The following is an excellent book about Blas Maria de la Garza Falcon who is considered the colonizer of South Texas.
He was one of the captains for Jose de Escandon during the founding of Las Villas del Norte.
He was the son of General Blas de la Garza Falcon (1673-1736), governor of the province of Coahuila from 1723 to 1729 and 1733 to 1735, and Dona Beatriz de Villarreal.
He was born in or near Monterrey, Nuevo Leon in about 1712.
Blas Maria married Dona Catarina Gomez de Castro whom was the daughter of Don Antonio Gomez de Castro and Dona Nicolasa Baez de Trevino, on January 1, 1731 at the mining town of Boca de Leones, present day Villaldamas, Nuevo Leon , Mexico.
The following book is great for anyone researching him and or anyone interested int eh history of Northeastern Mexico and South Texas.
Book Cover of "Captain Blas Maria de la Garza Falcon Colonizer of South Texas":
This book is an excellent book and is packed with great details and not to mention genealogical information. The book was written by Cleotilde P. Garcia back in 1984.
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