Month: October 2011

The White Goat – Toribio Tanguma’s Witch Story

Toribio Tanguma related the following story to my mother Sanjuan Tanguma Lopez as well as her siblings. Toribio was my mothers uncle. This might have had happened during those frequent gatherings outside the jacales while gazing at the stars where story telling would ensue as a tradition of spending the evening, before bedtime would come. The details of the story…

1865 Church Marriage of Jose Encarnacion Perez Ayala and Maria Dorotea Lozano Bosquez in General Teran, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

The following is the image and transcription of the marriage that took place in Nuestra Señora de la Soledad church in General Teran Nuevo leon Mexico back in February 25, 1865 between Jose Encarnacion Perez Ayala and Maria Dorotea Lozano Bosquez. He was 18 years old and she was 15. Even though the image does not indicate it, Jose Encarnacion…

Yldefonso Zamora His Wives and His Children

1st Generation Yldefonso Zamora (my great-grandfather) was born About 23 Jan 1886 in Mier, Tamaulipas to Gabino Zamora and Marta Garza. I have yet to find any documents with his death date.  He married 1st Felipa Rios on Oct. 4, 1920 in Los Aldamas, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Felipa, daughter of Andres Rios and Pilar Gonzalez, was born About 1904 and…

Matias Portales, His Wives, and Children

The following is some research that I had done on some possible ancestors. I say possible since I did not have a definite document proving it. It was until years latter that I did find one and I ruled them out as being my ancestors. 1st Generation Matias Portales died on an unknown date, parents are also unknown.  He married…

South Texas Resources at Linkpendium

Linkpendium Logo I recently read about Linkpendium on Google + and was amazed at the wealth of Genealogical information that can be found by using them. They also have a state by state search engine that will let you search up to 2,648,502 pages of free genealogical data with a single query. Give it a try it is very useful…

Desiderio Flores Flores and Guadalupe Villarreal

1st Generation Desiderio Flores Flores is my wife’s great-grandfather, he was born on Dec. 12, 1883 in Mexico and died on Jan. 25, 1968 in Pct. #4, Hidalgo, Texas.  He was the son of Anastacio Flores Flores and Manuela Flores Vela. He married Guadalupe Villarreal on Feb. 11, 1919 in Starr, Texas, USA. Guadalupe, daughter of Juan Villarreal* and San…