by Moises Garza

February 16, 2012

The following is the image and transcription to the 1861 Church Marriage of my 3rd great-grandparents Trinidad Pena Garza and Antonia Rodriguez Garcia. Trinidad’s parents are listed as being Trinidad Pena and Sanjuana Garza and Antonia’s parents are Jesus Rodriguez and Guadalupe Garcia. If anyone happens to know who the parents of Jesus and Guadalupe are please let me know.

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N. 11 D. Trinidad de la Pena Soltero, con Da. Antonia Rodriguez Doncella. 

En la Parroquia de la Villa a los tres dias del mes de Mayo de mil ochocientos sesenta y uno: Concluidas las diligencias Matrimoniales y leidos segun lo dispone el Santo Concilio dentro que lo fueron el catorce, veintiuno y veinticinco de Abril del corriente ano, y no habiendo resultado ningun impedimiento ni Cronico Civil aun pasadas veinticuatro horas despues de la ultima amonestacion expresada su mutuo consentimiento por palabras de presente que hace legitimo Matrimonio ante mi el Cura Propio D. Francisco de P Benavides, Lo contrajeron D. Trinidad Pena soltero originario de esta Villa de el rancho del Arcabuz hl. de D. Trinidad Pena y de Da. Ma. de Sjuan Garza que viven y Da. Antonia Rodriguez del mismo orijen y vecindad hija lejitima de Jesus Rodriguez que murio y de Da. Guadalupe Garcia que vive, e inmediata mente los vele y bendije al tiempo de la celebracion de la Misa, fueron testigos el verlos Casar Marcos Rios y Eulogio Canales, y pa que conste lo firme.- 

Francisco de P. Benavidez

Sources: FamilySearch

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