by Moises Garza

May 26, 2012

Last Names of Nuevo Leon
The following is the image and transcription of the 1884 birth of Rafael Trevino Barrera. He was the brother of my 2nd great grand mother Maria de Jesus Trevino Barrera. Their parents are Rafael Trevino Trevino and Maria de Jesus Barrera Pena. This document indicates that Rafael Trevino Barrera was born in Alameda St, on the house labeled 31 in Mier Tamaulipas Mexico. I wonder if that house is still there. This document also indicates that the maternal grandparents of the child were from La Lajilla, which is only a few miles away from El Arcabuz.

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Acta numero 213 – En la Ciudad de Mier a las nueve de la manana del dia nueve del mes de Octubre de mil ochocientos ochenta y cuatro. Ante mi Casimiro Garcia Juez del Estado Civil de esta Municipalidad Comparecio el Ciudadano Rafael Trevino de cuarenta anos de edad. Casado de campo, originario del Rancho del Arcabuz de esta jurisdiccion y vecino de esta Ciudad y presento un nino vivo manifestando que nacio en esta propia Ciudad en la casa numero treinta y uno de la calle de la Alameda y a las cuatro de la mananadel dia tres del corriente mes que a dicho nino le inpuso el nombre de Rafael Trevino, que es hijo legitimo del comparesente y de su esposa la Senora Maria de Jesus Barrera = de treinta anos de edad. casada, originaria de la Lajia y vecina de esta Son abuelos paternos del espresado nino el ciudadano Domingo Trevino que vive viudo de sesenta anos de edad. y la finada Elena Pena. Son abuelos maternos el finado = Rafael Barrera y la Senora Dona Ramona Garcia. que vive de setenta anos de edad viuda originaria de la Lajia y vecina de la misma. Fueron testigos de esta inscripcion los ciudadanos Blas Alvarado, Vidal Garcia y Exiquio Trevino, mayores de edad. el primero, viudo el segundo Casado. y el tercero soltero. y todos vecinos de esta. Con lo que se termino la presente acta, que leida al comparesente y los testigos quedaron conformes con todo su contenido, no firmaron el comparesente y uno de los testigos por no saber Doy fe = Casimiro Garcia = Vidal G Garcia = Exiquio Trevino = tres rubricas = Al margen = Derechos Cincuenta centavos $ . 50

Source: FamilySearch

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