My wife and I just returned from a trip to San Elizario & Ysleta, TX. On the way, we stopped in Morenci, AZ.. where my mother was born. Incidentally, we were bringing my mother's remains to be buried in an old family plot ... San Elizario Cemetery. She passed away January 16, 2004 three months shy of 97th birthday. She was married to Miguel Tapia Ortiz. At the Morenci Court House I obtained valuable family documents such as marriage records and allowed to use my digital camera. While in the area, we visited descendents of the Rodela family ..... people I had contacted through a family search on the Internet. It was indeed a fruitful trip meeting new found primos. While in San Elizario, I met a g.g. grandson of Alejandra Ortiz who happens to be Juliana Ortiz's sister.
Coming back to your family, let me clarify a few things. Homogono Lucero Rodela married Juliana Carvajal Ortiz. Miguel Ortiz was not Juliana's half brother, he was her SON, half brother to Anna Ortiz Rodela, your great grandmother. Anna Ortiz Rodela was b. 8-14-1892 married 8-18-1909 to Romualdo Zambrano, b. 2-8-1873. Omogono was Miguel Ortiz's stepfather. Miguel didn't go to Morenci, he lived in Ysleta his whole life. It was Alejandro and Anastacio who did.
Juliana Carvajal Ortiz was my G-G-grandmother. Her son, Miguel Ortiz married Maria del Camen Rodela Tapia, daughter of Tomasa Perez Rodela who married Francisco Jose Madrid Tapia. Tomasa was the half sister to Omogono Lucero Rodela. My father's name was Miguel Tapia Ortiz who married my mother, Eugenia Parra Carbajal.
Sylvia, I believe we are related. I have quite a few family names in my tree. How much information do you have on the Rodela/Ortiz/Carbajal families? Can you give me any input? My tree dates back to the 1700's.
Your newest primo,
Miguel Carbajal Ortiz
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