) on 31 August 1872. His wife survives him.

Maria Carmela marries Calogero di Giglia on 7 June 1873. Emmanuela is still living.

Giuseppe marries Maria Antonia Palazzo on 19 November 1884, at age 34.

Maria Grazia marries Vincenzo Terranova on 16 February 1895.

Salvatore marries in New York in 1898.


  1. "Italia, Palermo, Diocesi di Monreale, Registri Parrocchiali, 1531-1998," images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 13 January 2016), Corleone > San Martino > Documenti matrimoniali 1810-1896 > image 289 of 389; Archivio di Arcidiocesi di Palermo (Palermo ArchDiocese Archives, Palermo).

Marriage of Vincentio Maida and Emmanuela Cascio, record no. 2023, 21 January 1849

Estratto d'atto di nascita, Giuseppe Maida, record no. 9, 7 January 1850

Estratto d'atto di nascita, record no. 352, Gaetana Maida, 23 July 1852

Baptism of Stephanus Maida, 1 May 1854

Death of Stephanus Maida, 9 August 1854

Baptism of Lucia Ligotino, 3 May 1855

Baptism of Mariam Carmelam Maida, 21 August 1855

Baptism of Stephanum Maida, 6 October 1857

Baptism of Maria Gratia Maida, 26 December 1860

Death of Gratia Maida, 9 July 1862

Baptism of Salvator Maida, 7 June 1863

Baptism of Maria Gratia Maida, 12 October 1866

Marriage of Onofrio di Giglia and Gaetana Maida, 7 November 1871

Death of Vincentius Maida, 31 August 1872

Marriage of Calogero di Giglia and Maria Carmela Maida, record no. 171, 7 June 1873

Atti di Matrimonio, marriage of Giuseppe Maida and Maria Antonia Palazzo, 19 November 1884

Marriage of Vincentius Terranova and Maria Gratia Maida, record no. 13, 16 February 1895

Marriage of Salvatore Maida and Angela Dragotta, 4 January 1898

  • "New York, Marriages, 1686-1980," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 29 Sep 2014), Emanella Coscio in entry for Salvatore Maida and Angela Dragotta, 04 Jan 1898; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 1503766.

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Maida-91 and Maida-6 appear to represent the same person because: same dates of life
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