He accompanied his father during his trips to nearby towns to trade cows. In one of their visits to Minalabac, Camarines Sur, he and his father met and fancied the young, orphaned Florentina Padilla Balid who was living with her uncle, the local judge. It is said that after “reasonable” negotiations between the elders, Jacinto gained a bride in exchange for their livestock. Their union bore several children, with the first three dying in infancy. Among their children were Salvador, Gregorio, Silverio, Celestino, Antonio, Bienvenido, Angustia and Pura.
Family History Research Notes
1. Jacinto Collantes Veluz’ Family Tree can be found on Geni.com.