Margarita Silvestre Brosnaham, b. ca. 1818

Margareta or Margarita S. Brosnahan was born about 1818 in Pensacola, Florida, the first child of Dr. John Brosnaham and Maria Josefa Martinez who were married in Pensacola in 1816. Margarita is listed in the Spanish Census of Pensacola taken in 1820. She is listed as the daughter of D. Juan Bronnaham, age 1. According to Virginia Brosnaham's notes, there was a will written in Pensacola 12 May 1823 by Juan Brosnaham in which he names his children, Margarita Silvestre, Clotilda Santiago, and Angelina Petrona. It is not known what happened to Margarita.



The full inscription of her gravestone includes her two children plus a short verse.

Clotilda Santiago Brosnaham, 1820-1850

Clotilda Santiago Brosnahan was born July 1820 in Pensacola. On 6 July 1843, she married William Louis Shuttleworth, a Lieutenant in the Marine Corps. Their oldest child, John George, was born in 1844. Clotilda bore two more children, Mary, in 1847, and William Rodman in 1849. She died from complications of childbirth in January 1850 shortly after William Rodman was born. He lived two months longer than his mother, dying in March.

In Virginia Brosnaham's notes, in the files at the Pensacola Historical Society, she notes that "I have in my possession a prayer book with the name Clotilda S. Brosnaham, and on the fly leaf this inscription:

Clotilda S. Brosnaham
Presented by her
affectionate grandfather
Catskill Dec. 25th, 1827.


More on Clotilda Brosnaham Shuttleworth's death


Angelina Petrona Brosnaham, b. ca. 1823

Angelina Petrona Brosnahan was born about 1823 in Pensacola, Florida, the third child of Dr. John Brosnaham and Maria Josefa Martinez who were married in Pensacola in 1816. According to Virginia Brosnaham's notes, there was a will written in Pensacola 12 May 1823 by Juan Brosnaham in which he names his children, Margarita Silvestre, Clotilda Santiago, and Angelina Petrona. Nothing further is known about Angelina.


Photograph of gravestone taken by Anne Healy Field, May 2008.

14 June 2008
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