|Birth: ||Dec. 17, 1758|
Islas Baleares, Spain
St. Johns County
Maria Moll was born in Ciudadela, Minorca. She was only fourteen, when in the spring of 1768, she along with several hundred Minorcans, Italians and Greeks sailed aboard eight caravels from the port of Mahon, Minorca, to New Smyrna, Florida. They were recruited by Dr. Andrew Turnbull to work on his huge indigo plantation at New Smyrna. She married Joseph Bonelli, a young Italian from Livorno, who was also recruited to work on this project. After nine years, the New Smyrna colony failed and the entire group, dubbed "The Minorcans," walked the King's Highway to begin life anew in St. Augustine.
The 10 children of Josef Bonelli & Maria Moll Bonelli:
1. Tomas/Thomas Bonelli (b. 1776 New Smyrna, Volusia Co., FL - d. 1802 Matanzas, St. Johns Co., FL)
2. Maria Catalina Bonelli (b. 1778 St. Augustine - d. infant St. Augustine)
3. Antonio Francisco Bonelli "Tony" (b. 1780 St. Augustine - d. aft. 1819 in Cuba)
4. Antonia Teresa Bonelli (b. 1782 St. Johns Co.)
5. Maria Catalina/Catharina Antonia Bonelli "Mary" (b. 1784 St. Augustine - d. aft. 01 Oct. 1835 St. Marys, GA; marr. 1st Tomas Pacetti - 5 sons; marr. 2nd Joseph S. Arnow - 2 sons)
6. Antonia Paula de la Resurreccion Bonelli (b. 1786 St. Augustine - d. 1870 St. Augustine; marr. Bartolome Josef Leonardi)
7. Jose Francisco Juan Bonelli "Joseph" (b. 1788 St. Augustine - d. well aft. 1802 in Cuba or the Caribbean)
8. Teresa Maria Rosa Bonelli "Theresa Mary" "Mary" (b. 1790 St. Johns Co. - d. aft. 1840 St. Augustine; marr. Mr. Robinson)
9. Catarina/Catalina Martha Bonelli "Catherine" (b. 1792 St. Augustine - d. 1803 St. Augustine)
10. Juan Josef Bonelli "John" (b. 1800 St. Augustine - d. aft. 1820 in the Caribbean)
Maria Moll Bonelli died in St. Augustine, Florida, sometime after 1830, as the census on this date attests to be the last recorded document bearing her name. She is more than likely buried next to her husband, Joseph Bonelli, at Tolomato Cemetery. There is no marker for Maria Moll Bonelli.
Info. taken from every Bonelli site on the Web.
Jose (Joseph / Giuseppe Bonelly) Bonelli (1757 - 1811)*
Tomas (Thomas Bonelly) Bonelli (1776 - 1802)*
Maria Catalina Antonia Bonelli Pacetti Bonelli Arnow (1784 - 1835)*
Antonia Paula de la Resurreccion Bonelli Leonardi (1786 - 1870)*
Catarina (Catalina) Martha Bonelli (1792 - 1803)*
St. Johns County
Created by: Marguerite Mathews
Record added: May 01, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 89393064
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