Antonio Joseph Venancio Canova

Antonio Joseph Venancio Canova

Juan (John) Antonio Climaco CanovaJuan (John) Antonio Climaco Canova

Paul Bartolo CanovaPaul Bartolo Canova

Raphael (Rafael) Bartolome CanovaRaphael (Rafael) Bartolome Canova

Antonio Andres CanovaAntonio Andres Canova

Crecencio Pedro CanovaCrecencio Pedro Canova

Bartolome Antonio CanovaBartolome Antonio Canova

Raymondo (Ramon) Bartholome CanovaRaymondo (Ramon) Bartholome Canova

Marcella Camilla CanovaMarcella Camilla Canova

 Antonio Cánoves MirAntonio Cánoves Mir
 Antonio Juan Magi Cánoves RiudavetsAntonio Juan Magi Cánoves Riudavets 
  Juana Riudavets LlorensJuana Riudavets Llorens
 Antonio Joseph Venancio CanovaAntonio Joseph Venancio Canova 
birt: 1 APR 1794
plac: Saint Augustine, Florida
deat: 5 AUG 1869
plac: Saint Augustine, Florida

Margarita Francisca Juliana PonzMargarita Francisca Juliana Ponz
marr: 6 MAY 1814
plac: St Augustine Cathedral, St Johns County, Florida
birt: 7 JAN 1794
plac: Saint Augustine, Florida
deat: 30 SEP 1874
plac: Jacksonville, Florida (incorrect?)
  Antonio Bartolome de Mestre IIIAntonio Bartolome de Mestre III
 Catalina Margarita Anna MaestreCatalina Margarita Anna Maestre 
 Antonia RogeroAntonia Rogero



Antonio Canova held what are now the Saint Augustine Museum properties for more than a half a century, during which time he built the two Bridge Street houses for his sons John and Paul.

The following notes were recorded by Leonard J. McCown as well as according to research by Jerry Delany:

CHRISTENING: Roman Catholic Church Records, St. Augustine Parish Church, Florida, White Baptisms II, 1792-1799, page 83, entry 187: Antonio Joseph Venancio Canovas, born 1 April 1794, Baptized 3 April 1794. Son of Antonio Canovas and Catalina Mestre, both natives of Leon, Isla de Menorca. Godparents: Geronimo Alverez and Maria Rodger, San Agustin. Priest: Miguel O'Reilly.

CENSUS: 1850 U.S. Census, St. Johns Co., Florida, 18th Division, City of St. Augustine, Dwelling 44, Family 49, 14 October 1850. National Archives Microfilm M432, Roll 59. Antonio Canova, age 56, male, white. Farmer. Real Estate, $800, Born in Florida. Margareth Canova, age 56, female, white, Born in Florida Ramon Canova, age 17, male, white. Clerk. Born in Florida Mersella Canova, age 13, female, white. Born in Florida. Attended school.

CENSUS: 1860: U.S. Census, St. Johns Co., Florida, 22nd Division, Post Office, St. Augustine, Dwelling 391, Family 391, 9 July 1860, page 650. National Archives Microfilm M653, Roll 109. Autonio Canova, age 66, male, white, Farmer. Real Estate, $2000. Personal Estate, $8000. Born in Florida Margaret Canova, age 66, female, white. Born in Florida.

DEATH: Roman Catholic Church Records, St. Augustine Parish Church, Florida, Deaths II, 1809-1882, page 156. Antonius Canova, 74 years old, died 5 August 1869. Buried the following day in the parish cemetery. Priest: E. Rouse.

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