Francisco Diaz Teran was born in 1770 at Valle de Anievas, Montan de Santander, Spain; located near Reinosa.
June 9, 1789 Sailor Francisco Diaz Teran (Theran) request licence to marry Maria Juana Greenwood [East Florida Papers, Reel 132, Section 69, ID# 48712] They were married on June 17, 1789. She was the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Bryan) GREENWOOD and was born in 1770 also.
Proof of his residency is noted November 5, 1786 Martin de Armassa to Vicente Manuel de ZespedesDiscussing shortage of meat supplies; disposition of lumber found on beach; separation of Jesse Youngblood from Spanish service and replacement Francisco Teran. Armassa wishes to make a short visit to St. Augustine. [East Florida Papers, Reel 45, Section 32, ID# 25203]
Early 1789, Francisco Diaz Teran is appointed ‘sentry’ on Talbot Island with instruction to ‘burn his house’ if the enemy approaches from Amelia Island.
Francisco and Maria had four children all born Talbot Island, Duval, Fl. The oldest, Francisco Antonio, was born 10 June 1790 followed by Juan Manuel (Mar 1793); Mary Isabel (22 Oct 1795) and Guillermo Diaz Teran born in 1798.
A copy of the baptism of Maria Isabel taken from the Roman Catholic Records, St. Augustine Parish Baptisms 1784-1792 shows the last name as Feran
22 April 1798 Maria Isabel Faran, Born October 22, 1795. Baptized April 22, 1798. Daughter of Francisco Faran, native of Castilla la vieja, son of Francisco and Maria Quixano, and Maria Susana Greenwood, native of this province, daughter of Guillermo & Isabel Bryan.
A petition was grated to Francisco for 300 acres on Punta del Sur (southpoint) on Amelia Island.
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