Sunday, August 19, 2007

Don Sixto Barrios (Part III)

While the page from Miguel Angel Garcia's Diccionario does not provide a direct link to Don Sixto Barrios to Dr. Sixto Barrios (my great-grandfather), there are indirect clues.
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First, Don Sixto was murdered at his hacienda, Managua, the Sesori district of San Miguel, El Salvador in 1869. Dr. Sixto Barrios was born three years later on the same estate.
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Second, the flowery eulogy to Don Sixto was written to his son, Abel, who also lived at the above-mentioned hacienda. Abel Barrios was named as the father of Dr. Sixto Barrios in his write-up.
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Given that there was probably not two Abel Barrios of similar age living at the hacienda at the time, and that Dr. Sixto Barrios was probably named for Don Sixto, I am currently working on the assumption that Don Sixto was Dr. Sixto Barrios' grandfather. I will continue to try to prove this connection, and will post any findings when I get them.
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Also, to stop any confusion between the two Sixto Barrios, I will list their birth year next to their name. Hence, Don Sixto Barrios (1822) is grandfather to Dr. Sixto Barrios (1872).

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