Roman Candelaria de San Diego

Roman Candelaria de San Diego was born on 28 Feb 1815 in Obando, Bulacan, to Antonio de San Diego and Dorothea Candelaria. He was baptised in Catholic rites on 05 Mar 1815 in San Pascual Baylon Parish in Obando, Bulacan with Nicasio Baltazar as godfather.

He married Placida de Roxas in Catholic rites on 08 Jun 1833 in San Pascual Baylon Parish in Obando, Bulacan. They had at least three children: Gregoria, Rafael and Teodoro.

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Placida de la Cruz de Roxas

Placida de la Cruz de Roxaswas born on 10 Oct 1812 in Obando, Bulacan, Philippines to Juan de Roxas and Victoriana de la Cruz. She was baptized in Catholic rites at the San Pascual Baylon Parish in Obando, Bulacan on 15 Oct 1812 with Cesaria de Avila as godmother. She married Roman Candelaria de San Diego in Catholic rites on 08 Jun 1833 in San Pascual Baylon Parish in Obando, Bulacan. They had at least three children: Gregoria, Rafael and Teodoro.

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Teodoro Roxas San Diego

Teodoro Roxas San Diego was born on 31 March 1839 in Obando, Bulacan, Philippines to Roman Candelaria de San Diego and Placida de Roxas. Baptismal documents refer to him as “Theodoro de San Diego”. In others, he is referred to as “Teodoro Cuerva San Diego”.

Teodoro first married Dominga Cecuba Alverto at the San Pascual Baylon Parish in Obando, Bulacan on 19 November 1853, when he was only 14. His marriage record referred to him as bagontas or “young boy”.

Teodoro married Candida Lopez Calayag, after his first wife’s death, on 20 October 1869 at the same church. He had at least four children with his second wife: Benito, Fortunato, Santiago and Valentin.

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Candida Lopez Calayag

Candida Lopez Calayagwas born on 02 October 1844 in Obando, Bulacan, Philippines to Jose Carlos Calayag and Maria Magdaleno Lopez.

Candida married Teodoro Roxas San Diego in Catholic rites on 20 October 1869 in San Pascual Baylon Parish in Obando, Bulacan. They had at least four children: Benito, Fortunato, Santiago and Valentin.

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Antonio Bernardo de San Diego

Antonio Bernardo de San Diego of Obando, Bulacan, Philippines was the son of Roque de San Diego and Ana Bernardo.

He married Dorothea de la Concepcion Candelaria (daughter of Juan Candelaria and Maria de la Concepcion) in Catholic rites on 29 March 1812 in Obando, Bulacan. They had at least one child: Roman.

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Roque de San Diego

Roque de San Diego of Obando, Bulacan, Philippines was born approximately in 1770 and is the earliest known patriarch of the San Diego family.  His first wife was Ana Bernardo, with whom he had at least one child: Antonio. His second wife was Andrea Candelaria, with whom he had at least one child: Francisco (who married Francisca Josefa in 1817).

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Benito Calayag San Diego

Benito Calayag San Diego (Abt 1870 – 1944) of Obando, Bulacan, Philippines was the son of Teodoro Roxas San Diego and Candida Lopez Calayag. 

Benito was baptized on 24 March 1872 in San Pascual Baylon Parish, Obando, Bulacan — he was 4 days old. He carried the name “Benito Cuerva San Diego” in church documents and, like his father, did not use his mother’s maiden name.  This writer hypothesizes that generations before, a woman from the prominent Cuerva Clan married a San Diego, who was socially undistinguished.  The practice may have been carried on for generations, until the social benefit ceased to exist.

According to oral histories, Benito had 4 brothers — two migrated to the Visayas, two stayed in Obando, while he migrated to the city of Manila.  In the 1910s, he worked for the US Army Quartermaster Corps, located at the Port Area, Tondo, Manila City.  Benito married Sinforosa De Leon with whom he had seven children: Cecilio, Eliodora, Nicanor, Macaria, Brigida, Modesta and Concordia. 

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