Category Archives: Mier Land Grants

Recommended Book – Anales y Testimonios del Cantaro

Anales y Testimonios del Cantaro 1986 by Octavio Herrera Perez


If you are familiar with he history of Mier then you probably already figured the title out. El Paso del Cantaro used to be the name of Mier prior to it’s founding in 1753.

This book is very comprehensive in Mier’s history and it’s past international impact. Aside from the history contained in this book, its real treasure are the 101 transcriptions of documents found int eh archives of Mier.
It also contains all the names of the grantees of the Mier Porciones on both sides of the Rio Grande River. 
I almost forgot to mention all the Genealogical information contained within its pages. I can almost guarantee that if your ancestors lived in this area during the 1700′s they are more than likely mentioned in this book.
As with other books, this books printing was very limited but you can find a copy at the University of Texas Pan American in Ediburg Texas, in their Lower Rio Grande Valley Special Collection. That’s were I was able to get a hold of this book. Check your local University Library to see if they have a copy.

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Map of Mier Land Grants on the Mexican Side and Names of People Awarded To

Map of Mier 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.

Names of Grantees as per book Anales y Testimonios del Cantaro

Porcion 1 –
Gaspar Garcia
Porcion 2 – Santiago Barrera
Porcion 3 – Luis Lopez
Porcion 4 – Manuel de Hinojosa
Porcion 5 – Manuel de Hinojosa El Mozo (Jr.)
Porcion 6 – Ramon Guerra
Porcion 7 – Juan Francisco Saenz
Porcion 8 – Gervacio de Hinojosa
Porcion 9 – Francisco Pena
Porcion 10 – Teodoro Pena
Porcion 11 – Rosas Garcia
Porcion 12 – Jose Vela
Porcion 13 – Bartolo Flores
Porcion 14 – Francisco de la Garza
Porcion 15 – Jose Hinojosa
Porcion 16 – Manuel Sandoval
Porcion 17 – Jose Antonio Olivares
Porcion 18 – Santiago Olivares
Porcion 19 – Jose Olivares
Porcion 20 – Nicolas Gonzalez
Porcion 21 – Nicolas Gonzalez (el viejo)
Porcion 22 – Jose Lorenzo de la Garza
Porcion 23 – Juan de la Garza
Porcion 24 – Javier Saenz
Porcion 25 – Marcelino Saens
Porcion 26 – Ignacio Garcia
Porcion 27 – Diego Flores
Porcion 28 – Juan Garcia
Porcion 29 – Javier Salinas

Porcion 30 – Marcelino de Hinojosa
Porcion 31 – Dionisio Resendi
Porcion 32 – Francisco Gil
Porcion 33 – Jose Pena
Porcion 34 – Joaquin Bazan
Porcion 35 – Andres Lugo
Porcion 36 – Filiberto Gonzalez
Porcion 37 – Manuel Adame
Porcion 38 – Vicente Garcia
Porcion 39 – quedo vacia
Porcion 40 – Jose Bazan
Porcion 41 – Luis de Lerma
Porcion 42 – Juan Antonio Ramos
Porcion 43 – Ignacio Salinas

Porcion 44 – Diego Garcia
Porcion 45 – Jose Florencio Chapa Capitan
Porcion 46 - Jose Florencio Chapa Capitan
Porcion 47 – Bernardo Vela
Porcion 48 – Ana Maria Guajardo
Porcion 49 – Antonio Resendi
Porcion 50 – Miguel Ramirez
Porcion 51 – Miguel Hinojosa
Porcion 52 – Pablo Zarate
Porcion 53 – Juan Gonzalez
Porcion 54 – Antonio Montalvo

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Spanish Colonial Ranching Communities a Dissertation by Mary Jo Galindo

Anyone doing Genealogy research in South Texas and Northeastern Mexico at one point, while doing research, cannot help but stumble into Mary Jo Galindo’s Dissertation “Con Un Pie En Cada Lado: Ethnicities and the Archaeology of Spanish Colonial Ranching Communities Along the Lower Río Grande Valley” which is a great 353 page work about South Texas and Northeastern Mexico Ranching and its early families. Continue reading