Sunday, August 19, 2007

The Sanchez Sisters

I came across this story about Sanchez women in the Civil War. This story may be a little off the topic since these sisters are descendants of Francisco Xavier Sanchez' brother, Jose Sanchez de Ortigosa.

The story has a few errors, but Lola Sanchez is known as a Confederate spy. []

My notes give their father's name as Mauricio del Carmen Sanchez (AKA: Maurice Sanchez) born in St. Augustine in 1799, and their mother as Maria Marquilla Oliveros. Their brother Manuel R. Sanchez served in the Confederate Army wounded, captured twice and received a Confederate pension. Many of these people are buried at St. Ambrose's Cemetery in Elkton, FL.

Does anyone have more Sanchez Stories to tell?

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