by Moises Garza

May 25, 2021

1736 Marriage of Joseph Cristobal Garcia and Maria Petronila Cantu
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the July 8, 1736 marriage record of my 6th great grandparents Joseph Cristobal Garcia and Maria Petronila Cantu who got married in El Valle del Carrizal, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

The marriage record can be found on the church marriage records in Monterrey but the record states that they were married in el Carrizal.

The record states that the parents of Joseph Cristobal are Regalado Garcia and Josefa Rodriguez.

It is also mentioned that the parents of Petronila Cantu are Juan Cantu and Maria Flores and both are listed as deceased at the time of the marriage.

This is important since it narrows down the time frame to look for their death records.

Transcription of 1736 Marriage of Joseph Cristobal Garcia and Maria Petronila Cantu

Garzia y
Petra Can
tu esp.

En ochodias de dho. mes y año (July 1736) el Referido Dn. Miguel Cantu
en el valle del Carrizal Caso y Velo a Joseph Xptoval Gar-
zia hijo lexmo. de Regalado Garzia y de Maria Josepha Rodriguez
vecinos de esta Ciudad y a Maria Petra Cantu hija lexma. de Jua.
Cantu, y de Maria Flores difuntos vecinos de dho valle fueron
t.t. Anto. Garzia y Joseph Anto. Rodrigues primisis requisi
tis injure dispositi y lo firme =

Fr. Juan Baez Trevino

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.


  • "México, Nuevo León, registros parroquiales, 1667-1981," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2014), Monterrey > Catedral > Matrimonios 1667-1800 > image 192 of 732; Parroquias de la Iglesia Católica, Nuevo León (Catholic Church parishes, Nuevo León).

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