Tag Archives: Garza

Origen de los Apellidos Garza y Trevino en Nuevo Leon

Are you Garza or Trevino? Do you have ancestors with this last name? If you do you are in luck. Tomas Madirichaga Cueva has written an excellent book “Origen de los Apellidos Garza y Trevino en Nuevo Leon” (Origin of the last names Garza and Trevino form Nuevo Leon). This book starts with Marcos Alonso de la Garza (my 10th great grandfather) and documents about four generations of his descendants. The author tells that many of his sons took the last name of Garza and also many took the last name of Trevino from his wife Juana de Trevino de Quintanilla.

As you may be aware these two last names are very predominant in South Texas and Northeastern Mexico. What is so great about this book is that the author only cites first hand sources and is very well documented. So far I have yet to find an error. In my opinion this is an excellent book for your genealogical research. Continue reading

Descendants of Miguel Saenz Garza Family Lineage of Los Saenz, Texas Volume 1

Descendants of Miguel Saenz Garza Family Lineage of Los Saenz, Texas Volume 1 was researched and written by Isabel Ernestina Garza Brown back in 1995. This book is only 54 pages including the covers but it contains a wealth of information. To be honest with you the only reason that I checked it out at the library was because it had Garza and Los Saenz, Texas. Continue reading

Nicolas de Ayala and Antonia de la Garza Montemayor,1695 Marriage in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

The following is the 1695 marriage of my 7th great grandparents Nicolas de Ayala and Antonia de la Garza Montemayor. They got married in Monterrey Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The following document indicates that the parents of Nicolas where Joseph de Ayala and Ana de Benavides and at the time of the marriage both were deceased by then. Continue reading

Lauro Garza Marroquin

Lauro Garza Marroquin was born in June 8, 1944 to Eulalio Garza Lopez and Dominga Marroquin Gonzalez. He is the third of six children.

Chances are that you have never heard about him and you will probably not hear about him from anyone other than me, Moises Garza, his fourth son. He is not famous, or rich. He is only a man that has lived and is still living his life. Whose only legacy, will be those he will leave behind. A legacy that we all should be thanking our parents for, since that legacy is us and has been the one of our ancestors as well. No other legacy will endure the millennial as this one has and will continue to endure. It is important to talk about him to better understand that men and woman like him have contributed a lot and are contributing to society without being seen or named, since a person’s life no matter how great or small will forever resonate. Continue reading

Apolonio Contreras and Demetria Garza, 1874 Marriage in Starr County, Texas

The following is the Marriage Record for Apolonio Contreras and Demetria Garza my wife’s 2nd great grandparents. They Married back in 1874 in Starr County, Texas. Several years ago I found the parents of Apolonio on a family tree in ancestry but it is now long gone. Unfortunately I have not found any documents listing his parents to verify that I have the right information and due to this reason I won’t list them here. Continue reading

Ines de la Garza, 1690 Church Death Record, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

The following is the 1690 Church death record of my 8th great grandmother Ines de la Garza. She was the widow of Diego Rodriguez de Montemayor and was burried in the Parroquia in Monterrey, Nuevo leon, Mexico.

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 Ines de la Garza, FamilySearch, Monterrey, Church Death Record, Pg. 39See Original

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Ynes de la Garza espanola

En doze de Marzo de mil y siscientos y noventa Anos murio Ynes de la Garza viuda del Cappan. Diego Rodrigues, Confesso y resivio Los stos. sacramtos. de la Eucharistia y estrema uncion, se enterro en la Parrochial de esta ciudad con vigilia y missa de cuerpo presente y paraque conste lo firme.

F. Joseph Guaxardo

Source: FamilySearch.org

Diego Rodriguez de Montemayor, 1676 Church Death Record, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

The following is the 1676 Church Death Record, transcription, and English translation for my 8th great grandfather Diego Rodriguez de Montemayor. He was married to Ines de la Garza. This document indicates that he was buried in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. It also indicates that his father was Miguel de Montemayor. His son Francisco my 7th great grandfather is also listed as an “albecea” wich means as one of the executors of his will. I have yet to find his will. He is also the great grandson of Diego de Montemayor.

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Diego Rodriguez de Montemayor, FamilySearch, Monterrey, Church Death Record, Pg. 14.jpg


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Diego Rodrigues de Mte.maior espanol

En tres de Mayo de mil y seiscientos y setenta y seis anos, murio el Capan. Diego Rodriguez de Montemaior espanol, fu Sassado Con Ynes de la Garza, Confesso y resivio Los Stos. Sacramentos de la Eucharistia y extremauncion; testo ante el Capan. Gregorio Fernandez Alcalde ordinario de esta Ciudad y mando enterrar en la Parrochial desta esta ciudad con missa de cuerpo presente y un novenario de missas cantadas = veinte missas rezadas, en el Convento de esta ciudad por el alma de los naturales, que an muerto en su convielo, Diez missas resadas porel alma de Miguel de Mte.maior supadre, y a dos Reales a las madres forsosas = fueron sus albaceas Franco. Rodriguez y Diego Rodriguez. y para que Conste Lo firme. =

F. Joseph Guaxardo

English Translation of Above transcript:

Spanish Mte.maior Diego Rodrigues

On May 3 of one thousand and six hundred and seventy-six years, died Capan. Diego Rodriguez de Montemaior Spanish, whom was married With Ynes de la Garza, He confessed and received the Holy Sacraments of the eucharist and Extreme Unction; made a will before the Captain. Gregorio Fernandez ordinary Mayor of this city and commanded to be buried in the Parrochial of this city with mass with present body and ninety sung masses = twenty prayed masses, in the Convent of this city for the souls of the natives, who died in his convielo, Ten prayed Masses for the soul of Miguel de Mte.maior his father , and two Reales to the mothers forsosas = his executors were Franco. Rodriguez and Diego Rodriguez. and to make it known I sign. =

F. Joseph Guaxardo

I know that the above translation has errors but I did the best I could. Also there ae some words that I have no idea what they mean so I just left them alone.

Source: FamilySearch.org

Francisco Rodriguez de Montemayor and Maria Caballero de los Olivos, 1684 Church Marriage in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

The following is the 1684 Church Marriage record for my 7th great grandparents, Francisco Rodriguez de Montemayor and Maria Caballero de los Olivos, they married in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. There are to reasons the following document is interesting. First, it is a double wedding, the brides are half  sisters since both of their names are Maria and it is also indicated that the second Maria is “hija natural” natural daughter meaning that she was born out of wedlock. Second it mentions the names of the parents for both of the couples. The parents of Francisco are Diego Rodriguez de Montemayor and Ynes de la Garza. Her parents are listed as Sargent Lucas Caballero and Juana de Barrasa whom was deceased by the time the marriage occurred.

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Francisco Rodriguez de Montemayor and Maria Caballero de los Olivos, FamilySearch, Monterrey, 1684 Pg. 32See Original

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Franco. Rodrigues y Maria Cavallero espanoles – Domingo Peres y Maria Cavallero espanoles

En veinte y ocho de Noviembre de mil y seicientos y ochenta y cuatro Anos despose y vele infacie eclecie a Franco. Rodriguez y Maria Cavallero, el este hijo de Diego Rs. de Mtemar. y de Ynes de la Garza, y la esta Maria es hija del Sargto. Mar. Lucas Cavallero y de Da. Juana de Barrasa difunta; Aviendo prosedido las vanas en primero, sinco, y dos de este mes y Ano; y affirme, [?] Case y vele juntamente a Domingo Peres hijo de Domingo Peres difunto y de Maria Ranjel. y a Maria Cavallero hija natural del este Sargto. Mar. Lucas Cavallero. todos vezinos de esta ciudad; aviendo procedido affirmemos Las vanas en estos dias arriba referidos. = fueron testigos el capan. Ignacio Guerra, Don Pedro Garcia y el alferes Rc. Juan de Tremino; y para que conste lo firme et supra. =

Joseph Guaxardo

Source: FamilySearch.org

Merry Christmas From We Are Cousins

In this festive day I want to wish everyone a very happy Christmas. Here’s a picture I took with the Clauses. Don’t forget to thank our Creator (AKA GOD) for our loved ones. Make me a favor hug them and let them know how much you love them!

With the Clauses

Left to right; Moises Garza, Santa (Rick Rodrigues), Mrs. Clause (Aurora Moreno). Photo taken during toy give away at the Hidalgo County C.S.C.D.