My name is Elaine Hooper (born Salvador) in Australia.
My grandmother and grandfather Salvador were cousins, so I have inherited a double dose of Salvador genetic material so to speak. My Ancestry autosomal dna kit, when plugged into the Portugal project, came up with matches to Da Silva, Ferreira, Pereira, Rodrigues................etc. There was also a possible Cape Verde connection?
I had a great great grandfather born in Calcutta in 1834 that I cannot trace backwards. My dna says only 10% Indian: that would equate to a couple of generations there. (Dna says Gujerati and Dravidian)
I have communicated with one of the Jessurun Rodrigues Salvador family in the USA who mentioned a rumour that Francis Salvador may have had a liaison with a lady who quietly went to India (1773 - 1776). He cannot or will not advance a name, therefore I can't trace that possibility. I also wonder if Francis had a liaison with a slave, as that would explain a Cape Verde association.
When Francis died, was there any connection with India; did he provide for a son there (as Joseph Salvador had previously done with Joseph Lewis Salvador De Moriencourt - who died in Boulogne in 1854, apparently without heirs.)
OR, did the Joseph and Francis Salvador lines truly die out and we are connected with another of the British Salvador clan, like Moses?
Is there anyone in the clan Salvador who could make enquiries and help out? There are Salvador descendants here whom I believe are of that line. If there is someone who has done the dna thing, we could perhaps collaborate in matching up kits to establish genetic connections.
It seems a shame that we may never have a fleshed out family tree for the Salvador line (given that I have traced other lines back to the 1500's.)
It would also be a shame to have the remaining Salvador family to not know that there is another line over here. (My son is no longer called Salvador, but my brother's kids and my uncle Clarrie Salvador's kids are carrying on the line here.)
Regards Elaine Hooper