by Moises Garza

May 28, 2019

1734 Death Record of Jose Jacinto Pena-2
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the September 7, 1734 death record of Jose Jacinto Pena, my 7th great-uncle who died in Tamaulipas in el cerro llamado ventana del conde. This death record indicates that he was a presidial soldier and that he was killed by indians.

The record mentions that he was married to Ana Maria Guaxardo. She was the daughter of Joseph Martinez Guajardo and Margarita Gutierrez (my 7th great-grandparents).

I have yet to discover whom his parents were and or where he got married with Ana Maria Guaxardo but I suspect that they were from Cerralvo as the record indicates.

Below is the transcription of his death record.

Transcription of The Death Record of Jose Jacinto Pena

Jacinto Pena
le dieron muerte los indios
en la Voca de Lorema

Enesta Parroquia de S phe. de Lins. en 7 de Spre de 1734 ledi sepul
tura a Jacinto Peña Español presedial de S Gregorio Zeral
vo casado Ana Maria Guaxardo vesina de Zeralvo no reci
bio los Sacrmtos por qe. le dieron muerte los yndios en tamaulipa
en el cerro llamado Ventana de conde y para qe. conste lo firme.

Fr Ju Losada

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

Descendants of Jose Jacinto Peña and Ana Maria Guajardo

On Las Villas del Norte database there are over 4800 descendants that I have identified for them. The LVDN database is here:

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  1. He is the 7th GGF of my late husband, Eliud Barrera. Thanks for sharing! I had the date from a record index, but not the image from the church record.

  2. Guaxardo/Guajardos are distant cousins of mine. I have many ancestors from Mier, Tamps. Juan De La Peña (G9QQ-Z34) and Estefania Villa (G9QH-86B) are listed as Jacinto’s parents by linked trees to mine. I am new to this research and have not worked on that part of my family tree. Ana Maria remarried. Thank you for your work.

  3. My mother in law Alicia Araceli Pena Ramirez from Mier would say her family came to Mier from Cerralvo. When I see your pics you have resemblance to the Pena part of his Barrera Pena clan.

  4. Descendent of his son Jose and Ana Lopez as well, their son Antonio and Maria Petra but also through their other son Bernardo and Balvina Garcia Barrera. Two brothers that married two sisters. Oh and then 2nd cousins that married and many more intertwined branches!

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