by Moises Garza

July 7, 2015

Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the May 19 1713 death record of my 9th great grandmother Nicolasa de la Garza in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. This record indicates that she was buried at the Capilla de San Francisco which is also known as the Convent of San Francisco. The document indicates that she was the wife of Joseph de la Garza but I am a descendant of her through her marriage with Jose Martinez Guajardo. If you are also a descendant of her please let me know in the comments section of this post. Through other sources we know that her parents were Pedro de la Garza and Maria Lucia de la Rocha.

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Nicolasa de la Garza Esposa que fue del Alferes Joseph de la Garza Espanoles

En 19 dias del mes de Mayo del Ano de 1713 Seenterro Enesta Capilla del Sr. Sn. Francisco A Nicolasa de la Garza Esposa que fue de Joseph de la Garza Recevo los Stos. Sacramentos y Se le dixieron dos posas, y tambien Se le Canto Misa de Cuerpo depresente y Vigilias y Hizo su Memoria de xando algunas mandas forsosas qe. son 13 y porque Conste lo firme

Geronimo Lopez Prieto

You can read more about the convent of San Francisco here and about the location of the convent here.


  • FamilySearch: Mexico, Catholic Church Records (FamilySearch), Nuevo Leon, Catholic Church Records, 1667-1981, Monterrey, Catedral, Defunciones 1668-1752, Pg 102.,45389702,46366701.
  • Crispin D Rendon, Crispin D. Rendon – Ancestor Book for Moises Garza (3430 Bahia Place, Riverside, CA 92507, Crispin D Rendon, February 9, 2014), Personal Archives of Moises Garza, Pg. 157.

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  1. Nicolasa de la Garza is a direct ancestor through her daughter, Rosa Martinez Guarxardo and her husband, Antonio Feliciano de la Garza.

  2. Hello Moises, I have Nicolasa documented as Nicolasa Garza de La Rocha, (1646-1713), born and died in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

    If this is correct, she is my 7th great-grandmother through my mother’s paternal lineage. It goes like this: Hilda Duran (me), Maria Olivia Campos (mom), Francisco Campos (abuelito), and beyond: Simon Campos, Maria de Jesus Chapa, Jose Rafael Jesus Chapa Martinez, Jose Francisco Xavier Chapa, Antonia Magarita Guajardo, Alferez Joseph Alfredo Martinez Guajardo II, and Nicolasa Garza de La Rocha.

    Please let me know if this appears correct to you.

    Thank you,


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