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The 1635 Marriage of Alonzo de Leon and Josefa Gonzalez in Huichapan, Hidalgo, Mexico

The following is the 1635 marriage of my 10th great grandparents Alonzo de Leon and Josefa Gonzalez. They were married in Huichapan, Hidalgo, Mexico. Alonzo was the son of Lorenzo Perez and Adriana de Leon. Josefa’s parents were Antonio Leal and Maria Gonzalez. I am descendant of two of their children Alonso de Leon whom married Agustina Cantu and Antonio Leal de Leon whom married Juana Josefa Gonzalez Hidalgo. Towards the bottom of the post you will also find a listing of Alonso and Josefa’s children. Also if you are one of their descendants and would like for me to add you to my family tree just send me your family tree linking to them.

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Alo de Leon y Josepa Goncalez

Se belaron en el Veinte y tres de Septembre del ano M seiscientos y treinta y cinco Leydas las Banas. y por verdad. Lo firme Dicho dia mes y ano.

Juan de Velesar

Children of Capitan Alonso LEON and Josefa GONZALEZ were as follows:

  1. Juan PEREZ LEON, died bef 1701. He married unknown.
  2. Capitan Lorenzo PEREZ LEON, born 1638 in Cadereyta Jimenez, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He married Maria CANTU, born 1642, daughter of Capitan Joseph CANTU and Maria TREVINO.
  3. General Alonso LEON, born 1639 in Cadereyta Jimenez, Nuevo Leon, Mexico; died 21 Mar 1691 in Montemorelos, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He married in Nuevo Leon, Mexico Agustina CANTU, born in Montemorelos, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, daughter of Capitan Joseph CANTU and Maria TREVINO.
  4. Josefa GONZALEZ LEON, born in Cadereyta Jimenez, Nuevo Leon, Mexico; died 22 Feb 1726 in Cadereyta Jimenez, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She married about 1655 in San Nicolas, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Joseph GARZA FALCON, born 1616 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico; died 1671, son of Capitan Pedro GARZA and Ines RODRIGUEZ.
  5. Juana LEON, born about 1644 in Cadereyta Jimenez, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She married Capitan Juan CANTU, born 1640; died 12 Dec 1681 in Cadereyta Jimenez, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, son of Capitan Joseph CANTU and Maria TREVINO.
  6. Capitan Antonio LEAL LEON, born 1645 in Cadereyta Jimenez, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. He married (1) about 1670 in Cadereyta Jimenez, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Juana Josefa GONZALEZ HIDALGO, born 1649; died 10 Feb 1689 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, daughter of Alcalde Ordinario Bernabe GONZALEZ HIDALGO and Leonor GUTIERREZ GARCIA; (2) Margarita RENTERIA, born 1665 in Valle de las Salinas, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, daughter of Sargento Mayor Diego VILLARREAL and Ines RENTERIA; (3) Juana TREVINO MAYA, daughter of Alferez Real Juan TREVINO and Ana MAYA.
  7. Francisca LEON, born about 1647 in Cadereyta Jimenez, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She married (1) Sargento Mayor Nicolas CORTEZ MEDINA; (2) Antonio CANTU.
  8. Mateo LEON, born about 1649 in Cadereyta Jimenez, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
  9. Maria LEON, born about 1651 in Cadereyta Jimenez, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She married Sargento Mayor Carlos CANTU, born 1651, son of Capitan Joseph CANTU and Maria TREVINO.
  10. Capitan Miguel LEON. He married Francisca AYALA, born 1657, daughter of Capitan Joseph AYALA and Ana BENAVIDES.

Sources:

  • FamilySearch.org, Huichapan, San Mateo Apóstol, Matrimonios de españoles 1622-1703, 1743-1769, Pg 16
  • Rendon, Crispin D., Ancestors of Moises Garza, February 9, 2014. Pg. 228 and 229

The Children of Andres Ayala and Maria de Jesus Chapa

Andres Ayala (my wife’s 6th great-grandfather) died on an unknown date. He was the son of Ysidro Ayala and Maria Ynes Gonzalez.  He married Maria De Jesus Chapa (my wifes 6th great-grandfather). I do not know who her parents might have been. If anyone has any information on Maria de Jesus Chapa please let me know. I have yet to find whom here parents were.

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Ygnacio Perez and Maria Guadalupe Garcia and Their Children

1st Generation

Ygnacio Perez (my wife’s 6th great-grandfather through her paternal side) was born in Mexico and died on an unknown date (I do not know who his parents where).  He married Maria Guadalupe Garcia (my wife’s 6th great-grandmother).

Children of Ygnacio Perez and Maria Guadalupe Garcia

  1. Juan Nepomuceno Perez was born About 1788 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico and died on an unknown date.
  2. Maria De La Ascencion Perez was born About 1793 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico and died on an unknown date.
  3. Maria Segunda Perez was born About 1795 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico and died on an unknown date.
  4. Joseph Netor Mattias Perez was born About 1803 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico and died on an unknown date.
  5. Joseph Tomas Perez was born About 1805 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico and died on an unknown date.
  6. Joseph Stevan Perez was born About 1807 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico and died on an unknown date.
  7. Maria Josefa Perez was born About 1813 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico and died on an unknown date.

2nd Generation (Children)

  1. Juan Nepomuceno Perez was born About 1788 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico and died on an unknown date.
  2. Maria De La Ascencion Perez was born About 1793 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico and died on an unknown date.
  3. Maria Segunda Perez was born About 1795 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico and died on an unknown date.
  4. Joseph Netor Mattias Perez was born About 1803 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico and died on an unknown date.
  5. Joseph Tomas Perez (5th Great-grandfather) was born About 1805 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico and died on an unknown date.  He married Maria Francisca Ayala on Sep. 25, 1837 in Nuestra Señora De La Soledad, General Terán, Nuevo León, Mexico. Maria Francisca (5th Great-grandmother), daughter of Andres Ayala and Maria De Jesus Chapa, was born About 1811 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico and died on an unknown date.
  6. Joseph Stevan Perez was born About 1807 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico and died on an unknown date.  He married Maria Concepcion Garza, daughter of Vicente Garza and Josefa Ayala, on Oct. 14, 1833 in Sagrario Metropolitano, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
  7. Maria Josefa Perez was born About 1813 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico and died on an unknown date.

Sources: FamilySearch

Apolonio Contreras de La Garza and Demetria Garza Solis and Their Children

1st Generation
Apolonio Contreras was born in 1844 in Mexico and died on an unknown date. he was the son of Jose Manuel Antonio Contreras Trevino and Rafaela de La Garza Olivares. He married Demetria Garza on Aug. 17, 1874 in Starr, Texas, USA. Demetria, daughter of Epamuseno Garza and Maria Eugenia Solis, was born in 1848 in Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico and died on Apr. 30, 1930 in La Grulla, Starr, Texas, USA. I have yet to discover who are the parents of Epamuseno Garza and Maria Eugenia Solis, if anyone knows please contact me.

Children of Apolonio Contreras and Demetria Garza

  1. Eulalio Contreras was born on Feb. 2, 1876 in Texas, USA and died on Dec. 22, 1957 in La Grulla, Starr, Texas, USA.
  2. Felix Contreras was born on Mar. 1, 1879 in Cuevitas, Texas, USA and died on May 16, 1945 in Los Villarrerales, Tamps Mexico.
  3. Refugio Contreras was born on Jul. 4, 1881 in Texas, USA and died on March 21, 1958 in La Grulla, Starr, Texas, USA.
  4. Juan Contreras was born About 1885 and died on an unknown date.
  5. Juana Contreras was born on May 6, 1886 in Cuevitas, Hidalgo, Texas, USA and died on an unknown date.
  6. Paula Contreras was born in Jun. 1891 in San Miguel, Tamaulipas, Mexico and died on Nov. 2, 1921 in La Grulla, Starr, Texas, USA.

2nd Generation (Children)

1. Eulalio Contreras was born on Feb. 2, 1876 in Texas, USA and died on Dec. 22, 1957 in La Grulla, Starr, Texas, USA.  He married Paula G. Paula was born About 1880 in Mexico and died on an unknown date.

2. Felix Contreras was born on Mar. 1, 1879 in Cuevitas, Texas, USA and died on May 16, 1945 in Los Villarrerales, Tamps Mexico.  He married Porfiria Gonzalez. Porfiria, daughter of Inez Gonzalez and Felipa Salinas, was born in 1885 in Los Villarreales, Mexico and died in 1920 in Los Villarreales, Mexico.

3. Refugio Contreras was born on Jul. 4, 1881 in Texas, USA and died on Mar. 21, 1958 in La Grulla, Starr, Texas, USA.

4. Juan Contreras was born About 1885 and died on an unknown date.

5. Juana Contreras was born on May 6, 1886 in Cuevitas, Hidalgo, Texas, USA and died on an unknown date.

6. Paula Contreras was born in Jun. 1891 in San Miguel, Tamaulipas, Mexico and died on Nov. 2, 1921 in La Grulla, Starr, Texas, USA.  She had two previous marriages before marrying Jose Francisco Perez on May 24, 1911 in Starr, Texas, USA. Jose Francisco, son of Jose Encarnacion Perez and Maria Dorotea Lozano, was born on Feb. 12, 1865 in Encadenado, General Terán, Nuevo León, Mexico and died on Feb. 14, 1942 in La Grulla, Starr County, Texas. (See Photo of Them)

Sources: FamilySearch, and Personal email with David Cantu.

Yldefonso Zamora His Wives and His Children

1st Generation

Yldefonso Zamora (my great-grandfather) was born About 23 Jan 1886 in Mier, Tamaulipas to Gabino Zamora and Marta Garza. I have yet to find any documents with his death date.  He married 1st Felipa Rios on Oct. 4, 1920 in Los Aldamas, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Felipa, daughter of Andres Rios and Pilar Gonzalez, was born About 1904 and died on an unknown date. He met 2nd Elena Tanguma (my great-grandmother), daughter of Juan Tanguma Pena and Leandra Ramirez Martinez. Continue reading

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.

Desiderio Flores Flores and Guadalupe Villarreal

1st Generation

Desiderio Flores Flores is my wife’s great-grandfather, he was born on Dec. 12, 1883 in Mexico and died on Jan. 25, 1968 in Pct. #4, Hidalgo, Texas.  He was the son of Anastacio Flores Flores and Manuela Flores Vela. He married Guadalupe Villarreal on Feb. 11, 1919 in Starr, Texas, USA. Guadalupe, daughter of Juan Villarreal* and San Juana Rodriguez*, was born Mar 10, 1895 in Texas, USA and died Jun 25, 1968 in Mission Municipal Hospital, Mission, Hidalgo, Texas, USA. Note: Unfortunately I have not been able to find her parents due to her name being very common and the little facts known about her. Since the story goes that she divorced Desiderio and married several times after him. If anyone has any information about her please contact me. Thank you Rosie for your invaluable information.

Children of Desiderio Flores and Guadalupe Villarreal

    1. Maria Dedar Flores died on an unknown date.
    2. Paula Flores was born About 1911 in Texas, USA.
    3. Leonor Flores was born About 1914 in Texas, USA.
    4. Cipriano Flores was born About 1919 in Texas, USA.
    5. Manuela Flores was born on Aug. 13, 1923 in Los Ebanos, Hidalgo, Texas, USA and died on Jul. 23, 1968 in Mission Municipal Hospital, Mission, Hidalgo, Texas, USA.
    6. Andrea Flores was born on Nov. 31, 1928 in Starr, Texas, USA.
    7. San Juanita Flores was born on May 29, 1930 in Starr County, Texas, USA and died on an unknown date.
    8. Ananstacio Flores was born on Aug. 11, 1933 in La Grulla, Starr, Texas, USA and died on Jul. 4, 1934 in Precinct 5, Starr County, Texas, USA.

2nd Generation (Children)

  1. Maria Dedar Flores died on an unknown date.  She married Vicente Perez on Oct. 28, 1940 in Starr, Texas, USA. Vicente, son of Francisco Perez and Paula Contreras, was born on May 24, 1917 and died on Feb. 14, 1990 in Starr, Texas, USA.
  2. Paula Flores was born About 1911 in Texas, USA.
  3. Leonor Flores was born About 1914 in Texas, USA.
  4. Siprian* (aka Cipriano) Flores was born Dec 28, 1919* in Texas, USA.
  5. Manuela Flores was born on Aug. 13, 1923 in Los Ebanos, Hidalgo, Texas, USA and died on Jul. 23, 1968 in Mission Municipal Hospital, Mission, Hidalgo, Texas, USA.  She married Enrique Flores.
  6. Andrea Flores was born on Nov. 31, 1928 in Starr, Texas, USA.
  7. San Juanita Flores was born on May 29, 1930 in Starr County, Texas, USA and died on an unknown date.
  8. Ananstacio Flores was born on Aug. 11, 1933 in La Grulla, Starr, Texas, USA and died on Jul. 4, 1934 in Precinct 5, Starr County, Texas, USA.

Sources:

  • Rosie Flores, facts with a * where provided by Rosie
  • FamilySearch
  • Interviews with my Father In-Law Heraclio Perez

The Children of Jose Jorge Lopez Gonzalez and Maria de la Luz Garza

Through my Mexican genealogy research I have found the following information in regards to my 2nd great grandparents Jose Jorge Lopez Gonzalez and Maria de la Luz Garza.

1st Generation

Jose Jorge Lopez Gonzalez was born About 1855 in Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico and died on an unknown date.  He was the son of Gabriel Lopez and Maria de Jesus Gonzalez. He married Maria De La Luz Garza (have not been able to find her parents, yet)  her parents are Rafael Garza and Maria Ramona Garcia. If anyone knows who the parents of Ramona are please send me an email.

Children of Jose Jorge Lopez and Maria De La Luz Garza

  1. Faustina Lopez was born About 1879 and died on an unknown date.
  2. Felicitas Lopez was born on Jan. 20, 1881 and died on Feb. 20, 1962.
  3. Calixta Lopez was born in 1885 and died on an unknown date.
  4. Paula Lopez was born on Jun. 4, 1891 in El Arcabuz, Nuevo Leon, Mexcio and died on Dec. 8, 1975.
  5. Carmelita Lopez died on an unknown date.
  6. Manuela Lopez died on an unknown date.
  7. Jorge Lopez died on an unknown date.

2-nd Generation (Children)

  1. Faustina Lopez was born About 1879 and died on an unknown date.  She married Genaro Garza on Jul. 21, 1902 in Los Aldamas, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Genaro, son of Jose Martin Garza and Maria Ruperta Lopez, was born About 1881 and died on an unknown date.
  2. Felicitas Lopez was born on Jan. 20, 1881 and died on Feb. 20, 1962.  She married Jose Angel Lopez on Aug. 13, 1902 in Inmaculada Concepción, Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Jose Angel, son of Jose Angel Lopez and Maria Soledad Burnia, was born on Apr. 10, 1880 in San Diego, Texas, USA and died on Mar. 30, 1969.
  3. Calixta Lopez was born in 1885 and died on an unknown date.  She married Secundino Garza on Sep. 17, 1905 in Aldamas, Nuevo León, Mexico. Secundino, son of Nazario Garza and Tomasa Garcia, was born About 1884 in Arcabuz, Tamaulipas, Mexico and died on an unknown date.
  4. Paula Lopez was born on Jun. 4, 1891 in El Arcabuz, Nuevo Leon, Mexcio and died on Dec. 8, 1975.  She married Eusebio Garza on Mar. 20, 1907 in Los Aldamas, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Eusebio, son of Jose Martin Garza and Maria Ruperta Lopez, was born on Aug. 14, 1883 and died on Jun. 4, 1947.
  5. Carmelita Lopez died on an unknown date.
  6. Manuela Lopez died on an unknown date.
  7. Jorge Lopez died on an unknown date.

I have found the Marriage records for Faustina, Felicitas, Calixta and Paula. I will be transcribing those and posting them on this blog.

NOTE: Most of the information here came from my father Lauro Garza Marroquin. Also some from FamilySearch and cemetery tombstones.

Jose Martin Garza Garcia – Rancho De Santa Tereza

As time has passed i have found more information about my ancestor Jose Martin Garza Garcia. Since writing this post over a year ago I have found his death date and have found that he is buried in El Arcabuz, Tamaulipas, Mexico as many of his ancestors are. I have also found out that Rancho De Santa Tereza used to be near El Arcabuz and might have and been property of one of Martin’z Aunts.

Jose Martin Garza Garcia is my great-great-grandfather on my paternal side. Unfortunately I don’t have much information about Martin and I am currently researching him further. The only thing I have been able to find was his baptismal record on FamilySearch. According to an informal interview with my uncle Horacio Garza he stated that both Martin and his wife Maria Ramona Garcia are buried in the Cemetery of Los Trevinos, Miguel Aleman, Tamaulipas, Mexico but I have not been able to find their graves. I still have to search the Cemeteries in Mier and El Nogalito to be completely sure that I may never find their graves. He is burried in El Arcabuz, Tamaulipas, Mexico but I have yet to find Ruperta’s burrial place but I suspect it is the same one.

1st Generation

Jose Rafael Garza died on an unknown date.  He married Maria Ramona Garcia on Oct. 20, 1834 in Inmaculada Concepción, Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico.Children of Jose Rafael Garza and Maria Ramona Garcia
  1. Jose Diego De Jesus Garza was born on Nov. 12, 1835 in Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico and died on an unknown date.
  2. Jose Martin Garza was born on Jan. 30, 1837 in Rancho De Santa Tereza, Tamaulipas, Mexico and died on an unknown date  February 22, 1928.
  3. Pablo Garza died on Nov. 23, 1838 in Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
  4. Jose George Garza died on Oct. 27, 1840 in Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

2nd Generation (Children)

  1. Jose Diego De Jesus Garza was born on Nov. 12, 1835 in Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico and died on an unknown date.  He married Jacinta Lopez, daughter of Jose Manuel Lopez and Maria Tomasa de la Garza, on Aug. 8, 1859 in Inmaculada Concepción, Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
  2. Jose Martin Garza was born on Jan. 30, 1837 in Rancho De Santa Tereza, Tamaulipas, Mexico and died on an unknown date February 22, 1928.  He married Maria Ruperta Lopez, daughter of Jose Manuel Lopez and Maria Tomasa de la Garza, on Mar. 3, 1862 in Inmaculada Concepción, Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
  3. Pablo Garza died on Nov. 23, 1838 in Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
  4. Jose George Garza died on Oct. 27, 1840 in Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico.