Tag Archives: Alonso de Leon

Alonso De León’s Last Expedition into Texas in 1690

This is a map that I recently found about my 10th great grandfather’s, Alonso de Leon, last expedition into Texas. He died the following year on March 21, 1691 in Montemorelos Nuevo Leon, Mexico. I found the map at the Portal to Texas History website. Here is their description of the map: “Map of Spanish explorer Alonso de León’s last…

Gallant Outcasts Texas Turmoil 1519 – 1734

Texas history does not start with the battle of the Alamo and this book is unquestionable proof of that fact. Gallant Outcasts Texas Turmoil 1519 – 1734 is a page turner book of the first explorations into Texas and the first efforts by the Spanish crown to settle what is now and what we know to be Texas. During the …

1608 Baptism of Alonso de Leon in Mexico City

This is the August 31, 1608 baptism of my 10th great grandfather Alonso de Leon in Mexico City, Mexico. This document indicates that his parents are Lorenzo Perez and Adriana de Leon. I want to thank Emma Montemayor for posting information about this document and clarifying that the one that originally found it was Don Israel Cavazos Garza back in…

Caverns of Oblivion, by Carl L. Duain

Have you heard about Caverns of Oblivion by Carl. L Duain? If you have not you should check this book out. It is basically the English translation of the three main books presented in Historia de Nuevo Leon Con Noticias Sobre Coahuila, Tejas, y Nuevo Mexico. To be clear I am not saying that Duain translated this exact book but…