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Paul Cascio's Ancestors in Corleone

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Contents

Introduction

This is a living document about the direct ancestors of my paternal grandfather, the New York City jazz musician Paul Cascio. It has been updated most recently on 16 January 2017.

I'm Justin Cascio, a third generation American (or fourth, depending on how you count). Like about eight percent of Americans, I can trace my ancestry to what is now Italy. Both of my paternal grandparents are the children of immigrants from the Palermo province of Sicily.

My paternal grandmother told me that her parents were from the city of Palermo. Nearly all of my paternal grandfather's ancestors lived in Corleone, Sicily, in the same province, and thanks to the wealth of free online records from the diocese of Monreale available on FamilySearch, I've been able to conduct a broad study of the lineages who share not only my own last name, but several others that appear in my family tree, as well as a few other families of note from Corleone. I describe some of my research methods here.

A few notes for reading this list of Paul Cascio's ancestors: all are Roman Catholic and living in Corleone, Sicily, unless otherwise noted. The abbreviation "GG" can mean either great-grandmother or great-grandfather, and refers to their relationship to me, Paul's grandson. Where a remarriage is mentioned, we must assume the previous spouse has died, as there was no divorce in Italy before the 1970s. All facts presented here can be found in the linked profiles, where I document my sources. Cascio-10 12:41, 18 March 2016 (EDT)

My paternal grandfather (1922-1984)

My grandfather, Paul Cascio (b. 31 Jan 1922 and d. 13 Dec 1984), was the second of four boys, sons of Antonia Lucia Soldano and Leoluca Cascio. Both his parents immigrated to New York's Spanish Harlem with their mothers, as children, as part of the largest wave of immigration from southern Italy. Lucy and Louis, my great-grandparents, married in New York in 1918. Paul Cascio was the first generation of his family born in America. My father was the second, and I am third.

Great-Grandparents (1852-1966)

At the time my ancestors left Sicily, it had been part of the Kingdom of Italy since its formation in 1861 under Victor Emmanuel II, King of Sardinia. His son and successor as King of Italy was Umberto, who reigned from 1878-1900.

My great-grandmother Antonia Lucia (b. 15 Jul 1891 and d. 11 Nov 1966) was called "Lucy," or Lucia, on account of her father's blindness, according to the story handed down through my great-uncle. Lucia's brothers and sisters immigrated ahead of her, in 1905, and although Lucia tried to follow in 1906, at age 14, with her father Paolo, and her younger brother Antonino, they were not allowed to sail. Only after Paolo's death did she join her mother and siblings in America.

In New York, Lucia's sisters worked---unheard of in Corleone for at least another generation. One sister, Grazia, married Nicolo' Cascio (of unknown relation) from Corleone. Their brother, Antonino, married Giovanna "Jennie" Cascio, Nicolo's sister. Another of Lucia's sisters, Nicolena, also married a man from their home comune in Sicily.

On my great-grandfather's side, there is a similar legend to Paolo Soldano's, though with less detail. According to my great-uncle, Joseph (b. 6 May 1919 and d. 28 Feb 2015), who my sister interviewed, Leoluca's father, Giuseppe Cascio (b. 28 Jul 1852 and d. 6 Jan 1899), had some health problem that he felt would prevent him passing through Ellis Island. Giuseppe was too sick in 1894 to report the birth of the sixth of his seven children, and he died five years later at age 46. His widow, Angelina Grizzaffi, immigrated not long afterward.

Angelina traveled with four of her children, including Leoluca, age fourteen, in 1901. Angelina was held for special detention, because she was a widow, but then released. In New York, Angela's family stayed with her sister, Salvatrice's family, who eventually returned to Corleone. Thanks to one of Salvatrice's descendants, I have the photo of Angela and her daughters, on the ship that took them to America, which appears on her profile. Two more of Angela's young children, traveling with her brother, joined them two years later.

Leoluca would be known as "Louis" in New York, the name passed down to his oldest grandson.

Great-Great Grandparents (1849-1920)

My twice-great paternal grandparents, Giuseppe Cascio (b. 28 Jul 1852 and d. 6 Jan 1899) and Angela Grizzaffi (b. 28 Apr 1863 and d. 28 Oct 1935), were already twice related by marriage when they married in 1880. Giuseppe's older half-brother, Salvatore (b. 1846) married Angela's older sister, Anna Maria, in 1868, and Angela's brother, Nicolo', married Francesca, Giuseppe's sister, in 1874.

Giuseppe and Angela were both contadini (peasants). Giuseppe was born ten years before the formation of the Italian Republic under King Victor Emmanuel II, and Angela was born the year after. They had seven children together, six of whom immigrated to America. According to her birth record, Giuseppe was on his sick bed in 1894 when their daughter, Rosa, was born. Rosa's godparents were Caterina Morello, paternal aunt of the infamous gangster Giuseppe Morello, and her husband, Biagio, Giuseppe's half-brother. Giuseppe and Angela had one more child, three years later.

Giuseppe died at age 46 (b. 28 Jul 1852) on 6 January 1899. Two years later, Angela immigrated with four of their children. The child who stayed in Corleone, Biagia, married her first cousin, Giuseppe Cascio, the son of Biagio Cascio and Caterina Morello, in 1902. According to family lore, Giuseppe's family produced olive oil that his brothers-in-law Louis (as Leoluca was called in New York) and John (born Giovanni, the youngest) sold to their corleonesi neighbors. Angela died in the Bronx in 1935.


The term maestro was used in Sicily to indicate a master of a profession. Maestri typically ran their own shops, with employees, and belonged to craft guilds. Corleone, because of its location, had large numbers of master tradesmen, lawyers, and priests. The town was not only a crossroads for commerce, but was near the archdiocese in Monreale, where my Soldano ancestors are from, and the largest port in Sicily, Palermo, home of Parliament.

Lucia Soldano's father, Maestro Paolo Soldano (aka Giordano, born 23 May 1849 and d. 13 Sep 1907), was a master carpenter, and the son of a master shoemaker. Maestro Paolo married Maria Grazia Bernarda Paparcuri (b. 13 Jan 1860 and d. 29 Jan 1926) in 1884 and they had six children, of which the eldest died in infancy. Antonia Lucia was their fifth: the youngest surviving child.

Maria and two of her sons immigrated to New York around 1905, settling in the same part of the city as Angelina Grizzaffi and her family. Maestro Paolo and two of his children attempted to immigrate in 1906, but were turned back. According to family lore passed down through both my family and that of another genealogist, Paolo was blind, and prevented from entering the United States for this reason. He died in 1907, when Lucia joined her mother and brothers in New York.

Great-Great-Great Grandparents (1808-95)

King Ferdinand I, aka III and IV, of the Two Sicilies (b. 12 Jan 1751 and d. 4 Jan 1825), brother of King Charles IV of Spain, was deposed twice from his throne in Naples, the second time by Napoleon Bonaparte. During the Napoleonic Wars, the British occupied Sicily for its strategically useful location, bringing the first trickle of industrialization to the island. In 1816, following the wars, King Ferdinand was restored and merged his kingdoms into the single Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. In 1820-21 and 1848, Sicilians revolted against the Bourbon King Ferdinand. A cholera epidemic swept Sicily in the summer of 1837 and so called "annointers" were accused of poisoning the populace with the disease.

Leoluca Cascio (b. 7 Nov 1808 and d. 19 Apr 1872) is my third-great grandfather, namesake of my great-grandfather, as was traditional for the first born son. He was a farmer (agricola), the son of Giuseppe Cascio and Maria Oliveri. Leoluca married twice, first to Giovanna Giuffrida, with whom he had five children, including Salvatore and Biagio, mentioned above. Their oldest son died at age ten in 1849, and Giovanna died the following year.

Leoluca married his second wife, Salvatrice Ligotino (b. 24 Nov 1826 and d. 17 Feb 1907), my third-great grandmother, in 1850. They had nine children, of whom my great-great grandfather, Giuseppe, was the second. He was named after his paternal grandfather, as was his oldest half-brother. It was traditional for families to name their first sons after their paternal grandfathers, and if that boy died, to give the name to another son. Giuseppe's older brother, Giovanni, was evidently named after Giovanna Giuffrida: another common tribute.

The Cascio and Ligotino families lived on and near via Sant'Elena in Corleone, in the northeast part of town. Via Sant'Elena takes its name from the church that stands opposite on what is now via Umberto I. The saints Elena and Constantine, mother and son, are associated with one of the oldest Church confraternities, established in 1200 to provide assistance and charity to confrati and their families. These Church brotherhoods were a precursor of the mutual aid societies that poor Sicilians relied upon in both the Old and New Worlds. Confrati, in turn, evolved into both the fasci ("fasci" are bundles, like of sticks) of the early modern labor movement, and criminal organizations such as the Fratuzzi ("Little Brothers") of Corleone.

Giovanni Grizzaffi (b. 14 Nov 1811 and d. 29 Jan 1893) was called a borgese (landowner, middle class) in 1860 and a villico (peasant) three years later, suggesting he was a landowner of modest means. He married Biagia Quaglino (b. 9 Sep 1820 and d. 27 Mar 1895) in 1844 and they had at least nine children, three of whom married the children of my third-great grandfather, Leoluca Cascio, including their youngest child Angela, my great-great grandmother. Giovanni died at age 81 on 30 January 1893 and Biagia died two years later at age 74.

Giovanni and Biagia's oldest living child, Salvatrice (b. 2 May 1849), immigrated with her husband, Leoluca Crescimanno, to New York's Spanish Harlem in 1896, where they hosted her widowed sister Angelina and her children upon their arrival in 1901. Salvatrice and Leoluca returned to Corleone, but Angelina and her children remained in America.


Maestro Emmanuele Soldano (b. 11 Oct 1819 and d. 13 Aug 1887) was a master shoemaker. He married Maria Grazia Cinquemani (b. 10 Feb 1824 and d. 6 Jun 1874) in 1844 and they had ten children. Paolo, named after his maternal grandfather, was the third. Paolo's older sister, Giuseppa, married Giuseppe Paparcuri, a brickmason, who died in Sardinia (at that time part of the Kingdom of Italy) at age 31. Giuseppe was a grandson of Frederico Paparcuri, my 4 GG, from Palermo, and so was also the first cousin of Maria Grazia Bernarda Paparcuri, my great-great grandmother.

Maestro Antonino Paparcuri (5 Dec 1824 and d. 24 Apr 1870), the youngest child of Maestro Federico and Donna Grazia Napoli, married Nicolena Canali in 1852 and they had eight children. Maria Grazia Bernarda was their fourth child.

Nicolena Canali (b. 6 Jun 1832 and d. 2 May 1894) is the daughter of Maestro Rosario Canali and his second wife, Donna Marianna Salemi. She was born 6 June 1832 and named after her maternal grandmother. Her father was killed five years later, in the spring of 1837.

4th-Great Grandparents (1778-1875)

Giuseppe Cascio (b. 8 Jun 1780 and d. 27 Oct 1833) and Maria Oliveri (b. 19 Mar 1789 and d. 7 Apr 1875) married in 1805 and had eight children. Giovanna (b. 9 Oct 1813) married Giuseppe Ligotino in 1834. Francesca (b. 8 Feb 1816 and d. 18 Jul 1879) married Salvatore Ligotino, Giuseppe's double cousin, in 1837. Salvatore and Giuseppe both lost their mothers in the cholera epidemic that summer. Salvatore, a clerk to Don Giuseppe Catinella, died at age 45, leaving a widow and six children. Francesca and Salvatore's youngest child, Lucia (b. 11 Mar 1855), born the year before her father's death, was the subject of an 1880 High Court hearing, conducted by the archbishop, into her paternity.

Giuseppe and Maria's son, Leoluca (b. 7 Nov 1808 and d. 19 Apr 1872), my third-great grandfather, married his first wife, Giovanna Giuffrida, a widow, in 1838. Their daughter Carmela (b. 11 Mar 1811 and d. 6 Jan 1881) married Vincenzo Ligotino (b. 4 Aug 1811 and d. 11 May 1887), Giuseppe's brother, in 1840.

Leoluca's first wife died in 1850 and he remarried, to my 3GG Salvatrice Ligotino (b. 24 Nov 1826), the daughter of Carmelo. Carmelo is a brother of Giuseppe and Vincenzo, Leoluca's brothers in law (married to his sisters Giovanna and Carmela).

Salvatrice's father, Carmelo Ligotino (b. 6 Nov 1800 and d. 9 Apr 1844) was a landless peasant farmer (villico). He married Maria Rosa Mannina (b. 13 Jul 1807 and d. 25 Aug 1880) in 1827. They had seven children, the oldest of whom was Salvatrice, my third-great grandmother.

Nicolo' Grizzaffi (b. 1 Apr 1770 and d. 4 Oct 1844) and Salvatrice Puccio (b. 25 Aug 1776 and d. 10 Dec 1853) had at least six children. Their son Giovanni (b. 4 Nov 1811 and d. 29 Jan 1893), my 3rd-great grandfather, was named after his paternal grandfather.

Filippo Quaglino (b. 27 Jul 1792 and d. 15 Jun 1861) and Anna Maria Colletti (b. 22 May 1794 and d. 7 Feb 1857) married in 1814 and had eight children. Biagia, their third child and my 3rd-great grandmother, was born in 1820. She married Giovanni Grizzaffi in 1844. Her sister Lucia (b. 23 Aug 1824) married Giuseppe Ligotino (b. 15 Sep 1821) (my second cousin, 5x removed) in 1850. Her other sister, Margherita (b. 24 Dec 1827), married a man with the same name (b. 2 Jun 1831) (who is related to me the same way) in 1856. The two Giuseppes are double cousins. Lucia remarried in 1856, to Leoluca Castro (b. ~1816) (Lucia's 3rd cousin, and my 3rd cousin, 5x removed). Anna Maria died at age 62 (b. 1794) on 7 February 1857. and Filippo died four years later at age 70.


Maestro Giuseppe Soldano (b. 8 Feb 1778 and d. 12 Aug 1829) was born in Monreale, the seat of the archbishop, near Palermo. Giuseppe married twice, first to Maria Antonia Greco. He married Giuseppa Maniscalco (b. 4 Oct 1798 and d. 24 Nov 1842) in Corleone in 1816. They had six children, including Maestro Emmanuele (b. 11 Oct 1819 and d. 13 Aug 1887), named after his maternal grandfather. Maestro Giuseppe died the summer of 1829, the beginning of the the second cholera pandemic (as it is called, for its timing in Europe. The most devastating epidemic of cholera in Sicily occurred in 1837.) His son, Maestro Emmanuele, married Maria Grazia Cinquemani in 1844.

I have found two census records that show where Maestro Paolo Cinquemani (b. ~1792 and d. 20 Jul 1837) lived, as a young man with his widowed father near San Agostino, a church and convent, and as a married maestro, twenty two years later, in nearly the same place. Maestro Paolo married twice, first to Paola Ciravolo, in January 1814. Paola died only ten days after they married. Paolo remarried, to my fourth-great grandmother, Brigitta l'Ala (b. ~1794 and d. after 1874), in September that year. Paolo and Brigitta had at least six children. Maria Grazia (b. 2 Mar 1820), was their fourth child, probably named after Grazia Buscarino, her paternal grandmother. Maestro Paolo died at the height of the 1837 cholera epidemic in Sicily, at age 43.

Maestro Federico Paparcuri (b. ~1774 and d. bef. 1834) was born in Palermo. The name may actually be Parpacuri, based on the earliest baptismal records for his children in Corleone. Federico (or "Friderico") married Grazia Napoli (b. 14 Mar 1783 and d. 19 Dec 1849) in Corleone in 1809 and they had at least eight children together, including five sons named Paolo, after Federico's father. The first four are presumed to have died in infancy, and the last born survived to become a maestro. Antonino (b. 5 Dec 1824), my third great grandfather, is the youngest of their children I've discovered so far.

Maestro Rosario Canali (b. 9 Nov 1794 and d. 9 Apr 1837), named after his paternal grandfather, married twice, first to Rosaria Inserra (b. ~1805 and d. 16 Aug 1829). She died at the beginning of the second cholera pandemic. Maestro Rosario remarried seven months later to Donna Marianna Salemi (b. ~1817 and d. 27 Jun 1882) and they had at least four children. The terms don and donna can indicate either noble descent, be used as an honorific with gabelloti and other "men of respect."

Rosario Canali was murdered in the spring of 1837. Nicolena, my third-great grandmother, was their second child. She married Maestro Antonino Paparcuri in 1852. Maestro Rosario's youngest child, Emmanuele, died, unmarried, at age 46 (b. 1836) on 5 August 1882. He is the only person I have found in my research, who refused last rites when he died.

5th Great Grandparents (1727-1853)

From 1720 to 1734, the King of Sicily, Charles IV, was an Austrian Habsburg. After the War of the Polish Succession, Sicily returned to the hands of the Spanish House of Bourbon, ruled by Charles V of Sicily. Both of these kings are known by other ordinals, on their other thrones.

Leoluca Cascio (b. 7 Sep 1742 and d. 29 Dec 1826) is among the Cascios who lived on via Sant'Elena in Corleone. He married twice, first to Maria Rizzotto, the daughter of his godparents, in 1766. He was widowered and remarried to my fifth-great grandmother, Emmanuela Todaro (b. ~1751 and d. 25 Oct 1829), in 1770. They had at least six children. Their son, Giuseppe, married Maria Oliveri in 1805. Leoluca died in 1826, when he was 84 years old.

Giovanna Gundagna (or "Guadagna") (b. ~1770 and d. 14 Dec 1837), my fifth-great grandmother, married twice, first in 1780 to Biagio Briganti, the son of Placido Briganti and Rosa Cimino, my 6th great grandparents through Biagio's sister, Maria. Giovanna remarried in 1788 to my fifth-great grandfather, Gaetano Oliveri (b. ~1753 and d. 30 Jan 1833) and they had at least two children. Their daughter, Maria, married Giuseppe Cascio.

Salvatore Ligotino (b. ~1772 and d. 27 Nov 1846) and Anna Maria Puccio (b. 3 Aug 1779 and d. 20 Jul 1837) married in 1795 and had at least eight children. Their second child, Carmelo, and Maria Rosa Mannina, my 4th-great grandparents, married in 1826. Anna Maria died in the 1837 cholera epidemic at age 58.

Three more of Salvatore and Anna Maria's children married members of the Cascio family:

Francesco Mannina (b. ~1767 and d. 11 Jan 1828) and Antonia Scimonetto (b. ~1768 and d. 15 Dec 1838) married in 1790 and had at least thirteen children. The family lived near the church of San Michele Arcangelo, on the east side of Corleone. Their daughter, Maria Rosa (b. 13 Jul 1807 and d. 25 Aug 1880), married Carmelo Ligotino in 1826.

Giovanni Grizzaffi (b. ~1724 and d. 24 Sep 1785) and Lucia Sangiorgi (b. ~1731 and d. 16 Oct 1797) married in 1751 and had at least five children, including Nicolo' (b. ~1764), who is named after his paternal grandfather. Between 1766 and 1779, Giovanni and Lucia's family appears to have moved across town, from the San Agostino quarter in the southwest, to the northeast of Corleone. After he married, Nicolo' lived in the neighborhood of the Canzoneri church, where the Ligotino and Cascio families lived at that time.

Don Giuseppe Puccio (b. ~1737 and d. bef. 1802) and Maria Briganti (b. ~1737) married on 10 February 1765. They had at least three children of whom Salvatrice (b. ~1783), my fourth-great grandmother, is the youngest known. Because no one else in Giuseppe's family is styled don, a term of respect given to nobility and certain "rural entrepreneurs," "men of respect," I presume he is one of the latter.

Maria Cascio (b. ~1763 and d. bef. 1806), of no known blood relation to any Cascios mentioned so far, is my 5GG. She married twice, first to Maestro Stefano Labruzzo. She married my fifth-great grandfather Leoluca Quaglino on 4 September 1791 and they had at least three children, including Filippo (b. 27 Jul 1792). Maria's sister, Salvatrice (b. ~1753 and d. 1793) was married to Ignacio Sanfilippo. After her death, Ignacio married Brigitta Massanobile, the widow of Ciro lo Cascio. Ciro was the son of my 6GG Stefano lo Cascio.

Marco Colletto (b. 22 Apr 1759 and d. ~1804) is christened Marcus Philippus Archangelus, an unusually long name for my family. Marco married Margherita di Puma (b. 19 Sep 1775 and d. ~1838) in 1793 and had at least three children, including Anna Maria (b. ~1795). Margherita was widowed and remarried in 1804, to Nunzio Navarra. Marco and Margherita's daughter, Anna Maria (b. 22 May 1794) married Filippo Quaglino in 1814.


Maestro Alberto Soldano (b. ~1728 and d. before 1816) married twice, first to Angela Livantino in 1748, and to Caterina Velardo (b. ~1739 and d. ~1816), my fifth-great grandmother, in 1769. They had at least two sons born in Monreale who married in Corleone, including Giuseppe (b. 8 Feb 1778 and d. 12 Aug 1829), my fourth-great grandfather.

Emmanuele Maniscalco (b. ~1766 and d. 22 May 1816) married twice, first to Rosalia Palazzo (b. ~1773 and d. 7 Jan 1809) in 1788. They had at least five children, including Giuseppa Maria (b. 4 Oct 1798 and d. 24 Nov 1842), named after her paternal grandmother. Emmanuele remarried only eight days after Rosalia's death, to Vincenza Cuti. Giuseppa married Maestro Giuseppe Soldano in February 1816. In the following months, first her 13 year old brother, and then Emmanuele, both died.

Maestro Vincenzo Cinquemani and Grazia Buscarino were born in Chiusa Sclafani, and married there in 1791. Their son, Paolo, was born in Corleone soon after.

Maestro Gerlando l'Ala (also called "Gerardo") (b. ~1755 and d. 1 Aug 1829), named after his paternal grandfather, and Giuseppa Santoro (b. 13 Oct 1769 and d. 25 Dec 1820), married in 1788. They lived on the strada di Sarzana, close to the center of Corleone, where they had eight children, the oldest of them Brigitta. Brigitta married Maestro Paolo Cinquemani, a widower, in 1814.

Maestro Paolo Paparcuri (b. ~1754 and d. bef. 1805) and Anna Sabatino, both from Palermo, are the parents of Maestro Federico.

Leoluca Napoli (b. ~1745 and d. 24 Jul 1806) and Giovanna Amari married in 1777 and had at least five children. The oldest, Grazia (b. ~1778 and d. 19 Dec 1849), married Maestro Federico Paparcuri in 1809.

Maestro Giuseppe Canali (b. ~1760 and d. 14 Jun 1805) and Paola Cutrone (b. ~1763 and d. bef. 1830) married in 1783. Their son, Maestro Rosario (b. 9 Nov 1794 and d. 9 Apr 1837), was named after his paternal grandfather. He married twice, first to Rosaria Inserra in 1827, and then to my sixth-great grandmother, Marianna Salemi, in 1830. He was killed in 1837.

Don Giuseppe Salemi (b. 5 Dec 1775 and d. 18 Feb 1838) may be named after his mother's first husband. He married twice, first to Maria Mondello, in 1797. Giuseppe and his second wife, Nicolena Nicolosi (b. ~1776 and d. 27 Mar 1829), my fifth-great grandmother, married in 1804. He is not known as Don Giuseppe until sometime after his second marriage (see Category:Rural_Entrepreneurs). Their daughter, Anna Maria, who is also called Marianna, married Maestro Rosario in 1830.

6th Great Grandparents (1698-1795)

Victor Amadeus II of Savoy, King of Sardinia, won Sicily in 1713, according to Denis Mack Smith, because England preferred a weak nation to rule Sicily rather than a strong one. Spain recaptured Sicily five years later when Amadeus withdrew his troops. In 1719, the island was ravaged by the troops of King Philip of Spain, of Amadeus, and of the invader King Charles of Austria, who with the alliance of British naval might, prevailed.

Rule by the Austrian Habsburgs gave way to union with the Bourbon-ruled Kingdom of Naples in 1734, under Don Carlos of Bourbon (later, Charles III of Spain). The Bourbon kings officially resided in Naples.

Sicily's golden age of wheat exportation ended in the 16th century with competition from soft wheat grown in the Americas and Russia. The island was frequently attacked by Barbary pirates from North Africa, as well as the port of Palermo being plagued by local pirates.

Stefano lo Cascio (b. 20 Dec 1705 and d. 22 Sep 1786) married twice, first to Lucia Colletto (b. ~1707 and d. bef. 1762) in 1727. They are the parents of at least four children, including Leoluca, my 5GG. After Lucia's death, Stefano remarried to Pasqua di Fulco.

Giovanni Todaro (b. ~1730 and d. bef. 1770) and Antonia Russo married in 1750. They are the parents of Emmanuela (b. ~1751 and d. 25 Oct 1829), who married Leoluca Cascio in 1770. They also have a son, Antonino, who married Maddalena Puccio, daughter of my sixth-great grandparents Castrenze Puccio and Susanna Pomilla, in 1897.

Gesualdo Oliveri (b. ~1733 and d. bef. 1784) and Maria Gariffo (b. ~1733 and d. bef. 1798) had at least three children, including Gaetano (b. ~1753 and d. 30 Jan 1833).

Tommaso Guadagna and Carmela Mondello (b. ~1724 and d. bef. 1788) married in 1744 and had at least four children. Their daughter, Giovanna, married at least twice, first to Biagio Briganti, my fifth-great uncle (through his sister, Maria), in 1780, and to my fifth-great grandfather, Gaetano Oliveri, in 1788.

Vincenzo Ligotino (b. ~1730 to 10 Dec 1803) and Oliva Gagliano married in 1751. They had at least three sons, including Salvatore (b. ~1772 and d. 27 Nov 1846), named after his paternal grandfather.

Castrenze Puccio (b. ~1749 and d. bef. 1795) married twice, first to Susanna Pomilla, in 1769. They had at least three children, including two daughters who married brothers. Castrenze remarried in 1781, to Lucia Coniglio, who was also a widow. One of his daughters, Biagia (b. 15 Jan 1776 and d. 26 Jul 1837), married Giuseppe Ligotino in 1787 and her sister, Anna Maria (b. 3 Aug 1779 and d. 20 Jul 1837), my fifth-great grandmother, married Salvatore, Giuseppe's brother, in 1795. Biagia and Anna Maria died within a week of one another, during the 1837 cholera epidemic. Another sister, Maddalena, married Antonino Todaro. Antonino's sister, Emmanuela, is one of my 6GG.

Vincenzo Mannina (b. ~1714 and d. 31 August 1787) married twice, first to Giuseppa Giunta (b. ~1728 and d. bef. 1790) in 1748. They had at least five children. Their son, Francesco (b. ~1767 and d. ~11 Jan 1828), is my fifth-great grandfather. In 1769, Vincenzo remarried and had three more children with Domenica Palumbo.

Vincenzo and Giuseppa's daughter, Giuseppa Mannina, married and had one son, Leoluca Mondello, who was a known bandit, associated with Giuseppe Castro, aka "Rapanzino" ("the Abductor"). Leoluca and Rapanzino were both killed by the police on the same day in 1836.

Vincenzo Scimonetto and Rosa Pipia (b. ~1724 and d. 27 Nov 1806) married in 1748. They had at least five children, including Antonia (c. 1769), who married Francesco Mannina in 1890.

Giuseppe Grizzaffi and Anna Maria Vecchio married in 1725 and had at least four children, including Giovanni (b. ~1731), my fifth-great grandfather.

Nicolo' Sangiorgi and Giacinta la Miata married in 1719 and had at least four children. Lucia (b. ~1731), my 5GG, married Giovanni Grizzaffi in 1751. Her brother, Giovanni, married Giuseppa Puccio, the daughter of my 7GG, six years later.

Antonio Puccio (b. ~1705 and d. bef. 1765) and Francesca Mannina married in 1725. They are the parents of Don Giuseppe (b. ~1737)

Placido Briganti (a name that translates to "Peaceful Thief") and Rosa Cimino married in 1737. They had at least five children. Maria (b. ~1736 and d. 6 Jul 1830) married Giuseppe Puccio in 1765. The same year, Placido remarried, to Antonia Terrusa, the widow of Girolamo Grizzaffi. Maria's brother, Biagio, married my fifth-great grandmother, Giovanna Guadagna, in 1780. She was widowed and remarried eight years later to my fifth-great grandfather, Gaetano Oliveri.

Filippo Quaglino (b. ~1736 and d. 2 Sep 1787) and Calogera Ciravolo married in 1759. They had at least nine children, including Leoluca (b. ~1764).

Antonino Castro (b. ~1720 and d. bef. 1783) married twice, first to Maria Puccio, the daughter of my 7GG, in 1840. Antonino remarried in 1852 to Paola Messina. Antonino and Paola are the parents of Maria (b. ~1763 and d. bef. 1806), who appears above as Maria Cascio: the two names are often used interchangeably in these records. Maria married twice, first to Maestro Stefano Labruzzo in 1783. She remarried, to Luca Quaglino, in 1791.

Vincenzo Colletto (b. ~1707 and d. 9 May 1787) and Anna Maria Pomara married in 1742. They had at least two children, including Marco (b. 22 Apr 1759).

Mercurio Di Puma (b. est. 1750 and d. bef. 1804) is named after his paternal grandfather, my 8GG. He and Gaetana Trumbatore married in 1770. Their daughter, Margherita, is named after her paternal grandmother. Margherita married twice, first in 1793 to Marco Colletto, my 5GG.


Maestro Mariano Soldano (b. ~1698 and d. before 1769) and his wife, Vittoria, parents of Maestro Alberto Soldano, from Monreale, married in 1719. They are the parents of Alberto.

Giovanni Velardo (b. ~1698) and Girolama di Matteo married in Monreale in 1718. They are the parents of Caterina, who married Alberto Soldano, a widower, in 1769 in Monreale.

Mariano Maniscalco (b. ~1713) married twice, first to Francesca Merendino, in 1833. He married Giuseppa Famularo in 1749 and had at least three children, including Emmanuele (b. ~1766). Emmanuele married twice, first to Rosalia Palazzo in 1788.

Andrea Palazzo is named after his paternal grandfather. He and Ignazia Grizzaffi (b. ~1745 and d. bef. 1785) are the parents of Rosalia (b. ~1768). Ignazia's half-brother, Giuseppe Salemi, is my fifth-great grandfather.

Maestro Paolo Cinquemani and Antonina Piazza had at least two children who married in Chiusa Sclafani, including my fifth-great grandfather, Maestro Vincenzo.

Maestro Gaspare Buscarino and Giuseppa Amagella. Their daughter, Grazia, marries Vincenzo Cinquemani in Chiusa Sclafani in 1791.

Maestro Onofrio Lalla (l'Ala) and Brigitta lo Curto (b. ~1735 and d. bef. 1738) married in 1746 in Corleone. They had at least six children, including Maestro Gerlando (b. ~1755 and d. 1 Aug 1829), who is named after his paternal grandfather, who was also a maestro, from Raffadali.

Francesco Santoro and Antonia Levantini, parents of Giuseppa (b. 13 Oct 1769 and d. 25 Dec 1820). Giuseppa married Maestro Gerardo L'Ala in 1788.

(parents of Maestro Paolo Paparcuri, from Palermo, married before 1754)

(parents of Anna Sabbatino, from Palermo, married before 1754)

Mariano Napoli (b. ~1718 and d. 1 Jan 1791) and Francesca Badulato (b. ~1725 and d. 11 Nov 1785) married in 1743 and had at least four children, two daughters and two sons. The sons, Emmanuele and my 5GG, Leoluca, married sisters.

Maestro Salvatore Amari (b. ~1732 and d. 19 Jan 1809) and Serafina Milone (b. ~1732 and d. bef. 1825) married in 1752 and had at least four children. Two of them married brothers: Giovanna (b. ~1760 and d. 1 Feb 1841) married Leoluca Napoli in 1777 and Luigia (b. 1761 and d. 14 Jul 1837) married Emmanuele in 1780. Luigia and Emmanuele lived with her parents after their marriage.

Maestro Rosario Canali (b. ~1742 and d. bef. 1792) and Maria Fruja (b. ~1725 and d. 29 Jun 1785) married in 1756 and had at least two children, including Maestro Giuseppe (b. ~1763 and d. bef. 1827)

Antonio Cutrono (b. ~1731 and d. bef. 1783) and Rosa Nicolosi, parents of Paola (b. ~1787 and d. bef. 1830). Paola married Maestro Giuseppe Canali in 1783.

Vincenzo Salemi and Antonina Puccio (b. ~1728) were both widows when they married. Vincenzo's first wife was Mercuria Ruffino, whom he married in 1773. By the following year, Mercuria had died, and Vincenzo and Antonia married.

Antonina married her first husband, Giuseppe Grizzaffi, in 1748. Their child, Ignazia (c. 1749), is my sixth-great grandmother. Antonina and her second husband are the parents of Giuseppe (b. ~1770 and d. 18 Feb 1838), my fifth-great grandfather, making Antonina both my sixth- and seventh-great grandmother. She died by early 1777, and Vincenzo remarried later that year, to Pietra Firmaturi.

Maestro Giuseppe Nicolosi and Caterina Bentivegna (b. ~1728) married in 1755 and had at least nine children, including Nicolena (b. ~1776 and d. 27 Mar 1829), who married Giuseppe Salemi, a widower, in 1804. One of Nicolena's brothers is Father Salvatore, a priest, who lived with his widowed mother until his death in 1817.

7th Great Grandparents (1645-1752)

Gioachino lo Cascio (b. ~1687 and d. bef. 1715) and Giovanna Fruja, parents of Stefano. Giovanna married five times, first to Innocenzo Cessana, in 1699, then to Gioachino. She remarried in 1715, to Paolo Trumbatore, and again in 1720, to Angelo Canzoneri. She married Bernardo Stilla, her fifth husband, in 1727.

Stefano Colletto (b. ~1683 and d. bef. 1727) and Maria la Sala married in 1703. They are the parents of Lucia, who married Stefano lo Cascio in 1727.

Antonino Todaro (b. ~1697 and d. bef. 1750) and Vincenza di Filippo married in 1717. They had at least five children, including Giovanni, my sixth-great grandfather, and Rosa, who married my 6th-great uncle, Leonardo Colletto, son of Mariano.

Giovanni Oliveri (~1695-1752) and Antonina lo Bello married in 1715. In 1719, Giovanni's brother, Paolo, married Antonina's sister, Orsola. Giovanni and Antonina are the parents of Gesualdo (b. ~1733 and d. bef. 1784), my 6GG.

Giovanni Russo (~1707-1750) and Antonina Cavallaro married in 1727. They had at least one child, Antonina, who married Giovanni Todaro in 1750.

Pietro Guadagna (~1683-1744) and Maria Cavallaro married in 1703. Their son, Tommaso, married Carmela Mondello in 1744.

Antonino Mondello (~1694-1744) married Giovanna Sanfilippo, the widow of Gaspare Cimino (my 7th great-uncle), in 1722. They are the parents of Carmela.

Salvatore Ligotino (b. ~1699 and d. bef. 1788) marries twice, first to Susanna Piranio. They have at least two children, including Vincenzo, my 6GG. Salvatore remarried, to Caterina Pampillonia, in 1831.

Giuseppe Gagliano (~1696-1758) and Giovanna Madonia are the parents of Oliva Gagliano, who married Vincenzo Ligotino in 1751.

Leonardo Puccio (~1698-1769) and Anna Bavuso married in 1718. They had at least three children who survived to marry, including Maria, who married my sixth-great grandfather, Antonino Castro. (He remarried to my 6GG in 1752, after Maria's death.) Maria's brother, Castrenze (b. ~1749 and d. bef. 1795), is my 6GG. Leonardo's brother, Nicolo', is both my 7th- and 8th-great grandfather, through his daughter, who married twice.

Giuseppe Pomilla (b. ~1719) and Maddalena Trumbatore married in 1739. Their daughter, Susanna, married Castrenze Puccio in 1769. Maddalena's brother, Onofrio, is also my 7GG.

Giovanni Mannina (b. ~1688) married twice, first to Teresa Sangiorgi, in 1708. He remarried in 1714 to my 7GG, Anna Sciortino. They are the parents of Vincenzo.

Michaelangelo Giunta and Innocenza Papania (b. est. 1709 and d. 9 Oct 1788), my 7GG, married in 1729 and had at least two children, including Giuseppa, who married Vincenzo Mannina in 1748. Innocenza's first cousin, Anna Papania, who married Paolo Ciravolo in 1734, is also my 7GG.

Antonio Simonetti (b. ~1697) (usually spelled "Scimonetto" after this point) and Caterina Valensisi married in 1717. They are the parents of Vincenzo.

Calogero Pipia (b. ~1699) and Anna Salemi married in 1719. They are the parents of Rosa, who married Vincenzo Simonetti in 1748.

Leonardo Grizzaffi (b. ~1645 and d. bef. 1725) married twice, first to Anna Gariffo. According to his second marriage record, Leonardo and his first wife are also known by the surname "Pizzicamorto," a name which means "pinches the dead." Leonardo married Giuseppa Rizzo, my 7GG, in 1697. They are the parents of Giuseppe Grizzaffi.

Giovanni Vecchio ("li Vechio") (~1677-1725) and Antonina Guardabascio married in 1697. They are the parents of Anna Maria, who married Giuseppe Grizzaffi in 1725. Their son, Giovanni, named after his maternal grandfather, is my 6GG.

Giuseppe Sangiorgi (~1663-1713) and Filippa lo Munti married in 1683. They had at least three children, including Nicolo', my 6GG.

Giovanni la Miata (b. ~1679), also known as Costa di Lebro, marries at least twice. He and his first wife, Lucia, whose surname is not yet known, are the parents of Giacinta, who married Nicolo' in 1719.

Leoluca Puccio (~1668-1725) and Caterina Ardizzano ("Ardizzuni") married in 1688 and had at least two children. Their son, Antonio, is my 6GG. Their daughter, Rosalia, married Serafino Cammarata, the son of my 7GG, Domenico Cammarata and Brigitta Ciravolo, in 1723.

Pietro Mannina (b. est. 1665) and Diega Cortimiglia married in 1685. They are the parents of Francesca, who married Antonio Puccio in 1725. There is another Pietro Mannina in this generation, below, married to Gioachina Biscuso.

Gaspare Briganti (b. ~1673 and d. bef. 1737) and Vincenza la Rosa married in 1693. They had at least four children who married, including Placido.

Pietro Cimino (b. ~1692) and Sigismonda Cappuleri married in 1712. They had at least six children who survived to marry, including Rosa, who married Placido Briganti in 1737.

Maestro Antonino Quaglino (~1709-1744) married Antonia Valenza in 1729. They had at least three children, two daughters and my 6GG, Filippo Quaglino.

Paolo Ciravolo (or "Ciraulo") (b. ~1714) and Anna Papania married in 1734 and had at least two children. Their daughter, Calogera, married Filippo Quaglino in 1759.

Bernardo Castro and Arcangela Billitti married in 1704 and had at least six children, including Antonino.

Giuseppe di Messina and Salvatrice Mancuso married in 1716 and had at least six children. Their daughter, Paola (whose surname is usually recorded as "Messina"), married Antonino Castro, a widower, in 1752.

Mariano Colletto and Anna la Vara married in 1697 and had at least six children who married. Vincenzo, my 6GG, married Anna Maria Pomara in 1742. Vincenzo's brother, Leonardo, married Rosa Todaro, my 6G aunt, in 1745.

Filippo Pomara and Francesca lo Cairo married in 1699 and had at least seven children, including Anna Maria, my 6GG.

Arcangelo di Puma (b. ~1705 and d. bef. 1770) and Margherita Sciacchitano married in 1735. They had at least two sons, including Mercurio, my sixth-great grandfather, who is named after his paternal grandfather.

Onofrio Trumbatore (b. ~1708) and his sister, Maddalena, are both my seventh-great grandparents. Onofrio married twice, first to Antonia Cardella in 1728. He married my seventh-great grandmother Rosalia Catalinotto in 1747. They are the parents of Gaetana. Gaetana married Mercurio di Puma in 1770.


Maestro Gaspare Surdano (b. ~1678) and his wife, Antonina, of Monreale, parents of Mariano

Notary Rocco di Fabrizio of Monreale is Vittoria's father, according to the record of her marriage to Mariano Soldano (Surdano) in 1719. Her mother's name is not yet known.

Benedetto Velardo and his wife Giuseppa (or Giovanna: her name is abbreviated) of Monreale, parents of Giovanni.

Nicolo' di Matteo and his wife, Pasqua, of Monreale, parents of Girolama. Girolama married Giovanni Velardi in 1718.

Michaele Maniscalco (b. 13 Nov 1673 and d. bef 1749) and Gioachina Marotta married in 1695. They are the parents of Mariano, my 7GG. Mariano marries twice, first to Francesca Merendino, in 1833. His second wife, and my 7th-great grandmother, is Giuseppa Maria Famularo.

Maestro Giuseppe Famularo (b. ~1696 and d. bef. 1749) and Maria Rasillo (or "Rasizzo") married in 1716. They are the parents of Giuseppa Maria, who married Mariano Maniscalco in 1749.

Vincenzo Palazzo (b. ~1717 and d. bef. 1768) and Anna Maria Ferreri married in 1737. They are the parents of Andrea (b. ~1748 and d. bef. 1785).

Giuseppe Grizzaffi (b. ~1728) and Antonina Puccio married in 1748. The relationship between this Giuseppe Grizzaffi and my 5GG of the same name (b. ~1702) is not yet known Cascio-10 23:43, 20 February 2016 (EDT). Giuseppe and Antonina are the parents of Ignazia, my 6GG. Ignazia married Andrea Palazzo in 1768. Antonia remarried, to Vincenzo Salemi, in 1774. Antonia and Vincenzo had at least one child, Giuseppe, my 5GG, who is later known as Don Giuseppe.

Cinquemani, parents of Maestro Paolo Cinquemani (b. est. 1726), married in Chiusa Sclafani to Antonina Piazza

Piazza, parents of Antonina, married to Maestro Paolo Cinquemani in Chiusa Sclafani

Buscarino, parents of Maestro Gaspare, married in Chiusa Sclafani to Giuseppa Amagella

Amagella

Maestro Gerlando Lalla (later spelled "L'Ala") (b. ~1696) was born in Raffadali. He and his wife, Antonina Lo Curto married there and had at least three sons, who all became maestri like their father. The family moved to Corleone by 1739, where Maestro Gerlando and Antonina had at least one more child, a daughter. All married in Corleone, including Maestro Onofrio, my sixth-great grandfather. One of Gerlando's grandson's, Maestro Vincenzo, son of Michaele, married Lucia Napoli, daughter of my 6GG Mariano Napoli, in 1788.

Maestro Giuseppe lo Curto (~1699-1746) and Anna Maria Orlando, the widow of Antonino Macaluso, married in 1719. They are the parents of Brigitta, who is named after her paternal grandmother. Brigitta married Maestro Onofrio Lala, from Raffadali, in 1746. The relationship between Maestro Giuseppe and his daughter's mother-in-law, Antonina, is not known.

Santoro, parents of Francesco Santoro, who was married to Antonia Levantini.

Levantini, parents of Antonia Levantini

Paparcuri, from Palermo

(unknown, from Palermo)

Sabbatino, from Palermo

(unknown, from Palermo)

Pietro di Napoli (Pietro Napoli) and Anna d'Ira married in 1716. They are the parents of Mariano Napoli. Anna died some time after Mariano married in 1743, and Pietro remarried in 1754, to Domenica Catanzaro.

Giovanni Badulato and Caterina Paternostro married in 1712. They are the parents of Francesca, who married Mariano Napoli in 1743.

Maestro Francesco d'Amari and his wife, Anna Maria Manzella, married in 1725 in Bisacquino. They had at least two children who married in Corleone, including Salvatore, my 6GG.

Maestro Gioachino Milone and Anna Maria Mancuso married in 1731. Their daughter, Serafina, married Maestro Salvatore Amari in 1752.

Maestro Francesco Canali and Francesca Provenzano had at least three children, including Maestro Rosario Canali. After Francesca's death, Maestro Francesco remarried to another woman named Francesca in 1749.

Mariano Fruja (aka "Friia," "Friija", "Fruja", "Fruia") (b. ~1694 and d. bef. 1756) and Caterina Madonia (or "Madunia") married in 1714. They had at least one child, Maria (b. ~1736 and d. bef. 1792), who married Maestro Rosario Canali in 1756.

Domenico Cutrono and his wife, Elisabetta, of Prizzi, parents of Antonino.

Maestro Francesco Nicolosi and Vita Rizzo married in 1707. They are the parents of Rosa, who married Antonino Cutrono in 1751.

Antonino Salemi (b. ~1691) and Anna di Leonardo married in 1711 and had at least three children, including Vincenzo.

Nicolo' Puccio and Teresa Mosca married in 1716 and had at least four children. Their daughter, Antonina, married twice, first to my 7GG, Giuseppe Grizzaffi, in 1748, with whom she had Ignazia, my 6GG, and then to my 6GG Vincenzo Salemi, in 1774, with whom she had Don Giuseppe Salemi, my 5GG. Her sister, Giuseppa, married Giovanni Sangiorgi, the son of my 6GG.

Maestro Pietro Nicolosi and Angela Firmatura married in 1713. They have at least five children, including Maestro Giuseppe.

Bernardo Bentivegna and Maria Cammarata married in 1728. Their daughter, Caterina, named after her paternal grandmother, is born soon after, based on her reported age in the 1807 stato delle anime. Caterina marries Giuseppe Nicolosi in 1755.

8th Great Grandparents (1636-1728)

From 1479, when the kingdoms of Aragon and Castile joined, Sicily was ruled by the kings of Spain. The island suffered a ferocious outbreak of the Black Death in 1656. In 1667, Brother Filippo Latino, a Capuchin monk who would later be called San Bernardo of Corleone, died in Palermo. In 1669 and 1693, were two of the greatest natural disasters to strike Sicily in millennia. Etna erupted on 11 March 1669, the lava destroying at least ten villages. Twenty-four years later, catastrophic earthquakes destroyed forty Sicilian towns, on 9 and 11 January 1693.

Vito lo Cascio and Antonina la Rosa married in 1676. They had at least three children, including Gioachino, my 7GG.

Natale Fruija and Anna Cardella (b. est. 1660 and d. bef. 1715) married in 1680. They have at least three children, including Giovanna, my 7GG. Giovanna married five times, the first time in 1699, only nineteen years after her parents married. Giovanna married for the second time to my 7th-great grandfather, Gioachino lo Cascio.

Antonino (b. ~1663) and Antonia Colletto, parents of Stefano

Leoluca la Sala (b. est. 1658 and d. bef 1728) and Angela Mannina married in 1678. They had at least five children, including Maria, who married Stefano Colletto in 1703.

Giuseppe Todaro (b. ~1677 and d. bef. 1717) and his wife, Castrenza, had at least two children: Antonio and Angela married sister and brother Vincenza and Giuseppe di Filippo on the same day in 1717.

Giovanni di Filippo and Filippa Spinnata married in 1696. They had at least four children including Vincenza, my seventh-great grandmother, who married Antonio Todaro in 1717.

Filippo Russo and his wife, Angela, parents of Giovanni.

Francesco Cavallaro and Antonina la Terrusa married in 1707. Their daughter, also named Antonina, married Giovanni Russo twenty years later, in 1727.

Leoluca Oliveri and Vincenza Abbati married in 1673. They had at least two children, sons who married sisters. My 7GG, Giovanni, married Antonina lo Bello.

Gioachino lo Bello and Salvatrice Governali married in 1677. They are the parents of at least three children: their daughter, Antonina, who married Giovanni Oliveri in 1715, is my 7GG. Four years later, Gioachino and Salvatrice's daughter, Orsola, married Giovanni Oliveri's brother, Paolo. They also have a son, Marco, named after his paternal grandfather, who marries in 1722.

Antonino Gariffo and his wife, Giovanna, are both my 8th and 9th great-grandparents. They had at least three children: Leoluca (b. est. 1697) is my 7GG, married to Cira Cutrera. His sister, Antonia (b. est. 1678), is my 8GG, married to Giovanni Ciravolo.

Giuseppe Cutrara (their last name is later spelled "Cutrera") (c. 1663) and Mattea Grimaldi married in 1693. Their daughter, Cira, married Leoluca Gariffo married in 1717.

Leoluca Guadagna (also spelled "Guadagnia" and "Gundagna"), and Paola Milicca married in 1669. They are the parents of at least four children, including Pietro, my 7GG.

Vincenzo Cavallaro and his wife, Rosa, parents of Maria. Maria Cavallaro married Pietro Guadagna in 1703.

Vincenzo Mondello and Maddalena Finocchio married in 1684. Maddalena was married once before, in 1681. She and Vincenzo are the parents of Antonino.

Gioachino and Maria Sanfilippo, parents of Giovanna. Giovanna married twice, first to Gaspare Cimino, the son of my 8GG Tommaso, in 1711. She married my 7GG Antonino Mondello in 1722. Giovanna and Antonino's daughter, Carmela, is my 6GG.

Domenico Ligotino and Antonia d'Alicata married in 1678. They have at least three children, including my 7GG, Salvatore.

Leoluca Piranio and Nunzia Bruno married in 1692 and had at least two children. Their daughter, Susanna, married Salvatore Ligotino in 1719.

Antonio Gagliano and Leonarda Pipia married in 1692. They are the parents of Giuseppe.

Giuseppe Madunia (later spelled "Madonia") and Anna, parents of Giovanna, who married Giuseppe Gagliano in 1716.

Domenico Puccio and Antonina lo Cairo married in 1662 and had at least four children. Nicolo' married Teresa Mosca in 1716. They are both my 7GG and 8GG. Leonardo married Anna Bavuso in 1718. They are my 7GG, as well.

Mercurio Bavuso (est. 1679-1722) and Filippa Ferraro married in 1699. They had at least three children, including Anna, who married Leonardo Puccio. Filippa remarried in 1726. Another of her children with Mercurio married his stepsister the following year.

Innocenzo Pomilla (or "Pumilla") and his wife, Susanna, are the parents of Giuseppe

Francesco Trumbatore, son of Silvestre and Antonina, and Antonia Gallarella, daughter of Antonino and Orsola, married in 1694. They are my 8th-great grandparents twice: through their daughter, Maddalena, who married Giuseppe Pomilla in 1739, and through their son, Onofrio. Onofrio married twice, first in 1728, and then to my 7GG, Rosalia Catalinotto.

There are two men named Pietro Mannina in this generation of my direct ancestors. Their relation to one another is not yet known. Pietro Mannina (b. est. 1653) and Gioachina Biscuso married in 1673 and had at least four children, including Giovanni, my 7GG, who is named after his paternal grandfather. Giovanni married twice, first to Teresa Sangiorgi, in 1708. He remarried in 1714 to my 7GG, Anna Sciortino. The other Pietro Mannina, above, is married to Diega Cortimiglia.

Giovanni Sciortino (b. ~1674) and Mattea Russo married in 1689. They have at least two children, including my 7GG, Anna.

Giovanni Giunta (b. ~1688 and d. bef. 1729) and Francesca Ruvalo married in 1697. They are the parents of Michaelangelo.

Salvatore Papania (b. ~1674 and d. bef. 1727) and Caterina Maringo married in 1694 and had at least one child, Innocenza, who is my 7GG. Caterina remarried in 1727. Innocenza married Michaelangelo Giunta in 1729. Salvatore's brother, Giuseppe, has a daughter, Anna, who is also my 7GG, married to Paolo Ciravolo.

Pietro Scimonetto (b. ~1677 and d. bef. 1717) (also spelled "Simonetti") and Laura d'Anna are the parents of Antonio. Two months before Antonino's wedding, his mother remarried, to Francesco Valensisi, of unknown relation to Caterina.

Giuseppe Valensisi and Orsola Vintaloro married in 1684 and had at least five children, including Caterina, who married Antonio Simonetti in 1717

Vincenzo Pipia and Caterina di Chiazza, who married in 1669, are the parents of at least four children who married, including Calogero

Castrenze Salemi and his wife, Angela, are the parents of Anna, who married Calogero Pipia in 1719.

Grizzaffi, parents of Leonardo

Domenico Rizzo and his wife, Laura, parents of Giuseppa, who married Leonardo Grizzaffi, a widower, in 1697.

Giuseppe Vecchio (b. est. 1657) and his wife, Sigismonda, parents of Giovanni Vecchio

Maestro Arcangelo Guardabascio (b. est. 1657) and his wife, Elisabetta, parents of Antonina. She married Giovanni Vecchio in 1697.

Leoluca Sangiorgi and his wife, Antonina, parents of Giuseppe

Gioachino lo Munti (or la Monte) and his wife, Giovanna, parents of Filippa. Filippa married Giuseppe Sangiorgi in 1683.

La Miata, parents of Giovanni, who is also known as "Costa di Lebro."

(unknown)

Salvatore Puccio, alias Gargano, and his wife Francesca, parents of Leoluca

Maestro Giuseppe Ardizzuni (later spelled "Ardizzano") and his wife Melchiora. Their daughter Caterina married Leoluca Puccio in 1688.

Giuseppe Mannina and his wife, Rosalia, parents of Pietro.

Giuseppe Cortimiglia and his wife, Rosalia, parents of Diega. Diega married Pietro Mannina in 1685.

Maestro Antonino Briganti and his wife, Caterina, are the parents of Gaspare.

Placido la Rosa and his wife, Antonina, are the parents of Vincenza, who married Gaspare Briganti in 1693.

Tommaso Cimino (est. b. 1651) married at least twice, first to Paola Fruja in 1671. They had at least four children. Gaspare married Giovanna Sanfilippo, my 7GG, in 1711. After Gaspare died, Giovanna married my 7GG Antonino Mondello, in 1722. Tommaso married his second wife, Margherita Vintaloro, in 1686. They had at least two children: Pietro, my 7GG, and Filippa, my 8GG, who married Giuseppe Papania in 1705. Giuseppe's brother, Salvatore, is also my 8GG: their daughters, Anna and Innocenza, are both my direct ancestors.

Tommaso Cappuleri married at least four times, first to Rosa Fruja (b. ~1674 and d. bef. 1710) in 1694, the year I estimate their daughter, Sigismonda, is born. She married Pietro Cimino eighteen years later, in 1712.

Domenico Quaglino (b. ~1664 and d. bef 1729) married at least twice, first to Agata Salemi. Domenico and his second wife, Arcangela Stilla, married in 1687. They are the parents of Antonino, my 7GG.

Pietro Valenza, or "di Valenza," and his wife, Filippa, parents of Antonia. Antonia married at least twice, first to Maestro Antonino Quaglino, in 1729.

Giovanni Ciravolo (or "Ciraulo") and Antonia Gariffo, my 8GG, married in 1698. They had at least six children, including Paolo, my 7GG. Antonia's brother, Leoluca, is also my 7GG, married to Cira Cutrera.

Giuseppe Papania (brother of Salvatore, mentioned above) and Filippa Cimino had at least two children, including Anna, who married Paolo Ciravolo in 1734.

Maestro Angelo Castro and Domenica Nicolosi married in 1665. They are the parents of Domenico

Antonino Billitti and his wife, Caterina, parents of Arcangela, who married Domenico Castro in 1704.

Francesco di Messina (b. ~1676) and his wife, Rosa, parents of Giuseppe

Giovanni Mancuso and Giovanna Ciravolo married in 1682. They are the parents of Salvatrice, who married Giuseppe di Messina in 1716. Giovanni's brother, Domenico, and Giovanna's sister, Brigitta, are each also my 8GG.

Gioachino Ferreri (or "Ferraro") and his wife Anna, from Prizzi, had at least three children who married in Corleone. Two of their children, Maestro Giuseppe and Giovanna, are both my 8GG. Giovanna married Domenico Mancuso in 1700.

Maestro Constantino Cammarata and his wife, Caterina, parents of Epifania, who married Maestro Giuseppe Ferreri in 1719.

Leonardo Colletto and his wife, Giovanna, parents of Mariano

Giuseppe la Vara and his wife, Antonia, parents of Anna. Anna la Vara married Mariano Colletto in 1697.

Paolo Pomara (at this time, the surname is more commonly spelled "Pumara") and his wife, Biagia, had at least two children, including Filippo

Bernardo lo Cairo and his wife, Rosalia, parents of Francesca, who married Filippo Pumara in 1699.

Mercurio di Puma and Francesca Saltaformaggio ("Santafrumaggi") married in 1697 and had at least four children, including, Arcangelo (b. ~1705). Arcangelo married twice. He married his second wife, Margherita Sciacchitano, in 1735.

Giuseppe Sciacchitano married Caterina Lanza in 1703. They had at least two children, including Margherita, who married Arcangelo di Puma in 1735.

Giuseppe Catalinotto (also spelled "Catalanotto") and his wife, Antonina are the parents of Rosalia. Rosalia, my 7GG, was the second wife of Francesco Trumbatore: they married in 1747. Francesco's sister, Maddalena, is also my 7GG.


Surdano, of Monreale

(unknown, of Monreale)

di Fabrizio, of Monreale

(unknown, of Monreale)

Velardo, of Monreale

(unknown, of Monreale)

di Matteo, of Monreale

(unknown, of Monreale)

Leonardo Maniscalco and Filippa Frisella married in 1669 and had at least three children, including Michaele (b. 13 Nov 1673), my 7GG.

Onofrio Marotta and his wife, Anna (b. ~1655), parents of Gioachina. She married Michaele Maniscalco in 1695.

Maestro Girolamo Famularo (b. ~1696) and his wife, Ninfa, parents of Maestro Giuseppe.

Francesco Rasillo (or "Rasizzo") (b. est. 1676) and his wife, Girolama, parents of Maria. Maria married at least twice, first to Maestro Giuseppe Famularo in 1716. She remarried in 1747 to Giuseppe Crapa.

Andrea Palazzo and his wife, Caterina, parents of Vincenzo

Maestro Giuseppe Ferreri married at least twice, first to Gioachina, whose surname is not yet known. He remarried, to Epifania Cammarata in 1719. Their daughter, Anna Maria, married Vincenzo Palazzo in 1737.

Giuseppe Grizzaffi and Antonia Triolo married in 1700. They had at least one child, also called Giuseppe, my 7th-great grandfather. He married Antonina Puccio in 1748.

Giovanni Mosca and his wife, Giovanna, parents of Teresa, who married Nicolo' Puccio in 1716. Their daughter, Antonina, is both my sixth- and seventh-great grandmother, through her two husbands: first Giuseppe Grizzaffi, in 1748, then Vincenzo Salemi in 1774. Nicolo's brother, Leonardo, is also my 7th-great grandfather.

Cinquemani, in Chiusa Sclafani

(unknown, in Chiusa Sclafani)

Piazza, in Chiusa Sclafani

(unknown, in Chiusa Sclafani)

Buscarino, in Chiusa Sclafani

(unknown, in Chiusa Sclafani)

Amagella, in Chiusa Sclafani

(unknown, in Chiusa Sclafani)

Lalla (aka L'Ala), from Raffadali

Lo Curto, from Raffadali

Giovanni Battista lo Curto and his wife, Brigitta Ciancimino, married in 1681. They had at least five children, including Maestro Giuseppe

Orlando, parents of Anna Maria. Anna Maria married at least twice. The record of her first marriage, which would give her parents' names, has not yet been found. She married Maestro Giuseppe lo Curto in 1719.

Santoro

(unknown)

Levantini

(unknown)

Paparcuri

(unknown)

(unknown)

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Sabbatino

(unknown)

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Lorenzo di Napoli and Giuseppa Maida married in 1682. They are the parents of Pietro.

Girolamo d'Ira and his wife, Filippa, parents of Anna, who married Pietro di Napoli in 1716.

Giovanni Badulato and his wife, Vincenza, are the parents of Giovanni.

Pasquale Paternostro and his wife, Sigismonda, are the parents of Caterina, who married Giovanni Badulato, the younger, in 1712.

Maestro Vito d'Amari and his wife Veneria, of Bisacquino, parents of Maestro Francesco.

Pietro Manzella and his wife Grazia, of Bisacquino, parents of Maria, who married Francesco d'Amari in 1725.

Ignacio Milone (often spelled "Muluni") and Anna di Chiazza married in 1697. They have at least three children, including Maestro Gioachino

Domenico Mancuso and Giovanna Ferreri married in 1700. They are the parents of Anna Maria, who married Maestro Gioachino Milone in 1731. Giovanna's brother, Maestro Giuseppe Ferreri, is also my 8GG.

Maestro Giovanni Canali and his wife, Maria lo Curto, married in 1703 and had at least two children, including Maestro Francesco, my 7GG, before Maria remarried in 1711.

Parents of Francesca Provenzano, my 7GG, who is married to Maestro Francesco Canali.

Domenico Fruja (also spelled "Fruija", "Friia", and "Frija") and Rosa Terregrossa married in 1680 and had at least two children, including Mariano

Maestro Giovanni Madunia (later, usually "Madonia") and his wife, Giovanna, parents of Caterina. Caterina married Mariano Fruja in 1714.

Cutrono, parents of Domenico, from Prizzi

(unknown)

Maestro Antonino Nicolosi (b. ~1662) and his wife, Maria, parents of Francesco, who also becomes a maestro, though he is not yet one when he marries Vita Rizzo, from Ciminna, in 1707.

Giovanni Rizzo and his wife Giovanna, from Ciminna, parents of Vita.

Gioachino Salemi (b. ~1671) and his wife, Pietra, have at least two children, including Antonino.

Onofrio Di Leonardo (b. ~1671) and his wife, Angela, are the parents of Anna, who married Antonino Salemi in 1711.

Maestro Mariano Nicolosi and Sigismonda Billingeri married in 1688. They had at least three children, including Maestro Pietro.

Vincenzo Firmatura and Giacinta, parents of Angela. Angela married Maestro Pietro Nicolosi in 1713.

Antonino Bentivegna and Caterina Gandolfo married in 1690. They have at least one child, Bernardo

Domenico Cammarata married twice, first to Brigitta Ciraulo, my 8GG. They had at least four children together. Their son, Serafino, married Rosalia Puccio, daughter of my 7GG Leoluca and Caterina Puccio, in 1723. Their daughter Maria, who married Bernardo Bentivegna in 1728, is my 7GG.


9th Great Grandparents (1636-1702)

Salvatore lo Cascio (b. ~1636 and d. bef. 1676) and his wife, Caterina, parents of Vito.

Giuseppe la Rosa (b. ~1636 and d. bef. 1676). His wife's name is not yet known. Their daughter, Antonina, marries Vito lo Cascio in 1676.

Giovanni Fruja and his wife, Giuseppa, parents of Natale

Mercurio Cardella and his wife, Domenica (b. est. 1640 and d. bef 1680), parents of Anna. Anna marries Natale Fruja in 1680.

Colletto, parents of Antonino (b. ~1663)

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Paolo la Sala (~1638-1678) and his wife, Anna, parents of Leoluca

Francesco Mannina and his wife, Giovanna, parents of Angela. Angela married Leoluca la Sala in 1678.

Todaro, parents of Giuseppe (b. ~1677)

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Gioachino di Filippo and his wife, Antonina, parents of Giovanni (b. ~1676). Giovanni married Filippa Spinnata in 1696.

Giuseppe Spinnata and his wife, Vincenza, are the parents of Filippa (b. ~1676). Because Filippa is called by the last name "Cataudo" in her daughter's marriage record, I believe it is likely that this is the surname of Filippa's mother.

Russo, parents of Filippo (b. ~1687)

(unknown)

Salvatore Cavallaro and his wife, Paola, parents of Francesco

Antonino la Terrusa and his wife, Rosaria (or Rosalia), have at least two children, including Antonina, who married Francesco Cavallaro in 1707.

Vincenzo d'Oliveri and his wife, Antonina, (b. ~1633 and d. bef. 1673) parents of Leoluca (b. ~1653)

Francesco Abbati and his wife, Filippa, parents of Vincenza. She married Leoluca d'Oliveri in 1673.

Marco lo Bello (~1637 and d. bef 1677) and his wife, Vincenza, parents of Gioachino

Antonino Governali (or "Gubernali") and his wife, Anna, parents of Salvatrice, who married Gioachino lo Bello in 1677.

Gariffo, parents of Antonino, who is both my 8GG and 9GG through two of his children, Leoluca, and Antonia. Leoluca Gariffo (b. ~1697) and Cira Cutrera (or "Cutrara"), my 7GG, married in 1717 and had at least three children, including Maria (b. ~1733 and d. bef. 1798), my 6GG, who married Gesualdo Oliveri in 1752. Leoluca's sister, Antonia, married to Giovanni Ciravolo, is my 8GG.

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Filippo Ciravolo (or Ciraulo, later sometimes seen as "Ciavarello") and his wife, Caterina, have at least four children, three of whom are my 8GG: Giovanna, who married Giovanni Mancuso in 1682; Brigitta, who married Domenico Cammarata in 1691; and Giovanni, who married Antonia Gariffo in 1698.

Leoluca Cammarata and his wife, Antonina, parents of Domenico

Antonino Cutrara (their name is later spelled "Cutrera") and his wife, Angela, parents of Giuseppe

Cristoforo Grimaldi and his wife, Biagia, parents of Mattea. She married twice, first to Vincenzo d'Anna in 1683, then to Giuseppe Cutrara (Giuseppe Cutrera) in 1693.

Guadagna

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Antonio Mondello ("Mundello") (b. est. 1644) and his wife, Orsola, parents of Vincenzo

Vincenzo Finocchio and his wife, Laura, parents of Maddalena. Their daughter marries at least twice, first in 1681, to Giovanni di Franco, and in 1684 she remarries to Vincenzo Mondello, my 8GG.

Sanfilippo, parents of Gioachino

(unknown)

Giovanni Ligotino (b. ~1638 and d. bef. 1678) and his wife Onofria are the parents of Domenico (c. 1758).

Giovanni d'Alicata (b. ~1638 and d. bef. 1678) and his wife Rosalia, parents of Antonia, who married Domenico Ligotino in 1678.

Antonio Piranio, also spelled "Praino," and his wife, Girolama, are the parents of Leoluca.

Filippo Bruno and his wife, Vincenza, are the parents of Nunzia. Nunzia married Leoluca Piranio in 1692.

Tommaso Gagliano and his wife, Angela, are the parents of Antonio

Domenico Pipia and his wife, Elena, had at least four children. Their daughter Leonarda and Antonio Gagliano, who married in 1692, are my 8GG. Leonarda's sister, Gioachina, married Giovanni Bavuso, the brother of my 8GG, Mercurio.

Madunia, parents of Giuseppe (later spelled "Madonia")

(unknown)

Francesco Puccio and his wife Domenica, parents of Domenico

Giuseppe lo Cairo and his wife, Giovanna, parents of Antonina, who married three times: first to Giuseppe di Valenza in 1669, then Vincenzo Buccillino in 1673, before marrying my 8GG/9GG, Domenico Puccio.

Francesco Bavuso and his wife Caterina, had at least four children. Mercurio is my 8GG. His brother, Giovanni, married Gioachina Pipia, sister of Leonarda, my 8GG.

Giuseppe Ferraro and his wife Caterina, parents of Filippa, who married Mercurio Bavuso in 1799.

Pumilla (or "Pomilla"), parents of Innocenzo

Silvestre Trumbatore (b. ~1654) and his first known wife, Antonina, had at least two children, including Francesco, my 8GG. This surname is also spelled "Trombaturi" and "Trumbadore." Silvestre remarried in 1692 to Giovanna, who was also a widow.

Antonino Gallarella and his wife, Orsola, parents of Antonia, who married Francesco Trumbatore in 1694.

Giovanni Mannina (b. est. 1633 and d. bef. 1673) and his wife, Caterina (or possibly Castrenza), parents of Pietro (b. ~1668)

Domenico Biscuso and his wife, Giuseppa, parents of Gioachina, who married Pietro Mannina in 1673.

Sciortino, parents of Giovanni

(unknown)

Domenico Giunta and his wife, Caterina, parents of Giovanni

Vincenzo Ruvalo and Felicia Sparacio married in 1666. They are the parents of Francesca, who married Giovanni Giunta in 1697.

Giuseppe Papania and his wife, Anna had at least three children. Their sons Salvatore and Giuseppe are both my 8GG. Salvatore married Caterina Maringo in 1694 and Giuseppe married Filippa Cimino in 1705.

Andrea Maringo and his wife, Antonina, parents of Caterina, who married Salvatore Papania in 1694.

Nicolo' Scimonetto and his wife, Filippa, parents of Pietro Scimonetto (b. ~1677)

Giovanni D'Anna and his wife Constanza, parents of Laura. Laura married at least twice, first to Pietro Scimonetto, in 1696.

Giovanni Valensisi and his wife, Maria, parents of Giuseppe

Antonino Vintaloro and his wife, Caterina, parents of Orsola, who married Giuseppe Valensisi in 1684.

Pipia, parents of Vincenzo

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Salemi, parents of Castrenze

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Grizzaffi, parents of Giuseppe

(unknown)

Rizzo, parents of Domenico

(unknown)

Vecchio

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Sangiorgi

(unknown)

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La Miata

(unknown)

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Puccio, parents of Salvatore Puccio alias Gargano

(unknown)

Ardizzuni, parents of Maestro Giuseppe

(unknown)

Mannina

(unknown)

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Briganti, parents of Maestro Antonino

(unknown)

La Rosa, parents of Placido

(unknown)

Antonino Cimino and his wife, Filippa, parents of Tommaso. Tommaso married twice, first to Paola Fruja, in 1671. He remarried, to Margherita Vintaloro, in 1686.

Luca Vintaloro and his wife, Caterina, parents of Margherita

Domenico Cuppuleri and his wife, Sigismonda, parents of Tommaso

Isidore Fruja and his wife, Vincenza, parents of Rosa (b. ~1674), who married Tommaso in 1694.

Giuseppe Quaglino and his wife, Anna, had at least two children, including Domenico

Antonino Stilla and his wife, Maria, parents of Arcangela. She marries twice, first in 1683 to Simone Mazzala, and then in 1687 to Domenico Quaglino.

Valenza, parents of Pietro

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Giuseppe Castro and his wife, Giuseppa, parents of Angelo (b. 1636). Angelo married twice, first to Caterina, whose surname is not yet known. He remarried in 1665 to Domenica Nicolosi.

Giuseppe Nicolosi and his wife, Girolama, parents of Domenica. Domenica married Maestro Angelo Castro in 1665.

Billitti, parents of Antonino

(unknown)

Di Messina, parents of Francesco

(unknown)

Filippo Mancuso and his wife, Filippa, had at least two sons, Giovanni and Domenico, who are both my 8GG. Giovanni married Giovanna Ciravolo in 1682. Domenico married Giovanna Ferreri in 1700. Giovanna's brother, Maestro Giuseppe, is also one of my 8GG.


Colletto (or "Colletti"), parents of Leonardo

(unknown)

La Vara, parents of Giuseppe

(unknown)

Pumara (or "Pomara"), parents of Paolo

(unknown)

Lo Cairo, parents of Bernardo

(unknown)

Stefano Di Puma and his wife, Girolama, parents of Mercurio

Giuseppe Saltaformaggio ("Santafrumaggi") and his wife, Rosa, parents of Francesca, who married Mercurio di Puma in 1697.

Domenico Sciacchitano and his wife, Sicilia, parents of Giuseppe

Vito Lanza and his wife, Giuseppa, parents of Caterina, who married Giuseppe Sciacchitano in 1703.

Catalinotto, parents of Giuseppe

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Surdano, of Monreale

(unknown, of Monreale)

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di Fabrizio, of Monreale

(unknown, of Monreale)

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Velardo, of Monreale

(unknown, of Monreale)

(unknown, of Monreale)

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di Matteo, of Monreale

(unknown, of Monreale)

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According to unsourced profiles created by Lissa Jordin, Antonino Maniscalco and Giovanna Liani are the parents of Leonardo. Leonardo marries at least twice, first to Vincenza Cavallo in 1663. He remarries, to my 9GG Filippa Frisella in 1669.

From the same Wikitreer, we know Filippa's parents were Leoluca Frisella and Ninfa lo Curto.

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Famularo, parents of Maestro Girolamo

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Rasizzo (or "Rasillo"), parents of Francesco

(unknown)

Palazzo, parents of Andrea

Giuseppe Grizzaffi and his wife, Leonarda, parents of Giuseppe

Antonino Triolo and his wife, Francesca, parents of Antonia, who married Giuseppe Grizzaffi in 1700.

Mosca, parents of Giovanni

(unknown)

Cinquemani

(unknown, in Chiusa Sclafani)

Piazza

(unknown, in Chiusa Sclafani)

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Buscarino

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Lalla (or L'Ala or Lala), from Raffadali

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Maestro Andrea lo Curto (b. est. 1641 and d. bef. 1681) and his wife Francesca, parents of Giovanni Battista

Pietro Ciancimino and his wife Giovanna, parents of Brigitta. Brigitta married twice, first to Antonino Paternostro in 1674, and then to my 8GG, Giovanni Battista lo Curto, in 1681.

Orlando

(unknown)

Santoro

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Levantini

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Paparcuri

(unknown, from Palermo)

Sabbatino

(unknown, from Palermo)

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Francesco di Napoli (their surname is later shortened to "Napoli") and his wife, Leonarda, parents of Lorenzo

Maestro Pietro Maida and his wife, Mattea, parents of Giuseppa, who married Lorenzo di Napoli in 1682.

D'Ira, parents of Girolamo

(unknown)

Badulato or Badolato, parents of Giovanni (b. ~1672)

(unknown)

Paternostro, parents of Pasquale

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Parents of Maestro Vito d'Amari, of Bisacquino

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Parents of Pietro Manzella, of Bisacquino

(unknown)

Domenico Milone (this name is also spelled "Mulone" and "Maluni" and b. est. 1645 and d. bef. 1680) and Antonina Lirae married in 1665. They had at least one child, Ignacio.

Antonino di Chiazza and his wife Rosalia, parents of Anna, who married Ignacio Milone in 1697.

Canali, parents of Maestro Giovanni Canali (b. ~1683)

lo Curto (possibly Antonino and Rosalia or Mattea), parents of Maria lo Curto, who married Giovanni Canali in 1703.

Provenzano

(unknown)

Mariano Fruja (b. est. 1640 and d. bef. 1680) and his wife, Melchiora, parents of Domenico. This surname has many spellings, including Fruija, Friia, and Fruia.

Maestro Pietro Terregrossa and his wife, Caterina, parents of Rosalia, who married Domenico Fruja in 1680.

Madunia or Madonia, parents of Maestro Giovanni

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Cutrono

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Nicolosi

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Salemi, parents of Gioachino

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Di Leonardo, parents of Onofrio

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Nicolosi, parents of Maestro Mariano

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Firmatura, parents of Vincenzo

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Giuseppe Bentivegna, alias Garcina, and his wife, Caterina, parents of Antonino

Pietro Gandolfo and his wife, Caterina, parents of Caterina, who married Antonino Bentivegna in 1690.





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On 6 Feb 2016 at 06:34 GMT Sandi Wiggins wrote:

Fantastic labor of love!