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Juan Lopez Vela and Maria Facunda Portales Caballero, 1840 Church Marriage in Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico

The following is the image and transcription of the marriage that took place in Inmaculada Concepcion Church in Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico back in January 13, 1840 between Juan Lopez Vela and Maria Facunda Portales Caballero. The image does not indicate who their parents are. The image does indicate that the witnesses to the marriage were Marcos Flores and Jose Angel Yanez. Juan Lopez Vela and Maria Facunda Portales Caballero are my great-great-great-grandparents through my father’s paternal maternal side of the family.

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N. 1                                        Enero del ano de 1840 

Juan Lopes Soltero con Ma. (Maria) Facunda Portales 

En esta Parroquia de la Villa de Mier a los trece dias del mes de Enero de mil ochocientos quarenta. Yo el Presvo. (Presvitero) Jo. (Jose) Rafael de linra. Cura into. (interino) de la Villa de Camargo. Y como encargado ausiliar este curato. haviendo presedido todas las diligencias que previerie el derecho amonestador en tres dias festivos inter misarum solemnia segun dispocicion del Santo Concilio tridentino que lo fueron los dias, veinte dos, veinte y sinco, y veinte y seisde Dbre (Diciembre) del ano de treinta y nueve. Y no haviendo Resultado impedimiento alguno pasadas mas de las veinte y cuatro horas despues de la ultima amonestacion Case y Vele infacie Ecclesiae a Juan Lopes Soltero con Ma. (Maria) Facunda Portales, fueron padrinos Marcos Flores y testigos al verlos casar y velar Jose Ango. (Angel) Yanez. Y para qe. (que) conste lo firme. 

D. Je. (Jose) Luis G. Garcia 

Note: To translate this transcription just copy it and go to http://translate.google.com/ and paste it. Just gotta mention the it is not an accurate translation but you can get an idea of what the document states.

Sources: FamilySearch

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Matias Portales, His Wives, and Children

The following is some research that I had done on some possible ancestors. I say possible since I did not have a definite document proving it. It was until years latter that I did find one and I ruled them out as being my ancestors.

1st Generation

Matias Portales died on an unknown date, parents are also unknown.  He married 1st Luisa Gertrudis De Guadalupe Ruiz, her parents are unknown also. He married 2nd Maria Gertrudis Caballero on Sep. 20, 1818 in Nuestra Senora Del Refugio, Ciudad Victoria, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Maria Gertrudis, daughter of Jose Anselmo Caballero and Maria Josefa De La Garza, was born About 1802 in SANTANDER JIMENEZ, TAMAULIPAS, MEXICO and died on an unknown date.

Children of Matias Portales and Maria Gertrudis Caballero

    1. Maria Facunda Portales died on an unknown date.
    2. Maria Josefa De Los Dolores Portales was born About 1820 in CIUDAD VICTORIA, TAMAULIPAS, MEXICO and died on an unknown date.
    3. Maria Francisca De La Cruz Portales was born About 1822 in CIUDAD VICTORIA, TAMAULIPAS, MEXICO and died on an unknown date.
    4. Feliciana Portales died on an unknown date.
    5. Polonia Portales was born About 1831 in CIUDAD VICTORIA, TAMAULIPAS, MEXICO and died on an unknown date.

Children of Matias Portales and Luisa Gertrudis De Guadalupe Ruiz

7. Jose Miguel Wenceslao Portales was born About 1814 in CIUDAD VICTORIA, TAMAULIPAS, MEXICO and died on an unknown date.

2nd Generation (Children)

  1. Maria Facunda Portales (my great-great-great-grandmother) died on an unknown date.  She married 1st Jose Juan Nepomuceno Lopez on Jan. 13, 1840 in Inmaculada Concepción, Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Jose Juan Nepomuceno, son of Jose Domingo Lopez and Maria Bernarda Vela, was born on Feb. 4, 1817 in Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico and died on May 18, 1867 in Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico. She married 2nd Hemenegildo Vela, son of Desiderio Vela and Juliana Lopez, on Sep. 7, 1868 in Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
  2. Maria Josefa De Los Dolores Portales was born About 1820 in CIUDAD VICTORIA, TAMAULIPAS, MEXICO and died on an unknown date.
  3. Maria Francisca De La Cruz Portales was born About 1822 in CIUDAD VICTORIA, TAMAULIPAS, MEXICO and died on an unknown date.
  4. Feliciana Portales died on an unknown date.  She married Bruno Castillo, son of Luciano Castillo and Viviana Nieto, on Mar. 30, 1842 in Nuestra Senora De La Consolacion, Soto La Marina, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
  5. Polonia Portales was born About 1831 in CIUDAD VICTORIA, TAMAULIPAS, MEXICO and died on an unknown date.
  6. Jose Miguel Wenceslao Portales was born About 1814 in CIUDAD VICTORIA, TAMAULIPAS, MEXICO and died on an unknown date.

Source: All information was found on FamilySearch.