Nieves Martinez Robles Family of Aguascalientes
Does anyone have a family line that taps into this one? I am afraid there is not mich info, which is why I came to this site. I hope to find others who have relatives in common and that we can share information. I am not even sure this is the place to post this, but here goes! This is my addition to the database:
My name is John David Robles, and I am the son of J. (for Jose) Jacinto Robles (b. 08/16/1912, Aguascalientes, Ags) and Jane Elizabeth Byles Robles (b. 05/18/1917, Casmalia, CA).
Regarding the boys and girls names, some were named Jose or Maria before their common name, but they were not known by those names, just by their ‘first’ names. The two boys born in Mexico were named Jose and this was followed by the names they were known by to the family – same for the girls, they were all named ‘Maria’ followed by their given name).
My grandparents were Nieves Robles (b. 08/05/1884, Ojo de Agua de Rosales, Ags.) and Panfila Martinez (b.06/01/1889, Hacienda de Los Campos, Ags.).
Nieves Robles father was Marcial Nieves or Marcial Nieves Robles. His mother is unknown. No dates are available for his birth, marriage or death.
Panfila Martinez father was Esteban Martinez, no dates available, and her mother was Juanita, no maiden name known. She left Esteban (or maybe he died 0- I understand he was a very mean indigenous man and tried to drown my grandmother in a washtub once – so Juanita may have left him). Juanita came to the United States before my grandparents came, and she had married a man named Arizmendi, All her children carried the Arizmendi name.
My grandparents came here with their three surviving children during the Mexican Revolution, crossing into the United States on June 7, 1914. My grandfather worked in mines, I don’t know what kind - and they worked their way up gradually, staying in Torreon, Guanajuato for some time. My dad told me that they had to ride on top of train cars because so many people were trying to get out of Mexico. When they arn out of money, they would stop and work for a while, then continue on.
My grandparents had at least two children who were born and died in Mexico, before they came. They were Ma. Mauricia Robles, born September 22, 1905 and Je. Antonio Robles, born June 13, 1910. I have their original birth registrations, all of which are register stamped by the Juzgado del Estado Civil, Aguascalientes. They each have boletin numbers too. The wording on my dad’s certificate is ‘Queda registrada en esta Oficina el nacimiento de , nacido el dia de , Aguascalientes, – El Juez del Estado Civil, ’.
There are several siblings living in the United States, mostly in Santa Paula, California, where the family settled in 1914. There are family members, nieces and nephews of Nieves Robles, living in Puebla, Puebla, but I have no knowledge of their whereabouts and no names except for one, ‘Julia’, and no knowledge of her surname.
This is as much as I have been able to glean from family sources regarding the history of the Robles family of Aguascalientes before immigration into the United States.
John D. Robles
Ventura, CA 93003