An extraordinary stature would have been his already just for the Alcoseba and Trinidad (of Barili) Family Trees that he reconstructed and pioneered doing in Cebu, but Monsignor Cesar Jose Alcoseba also translated the Bible into Visayan. And everyone who has seen those little Visayan novena booklets in religious shops–chances are they were translated or written by Monsignor Dodò. Religious songs too did not escape his genius. Monsignor Alcoseba was born in Barili, however, and could not be included in the Carcaranons page.
For his Alcoseba Family tree (AFT, 1991), the monsignor confined it to his great-grandfather, Carmiano (Bernardo) Alcoseba, as the starting person. Subsequent research has expanded what we know of the family and I think it’s time the family continue what he started and include everyone with available records into the Alcoseba of Carcar Family Tree.
For a start, we have determined who Bernardo Carmiano’s parents were, as well as two siblings of his, Bernabela and Antonio. There are also other lines usually starting with someone named Simon and the first one too may have been a brother of Carmiano or even of Cipriano, Carmiano’s father. Although I have not personally seen the monsignor’s AFT, sequence of Carmiano’s children are based on it per information supplied by a source. Additions to AFT are entries for daughters Maria Bernarda (1831) and Ma. Christina (1833) found in the records. Maria Bernarda, though, had a notation on her baptismal record: Severina. These and other dates are from my own research.
Some years back, someone had been searching for the roots of his ancestor Algandor Alcoseba. At that time, I had not yet gotten to his record but Algandor is Alejandro, married to Juliana Balongoy Gabinete. They are the parents of Moises Alcoseba (born 1887* in Carcar, died 1969 in Hawaii). As they belonged to the branch of Carmiano’s brother Antonio, the names of the three would not be found in the monsignor’s Alcoseba family tree book. So here, Alejandro’s parents were Cosme Alcoseba and Felipa Aleguiojo below.
[1-Mar-2010: A big Casimira Alcoseba-Ambrosio Alesna branch has been in the Alcoseba files, unlinked, but appears in the Alesna Family tree. I missed this Burial record in the microfilms and my instinct to review the volume has been rewarded. Her burial in 2-Aug-1880 showed a Carmela Alcoseba widow of Ambrosio Alesna. She was said to be the daughter of Cipriano and Maria Pancita, our starting couple. I still have to encode the branch here but already think of placing Casimira AKA Carmela between Carmiano and Bernabela by virtue of a daughter, Rafaela, marrying ahead of Bernabela's own children. Monsignor Dodò's Carmiano family tree has now been appended with parents and 3 siblings.
In starting to trace one's family trees through the parish books, Marriages would be the recommended records to look into first. You get two families--plus grandparents in some--already with just one entry. But for individuals who were born before Claveria, where the absence of surnames would make it more demanding to pick them out, I usually favor the post-Claveria and later Burials because in the entries there, not only are they now identified by their surnames, but the person's parents are as a rule also included. Many of the links in my files were established this way and that certainly was the case here.]
[20-Dec-2010] The huge block of Alcoseba under either a single Simon or several Simons remains untied to this main reconstruction in my Alcoseba file. The biggest stumbling block is there is a Simon Alcoseba married to a Pia Manuela (an obvious pre-Claveria name), another Simon married to a Feliciana Maria, a third Simon married to a Feliciana Alcuires, a fourth married to a Feliciana Aldo, and a fifth (maybe a younger generation Simon) married to Teodora Gutierrez. If the first four Simon were the same person, he would have a total six children found in my file.
From their timelines, whatever Simon appears to be a sibling of Carmiano, Casimira, Bernabela and Antonio, and thus a son of first couple Agustin Cipriano and Catalina Panchita.
[22-Dec-2010] A record may have unlocked the mystery about the many Simons. But it is intricate. An 1893 burial record of a Francisca Alcoseba showed her parents to be Ciriaco and Dionisia Aleson, and grandparents as Simon-Pia. But Ciriaco is under my Simon-Feliciana Aldo line. And my Pia line had only Salvadora, Romana and Gregoria as her children. Ciriaco-Dionisia’s descendants touches on some Nadela branches of Carcar.
Meanwhile in that same burial record, Dionisia Aleson is said to be the daughter of Justiniano-Josefa. In my line for Francisco Justiniano-Ma. Estipa in the Aleson file, Dionisia had a sister Lucia, married to Macario Alcoseba (a relationship borne only by the burial record of Lucia).
Well, like I said, intricate: Macario Alcoseba belongs to my Simon Alcoseba-Feliciana Alcuires file! And it says there his wife was Lucia Aleson, daughter of Fustiano Aleson-Estefa Gelleganca.
Although Justiniano may look a different name from Fustiano, and Josefa from Estipa or Estefa, but there is such a thing as “sounds-like”. Anyway, sometime back I’d already grouped these various Simon lines together as one happy family, with the promise of that eventuality. The different Felicianas and Pia looked too minor as discrepancies. Here’s hoping another record would clinch it really for the Simon line. But we’ll still have to await still another record needed to show Simon as a son (or a brother) of Agustin Cipriano and Catalina Panchita. And, of course, whether Feliciana is an Alcuiris or an Aldo. Meanwhile, I’m intrigued why the name Pia Manuela ever cropped up.
the 2010 Voters list for Carcar, there are 135 voters surnamed Alcoseba, the 56th most numerous surname in the list.
* research says 1889
Cipriano Alcoseba ( – 1860) pDn: Augustin Cipriano
=Catalina Panchita ( – bef. Oct-1860)
–Carmiano Alcoseba ( -1873) pDn: Bernardo Carmiano
–=(1816) Marienela Alcuiris ( -1857) pDn: Ma. Maricuyla
—-Benito Alcoseba ( -1895) pDn: Benito Ybañes (1833 marr.)
=(1833) Ma. Cornelia**(calc. 1818-
=1) Maria Alentado ( -1864)
=2(1869) Justa Baquilta ( -1908)
—-Placido Alcoseba (1818-1905) pDn: Placido Navarro (bapt)
=1(1842) Silveria Navarro ( ) pDn: Ma. Silvestra
—-Eusebio Alcoseba (1827-1895) pDn: Eusebio Cordoba (bapt)
=Cecilia Navarro Barcelona (1829- ) pDn: Ma. Basilia
—-Gregoria Alcoseba (1820-1902) pDn: Ma. Gregoria
=(1846) Vicente Alejado (1819- ) pDn: Vicente Mercado (bapt.) Vicente Dias; AKA Inocentes
—-Lucas Antonio (1822-1823) pDn: Lucas Antonio (bapt.)
—-Apolonia Alcoseba (1824-1881) pDn: Ma Polonia (bapt.)
=(1842) Gregorio Dayagro (1821- ) pDn: Gregorio Santiago (bapt.)
—-Severina Alcoseba (1831-1888) Maria Bernarda (bapt, with notation as Severina)
=(1861) Lucio Alcorisa Alcordo (1834-1902) pDn: Juan Lucio (bapt.)
—-Ma. Catalina (1826-1826)
—-Ma. Christina (1833- ) pDn: Ma. Christina (bapt)
—-Ana Alcoseba (1834- ) pDn: Ma. Ana (bapt)
=Nazareno Aldemita ( -1881)
**[25-Feb-2011) In the 1833 Marriage record, Benito Ybañez, 19, was said to be the son of Carmiano Bernardo and Ma. Cornelia [sic]. His bride, Ma. Cornelia, 15, was the daughter of Francisco Valeriano (dec.) and Ma. Princissa. In the AFT, however, Benito’s first wife Maria Alentado was a daughter of Leon Alentado and Ma. Florencia.
–Casimira Alcoseba ( -1880) AKA Carmela (burial)
—-Rafaela Alesna ( -1888) pDn: Ma. Rafaela (marr.)
=(1842) Cesareo Alvarado Ybañez ( ) pDn: Cesario Ybañez (marr.)
—-Maria Mariana (1827- ) pDn: Maria Mariana (bapt)
—-Mateo Alesna (1830-1885) pDn: Timoteo Ybañes (bapt)
=Macaria Barrabas ( -1884)
—-Sotera Alesna (1832- ) pDn: Sotera Ma. (bapt)
=(1854) Ynocentes Cuison Alcoy ( ) AKA Vicente
—-Meletona Alesna (1837-1896) pDn: Petrona Prisca (bapt)
—-Eduardo Alesna (1838-1892) pDn: Fausto Eduardo (bapt)
=Luisa Dayagro Enanoria (1839- ) pDn: Luisa Nepomucena (bapt)
—-Bartolo Alesna ( ) AKA Bartolome
=Liceria Barcenas Aldocente
—-Maximo Alesna ( -1893)
–Bernabela Alcoseba ( -1889) pDn: Ma. Gabriela
–=Marcelo Alvarado Ybañez ( -1864) pDn: Marcelo Ybañez
—-Ma. Potenciana (1827- ) pDn: Ma. Potenciana (bapt)
—-Laurencio/Lorenzo Ybañez (1830-1898) pDn: Laurencio Nepomuceno (bapt)
=(1868) Eduarda Navarro Alfafara (1849- ) pDn: Eduarda Ma. (bapt)
—-Gregorio Ybañez (1833- ) pDn: Gregorio Francisco (bapt)
=Rufina Alejado Barellano
—-Patricia Ybañez (1840- ) pDn: Patricia Josefa (bapt)
=(1860) Mamerto Alesna Alcos
–Antonio Alcoseba (calc. 1815-1879) pDn: Antonio Gabriel (in Marriage) cabeza 1850s
–=(1837) Marcela Paraz (1814-1896) pDn: Marcela Candelaria (in Bapt and Marriage)
(see one generation lower for Antonio Alcoseba-Marcela Paraz in Paraz family tree page)
—-Eugenia Alcoseba (1844-1907) pDn: Gertrudes Eugenia (bapt)
=Facundo Aler Aleguiojo
—-Cosme Alcoseba ( -1898) cabeza ca. 1884
=Felipa Aler Aleguiojo
—-Benigna Alcoseba ( -1854)
—-Graciano Alcoseba ( -1855)
—-Rosa Alcoseba (1850-1901)
=Domingo Camelote Barcelo (ca. 1850 to 51- ) cabeza ca. 1880s
Simon branch (tentative: if brother, probably older or next to Carmiano):
–Simon Santiago ( -1845) pDn: Francisco Simon / Simon Santiago
–=Feliciana Alcuiris ( ) pDn: Ma. Feliciana, Pia Manuela; AKA Feliciana Aldo
—-Valentin Alcoseba (1815-1883) pDn: Mariano Balinten (Bapt.)
—-=1) Estefa Aldemeta
—-=2) Eulogia Oarquiaz ( -1895) vda of Valentin in her Burial record
—-Salvadora Alcoseba (calc. 1818-1897) pDn: Ma. Salvadora (marr.)
—-=(1837) Manuel Francisco ( ) pDn: Manuel de la Cruz (12 years of age in Marriage record)
—-Macario Alcoseba ( -1892)
—-= Lucia Gelleganca (Gellecanea?) Aleson ( -1880)
—-Ciriaco Alcoseba ( -1869)
—-= Dionisia Aleson ( -1900) AKA Dominga
—-Gregoria Alcoseba (1827-1895) pDn: Mariana Gregoria (bapt.)
—-= Pedro Aleson ( -1884)
—-Romana Alcoseba (1829-1898) pDn: Maria Romana (bapt.)
—-= Gregorio Camoro Gellecania ( -1901)
(see also Alcoseba notes)
(reconstruction of family and page going on)