by Moises Garza

January 14, 2015

Nuevo Leon Y La Colonizacion Del Nuevo Santander
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This book, Nuevo Leon Y La Colonizacion Del Nuevo Santander by Don Israel Cavazos Garza is an excellent resource. In it, he explains the process of colonizing El Nuevo Santander nowadays Tamaulipas, Mexico and the steps that Jose de Escandon had to implement.

He explains the important role that Nuevo Leon played in its colonization by helping with it’s greatest asset, it’s people. Last year at the McAllen conference I heard Don Israel state that Nuevo Leon almost stayed without people and he provided some statistics to back up his claim, I thought it was very interesting.

Another thing that is very interesting about this book is that in its appendix it contains lists of the people that colonized certain towns in Nuevo Santander.

Some of my ancestors are in those lists and I am sure some of yours will also be listed there.

Book Cover of Nuevo Leon Y La Colonizacion Del Nuevo Santander

Nuevo Leon Y La Colonizacion Del Nuevo Santander

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This work is more of a Historical book than it is Genealogical but it is a great reference source since it provides the clues where to look for ancestors. I also found that my ancestor Alonso de Leon is also Mentioned in this book and his exploration efforts are talked about. Another ancestor that is mentioned is Jacinto Garcia de Sepulveda.

The following is the index of the book so that you may get an idea of what to expect to find within its pages.


I Nuevo Le6n hasta Ia costa

II Explotacion de la sal

Ill Alonso de Leon, el hijo

IV Proyectos de colonizacion

V Nombramiento de Escandon

VI Escandon ordena

VII La entrada de 1747

VIII Exodo de Nuevo Leon

IX Villas del sur

X Villas del centro de Ia Colonia

XI Las villas del norte

XII Decadencia del Nuevo Reina de Leon


Documental y de nominas de pobladores

1 Despacho del virrey Revillagigedo, ordenando al gobernador del Nuevo Reino de Le6n practique lo que se previene en Ia comision dada al coronel Jose de Escandon, para el escrutinio y pacificacion del Seno Mexicano y nombramiento como su lugarteniente. Mexico, 3 de septiembre de 1746

2 Carta del virrey al gobernador del Nuevo Reino de Leon, adjuntandole el Despacho de 3 de septiembre y comunicandole haber prorrogado Ia facultad a Escandon a toda Ia costa del Seno Mexicano, hasta Ia bahia del Espiritu Santo y provincias de Coahuila, Texas y Nuevo Reino de Le6n. Mexico, 30 de septiembre de 1746

3 Carta de Jose de Escand6n al gobernador de Nuevo Leon, participandole su salida de Queretaro y dandole ordenese instrucciones precisas. Queretaro, 13 de octubre de 1746

4 Revista militar y n6mina de pobladores de la villa de PADILLA

5 Revista de pobladores de la villa de GUEMES

6 Revista militar y de pobladores de Ia villa de SANTANDER

7 Revista de pobladores de la villa de SANTILLANA

8 Nomina militar y de pobladores de SOTO LA MARINA

9 Revista de vecinos de la villa de Mier

1 0 Revista de vecinos de la villa de REVILLA

11 Revista militar Y de pobladores de la villa de BURGOS

12 Revista militar y de pobladores de la villa de SAN FERNANDO

13 Revista militar y de pobladores de Ia villa de CAMARGO

14 Revista militar y de vecinos matriculados de la villa de REYNOSA

15 Revista de vecinos de la villa de LAREDO

16 Comision dada por Jose de Escandon a Joaquin Galvan para reclutar treinta familias para el establecimiento de la villa de Ntra. Sra. de Monserrat de Cruillas.- 23 de diciembre de 1766

17 Comision dada por Jose de Escandon a Luis Fuentes, para recrutar familias para la villa de San Carlos. 8 de marzo de 1766 153

18 Carta de Francisco Manrique de Lara, alcalde mayor de Labradores, al gobernador Ignacio Ussel y Guimbarda, sobre la emigracion de familias al Nuevo Santander. 11 de abril de 1766

Indice onomastico

Where to obtain a copy of this book:

If you have read this book let me know what you think about it in the comments section.

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Moises Garza

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  1. I bought the Nuevo Leon Y La Colonizacion Del Nuevo Santander years ago from Sr. Cavazos Garza himself and have referred to it so many times, it is coming apart!

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