Have you traced your family back to Nuevo Leon. If so this book may be of interest to you. This book “Apellidos de Nuevo Leon” was originally written by Tomas Mendirichaga Cueva and transcribed into “Last Names of Nuevo Leon” by Edna Garza Brown back in 1989.
The last names that the author goes into detail are:
- Botello and Buentello – This family tree starts with Capitan Don Juan Buentello Guerrero
- Cavazos – This family tree starts with Capitan Juan Cavazos
- Guerra – This one starts with Ignacio Guerra Canamar
- Hinojosa – Tree starts with Diego de Hinojosa
- Larralde – Starts with General Francisco de Larralde
- Mier – This tree starts with Francisco de Mier Noriega
- Sepulveda – Tree starts with Don Jacinto and Don Bernardo de Sepulveda
- Zambrano – Tree starts with Nicolas Zambrano
With the exception of Mier, Zambrano and Larralde all of the above mentioned last names are in my family tree.
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The author provides sound documentation as to when and where the last name first appeared in any type of documents.
Where to get a hold of this book:
The following is the 1835 marriage of my 4th great grandparents Jose Juan Manuel Antonio Guerra and Maria del Refugio Gonzalez. They got married in Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico. The only interesting thing that the following document indicates is that they had to get a dispensa for having a Second with Third and a Third with Fourth grades of consanguinity. Unfortunately I have not been able to locate these marriage dispensations. Through other docuemtn I have come to knwo that the parents of Manuel are Jose Ignacio Guerra and Maria Francisca Guadiano. The parents of Refugio are Rafael Gonzalez and Maria Manuela Guerra.
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N. 30 Jose Anto. Guerra Soltero Con Ma. Refugio Gonzs.
En esta PArroquia de la Villa de Mier a los Veinte y dos dias del mes de Julio de mil ochocientos treinta y sinco. Yo el Presbo. Jose Ancelmo Fuentes, Cura interino de Esta Villa, haviendo precedido todas las diligs. qe. previene el treno amonestados en tres dias festivos inter misarum Solemnia Segun dispocision del Santo concilio tridentino que lo fueron los dias sinco, dose y diez y nueve de Julio del precente ano. Y no habiendo resultado impedimto. algo. a mas del que esta dispensados los parentescos de consanga. en que se hayan ligados que son en segundo con tercer grado y en tercer con quatro y despues de la ultima amonestacion pasadas mas de las veinte y cuatro horas, Case y Vele infacie Ecclecie a Jose Anto Guerra con Ma. del Refugio Gonxs.fueron testigos al verlos casar y velar Jose Anto. Ybanez y los padrinos que los acompanarom Julio Guerra y Candelaria Barrera. Y para que conste lo firme.
Jose Ancelmo Fuentes
The following image and transcription is of the 1827 death record for my 5th great grandfather Rafael Gonzalez. The following document indicates that he died from fever at age 46 and was buried in the local cemetery in Mier. The document also indicates that he was married to Manuela Guerra my 5th great grandmother. This document also indicates that he did not make will due to him not having anything. I have yet to find out whom his parents where, if anyone knows please let me know. Continue reading
The following is the transcription to the 1734 marriage of my wife’s sixth great grandparents Joseph Gonzalez Hidalgo and Maria Rita Guerra. They married in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. They were the parents of my wife’s 5th great grandmother Maria Ynes Gonzalez. The great thing about this document is that it lists both of their parents. The parents of Joseph are Capitan Lucas Gonzalez Hidalgo and Michaela Garcia Dabila, both deceased at the time of the marriage. Rita’s parents are listed as Xptoval Guerra and Nicolasa Baez Trevino. Turns out that Xptoval and Nicolasa are also my 7th Great Grandparents.
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Dn Jph Gonzalez Da Rita Guerra espanoles
En dies y nueve de Septiembre de mill Setecientos treinta y quatro anos Case y Vele a Dn Joseph Gonzalez Hidalgo hijo Lexmo. del Capitan Dn Lucas Gonzalez Hidalgo y de Da Michaela Garcia Dabila Espanoles difuntos y a Da Maria Rita Guerra hija lexma. de Dn Xptoval Guerra y de Da Nicolasa Baez Trevino Vecinos de esta ciudad. F. T. Dn Marcos Gonzalez y Joseph Anto Rodrigues premissin requisitos y lo firme
Br. Juan Baez Trevino cura
Joseph Isidro de Ayala and Maria Ynes Gonzalez, 1775 Marriage in Monterrey, Nuevo leon, Mexico
Nicolasa Baes de Trevino, 1760 Church Death Record, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
The following is the 1775 transcription to the marriage of my wife’s 5th great grandparents Joseph Isidro de Ayala Cantu and Maria Ynes Gonzalez Guerra. This documented reveled that Maria’s parents are Jose Gonzalez Hidalgo and Maria Rita Guerra and that she was original from El Topo de Los Gonzalez, Present day possibly San Nicolas de Los Garza, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Isidro’s parents are lsited as Joseph de Ayala and Antonia Cantu. Both fathers are listed as being deceased the time the marriage took place. If you would like to see the document from where the transcription came form check it out here: FamilySearch, Monterrey, Marriages, 1775 Pg 449
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En veinte y cinco de febo. de mil Sets. Seta. y cinco as. enesta Parroql. de Monterrey haviendo procedido las diligencias establecidas por Sto. Co. y leydose tres amonestaciones intermisarum solemnia en los dias dos, conco y doze del resente mes y no resultado impedimiento alguno asisti con presiencia de los testigos que lo fueron el Sachristan Dn. Juan Jose de Melo y Diego Jose Valdez del Matrimo. solemne qe. contraxo Don. Ysidro de Ayala esp. originario y vezino del topo de Ayalas deesta felixecia hijo lexitimo de Don. Joseph de Ayala difunto y de Da. Antonia Cantu con Da. Maria Ynes Gonzalez origa. y veza. del topo de los Gonzalez hija lexitima de Don. Jose Gonzalez Hidalgo difunto y de Da. Maria Rita Guerra y enel mismo dia bendeci este matrimonio segun ritos dela Yga. ylo firme =
Don. Joseph Antonio Martinez
Joseph Isidro de Alyala, 1752 Baptism in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico
I found this book at the University of Texas Pan American’s Special collections. If you are from La Grulla or just want to know more about it I highly recommend the following book. “Survival The Historical Heritage of La Grulla, Texas 1749 – 1974 a thesis by Narciso A. Guerra and Imelda G. Guerra”.
The authors also list their family connection to the first Longorias of La Grulla. You can also find a full map of La Grulla.
I just wish I had more time to go over it since you are not allowed to take it out of the Library I just quickly browsed through it.
If anyone else knows about any other books about La Grulla or it’s people let me know so that I can lsit them here.
|Maria Amalia Gonzalez Guerra and Pedro Marroquin Perez
My greatest appreciation goes to Ricardo Reyna who provided this picture of my paternal great grandparents, Maria Amalia Gonzalez Guerra and Pedro Marroquin Perez.
Original image is in possession of my aunt Amelia Garza de Garza who provided it to Ricardo, as per his request, for scanning so that he may send it to me.
Muchas Gracias Primo!
That I know of, they had Seven children and they were married on Aug 27 1912 in Guardados de Arriba, Tamaulipas, Mexico. This is the only picture that I have of them.
Thanks again Ricardo.
Source: Ricardo Reyna, post on WeAreCousins Facebook page.