Islas Canarias, Spain
At the time of her husbands death Maria was placed in complete control of all real estate, which included his slaves. Maria supervised the family bakery from her home at the corner of Intendencia and Baylen streets where they had large brick ovens in the backyard.
Maria was a thrifty and hard working woman. No one ever doubted her devotion and honesty to her children. She was not formally educated and could not read or write; she signed her legal business with an "X".
Although she admitted the will of Benito for probate, she never administered the estate, other than taking the whole of it into her own possession. This included $14,000 in silver and gold as well as the deed to the Caro house and Lot 82. Diego Palmes deeded this property to Maria in 1815 in order to pay his note to Benito. Maria paid Diego the difference between his note and the actual value of the property.
Maria later moved to Mobile, AL where she died and was buried in the old Catholic Cemetery, leaving no will and an estate to be settled by others more knowledgeable than she.
Benito T Caro (1802 - 1857)*
Created by: Gary King, Jr.
Record added: Jun 15, 2012
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