by Moises Garza

December 20, 2022

Barrera - Last Names of Nuevo Leon
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This 540-page book contains seven generations of descendants of Melchor Barrera and Mariana de Treviño. Melchor was born in about the year 1600 in San Vicente, Castilla, Spain. He entered El Nuevo Reyno de Leon (Nuevo Leon) prior to 1647 since he is mentioned as residing at El Real de las Salinas on March 16. 1647. Melchor is considered to be the progenitor of the Barrera surname in Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, and Texas. This book contains information from the 1640s through the middle 1850s.

Melchor was an scribano real (royal scribe) from time to time. It is also mentioned by Don Israel Cavazos Garza that he taught children to read and write.

In his will dated December 29, 1677 he mentions that he is the son of Juan Barrera and Beatriz Rodriguez and wishes to be buried at the parochial church of Monterrey “in the most humble part that could be found”.

He was married to Mariana de Treviño (also known as Mariana Navarro), who was the daughter of Alonzo de Trevino and Anastacia Gonzalez Hidalgo Navarro.

Melchor died on or before January 13, 1678 is buried in the Parochial church of Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

Keep in mind, this book as all my others are only tools to help you build your tree. Once you discover a death date, baptism date, and or marriage date get a copy of the original. It is very rewarding to do so and you will learn more details about your ancestors.

Also this book does not include every descendant of theirs since that is impossible, it only includes the ones that I have identified through documents, reliable published, and unpublished works.

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This book contains seven generations of descendants of Melchor Barrera and Mariana de Treviño. Melchor was born in about the year 1600 in San Vicente, Castilla, Spain. He entered El Nuevo Reyno de Leon (Nuevo Leon) prior to 1647 since he is mentioned as residing at El Real de las Salinas on March 16. 1647. Melchor is considered to be the progenitor of the Barrera surname in Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, and Texas. This book contains information from the 1640s through the middle 1850s.

"This book contains seven generations of descendants of Melchor Barrera and Mariana de Treviño.".

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Table of Contents

Here is the table of contents so that you can see what is included in the book.

Introduction i

Seven Generations of Descendants of Melchor Barrera and Mariana de Treviño Pg. 1

Sources Pg. 338

Index of Individuals Pg. 485

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Website for the Book Series Last Names of Nuevo Leon

Every year I plan to publish four books for the most popular last names of Nuevo Leon like the Garza, Trevino, Chapa, de Leon, Hinojosa, and many others. To show case and to keep all of them together I created a website titled Last Names of Nuevo Leon and the URL is this one: https://lastnamesofnuevoleon.com/ in case that you want to visit it.

I will be posting coming soon books there and posting them as they become available.

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About the author 

Moises Garza

I have doing my family genealogy since 1998. I am also the creator of this blog We Are Cousins, and the Mexican Genealogy blog. To always be up to date with both of these sites follow me on Facebook. To contact me or book me for a presentation, buy my books, and or learn more about me visit my personal website at www.moisesgarza.com.

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