by Moises Garza

February 7, 2023

Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the December 17, 1793 death record of Maria Catarina Garcia who died in Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She is my sixth great-grandmother.

This record confirms that her husband was Pedro Jose Salinas and to date I have 13 children for them in my dathabase. Unfortunatly, I have yet to discover who her parents are.

The record indicates that she made a will but I honestly do not knwo where to search for it. I am assuming that it may be located at the municipal archives of Cerralvo.

Transcription of 1793 Death Record of Maria Catarina Garcia

Da. Catari
na Garcia
Pr. espa.

El dia siete de Dbre de mil setecs noventa y tre as. en esta Yglecia PArroquial de Zerralvose Ente
rro a Da. Catarina Garzia viuda de Dn. Pedro Jose Salinas Vecs. de Esta Jurisdicon se ab-
haviendo Solamente por ahaverse privado luego [?] enfermo
solvio por la Bula sub conditione, y seoleo, havindo dejado pr. apoderado una
memoria Extra Judicial en donde deja dos Ras. a las mandas forsosas, ciento y sinqta. ovejas ap. qe. con
el redito de ellas se digan tres misa Cantadas a Divinissimo Son. Sacramentado aviendo de su alma y
pa. qe. Conste lo firmo yo el cura =

Jospeh Alexandro de la Garza

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.


  1. SAGA Members, Cerralvo Church Death Records 1761-1880 Book 1 A-Loya (Corpus Christi, TX, Spanish American Genealogical Association, 1989), Pg. 81.
  2. "México, Nuevo León, registros parroquiales, 1667-1981," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 9 December 2020), Cerralvo > San Gregorio Magno > Defunciones 1761-1852 > image 56 of 544; Parroquias de la Iglesia Católica, Nuevo León (Catholic Church parishes, Nuevo León).

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