by Moises Garza

August 8, 2014

Last Names of Nuevo Leon

The following is the image and transcription of the 1680 baptism record of my 9th great grandfather Antonio Garcia Guerra, also known as Antonio Garcia de Sosa. His father is Pedro Garcia and his mother is Elena de la Garza Guerra. This document also indicates that his godparents were Captain Juan Cavazos and Clara de la Garza, they are also my 9th great grandparents through other family lines. I have yet to find any of Antonio’s grandparents. If you have any documents indicating whom his grandparents were please let me know.

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Antonio Espanol

En seis de Junio de mil seiscientos y ochenta Anos en E[?] rrochial de esta ciudad Baptize y puse los Santos olios a Anto espanol hijo de Don Pedro Garcia y de Elena Guerra: f sus Padrinos el Capan. Juan Cavazos y Clara de la Garza: y p que Conste lo firme et supra =

Joseph Guajardo

Source: FamilySearch Monterrey Church Records

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  1. Moises, did you ever come around on my great-great-grandfather ysidoro sosa. I found one under soza, sara, sosa. I need to know where his parents were. my dad’s family lived in hidalgo co. but can’t find where he was buried. his birth was in 1814. thank you.

    1. I have not come across that name and he is not on my database. The 180 census shows him living at La Jara Rancho in Hidalgo County do some research on this ranch and look on the surrounding cemeteries. Also look at the death certificates of his children they may provide a clue as to where form mexico he was and if any of them where born after 1860 search for their birth records they usually have the names of the grandparents.

      Good luck.

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