20-Scotti Family in Agropoli: Carmine and Maria Giovanna

Acknowledgement

The research done by Anthony Vermandois at Imagines Maiorum-Ancestors from Campania forms the basis for this exploration into the lives of our ancestors who lived in Agropoli.

Imagines Maiorum includes a compilation of vital statistics for families who lived in Agropoli, Atripalda, Castellabate, Laureana Cilento, Monte san Giacomo, Padula.  New data is being compiled for the residents of these towns who immigrated abroad.

For this week’s posting we’ve used the charts of descent for the Scotti and di Giaimo families.

Relationship Notes

Carmine Scotti was the son of Francesco and Rosolia (nee Patella) Scotti.

He was:
–Uncle Sammy’s Great Grandfather
–EmilyAnn’s 2nd Great Grandfather

Introduction

Carmine’s Grandfather, Aniello Scotti and his Uncle Giuseppe Scotti, cousin Fillipo Scotti, and father Francesco Scotti are described as “possidente” when their occupation is listed in the records Anthony Vermandois has researched.  “Possidente” in the 19th century Italy could have meant the owner of land, owner of a building or buildings or both.

Some development changed the family situation so that Carmine and his brother did not continue in the profession of their father.  He and his brother became fishermen.  Uncle Sammy and I considered various scenarios in a previous posting that might have led to this change.

On May 27th, 1869 Carmine married Maria Giovanna di Giaimo of Agropoli.  The di Giaimo family appears only once in relation to the other families in our bloodline.  The di Giaimo family members do not appear as travelling companions of our ancestors when we review ship passenger lists.  They also did not marry into the extended families of our bloodline.  Nor were there any friendships between the di Giaimo family and the Muro, Serrapede or Scotti family members in the U.S. that we know of.  In an effort to get to know Maria Giovanna better, my Uncle and I reviewed her entire pedigree chart based on Anthony Vermandois’ research.  The following exercise we did made the family more familiar to us.

The di Giaimo Family Line

We are numbering the generations to make identifying them easier in the pedigree chart.

1.  The earliest ancestor Anthony has located is Giuseppe di Giaimo, born before 1790.  He married Maddalena Montone.  Their children were:

—Francesco b.1806
—-Antonia b.1807
—-Costabile b.1813

Maddalena does not appear as a daughter amongst the Montone families Anthony has researched so far so at this point her lineage is not known to us.

Giuseppe’s profession was “bracciante” which translates as laborer.

2.  Giuseppe and Maddalena’s oldest son Francesco is our direct line ancestor.  Francesco’s profession is listed as “colono” which translates as “settler” or “tenant”.  At Dictionary Reverso, this word is given as a synonym for “contadino” which means tenant farmer. Francesco married Irene Guzzi and became the father of:

—-Giuseppe b.1830,
—-Maddalena b.1840
—-Giovanna b.1845 (a/k/a Maria Giovanna)

At this time, there is no information available about Irene and the Guzzi family.

3. Francesco and Irene’s daughter Giovanna became the wife of Carmine Scotti.  In Anthony’s entry for the marriage her name was now known as Maria Giovanna.

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18-Scotti Family in Agropoli-A Change in Fortunes-The Children of Giuseppe and Antonia

Acknowledgement

Genealogist Anthony Vermandois has conducted extensive research into the families of several towns in Campania, Italy. At his site, Imagines Maiorum, are compiled the dates of birth, death, marriage and immigration for these families. The data is organized into charts of descent for each branch of a family. We have used the charts for the Scotti family of Agropoli to prepare this week’s posting.

Introduction

The earliest ancestors we know of in our direct Scotti bloodline were Aniello and Anna Maria (nee Baldi) Scotti. Aniello was a landowner (possidente). His sons Giuseppe and Francesco inherited that title from their father. Aniello’s descendants saw a change of fortunes as Italy went through unification and periods of disease and natural disasters. By the late 19th century his descendants were no longer landowners.

Before studying the changes to our own direct line ancestors, we reviewed the continuation of the landholdings in the family of Giuseppe and Antonia Scotti. Their descendants fared much better than those of Francesco, our direct line ancestor. Even when Giuseppe’s family no longer were landowners the professions that his grandsons engaged in were of a higher professional and social status than those of Francesco’s sons and grandsons.

Relationship Notes

Family Chart for Giuseppe and Antonia (nee Cuoco) Scotti.

Giuseppe and Antonia Scotti were:

—Sammy’s Second Great Aunt and Uncle
—EmilyAnn’s Third Great Aunt and Uncle

Giuseppe and Antonia’s son Fillipo was:

—Sammy’s First Cousin 3 times removed
—EmilyAnn’s First Cousin 4 times removed

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17-Scotti Family in Agropoli-From Father to Sons

Acknowledgement

The research of Anthony Vermandois of Imagines Maiorum forms the basis for the exploration of our ancestors who lived in Agropoli.  Anthony has recorded dates of birth, death, marriage, immigration, occupation and other pertinent information using sources in Italy and the United States.  We have used the charts of descent for the Scotti family to prepare this posting.

Relationship Notes

Pedigree chart for Sammy showing his descent from Aniello and Anna Maria Scotti through his maternal line.

Francesco and Rosolia (nee Patella) Scotti were:

–Sammy’s Second Great-Grandparents
–EmilyAnn’s Third Great-Grandparents

Continuation of the Landholdings

The earliest progenitors of our line within the Scotti family were Aniello and Anna Maria (nee Baldi) Scotti.  Aniello’s profession was described as “possidente” which can mean a landlord or land owner.

Aniello and Anna Maria had two sons.  We do not know if there were other children born as Anthony has not listed records for the birth and death of other children.

The children we know of are:

Giuseppe, born 1802.
Francesco, born 1807.

Francesco is our direct ancestor.

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