by Moises Garza

November 21, 2017

Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the October 29, 1827 Marriage record of my third great grand father Jose Manuel Lopez and his first wife Maria Cecilia de la Garza in Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico.

Unfortunately this record does not mention the names of their parents but through other records we have ocme to find out that the parents of Jose Manuel Lopez are Jose Lorenzo Lopez and Maria Barbara Rios.

The Parents of Maria Cecilia de la Garza were Jose Marcelino de la Garza and Maria Francisca Saenz. 

A clue that is very important is that this record mentions that there was a marriage dispensation since both are related in the fourth degree. Unfortunately I have not been able to find those marriage dispensations.

Transcription of Above Image

N. 32

Jose Manuel Lopes [?] Ma. con Ma. Cecilia de la Garza

En esta parroqa. de la villa de Mier en diez y seis de Agosto de mil ochocinetos veinte y siete. Yo el Presbt. Juan Nepno. Baez de Benavides cura Encargado de Dha. Villa Pr. el inte. Dn. Felipe de Jesus Cepeda; Concluidas las Dilijs. en [?] necesarias, Leidas las monestaciones en los quince dias veinte y dos, y veinte y cinco de Julio del presente año, y no haviendo resultado ningn. otro impedimiento, mas que del que lexitima mente dispensado pr. el Lezo. Governador de esta Sagrada Mitra el Sñr Dn. Jn. Jose Leon Lobo de un parentesco de cansanguinidad en cuatro grado igual, case y vele in facie ecce a Jose Manule Lopes Solte. y vecino de la villa de Sta. Ma. de Aldama jurisdiccion de Cerralvo, con Ma. Cecilia de la Garza vecina de esta en el Alcabus. Fueron testigos del casamiento Jose Rafael de la Garza, y Jose Anto. Ibañez y pa. qe. conste lo firme

Juan Nepno. Beaz de Benavidez

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If this couple is also one of your ancestors please let me know how you are related to them in the comments of this blog post.


  • Isabel Ernestina Garza Brown, Descendants of Miguel Saenz: Garza Family Lineage of Los Saenz, Texas Volume I (Texas, Self Published, June 10, 1995), University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, Texas., Pg. 6.
  • SAGA - Mier Church Marriage Records 1767 - 1925 Volume 2 Bride, Pg. 34.
  • FamilySearch: Tamaulipas, Mexico, Catholic Chruch Records, 1703-1964, "México, Tamaulipas, registros parroquiales, 1703-1964," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2014), Mier > Inmaculada Concepción > Matrimonios 1767-1936 Información matrimonial 1919-1923 > image 234 of 1077; paróquias Católicas, Tamaulipas (Catholic Church parishes, Tamaulipas).

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