by Moises Garza

August 31, 2021

1846 Baptism of Jose Encarnacion del Refugio Perez
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the March 28, 1846 baptism of my wife's 2nd great grandfather Jose Encarnacion del Refugio Perez who was baptized in General Teran, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. 

Even though the record is blurry it is one of my favorite ones. Why? Because it not only mentions the names of his parents but that of his paternal and maternal grandparents.

The parents of Encarnacion are Jose Tomas Perez and Maria Francisca de Allala. His paternal grandparents are Jose Ignacio Peres and Maria Guadalupe Garcia. His maternal grandparents are Andres de Allala and Maria de Jesus Chapa.

The record also indicates that he was four days old when baptized, thus we can conclude that he was born on March 24, 1846.

Below is the transcription of the record.

Transcription of 1846 Baptism of Jose Encarnacion del Refugio Perez

Marzo 28 de 1846
on del Re
fugio de 4 dias

En esta Parroqa. del valle de la Mota en 28 de
Marzo de 1846 yo el presvitero Jose Juan Bu-
miayor Cura Encargado de este valle Bautize
solemnemente y puse los Stos. Oleos y Sagrada
crisma al Pavo. Jose Encarnacion del Refu-
gio de 4 dias de nacido h.l. de Tomas Peres y
de Ma. Francisca Allala en la Laja A.P.
Ygnacio Peres y Ma. Guadlaupe Garcia A.M.
Andres de Allala y Ma. de Jesus Chapa P.d.
Dn. Jose Ma. Poras a quien adverti su obli-
dn. y parentesco espiritual y Para Constancia
lo firme...

J. Jn. Rumayor

If Encarnacion 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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  • "México, Nuevo León, registros parroquiales, 1667-1981," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2014), General Terán > Nuestra Señora de la Soledad > Bautismos 1770-1872 > image 1293 of 2323; Parroquias de la Iglesia Católica, Nuevo León (Catholic Church parishes, Nuevo León).

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  1. That document is quite interesting Don Jose. If you have more of General Teran's related documents please do share with me as all my ancestors from both my parents are originally from General Teran. Last names mainly Flores, Cardenas, Alvarez, García.

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