by Moises Garza

May 9, 2024

Jose Bartolome de Treviño and Ana Maria Garcia Six Generations fo Descendants
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This 222-page book contains six generations of the descendants of Jose Santiago Barrera and Ana Maira Salome Garcia. They arrived in the Mier area in about 1760. Their descendants can be found all over Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, Texas, and beyond. This book contains genealogical information from the 1750s through the 1950s.

From the 1782 and 1783 church padrones of Mier we know that Jose Santiago was a lieutenant under the command of captain Joseph Florencio Chapa. In the 1783 census he is mentioned to be 58 years old and his wife Ana Maria Salome to be 44 years old. Unfortunately as of the writing of this book I have not been able to discover the names of their parents. An assumption hat I have is that they were from Cerralvo, but records for that time period are missing.

Between May 16 and May 30, 1768, under the orders of captain Chapa, he assigned the Mier porciones (land grants) to the settlers. He assigned porcion two located on the west bank of the Rio Grande to himself. It is also mentioned that he had been in the area for eight years, so we can safely assume that he arrived in Mier in 1760. He named his ranch San Salvador. Jose Santiago died on November 15, 1802, and his death/burial record mentions that he did not make a will. Ana Maria Salome’s death/burial record is dated July 9, 1816.

This book reports the details of 1852 individuals, of whom 963 are male and 883 are female. The sex of 6 individuals is unknown. Of the 335 individuals with recorded birth and death dates, the average lifespan was 44 years. Of these, 175 males averaged 45.5 years, and 160 females averaged 42.3 years. The longest living male was Jose Saenz (1885–1977), who died aged 92. The longest living female was Maria Matilde Silva (1881–1984), who died aged 103.

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Moises Garza

I have doing my family genealogy since 1998. I am also the creator of this blog We Are Cousins, and the Mexican Genealogy blog. To always be up to date with both of these sites follow me on Facebook. To contact me or book me for a presentation, buy my books, and or learn more about me visit my personal website at

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