by Moises Garza

October 18, 2021

1798 Death Record of Joseph Ramon Guerra
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the June 23, 1798 death record of my 6th great grandfather Joseph Ramon Guerra. Who died in what is nowadays Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

He must have died a few days before the 23rd since on that day the record states that he was buried. The record also states that he was the widow of Rosalia and that they both were from Mier.

It is also interesting to note that the record states that he left a will. If one still survives it may well be on the municipal archive of Cerralvo for which I have no access to.

From other records we know that his parents are Cristobal Guerra Cañamar and Nicolasa Baez de Trevino. We also know that Rosalia's surname is Hinojosa.

Below is the transcription of the death record.

Dn. Ramon
Esp. adul=

El dia veinte y tres de Junio de mil Setecs. noventa y ocho as. en esta Ygla. Parroql. de Zerralbo se sepulto el cuerpo de Dn. Ramon Guerra españl. adulto Viudo de Da. Rosalia Veza. que fueron de Mier y el despues se avecindo en esta Villa en donde para morir se confesso oleo y recibio a N Amo. Hizo una memora. testamentaria ante el Justicia de esta Villa el capitan Dn. Jph Anto. Benavides, en que dexa a dos reales a cada una de las mandas forzozas, y una porcion de tierra en la Jurisdicn. de Mier para que se arriende y del redito de ella se digan cada un año dos misas rezadas con sus responsas rezadas. Y por que constte lo firmo Yo el cura de esta dha Ygla. -

Jospeh Alejandro de al Garza

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.

Other Related Articles


  • "México, Nuevo León, registros parroquiales, 1667-1981," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 9 December 2020), Cerralvo > San Gregorio Magno > Defunciones 1761-1852 > image 65 of 544; Parroquias de la Iglesia Católica, Nuevo León (Catholic Church parishes, Nuevo León).
  • Guerra, Martha Arteaga, and Guerra, Raul, J., Jr., Thirteen Generations of Guerra In The New World (San Antonio, Texas, Published Privately by the Authors, 1996), University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, Texas., Pg. 10.

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  1. I have those sir names in my tree, Harding Provencio Otega Sadler, my wife is Sadler. I dropped my Ancestry account after 25 or 30 years, so I can't get in there. I think if you have an Ancestry account you maybe able to check.

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