The Vital Contribution of Texas in the Winning of the American Revolution

Recently while researching the role of our Spanish Ancestors and their possible contribution to the American Revolution I came across this short essay titled “The Vital Contribution of Texas  in the Winning of  the American Revolution”. I had not thought about sharing it until I received an email from Christine Martinez with this PDF document attached. I though that it would be a good idea if I in turn shared it with everyone else.

This short essay written by Robert H. Thonhoff is very interesting and will surely get your attention and give you a rapid overview of Northeastern New Spain back during the American Revolution. You will learn about the cattle drives and also about the settlements that were in Texas about that time. This can also provide you with clues as to what localities to search for your ancestors in the future.

The Vital Contribution of Texas in the Winning of the American Revolution

Most importantly you will learn about Spain’s role in the american revolution and the major part that it played in defeating the British.

I hope that you enjoy this essay as much as I did.

You can view and download it here:

Let me know about your opinions or of something you learned about our history on Facebook or in the comment section of this post.

1689 Church Marriage of Antonio Lopez Prieto and Maria Rodriguez de Montemayor in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

The following is the June 21 1689 marriage of my 8th great grandparents Antonio Lopez Prieto and Maria Rodriguez de Montemayor. They were married in what is now Monterrey Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The parents of Antonio are listed as being Capitan Nicolas Lopez PRieto and Maria de Ayala. The parents of Maria are listed as Capitan Diego Rodriguez and Ynes de la Garza.

Cut out of Original Image:

Antonio Lopez Prieto and Maria Rodriguez de Montemayor in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico 1689 Marriage Pg 40-1

Antonio Lopez Prieto and Maria Rodriguez de Montemayor in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico 1689 Marriage Pg40 - 2

View Original Image at FamilySearch.org

Transcription of Above Image:

Antto. Prieto y Maria Rodriguez espanoles.

En Veinte y uno dias del mes de Junio de mil y seis cientos y ochenta y nueve anos despose y vele a Antonio Prieto hijo del Cappan. Nicolas Lopez Prieto y de MAria de Ayala: con Maria Rodriguez hija legitima del Cappan. Diego Rodriguez de Mte.mor. difunto y de Ynes de la Garza todos vezinos de este Rno. aviendo presedido las vanas en cinco nueve y doze de esthe mes y Ano: fueron testigos el Sargto. Mor. Lucas Cavallero Alonso Ruiz y Po. de Salazar. y para que cosnte lofirme ut supra. =

Josephh Guajardo

Children of Antonio Lopez Prieto and Maria Rodriguez de Montemayor:

The following list of children was compiled by Crispin Rendon.

  1. Maria LOPEZ PRIETO.
  2. Antonio Regalado PRIETO, born about 1700 in Santiago, Nuevo Leon, Mexico; died bef 1729. He married on 25 Jan 1712 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Maria Josefa GUERRA, christened 7 Jun 1697 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, died bef 1741, daughter of Capitan Juan GUERRA CANAMAR and Juana FLORES ABREGO.
  3. Pedro PRIETO VILLELA (my 7th great grandfather), died bef 1745. He married Francisca AGUIRRE, christened 31 Oct 1693 in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico, daughter of Capitan Pedro AGUIRRE and Mariana RAMOS ARRIOLA.

Sources:

  • FamilySearch
  • Rendon, Crispin D. “Ancestors of Moises Garza” February 9, 2014 Pg. 113

WAC-16: The 35th Annual Texas Hispanic Genealogical and Historical Conference

 

The 35th Annual Texas Hispanic Genealogical and Historical Conference

Play Podcast:

Summary:

Moises recaps the presentations that he attended during the 35th Texas Hispanic Genealogical, talks about his ancestors Juan Bautista Perez and Maria Guadalupe Lopez Prieto, Texas Almanac 2014 – 2015 , and U.S. Latino Patriots: from the American Revolution to Afghanistan.
Continue reading

Get the Texas Almanac 2014 – 2015 eBook for Free

I just got my own free eBook copy of the Texas Almanac 2014-2015 edition. It is packed with great articles about History and what goes hand in hand with history? Genealogical Information. I know that you may have deep roots in Texas, as that is the case with most of us.

This eBook is published by the Texas State Historical Association. I came across a banner on their website promoting the free eBook.  I went through the process and at the end you get a page where they try to sell you the hard copy of the book (you don’t have to buy the book, but if you want to support this organization by all means you can buy it), but I digress.

This eBook is over 670 pages with all types of information regarding our State. Some of the articles that caught my eye were “Historic Ranches in Texas” and A Brief Sketch of Texas History”.

Partial Image form the Cover:

Full cover image:

Here is the link to get your own copy of this eBook. Make sure to get it A.S.A.P. since these type of deals don’t last long on the internet.

Click the following link:

Let me know what you think about this eBook and or any of the stories inside it on the comments section of this post. Hope that you like it and enjoy reading about Texas.

U.S. Latino Patriots: From the American Revolution to Afghanistan, An Overview

The contributions of Hispanics in this countries military conflicts has always been ignored. That is until recent times. Recently President Obama has awarded the deserved medals to many of Hispanic heroes going as far back as WWII.

I was recently doing research on Spain’s involvement during the Revolutionary was. As you may remember a time back I wrote a short post titled “Spanish Patriots During the American Revolution, 1779-1783, The 8-volume Series” witch is an awesome resource and many ancestors are mentioned there.  These mentions of my ancestors intrigued me and thus I have been trying to find the One Peso Contribution Rolls, which I have yet to find. If you have any information let me know.

U.S. Latino Patriots From the American Revolution to Afghanistan, An Overview By Refugio I. Rochin and Lionel Fernandez

It was through this quest that I came across thea PDF document tiled “U.S. Latino Patriots: From the American Revolution to Afghanistan, An Overview By Refugio I. Rochin and Lionel Fernandez”. The authors point out the importance that Hispanics/Latinoshave played not just in the creation of this country but also on it’s defense and policing efforts in other countries.

They also provide examples of just a few Hispanics that contributed in each of these conflicts.

The Military Conflicts mentioned are:

  • American Revolution
  • War of 1812
  • U.S.-Mexican War
  • Civil War
  • Indian War Campaigns
  • Interim 1866-1870
  • 1871 Korean Campaign
  • Interim 1871-1898
  • Spanish-American War
  • Philippine Insurrection
  • China Relief Expedition (Boxer Rebellion)
  • Interim 1901-1911
  • Action Against Outlaws—Philippines 1911
  • Mexican Campaign (Vera Cruz) 1914
  • Haiti 1915
  • Interim 1915-16
  • Dominican Campaign
  • World War I
  • Haiti Campaign 1919-1920
  • Second Nicaraguan Campaign
  • Interim 1920-1940
  • World War II
  • Korean War
  • Vietnam
  • Somalia
  • Operation Desert Shield/Storm (Iraq)
  • Kosovo-Bosnia
  • Afghanistan

I know you will find this document to be very interesting, it is 26 pages long. Don’t miss Appendix I since it contains a list of Hispanic Medal of Honor Recipients (note recent recipients are not listed). Appendix II contains many links to resources that will help you with your ancestors military research.

Download this resource here using the following link:

Where any of your ancestors involved in any of these military Conflicts? If yes let me know about them in the comments.

1740 Church Marriage of Juan Bautista Perez and Maria Guadalupe Lopez Prieto in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

The following is the church marriage record of my 6th/7th great grandparents Juan Bautista Perez Moya and Maria Guadalupe Lopez Prieto. They married back in October 2, 1740 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. They are listed as being originally from el Valle del Guaxuco. The parents of Juan Bautista are noted as being Juan Perez Moya and Josefa de Trevino. The parents of Maria Guadalupe are listed as Pedro Lopez Prieto and Francisca de Aguirre. I am a descendant of theirs through two of their daughters Juana Maria Eusebia Moya and Mariana Moya. If anyone has nay more information on Juan Perez Moya please let me know.

Cut out of Original Image:

Juan Bautista Perez and Maria Guadalupe Prieto, FamilySearch, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Marriages Pg 207

View Original Image at FamilySearch.org

Transcription of Above Image:

Jun Perez de Moya y Guadalupe Prieto esp.

En dos de Octubre de este ano en el valle deel Guxuco de esta feligrecia el Br Dn Bartholome Molano Theniente de cura caso y velo a Jun Perez de Moya hijo Lexmo de Juan Perez de Moya diffunto y de Jpha de Trevino a Maria Gudalupe Lopez Prieto hija Lexma de Dn Pedro Lopez Prieto y de Francisca de Aguirre espanoles todos y Vecinos del referido valle. F. T. Dn Lucas Cavallero y Dn Xavier Dabila Pena premissin Requisitis lo firme =

Br. Juan Baez Trevino

Children of Children of Juan Bautista Perez Moya and Maria Guadalupe Lopez Prieto: 

  1. Maria Ana PEREZ MOYA (my sixth great grandmother). She married on 4 Dec 1756 in Guajuco, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Jose Antonio LEAL LEON, son of Marcos LEAL LEON and Maria Gertrudis GARZA.
  2. Juana Maria Eusebia PEREZ MOYA (my fifth great grandmother), christened 23 Oct 1742 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She married Joseph Ascencio MARROQUIN, christened 3 Sep 1735 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, son of Nicolas MARROQUIN and Maria Josefa Jesus ALANIS.
  3. Juan Bautista MOYA, christened 3 Jan 1745 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
  4. Maria Jacinta PEREZ MOYA, christened 23 Aug 1759 in Santiago, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She married unknown.
  5. Jose Miguel PEREZ MOYA. He married on 5 Apr 1777 in Guajuco, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Maria Rosalia ALANIS, daughter of Blas Javier ALANIS and Maria Rita RODRIGUEZ.
  6. Maria Antonia MOYA, buried 11 Sep 1800 in Santiago, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She married on 2 May 1783 in Guajuco, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Cristobal RODRIGUEZ, born about 1751, son of Cristobal RODRIGUEZ and Maria Francisca Javiera RODRIGUEZ.
  7. Ana Maria PEREZ MOYA, born about 1768. She married on 21 Jul 1791 in Guajuco, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Jose Domingo GARZA, christened 30 Mar 1765 in Cadereyta Jimenez, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, son of Jose Miguel GARZA and Ana Maria RIOS.
  8. Gertrudis MOYA, born about 1767. She married on 5 Jan 1793 in Guajuco, Nuevo Leon, Mexico Lorenzo GONZALEZ OCHOA, born about 1763 in Cadereyta Jimenez, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, son of Francisco Javier GONZALEZ OCHOA and Ana Maria LEAL LEON.

Sources:

  • FamilySearch
  • Rendon, Crispin D. “Ancestors of Moises Garza” February 9, 2014 Pg. 51 and 52

Video on How to Search the Historical Archive of Monterrey’s Online Database

Here is a short video that I did for Liz Salas-Rivalsky from the We Are Cousins community. Liz thank you for being a participating member at the community.  Liz asked “Archivos Historicos de Monterrey (http://servicios.monterrey.gob.mx/Consultas/AHM/Principal.aspx) is a confusing website to me. Does anyone have suggestions on how to navigate this website? Thanks.”

I hope that this short video is also useful for you too.

If interested you can check out my previous post about this resource here: Archivos Historicos de Monterrey – Historical Archives of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

Video on How to Search the Historical Archive of Monterrey’s Online Database


Very quick, please leave me a comment of what you think about this video and if I should continue to do them. Thanks your opinion is highly valued.

WAC-015: Hidalgo County Land Records Online

 

WAC-015 Hidalgo County Land Records Online

Play Podcast:

Summary:

Learn about the land records for Hidalgo County, Texas that are available online. Moises also talks about the Mexican Genealogy Academy and how it can help you, the marriage of his 7th great grandparents and the book, The Genealogy of Edna Garza Brown.
Continue reading

The Genealogy of Edna Garza Brown

For the past few years I had been coming across various works of Edna Garza Brown. Recently I came across a book Titled “The Genealogy of Edna Garza Brown”. I know that it will be of interest to you specially if you have traced your ancestry all the way back to Juan Bautista Chapa. This book includes a nine chart family tree and it contains all the documentation to support her family tree. It is very interesting and also contains a copy of the will of Juan Batista Chapa.

I highly recommend it to anyone.

I will share with you a short paragraph that the author wrote describing her intentions or the purpose of sharing her work:

“We hope that the material in this book will help others in their research
for family ties and history; but more than that, we hope it will serve as a
form of thanks to those people who have helped so much. We know people like
Lottie Gaetcke, who spent hours looking through names and places, will carry
on an interest in the history which they began to learn from a few small
facts. Perhaps others will discover the pleasure of their in- laws and friends
in Working together to discover what this world is all about.” – Edna Garza Brown

Image of partial cover of book”The Genealogy of Edna Garza Brown”:

Where to get a copy:

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

I know this post is very short but I just want to make sure that you are aware that this book is out there and you never know it may be the clue that you need to break down a brick wall that you may have.

Genealogical Database of Solo Genealogia

 While researching my own family genealogy I came across a database that I had not come across before. It contained great information and not to mention I got many new clues as to where to search for documents.

If it was helpful to me, I think it can also be of help to you. The name of this database is called Solo Genealogia and it is being run and maintained by Jesus A Chacon.

 It is mentioned in the main page in Spanish that:

This compilation is based on information taken from parish registers and genealogical works including references. We welcome any comments, suggestions or modifications necessary in order to show the correct information. We greatly appreciate all those who have contributed to this database.

To test it out just enter de la Garza to get an idea of what information you can find in this database. It may be a long shot but enter your ancestors names to see if they come up.

Screen shot of Genealogical Database of Solo Genealogia:

Visit Website:

Let me know in the comment area bellow of what you think about this database and or if you found it to be useful for your research.