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Today is a Special Day, Happy Birthday Dad!

I usually don’t write personal stuff and I try to keep it my blog focused in South Texas and Northeastern Mexico Genealogy but today is an exception. Today my father turns 70 years old. He has been and is one of my greatest role models. He thought me how to be responsible and showed me that with hard work I can do anything that I want.

These couple of days have been hectic since my brothers/sisters and I have been organizing a surprise birthday party. Even-though one of my aunts visited him and almost ruined the surprise. : ) All in all working full time for the state/county and having two toddlers made it a challenge to help organize it. It will all pay off once we see his face this afternoon when we surprise him. Hopefully all goes well since this party is not the usual BBQ it Continue reading

Melchor de Trevino and Antonia de la Garza, 1697 Marriage in

The following is the 2-4-1697 church marriage of my 9th great grandparents Melchor de Trevino and Antonia de la Garza.

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Melchor de Trevino y D Antonia de la Garza espanolez 

En Este dia mes y ano en Esta capilla despote y Case por palabras de presente y Cele in facie Eclasie a Melchor de Trevino y a D Antonia de la Graza aviendo adquirido de tercero grado y aviendo precedido Las Vanas en 27 de henero y en 2 y 3 de febrero de este presente ano Siendo testigos Sa Angel de la Garza y el Cap Augn. de la Vera y para que conste lo firme = ut supra - 

Pb Lorenso Perez de Leon

To fully appreciate this document one has to look at the previous marriage since it sets the date and place that Melchor and Antonia got married. It reads “En quatro de febrero de mil seisientos y nobenta y siete anos en La Capilla de S. Franco. de la Jurisdision de esta ciudad”. Hacienda de San Francisco is present day Apodaca Nuevo Leon.

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Jose de la Trinidad de la Pena – 1830 Baptism in Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico

The following is the 1830 baptism of my 3rd great grandfather Jose de la Trinidad de la Pena. He was nine days old when baptized. This document lists his parents as Jose Trinidad Pena and Maria de San Juan Garza. His godparents are lsited as Julian Lopez and Gregoria Garcia.

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48 Jose de la Trinidad 

En esta Parroquia de la Villa de Mier en quatro de Marzo de mil Ochocientos treinta yo el Presvitero Felipe de Jesus Cepeda Cura Into. de Esta villa vautice Solemneme. a Jose de la Trinidad de nuebe dias, hijo lego. de Jose Trinidad Pena y Ma. de S. Juan Garza fueron sus Padrinos: Julian Lopez y Gregoria Garzia y pa. qe. Conste lo firme. 

Felipe de Jesus Cepeda

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Jose Gil Lopez and Anastacia Hinojosa, 1861 Church Marriage in Mier, Tamaulipas, mexico

The following is the 1861 Church Marriage record of my 3rd great grandfather Jose Gil Lopez to his second wife Anastacia Hinojosa. He was the son of Lorenzo Lopez and Barbara Rios. Thanks to a 1874 Census of Arcabuz I was able to find that he had married twice and thus found this document.

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N. 6 D. Gil Lopez viudo con Da. Anastacia [?]

En la Parroquia de la Villa de Mier a quince dias del mes de Abril de mil ochocientos sesenta y uno: Concluidas las diligencias Matrimoniales y leidas tres tres proclamos en tres dias festivos y requidos inter Missarum solemnia segun lo dispone el Santo Consilio de Trento que lo fueron el treinta y uno de Marso siete y catorse de Abril del corriente ano, y no habiendo resultado ningun impedimiento ni Canonico ni Civil ni aun pasadas veinticuatro horas despues del ultimo amonestacion, expresado su mutuo consentimiento por palabras de presente que hasen verdadero y legitimo Matrimonio ante mi el Cura propio Don Franco. de P. Benavides, lo Contrayeron D. Gil Lopez originario y vecino de esta Villa en el rancho del Arcabus, viudo en primeras nupsias de Da. Ma. del Rosario Garza sepultada en el Campo Santo de S. Juan Bautista del Cojo, y Da. Anastacia Hinojosa originaria y vecina de esta Villa viuda en primeras nupsias de Da. Antonio Villarreal sepultado en este Campo Santo, e inmediatamente los vele y bendije segun los ritos de N. Madre la Yglesia altiempo de la Celebracion dela Missa, porque no estaba velada la novia en su primer Matrimonio, fueron testigos al verlos Casar y velar D. Demetrio Hinojosa y D. Nasario Barrera, y pa. qe. Conste lo firme.  

Franco. de P. Benavidez

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Marriage of Jose Manuel Lopez and Maria Tomasa de La Garza, 1834 in Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico

The following is the 1834 church marriage of my 3rd great grandparents Jose Manuel Lopez and Maria Tomasa de La Garza. Unfortunately this documented doe not indicate whom their parents are but it does contain some clues. First of all, from other documents we know that the parents of Maria Tomasa are Juan Jose de la Garza and Maria Gertrudis Cuellar. Now to the clues, this documented indicates that there is an Illicit Affinity in a Second degree, meaning that they were somehow related but not by blood. From research there is only one other Manuel Lopez that was married 7 years prior to Maria Cecilia de la Garza whom was Tomasa’s first cousin. This could only mean that the two Manuel’s are the same person whom married a cousin of his deceased wife and thus had to get a dispensation from the church. If I could only find the dispensation, that would let me know with certainty. The bad thing is also that on both marriages his parents are not listed. I sure need more research before I can be sure.

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Manuel Lopez Viudo con Ma. Tomasa Garza doncella 

En esta Parroquia de la Villa de Mier a los veinte y nueve dias del mes de Obtubre de mil ochocientos treinta y cuatro. Yo el Presbo. J. Anto. de Jesus Ramos, Cura interino de dicha Villa, haviendo cedido todas las diligs. que previene el derecho amonestados en tres dias festivos inter Misarum Solemnia segun dispocision del Santo concilio tridentino que lo fueron los dias veinte y uno veinte ocho y veinte y nueve de Otbre, Yno haviendo resultado impedimiento alguno a mas del Parentesco que tienen dispensado que es uno Afinidad ilicita en segundo grado, y pasadas las veinte y cuatro horas despues de la ultima Proclama, Case y Vele infacie Ecclesie a Jose Manuel Lopez viudo con Ma. Tomasa de la Garza fueron testigos al verlos casar y velar Jose Anto. Yanez y los Padrinos qe. los acompanaron Jose Sais y Calletana Garcia, Y para qe. Conste lo firme.  

J. Anto. de Jesus Ramos

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Maria Felipa Selbera (Cervera), 1802 Church Death Record, Mier Tamaulipas, Mexico

The following is the 1802 Church Death record of my 6th great grandmother Maria Felipa Selbera (Cervera). She was the widow of My 6th great grandfather Francisco Xavier de la Garza and Jose Vela. As the following document indicates she died of old age at 100 years old.

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Henero de 802 

Del Rancho del Arcabuz, Maria Felipa Selvera espana. adulta. Ynsionias mayor 

En esta Parroquia de la Purisima Concepcion de Mier, en treinta y uno de henero de demil ochocientos dos: Yo Fr. Antonio Del Alamo, Cura, Vicario, y Juez Eceo. de esta, Villa Ecleciastica sepoltura a Da. Maria Felipa Selvera, Espanola de edad de cien as. murio de Vieja, Biuda que fue de D.n Franco. Xavier de la Garza, y de Dn. Jose Vela Difuntos, se confeso, y no recivio el Santo Oleo a causa de haver enfermado gravemente, y era muy Distante el Rancho, no testo esta. Sra. pero su marido Dn. Jose Vela fundo la Ca[pilla de la Purisima Concepcion de esta Villa, y tubo el veneficio de que se condieran la gracia de que se enterraren sin costo de Fabrica, y para que conste lo firme et supra. 

Fr. Anto. del Alamo

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Blas de la Garza, 1669 Church Death Record, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

The following is the 1669 Church Death Record of my 11th great grandfather Blas de la Garza. The following is a very interesting document, it indicates he left a will and also that some services in his memory should be performed in Mexico City. Hope I get to find his will some day. It is interesting to note that his wife is lsites as Beatris de la Garza but her last name was Gonzalez.

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Blas de la Garza Espanol 

En veinte y uno de Maio Febrero demil y seiscientos y Sesenta y nueve anos, murio el Capan. Blas Maria de la Garza Haviendo confessado y recivio todos los Santos Sacramtos, testo ante el Capan. Juan Cabassos, Alcalde ordino. desta ciudad  y con comisson. del F. Gonz. D. Nicolas de Arcaraza le mando enterrar en la Yglesia de San Franco. con missa de cuerpo presente y vigilia dos novenarios cantados, Esto en dicho convto. otro en La parroquial desta ciudad y cincuenta missas rezadas, con otras veinte y cinco en el altar del paredon dela ciudad de Mexco: fueron su albacos; Beatris de la Garza su mujer y Juan de la Garza y lo firme.
Cando – y no vale = tedo. maio = no vale 

Franco. de Loera

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1767 Land Grant of Francisco Angel de la Garza – Mier Porcion 14

Map of Mexican Porciones by Mary Jo Galindo.
The above is a map that Mary Jo Galindo made from an old one found in Mier. The above image can be found in her dissertation on page 10.


Land Grant of Francisco Angel de la Garza:

This is a copy from the book Anales y Testimonios del Cantaro. It is a translation of a 1767 document found in the archives of Mier. It also contains all the names of the people that were given the above listed grants. I’ll be posting all of them in another post. 


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14. – A la misma linea hecharon otros treinta y cinco cordeles que hacen mil setecientas cincuenta varas mexicanas, con tantas a la cabezada opuesta, y diez y siete mil de largo, completa porcion, demarcandose en el Paso de la Laja, pidola Francisco de la Garza tambien vecino de Camargo por tener alli sus bienes, y se le deja como a los de arriba.

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14. – On the same line they threw thirty five strings which make one thousand seven hundred and fifty Mexican varas, with the same on opposite side, and seventeen thousand long, completes porcion, marked in the Pass of the Alaja, asked by Francisco Garza also neighbor of Camargo for having his property there, and is left as those above.

Some Notes:

This few lines in this document granted to my 6th great grandfather Francisco Angel de la Garza a piece of land .91 miles by 8.85 miles long, along the San Juan River in present day Arcabuz, Tamaulipas, Mexico. This document also states that he was from Camargo and that he had property on the land he petitioned for. So it can safely be assumed that he was already living at this location before 1767.

Francisco got married in Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico back in December 16, 1757 to Maria Cayetana Pena.

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Beatriz Gonzalez 1670 Church Death Record Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

This is the 1670 Church Death record of Beatriz Gonzalez my 11th great grandmother in Catedral de Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She was the wife of Captain Blas de La Garza. She was daughter of Marcos Gonzalez and Mariana Navarro.

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Beatris Gonsalez espanola 

En diez de Mayo de mil y seiscientos y setenta anos murio Beatris Gonsalez espanola Viuda del Cpan. Blas de la Garza haviendo confessado y recevido todos los Santos Sacramentos, no testo enterase enla Yglesia del Convto. de San Franco. desta ciudad con vigilia y missa de Cuerpo presente Novenro. cantado, esto enla Parroquial, = cinqta. missas rezadas porlas almas de sus padres y marido Loqual mandaron desir sus herederos y lo firme. 

Franco de Loera

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Pedro Jose Gonzalez and Juana Maria Cuellar, 1821 Mier, Tamaulipas Church Marriage

The following is the 1821 Church Marriage of my 4th great grandparents Pedro Jose Gonzalez and Juana Maria Cuellar. They marries in present day Ciudad Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Pedro was the son of Juan Jose Gonzalez and Maria Balvina de la Garza. This document was super hard to read so excuse the mistakes.

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Pedro Jose Gonzalez con Ma. Juana Cuellar espanoles del Arcabuz 

En esta villa de la purisima concepcion a venticinco de el mes de Nobiembre del ano mil ochocientos veinte un anos, Yo Pr Anto. del Alamo, cura ministro y vicco y jues ecco de esta Villa , despues de todas las diligencias en esto necesarias, y leidas las amonestaciones conforme lo mando el santo concilio en dias beinte, beinte y uno, y beinte y ocho del pasado mes de Octubre, [?] dias solemnizo nuestra santa Madre Yglesia. Las dominicas dies y ocho, dies y nueve y beinte des pues se penzocostes, y no abiendo resultado ympto alguno  [?] [?] [?] nombradas – case y vele unfacie eclesiepor palabras de presente a Pedro Jose Gonzalezespl orixinario de esta villa en el Rancho del arcabuz hijo de Juan Gonzalez y de Maria Balbina de la Garza; Con Ma. Juana Cuellar espla doncella Hija de Jose Anto Cuellar, y de Juana [?] Lopez Difunta = fueron testigos al berlos casar y velar Jose Agapito Ybanez y Jose Ant Garcia, y padrinos qe los acompanaron Jose Nicolas Lopez y su esposa Ma. Balbina Garcia pa qe conste lo firme 

Fr. Anto. del Alamo 

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