by Moises Garza

January 2, 2024

1813 Marriage of Jose Maria Flores and Maria Antonia Salinas
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the 1813 Marriage of Jose Maria Flores and Maria Antonia Salinas who got married in what is now China, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. Jose is my wifes 4th great-grandfather.

My wife is a descendant from Jose Maria's first marriage to Maria de Jesus Villarreal.

This record, of his second marriage is important because it mentions the name of his first wife and also that she is burried in Camargo. Thus providing a burial place for my wifes ancestor. It also mentions that both fo Jose Marias's parents were already dead by the time of the marriage. This helps me narrow my research.

The record also mentions that Jose Maria is a resident of Reynosa, another place to look for records.

Something to note also is that the record states "ayuda de parroquia de San Felipe de China". This means that the marriage took place not in China but somewhere else. I am assuming that it probably took place in "el Zacate" nowadays Dr. Coss Nuevo Leon. Probably at a chapel in that area.

To date I have only found one child for Jose and Maria. Jose married two more times and in total had twenty one children (that I have found). You can view their ancestors and their descendants at:

Transcription of 1813 Marriage of Jose Maria Flores and Maria Antonia Salinas

J Ma. Flores-
con Juliana
del Zacate

En esta Ayuda de Parroquia de San Felipe de China en quince de
Fbro de mil ochocientos y tres. Yo el Cura. Dn. Cayetano Morales =
case y vele in facie ecletiz a Dn. Jose Ma. Flores espl. vo. de Reinosa viudo
en primeras nupcias de Da. Jesus Villarreal, cuio cuerpo se sepulto en Ca-
margo H.L. de Dn. Antonio Flores, y de Da. Isavel Salinas Defuntos, con
Da. Juliana Solis Va. del Paso del Zacate. H.L. de Dn. Patricio Solis
y de Da. Juana Maria de Alanis Fueron sus Padrinos Da. [?]
de Alanis y Da. Maria Antonia Pulido fueron sus testigos
Don Manuel [?], y el mismo Padrino, y para su
constancia lo firme Jose Cayetano Morales

If this couple are also your ancestors please let me know how you are related to them in the comments of this blog post.


  • "México, Nuevo León, registros parroquiales, 1667-1981," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 10 December 2020), China > San Felipe de Jesús > Matrimonios 1795-1919 > image 43 of 658; Parroquias de la Iglesia Católica, Nuevo León (Catholic Church parishes, Nuevo León).

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