by Moises Garza

December 31, 2019

1784 Baptism Record of Jose Luciano Rivas

This is the January 15, 1784 baptism record of Jose Luciano Rivas, my wife's 3rd great grandfather, who was baptized in Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. 

Jose Luciano is the son of Jose Antonio Patricio Rivas and Juana Tomasa Villarreal. He grows up to marry Maria Sabina Farias the daughter of Francsico Ignacio Farias and Maria Francisca Ramirez.

His baptism record states that he was eight days old at the time that he was baptized so we can assume that he was born on 07 Jan 1784 and it is also stated that he was from el Potrero which I assume is a ranch.

Below is the transcription of the baptism record.

Transcription of The Baptism Record of Jose Luciano Rivas

Josef Luciano
español hijo lego
el Rancho de

En quinze dias del mes de enero de mil setecientos, y ochenta y quatro as. Yo
Fr. Franco. Villuendas Pr. Mtro. desta Villa, y su Mission Baptise Solemnemente
y puse los Stos, Oleos, y Crisma, a un niño español de ocho dias nacido aqui-
en le puse por nombre Josef Luciano, hijo lexitimo de Josef Patricio Rivas
y de Thomasa de Villarreal. fueron sus Padrinos Juan Antonio Villa
rreal, y Maria Gertrudis Salinas, aquienes adverti su Obligacion
y para que Conste lo Frime =

Fr. Franco. Villuendas

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.


  • Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico Baptismal, Church Register 1764-1786 (, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley), Pg. 138b.
  • Camargo Church Baptism, Records 1764 - 1864 (Corpus Christi, Texas, Spanish American Genealogical Association, September, 1989), Pg. 172.
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Moises Garza

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  1. Mr. Moises, your wife and my family may be related.
    Jose Luciano Rivas is also my 3rd Great Grandfather, Blasita Rivas was 1 of Jose Luciano Rivas and Sabina Farias daughters. Blasita was my Great Grandmother Nives Diaz mother. Grandfather’s side.

    Jose Luciano Rivas is also my 3rd Great Grandfather, Florencia Rivas was also the daughter of Jose Luciano Rivas and Sabina Farias. Florencia was my Great Grand mothers ( Juliana Salinas ) mother. (Grandmother’s side)

  2. Jose Patricio and Juana Tomasa are my 6x great-grandparents through their other son Jose Maria Anselmo, so Jose Luciano is my 6th great uncle. Thanks for sharing!

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