by Moises Garza

May 7, 2013

Last Names of Nuevo Leon

I received the following email from Miguel Garcia.

My root ancestor is DIEGO GARCIA, he had porcion 78 in the jurisdiction of Camargo, I have been searching during even years, trying to get his birth date and the name of his parents, if anyone knows this information, I am willing to swap it for some info I have.

If you have any information on Diego Garcia or if you are descendant of his please contact Miguel Garcia at [email protected].

More information about Diego Garcia:

Diego Garcia was awarded Porcion 78 back in 1767 in the jurisdiction of Camargo. This porcion contained 5756 acres of land. He is also briefly mentioned as the owner of this porcion in a free eBook by Google titled The Laws of Texas 1822-1897.

The following website might also be helpful:

It lists a lot of genealogical data and many leads.

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  1. RE: Diego Garcia
    I just found that his baptismal was 02/12/1738 Camargo Tamaulipas, Mex. I found that his parents were Alonso Garcia and Leonore Valverde.
    I also found other parents: Francisco Garcia and Maria Vela. Porcion
    78 has 9.09% of unclaimed mineral proceeds.

    1. Thanks to Consuelo Canales Garza, I still have doubts of who DIEGO GARCIA`s parents were. In a genealogical site they list Diego`s children (Married to Maria Jacoba Vela Villarreal) If diego was born in 1738, there appears a son (JUAN DE LOS SANTOS GARCIA VELA) married around 1705, (and born around 1685) how can this be? if his father was born in 1738? I would like to contact CONSUELO CANALES GARZA, to see if she needs information on some of her ancestors.

    2. I show that Ignacio Garcia Vela, my direct line is the son of son of Diego Garcia Trevino Porcion 78 and that Diego Garcia Trevino is the son of Alonso Garcia de la Rocha and that Alonso is the son of Diego Garcia and Maria de la Rocha Vela. I took this out of the internet. IF you should find it to be incorrect
      please let me know. Margaret Garcia

  2. As far as I know, porcion 78 was granted to Francisco de la Garza. I have notarized paperwork of a family tree and a copy of the original documentation written by Governor Roberts stating that the land was granted to him. please contact me so that we can further discuss information.

    1. Hi,

      It has come to my attention that I am a descendant of Francisco De La Garza Ballesteros. Could you provide me with the notarized family tree and the written documentation of the land grant?

      Also, do you have information on how to be declared heirs?

    2. I would like some information and we can share of what we have. We are heirs of Francisco de la Garza
      And would like to share what I have

  3. Hello Moises and all of your readers: I still cannot find any data on parents of Diego Garcia (Of porcion 78, Camargo Jurisdiction). I am still waiting if more people are related to him and so, share some information about this issue. (According to my research, he married Maria Garcia, Maria Jacoba Vela and also to Maria Vela Longoria).
    Thanks in advance for your kindness.

  4. If it’s the same one …
    He is my 7th great grandfather

    I have
    Diego Joseph garcia Garza
    Maria Josefa jacoba vela

    idk if this helps since this post is old.

  5. This is the Diego Garcia that marries Jacoba Vela I believe, not the Diego Garcia who has a land grant in Jim Hogg and marries Gertrudis Salinas first and Josefa Garcia second. Don’t get these two Diegos confused. Unfortunately I have no info on parents for your Diego Garcia or Josefa Vela, I think I ran across some leads for this and I’ll see if I can find them. The Diego Garcia who marries Gertrudis Salinas, his parents according the the Mier Church record index are Joaquin Garcia and Margarita Guajardo.

  6. I am doing my husbands family tree "GARCIA". Viviano Garcia married Cenobia Rivera (her first husband Juan Saldana died). I believe they came from Camargo, MX.

    They are in the 1870 and 1880 Census in Starr County-Rio Grande City TX. They had 4-children Teodora, Florencia, Jose Maria Victoriano, and Melquires (possibly adopted).

    The family ends up in Falfurrias-Brooks County. If you have any information please email.

    Palmira Saenz Garcia

    1. hello i been doing my own family research lately. i see Saenz connects in my family tree somehow, interesting. along with other names. like garza , solis, bechio, salinas , garcia , elizondo, villarreal, gonzalez, ect…

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