by Moises Garza

July 25, 2023

1811 Death of Jose Francisco Angel de la Garza
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the February 7, 1811, Death of Jose Francisco Angel de la Garza who died in Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico. He is my 5th great-grandfather.

The date in the record is not very clear but I think that it may be the 17th instead of the 7th. The words to your left are missing and the day starts with a "di" like the subsequent record dated the 18th.

Anyways, this record is a burial record but as I do with any burial records prior to 1860's I use the date a as a death date also. I do this since on some church burial records, especially the older ones, they state that on that day so and so died and was buried. I am probably wrong in how I use it btu it helps me in my research.

So, this record states that he was married to Cayetana Peña and also states that he was from El Arabuz. el Arcabuz is a small town about 20 miles south of Mier.

Transcription of 1811 Death of Jose Francisco Angel de la Garza

Frco. Angel
dela Garza
espl. Adto.
del Arcabuz
fca. de 2 ps.

Enesta Parro quial dela Villa de Mier en di[?]
ete dfias del mes de febo. de mil ochocientos y once a. [?]
Anto. del Alamo cura ministro vicao. y juez ecco[?]
Villa di eclesiastica Sepultura con ento. meno[?]
fabrica de dos ps. quatro rs. a el Cuerpo de Frco. Angel [?]
Garza espl. adulto Vecino deesta villa en el [?]
cho del Arcabuz, fue Casado con Cayetana Peña [?]
quedo Biuda, murio de novenbta años de edad [?]
testo por ser pobre, y pa qe conste lo firme.

Fr. Antonio del Alamo

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.

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  • "México, Tamaulipas, registros parroquiales, 1703-1964," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 14 December 2021), Mier > Inmaculada Concepción > Defunciones 1767-1848 > image 127 of 634; paróquias Católicas, Tamaulipas (Catholic Church parishes, Tamaulipas).

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  1. 12:19


    Francisco Angel de la Garza Cervera

    Hello Mr Garza, seems like we may be distant cousins if the free family search is accurate.
    I’m new to genealogy but this is what I see on my family tree.

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