My father Henry Albert Romo. He was born in Santa Barbara in 1903, the son of Henry Albert Romo and Virginia Ruiz. I can trace Virginia's ancestors back to Efigenio Ruiz, Felipe de Goicoechea, Santiago Pico, Juan Maria Romero, Jose Francisco Velasco Lara, and many other early California pioneers, but I reach a dead end on the Romo line. My grandfather Henry T. Romo's parents were Francisco Rafael Romo and Maria Jesus Higuera. Maria Jesus like Virginia Ruiz came from an old Santa Barbara family that went to Alta California in the late seventeen-hundreds. but Francisco was a "late " arriver. He was born somewhere in Mexico on April 03, 1825. He married Maria Jesus Higuera in Santa Barbara on January 27, 1851, Between that time and 1876 they had 11 sons and one daughter. Francisco had a ranch in Goleta, which remained in the family until about 1930. My sister has information that suggest that Francisco's parents were Ramon Feliz Romo, who was born some where in Mexico in about 1790, and Faustina Feliz who was born in Mexico about 1800. According to my sisters story Francisco and a brother left Mexico for New Mexico, where they parted company with Franciso going on to California , and his brother heading somewher to the east.
I would appreciate any information that could be provided to me about this line of my ancestry.
My grandparents were divorced when my father was a small boy. My dad was raised by his father and grandmother, so I have no information about her. I know she remarried, but I don't know the name of her second husband , nor anything about her second family. Any information along those lines would also be apprecisted. Her parents were Lorenzo Lugardo Florencio Ruiz and Maria Delfreido Pico.