by Moises Garza

May 14, 2019

1777 Baptism Record of Jose Carlos Valentin de la Garza
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the May 24, 1777 baptism record of Jose Carlos Valentin de la Garza, my 4th great grandfather, who was baptized in Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico. 

The parents of Jose Carlos are Jose Francisco Angel de la Garza and Maria Cayetana Pena.

This record indicates that he was nine days old when he was baptized so we can deduce that he was born on May 15, 1777.

Carlos grows up to marry Maria Gertrudis Garcia the daughter of Jose Antonio Garcia and Maria Quiteria Alanis.

Below is the transcription of the above baptism record.

Transcription of The Baptism Record of Jose Carlos Valentin de la Garza

Carlos Ba=

En dicho dia; En la Yglecia Paroquial de esta Villa Baptise
Solemnemente a un Ynfante de nuebe dias de nasido a quien
puse pr. nombre Carlos BAlentin Hijo Lexitimo de Franco. de
la Garza, y de Calletana de Peña, Españoles, y de el Alcabuz
fueron Sus Padrinos Jph Gonzalez, y Anastacia Gonzalez
a quienes adverti sy os.

Fr. Manuel Antonio Butron

View Original at FamilySearch

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.


  • "México, Tamaulipas, registros parroquiales, 1703-1964," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2014), Mier > Inmaculada Concepción > Índice de bautismos 1767-1819 Bautismos 1767-1819 Índice de bautismos 1820-1874 Bautismos 1819-1874 Índice de bautismos 1875-1900 Bautismos 1874-1888 > image 126 of 2909; paróquias Católicas, Tamaulipas (Catholic Church parishes, Tamaulipas).

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  1. Yo soy descendiente directo de José Francisco Ángel De la Garza Cervera por parte de mi abuela paterna

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