by Moises Garza

June 14, 2021

Maria Francisca de la Garza 1770 Baptism Camargo
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the January 3, 1770, baptism of my wife's 5th great grandmother Maria Francisca de la Garza who was baptized in Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. 

The baptism record indicates that Maria Francisca is the daughter of Theodoro de la Garza and  Maria Casilda. The index for the marriage record of Maria Francisca to Jose Francisco Javier Casas dated 04 Apr 1788 indicates that he mothers last name is Garcia.

It is also interesting to note that Maria Francisca is listed as being a Mulata. This indicates that one of her parents was probably Spanish and the other one was black.

Unfortunately, I have not been able to find none of her grandparents. 

Here is the transcription of the above baptism record.

Transcription of 1770 Baptism of Maria Francisca de la Garza

Henero de 70

Maria Franca

En tres de heenro de mil setesintos y setenta Baptize a
una Ynfanta Mulata a quien Puse por Nombre Maria
Franca. hija lexitima de Theodoro de la Garza y Maria
Casilda, fueron sus Pos. Antonio de Jesus Barrera y Maria
Margarita Gutierres, y porqe conste lo firme dho. dia Mes
y año et supra.

F. Lino de Machibarrena

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


  • Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico Baptismal, Church Register 1764-1786 (, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley), Pg. 45

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