This is our family tree, going back quite a few generations. There are still some gaps that may never be found, such as who Dad’s father was. The arrows at the far right indicate that there are more ancestors, just not visible until the arrow is clicked. Pretty awesome that most of our ancestors came from the same mountain community of El Rincón
This tree I named the Perez Rios tree. Pompozo Perez married Eulogia Rios, Dad’s niece, and that is how we became related to the large Perez family living in the Inland Empire. We used to visit Gumesindo Perez, Dad’s cousin, when we were all kids. But our ties to the Perez go back around 200 years when both families were living in Hacienda de Bocas and Rancho de Bocas, San Luis Potosi. They then moved around the mid 1800’s to Mezquitic de Carmona, San Luis Potosi and saw baptisms and marriages there. Early 1900’s some of the families began moving and settling in Colton, CA
This is family tree for Tia Juanita, whose family was mainly from Cerro Grande near El Rincón.
This tree is Tia Paula’s family. Her family is mainly from El Rincón but also has ties to rancho Lagunillas f orm a non-related branch of Castillos there and Paso Blanco through the Nieto clan
And lastly, the family tree for Tia Teresa, from Wisconsin, Tio Teofilo’s wife
I have found that families married other close families, and sometimes married other relatives. A lot of the ranchos were populated by the same families so you has to meet someone at a fiesta from another rancho that was not a relative. Even though the ranchos weren’t super close to each other, it looks like everyone knew each other and that had a lot to do with close marriages between families.