Birth Name: Roberto Martin Antonio Bonilla
Place of Birth: The Bronx, New York City, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: February 23, 1963
*father – African-Cuban, African-Puerto Rican
*mother – likely African-American
Bobby Bonilla is an American professional baseball player. A third baseman and outfielder, he is known for his time playing for the Pittsburgh Pirates and the New York Mets.
Bobby is the son of Regina and Roberto/Robert Bonilla. He has two children with his former wife Migdalia “Millie.”
Bobby’s paternal grandfather was Bernadino/Bernardino/Bernard Bonilla (the son of Juan/John Bonilla and Maria/Mary Regla). Bernadino was born in New York, to Cuban parents.
Bobby’s paternal grandmother was Nieves Garcia (the daughter of Martin Garcia and Catalina Aguilar). Nieves was Puerto Rican, from San Juan. Martin was the son of Martin Garcia and Cecila Rivera. Catalina was the daughter of Evaristo Aguilar and Lorenza del Rosario.
Bobby’s maternal grandfather’s surname was Gissentanner. Most people with the name were African-American, from South Carolina.
Marriage record of Bobby’s parents – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of Bobby’s father – https://www.familysearch.org
Bobby’s father on the 1950 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Bobby’s paternal grandfather, Bernadino/Bernardino/Bernard Bonilla, on the 1925 New York State Census – https://www.familysearch.org