The 1708 Baptism of Jose Francisco Antonio Guerra in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

This is the March 24, 1708  baptism of my 7th great grandfather Francisco Antonio Guerra in what is now Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. This document indicates that his parents are Antonio Guerra and Antonia de la Garza.

Francisco grows up to marry Maria Ana Josefa de la Garza and have eleven children with her. I'll post their marriage record soon.

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​Franco. An[?] Español

En Veinte y quatro del mes de Marzo de mil setecientos y ocho oños baptise y puse los santos Oleos a Franco. Antto. español hijo legitimo de Antto. Guerra y de Antta. de la Garza fueron P.nos el General Dn. Antto. Fernandez Ballejo y Maria Garcia aquienes adverti el parentesco espiritual y la obligacion que tienen de esnseñarle la doctrina Christiana y para que Conste lo Firme.

Geronimo Lopez Prieto


  • ​Jose O. Guerra Jr., Descendants of Ignacio Guerra Cnamar (Houston Texas, Hispanic Genealogical Society, 1997), Personal Archives of Moises Garza, Pg. 2.
  • 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. 88.
  • "México, Nuevo León, registros parroquiales, 1667-1981," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2014), Monterrey > Catedral > image 248 of 551; Parroquias de la Iglesia Católica, Nuevo León (Catholic Church parishes, Nuevo León).

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3 thoughts on “The 1708 Baptism of Jose Francisco Antonio Guerra in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

  1. Lucy Landin

    My grandma Micaela guerra her dad was francisco guerra she was from musquiz,coah mexico,thank you for the beautiful info.

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