by Moises Garza

February 16, 2021

Death Record of Manuel Angel Rios
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the February 7, 1829 death record of Manuel Angel Rios who is my 5th great grandfather. The record states that he was 75 years old and was a neighbor from "la Mujeres".

Las Mujeres, is the present day town of El Barrio, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. It is said that the place was named as such for the beautiful women of the area.

Back to our record, it states that he confessed and received sacraments at that same ranch. The record also states that he died form "empacho".

Empacho is a form of upset stomach caused by undigested food that gets stuck in the stomach walls or intestine causing an obstruction.

The record further states that he did not make a will since he was poor. Also, it is clear that he was buried in Cerralvo.

Finally the record mentions that he was married to Manuela Rodriguez and she is not listed as being death. This is a great clue since it tells me to look for her death record after this date.

As you can see there is a lot of information in this small record.

Transcription of 1829 Death Record of Manuel Angel Rios

Manuel Angl.
Rios Casado
co Manuela
de las Mugrs.

El dia Siete de Feb. de mil Ochocientos Veinte y Nueve: En
esta mi Parroqa. de Cerralvo: Se dio Sepulcro [?] con Cruz
baja en [?] de Veinte rls. a Manuel Angel Rios Casado
con Manuela Rodriguez Vecos. de las Mugs. en donde Se Con-
feso, y Oleo, y murio de empacho de Setenta, y cinco años: no-
testo Pr. Pobre; y lo firme.

Fr Andres Garcia Floria(?)

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.

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  • Crispin D Rendon, Ancestor Book for Moises Garza (3430 Bahia Place, Riverside, CA 92507, Self-Published, February 9, 2014), Personal Archives of Moises Garza, Pg. 29.
  • "México, Nuevo León, registros parroquiales, 1667-1981," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 9 December 2020), Cerralvo > San Gregorio Magno > Defunciones 1761-1852 > image 302 of 544; Parroquias de la Iglesia Católica, Nuevo León (Catholic Church parishes, Nuevo León).

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