Author Archives: Moises Garza

About Moises Garza

This blog is an attempt to document my family and make you aware of resources that I find. I also hope that with this blog I can network with other researchers interested in this region and connect with long lost relatives. To keep up to date with this blog follow us with RSS feed, Twitter, Facebook, or Google+. Contact me at moisesgarza@gmail.com

Herencia Mestena Un Reencuentro con la historia del rancho San Rafael de las Tortillas Guerrero, Tamaulipas

 Some time back this book was posted at the We Are Cousins group “Herencia Mestena Un Reencuentro con la historia del rancho San Rafael de las Tortillas Guerrero, Tamaulipas”. I did not think much about it since I had not come across any genealogical information about my family in regards to this ranch/town.

Months latter while talking to my uncle Adolfo Garza he told me that after he graduated as a teacher in Ciudad Victoria his first job was at El Rancho de las Tortilla. He stated that it was back in the 1970’s and that he was there teaching for about four years. He also mentioned that he loved the community and that at the time there where over 60 families. This conversation reminded me of the book and thus I found it at my local library. It contained a list of teachers but I did not find my uncle listed there. It seems that he was left out and have no idea why.

If you have any ties to this ranch I highly recommend this book to you. It is full of history and also genealogical information. The family tree starts with Jacinto de la Pena (1694 – 1734) and Ana Maria Guajardo Gutierrrez de Castro (1698 – 1769).

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The book includes the Following contents:

Introduccion

Capitulo Primero

  • La Cuenca del Rio Salado

Capitulo Segundo

  • Los Primeros Habitantes

Capitulo Tercero

  • Las Fundaciones

1. Primeros lntentos
2. Los Reales de Minas
3. La Colonizacion en Tamaulipas
4. Estancias Ganaderas
5. Las Misiones o Doctrinas
6. Los Presidios
7. Las Ventas o Estancias

Capitulo Cuarto

  • La Fundacion de la Villa de Revilla

Capitulo Quinto

  • La Mision y la Iglesia

Capitulo Sexto

  • Al Ranchito de mis Suenos

Capitulo Septima

  • El Origen de los Terrenos

Capitulo Octavo

  • Una Pagina Regional en la Historia de la Independencia

Capitulo Noveno

  • Aquellos Tiempos!
  • La Fiesta Principal
  • Los Maestros de la Escuela del Rancho
  • Las Bodas
  • La Elaboracion de Colchas
  • Los Caminos y las Veredas
  • Las Procesiones
  • Las Enfermedades
  • El Luto
  • Mi Tio Rafaelito
  • Notas Curiosas

Capitulo Decimo

  • Los Arboles Genealogicos
  • Bibliografia

The only unfortunate thing is that this book is very rare and if not available for sale. The only way that I was able to read it was by borrowing it from my local university.

Where to get a copy:

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Hope that this book helps you out on your genealogical research.

1709 Church Marriage of Juan Antonio de Tamez and Catarina Rodriguez in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

The following is the 1709 Church marriage record of my 6th great grandparents  Juan Antonio de Tamez and Catarina Rodriguez. They got married in February 3, 1709 in Monterrey, Mexico. This document does not mention it but through other sources we have come to find out that the parents of Juan Antonio Tamez are  Juan de Tamez and Nicolasa Flores. The parents of Catarina Rodriguez are Francisco Rodriguez de Montemayor and Maria Caballero de los Olivos. Towards the bottom of this post I have also included a lsit of all their known children including my 5th great grandfather Juan Angel Tamez.

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Juan Antto de Tames Con Dna Catharina Rodriguez

En tres dias del mes de febrero demil Setecientos y nuebeanos Con licencia caso y velo el Lido. Ygnacio Martinez a Juan Antonio de Tmaez Con Dna, Catharina Rodrigues espanoles aviendo precedido las vanas a Veinte y nuebe de Diciembre a Primero y a Seis de Henero en virtud de dispoensa que dispenso el Y. ttmo Senor Arzbpo. Obpo deeste despacho Dn. Diego Camacho y Avila de tercero grado de consanguinmidad fueron testigos Joseph Rodriguez Franco. Rodriguez y Nicolas Rodriguez y porque Copnste lo firme.

Geronimo Lopez Prieto

Children of Juan Antonio Tamez and Catarina Rodriguez were as follows:

        1. Maria Catarina TAMEZ, christened 19 Dec 1709 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She married on 29 Oct 1733 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Alonso BARREDA, son of Alonso BARRERA and Marcela CARDENAS.
        2. Juana Josefa TAMEZ. She married on 14 Feb 1732 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Tadeo MARROQUIN, son of Nicolas MARROQUIN and Francisca MONTEMAYOR.
        3. Bartolome TAMEZ. He married on 16 Feb 1744 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Maria Manuela BARRERA, daughter of Joseph BARRERA and Jacinta GONZALEZ.
        4. Maria Nicolasa TAMEZ. She married on 16 Aug 1744 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Domingo FLORES VALDEZ.
        5. Antonio Pantaleon TAMEZ. He married (1) on 13 Feb 1747 in Guajuco, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Maria Estefana PRIETO, daughter of Pedro PRIETO VILLELA and Francisca AGUIRRE; (2) on 16 May 1793 in Guajuco, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Teodora SALDIVAR.
        6. vi Joseph Simon8 TAMEZ. He married about 1758 Maria Antonia ALANIS, daughter of Joseph ALANIS and Maria Teresa RODRIGUEZ MONTEMAYOR.
        7. Juan Joseph TAMEZ. He married (1) Maria Gregoria VILLARREAL; (2) on 5 Dec 1770 in Guajuco, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Maria Leonor MARROQUIN, christened 21 Feb 1742 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, daughter of Nicolas MARROQUIN and Maria Josefa Jesus ALANIS.
        8. Juan Angel TAMEZ (my 5th great grandfather). He married (1) on 25 Nov 1767 in Cadereyta Jimenez, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Ines LEAL LEON, daughter of Francisco LEAL LEON and Maria Manuela GARZA; (2) on 15 Dec 1774 in Guajuco, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Maria Teresa RODRIGUEZ MONTEMAYOR, daughter of Diego MONTEMAYOR and Maria Ines TREVINO; (3) on 18 May 1787 in Guajuco, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Maria Juliana Rosario SALAZAR, christened 12 Jan 1758 in Santiago, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, daughter of Jose Esteban SALAZAR and Maria Antonia MIRELES; (4) on 31 Oct 1789 in Guajuco, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Ana Maria LEAL, daughter of Jose Antonio LEAL LEON and Maria Ana PEREZ MOYA.

Sources:

  • Rendon, Crispin D. “Ancestors of Moises Garza” February 9, 2014 Pg 53 – 54.

Families of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico Volume Nine

On August the 31st Crispin Rendon released the 9th volume in his series “Families of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico”. I can not stress the importance of this project. It is very valuable for all of us whom have ancestors form Coahuila. In this particular volume Mr. Rendon covers another 500 marriages that took place between January 17,89 through January 1795.

He not just presents the marriage information but also presents two generations of descendants for the couples and indicates that most non marriage information was obtained form familysearch.org.

As is always my recommendation, make sure to download it and add it to your digital eBook library since you never know how long it will be available for download.

Families of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico Volume Nine by Crispin Rendon

Here is part of the email that Crispin emailed me and it includes the download link for his eBook.

I have posted another Saltillo families book.

http://home.earthlink.net/~crisrendon/scmv9.pdf

Best Regards,
Crispin Rendon

Let me know if you find your ancestors in this volume and as I mention before make sure to download it to your collection. By the way if you get a chance thank Mr. Rendon for all his hard work and providing this amazing resource to us. Until next time.

WAC-012: Do You Have A Cavazos Connection?

 

Do You Have A Cavazos Connection

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This episode of contains the audio of the presentation of Carlos Cantu done in June for the RGVHGS titled “Do you have a Cavazos cconnection”. Also Moises talks about the Mier Padron Project, the book about Alonso De Leon, and Transcript, a tool to help you transcribe images.
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Descendants of Don Juan Perez de Onate and Dona Osana Martinez de Gonzalez

I recently came across a book about the descendants of my 14th great grandparents Juan Perez de Onate and Osana Martinez. It is a 189 page book that was compiled by John D. Inclan. This book contains a wealth of information and I highly recommend that you try and get a hold of it since this book has greatly helped in my Genealogy research. Its a must get book specially if Juan and Osana are also your ancestors. The title of this book is “Descendants of Don Juan Perez de Onate and Dona Osana Martinez de Gonzalez – Nueva Galicia- Nuevo Leon- New Mexico- Tamaulipas- Texas- Zacatecas 1460- 2000″.

As you can see just by the title this book contain information on families that lived in Nueva Galicia, Nuevo Leon, New Mexico, Tamaulipas, Texas, and Zacatecas covering the time periods of 1460 to the 2000’s. Make sure and check out the links of where you can obtain this book since there is a link for it online.

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Where to get a copy:

  • WorldCat.org - Find book in a library near you. Check Now.

Even though the online family tree is by the same author I am not one hundred percent sure that it contains the same information as the book.  I just hope that this book and online resource is of help to you.

1867 Baptism Record of Paula Mendoza Mireles in Ojuelos, Jalisco, Mexico

Paula Mendoza is my 2nd great grandmother whom I had been trying to find all of her grandparents. This document is her baptism record that I had previously searched for but could not locate. Turns out that it was out of place and guess what this document mentions all of her grandparents. Now the task will be to search for them and try and find more information but here is where the problem lies. I have no experience researching Jalisco and or other resources for other records other than church and civil.

Paula die from fever in April 15, 1932 in Rancho La Meca, in Tamaulipas, Mexico. You can see her civil registry death record here: Paula Mendoza Mireles – 1932 Civil Registry Death Record, Arcabuz, Tamaulipas, Mexico

Any primos and or primas out there related to Paula or her ancestors please contact me so that we can trade information.

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Sitio Paula, hija Legitima Limosna

En la Yglesia Parroquial de Ojuelos a diez y siete de Marzo de mil ochocientos sesenta y siete. Yo el C. O. Luis Tovares con licnecia del Canonico bautize solemnemente a Paula de quince diaz de nacida en el Sitio como a las diez de la noche, hija lejitima de Tiburcio Mendoza y de Lorenza Mirelez A. P. Antonio mendoza y Petra Ybarra A. M. Trinidad Mirelez y Ma. Guadalupe Villanueva Padrinos Hilario Ramirez, a quien adverti su obligascion y parentesco espiritual p. comutacion lo firme con el senor cura.

Anto Martinez Luis G. Tovares

Source:

  • FamilySearch

1706 Church Marriage of Jose Antonio Salinas and Juana Garcia in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

The following is the 1706 marriage record of my 7th great grandparents Jose Antonio Salinas and Juana Garcia whom married in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The marriage date was April 26, 1706. Unfortunately this document does not indicate whom their parents were but through other sources we know that the parents of Antonio Salinas where Joseph Salinas and Micaela Camacho. I only know of Micaela father whom was Pedro Garcia and have yet to figure out whom her mother was. If you know let me know.

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Anto. Salinas con Juana Garcia

En beinte y siete dias de el mes de Abril de el ano de st, y seis case y vele a Anto. Salinas y a Juana Gracia, aviendo precedido las vanas a once. a diez y ocho y a beinte y sinco de este mes, fueron testigos Ygnacio de [?] y Migl. Cantu y porque conste lo firme.

Geronimo Lopez Prieto

Children of Jose Antonio Salinas and Juana Garcia were as follows:

  1. Francisco Javier SALINAS, christened 2 Apr 1715 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, died 12 Jan 1792 in Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. He married (1) Maria Rosa LONGORIA, born about 1715 in Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico; died 26 Feb 1767 in Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico, daughter of Joseph LONGORIA and Maria CHAPA; (2) in Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico Maria Quiteria VILLARREAL, born 1738 in Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico; died 3 Mar 1804 in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, daughter of Jose Antonio VILLARREAL and Maria Catarina HINOJOSA.
  2. Pedro Jose SALINAS (my sixth great grandfather), born 1735 in Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico; died 10 Sep 1792 in Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He married Maria Catarina GARCIA, born 1725 in Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico; died 17 Dec 1793 in Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
  3. Jose Antonio SALINAS, died 27 Oct 1802 in Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He married Anastacia BENAVIDES, died 8 Nov 1810 in Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, daughter of Francisco Javier BENAVIDES and Maria Francisca GONZALEZ.

Sources:

  • Rendon, Crispin D. “Ancestors of Moises Garza” February 9, 2014 Pg. 85

WAC-011: The Real History of Starr County by Jesus “Chuy” Correa

 

WAC-011 - The Real History of Starr County by Jesus Chuy Correa

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In this episode Jesus “Chuy” Correa talks about The Real History of Starr County form prehistoric times to present times. It is a recording of his presentation to the Rio Grande Valley Hispanic Genealogical Society.
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Cerralvo Church Marriage Records 1761 – 1880 Book II

In case that you do not know I just want to make you aware that the Spanish American Genealogical Association (SAGA) out of Corpus Cristy, Texas back in 1989 indexed the Cerralvo Church Marriage Records covering the time period of 1761 to 1880. This particular book “Cerralvo Church Marriage Records 1761 – 1880 Book II” lists all the brides by alphabetical order by maiden name.

This book is invaluable to our research since as you may or may not be aware of the Cerralvo Marriage Church Records have not been indexed by familysear.org. They are only available at ancestry.com but that is more than $30.00 to get access per month. instead just look for this book or buy it off the SAGA website.

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Remember once you find an entry to one of your ancestors you can obtain a copy of the original at familysearch.org. They are here.

Where to get a copy:

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1702 Church Marriage of Cristobal Guerra Canamar and Nicolasa de Trevino in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

The following image is the record of the 1702 marriage of my 7th great grandparents Cristobal Guerra Canamar and Nicolasa de Trevino in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. They married in February 26, 1702. The following document unfortunately does not mention their parents names but through other documents we have come to find out that Cristobal’s Parents are Ignacio Guerra Canamar and Catalina Fernandez de Tijerina. The parents of Nicolasa are Francisco Baez de Trevino and Catalina de Amaya.

Also this document also lists another of my ancestors as a witness to the marriage. My 9th great grandfather Nicolas Lopez Prieto. Finally it also mentions that a church dispensation was done due to them being related by four degrees of consanguinity. Now I have to try and find this marriage dispensation since it will offer more valuable information and clues.

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Christoval Guerra y Nicolasa de Trevino. Espan

En veinte y seis de Febro. de mil setess. y dos a. en la Parrochial de esta Ciudad despose y vele y in facie Ecleccie a Christoval Guerra con Nicolasa de Trevino, aviendo precedido las vanas en diez y nueve veinte y quatro y veinte y seis de este mez y an. Dispenso su Y[?]ma. en quatro grado en igualdad de sonsanguinidad. Fueron testigos el Cppn. Nicolas Lopez Prieto el Cappn. Pedr. Bapta. Saldua. y el Sargto Mor. Po. Guaxdo Para que conste lo firme.

Geronimo Lopez Prieto

Children of Capitan Cristobal Guerra and Nicolasa Trevino were as follows:

The following list comes from the hard work of Crispin Rendon.

  1. Ignacio Javier GUERRA CANAMAR. He married on 2 May 1736 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Angela Josefa GARZA, born 1720, daughter of Blas GARZA and Maria Magdalena GARCIA.
  2. Maria Gertrudis GUERRA. She married on 7 Oct 1720 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Capitan Cristobal GARZA, son of Capitan Gabriel GARZA and Clara GARZA.
  3. Micaela GUERRA. She married on 11 Aug 1748 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Ignacio FERNANDEZ VALLEJO, born in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, son of General Antonio FERNANDEZ VALLEJO and Maria GARCIA SOSA GUERRA.
  4. Ana GUERRA.
  5. Tomasa Rosalia GUERRA, christened 5 Jan 1710 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She married on 25 Nov 1753 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Jose Jesus RODRIGUEZ, son of Joseph Antonio RODRIGUEZ and Maria Ines GARZA.
  6. Antonia Catalina GUERRA, christened 12 Apr 1711 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She married (1) on 1 Feb 1733 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Capitan Lucas Regalado GONZALEZ HIDALGO, christened 25 Jun 1684 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, died 5 Apr 1749, son of Capitan/Alcalde Lucas GONZALEZ HIDALGO and Micaela GARCIA DAVILA; (2) on 23 May 1752 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Juan Antonio DAVILA, christened 28 Feb 1711 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, son of Francisco Antonio DAVILA and Nicolasa GONZALEZ HIDALGO.
  7. Francisca Javiera GUERRA, christened 25 Jun 1712 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She married (1) Jose Salvador GARZA, born 1695 in Nuevo Leon, Mexico, son of Capitan Salvador GARZA and Juana GUTIERREZ CASTRO; (2) on 16 Jul 1741 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Carlos BAEZ BENAVIDES.
  8. Joseph Bernardo GUERRA. He married on 15 Jan 1741 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Ana Maria GARCIA, christened 17 Jul 1718 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, daughter of Nicolas GARCIA and Maria Teresa SALDUA.
  9. Jose Ramon GUERRA (my 6th Great grandfather), born 21 Apr 1715 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico; died 23 Jun 1798 in Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico; buried in Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He married on 3 Feb 1752 in Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Maria Rosalia HINOJOSA, died 14 Jun 1773 in Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico, daughter of Jose Manuel HINOJOSA and Maria Ines CHAPA.
  10. Maria Rita GUERRA, born about 1716 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She married on 19 Sep 1734 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Joseph Aparicio GONZALEZ HIDALGO, christened 20 Aug 1694 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, son of Capitan/Alcalde Lucas GONZALEZ HIDALGO and Micaela GARCIA DAVILA.
  11. Maria Josefa GUERRA, christened 27 Jul 1717 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
  12. Jose Felix GUERRA.
  13. Pedro Baltazar GUERRA, born about 1720 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He married on 22 Jul 1754 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Maria Jesus GARZA, christened 2 Jun 1733 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, daughter of Blas GARZA and Maria Magdalena GARCIA.
  14. Pedro Ignacio GUERRA. He married on 6 Aug 1752 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Ana Maria RODRIGUEZ, daughter of Joseph Antonio RODRIGUEZ and Maria Ines GARZA.

Sources:

  • Rendon, Crispin D. “Ancestors of Moises Garza” February 9, 2014 Pg. 95 and 96