While searching for a book at the University of Texas Pan American I came across this one titled “Dolores, Revilla, and Laredo – (Three Sister Settlements)” by Rogelia O. Garcia. It is a 51 page book that is very interesting. Especially if you have traced your ancestors to any of these three settlements as I have done for Revilla.
The author states:
“This small volume is the outgrowth of several years of research and is intended to commemorate the saga of the great and noble men and women who settled in the vast wilderness along the Rio Grande and left us a great heritage, their culture and ideals. The men of Dolores and Revilla were men of very liberal ideas, while those of San Augustin de Laredo were conservative. Their descendants are proud of them.” – Rogelia O. Garcia
The author also mentions that most of the information that you will find in this book comes form the;
- Estado General de las Fundaciones Hechas por Don Joseph de Escandon en la Colonia del Nuevo Santander,
- The Spanish Archives of Laredo,
- The Archives of San Augustin Church,
- The Papers of Mirabeau B. Lamar,
- And other books relative to early Tamaulipas and Texas
Cover of Book:
This small book contains:
THE GREAT COLONIZER
- Don Joseph de Escandon
VILLA DE NUESTRA SENORA DE LOS DOLORES
- Settlement Declaration of Don Bartolome Borrego to Capt. Jose Tienda de Cuervo Liberal attitudes.
VILLA DE SAN IGNACIO DE LOYOLA DE REVILLA
- List of original settlers – Inspection report of Capt. Jose Tienda de Cuervo.
THREE GREAT REVILLANOS
- Bernardo Gutierrez de Lara Col. Antonio Zapata. Historian Don Lorenzo de la Garza (C. Guerrero)
SAN AUGUSTIN DE LAREDO
- Settlement Inspection by the Marques de Rubi -
- Observations by Nicolas de Lafora -
- Apportionment of the Land Some decrees and other documents Laredo Loyal to Spain -
- Census report of 1823 Inspection report by Don Jose Maria Sanchez in 1828 -
- First Company of the Presidios of Tarnaulipas.
THE FEDERALIST MOVEMENT
- Work of Col. Antonio Zapata – Texans who helped Col. Zapata.
SAN AGUSTIN DE LAREDO 1836-1846
- Laredo part of the Free State of Tamaulipas up to 1846. Influence of Cnpt. Mirabeau B. Lamar.
THE CONFEDERACY ALONG THE RlO GRANDE
- The Benavides Regiment Muster Rolls.
- Recollections of life at El Ranchito in the Borrego Grant.
I found several of my ancestors within the pages of this book. I highly recommend that you check it out. It is available at:
- UTPA Library View Availability
- WorldCat Search for Library Near You.
- Amazon (Only One Available)