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Francisco Moreno

Male 1792 - 1883  (90 years)


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  • Name Francisco Moreno 
    Born 25 Nov 1792  Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Possessions 7 Sep 1835  Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1860  Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 1870  Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 19 Nov 1883  Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried St. Michael's Cemetery, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Moreno, don Francisco
    Moreno, don Francisco
    Moreno, don Francisco
    Moreno, don Francisco
    Notes 
    • OBITUARIES OF DON FRANCISCO MORENO

    • Source: Pensacola Commercial, Wednesday, November 21, 1883, Vol. 2, No. 81

      Departed this life, at his residence, in this city, at 6 o'clock p.m., November 19th, Francisco Moreno, a citizen and resident here for the last ninety years.

      MR. MORENO was a fine type-both physically and mentally-of the old time Castilian gentleman. Alert, polite, cordial, and shrewd: His sterling integrity and honesty was never called in question, and his desire to have what was honestly his was always connected with an equal desire to render to others their just dues to the uttermost farthing. He lived his whole life honored and respected, and was, while in the prime of life, one of the foremost business men of the city, and for a considerable period the Spanish consul at this port. Mr. Moreno was an active participator in stirring historical events, and has seen Pensacola in the hands and under the control of many and diverse peoples. The flags of Spain, England, Frances, the United States and Confederate States have, in his time, repeatedly chased each other up and down the flag staff on the Plaza, and if he each time took the oath that probably was demanded on each change, he must have sworn allegiance to different powers more than half a dozen times.

      One by one the land-marks and land-markers of the past are taken away. Francisco Moreno's memory went back to the time when there were no railroads, no steamboats, no telegraph or telephone. He lived to see the net-work of wires and railroad tracks on the streets of the city, and his funeral cortege was passed by the cars of the street railroad just completed, while the carriages drove over the buried gas pipes so soon to be put in operation. His life is a leaf pregnant with lessons to the young and rising generation. Industry, economy, probity, and purity of life, and the absence of excessive and intemperate indulgence, not only lengthened out his years, but gave to his old age the quietness and peace that are so much coveted in our declining years.

      He had at his death thirteen children and sixty-seven grand-children living, most of them residents of this city, and many of them among our most active, enterprising and respected business and professional men, among whom we note our distinguished and talented State Senator, S. R. Mallory, and Mr. T. M. Scarritt, county superintendent of public schools and the local editor of the Advance Gazette.

      Mr. Moreno was buried in St. Michael's Cemetery, and his funeral was largely attended. Like a shock of corn fully ripe-like the mellow apple that drops from its stem, he was gathered to his fathers. There is scarcely room for sorrow, and the bereavement of those most closely related, and who cared for him, is softened by the fact that his appointed time on earth far exceeded the life of ordinary men. Hale, hearty, genial old gentleman, fare thee well!

    • Source: New Orleans Times-Democrat, undated clipping. (Francisco Moreno was born in Pensacola and not Spain or New Orleans.)

      Don Francisco Moreno, whose death in Pensacola on Monday evening last was reported in our special telegrams of yesterday, was one of the oldest and most respected residents of the State of Florida. A native of Spain, of high birth, he came to this country at an early age, and has ever since resided in the city of his adoption where he married and reared a large family, and where he has continuously for more than half a century officially represented the Spanish Government. The deceased leaves a number of children, grand-children, and great-grandchildren. His oldest daughter was the wife of the late Hon. Stephen R. Mallory, Secretary of the Navy of the Confederate States, and the mother of Mrs. Dr. Kennedy, of our city. His eldest son, the late Francisco Moreno, of this city, a good citizen and gallant soldier, lost his life at the battle of Shiloh. His brother and partner, Benito Moreno, one of the most charming young men who ever came to New Orleans, was compelled in consequences of failing health to retire from business, and died, deeply regretted, a few years afterward in Florida. Several of the children of the deceased still reside in that State-one of them a leading merchant in Key West-where they have ever been noted for their culture and refinement. This death of Don Francisco Moreno removes from Pensacola her oldest resident and a man who through a long series of years never lost the regard of those among whom he had elected to live.

      Note - The T.-D. is mistaken about Mr. Moreno being a native of Spain, he was born in this city.-Ed. A.-G.

    • Source: Advance Gazette.

      Yesterday evening, at 6 o'clock, there passed into the glory of a better life, Francisco Moreno, in the 90th year of his age. Mr. Moreno was born in Pensacola, Fla., Nov. 25th, 1793 [1792], of Spanish parents. His father, being a surgeon in the Spanish army stationed in Pensacola. Mr. Moreno was one of Pensacola's foremost business men, of the olden time, and by great business tact, amassed a comfortable fortune. A man of the strictest integrity, he at all times commanded the respect and confidence of all with whom he came in contact. The father of a large and interesting family, his descendants living are thirteen children, and his children and grandchildren number sixty-seven, living in the Southern States and New York. He had been a great sufferer for years, being bedridden for nearly four years. His sufferings he bore with a firmness which was indicative of the character of a man of iron will. Thus, one by one, the old citizens drop off, severing link by link, the chain which bound us to a past filled with the pleasantest memories. The funeral of Mr. Moreno will take place from his residence on Zaragossa Street, this evening at 4 o'clock. Interment at St. Michael's Cemetery. The Advance Gazette extends to the sorrowing family its sincerest sympathy in this their hour of bereavement.

    • Source: Clipping from an old scrapbook [November, 20, 1883], Mandrell Collection.

      He was buried about Nov 22 1883 in St.Michael's Cemetery, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida. Don Francisco Moreno was one of the oldest and most respected residents of the State of Florida. A native of Pensacola, Florida, he resided in the city of his birth where he married and reared a large family, and where he continuously for more than half a century officially represented the Spanish Government. Mr. Moreno was one of Pensacola's foremost business men, of the olden time, and by great business tact, amassed a comfortable fortune. A man of the strictest integrity, he at all times commanded the respect and confidence of all with whom he came in contact. He kept a chest under his bed which contained a lot of money. When he loaned money to people, he sent them unaccompanied to his bedroom to take what he had agreed upon. They trusted each other. His passing left a number of children, grand-children, and great-grandchildren. His oldest daughter was the wife of the late Hon. Stephen R. Mallory, Secretary of the Navy of the Confederate States, and the mother of Mrs. Dr. Kennedy, of our city. His eldest son, the late Francisco Moreno, of this city, a good citizen and gallant soldier, lost his life at the battle of Shiloh. His brother and partner, Benito Moreno, one of the most charming young men who ever came to New Orleans, was compelled in consequences of failing health to retire from business, and died a few years afterward in Florida. Several of the children of the deceased still reside in that State-one of them a leading merchant in Key West-where they have ever been noted for their culture and refinement. Don Francisco Moreno never lost the regard of those among whom he had elected to live.

    Person ID I5003  Dickinson
    Last Modified 25 Oct 2014 

    Family 1 Josefa Lopez,   b. Abt. 1793, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1820, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years) 
    Married 29 Jan 1815  Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Angela Sylvania Moreno,   b. 20 Jun 1815, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1901, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [Birth]
     2. Francisco Moreno,   b. 1817, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 May 1862, New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)  [Birth]
     3. Josefa Moreno,   b. 08 Feb 1818, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1820, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2010 
    Family ID F1356  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margarita Eleutaria Lopez,   b. 27 May 1803, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1851, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 1821  Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Florentina Isidora Moreno,   b. 4 Apr 1822, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1907, Washington, District of Columbia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +2. Fernando Joaquin Moreno,   b. 05 Feb 1823, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1905  (Age 82 years)
     3. Benito Julian Moreno,   b. 17 Feb 1827, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Jan 1865  (Age 37 years)
     4. Irene Gregoria Moreno,   b. 25 Dec 1827, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1906, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     5. Theodore Moreno,   b. 1828, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Sep 1904  (Age 76 years)
     6. Arthur Moreno,   b. 20 Sep 1831, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Nov 1839, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 8 years)
    +7. James Nicholas Moreno,   b. 07 Dec 1836, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Mar 1898, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     8. Charles Albert Moreno,   b. 21 Sep 1834, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Aug 1861, Escambia County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years)
     9. Stephen Anastasius Moreno,   b. 15 Apr 1839, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jul 1900, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    +10. Victoria Calder Moreno,   b. 22 Apr 1841, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1883, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     11. Celestino Scarritt Moreno,   b. 02 Jan 1846, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1864, Columbia, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2010 
    Family ID F1347  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Mentoria Gonzalez,   b. 31 Aug 1834, Escambia County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1920  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 03 Jul 1852  Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Corinne Lucian Moreno,   b. 23 May 1853, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Aug 1942, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     2. Aurelia Moreno,   b. 1855, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Laura Justian Moreno,   b. 19 Jul 1857, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 12 1896, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)
     4. Pauline Frances Moreno,   b. 1858, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Margaret Pearl Moreno,   b. 26 Oct 1859, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 May 1958, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
     6. Francis Moreno,   b. 1860, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. Anna Marie Moreno,   b. 23 May 1863, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1944, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     8. Alexander Gibson Moreno,   b. 06 Mar 1865, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1932, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     9. Ella Moreno,   b. 1867, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Estella Josepha Moreno,   b. 08 Aug 1871, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Mar 1963, Pensacola, Escambia, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2010 
    Family ID F1357  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S54] Automated Records Project; Federal Land Patents, State Volumes, Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records, (Springfield, Virginia: Bureau of Land Management, Eastern States, 2007), http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/.
      Name: Francisco Moreno
      Issue Date: 7 Sep 1835
      Acres: 646.77
      Meridian: Tallahassee
      State: Florida
      County: Escambia
      Township: 2-S
      Range: 30-W
      Section: 22
      Accession Number: FL1060__.056
      Metes and Bounds: No
      Land Office: Tallahassee

    2. [S014287] 1860 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860), Census Place: Pensacola, Escambia, Florida; Roll: M653_106; Page: 372; Image: 377; Family History Library Film: 803106.
      HOH Francisco Moreno/66
      Mentoria J Moreno/25
      Celestino Moreno/14
      Corinna Moreno/7
      Laura Moreno/3
      Pearl Moreno/1

    3. [S013899] 1870 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1870), Census Place: Pensacola, Escambia, Florida; Roll: M593_129; Page: 594B; Image: 336; Family History Library Film: 545628.
      HOH Francesco Moreno/77
      Mentoria Moreno/35
      Corinne L Moreno/17
      Laura Moreno/12
      Pearl Moreno/10
      Anna Moreno/7
      Alex G Moreno/5