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Michael Henderson, DAR President General Lynn Forney Young at 2015 SAR Congress in Louisville, KY.

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Michael N. Henderson, a SAR Member in Georgia, shared his story of discovering a family connection to Galvez in his book, Got Proof? My Genealogical Journey Through the Use of Documentation.   Through genealogical research, he discovered he descends from a woman of color who gained her freedom in 1779 (Manumission signed by Bernardo de Galvez) and a French national who fought in the Revolutionary War under Bernardo de Galvez in Spanish Colonial Louisiana.

Pensacola Honors General Galvez

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Pensacola Honors General Galvez

Spanish dignitaries including the Mayor of Macharaviaya, the birthplace of Bernardo de Galvez, visited Pensacola, where Galvez won a battle against the British, a battle recognized by General George Washington as a deciding factor in the American Revolution.  More about this event can be found at the following two web sites:

http://wuwf.org/post/pensacola-honors-gen-galvez#stream/0

and

http://wuwf.org/post/galvez-celebration-culminates-fort-george-ceremony#stream/0

For information about Jose de Galvez see

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-05/lu-sfs052416.php