by Moises Garza

November 9, 2023

1796 Baptism of Maria Antonia Salinas
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the February 21, 1796 Baptism of Maria Antonia Salinas who was baptized in Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. She is my wifes 4th great-grandmother.

She was the daughter of Jose Antonio Agustin Selvera Salinas and Maria de San Juan de la Garza. 

The record mentions that she was 15 days old when baptized so this helps us determine that she was born on February 6, 1796.

Her godparents are listed as Esteban Lopez de Viera and Maria Antonia Salinas. I could not find any family relationship to her or her parents. 

Maria Antonia grows up to marry Jose Maria Flores the son of Jose Antonio Flores and Maria Isabel Salinas. They got married in Cerralvo on February 6, 1815 and I will share that record on a future post with you. You can view their ancestors and or descendants on Las Villas del Norte Genealogy Database here:

Transcription of 1796 Baptism of Maria Antonia Salinas

Ma. An=
tonia pa.

Eldia veinte y uno de Febro. de mil Setecs. noventa y seis as. en esta Ygla. Parroql. de Zerralvo el/ Br. Dn Juan Jph de la Garza tente. de Cura enella, bautizo Solemne mte. a Ma. Antonia a los quinze/ dias de nacida hija legita. de Augustin Salinas y de Ma. de Sn. Juan de la Garza Vez. de esta Jurridicn./ en la Plazeta, siendo avissados de us oblign. y parentco. espirl. Esteban Lopez de Viera, y Maria/ Anta. Salinas y porque conste lo firmo Yo el Cura con dho. tente.

Jph Alexandro Br.                          Juan Jose de la Garza
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.


  • SAGA Members, Cerralvo Church Baptism Records 1769-1859 Book III (Corpus Christi, Texas, Spanish American Genealogical Association, September, 1989), Pg. 464.
  • "México, Nuevo León, registros parroquiales, 1667-1981," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 9 December 2020), Cerralvo > San Gregorio Magno > Bautismos 1761-1824 > image 189 of 676; Parroquias de la Iglesia Católica, Nuevo León (Catholic Church parishes, Nuevo León).

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