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(El capitan Correa) Antonio de los Reyes Correa y Rodríguez de Valdés, Capitán

Spanish: De Matos Ortiz, Capitán
Also Known As: "El Capitán Correa"
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Birthplace: Arecibo,Puerto Rico
Death: June 09, 1758 (88-97)
Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Place of Burial: Arecibo, Puerto Rico
Immediate Family:

Son of José (Joseph) Rodríguez y Correa; Jose (Joseph) Rodriguez Correa; Francisca de los Reyes Menéndez de Valdés de Castro and Francisca Rodriguez De Valdez
Husband of Estefanía Rodríguez de Matos Colón de Luyando
Father of Francisco de los Reyes Correa Colón, Capitan; Capitán Antonio de los Reyes Correa Colón; Francisca de los Reyes Correa Colón; Felipe Correa Colón; María Magdalena de San Antonio Correa Colón and 14 others
Brother of Bárbara Correa Rodríguez; María de los Angeles Correa; Martín Correa y Colón and Francisco Rodriguez Correa
Half brother of Jose G de los Reyes Correa y Rodriguez and María de los Angeles Correa

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About (El capitan Correa) Antonio de los Reyes Correa y Rodríguez de Valdés, Capitán

Early years Correa was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, to Jose Rodriguez Correa and Francisca Rodriguez de Valez Colon. He was in charge of a small militia whose job was to protect the city of Arecibo from any attack which the city may be subject to, either by pirates or foreign forces. His claim to fame came as a result of his defense of the city from an attack and possible invasion by the British on August 5, 1702.

Defense of Arecibo During the early part of the 18th century the United Kingdom was at war with Spain, and Great Britain ordered an attack on the Spanish possessions in the New World. On August 5, 1702, two British warships approached the coastal town of Arecibo. Two smaller boats with a company of British soldiers landed on Arecibo's beach. The Puerto Rican militia - headed by Correa - had only thirty men, armed with just spears and machetes, who fought the British, who were better armed with muskets and swords. At the end of the battle there were twenty-two British dead on land and 8 at sea, including the captain in charge of the troops that landed, who had died in the hands of Correa. Correa himself was wounded but the British left and the city of Arecibo was saved - as a result Correa was declared a national hero.

Honors and later years Correa was awarded "La Medalla de Oro de la Real Efigie" (The Gold Medal of the Royal Image), by King Philip V of Spain and given the title of "Captain of Infantry" on September 23, 1703. It was within Spanish tradition to name its Captain of Infantry to the position of Mayor. Correa served as temporary mayor of Arecibo from 1700 to 1701 and then as official mayor from 1701 to 1705. He also served as mayor from 1710 to 1714 and from 1716 to 1744.

Capt. Antonio de los Reyes Correa, who was married to Estephania Rodríguez de Matos y Colón, died on June 9, 1758. Arecibo is known as the "Villa del Capitan Correa" (Captain Correa's Village), an honour bestowed by the people of the town. The people of Arecibo also honored Correa by including a gold colored belt in their Coat of Arms with the words "Muy Leal", which means "Very Loyal", in representation of Correa. On January 8, 2004, the Government of Puerto Rico approved public law #29 (P. de la C. 4029 LEY NUM. 29. 8 DE ENERO DE 2004) establishing August 5 as the Day of Antonio de los Reyes Correa.


Capt. Antonio de los Reyes Correa also known as El Capitán Correa (c. 1665-June 9, 1758) born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, was a Puerto Rican soldier who defended the town of Arecibo from a British invasion.

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The son of Joseph Rodriguez Correa and Francisca Rodriguez de Valez Colon, he was in charge of the small militia that fought to protect the city of Arecibo, Puerto Rico from a British attack on August 5, 1702.

During the early part of the 18th century the United Kingdom was at war with Spain, and Great Britain ordered an attack on the Spanish possessions in the New World. On August 5, 1702, two British warships approached the coastal town of Arecibo. Two smaller boats with a company of British soldiers landed on Arecibo's beach. The Puerto Rican militia - headed by Correa - had only thirty men, armed with just spears and machetes, who fought the British, who were better armed with muskets and swords. At the end of the battle there were twenty-two British dead on land and 8 at sea, including the captain in charge of the troops that landed, who had died in the hands of Correa. Correa himself was wounded but the British left and the city of Arecibo was saved - as a result Correa was declared a national hero.

Correa was awarded "La Medalla de Oro de la Real Efigie" (The Gold Medal of the Royal Image), by King Philip V of Spain and given the title of "Captain of Infantry" on September 23, 1703. Capt. Antonio de los Reyes Correa died on June 9, 1758.

Arecibo is known as the "Villa del Capitan Correa" (Captain Correa's Village), an honour bestowed by the people of the town.


Correa was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, to Jose Rodriguez Correa and Francisca Rodriguez de Valez Colon. He was in charge of a small militia whose job was to protect the city of Arecibo from any attack which the city may be subject to, either by pirates or foreign forces. His claim to fame came as a result of his defense of the city from an attack and possible invasion by the British on August 5, 1702.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_de_los_Reyes_Correa

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Antonio de los Reyes Correa

Capt. Antonio de los Reyes Correa Nickname El Capitan Correa Born c. 1665 Arecibo, Puerto Rico Died June 9, 1758 Puerto Rico Allegiance Spanish Army Rank Captain Commands held The Arecibo militia Battles/wars Fought the British in Arecibo, Puerto Rico Awards "La Medalla de Oro de la Real Efigie" (The Gold Medal of the Royal Image) Captain Antonio de los Reyes Correa [note 1] (c. 1665 – June 9, 1758), also known as El Capitán Correa, was a Puerto Rican soldier who defended the town of Arecibo from a British invasion.

Correa was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, to Jose Rodriguez Correa and Francisca Rodriguez de Valez Colon. He was in charge of a small militia whose job was to protect the city of Arecibo from any attack which the city may be subject to, either by pirates or foreign forces. His claim to fame came as a result of his defense of the city from an attack and possible invasion by the British on August 5, 1702.[1]

Defense of Arecibo

During the early part of the 18th century the United Kingdom was at war with Spain, and Great Britain ordered an attack on the Spanish possessions in the New World. On August 5, 1702, two British warships approached the coastal town of Arecibo. Two smaller boats with a company of British soldiers landed on Arecibo's beach. The Puerto Rican militia - headed by Correa - had only thirty men, armed with just spears and machetes, who fought the British, who were better armed with muskets and swords. At the end of the battle there were twenty-two British dead on land and 8 at sea, including the captain in charge of the troops that landed, who had died in the hands of Correa. Correa himself was wounded but the British left and the city of Arecibo was saved - as a result Correa was declared a national hero.[1]

Honors and later years

Arecibo Coat of Arms Correa was awarded "La Medalla de Oro de la Real Efigie" (The Gold Medal of the Royal Image), by King Philip V of Spain and given the title of "Captain of Infantry" on September 23, 1703. It was within Spanish tradition to name its Captain of Infantry to the position of Mayor. Correa served as temporary mayor of Arecibo from 1700 to 1701 and then as official mayor from 1701 to 1705. He also served as mayor from 1710 to 1714 and from 1716 to 1744.[2]

Capt. Antonio de los Reyes Correa, who was married to Estephania Rodríguez de Matos y Colón, died on June 9, 1758. Arecibo is known as the "Villa del Capitan Correa" (Captain Correa's Village), an honour bestowed by the people of the town. The people of Arecibo also honored Correa by including a gold colored belt in their Coat of Arms with the words "Muy Leal", which means "Very Loyal", in representation of Correa.[3] On January 8, 2004, the Government of Puerto Rico approved public law #29 (P. de la C. 4029 LEY NUM. 29. 8 DE ENERO DE 2004) establishing August 5 as the Day of Antonio de los Reyes Correa.[4]

This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is de los Reyes and the second or maternal family name is Correa.

(I MUST ADD NOTE: His middle name was de los Reyes, in Honor of the 3 Kings. And is NOT a Part of any of His surnames.) ~ Theresa Renée Delgado-Tossas

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Hispanic Americans

Timeline: 1702

pagina: 113

"1702

Antonio de los Reyes Correa distinguishes himself in defending the city of Arecibo, Puerto Rico, against a British attack."

https://americansall.com/sites/default/files/836-Timeline%20Book%20C1%20C2%20_%20Txt%20MedLoRes.pdf


Early years Correa was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, to Jose Rodriguez Correa and Francisca Rodriguez de Valez Colon. He was in charge of a small militia whose job was to protect the city of Arecibo from any attack which the city may be subject to, either by pirates or foreign forces. His claim to fame came as a result of his defense of the city from an attack and possible invasion by the British on August 5, 1702.

Defense of Arecibo During the early part of the 18th century the United Kingdom was at war with Spain, and Great Britain ordered an attack on the Spanish possessions in the New World. On August 5, 1702, two British warships approached the coastal town of Arecibo. Two smaller boats with a company of British soldiers landed on Arecibo's beach. The Puerto Rican militia - headed by Correa - had only thirty men, armed with just spears and machetes, who fought the British, who were better armed with muskets and swords. At the end of the battle there were twenty-two British dead on land and 8 at sea, including the captain in charge of the troops that landed, who had died in the hands of Correa. Correa himself was wounded but the British left and the city of Arecibo was saved - as a result Correa was declared a national hero.

Honors and later years Correa was awarded "La Medalla de Oro de la Real Efigie" (The Gold Medal of the Royal Image), by King Philip V of Spain and given the title of "Captain of Infantry" on September 23, 1703. It was within Spanish tradition to name its Captain of Infantry to the position of Mayor. Correa served as temporary mayor of Arecibo from 1700 to 1701 and then as official mayor from 1701 to 1705. He also served as mayor from 1710 to 1714 and from 1716 to 1744.

Capt. Antonio de los Reyes Correa, who was married to Estephania Rodríguez de Matos y Colón, died on June 9, 1758. Arecibo is known as the "Villa del Capitan Correa" (Captain Correa's Village), an honour bestowed by the people of the town. The people of Arecibo also honored Correa by including a gold colored belt in their Coat of Arms with the words "Muy Leal", which means "Very Loyal", in representation of Correa. On January 8, 2004, the Government of Puerto Rico approved public law #29 (P. de la C. 4029 LEY NUM. 29. 8 DE ENERO DE 2004) establishing August 5 as the Day of Antonio de los Reyes Correa.

Capt. Antonio de los Reyes Correa also known as El Capitán Correa (c. 1665-June 9, 1758) born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, was a Puerto Rican soldier who defended the town of Arecibo from a British invasion. Contents

The son of Joseph Rodriguez Correa and Francisca Rodriguez de Valez Colon, he was in charge of the small militia that fought to protect the city of Arecibo, Puerto Rico from a British attack on August 5, 1702.

During the early part of the 18th century the United Kingdom was at war with Spain, and Great Britain ordered an attack on the Spanish possessions in the New World. On August 5, 1702, two British warships approached the coastal town of Arecibo. Two smaller boats with a company of British soldiers landed on Arecibo's beach. The Puerto Rican militia - headed by Correa - had only thirty men, armed with just spears and machetes, who fought the British, who were better armed with muskets and swords. At the end of the battle there were twenty-two British dead on land and 8 at sea, including the captain in charge of the troops that landed, who had died in the hands of Correa. Correa himself was wounded but the British left and the city of Arecibo was saved - as a result Correa was declared a national hero.

Correa was awarded "La Medalla de Oro de la Real Efigie" (The Gold Medal of the Royal Image), by King Philip V of Spain and given the title of "Captain of Infantry" on September 23, 1703. Capt. Antonio de los Reyes Correa died on June 9, 1758.

Arecibo is known as the "Villa del Capitan Correa" (Captain Correa's Village), an honour bestowed by the people of the town.

Correa was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, to Jose Rodriguez Correa and Francisca Rodriguez de Valez Colon. He was in charge of a small militia whose job was to protect the city of Arecibo from any attack which the city may be subject to, either by pirates or foreign forces. His claim to fame came as a result of his defense of the city from an attack and possible invasion by the British on August 5, 1702. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonio_de_los_Reyes_Correa From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Antonio de los Reyes Correa

Capt. Antonio de los Reyes Correa Nickname El Capitan Correa Born c. 1665 Arecibo, Puerto Rico Died June 9, 1758 Puerto Rico Allegiance Spanish Army Rank Captain Commands held The Arecibo militia Battles/wars Fought the British in Arecibo, Puerto Rico Awards "La Medalla de Oro de la Real Efigie" (The Gold Medal of the Royal Image) Captain Antonio de los Reyes Correa [note 1] (c. 1665 – June 9, 1758), also known as El Capitán Correa, was a Puerto Rican soldier who defended the town of Arecibo from a British invasion.

Correa was born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, to Jose Rodriguez Correa and Francisca Rodriguez de Valez Colon. He was in charge of a small militia whose job was to protect the city of Arecibo from any attack which the city may be subject to, either by pirates or foreign forces. His claim to fame came as a result of his defense of the city from an attack and possible invasion by the British on August 5, 1702.[1]

Defense of Arecibo

During the early part of the 18th century the United Kingdom was at war with Spain, and Great Britain ordered an attack on the Spanish possessions in the New World. On August 5, 1702, two British warships approached the coastal town of Arecibo. Two smaller boats with a company of British soldiers landed on Arecibo's beach. The Puerto Rican militia - headed by Correa - had only thirty men, armed with just spears and machetes, who fought the British, who were better armed with muskets and swords. At the end of the battle there were twenty-two British dead on land and 8 at sea, including the captain in charge of the troops that landed, who had died in the hands of Correa. Correa himself was wounded but the British left and the city of Arecibo was saved - as a result Correa was declared a national hero.[1]

Honors and later years

Arecibo Coat of Arms Correa was awarded "La Medalla de Oro de la Real Efigie" (The Gold Medal of the Royal Image), by King Philip V of Spain and given the title of "Captain of Infantry" on September 23, 1703. It was within Spanish tradition to name its Captain of Infantry to the position of Mayor. Correa served as temporary mayor of Arecibo from 1700 to 1701 and then as official mayor from 1701 to 1705. He also served as mayor from 1710 to 1714 and from 1716 to 1744.[2]

Capt. Antonio de los Reyes Correa, who was married to Estephania Rodríguez de Matos y Colón, died on June 9, 1758. Arecibo is known as the "Villa del Capitan Correa" (Captain Correa's Village), an honour bestowed by the people of the town. The people of Arecibo also honored Correa by including a gold colored belt in their Coat of Arms with the words "Muy Leal", which means "Very Loyal", in representation of Correa.[3] On January 8, 2004, the Government of Puerto Rico approved public law #29 (P. de la C. 4029 LEY NUM. 29. 8 DE ENERO DE 2004) establishing August 5 as the Day of Antonio de los Reyes Correa.[4]

This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is de los Reyes and the second or maternal family name is Correa.

(I MUST ADD NOTE: His middle name was de los Reyes, in Honor of the 3 Kings. And is NOT a Part of any of His surnames.) ~ Theresa Renée Delgado-Tossas

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Hispanic Americans

Timeline: 1702

pagina: 113

"1702

Antonio de los Reyes Correa distinguishes himself in defending the city of Arecibo, Puerto Rico, against a British attack."

https://americansall.com/sites/default/files/836-Timeline%20Book%20C1%20C2%20_%20Txt%20MedLoRes.pdf


El pueblo de Arecibo, Puerto Rico es conocido como "La Villa del Capitán Correa" en su nombre.

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