by Moises Garza

October 31, 2017

Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the June 11, 1844 death record of my 4th great grandfather Jose Benito Tanguma whom died in Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

Unfortunately this record does not mention whom the parents are but form other records we know that his father is Joseph Tanguma and his mother is Maria Barbara Rodriguez.

This record does mention that his wife was Clara Barrera and that she is left as a widow. I don't have a death record for her but we now can say with certainty that she died after 1844. This is important since it narrows down my search for her death record.

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N. 48 D. Benito Tanguma Adulto Entierro bajo rotura menor

En once de Junio de mil ochocientos cuarenta y cuatro en este Campo Santo de esta PArroquia de le Villa de Mier Yo el Prebto. D. Jose luis Gonzaga Garcia Cura Into. de Dha Villa di Sepulta. Ecca con ento bajo en rotura menor el cuerpo de D. Benito Tanguma adulto recivio los Sacramentos de la COnfecion y Estrema Uncion fue casado con Da. Clara Barrera la que quedo viuda y Murio de dolor en la Caja del cuerpo a rresultai de la vejes, y para que conste lo firme.

Fr. Luis G Garcia

If  Jose Benito Tanguma is also one of your ancestors please let me know how you are related to him in the comments of this blog post.


  • "México, Tamaulipas, registros parroquiales, 1703-1964," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2014), Mier > Inmaculada Concepción > Defunciones 1767-1848 > image 533 of 634; paróquias Católicas, Tamaulipas (Catholic Church parishes, Tamaulipas).
  • 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. 19.

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  1. Amazed you don’t have all the family history. Saying that, do you know where we match since I seem to be related to most of the administrators. Or are we thousands of relatives in between. Also I don’t even know if
    I’m allowed to ask. If not it’s OK, my research is just for my family. Thanks ~~~Laura

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