I want to thank Mary Joe Galindo for sharing her work with us. I never expected to receive her email with the following pages from her 1999 Masters Report and I am thankful she let me share it with you. The first time I heard about Rancho Santa Teresa was when I found the baptism record for my 2nd great grandfather Jose Martin Garza you can check it out in my previous post titled Baptism of Jose Martin Garza – Mier Tamaulipas Mexico
. I also wrote another post titled The Mystery – Rancho Santa Teresa
Finally thanks to Mary Joe Galindo now we have a complete list of all the families and names of all the individuals residing at this ranch in 1817. In page 101 I found the only person named Ramona which is the same name of the mother of Jose Martin Garza. I think it is a great clue but I still have to do a lot of research on this family to see if I can find proof that I have the right Ramona. I am exited since the parents of Jose Martin, Rafael Garza and Maria Ramona Garcia are one of my brick walls. I can’t seem to find their parents anywhere. If anyone has any information let me know.
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Partial Transcript of above images:
note: I only transcribed the names and ages. Partial names for Santa Barbara de Morteritos and San Jose de la Rinconada were also transcribed.
An Ethnohistorical Approach to the Marriage, Inheritance, and
Settlement Patterns Among Eighteenth-Century Spanish Colonial Settlers of Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico Presented to the Faculty of the Graduate School of The University of Texas at Austin The University of Texas at Austin Mier Census Data from approximately 1817 Santa Barbara de Morteritos Maria Celia Solis 31 Maria Matiana Rodriguez 59 Ranch Totals 6 Families; 42 residents Santa Teresa de Guardado Tomas Garcia 56 Maria Josefa de la Garza 52 Maria Gertrudis Garcia 27 Maria Concepcion de la Garza27 Maria Rosa de la Garza 52 Maria Gregoria Sanchez 31 Jose de los Santos Reyes 10 Maria Josefa de la Garza 28 Maria de la Encarnacion Garza34 Ranch Totals 14 families; 71 residents San Jose de la Rinconada Jose Maria Escobar 62 Maria Luisa de la Garza 48
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