by Moises Garza

February 5, 2024

Laredo 1757 Revista by Cuervo de Tienda
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

Our Genealogy Research can lead us in many directions and also lead us to find many documents. One of those documents that I came across was the 1757 Census of La Villa de Laredo “1757 Revista de Pobladores” conducted by Captain Jose Tienda de Cuervo of La Villa de Laredo present-day Laredo, Texas.

In total the document contains 34 pages but I only extracted the names of the people residing in Laredo in 1757.

It is interesting to note that at the end it is mentioned that there are 11 families and I assume that the single households were not included. If you would like to see or read the whole document visit: The 1757 General Visit of Laredo.

List of people mentioned in the Laredo 1757 census:

    1. Capitan Don Thomas Sanchez casado con Dona Catharina de Uribe nueve hijos Setenta caballos diez Burros Beinte Burras todas Armas Siete Sirvientes e uno casado y tiene una hija
    2. Juan Garcia Saldivar casado con Dona Catharina de las Casas todas armas cinco caballos dos Sirvientes
    3. Don Prudencio Garcia casado con Dona Josepha Sanchez cinco hijos todas armas diez caballos
    4. Don Joseph Leonardo Trevino casado con Dona Ana Moreno seis hijos todas armas doce caballos
    5. Juan Francisco Garcia casado con Maria Rita Siete hijos todas armas doce caballos
    6. Don Juan Baptista Sanchez casado con Juana Diaz diez hijos todas armas dos caballos
    7. Don Agustin Sanchez casado con Dona Juana Rodriguez dos Hijos todas armas dos caballos
    8. Leonardo Sanchez Soltero todas Armas diez caballos un Burro y un Sirviente
    9. Don Joseph Flores casado tres hijos todas Armas quince caballos dos Burros
    10. Joseph Diaz Soltero tiene consigo a su Madre todas Armas seis caballos
    11. Joseph Ramon ausente con licencia casado con Dona Maria Gertrudis dos hijos todas armas Seis caballos dos Burros
    12. Leonardo Garcia Soltero todas Armas quatro caballos
    13. Don Joseph Salinas casado con Ysabel Trevino un hijo todas armas dos caballos
    14. Pedro Salinas Soltero tienecon sigo a la Senora su Madre y una hermana todas armas ocho caballos
    15. Juan Diego Soltero todas armas quatro caballos

I am currently researching these families and if you are a descendant of any of them let me know in the comments section below.

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1757 General Visit of Laredo


  • Archivo Historico Militar SEDENA: Last Accessed on January 20, 2014.

Note: Originally posted on January 20, 2014, and last updated 2-5-2024

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  1. Most of those names are in my tree, and we are Lipan / Mescalero / Chiricahua Apaches from that area. Prudencio is also Provencio.

  2. Okay well I Know my granpa came to the states thru there to Galveston but my great grandpa 10th was Capitan Bartolome Gonzalez Oliviarres, I want to learn more about my great grandmother she was huasteca and I want to find out from where

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