Hispanic Heritage and Diversity Issues
Celebrating the Contributions of
United States . . 4
Bernardo de Galvez . . 17
Surname: Becerra . . 21
Orange County, CA . . 22
Los Angeles, CA . . 26
California . . 30
Northwestern US . . 41
Southwestern US . . 43
Black . . 52
Indigenous . . 53
Sephardic . . 55
Texas . . 57
East of the Mississippi .
East Coast . . 108
Mexico . . 112
Caribbean/Cuba . . 127
International . . 130
History . . 136
Family History . . 141
Archaeology. . 144
Miscellaneous . . 146
Meetings, June 5th SHHAR Quarterly
The 77th Legislature passed House Concurrent Resolution 38, authored by Texas State Representative Kino Flores and sponsored by State Senator Mario Gallegos. HCR38 authorizes the creation of a monument on the Texas State Capitol grounds to commemorate the contributions of Tejanos to the State of Texas.
"I am very honored to be a part of this effort which will finally share our Tejano heritage and contributions with the entire state. This monument is long overdue, especially considering that Tejanos were among the first inhabitants of Texas and should be credited for many of the state's early innovations such as farming and ranching techniques, the birth of the "Vaquero" (precursor to the American Cowboy), many of the state's culinary favorites, numerous fine examples of architecture, and the language which is embedded in everyday use throughout Texas." Kino Flores
The Steering Committee invites you to become a part of this historic endeavor by making a "tax deductible" financial contribution to the creation of the "Tejano Memorial." Individual and Foundation contributions and Corporate Sponsorships are welcome. The estimated cost of the memorial and its installation is "One Million Dollars."
Supporters of the Tejano Monument can now own a part of this important Tejano legacy. Artist Armando Hinojosa has produced a miniature version of the central bronze horseman that will sit on top of the Tejano Monument, entitled "El Tejano."
"El Tejano" is an elegant work of art that is a historically accurate and highly detailed depiction of the Tejano Horsemen of the late 1700's to early 1800's. The outstanding sculpture has been produced in a limited edition of 300. Each sculpture is numbered and is offered for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis. It will be accompanied by a certificate of authenticity from The Tejano Monument, Inc.
We need your help to spread the word about the proposed Tejano Monument at the State Capitol grounds in Austin. We need assistance in raising awareness and funds and urge that you visit the website site, make a donation or share the website address with others in your email address book that may be interested in helping with this endeavor.
The sculpture's dimensions are 17 inches in height, 13 inches in width, and 7 inches in depth. It is mounted on a 2 x 6 x 14 inch wooden base. The price of the bronze sculpture is $3,000.
Information regarding the Tejano Monument that will eventually be located on the capital grounds in Austin. http://tejanos.com
Thanks, Daniel Huerta, Dallas
Sent by Arturo Garza AGarza0972@aol.com
HOGAR de Dallas (genealogy)
"A nation which does not remember what it was yesterday,
Mimi Lozano, Editor
John P. Schmal
Johanna de Soto
Michael Stevens Perez
Rina Dichoso-Dungao, Ph.D.
Marcelline Abrego Blake
Peter E. Carr
John Henry Blake, Jr.
John C. Dalton
Dora Luz How
Cath Madden Trindle
Joseph Martinez, Ph.D.
Armando M. Escobar Olmedo
Teresa Maldonado Parker
Rebecca Ramirez Alvarez
Rudy A. Ramirez
Angel Custodio Rebollo
Lic. Leonardo de la Torre y
Ramon Vasquez Y Sanchez
|Laura Arechabala Shane
Bea Armenta Dever
Mimi Lozano Holtzman
| Yolanda Ochoa Hussey
Michael S. Perez
Viola Rodriguez Sadler
John P. Schmal
For information: http://shhar.org
II Hispanic Reception
New Grand Pan American Unity
WW II Hispanic Activities at NARA
NARA Paperless Archive
Hispanic Contributions to US Military
Hispanic Women Influence
Doctors in La Casa
Al Filo de la Ley
Mariachi into the Mainstream
Dr. Samuel H. Huntington Views
Recently, I was honored to be the keynote speaker for the New Jersey Hispanic American Higher Education Symposium. I accepted the task of addressing this forum because of the catchy slogan it had adopted as the theme for the event- "Honoring culture, acknowledging the present, striving for success." This yearning for learning about who we are, what we are and where we are going as a people has become a monumental sidebar for those of us who are involved with the National Hispanic/Latino American Agenda Summit. The need for our people to seek a unifying national theme through an intense introspective communal soul searching for the sake of realizing our fullest political potentials is being echoed throughout the country from New York to Chicago to Los Angeles and even to Mexico City to Buenos Aires and Santo Domingo.
As a first step, a series of local, state, and regional conferences and meetings will be held just before the national political parties' conventions, culminating in a national summit meeting in Chicago from June 17th- to 19th, 2004, (See attached flyer and tentative conference agenda). At this summit, a Hispanic/Latino-American agenda and platform will be adopted by delegates from all over the country and given to the leaders of the national political parties and their candidates. Make no mistake about it. We will hold their feet to the fires. No longer will they tell us what is best for us. We are going to dictate our own programs as Hispanics/Latinos and not as Democrats or Republicans.
Let me make it clear that we do not discourage partisan politics. In fact, we strongly urge everyone to register and identify themselves, if they so desire, in a political party… be it the Democratic, Republican, Green or the Save the Gerbil parties. What we emphatically do not want is that the political parties take us for granted and discourage us from reaping the political and economic benefits of partisan politics. If they want our votes, they will have to earn it!
Evidently, the success or failure of our conference depends on three major fundamental aspects of effective political mobilization and organization: money, network and dedication.
It is becoming abundantly clear that technology will become a major instrument for networking and organizing a massive undertaking such as the Hispanic/Latino American Agenda Summit.
It is no coincidence that the National Association of Hispanics in Information Technology and Telecommunications (HITT) is a community partner in the organizing of this Summit. In fact, Jose Marquez, HITT's Executive Director, is the National Coordinator of the Technology and Telecommunications Committee of the Issues and Platforms Commission of the Summit. Mr. Marquez is second to no one in his relentless crusade to bring the marvels of technology to our community.
Additionally, John Villamil, Chief Information Officer of Aspira, Inc., is the National Information Technology Coordinator for the Summit. Mr. Villamil is this country's most renowned expert in the utilization of the Internet for not for profit organizations and his participation in the Summit will serve us well in achieving the demanding goal of technologically uniting a community as diverse as the Hispanic/Latino community.
All of the respective state's Coordinating Committees for the Summit will be staffed by HITT volunteers acting as Information Technology Coordinators. For the first time, a national network of community based Hispanic American technologists will utilize the Internet as a tool for political, cultural, economic and social mobilization and empowerment on a scale never seen before.
The ascendancy of the Internet as a major feature of U.S. political culture has clearly been demonstrated by the partnership former presidential hopeful Howard Dean had forged with the websites "Move-On" and "Meet-up". The Dean campaign had succeeded in using the Internet as a fundraising and mobilizing tool-in the process besting even the best of the Democratic Party cash cows. The Republican Party has now followed suit and is investing in the development of a major political internet portal that is the talk of the town. As the noted IT expert, Alondra Nelson recently, stated, "From the hotly debated prospect of e-voting to the demonstrated success of on-line fundraising, we've entered the era of broadband politics."
The handlers of the Dean campaign were particularly enthused by the example of the community of devotees, numbering in the millions, that sprung up around the computer operating system Linux. Unlike Microsoft Windows, the programming details or "source code" of the no-cost Linux operating system have remained available or "open" to a global network of users who can modify it and improve upon it since its creation in 1991. The Linux philosophy has become as significant as the software itself. Because the "open source" program proliferates through the volunteered expertise and labor of true believers, it quickly came to symbolize radical democracy and a critique of big business.
Dean strategists envisioned similar possibilities for political organizing in the grassroots success story of the Linux operating system. Partnering with Meet-Up and Move-On, they devised a similar formula of common cause and connectivity to assemble backers for the Dean candidacy. Dean's top advisor concluded that "while Linux is a heartening counterbalance to the near monopoly of the Microsoft corporation-a David to Bill Gates' Goliath-the collaborations inspired by the software are not models for democracy, but for grassroots trust-busting, and an inadequate paradigm for the transformation of Democratic party politics to the Internet. Linux democracy is embodied by a rarified grass roots community comprised of a relatively small number of elites with leisure time, readily available technology, computer skills, and interest in refining the computer program. Unfortunately, the Linux democracy does not a political democracy make."
So, lest we start getting too excited about the enormous potential of technology, we cannot forget that the exclusive elements of the "Digital Divide" still permeates many segments of our community. There are too many Hispanic/Latino Americans, many of them poor, under-educated or elderly, living without access to Internet tools or infrastructures. Certainly, we will need to be creative in reaching out to these individuals, if for no reason other than the fact that they are the main reasons why HITT was organized in the first place-to bring our community to the 21st Century.
Fortunately, through the network that HITT has created, we are starting to reach out to our community with both traditional and non traditional methods of communicating with the technologically deprived. We are hoping to use the national television and radio marathon outlet for our voter's registration and fundraising drive to reach many elderly and young people. Several salsa, ranchero, mariachi and other diverse Hispanic entertainment websites are sponsoring voter registration drives in nightclubs, bars and restaurants all over the country for those who wish to sign up on their premises. Colleges, high schools and elementary schools will be asked to participate in arts and essay contests to learn more about their culture and history and to engage in website designs and discussions about their heritage and their involvement in the Summit. Additionally, Hispanic/Latino churches and labor unions will be involved in getting their parishioners and members to register and vote.
More, importantly, the international outreach effort of the Summit will be well served by the reaching out on the Internet cloud to our brothers and sisters across the border. The amount of emails sent from Latin America to our organization's mailbox expressing support for our concept of "La Nueva Gran Unidad Pan Americana" has been nothing short of spectacular. There is definitely a long standing thirst for the linkage between the Hispanic/Latino American community here and the entire Western Hemisphere. With the miracle of modern day technology, we can now communicate and bond with people from this part of the world without crossing a single border or making a costly plane reservation or a long distance phone call.
HITT will be in the forefront of this national effort looking for every nook and hook to hang its hat on and get to work to make sure that along with the other national Hispanic American organizations participating in this grand endeavor that "Si! Unidos Podemos!" and that no one will interfere with "La Nueva Gran Unidad Pan Americana".
[[ The summit will be held in Chicago, June
17-18. Recommendations will be made concerning a wide range of
social, economic, and educational issues. If you would like to
make your voice heard in anyone of the following areas, please contact
the coordinator. If you would like to
participate concerning issues of Heritage, Arts and Culture Issues,
please contact me. I am serving as the coordinator. ]]
NATIONAL ISSUES AND PLATFORM COORDINATORS
Dr. John Garcia
Department of Political Science
University of Arizona
Dept. of Political Science
520 621 7095
HERITAGE, ARTS AND CULTURE
Society of Hispanic Historical &Ancestral Research,
P.O. Box 490
Midway City, CA
Law Firm of Roderick Linton
1500 One Cascade Plaza
Lydia A. Armanda
State of Arizona
Small Business Services
1700 West Washington Suite 220
Phoenix, AZ 85007
602 771 1173
fax 602 771 1209
TECHNOLOGY AND TELECOMMUNICATION
Hispanics in Information Technology and Telecommunication
75 Maiden Lane
New York City, NY
917 578 0521
Latino Business Association
5400 East Olympic Boulevard suite 130
Los Angeles, CA 90022
323 721 4000
fax 323 722 5050
US Office of Personnel Management
1900 E Street NW Room 6357
202 606 2214
fax 202 606 1637
LATIN AMERICAN TRADE
Mario Baeza, CEO
TCW/Latin America Partners, LLC
200 Park Avenue
York City, NY 10166
212 771 4147
fax 212 771 4155
Celestino (Cel) Rivera
Chief of Police
Lorain Police Department
100 West Erie Avenue
Office: (440) 204-2103
Fax: (440) 244-0084
Pager: (440) 203-2609
War II Hispanic Veterans Reception in
May 29th, World War II Memorial Moument Dedication information
Lectures at the National Archives,
May 28th and
Friday, May 28 and Sunday, May 30 in the Washington Room (Room 121) - lectures, book signings, and panel discussions World War II Hispanic American Heroes: One and Apart. Over 500,000 Hispanic Americans served in the Army, Army Air Corps, Navy, Marines, and Coast Guard. Historians, veterans, and authors will discuss the lives of several of these veterans. Each event will be 90 minute in length, including prepared remarks by the author/historian, and a question and answer session with the audience. These lectures will be held in the Washington Room (Room 121), and are free and open to the public. Reservations are recommended, but not required.
Friday, May 28 at 10:30 a.m. - Lt. Colonel Henry Cervantes, USAF (Ret.) will discuss his book, "PILOTO, Migrant Worker to Jet Pilot". Born to a family of migrant workers, through initiative and determination, Hank Cervantes was able to rise above the want and misery of the Great Depression to succeed in a profession where few Latinos have. After serving as a pilot in the "Bloody 100th" Bomb Group in Europe during World War II, Hank returned to the States and pursued a military career that eventually earned him the rank of Lt. Colonel and a position in the Strategic Air Command (SAC) overseeing development of the top-secret B-58 Hustler, the world's first supersonic bomber.
Friday, May 28 at 1 p.m. - Guy Gabaldon, USMC (Ret.) will discuss his service in WW2 and the film Hell to Eternity, based on his experiences in WW2. Marine PFC Gabaldon received the Silver Star (later Navy Cross) for actions performed on Saipan in 1944 when he captured over one-thousand Japanese soldiers and civilians. Will have video (Aguirre will have 15 minute video from 'This is your life')
Friday, May 28 at 3 p.m. - Dr. Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez will present, "Unsung Heroes: Mexican American WWII Veterans Who Championed Latino Civil Rights." Based on her forthcoming book from the University of Texas Press. Rivas-Rodriguez, Director of U.S. Latino and Latina WWII Oral History Project at the University of Texas at Austin, will be joined by veteran Virgilio Roel, who served with the 517TH Parachute Infantry Regiment in the European Theater. Mr. Roel became a federal judge in American Samoa from July 1962 to September 1967 and is a member of Hispanic civil rights organizations, including the American GI Forum. This Oral History Project consists of interviews of over 450 Latinas and Latinos throughout the country.
Sunday, May 30 at 10:30 a.m. - Dr. Bruce Ashcroft will present "Verneda Rodriguez, Rosita the Riveter, and the Contributions of Latinas during World War II." The contribution of Latina women to the World War II effort is an emerging story - while these women did not fight on the front lines overseas, they served the nation in a multitude of ways. The session will focus primarily upon the career of Verneda Rodriguez, one of about 1,000 women pilots who flew in support of the U.S. military during the war. A discussion of Latinas in the military and in industry provides additional examples of their service will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience. Ashcroft is an historian with the Air Force at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas.
Sunday, May 30 at 1 p.m. - Historians Frederick and Linda Aguirre will discuss "America's Patriots: Mexican Americans in World War II" and "Books in Progress: Profiles of Mexican American Veterans of WW2." Profiles of veterans include: Pete Limon, USS Swan, Pearl Harbor attack survivor; Lt. Col. Gil Encinas Kuhn, 8th Air Force, B-17 Pilot; Salvador Maldonado, survivor of the sinking of the USS Indianapolis; Henry Duran, Battle of Corregidor and POW; Manuel Grajeda, Battle of Remagen Bridge; Alfred Aguirre and Eutiquio Martinez, Battle of Okinawa; David Gonzalez, Medal of Honor recipient; Julia P. Aguirre and Sara A. Miranda, "Rosie Riveters"; Al Garcia and his 5 brothers who served during World War II. By example, we honor the 500,000 Mexican Americans who courageously fought in every battle in the Pacific and European theaters.
NARA Launches Paperless Archive
The National Archives and Records Administration, NARA whttp://www.archives.gov has put 50 million historical records only a few mouse clicks away with the debut of its newest online resources. The Access to Archival Databases System, lets Web-surfing genealogist obtain electronic records on a variety of topics, including the Civil War battlefields, historic sites, immigration, necrology, space flight and more.
AAD’s electronic holdings contain material from more than 30 archival series. These series pertain to specific people, geographic areas, organizations, or dates. NAARA helps you put these clues in context by providing code lists explanatory notes from NARA archivists and, for some series or files related documents. The Family Tree Section A, December 2003/ January 2004
Check out Latino Patriotism - Hispanic Contributions to America's Military
Sent by Bill Carmena JCarm1724@aol.com
What you can find in Military Records
If your ancestor served in the military service at any time after 1775, chances are a great deal of genealogical data could be found in his military record. If an ancestor served in the revolutionary War, the Civil War, or two World Wars, their names were probably passed down to us. However, many military man enlisted during peacetime that we may not know about.
There are exactly four types of military records that contain personal info about armed service personnel:
1. Service Record: This record
includes a "muster" roll that will contain a physical
description, marital status, residence, occupation, and birth
information. It also includes the "muster out" roll and all
the details of the discharge. If your ancestor or kin was in service
between 1775 and 1903, there will be a "complied service
record", created by the federal government. In this record will be
payroll data, prison or court marital records, hospital records, and
Jo Russell email@example.com
The V.A. has gone on line with info on where veterans are buried, including Arlington (since 1999) and other National Cemeteries. Approximately 80,000 names are currently on file. They hope to also include the locations of deceased military personnel where grave markers were ordered in the future. The site is http://www.cem.va.gov
Extract: Hispanic Women Are The Fastest Growing Influence Within Hispanics
Sent by Howard Shorr firstname.lastname@example.org
Santa Barbara, CA--(HISPANIC PR WIRE)--March 29, 2004--Hispanic women are the fastest-growing influence within the quickest-expanding ethnic group in the United States today, according to the HispanTelligence(R) research report – 2004 U.S. Hispanic Women in Profile – released today by Hispanic Business Inc.
The data-rich report also reveals that Hispanic women wield more power than Hispanic men both in proportion in professional or managerial positions (21.4 percent vs. 14 percent of the work force, respectively) and educational achievement (60 percent of bachelor’s degrees awarded in 2000 to Hispanics went to women).
Hispanic women have begun to make significant and rapid educational gains as well: While the number of bachelor’s degrees conferred to U.S. residents increased 35 percent from 1976 to 2000, the number of bachelor’s degrees earned by Hispanic women rose 430 percent.
From 1997 to 2002, the number of Hispanic women-owned businesses surged 39 percent. In 2002, Hispanic women were estimated to own 470,344 firms, employing 198,000 people, and generating $24.9 billion in sales. And those numbers are projected to significantly increase: According to the Center for Women’s Business Research, the number of businesses owned by women of color or Hispanic origin is growing faster than the overall national rate for women-owned businesses.
To purchase a full copy of this or any of our other informative HispanTelligence(R) reports, please visit http://www.hispanicbusiness.com/research/ or our research channel at http://www.hispanicbusiness.com
in La Casa
Pioneering doctoral candidates in Chicana and Chicano Studies will begin research as early as next year in the nation's first graduate department of its kind at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). The amazing thing is that accreditation has taken as long. Back in the 1060s, UCSB innovated courses in areas like Mexican-American history, art, and political science. But until now, serious graduate studies in the field were a hard sell. "People are skeptical about the rigorousness of our field," says Maria Herrera-Sobek, the university's associate vice chancellor for diversity, equity, and academic policy. "When people study French literature or French history, they don't question it." Although U.S. schools have been slow to catch on, faculty from UCSB's department have participate at conference in Spain, Germany, and Turkey. NRTA Live & Learn, fall 2003
|L.A. Law Firm Fights for Rights of U.S. Hispanics Caught At
Edge of the Law
‘Al Filo de la Ley’: 1st Original Weekly Legal Drama Series Debuts on Univision May 4, 10pm
Source: Sala de Prensa de HISPANIC PR WIRE (866-477-9473) http://www.HispanicPRWire.com
Miami, FL--(HISPANIC PR WIRE)--April 28, 2004--Seeking justice, a brilliant team of Latin lawyers defends the rights of the U.S. Hispanic community in the weekly scripted original prime time dramatic series “Al Filo de la Ley” (“At the Edge of the Law”). Premiering Tuesday, May 4 at 10pm, the one-hour series is a joint effort by Plural Entertainment and the Univision Network and is based on real-life accounts of Hispanics caught in the U.S. judicial system.
“Al Filo de la Ley” is filmed entirely in the U.S. by Plural Entertainment, the production division of Spain’s premier media company, Grupo Prisa. Created specifically for the U.S. Hispanic audience, the series tells the story of a prestigious law firm located in Los Angeles, California, that handles the most difficult immigration, labor, discrimination, and civil and criminal cases.
Leading the cast of dedicated attorneys is Jorge Aravena as “Andres,” Natalia Ramirez as “Barbara,” and Ximena Rubio as “Valeria.” Each episode presents and gives closure to two “ripped-from-the-headlines” cases while delving into the lives of the sharp-witted, altruistic, but very human attorneys who try them.
The debut episode opens with a patrol unit stopping a suspect vehicle at a gas station. After being told to exit the car, Jessica (guest star Michelle Manterola) innocently reaches in her purse for her cell phone. The officer, who has a history of police brutality, overreacts, shoots and destroys the classical dancer’s knee. Now Andres faces the monumental task of taking on the police department in a very difficult case.
“Al Filo de la Ley” will present TV viewers with real-life reenactments, complex prosecutions, intricate proceedings, and unexpected outcomes. And brings a new sense of realism and drama to the U.S. Hispanic experience. The program will air Tuesdays from 10-11pm ET/PT (9-10pm Central/Mountain), only on Univision, Hispanic America’s favorite TV network.
For more information, please visit http://www.univision.net
Bordering On the Mainstream
Mexican Music Catches On in U.S. Schools
By Karin Brulliard, The Washington Post, April 12, 2004; Page A03
Sent by J.V. Martinez Joe.Martinez@science.doe.gov
SAN ANTONIO -- In the Southwest, mariachi school programs have exploded over the past 30 years, and they are popping up in other parts of the nation. And nowhere has the mariachi arts craze caught on more than in South Texas, and especially San Antonio, where more than 40 percent of the population is of Mexican origin. At least 50 schools in San Antonio and 250 others in Texas offer mariachi programs, said Cynthia Muñoz, a public relations executive whose firm organizes the Mariachi Vargas Extravaganza.
Mariachi is so big in Texas that from San Antonio south to the border, schools with mariachi ensembles outnumber those with jazz bands, music educators say. Drawn to mariachi for its festive rhythms and melodic songs about homeland, liquor and love, the students learn music theory and can become accomplished singers and instrumentalists.
Most mariachi students are Mexican Americans or other Hispanics, although mariachi educators say the music attracts students of all kinds. Some think mariachi may be on the verge of a breakthrough to the mainstream, much as jazz once transcended its southern black roots to seize the imagination of the nation.
For now, students and directors say, mariachi connects many Mexican American and other Hispanic students to a heritage, and even a language, that is often only dimly familiar.
"I didn't expect to be able to learn or hear mariachi here," said violin player Marcelino Castillo, 18, who immigrated to Texas from Mexico nine years ago and began learning mariachi as a sixth-grader in San Antonio. The senior also plays in a professional ensemble that performs in a local Mexican restaurant on weekends. "It makes me keep in touch with my roots," he said.
Another violinist, Desarae Rodriguez, shrugged when asked about her ancestry. "I don't know what I'm reading all the time," Rodriguez, 17, said of the lyrics. "But I grew to love it."
Other students take up mariachi for its timeless song topics and trajes de charro -- the flamboyant mariachi uniforms, with their short embroidered jackets, wide-brimmed hats and flashy neck scarves -- which lend cachet to the music, students say, and allow them to skirt the "band nerd" label.
"The music is so cool," said Jeff Nevin, a music professor and mariachi instructor at Southwestern College in Chula Vista, Calif. "Your image of a kid getting on the bus and carrying a violin case and getting teased -- it isn't really true if he's got a mariachi suit."
Teaching mariachi in schools is a purely American concept. South of the border, mariachi is rooted in folk music of rural western Mexico and passed from generation to generation, its notes and lyrics rarely written down or studied formally.
San Antonio's mariachi mania began in the
1960s, boosted by a handful of Catholic churches that began showcasing
mariachi ensembles during Mass, and early Spanish-language radio
stations. A decade later, San Antonio's school district started one of
the nation's first school mariachi programs.
"Instead of looking at mariachi as a Mexican ensemble that plays at restaurants, people should step back a little bit and look at mariachi as a music ensemble," said John Lopez, director of multicultural music programs at Texas State University.
Perspective on Harvard's Dr. Samuel H. Huntington Views
American Heroes Series
Los Soldados, Santa Barbara
Juan Carlos I., King of Spain
John Henry Blake, Jr.
Galvez Family Homepage, California
Monterrey Presidio Historical site
Soldiers of the Royal Presidio of Santa Bárbara
April 24th and
25th , Honored their Ancestors
Colonel Anza and his horse Contessa. Paul Trujillo demonstrates his
riding skill for mission visitors. Interestingly enough Paul, who
is 79 years of age, is riding a horse who is 80 years old by horse
years. Both are in fine form. Paul rode in the original
historical reenactment of the Anza trek in 1976.
|Mission escolta on April 24, 2004. From left to right soldados are: Ben Valenzuela, Santa Barbara; George Thompson, La Purisima; Matt Currey, La Purisima; Mark Mueller, La Purisima soldado who organized the event at the mission; and Dave Martinez, Santa Barbara.||Soldados line up for ceremonies in the church in conjunction with John Warren Baroque Music Concert. In the foreground is Sgt. Of the guard, Jim Martinez. Next to him is musician drummer followed by soldados Louise Williams, Art Carlos, George Thompson, Mark Mueller, Dave Martinez, Ben Valenzuela, and Alferéz Bud Decker.|
Juan Carlos I., King of Spain,
February 23, 2000, was a monumental day in the history of the Sons of the American Revolution, when Juan Carlos I., King of Spain, was inducted as a Compatriot and was also awarded the Gold Good Citizenship Medal. He is the first king to become a member.
The King traces his lineage to Carlos III, who was the reigning monarch at the time of our Revolutionary War. Carlos was instrumental in making generous gifts and loans to the Patriots. Spain was the first nation to give us financial aid - and did so before adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Without Spain's assistance, it is problematical that we would have survived the first few months of the War.
The SAR Magazine, Sons of the American Revolution, Spring, 2000, Vol XCIV, No.4, pg 4
This information was share through the
generosity of John and Marcelline Blake. I received from them three
manual of information which they wrote "had been collected over the
years for use in our genealogy research. We feel the materials can be very
helpful when doing the research to understand our most beautiful
California/United States history."
John Henry Blake, Jr. first became a member of the Sons of the American Revolution as a descendent of Reuben Rozier on March 30, 1993, national number 140553. Not satisfied he continued his research to honor his Hispanic roots. Further research lead him to information that proved his lineage, not only to one, but to six Spanish soldiers.
Francisco Salvador Lugo, May 25, 1999
Ignacio Vicente Ferrer Vallejo, September 29, 1999
Jose Joaquin Captano Espinosa, March 6, 2000
Juan Dsmerio de Osuna, March 6, 2000
Juan Antonio Amesquita, May 25, 2000
Jose Manuel Higuera, August 10, 2000
If you can prove your lines to one of these soldiers and would like to join the Sons of the American Revolution, contact the National headquarters of the Sons of the Revolution. Housed up to now in New York City, it is moving to Independence, Missouri. In its new location, it will be near the Mid-Continent Public Library’s Genealogy and Local History Branch. The new address of the Sons of the American Revolution is 201 West Lexington Ave. suite 1776, Independence, Missouri, 60450-1776 or examine their website at http://www.srl1776.org
The Monterrey Presidio will be Dedicated as a Revolutionary War Site
The Sons of the American Revolution of California are seeking to dedicate the Monterrey Presidio as a Revolutionary War Site. Plans are in progress to make the Monterrey Presidio of California, the first Revolutionary War Site west of the Mississippi, on November 6, 2004.
More has been learned about the contributions of the Spanish Soldiers to the American Revolution. However, there has never before been a Spanish Presidio that received this type of recognition.
Leroy Martinez is a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and is participating in the planning of the November 6, 2004 event. Leroy is looking for anyone or group that may be able to contribute to this event.
Information or contact: Leroy Martinez Leroymartinez1@cox.net (949) 581-3270
Monterey Presidio, founded in 1770
San Carlos Borromeo de Carmel Mission, founded in 1770
1778 France declared war against England and signed a treaty with the United States.
1779 Spain declared war against England, signed a treaty with the United States on May 8, 1779.
Monterey Presidio Support of the American Revolution
Donated from California Missions and Presidios
Monterey Presidio donated $833
Carmel Mission donated $106
All other eight Spanish Missions and Presidios donated an additional $1744
Monterey Presidio made largest single donation, represented over 30% of total amount
Monterey Presidio Revolutionary War Dedication Committee
Chairman-Larry Magerkurth Ex VP CASSAR
Vice Chairman- Commander Chuck Lampman NSSAR VPG
Spanish Subcommittee Chairman-Leroy Martinez
Monterey Presidio Chairman-Michael Boyd
Dedication Ceremony and Planning Committee Chairman- Rev. Lou Carlson
DAR Chairman-Ann Lampman Vice Regent DAR
Organizational Chart: Monterey presidio Dedication Committee
Chairman/Vice chairman: Larry Magerkurth/Chuck Lampman
Leroy Martinez, Michael Boyd , Rev. Lou Carlson, Ann Lampman
Antiquísimo y noble linaje gallego muy extendido por las cuatro provincias de aquella región, León y ambas Castillas, que a partir de la Reconquista se estableció en Extremadura a fines del siglo XIV, donde dejó ilustre descendencia, hallándose igualmente en Andalucía por ésta época y después en el descubrimiento y colonización del continente americano, desde los primeros momentos.
Así está confirmado en diferentes nobiliarios y en una bellísima y antigua piedra armera del siglo XVI, existente en la casa de la “Cuesta de la Campaña” de la ciudad de Cáceres.
Don Lorenzo Pérez Becerra, primero que pasó desde Galicia a Extremadura, tuvo a don Lope Alfón Becerra, y éste a su vez a don Gonzalo Alfón Becerra, Regidor de Cáceres en 1406. Don Diego Becerra, nieto del último, Comendador y Alférez Mayor de la Orden de Santiago con el Maestre don Alonso de Cárdenas, murió peleando bravamente en la batalla de la Ajarquía de Málaga, en 1483. Fue el primero que pasó a Mérida, casando con una Señora de la familia Messía, en la que hubo a don Lope Sánchez Becerra, Comendador de Bienvenida en la Orden jacobea.
Ante la Orden de Santiago, la nobleza de este linaje fue acreditada por el ingreso de los siguientes Caballeros:
Don Rodrigo Becerra de Moscoso y de Silva Pantoja, Alférez Mayor de la ciudad de Badajoz y Capitán del Regimiento de Milicias. Badajoz, 1775; don Cristóbal y don Juan Escudero y Fernández, de Vargas y Becerra. Almedralejo, Badajoz, 1773; don Alonso de Guzmán y Quesada Becerra. Baeza, Jaén, 1625; don Pedro de Porres y Maraber, Becerra y de Alón. Jerez de los Caballeros, 1654; don Benito de Alvarado y Becerra. Zafra, 1707; don José y don Pedro de Laguna y Calderón, Becerra y Chumacero. Badajoz, 1786; don Francisco y don Lorenzo Fernández y Florez, Fernández Becerra y Gutiérrez. Almendralejo, 1691; don Diego Monroy y Becerra y de Jáuregui, originario de Cáceres. Bigeben, Estado de Millán, 1717; don Benito Basadre y Mendoza, Becerra y Mendoza, Paje de S.M. Santiago de Compostela, 1686; don Antonio, don García y don Juan de Vargas Carvajal y Monroy, Becerra y Quiñones. Plasencia, 1697, y don Pedro de Cárdenas Becerra, de Vargas y Escobar, 1621.
El año 1801, vistió el Hábito de la Orden Militar de Calatrava, don Fernando Becerra y Solís, natural de Miajadas, Cáceres, Alférez de Fragata de la Real Armada, originario de la expresada villa donde sus ascendientes ejercieron sin interrupción cargos reservados a los Hijosdalgo.
En la Orden de Carlos III, justificaron su calidad; don José María, don Pedro y don Nicolás Joaquín Becerra y Núñez, Grela y Cobas, naturales de Ares, Coruña, militares los tres, en 1838, 1839 y 1841, respectivamente, y don Sebastián Rufino Becerra y Solís, Gutiérrez Salamanca y Castañeda. Miajadas,en1794.
En la Sala de los Hijosdalgo de las Reales Chancillerías de Valladolid Granada, diferentes miembros de este linaje litigaron por el reconocimiento de su estirpe entre los siglos XVI y XIX.
Previas las probanzas de su calidad, sentaron plaza como Cadetes en las Reales Compañías de Guardias Marinas, don José Maria Becerra y Suárez de Siquera, natural del Puerto de Santa Maria, Cádiz, en 1780, y don Fernando Becerra y Solís, natural de Miajadas, Cáceres, en 1791.
Los Becerra están presentes en México desde los primeros años de su conquista, habiendo dado esta familia hijos muy ilustres que se distinguieron en los diferentes campos del saber, y del gobierno de la República.
Don Andrés Becerra, figura entre los conquistadores de la Nueva España, a las órdenes de Garay, en la toma de la Huasteca; don Bartolomé Becerra, natural de Extremadura, fue conquistador de Guatemala, y su hija doña Teresa Becerra estaba casada con don Bernal Díaz del Castillo; don Diego Becerra de Mendoza, natural de Mérida, Badajoz, Capitán del Navío de Cortés llamado Concepción, participó en la expedición del Mar del Sur, penetró en el Golfo de Cortés y fue el primero de arribar a la Península de California, en el Puerto de Santa Cruz, hoy la Paz, muriendo a manos del piloto vizcaíno Fortín Jiménez, en 1533, y don Juan Becerra, natural de Toro, Zamora, que viene con Luis Ponce, Conquistador de Mixes y Chontales, Encomendero de Ayacastepec en 1547, vivo aún en 1560.
Don Manuel Becerra Tanco, natural de Taxco, Guerrero, originario de Burguillos, Badajoz, acreditó su “limpieza de sangre” en 1662, siendo vecino de la ciudad de México ante el Santo Oficio de la Inquisición.
José Maria Luciano Becerra y Jiménez, natural de Jalapa, fue
Diputado, Senador, Ministro y Obispo de Chiapas, figurando entre los
Constituyentes de México, desempeñando también como Ministro de
Justicia y Negocios Eclesiásticos, dejando de existir en Puebla el año
1854, donde también ocupó su sede.
from BLASONES Y APELLIDOS, 828-page book by Fernando Muñoz
In its second edition, the book can be ordered from email@example.com or at
P.O. Box 11232, El Paso, Texas 79995 or by contacting Armando Montes AMontes@Mail.com
5th, SHHAR quarterly:
Sharing our History Visually
Robert Gonzales, Inland Mexican
Gobernador Lazaro Cardenas Batel
to Military Records
Fire in the Morning Exhibit
Carlos Velazquez, Keynote, LJOC
Except for a brief period of study in 1975 with California artist John
Ludlum, Henry is essentially a self taught artist. Able to work in
several mediums but preferring oils for the flexibility if offers.
His technique is based on realism. "As a philosophical
realist who happens to be an artist, the type of art form best suited
for conveying my ideas is through figurative realism. As far as my
technique is concern, with as much emphasis as I put on the disciplined
and pre-determined aspect of realist art, I always try to work in a good
amount of spontaneity which, in my opinion, is an essential element in
producing balanced works of art."
Henry's art exhibit experience covers a period of thirty years with the American Society of Aviation Artists (A.S.A.A.) and the Orange County Latino Artist Network O.L.L.A.N. Henry is originally from Texas with historical Tex/Mex roots.
Avant Garde Publishing
P.O. Box 809
Midway city, Ca 92655
Gonzales and Mimi Lozano pause after Robert's presentation on March 27th
Robert is the Director of the Inland
Mexican Heritage project.
He spoke on the influence of population growth in affecting not only the
landscape, but also the community of people that live in those areas.
One aspect of the project is gathering oral histories of people living
close to the I-10 Freeway. Information: 909-347-2379, or
Michoacano, Lazaro Cardenas Batel
El funcionario inauguró las oficinas de la Federación de Michoacanos en Santa Ana, California, 16 abril, 2004
Parte de un artículo escrito por Patrica Prieto, Excelsior, Semana del 23 al 29 de abril de 2004
De acuerdo con el Censo 2000, el 33 per ciento de la población del Condado de Orange es latina. Más aún, las cifras señnalan que ocho de cada diez residentes latinos en el condado son de nacionalidad mexicana y, aunque las cifras no los dividen por estado oc ciudad de procedenia, la oficia consular de Mexico en este condado sabe muy bien, por su registro de matrículas consulares, que aproximadamente unos 140 mil proceden de Michaoacán.
Perfil de la comunidad michoacana
event was hosted by the Santiago Community College District.
Introductions were made by SCCD President Eddie Hernandez. A brief talk
by Consul Haro was followed by a presentation by Governor Lazaro Cardena
Betel. The event was attended to by many community leaders. From
left to right: Auxiliary Bishop, Reverend Jaime Soto, Businessman
Gilberto Arteaga, Elder Carlos Garcia of the LDS Church, educator
Gilberto Cerda, and Keith Atkinson, Public Affairs, LDS Church.
to Military Records, May 5, 9:30 a.m.
National Archives and Records Administration, Pacific Region
24000 Avila Road, 1st Floor East, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-3497
This workshop will explore basic military resources for genealogy relating to American military actions from the Revolutionary War through conflicts of the late 20th century.
Fire in the Morning,
a Pictorial History of Mexican American History in Orange County
Exhibit runs through May 21st at the Fullerton College Library
321 East Chapman Ave. Fullerton
Hours: Mon-Thurs. 7:30 a.m. - 9 p.m. Fri. 7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m., Sat a.m. - 3 p.m.
For information contact: Yolanda Alvarez firstname.lastname@example.org
714-992-7061 or 714-538-8380
Carlos Velasquez, Century 21 South Coast
Keynote: Lincoln-Juarez Opportunity Center Gala, April 23, 2004
first generation Mexican growing-up in Santa Ana, Carlos Velazquez was
raised on the values of the Hispanic community; faith, family, and an
inherent work ethic. He has used those values to build a
successful real estate business that employs 21 Hispanics. Carlos'
clients are mainly Hispanics who are seeking to achieve the
American dream of own a home. Mr. Velazquez became involved with
The Lincoln-Juarez Opportunity Center because he was impressed with the
unique approach they took in becoming a part of the community by
offering support in needed areas such as education, healthcare and job
opportunities. (Program bio)
Nuestras Raices, Sept 25th
May events at Rancho Los Cerritos
Founding Documents of Los Angeles
Los Angeles Public Library
Jose Maria Garcia
Tomasa Romero de Garcia
Carolina Oden Sepulveda
Save the date: Sept 25th, Los Angeles Buscando Nuestras Raices
|Rancho Los Cerritos Celebrates Early California History
Saturday, May 8, 2004
"Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo: Promises Kept and Broken,"
The lecture by renown historian Ricardo Griswold del Castillo will focus on the history of the treaty, which marked the formal end of the Mexican-American war, and how the 1848 document continues to affect US-Mexican relations and Hispanic rights.
Gates open at 9:30 for the 10 a.m. lecture, and there is a $5 admission ($3 for members and full time students) that also includes light refreshments.
Sunday, May 16
An Early California Celebration at the Rancho!
The day's activities honor the 220th anniversary of the Nieto land grant and 160th anniversary of the Rancho Los Cerritos adobe, and include early California music by Los Californios, and early California dances by Yesteryears Dancers.
Throughout the afternoon there will be living history presentations by such notables as Governor Pio Pico, Don Jose Sepulveda, Thomas and Rachel Larkin, and Father Serra, as well as a historical fashion show by volunteers from the San Juan Capistrano Mission.
Displays by Los Pobladores, Los Californianos, the LB Herb Society and others will offer detailed information on early California families and plants, and there will be a series of mini-lectures throughout the afternoon that will focus on the Nieto land grant, the Padua Hills Theater, historic costuming and other subjects.
There will also be plenty of hands-on fun for children, who can design a brand, tool leather, make candles or punch tin--tasks reminiscent of the days when the rancho raised cattle for the hide and tallow trade!
Admission to the event is $5, $3 for children 4-12 years, and free to those 3 and under. Light refreshments will be available for sale, including tamales from Riveras Mexican Restaurant.
The event has been planned with considerable help from the Friends' Hispanic History Committee working with Rancho staff. Join us for a great celebration of life during California's early Spanish and Mexican history, when land was plentiful and Ranchos dotted the California landscape. For information on both events, please contact the Rancho at (562) 570-1755.
Founding Documents of Los Angeles: A Bilingual Edition edited by Doyce B. Nunis Jr.
Documents include "Four Reports by Governor Neve," the "Instrucción," "Correspondence Pertaining to the Pobladores," "Governor Neve's Order for the Founding of Los Angeles," "Padrón of Los Angeles," and "Confirmation of Titles to Pueblo Lands"--accompanied by a listing of "Soldiers and Settlers of the Expedition of 1781" by Thomas Workman Temple II.
[basically a corrected reprint of HSSC Annual of 1931] Printed in a limited edition of 1600. Will retail for $42.50 ($50.00 with tax and shipping) for non-members. Pre-publication offer for members--$40.00 with HSSC paying tax and shipping. Order and pay by check or credit card to HSSC, 200 East Avenue 43, LA, CA 90031.
Sent by Mary Ayers M3Ayers@aol.com
Los Angeles Public Library
The Los Angeles Public Library has recently added HeritageQuest Online to the list of databases offered by the library. It is available to researchers at the Central Library and also at our 67 branches located within the city limits. In addition, it is available to library patrons at home if they have a library card. In order to do a search at home, you should begin at the library’s home page, which is http://www.lapl.org Once there, click on Databases. At this point you will be prompted to enter your library card number. When you have been verified, you can scroll down through the alphabetical list to HeritageQuest Online and click on it. Another database, which can be used at the Central Library, all branches, and at home, is the Biography and Genealogy Master Index (Gale). It is useful for searching for prominent persons who might be mentioned in who’s who publications and biographical dictionaries.
The library also offers access to Ancestry
Plus, which is the library version of Ancestry.com. It is
available as a database at the central library and all of our branches,
but not for home use.
Los Angeles Times, Feb 17, 1889
RUN OVER AND KILLED
Jose Maria Garcia, an Old Resident and a Matador
Source Karla Everett EverettKA@bak.rr.com
CA-SPANISH-D Digest V04 #14
Last evening about 7 o'clock an old Mexican named Jose Maria Garcia,
for many years a resident of this city, was run over by a hack on Main
street, opposite the Pico House, and so badly hurt that he died in a
little over an hour from the time the accident occurred. Garcia
had been drinking in the saloon on Main street opposite the Plaza, and
had started across the street. He was very much under the
influence of liquor, and had got only a few yards from the curb when he
was struck by a hack, knocked down, trampled by the horses and run over
by the vehicle. The hack was going at a very rapid pace, and never
checked up a moment to ascertain the extent of the old man's injuries,
but, on the contrary, the driver whipped up his horses and made
off. The streets were filled with people, and in a few minutes a
large crowd had collected about the place, and, after a few minutes
delay, Fireman Vignes and one or two others picked Garcia up and carried
him into the saloon.
Angeles Times, Jan 26, 1902
Funeral services for Carolina Oden Sepulveda, whose death Wednesday night severed another link with the State's historic past, will be conducted tomorrow morning from the Catholic church at Wilmington, where solemn high mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Interment will be in Inglewood Cemetery.
It was more than forty-eight years ago when Carolina Oden, belle of Southern California, and Roman D. Sepulveda, descendant of one of the State's oldest Spanish families, braved parental displeasure over their extreme youth and drove to Los Angeles to be married. The ceremony was performed at the Old Plaza Church on February 10, 1879.
Carolina Oden Sepulveda was born
in Los Angeles on February 3, 1861. Her father was George V. Oden,
who came to California from Virginia. Her mother came of the
Spanish family of Machado, which had its casa grande at Viona (sic)
Rancho, now The Palms, near Culver City.
For a time the couple lived at the Sepulveda homestead, removing to San Pedro forty years ago. The Sepulveda home is at 438 West Fifth street, San Pedro.
Mrs. Sepulveda died Wednesday
night from a cerebral hemorrhage. At her bedside were her eight
children and their families: Albert, William, Louis, Benjamin and
Philip Sepulveda, all of San Pedro, and Mrs. Nicholas Kokkopolis and
Mrs. George Contos of San Pedro, and Mrs. Silas E. Snyder of Los
Angeles. Also present were her sisters, Mrs. E. F. Harriman of San
Pedro and Mrs. Bert Ihrig of Glendale, and her brothers, J. M. Rocha and
James, George and Mason Oden.
Antonio Buelna, Soldado de Cuera
My Spanish Family
May 19-22: National Genealogical Society Conference in Sacramento
Gold in California in 1690
de San Jose de Guadalupe
California Spanish Genealogy
Historic adobes, San Diego County
Ranchos in the San Joaquin Valley
Sacramento County Cemetery
Latino Arts Network
Soldado de Cuera
Long before the Revolutionary war and before the United States existed as a nation, Spain had laid claim to our western shores. Soldados were being sent to explore and then establish settlements. One such explorer was with Rivera in 1774. A soldado named Josef Antonio Buelna, son of Anastacio Buelna and Maria Ygnacia Dominguez, left his home in Sinaloa, Mexico and traveled with Rivera to what is now Monterey, California.
We find him as a soldier listed in the Census of Alta California 1775 at the Presidio of Monterey still single but on 26 May 1776 all that changed when he married Maria Antonia Tapia. She was the daughter of Felipe Santiago Tapia and Juana Maria Cardenas and had arrived in California with her parents in the Anza expedition. Her marriage was probably the first wedding of anyone in the Anza party in the new land.
In 1782 Antonio is in the company list at the Presidio of Monterey again. Before 1795 he was grantee of the provisional Rancho Canada de Huerta encompassing 3,329.25 acres. On March 16, 1779, his son, Jose Joaquin Buelna, was baptized at Mission San Carlos de Monterey bringing the line one generation closer to my husband. While this soldier was a protector, rancher and father, he also was an educator. By 1818, according to Bancroft, but as early as 1811, according Clyde Arbuckle's History of San Jose, he was teaching school and did so for a few years. On October 1, 1821 Josef Antonio Buelna died and on October 2, 1821 he was buried from Mission Santa Clara.
Jose Joaquin Buelna married Maria Guadalupe Gabriela Rodriguez on November 4, 1805 and on March 6, 1807 had a daughter, Maria Antonia Francisca Romana Buelna, closing the gap of one more generation to my husband. She went on to marry, on May 15, 1825, Jose Prudencio Espinosa, whose father was another soldado with Rivera but in the 1781 expedition. Prudencio and Maria Antonia had a daughter, Maria Angelita de los Angeles Espinosa on August 15,1843 who married Jose Ramon Domingo Bonilla and they became the parents of my husband’s great-grandfather, Alexandro Bonilla.
Alexandro or as he later was known, Alexander married Amelia Guevara, the daughter of Gregorio Guevara and Francisca Soto. They were the parents of five daughters, two who became my husband’s grandmothers and one, Frances, became the mother of another soldier, Melbourne George Slade, II. In fact her funeral had to wait until Captain Slade of the 1st Cavalry could get home from Korea.
The nature of soldier and teacher
continues today in the life of Jose Antonio Buelna’s fifth
great-grandson, Melbourne George Slade, III.
Genealogy Cards by Carol de Ruyter held by Monterey County Historical Society
"Spanish Mexican Families of Early California" by Marie Northrup
"Los Fundadores" by Leon Rowland
" History of San Jose" by Clyde Arbuckle published by Memorabilia of San Jose in 1986, page 202-203
1790 Padron de Monterey
1804 Monterey Church Padrone
1836 Padron de Monterey
Copy of the baptism of Joseph Joaquin Buelna
Thomas Workman Temple Transcriptions
Chart by Sheila Ruiz Harrell
Child is Melbourne G. Slade II
for a better life in the late 1800’s, my widowed great grandmother,
Antonia Martinez Ortiz, left her two sons with family in Calatayud,
Zaragoza, Spain and took the gamble of her lifetime and moved to
Once landing in Los Angeles, in and around 1895, this pioneering woman went right to work to achieve her goals. Antonia took a job as a cook and housekeeper for the Secundo Guasti family, founder of the Italian Vineyard Company. She married Domingo Berenda and soon had her third son, Matias. Unable to out run fate, bad luck, in the way of personal tragedy struck Antonia once again. Her newly married husband Domingo died suddenly. Now with a young child to raise and alone in a new country, Antonia was again forced to risk everything.
Luckily and at this time in the late 1890s,
the Italian Vineyard Company was in its early existence and Secundo
Guasti was looking for hard working dedicated employees to count on.
Secundo was impressed with this woman’s will to survive and over come
personal tragedy. Secundo asked Antonia to be his personal family
housekeeper and move out to the vineyard compounds located some 60 miles
east of Los Angeles, in the communities of now Ontario and Rancho
Both sons, Aquilino and Bernardo took positions of management in the vineyard and winery and for the next 25 years, helped create the largest vineyard in the world. Over these years, Antonia was fondly known as the mother of the Guasti community. With many of the workers being migrant and coming from all over the world….Spain, Italy, France, Mexico, etc., Antonia became a surrogate mother to them all and helped them out in times of trouble.
The Cucamonga Valley Winery was started by Matias Martinez.
|Upon retiring in 1929,
the Italian Vineyard Company awarded Antonia with a trip back to her
native Spain. With her dedication and hard work ethics, Antonia proved
to be a worthy role model to her three sons and many grand and great
grand children. Upon leaving the Italian Vineyard company, the Martinez
families opened up many community businesses of their own……a
vineyard and winery, a community market, a restaurant and bar, a liquor
store, a gas station and towing service and a taxi service. The Martinez’
were all active with the Elk’s Club and Masons.
Antonia’s passport for her trip to Spain is in both French and Spanish, dated July 18, 1929.
Today, Italian Vinyard is gone, but not the town of Guasti (located at the entrance of Ontario Airport) nor is the legacy of Antonia and the rest of the Martinez family. They are all etched deep into the local areas and its vineyard’s history.
If you are ever in the area, you can go visit this California historic
site and see how once this small community prospered. The memorabilia
books mention all of the individual achievements of this Martinez
family. Thank you for reading about my family and Hispanic genealogy.
With Hispanic pride, Tim Berenda-Martinez
National Genealogical Society Conference
19-22 May 2004 ---- Sacramento, California
REGISTER Today! http://www.eshow2000.com/ngs
Here is a quick rundown of the program you can look forward to:
---Assumptions in Genealogical Research: Your Own Worst Enemy
---California Gold Rush
---Westward Ho! But How?
---Documents and Books on the Web
---Three Females 10-16...Making Sense of Pre-1850 Censuses
---Reading Early American Handwriting
---NEHGS Luncheon: "New England Online: Tracing Your Ancestors
---Sacramento German Genealogy Society Luncheon
---Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society Luncheon
---Digital Imaging (Added Workshop)
---Where History Lives: Preservation and Genealogy
---Did Your Ancestors Siblings Take YOUR Family Papers to California?
---Mapping Software Tracks Migration
---Coincoin of Cane River: Breathing Life into "Forgotten" Women
---Federal Census Records: Going beyond the Population Schedules
---The Master Genealogist (Beginner)
---Accessing Records in Eastern Europe
---Using California Records to find Southern U.S. Ancestors ...
---Railroad Records & Railroad History: Methods for Tracking
---Westward Ho and Beyond - Genealogical Notes from One Easterner's Experience
---"The Dawn of Freedom" Records of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands
---Railroad Museum Reception & Gathering
---Digital Imagingspace is available in additional Workshop on Weds-go to W128
---Recent Developments in Jewish Genealogy
---Tracking Your Genes in Genealogy: DNA Testing
---Keeping up with the Neighbors - Learning about Your Ancestors from People They Knew
---Research Techniques Using Anthropology, Geography, History, and Political Science
---Before They Crossed the Pond - English Sources for Locating Emigrant Ancestors
---Finding German Ancestors Using Church Records in Germany & the U.S.
---Basic Union & Confederate Military Records in the National Archives
---Board for Certification of Genealogists Luncheon: "How Genealogy Hasn't Changed in Forty Years"
---Genealogical Society of Utah Luncheon
---Genealogical Speaker's Guild Luncheon
---Hands-On Land Platting Workshop
---Far From Home & Family: The Origins of California's Risk-Taking Culture
---Chinese Research: Chinese in the United States Since 1850
---The Master Genealogist (Intermediate)
---Resolving Research Dilemmas: Case Studies in Logical Analysis and Successful Methodology
---"She Came From Nowhere": A Case Study Approach to a Difficult Virginia Problem
---In a Rut? 7 Ways to Jumpstart Your Research
---Thinking Geo-Logically: Topographical Maps & the Geographic Names Database
---Found: One Ancestral Address, The Poor Farm
---Using Vital Records and Related Sources to Trace 20th-Century Immigrant Origins
---What Language Are They Speaking? Understanding Legalese
---Southern Colonial Land Records:Maryland,Virginia,the Carolinas, and Georgia
---Major Resources for French Research: In France, Louisiana, and Elsewhere
---Federal Land Records: Getting a Federal Land Case File
---Documentation: A Formula for Every Day
---Before You Publish: What Every Genealogist Needs to Know About Copyright,
---Southern Claims Commission Records: A Source for Southern Genealogies
---The Base of English Research - The Church of England Registers
---County Land Records in Depth
---Publishing in the Age of Technology
---German Gothic Handwriting: Anyone Can Read It
---Fleshing Our Ancestral Skeletons - The Case of Helen Law of Aberdeen, Scotland
---Researching Pennsylvania Ancestors
---German Gazetteers: Necessary Tools for Successful Research
---Neighborhood Reconstruction: Using Land Records Effectively
---No Ring? No License? Are They Married? Applying the Common Law to Marriage
---Association of Professional Genealogists Luncheon
---Clooz: Ancestor Detective (Beginners)
---Federal Court Records: Neglected Cache of Ancestral Information
---Clues in Missouri Migration
---Indentured Servitude as a Household Economy Strategy
---Land Records - How to Find Them in the Courthouse and on the Internet
---Timelines: A Chronology of Life Events
---The Skills for Certification: Your Questions Answered
---Clooz: Ancestor Detective (Advanced)
---When There's Not a Will There Is a Way
---There's More Than Corn in Indiana: Finding Your Hoosier Ancestor
---From Italy to America: Starting Your Italian Genealogical Research
---Ireland's Estate and Land Records
---Getting Organized: A Genealogist's Greatest Challenge
---Calculating Transatlantic Travel Times in the Colonial Period
---Oregon Genealogical Resources
---Research for Treasures in State Archives
---Extra, Extra! Your Ancestors Are in the Newspaper
---Why You Might Have Missed Your Soldier: Basic Military Records at the National Archives
---BCG Education Fund Workshop: Abstracting Records for Accuracy and Success
---With a Little Help From My Friends and a Significant Number of Strangers
---Texas Before Statehood: The Spanish, Mexican and Republic Eras
---Research Facilities in the Golden State
---I Found It Online: Separating Fact from Fiction
---Separating Fact from Blarney in Irish Oral Tradition
---The Master Genealogist (Advanced)
---Strategies for Finding and Using Reliable Historical and Genealogical Data on the Internet
---Did They Come From New England?
---NUCMC - A Genealogist's Goldmine!
---Writing Your Family History in Small, Manageable Pieces
---Over the Mountains, Across the Plains... Using Electronic Records to Connect Our Ancestors
---Federation of Genealogical Societies Luncheon
---NIGRAA Luncheon "Your NEW National Archives"
---NGS GENTECH Luncheon
---Compiling Your Family Health History
---Genealogical Proof Standard
---Finding Your Ancestor's New York Origins
---A Baker's Dozen: The Top Internet Sites that Professional
Genealogists Use-and Why!
---The 5 Ws: Using the Internet to Answer Who,What,Where,When and Why
19-22 May 2004 ---- Sacramento, California
We'll see you all in less than three weeks,
NGS Board of Directors
Iris Carter Jones
Join us - "A Golden Prospect"
NGS Conference in the States
In Sacramento, California
19-22 May 2004
In 1690 a book was publish in Spain, Recordado en Historia el California Ata. A priest at "San Jose Mission on the Bay of San Francisco" mentions small quantities of gold in "placers" of streams to the north.
In 1775 an account is given reporting placers working in the "Carga Muchacha" area near Yuma.
In 1818 a "small thread of gold worked in Santa Barbara district in 1840.
In 1842, Abel Stearns related the discovery of gold at San Francisquito ;by Franciso Lopez. Abel Stearns sent a sample of gold to the United States Mint in 1842. An emissary of the French government, notes the discovery referring to San Francisquito, 6 leagues beyond San Frernando, with pieces up to 2 to 3 ounces in weight.
In 1844 Manuel Castenares sends a report to king of Spain concerning the San Francisquito gold fields: "Gold placers discovered in the course of the last year have attracked the great attention, for they extend nearly 30 leagues.
In September 1846 specks of gold are recovered from the bank of San Joaquin river near Stockton.
In1847 reports of abundant gold near San Diego and River Gila were widely distributed.
Portuguese Heritage Publications of California
The Holy Ghost Research Project Committee, recognizing the need and interest in recording the significant histories of the Portuguese-American experience in California, has formed a non-profit educational corporation, Portuguese Heritage Publications of California. http://www.Portuguesebooks.org
Portuguese Ancestry Vol XIII, #1 Apr 2003
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& year elected
Jose Ignacio Archuleta 1783
Jose Manuel Gonzales 1785
Ignacio Vallejo 5-1785 to
Jose Marcario Castro 1792
Antonio Romero 1793
Gabriel Moraga 1794-96
Marcos Chabolla 1796
Jose Maria Martinez 1797
Jose Velarde 1798
Ignacio Castro 1799
Miguel de Osuna 1801
Tiburcio Vasquez 1802
Ignacio Archuleta 1803
The Mayor is now chosen by lot from three candidates during a town meeting
Ignacio Castro 1804
Jose Maria Martinez 1805
Ignacio Archuleta 1806
Unknown 1807 & 1808
Castro 1809 & 1810
Antonio Soto 1818
Jose Tiburcio Castro 1819
Teodosio Flores 1820
Augustin Navaez 1821
Juan Alvarez 1822 & 1823
Ignacio Pacheco 1824
Josquin Higuera 1825
Mariano Castro 1827
Salvio Pacheco 1828
Florentino Archuleta 1829
Mariano Castro 1830
Mariano Durarte 1831
Ignacio Peralta 1832
Salvio Pacheco 1833
Pedro Chabolla 1834
Antonio Maria Pico 1835
Jose Maria Alviso 1836
Juan Alvires 1837
Dolores Pacheco 1838
Jose Noriega 1839
Antonio Sunol 1840
|The Responsibility of Mayor/
Vice Mayor is instituted
Dolores Pacheco (1st) 1841
Tomas Pacheco (2nd)
Antonio Buelna (died in Nov)
Salvio Pacheco (1st) 1843
Antonio Maria Pico (2nd)
Antonio Maria Pico (1st)
Felix Buelna (2nd)
Antonio Maria Pico 1845
Dolores Pacheco (1st, Jan-Jul)
Pedro Chabolla (2nd)
John Burton (1st, Jul-Dec) 1846
James Stokes (2nd)
Charles White (1st) 1848
James Weekes (2nd)
H.K. Dimmick (1st Jan-Aug) 1849
Richard May (1st Aug-Nov) 1849
John c. Conroy (1st Nov-Dec)
California Spanish Genealogy
Historic adobes in San Diego County
Several historic houses and buildings are open to the public across the county. They include:
Asistencia San Antonio de Pala, Pala Mission Road in Pala. Open daily 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (760) 742-3317.
Bancroft Ranch House, 9050 Memory Lane in Spring Valley. Open Friday through Sunday from 1 to 4p.m. (619) 469-1480
Casa De Estudillo, on Mason Street in San Diego. Open daily from 10a.m. to 5p.m. (619) 220-5422
Los Penasquitos Ranch House, 12020 Black Mountain Road in San Diego. Open 9:30 a.m. to dusk Monday through Friday with tours at 11a.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. (858) 484-7504.
Mission San Luis Rey de Francia, 4050 Mission Ave. in Oceanside. Open daily from 10a.m. to 4p.m. (760) 757-3651.
Rancho Buena Vista Adobe, 651 E. Vista Drive in Vista. Open Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a tour Saturday at 10 a.m. (760) 639-6164.
|Ranchos in the San Joaquin
by Norman Atkins
Source: Sequoia Genealogical Society, Inc., Volume 31, Number 2, April 2004
Tulare City Library, Genealogical Department, 113 North "F" Street, Tulare, CA 93274
|Sacramento County Cemetery
Sent by Cathy CathT@aol.com
The UC Davis Medical Center in Sacramento was established at the old Sacramento County Hospital property in the 1970s. When the County sold the University the property no provision was made for the County Hospital Cemetery. During construction for an expansion project, contractors found human remains in the project zone.
The body count has increased from 2 sets of remains to 28 sets of remains WITHIN THE PROJECT ZONE. The County Hospital Cemetery has been reported to have begun as 1 acre in 1877 and was expanded to 2 acres at a later date. Thirty graves have been reported to have been moved in the past, though neither the County nor UC Davis has the records of that relocation.
UC Davis Medical Center has petitioned the Superior Court of Sacramento County to allow them to exhume and relocate the 28 bodies found during their subsequent archaeological review. The medical center claims to be the "cemetery authority" even though California cemetery law required the County of Sacramento to relocate the graves from the cemetery before the County had authority to sell the land. A hearing will be held on April 13 in Sacramento Superior Court.
This is a true instance of Murphy's Law for this poor cemetery. What could go wrong, did go wrong. Now UC Davis is forced to bear the cost of the relocation which the County should have done before transferring the land. Now UC Davis only wants to address the 28 bodies in the project zone while ignoring the rest of the location of the cemetery and the untold remains that rest there. (Mostly under a parking lot and temporary modular buildings.)
If you had ancestors that were buried in the Sacramento County Hospital Cemetery, I encourage you to contact me direct at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
This entire situation could have been avoided had the County of Sacramento complied with the law. Without doing so, they had no statutory authority to sell the land from the county's ownership.
What happens when we violate the law? What happens when a County violates the law? Nothing unless someone sues them.
If you have someone buried in the Sacramento County Hospital Cemetery located at X St. and 45th St., please contact.
Thank you, Sue Silver, State Coordinator, California Saving Graves
LATINO ARTS NETWORK Newsletter http://www.latinoarts.net
April 16th, 2004 LAN Bi-Weekly Newsletter email@example.com
Dedicated to strengthening and deepening the cooperative relationship among California’s Latino artists, arts organizations and the communities we serve. The LATINO ARTS NETWORK is supported by our members and a generous grant from the California Arts Council. The Latino Arts Network Technology Project is supported by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Arts
Founding Member Organizations: Arte Américas-Fresno, Centro Cultural de La Raza-San Diego, East Bay Center for the Performing Arts-Richmond, El Andar Publications-Santa Cruz, Galería de la Raza-San Francisco, La Peña Cultural Center-Berkeley, La Raza Galería Posada-Sacramento, Plaza de La Raza-Los Angeles, Mexican Heritage Corporation-San Jose, Self Help Graphics-Los Angeles
Events at LAN Member ARTE AMERICAS: La Casa de la Cultura, Marie Acosta, Director
1630 Van Ness, Fresno, CA 93721; Tel: 559-266-2623
Friday, May 7, 2004 Afro-Peruvian Night at Arte Américas' La Peña with Mochi Parra and Carlos Hayre
La Peña at Arte Américas explores two very different approaches to the musical traditions of Latin America. One of the legends of this tradition is Afro-Peruvian/criollo master guitarist Carlos Hayre. Accompanying Maestro Hayre will be Mochi Parra, a talented interpreter of Afro-Peruvian music. Admission: $5 per person. La Peña's Open Mic session follows the guest artists.
Friday, May 21 8 p.m. - The Spine of Califas: A poetic road trip
The Spine of Califas features renown performers such as the taco shop poet's co-founder Adolfo Guzman Lopez, acclaimed L.A. Poet, Marisela Norte, as well as legendary L.A. muralist and rocker, Willie Herron, local performer, Tim Hernandez, and various other emerging poets from throughout California. Admission: $10 / $8 Members and Students (available at La Tiendita in Arte Américas).
April 13 through June 12, 2004 at Arte Américas Lobby Gallery. The "Migrant Project," is a 40-image in depth, photo journalistic exhibition by Rick Nahmias at Arte Américas. The exhibit details the lives and struggles of today's California Migrant workers. For information, contact: Kristen Sierra, Curator, at 559-266-2623. Photographs and Text by Rick Nahmias
|Latino Values fit in with Utah's||Basque
Latinos picket Brewster High School
Latino Values fit Right in with Utah's
Desert Morning News, Monday, Oct. 20, 2003
Latinos hold conservative family values that may fit right in with Utahns, according to a nationwide survey by the Pew Hispanic research Center. To might have something to do with the migration of many Hispanics from California to Utah, a state with a reputation for being conservation and family-oriented.
Only two in 10 Latinos (20 percent) consider abortion acceptable, while more than four in 10 non-Hispanic whites called the procedure acceptable, noted the Pew report, which surveyed some 3,00 Latinos last year.
On the subject of divorce, 40 percent of Latino respondents said it's unacceptable, while only 24 percent of whites said so.
Gay sexual relations were thought to be unacceptable by 72 percent of Hispanic in the survey, compared with only 59 percent of whites.
Then comes a response that, at first, doesn't seem to fit with the other traditionalist attitudes.
Having a child out of wedlock was acceptable to 57 percent of Hispanic and 55 percent of whites. when asked to explain, Cantro de la Familia
de Utah director Graciela Italiano-Thomas replied, "The
answer is that children are scared. " A child is always joy,
regardless of the circumstances," she said, adding that Latinos are
against abortion for the same reason. " People may fell that the
young woman and man may have made a mistake. But that's not the unborn child's
Basque Family Trilogy
Robert Laxalt, Basque Series
Robert Laxalt universalizes the immirgrant Family experience in his masterful three-volume work. The Basque Hotel is the coming-of-age story of Pete, a young boy whose family runs a board in house in Carson City, Nevada. In the second volume, Child of the Holy Ghost, an adult Pete travels to the Basque Country to learn more about his parents’ secretive pasts. Laxalt concludes the trilogy with Governor’s Mansion, as Leon, the eldest son, runs for the governorship of Nevada.
The Basque Hotel: 136 pages, 1993, paper, 0-87417-0, $18.00
Child of the Holy Ghost: 168 pages, 1992, cloth, 0-87417-196-2
The Governor’s Mansion: 240 pages, 1994, cloth, 0-87417-251-9, $18.00
Extract: Latinos picket Brewster High School
Kevin Graman, Staff writer, Brian Plonka - The Spokane, WA Spokesman-Review, April 20, 2004
Sent by Howard Shorr firstname.lastname@example.org
BREWSTER, Wash. Five months after Latino students were singled out for reprimand by the principal of Brewster Junior-Senior High School, Rodriguez Salazar led about 50 civil rights protesters on a march from downtown to the school.
On that day, 27 students, all Latino, were called into a meeting in the school's library by Principal Randy Phillips, who told them their Washington Assessment of Student Learning scores were lower than those of other students and that they have less respect for one another. The meeting has since become a rallying point for civil rights advocates across the state.
After unsuccessful efforts by the U.S. Department of Justice's Community Relations Service to mediate the dispute between some Latino parents and school officials, parents have complained to the Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights.
Rodriguez Salazar said school officials rebuffed earlier offers to communicate, and now the civil rights group is preparing a lawsuit against the district. LULAC also is asking the state Legislature to give the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction authority to watch over local school districts and hold them accountable on racial issues.
Superintendent Jim Kelly also declined to be interviewed Monday. Instead, he released a written statement, which said that the protesters "have not yet expressed the clear focus of this rally."
Participants in Monday's rally, called "the shout for my people," included parents; some students, including students from neighboring Pateros High School; representatives of the Spokane LULAC chapter, including its president, Carmella LeBlanc; about eight students from Washington State
University; and Jose Alamillo, WSU professor of comparative ethnic studies.
Alamillo said his group was demonstrating "to show that at WSU we want students from Brewster attending college and to show that we are opposed to any kind of racial profiling."
He said about 4 percent of WSU students are Latino, but that the university expects that number will rise to 17 percent to 20 percent by 2010, reflecting the growing population of the state's largest minority group.
"We need structural reforms in education," Alamillo said, "including the hiring of Spanish-speaking instructors and administrators." He cited low WASL scores and high dropout rates among Latino students as evidence of this need. "What's happening in Brewster is not unique," Alamillo said.
Statewide, Latino students scored among the lowest, if not the lowest, in 2003 WASL testing for math, reading and writing in fourth, seventh and 10th grades. That year a report prepared by the OSPI showed the dropout rate among Latino high school students the year before was twice that of white students.
The report said schools shared the blame for the numbers. "Culturally insensitive teachers and classes may unwittingly contribute to disengagement or disillusionment of students of color," said the report's authors, Sue Shannon and Pete Bylsma.
"Bureaucratic regulations and overt actions taken by school officials can actually eliminate students from school enrollment," the report continued, citing repeated suspensions or expulsions as "policies that purge" minority students from the public school system.
In Brewster, school officials cited fighting and gang activity among Latino students as the reason for the November meeting in the library. Though Kelly admitted procedural errors in selecting only Latinos for reprimand that day, he steadfastly denies charges of racism or racial profiling. Those charges were repeated Monday by protesters calling for his and Phillips' dismissal and carrying placards that read "La Segregacion es ilegal" and "Equal Access to Education."
Paso al Norte Museum, Non-Profit
Documentary Relations, Southwest
Espanola School Links With Spain
Early 300th Albuquerque birthday
Andrés Dorantes, de Gibraleón
La Expedicion de Juan de Oñate
Tejas: “Abrazo de Amistad”
al Norte Museum to become Non-Profit
Donations can be made in any amount, starting at $25.. Indicate, if you would like to receive the Paso al Norte Museum newsletters and/or museum reports to keep informed of the progress..
Make checks payable to Paso al Norte Museum
of curiosity, I did a google search. I think you will find the
results of interest. Entering a cultural group followed
by U.S. Museums, these numbers were the hits for each term.
This is not to say that there are that many
museums for each cultural group, but the numbers give an idea of what
cultural groups (terms) have museum and public visibility, and
which have the least.
|Documentary Relations, Southwest
Search the DRSW Master Index and Biofile
Sent by George Gause email@example.com
|The archaeological research and collections of ASM provide the 'prehistory' before written accounts. Documentary Relations of the Southwest (DRSW) provides the research tools and finding aids to the written record that began with the arrival of the Spanish explorers in the 1530's. The 1,500 microfilm reels of documents include the diaries of explorers and reports of missionaries and soldiers, from the first written accounts of contact with indigenous peoples in the 16th Century to the Mexican declaration of independence from Spain in 1821. The place names, architecture, food, and many of the Southwestern cultures have their origin in the history of this region. The 'Southwest' in this case covers Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, California, and northern Mexico: all of what was northern New Spain.
Espanola School Links With Spain:
Students making old connections with new technology
By Angela Turner, Albuquerque Journal
Source: Carlos Villanueva firstname.lastname@example.org
ESPANOLA -- The ties between northern New Mexico and Trujillo, Spain, are reconnecting, thanks to a new distance-learning lab unveiled Wednesday.
The new technology site, or TechSitio, at Carlos F. Vigil Middle School will allow Espanola students and the community to compare Latino culture in different parts of the world.
At the site, students can connect with technology sites at the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque; Trujillo, Spain; and eventually in Mexico and Costa Rica.
"In terms of interaction, it's not just talking back and forth," said Shelle Luaces, the National Hispanic Cultural Center director of education. "It's the ability to work together on projects."
The system has video conferencing capabilities and allows two sites to share documents in real time. A person at one site can watch someone at another site edit a document, Luaces said.
She said many of the families that settled in northern New Mexico came from Trujillo, Spain.
Students will see that such last names as Chavez are common in Trujillo and that the Spanish city has mountains and seasons similar to those in northern New Mexico, Luaces said. "I think the communities will have a lot in common," she said.
Intel provided the computers and software for the technology sites.
Gus Leyba, 15, said the distance-learning lab will bring positive recognition to the district, which he believes has talented students.
"Our reputation is kind of bad," he said. "Now, they'll be like, 'they have all this technology; they will learn new things.' I'm looking forward to using it."
The first phase of the project began last July when a TechSitios lab was launched at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. University of New Mexico students visiting Spain conducted a live Web video conference with staff members and students at the cultural center.
Espanola native Rodney Sanchez, Intel community solutions global manager, was instrumental in Espanola having the first school in New Mexico to be chosen for the project, said Edward Lujan, president of the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
Charlene Esparza, a retired teacher and administrator for Espanola's bilingual education department, said that, for several years, she had wanted students to connect with students from Costa Rica.
"I think it's really wonderful to connect with other countries, to see what other students are doing," she said.
Espanola was one of the first districts to implement SubeConnects, a program created to preserve the Spanish language, said Agnes Chavez. Chavez owns the Taos-based educational Web company Logic Dream that created SubeConnects, which has evolved into a distance-learning program that provides opportunities to exchange curriculum based on culture, language and heritage. "Espanola schools have been very involved," Lujan said. He said it made sense for the district to receive the first lab.
An early . . . Happy 300th birthday to Albuquerque
Albuquerque, New Mexico, will be 300 years old in 2006. the city is planning a year long celebration beginning in April 2005. the New Mexico Genealogical Society's contribution to the Tri-Centennial will be a book titled A Genealogical History of the Founding Families of the Villa de San Felipe de Albuquerque. The project is outlined at the NMGS website: http://www.nmgs.org
Source: The Family Tree April/May 2004
Andrés Dorantes, de Gibraleón.
Publicado en noviembre 2003, en Odiel Información
Por Angel Custodio Rebollo email@example.com
Este verano, uno de los libros que he leído ha sido “Naufragios” de Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, en la edición comentada por Trinidad Barrera. El libro que trata de la expedición de Pánfilo de Narváez, que al parecer era un incompetente y como dice Fernández de Oviedo, “era hombre mas para ser mandado que para mandar”, y a quien el Rey de España le había prometido el gobierno de Florida, naufragó y de los componentes de esta expedición solo sobrevivieron cuatro personas.Cabeza de Vaca, después de describir todas las vicisitudes que tuvieron que pasar, en el último párrafo de su libro dice textualmente “ Y pues que he dado relación de los navíos, será bien que diga quién y de qué lugar destos reinos los de Nuestro Señor fue servido de escapar de estos trabaxos. El primero es Alonso del Castillo Maldonado, natural de Salamanca, hijo del dotor Castillo y de doña Aldonça Maldonado. El segundo es Andrés Dorantes, hijo de Pablo Dorantes, natural de Béjar y vecino de Gibraleón. El tercero es Alvar Núñez Cabeça de Vaca, hijo de Francisco de Vera y nieto de Pedro de Vera el que ganó a Canaria y su madre se llamava doña Teresa Cabeça de Vaca, natural de Xerez de la Frontera. El cuarto se llama Estevanico, es negro alárabe, natural de Azamor”¿ Quien era Andrés Dorantes y que hacía en Gibraleón su padre ¿. Creo que en aquella época en el que Gibraleón pertenecía al Duque de Bejar, el padre de Andrés Dorantes pudo ser uno de los muchos funcionarios que desde la ciudad salmantina se habia desplazado a Gibraleón para desempeñar su trabajo para el Duque. Y es lo que ha despertado mi curiosidad, ¿ que trabajo efectuaba Pablo Dorantes.?. Estoy en ello y cuando lo averigüe prometo decirlo.
Expedicion de Juan de Oñate
Tour de Tejas: “Abrazo de Amistad”
Sent by Blanca Villapando Blanca.Villalpando@senate.state.tx.us
On September 10, 2004 a historic journey will begin! A crew of four will launch a 34’ canoe to embark on a 1200-mile journey up the Rio Grande River, from Boca Chica and Bagdad all the way to El Paso and Ciudad Juarez…and finally to Anthony, Texas. In all of the history of the land, originally known as Tejas, such a feat has never been accomplished, let alone undertaken. The only means of propulsion for this journey will be paddles and a sail.
The Mission. The purpose of this “Tour de Tejas” is multifaceted. The primary purpose is to bring attention to a special part of our state, country and world…in order to transform this region into an international tourist destination.
The second objective of the “Tour de Tejas” is to help show that the inhabitants on both sides of the Rio Grande comprise a unique community of neighbors that enjoys friendly relations.
The third objective of this “Tour de Tejas” is to further connect the inhabitants along the Rio Grande in an “Abrazo de Amistad”(Embrace of Friendship). The canoe will arrive in each community along the banks of the river to meet with the civic leaders and residents to encourage a stronger alliance of friendship.
The fourth objective will be to encourage a clear and accurate awareness of the history of the region. Few Americans or Mexicans…let alone Texans…understand the history of Tejas and that the Rio Grande was not the original border of the Republic of Texas after its independence in 1836. Not until 1848 did the Rio Grande become the international border of U.S, Texas and Mexico, when the United States conquered Mexico and took all of the land of Mexico…north and west to the Pacific Ocean…in its quest of “Manifest Destiny” from “sea to shining sea”. By making such a boundary change, the Tejano families and friends who live on both sides of the Rio Grande were cut in half like those of East and West Berlin. The original inhabitants of Tejas were now divided by distant powers.
What occurred with the invasion of Mexico in 1846 and the dividing of the inhabitants in 1848 affected all those living along the Rio Grande. What was once a shared geological feature became an international boundary separating friends and families. Today, there is still the deep feeling within the Tejano community about such a division and that their role in history is overlooked. The Tejano and the Tejano region has a distinct language, culture, cuisine and music…but few understand the meaning of Tejano. This “Tour de Tejas” will highlight the distinct flavor of the Tejano country and its culture.
The fifth object of “Tour de Tejas” is to bring about a closer and more cooperative relationship of the Great State of Texas with its four neighboring states in Mexico…Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, Coahuila and Chihuahua. By promoting the “Shared Experience” as is highlighted in the Heritage Trail, Los Caminos del Rio and the book entitled “A Shared Experience” by Dr. Mario Sanchez, the five states and the two federal governments will be able to enjoy the development of the history and tourism of this special region that they hold in common.
The sixth objective of the “Tour de Tejas” is to bring about awareness of the geological and geographical attributes of the region. The Rio Grande is a river so unique and diverse, from the Rio Grand valley to the canyons of the Big Bend. It’s not only a place of human inhabitants, but it is rich in life forms of all sorts…fish, aviary and wildlife. Many Texans know little about the Rio Grande. Few know about the archeology of the Lower Pecos Dweller and their 5000-year-old cave dwellings along with their pictographs and petroglyphs in the canyon areas of the Devils River, the Pecos River and the Rio Grande canyons. This trip will highlight all of this.
Such a partnership would also connect the dots of the four National Parks from the newest in Brownsville, Palo Alto, and Amistad in Del Rio, Big Bend and finally Chamizal in El Paso. It would also highlight the Texas State Parks…as well and the birding trails.
A seventh objective is to highlight the beauty of paddle sports. Canoeing and kayaking are on the rise. They don’t cause noise pollution nor do they pollute the waters. The relationship between man and nature is not disturbed by such pleasure craft. We will be inviting the kayaking clubs of Texas…and anyone else to join our “Tour de Texas” in a flotilla…and share with us in the festivities of the “Abrazo de Amistad”.
We will be using a GPS to log all of our “Tour de Tejas”. Once completed, it is our intent to be able to produce a tour guide of the entire Rio Grande.
Interestingly, 105 years ago in 1899, Robert T. Hill, the Father of Texas Geology, was hired by John Wesley Powell (who surveyed the Grand Canyon) to survey the Big Bend. Hill and his crew surveyed the Big Bend portion of the Rio Grande. After Hill died in Dallas, his Big Bend field notes were declared lost in 1957. In 1986, Pecos Jack discovered Hill’s field notes in archives that were going to be disposed of at SMU. For five years in a row, from 1992 to 1996, Pecos Jack used Hill’s field notes to retrace the course that Hill took from Presidio to the Pecos River. It will be our privilege, 105 years later, to compare his notes to what will be a state of the art GPS tracking experience. We hope also to publish the two sets of notes.
Yes, the Rio Grande (Bravo) is an international boundary, yet, little understood. It is therefore the purpose of the “Tour de Texas” to illuminate all of the wonderful aspects and features of this region that stretches for 1200 miles. It is an amazing part of our country and our earth…where two distinct cultures merge and coexist. There is no other region or culture in the world like it.
We want our two countries as well as the international community to better understand our part of the world. That will be good for tourism. That in turn will be good for all the communities involved and their respective state. That will be good for better relations between our two countries…and that in turn will produce a more positive image of the relations between our two countries. In an era of global tensions and mistrust, it will be one of the few ultimate international win-win-win situations.
The duration of this trip will be about three months…from the mouth of the Rio Grande to El Paso. Attached is an itinerary of the departures and arrivals. We will have a four-member crew. Three of the members will be Pecos Jack (Jack Richardson), Jay J. Johnson, Sr., and Barbara J. Johnson.
Here’s where some “special objectives” will come into play. The fourth member will be rotated with specially selected persons who will help magnify the many objectives of the “Tour de Tejas”. That position will first be occupied by James McAllen of McAllen Ranch. George Guerra of Rio Grand City and Roma will follow James McAllen. These first two crewmembers are personal friends of each other and of the crew. They symbolically represent many generations of the original Anglo and Mexican inhabitants who immigrated to Tejas. James McAllen is the 8th generation of his family in Tejas. George Guerra is the 6th generation, his family settling here by land grant from King Philip of Spain. Once George disembarks, we will be selecting and scheduling others to share in this experience.
We will also have four additional positions open to the public on the canoe. For two of those positions, we will be inviting dignitaries, mayors and/or tourism directors of each community from both sides of the river to join us for a short portion of the trip to share in promoting a “Shared Experience” of “Amistad”.
Here’s the most special highlight of our “Tour de Tejas”. For the remaining two positions open to the public, we will be inviting two youths, one from each side of the border to share in and enjoy this historical experience of friendship. We feel that the education of the youth is imperative if we want friendship to be embraced by generations to come.
It is our suggestion that the educational systems on both sides of the river involve the youth as soon as the school year begins this fall. The youth to be selected could be chosen by submitting an essay for an essay contest in their respective schools. The theme of the essay could be “Why I would like to participate in a ‘Tour de Tejas’ and in an ‘Abrazo de Amistad’”. This would bring thousands of our youth into participation and meaning of the “Tour de Tejas”.
As we go up river, we will have four flags flying. On the port side we will have the Mexican flag followed by the flag of the respective state that we are passing by (Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, Coahuila, Chihuahua). On the starboard side, we will have the American flag followed by the Texas flag, which will be displayed for the whole tour as the entire 1200 mile Rio Grande corridor all the way to El Paso is also the southern Texas border.
Our key target date for the “Tour de Tejas” is to arrive in Del Rio at the Amistad Dam on October 22. Our arrival will be during the annual Festival de Amistad. The Festival de Amistad is a two-week long “festival of friendship” shared by the two communities on both sides of the border. During that festival, there is an event called “El Abrazo”. This is a very special event that takes place annually in front of the two bronze eagles, which are positioned on the international line on Amistad Dam.
Three sets of U.S. and Mexico presidents have met there to confirm the bond of cooperative and neighborly friendship. In 1965 President Eisenhower met with President Lopez Mateos to sign the accord between the two countries for an international reservoir. In 1966, President Johnson met with President Diaz Ordaz to dedicate the ground breaking, and in 1969, President Nixon met with President Diaz Ordaz to dedicate the completed dam and unveil the twin bronze eagle in symbol of the partnership between the two countries.
Today, all the counterparts from both sides of the border…from national congressmen, state legislators, mayors, chiefs of police and fire departments…meet to physically embrace their counterpart right on the international boundary line directly in front of the two eagles.
Arriving at such an event will also be symbolic for our “Tour de Tejas” because we feel that in order for the Rio Grande corridor to become an exciting international tourist destination, the world needs to know that we, as border communities, enjoy the close feelings of friendship and share the unique culture. Locally, we consider ourselves like one community divided by two far away powers.
It is our hope and strong suggestion that the Presidents of both the U.S. and Mexico schedule a meeting of Amistad and share in the Abrazo in Del Rio on October 22, 2004. Of all possible years that our President Bush and President Fox might meet, this should be the year. In fact, it might be the only year that it might even be possible. We also hope that our Governor Perry would consider meeting with the four governors of the respective states of Mexico for an “Abrazo de Amistad”…to confirm the “Amistad” that exists between all five states.
We welcome the endorsement of any and all elected officials. We believe that any elected official that supports and shares in “El Abrazo de Amistad” will earn the respect of this part of the world.
We also seek and welcome the endorsement of any civic leaders, as well as any state agency or organizations that would like to share in this “Tour de Tejas” and the “Abrazo de Amistad”. We are confident that all the communities will enjoy sharing their solidarity of friendship with you, during this event.
We are also open to media participation since the more coverage we generate will only insure that this part of the world would become understood, appreciated and become a destination of discovery. We will seek to document our journey and will welcome writers to help us do so.
Since the “Tour de Tejas” will last about some three months, from September through December, we will welcome endorsements from a variety of companies. With regard to our lodging, we will accept lodging in the communities along the way. For the majority of the “Tour de Tejas” we enjoy camping along the banks of the Rio Grande. We will be fully equipped to do so. Needless to say, knowing how often we will go without a real bed and a real shower…we would more than welcome lodging and meals in the populated areas. Of the three months and the 1200 miles, we will spend nearly two of those months without such luxuries. Never would we turn down such a kind gesture as a shower or meal. Margaritas will also be welcome.
A final note. Some may ask why we are going up river. If you’ve ever tried to paddle down river in the face of a high wind, you’d not ask. Going against the current of a slow moving river is a pleasure in comparison to going against a 50 mile an hour wind. With exceptions, winds on the Rio Grande come from down river.
Presented by: Jay J. Johnson, Sr., Texas Synergist
123 Hudson Drive, Del Rio, TX 78840
(830)768-3167(Office & Fax)
American history, two sites
Research collections in Chicago
McDonald, 57, of Anaheim Hills, has been appointed to the
California Cultural and Historical Endowment Board.
The Endowment is a division of the California State Library. The Endowment was created to administer the Proposition 40 funds dedicated to reserving historic and cultural resources.
|McDonald is the president and executive director of the Black Chamber of Commerce of Orange County. For Endowment Board information, go to: http://www.library.ca.gov/CCHE/index.cfm|
Slave narratives from the Federal Writer’s Project:
From 1936 through 1938 the federal Writer’s Project of the WPA collected over 2,300 first-person accounts of slave life and 500 black and white photos. These were microfilmed in 1941 and
assembled into the seventeen volume, A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves. These fascinating autobiographical accounts contain the impressions and reactions to their bondage. The Library of congress has made the collection available online. More than 200 photographs will be available to the public for the first time. The collection can be found at http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/sn.html/.
Source: The Family Tree, Section A, December 2003/January 2004
African American history found at two sites
Fayetteville, North Carolina, has a unique slice of African American history at two sites, Fayetteville State University and Evans Metropolitan AME Zion Church.
FSU, the second-oldest public university in North Carolina, was found in 1867. In 1877 it began receiving state support, and in 1972 it became a campus of the University of North Carolina.
Henry Evan, a black preacher and shoemaker from the foothills of Stokes County, Virginia, founded Evans Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Zion in 1796. The church served black and white members until founding of the predominantly white Hay Street Methodist Episcopal Church in the early 1830s. By the 1870s Evans Church had become part of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church and in 1983 was listed on the National Register of his places.
Contact Fayetteville Area CVB, 245 Person Street, Fayetteville, NC 28301-5733; or call 800-255-8217
Source: The Family Tree, Section A, December 2003/January 2004
African American research collections housed in Chicago library
The International Society of Sons and Daughters of Slave Ancestry maintains a research collection. The Slave Archival Collection is housed in the Vivian G Harsh Research Collection at the Carter G Woodson Library in Chicago, Illinois. This collection has alphabetized, census data and more. The society has acquired many photographs, stories, pedigree charts and names of formerly enslaved ancestors. To contact the library call 773-238-2686.
Source: The Family Tree, Section A, December 2003/January 2004
|Pictorial Calendars||Texas, Matachin Encuentro|
These images are from a winter count that Lakota calendar keeper Cloud Shield copied into a notebook in 1879. this page from the notebook covers the winters of 1802/1803 through 1806/1807. The events shown include war and peace with the Omaha and the coming of various white traders, including a man known as Little Beaver - as shown by the small drawing of a beaver above his head.
Librarians Mona Grey Bear, left, and Vivian High Elk, right, hosted Candace Greene when she gave her presentation on the winter counts project at the Si Tanka Huron University Library on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation in South Dakota.
Native American pictorial calendars reveal an interest in sequential time
by Colleen Hershberger,
Smithsonian Office of Public Affairs
Before the 20th century, most Native Americans did not keep track of time or recount events in terms of years. However, this was not the case for many Plains Indians. "They were very much concerned with time," says Candace Greene, an anthropologist in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Instead of using numbers to mark years, they associated each year with a memorable event. A drawing depicting the event was then added to an animal hide that contained pictures representing all the previous years.
Source: Smithsonian Institution Research Reports, Autumn 2002, pg 4 Photo by Christina Burke
These records are called winter counts, as most of the Plains tribes, which included the Lakota Sioux, the Kiowa, the Mandan and the Blackfeet, started their years in winter. The drawings served as a mnemonic device for the year’s name. For instance, the year "They Had Much Meat" on one Sioux calendar is represented by a rack loaded with meat hung to dry. The name of the year was then used as a way of placing other events within a timeframe. Recounting an important battle, a storyteller might say it happened the "Year the Woman’s Feet Froze."
Scholars can deduce historical information by comparing the events referenced among different calendars. "You look for patterns," Greene explains. "For example, one can track major occurrences, such as astronomical or climatic events, epidemics or the movement of tribes across geographic locations and among bands. "There is one event that every calendar refers to," Greene continues. "There was a major meteor storm in November 1833, and many called this something like the ‘Year the Stars Fell.’ " In addition to astronomical events, other happenings that show up in calendars include deaths, epidemics, battles and location changes. Political history may also be extracted. If two calendars recorded corresponding events and then suddenly began to reference different events, "one might extrapolate that the tribal bands had separated and were in less interaction," Greene says. While the calendars are valuable in studying Plains history, Greene is most interested in what they can relate about Plains culture.
The Smithsonian has the largest and most documented collection of Lakota winter counts, Greene says, with a total of 16 calendars in the National Anthropological Archives and at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. She is editing a volume on the collection, with support from the Smithsonian’s Repatriation Review Committee and Ann McMullen, a curator at the National Museum of the American Indian.
American Indians In Texas, Matachin Encuentro
The American Indians in Texas is hosting the first Matahin Encuentro at the historic Mission San Jose located at 701 East Pyron street, San Antonio, Texas 210-227-4940 on May 29, 2004, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
American Indians in Texas/ Spanish
Colonial Missions is a non-profit organization that preserves the
history and culture of the Native Americans. Some of these Native
Americans were called Coahuiltecans and they are known today as the
Mission builders. The Matachin dance was a form of prayer of the
Coahuiltecans at the Missions of San Antonio. Early records report that
these dances were performed at the missions during the 1700's.
Camp for Kids
Sephardic Genealogy wins award!
|Villarreal DNA Testing Match
Sephardic Jews in the Caribbean
Genealogy Camp for Kids
As part of its Samberg Family History Program, the Center for Jewish History, http://www.cjh.org
in New York City is accepting applications from high school juniors and seniors to be Samberg High School Fellows. Accepted students receive full-tuition fellowships to research Jewish history and their genealogies using the center's collections.
Application deadline is May 30; admissions are rolling. Visit http://www.cjh.org/family/samberg.cfm
to learn more about the program and download an application.)
Source; Family Tree Magazine email Update: Essential news and tips for family historians. http://www.familytreemagazine.com
Sephardic Genealogy wins great award!
Sephardic Genealogy has won the Association of Jewish Libraries "Outstanding Reference book" Award. This is the third book published by Avotaynu to win this award. The company has released 26 books on Jewish genealogy since it began publishing in 1991.
Avotaynu Guide to Jewish Genealogy will be published this summer. This comprehensive guide is being written by more than 60 experts on Jewish genealogy and will consist of some 100 chapters. Visit: http://www.avotaynu.com>/books/guide.htm
Source; The Family Tree, April/May 2004
Villarreal DNA Testing Match
Source: Danny Villarreal Daniel5822@aol.com
Sent by George Gause firstname.lastname@example.org
As you know the Villarreal DNA project which is part of the Mexican Dna Project has had some success. Danny Villarreal from Harlingen Texas and Ed Villarreal who lives in Chicago have come up as exact genetic matches. This means that we have a same common ancestor. I think the common ancestor is Diego de Villarreal my 9th great grandfather who was born in 1601. We are working at tracing Ed's family tree and are within one generation away from Diego. We are just trying to figure which son he came from. One common finding is that we are classified as Haplogroup E3b which means we are of Jewish origins and our closest genetic cousins so far are mostly Eastern European Jews. A small percentage of Sephardic Jews or Spanish Jews are Ashkenazi Jews. I have made big leaps in my own research and have found more than one Villarreal family in Mexico. Diego had an uncle and several cousins. His father was General Francisco de Villarreal and there were two in the family whom were priests one was the tercer cura de Saltillo 1647 to 1667 . This was either his brother or cousin. It seems strange that the inquisition was after them and they were clergy. The parish priest of Saltillo once complained to the inquisition about Don Diego whom he described as riding a horse, wearing silk clothing and jewelry even though those privileges were denied by law to a descendant of parents who had been converted from Judaism to Catholicism as adults. This contradicts what I have found. One strange fact is that I can’t find the names of any of the mothers or wives of his father and grandfather. Anyhow, just thought Id share this with you.
This is the link for the Mexican DNA project http://members.tripod.com/~GaryFelix/index63.htm
Goliad Descendants Reunion
Descendants Historical Preservation
Will of Doña Maria Ignacia Urrutia
Urrutia's Connection to the Seguin Family
School Named after Juan Seguín
Trinity Farms/Rancho Grande Cemetery Non-profit
Should Causeway Honor Seguin or Menard?
THE TEXAS REVOLUTION: TEJANO PATRIOTS, by John P. Schmal
Texans Cling to Comic Book Story of History, by Andres
HOGAR de Dallas
Descendants of Descendants of Miguel G. Zaragoza, by John Inclan
Descendants of Joseph-Bartholome Seguin, by John Inclan
Sent by Ray Alvarez Ray.Alvarez@lcra.org
The Angel of Goliad Descendants Reunion
On March 27 & 28, 2004, descendants of Francisca Alvarez, also know as "The Angel of Goliad", met at La Bahia Mission and Presidio in Goliad, Texas. Family members for all over the world met in Goliad to reunite and attend the unveiling of a bronze statue honoring Francisca.
For those that are not familiar with the story of the Angel of Goliad,
the story starts in the Spring of 1836 when Mexican Troops under the
command of General Urea crossed the Rio Grande River to quell a revolt
by settlers in the then Mexican state known as Texas. These
settlers were in revolt over the suspension of the Mexican Constitution
of 1824 by Mexican President and Dictator Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana.
Under this Constitution, settlers in all the Mexican states were given
many freedoms, rights and privileges. All these rights were taken
away when the constitution was suspended and Santa Ana declared himself
dictator of Mexico.
Under the command of General Urea, one of Santa Ana's generals, there was a cavalry officer named Col. Telesforo Alavez (Alvarez) who met and married Francisca in Matamors, Mexico before Urea's Army crossed the Rio Grande. (The name changed possibly by those recording it from Alavez to Alvarez). As was the custom in those days, many of the officers traveled with their
families on military campaigns. Francsica was no exception. When the Mexican Army arrived in Goliad it met resistance by a Texan militia under the command of Col. James Fannin. After several days of skirmishes, Fannin's army finally surrendered to Urea. Fannin had hoped that Santa Ana
would allow the Texans, as prisoners of war, to be sent or expelled to the United States. Santa Ana instead ordered them executed and on March 27, 1836, 350 plus Texans, including Col. Fannin, were marched out of the presidio and executed. This event is known as the Goliad Massacre. However a few Texans guessed what was about to happen and ran as soon as the shooting started. Some of these men escaped. Francisca Alvarez, who witnessed the executions, pleaded for their lives. Many of the wounded Texans were saved by Francisca when she hid them from Urea's officers and helped them escape from the presidio area. Story has it that she even ran in front of the firing squads pulling Texans out of the line, yelling and scolding the soldiers doing the firing. For that reason she was labeled "the Angel of Goliad" by many of those Texans she saved.
So on March 27 & 28, 2004, after 168 years, the brave and heroic deeds of this compassionate Hispanic woman, Francisca Alvarez, were again recognized and tribute to her was paid by her family by the unveiling of a life-size bronze statue. Various local dignitaries also attended the ceremonies as well as individuals just interested in Texas History. The keynote address was made by Dr. Lauro Cavazos, also a descendant of the "Angel of Goliad." (Dr. Cavazos, who was born on the King Ranch in South Texas, was president of Texas Tech University, as well as Secretary of Education under President Ronald Reagan). There have been approximately 1,200 Alvarez descendants of the Angel of Goliad.
During this weekend, family members also created a non-profit organization called "Angel of Goliad Descendants Historical Preservation" whose mission is to preserve the history and memory of this great Hispanic woman, by promoting education, providing scholarships and generally carry out her
"compassionate legacy" by helping those in need. It has always been said that "compassion" towards those in need has been one of the Alvarez family's greatest traits. As my father always said, " if a person does not have "compasion y sentimiento per otros" they aren't worth two cents. There
surely is no lacking of compassion and sentiment in the Alvarez Family.
Angel of Goliad Descendants Historical Preservation
Gerardo and Gloria Alvarez
Humberto A. Alvarez
Reynaldo G. Alvarez Jr.
Rudy J. Garcia
Estolio J. Longoria
Manuel & Belinda Munoz
Lynell A. Murphy
Herlin Pineda Jr.
Rebecca A. Shokrian
The unveiling of the Statue of the Angel of Goliad was finally realized on Sunday, March 28th 2004 in Goliad, Texas and history in Texas will never be the same. More than 75 descendants of Francisca (Panchita) Alvarez attended and at least one descendant survivor of the Goliad Massacre. The statue's face was modeled after Alvarez's living descendants.
Many comments were made by my cousins as the statue was unveiled by Rudy Ramirez 5th descendant of the Angel of Goliad from Palestine, Texas and Jayne Hoff from Goliad who was instrumental in getting the statue made.
|Rebecca Shokrian of San Antonio (left) holds on to Gemma Alvarez- Ibrahim of Kuwait. Both are 5th generation descendants of the Angel of Goliad.||
The Texas Department of Transportation and the good people of Goliad funded this great undertaking. A.J. Huffman 7th generation of the Angel of Goliad from St. Augustine, Texas stated "I've heard people tell our family thank you because if it wasn't for her saving their descendants, they wouldn't be here."
Joe Shokrian a 6th generation from San
Antonio of the Angel of Goliad said , "She looks like my beautiful
girlfriend Sandra." Joe Ramirez, 5th generation from Red Oak, Texas
stated, " I wish mom were alive to see this." Gemma Ibrahim 6th
generation from Kuwait stated, "She is so beautiful. So very
beautiful" with tears in her eyes. Joey Hernandez 6th generation who
came with his dad Joe Hernandez, Sr. 4th generation spouse of Amanda
Alvarez Hernandez from Oakland, California stated," I can't believe
that we all are here together so many of us Alvarez. It's just great to be
Rudy Ramirez, 5th generation from Palestine,
Texas newly elected President of the Angel of Goliad Descendants
Historical Preservation stated," I feel just relieved and really
great that finally she's getting the recognition she should have gotten
years and years ago." Rebecca Shokrian 5th generation from San
Antonio, Texas stated," Dr. Shackleford and Dr. Barnard you finally
got your wish." referring to the 2 doctors whose lives were spared on
that terrible day when about 350 Texian soldiers were executed by orders
of General Santa Ana. The doctors who referred to the Angel of Goliad as
Pocahantas had written in their journals that they hoped she would be
remembered for her compassionate deeds in saving Col. Fannin's men.
Her kindness and compassionate deeds were
recorded by Doctors Jack Shackelford and Joseph Barnard. After the victory
at San Jacinto Panchita and Capt. Alvarez returned to Mexico where he
abandoned her. Panchita with her 2 sons Matias and Guadalupe lived in
Matamoros where in the 1880s Capt. Richard King of the famous King Ranch
in Kingsville Texas found them and brought them to live on the King Ranch.
Here Panchita lived to be in her 90s and was buried in an unmarked grave
on the King Ranch. Matias her son and Felipa Mosqueda Alvarez bore 12
children. Over 1200+ Alvarez living and deceased have been recorded as
direct descendants of the Angel of Goliad.
Submitted by John
In the name of God and His Most Holy Mother, Our Lady, who conceived by grace without original sin.
Be it well known by this my last will and written testament, that I, Maria Ignacia, a widow, am a resident of the City of San Fernando de Bexar.
Though I am seriously ill, I am in possession of sound mind, memory, and understanding. Being so endowed with reason, I realize, especially since I am thus confined to my bed, that death is the natural debt of all creatures, and that it will claim us without our knowing the hour of it's coming.
I firmly believe in the Most Holy Trinity, Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, three separate persons but only one true God, and I believe all the others creeds in which Our Holy Mother Apostolic Roman Catholic Church believes and confesses.
With our Most Holy Mother of Guadalupe as my advocate and guide as she has been all my life and I pray her to continue to be, to strengthen my faith, I make, publish and declare this my last will in the following manner.
FIRST: I commend my soul to God who created it and redeemed it with His most precious blood. It is my wish that my body be shrouded in the robe of the religious order of our Patron Saint San Fernando, and buried in the Campo Santo of this city. If it is God's will, I desire to be buried in the morning, and to have nine low masses celebrated in the Parochial Church, beginning on the day of my funeral. The other burial arrangements I leave to the good judgment of my executors and I order my wishes to be respected in these matters.
SECOND: It is my will that 100 pesos be dedicted from my estate to pay for 100 masses to be celebrated in the following manner for the repose of my soul: 25 in the Mission of Espiritu Santos in the Presidio of La Bahia, 25 in the Mission known as Nuestra Senora del Refugio, 25 in San Francisco de la Espada, and 25 in the Mission San Jose. I command this to be done.
THIRD: Although I do not recall that I owe any debts, if any persons should present claims against my estate and fully prove my indebtedness to them. I desire my executors to pay these debts from the corpus of my estate. I order this to be done.
FOURTH: I declare that I was married in the first nuptials to Don Simon de Arocha, Commander of the Corps of Militia of Texas. During our marriage I bore my husband six children:
The preist Clemente
I brought no dowry whatever to my said husband. This is the Truth.
FIFTH: I declare as my property the following real estate: a stone house, situated in the Plaza of this city; it is bounded on the West by the Acequia, on the North by a lot which is the property of Don Vicente Travieso, and on the South by the said Plaza. The lot consists of 40 varas frontage and 60 varas depth and the house consists of a hallway, a living room, and two bedrooms; the remainder of the 40 varas is enclosed by one solid wall. This I state to be true.
SIXTH: I declare that I possess and claim as mine the following: two iron pots, two metates, one trunk, four flannel nightgowns, two underskirts, two pairs of top skirts without padding, one cot covered with hide, two sheets, one pair of pillows, one picture of Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, one bench, one table, and one blue muffler. This is the truth.
Seventh: I declare that I have brought action against Alferez Juan Antonio Urrutia concerning a lot for which he has not yet paid me in full but which is reputed to belong to hi, I order my executors to collect from the said Urrutia what he lawfully owes and to carry out my orders in this particular.
EIGHTH: I declare that it is my last wish that the property known to be mine, listed in the above clauses, be distributed equally among in the above children, whom I charge to conduct themselves with complete harmony and brotherly affection. I order this to be done.
NINTH: I name and appoint as my executors, first, my son the priest, Clemente Arocha, and second, my son Francisco, and it is my desire that they as my executors carry out the provisions of this my will. I give
them jointly and severally all power and authority necessary to dispose of or sell what they consider the most liquid of my assets if necessary to pay the bequests, legacies, church fees, ceremonies, and funeral and burial expenses mentioned in this will , carrying out my wishes in every detail. I pray them to acquit my conscience as I lay that burden on theirs, and whatever they may do thus, shall be as valid, binding and legal as if I myself had acted. I direct this to be done.
TENTH: I order my executors to pay the fees known as the compulsory church bequests, whatever is customary in this (city).
It is my desire that this be recognized as my last will and testament and that it be qiven the full faith and credit which it merits under the law. Because some certain clause has been omitted, it should not have less validity and force that it would have if such a clause had been incorporated in it.
In this faith and belief thus expressing my intention, I executed this instrument as shown herein, but did not sign it because I did not know how to write. At my request Vicente Gortari, a resident of this city of San Fernando de Béxar, signed for me, January 7, 1822, in the presence of the Commissioner, Captain Luis Galan, and the witnesses to his proceedings, in the form and manner in which they will sign below.
Luis Galan Vicente Gortari
Fernando Veramendi Jose Antonio Bustillos
Jose Antonio de la Garza Victor Blanco
Inasmuch as the proceedings on the last will and testament of Maria Ignacia de Urrutia have been completed, I hereby forward the record to Lieutenant Colonel Manuel de Salcedo, Governor of this province, so that after due consideration of it he may make such disposition of it as he believes the circumstances warrant.
San Fernando de Bexar, February 7, 1812
Source:Wills and Estates #114, Spanish Archives, Bexar County Courthouse.
Wills & Inventories of Bexar County, Texas - San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society.
Sent by John Inclan email@example.com
MARIA IGNACIA URRUTIA connection to the Seguin family,
prepared by John Inclan,
Dona Juana-de-Dios de Urrutia 2nd marriage was to Don Pedro-Mariano de Ocon-y-Trillo.
Don Pedro-Mariano de Ocon-y-Trillo was the father to Dona Luisa-Maria-Magdalena de Ocon-y-Trillo.
Dona Luisa-Maria-Magdalena de Ocon-y-Trillo married Don Joseph-Bartholome Seguin. They are the Great grand parents of Lt Col Juan Seguin.
Don Joaquin de Urrutia was the brother of Dona Juana de Urrutia
Joaquin de Urrutia was the father to Dona Maria-Ignacia de Urrutia
Dona Maria-Ignacia de Urrutia was married to Simon-Francisco de Arocha.
Juana de Dios was the step-mother to Dona Luisa-Maria-Magdalena de Ocon-y-Trillo
So Maria Ignacia would be a related by marriage to the Seguin family.
Named after Juan Seguín
By Jennifer Arend
The Dallas Morning News, April 10, 2004
Sent by Albert Seguin A Seguin firstname.lastname@example.org
The three newest Grand Prairie schools will be named for an American president, a Supreme Court justice and a Texas Revolutionary War hero, Juan Seguin.
School trustees voted last week to name the district's new middle school after President Ronald Reagan, and the two new elementary schools after Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and Juan Seguín.
Glenda Eitle, principal of Thurgood Marshall Elementary, said she was pleased with the decisions to name the elementary schools for Justice Marshall and Juan Seguín. "Both of them had high expectations, and that's what we want to promote about our schools, " she said.
Ms. Eitle has been principal at Powell Elementary for the last five years. The vote to name the elementary school on Fourth Street for Juan Seguín was unanimous.
Juan N. Seguin by
Copies are available from Avant-Garde Publishing P.O.
Box 809, Midway City, CA 92655, 714-898-7598
Juan Seguín was a political and military figure of the Texas Revolution and Republic of Texas. He participated in the first part of the siege of the Alamo, surviving the battle only because he was sent to gather reinforcements and ordered by Sam Houston not to return. He later fought with distinction in the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution at San Jacinto.
The school district received more than 100 suggestions for names from community members this year. According to school board policy, facilities may be named for people who have served the district or community or any local, state or national heroic figure. A name suggestion can also be a local residential or geographic area, or state or national landmarks.
Trinity Farms/Rancho Grande Cemetery Non-profit
Sent by Angelita Hernandez Garmondez@aol.com
On Dececember 05, 2003 Trinity Farms/Rancho Grande Cemetery was made into a Non - Profit Corporation. For more information, go to the August 2003 issue of Somos Primos.
President: Raymond Hernandez Rancho Grande Cemetery, INC.
Vice - President: Juan Gallegos 2401 North 1st
Treasurer: Rey Trinidad Tahoka, Texas 79373
Secretary: Elizabeth Hernandez
Should Causeway Honor Seguin or Menard?
By Carter Thompson, The Daily News, Published April 10, 2004
Sent by A.Seguin
GALVESTON — In an effort not to short either of the fathers of Galveston, the city won’t support naming the new Causeway in honor of Juan Seguin or Michel Menard, Mayor Roger “Bo” Quiroga said Friday.
A descendent of Juan Seguin, who fought in Texas’ war for independence from Mexico, had sought the mayor’s support for naming the outbound bridge after Menard and the inbound in honor of Seguin.
Alternatively, Albert Seguin Gonzales, founder of the Seguin Family Historical Society, proposed the new bridge be called the Seguin-Menard Causeway or the Menard-Seguin Causeway.
Quiroga in turn forwarded the request and his endorsement to officials with the Texas Department of Transportation. Department officials replied that state law allowed for the new Causeway to carry only one name.
The city council would have to pass a resolution supporting renaming the Causeway now under construction. Quiroga said city leaders talked about the issue last month and decided to keep the name as the Galveston Causeway.
“We didn’t want to have any dispute with either of the families because they were so important to the history and success of Galveston,” he said.
Texas was part of Mexico when Seguin was granted a claim for 4,605 acres on the island. Menard was Seguin’s attorney, but at the time was barred from personally obtaining such land claims because he was not Mexican-born, according to David McComb’s “Galveston: A History.”
Seguin was stationed at the Alamo and was dispatched to get reinforcements before it fell. He also served at the Battle of San Jacinto, where the Texian forces defeated Santa Anna’s army.
Gonzales said naming the bridge in Seguin’s honor would hold an educational value, promoting knowledge that Texians of Mexican descent fought alongside Anglos against Mexico.
“It will always be the Galveston Causeway,” he said. “All we want is an honorary designation. We’re going to continue to petition the powers that be.”
Gonzales said he would take the request back to the city after the May 15 council elections. The council will have at least three new members because of term limits.
After Texas won its independence, Menard purchased the land from the man who had acquired it from Seguin, who went on to a career in politics after fighting for the Texians.
Jose Ramirez, the head engineer for the department’s Galveston division, said the name of the new bridge was the people’s, not the department’s call. Email this story.
By John P. Schmal
On April 9, "The Alamo" will start playing in movie theaters around the country. This movie was produced by Ron Howard and Mark Johnson and directed by John Lee Hancock. Interviews with some of the people involved with this movie have indicated that this version of the Alamo will be a "historically accurate portrayal" of the events surrounding the battle that took place 168 years ago. So many of us are looking forward to seeing this movie and making our own judgments about the famous event.
The siege of the Alamo lasted 13 days and ended on the morning of March 6, 1836 when the Mexican forces of General Gen. Antonio López de Santa Anna stormed the old mission. While the men at the Alamo manned the front lines in the struggle for independence, a Convention was taking place on the banks of the Brazos River. This convention, lasting from March 1 to 17, 1836 declared Texas to be an independent republic and wrote a constitution.
However, the declaration of independence did not save the men of the Alamo. It is believed that 189 men died at the Alamo, including such famous characters as Jim Bowie, William Travis, James Bonham and David Crockett. Several hundred Mexican soldiers also died in their attempt to take the mission fortress. Although they succeeded in taking the Alamo, the victorious forces paid a high price in casualties.
The 189 men who died at the Alamo hailed from many parts of the
globe. They represented a truly multi-racial, multi-ethnic force, all
gathered together in a common cause. There is some controversy over what
really happened at the Alamo. There is
Very few of the 189 men at the Alamo were actually natives of Texas. A great number of them were from Southern states, such as Tennessee, Kentucky and the Carolinas. At least 32, in fact, came from Tennessee. Some northerners from Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York also stood their ground in the mission.
But Europeans were also well represented. At least ten of the patriots were natives of England, and another 11 were from Ireland, a country that knew well the struggle for liberty against oppression. Of the thirty-plus Europeans, some also came from Germany, Denmark, Scotland and Wales.
At the time of the battle, as many as eighty of the Alamo defenders were actually documented residents of Texas, but others had traveled to the fort from various states, volunteering their services for the revolution. Of the estimated 189 men who died in the Alamo, only six were actually born in Texas: Juan Abamillo, Juan A. Badillo, Carlos Espalier, Gregorio Esparza, Antonio Fuentes, and Andrés Nava. This work shall pay
tribute to the Tejanos who died at the Alamo:
Juan Antonio Badillo was born in Texas and also served under Captain Juan N. Seguín. Badillo accompanied Seguín to the Alamo in February. But when Seguín was called out to rally reinforcements, Badillo stayed at the Alamo. Like his fellow revolutionary, Juan Abamillo, Juan Antonio Badillo died on March 6, defending the Alamo against Mexican Federal troops.
Carlos Espalier (1819-1836) was born in Texas and was said to be a protégé of Jim Bowie. When he died at the Alamo, he was only seventeen years old.
José María Esparza (1802-1836), also known as Gregorio Esparza, was born in San Antonio de Béxar, as the child of Juan Antonio and Maria Petra (Olivas) Esparza. He married Anna Salazar, by whom he had several children. Esparza had enlisted with Captain Seguín in October 1835. When Gen. Santa Anna and his forces arrived in February 1836, Esparza and his family were advised to take refuge in the Alamo. Although Esparza could have left if he had desired to do so, he decided to stay, and his family remained with him. He tended a cannon during the siege and died when the Alamo fell on March 6, 1836. His brother, Francisco Esparza, recovered his body and arranged for a Christian ceremony and burial. Most of the defenders were not given the same respect.
Antonio Fuentes (1813-1836) was born in San Antonio de Béxar, Texas. He was recruited by Juan N. Seguín and took part in the siege of Bexar. Fuentes had a falling out with the Seguín and Travis, but when the Mexican troops arrived in San Antonio, he stayed and fell with the other defenders.
Damacio Jiménez, a native of Texas, also joined Seguín's militia. Damacio had served with Colonel Travis at Anahuac and entered the Alamo in late 1835. He died with the other defenders.
José Toribio Losoya (1808-1836) was one of Capt. Juan N. Seguín's company of Tejanos. He had been born in the Alamo barrio on April 11, 1808, to Ventura Losoya and Concepción de Los Angeles Charlé. He deserted the Mexican army to enlist as a rifleman in Seguín's company. In February 1836, Losoya rode to the Alamo with Seguín and was there when the fortress fall. His wife and three children sought refuge in the mission chapel and survived the siege.
Andrés Nava (1810-1836) was a native of Texas who had enlisted for six months service under the command of Juan N. Seguín. He took part in the siege of Bexar and later died while defending the Alamo on March 6, 1836.
It is ironic that so few native Texas died in Alamo. One man who played a very significant role in the fight for independence was Juan Nepomuceno Seguín (1806-1890). A native of San Antonio, Seguín is probably the most famous Tejano to be involved in the War of Texas Independence. His story is complex because he joined the Anglo rebels and helped defeat the Mexican forces of Santa Anna. But later on, as Mayor of San Antonio, he and other Tejanos felt the hostile encroachments of the growing Anglo power against them. After receiving a series of death threats, Seguín relocated his family in Mexico, where he was coerced into military service and fought against the US in the 1846-1848 Mexican War.
One of the most famous Tejano patriots was José Antonio Navarro (1795-1871), who was one of the three Tejano Mexicano signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence (the other two were José Francisco Ruiz and Lorenzo de Zavala). Navarro was elected to serve twice in the Texas Senate, and Navarro County was named in his honor.
It is important for the reader to understand that the several Tejano Mexicanos who died at the Alamo in the battle against Santa Anna were only a small representation of the many Hispanics who fought for freedom. To find out more about the Tejano Mexicano contribution to Texas / Tejas independence, you may want to visit this website:
This website, created by Wallace L. McKeehan and sponsored by the Sons of DeWitt Colony Texas, is entitled: "Hispanic Texian Patriots in the Struggle for Independence." Another website, created by Angel and Linda Seguín Carvajal Garcia, is entitled "Tejano Heroes of the Texas Revolution of 1836" and can be accessed at:
Although the events of 1836 led to independence for the people of Texas, the Hispanic population of the state was very quickly disenfranchised to the extent that their political representation in the Texas State Legislature disappeared entirely for several decades. The slow battle to regain their rightful place in Texas politics and society during the Twentieth Century is described in some detail by this author in "The Tejano Struggle for Representation," located at:
http://www.houstonculture.org/hispanic/tejanorepprint.html (Print version)
The story of the Alamo and Texas Revolution is an intriguing and
complex story. The aftermath of independence is equally interesting as a
disenfranchised people struggled to reassert their rights as American
citizens, a guaranteed by the Texas and United States constitutions.
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Daughters of the American Revolution, The Alamo Heroes and Their Revolutionary Ancestors (San Antonio, 1976).
Bill Groneman, Alamo Defenders (Austin: Eakin, 1990).
Thomas L. Miller, "Mexican-Texans at the Alamo," Journal of Mexican-American History 2 (Fall 1971).
Ruben Rendon Lozano, Viva Tejas: The Story of the Tejanos, the Mexican-born Patriots of the Texas Revolution (San Antonio: Southern Literary Institute, 1936; 2d ed., San Antonio: Alamo Press, 1985).
Reuben M. Potter, "Distinguished Mexicans Who Took Part in the Texas Revolution," Magazine of American History, October 1878, annotated by McArdle, The McArdle Notebooks, Archives and Information Services Division, Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Phil Rosenthal and Bill Groneman, Roll Call at the Alamo (Fort Collins, Colorado: Old Army, 1985).
Amelia W. Williams, A Critical Study of the Siege of the Alamo and
of the Personnel of Its Defenders (Ph.D. dissertation, University of
Texas, 1931; rpt., Southwestern Historical Quarterly 36-37 [April
Historians have not yet reached a consensus on the strategic impact of the Battle of San Jacinto of April 21, 1836. Some Texas historians argue that it was a decisive battle of continental proportions. Mexican historians argue that the Mexican army entered Texas at will after the battle until the U.S. Army invaded Mexico in 1846. Many modern historians concede that the Republic of Texas could not stand alone and had to plead for annexation to the United States in order to avoid being retaken by Mexico.
For many Texans, however, the Battle of San Jacinto is significant today regardless of historical quibbles. To them, it represents the birth of the Texan. The Texan was born when a ragtag army of Anglo-American volunteers raised their arms and shouted, "Remember the Alamo." By defeating a superior Mexican Army, the Texans assumed a rational basis for their cause. Texans took on the mantles of heroes by bringing a democratic republic of Christians to a heathen land.
Then, as the decades went by, the public wove its own story by sharing memories of the great battle. Through museums, public monuments, memoirs and staged re-enactments, the public transcript became fully developed. The official discourse that evolved was that the Texans had won independence through a revolution for liberty.
Texas now celebrates March 2, 1836, as Texas Independence Day. The Battle of San Jacinto gave the Texan his identity in such names as Houston, Crockett, Travis, Lamar, Bowie and Austin.
All of the terms of the Texan identity are positive, such as independence, liberty and democracy. This is because the public played a major role in creating this memory of the Battle of San Jacinto and the victorious Texan. And it's also because the public doesn't want to remember anything negative about the battle or the Texans. As an example, the public wants to remember that the Alamo was a slaughter of brave soldiers, and that Goliad was a massacre. The public does not want to remember that San Jacinto was a slaughter. It was a slaughter, not of 188, not of 350, but of 630 soldiers killed in combat, shot in the back, shot while begging for mercy, shot while helplessly mired in the swampy mud. The public does not want to remember that even Mexican women were killed in the slaughter following the battle.
The public chooses not to remember that Texas was already independent before the Anglo-Americans ever immigrated. Tejanos had already fought, sacrificed and died to make Texas free from Spanish rule in 1821. The modern memory forgets to celebrate the Constitution of 1824, and the Tejanos who died to achieve it.
Tejano is a Spanish word. It means Texan. The Tejano became a Texan in the early 1700s. Tejanos were slaughtered by the Spanish army in 1813, during the war for independence. Yet, there is no shrine for the hundreds of Tejanos who died just a few blocks away from the Alamo in San Antonio. Not one historical marker.
Tejanos such as Juan Seguin, José Antonio Navarro and José Francisco Ruiz are not simply Mexicans living in Texas. They were the first Texans. Tejanos initiated the conflict with Santa Anna. They fought in the battles of Béxar, Alamo and San Jacinto. Indeed, the only Texan to fight at both Alamo and San Jacinto was a Tejano: Juan Seguin. Tejanos hosted the Anglo settlers, they defended Anglos from the Mexican centralist government, and they signed the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the Republic of Texas.
The public memory has forgotten that Americans brought their 37,000 slaves while spreading liberty. And while they were bringing Christianity to a heathen land, they forgot to bury hundreds of Mexican Christian soldiers. Texas has yet to make a conscientious effort to locate the remains of Mexican soldiers killed in action within the city limits of a major modern city.
Much of Texas history is based on the public memory rather than on documented facts. For many years, it was taught officially in public schools through comic books that depicted the Mexican as a cartoon character, and the Texan as the paragon of virtue. It served the exclusive purpose of Anglo-American gratification at the expense of other Texans. It silenced a credible history of our state. For too long it has alienated many loyal Texans from the public discourse, museums, parks and monuments supported by their own taxes. Much of Texas history is accurately proud. Much is vindictive.
The public must some day decide whether it wants to continue with a comic book history that excludes a major racial and cultural population, or if it wants to accept a documented state history that commemorates all Texans and helps to forge a unified community for the future, once and for all.
HOGAR de Dallas is seeking contributions for the 2004 journal
Requesting genealogical family trees, stories, queries, articles, and extracts.
Submissions in English or Spanish are acceptable.
Contact: Jerry Benavides, http://home.earthlink.net/~hogardedallas/index.html
1. JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME3 SEGUIN (JOSEPH-ANTONIO2, GUILLAUME1 DE SEGUIN) was born Abt. 1712 in Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, New Spain, and died January 11, 1791 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. He married (1) MANUELA MARTINEZ. He married (2) JACINTA RAMOS. He married (3) MARIA-BERNARDA GUERRERO-HERNANDEZ, daughter of CAYETANO GUERRERO and ANA-MARIA HERNANDEZ-GARCIA. She was born in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. He married (4) LUISA-MARIA-MAGDALENA DE OCON-Y-TRILLO Abt. 1750 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, daughter of PEDRO-MARIANO DE OCON-Y-TRILLO and MARIA-JOSEFA FLORES-DE-ABREGO-Y-VALDEZ. She was born August 20, 1732 in San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
Notes for LUISA-MARIA-MAGDALENA DE OCON-Y-TRILLO:
On May 01, 1746, in the the parish church, San Fernando de Bexar (San Antonio), her widowed father married Dona Juana de Dios de Urrutia. Dona Juana was the widow of Don Ignacio Gonzalez de Inclan, and the daughter of Captain Jose de Urrutia, the former commander of the Royal Presidio of San Antonio de Bexar.
Children of JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME SEGUIN and MANUELA MARTINEZ are:
SEGUIN-MARTINEZ, b. Abt. 1761, La Bahia, Goliad County, Texas;
d. August 24, 1820, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
Children of JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME SEGUIN and JACINTA RAMOS are:
iii. JOSE4 SEGUIN-RAMOS.
3. iv. HERMEREGILDO SEGUIN-RAMOS.
v. JUAN SEGUIN-RAMOS.
vi. JACINTA SEGUIN-RAMOS.
Child of JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME SEGUIN and LUISA-MARIA-MAGDALENA DE OCON-Y-TRILLO is:
SEGUIN-OCON, b. June 08, 1754, San Fernando Catholic Church, San
Generation No. 2
DE SEGUIN) was born Abt. 1761
in La Bahia, Goliad County, Texas, and died August 24, 1820 in San
Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. He married (1) MARIA FRANCISCA
NAVARRO-FLORES-VALDEZ, daughter of JUAN NAVARRO and MARIA-JOSEFA
FLORES-BARRERA. She was born Abt. 1763 in San Antonio, Bexar County,
Texas, and died September 12, 1803 in San Antonio, Bexar County,
Texas. He married (2) MARIA LEOMARDA RODRIGUEZ. She died in San
Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
i. JOSE IGNACIO5 SEGUIN-NAVARRO, b. October 02, 1784, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
ii. JOSE IGNACIO SEGUIN-NAVARRO, b. July 29, 1786, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
iii. JOSE MANUEL SEGUIN-NAVARRO, b. November 09, 1788, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
5. iv. MARIA-FERNANDA-ISABEL DE ASCENCIO SEGUIN-NAVARRO, b. May 29, 1791, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
v. ANTONIO MARIA SEGUIN-NAVARRO, b. January 06, 1793, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
vi. JOSE MARIANO SEGUIN-NAVARRO, b. December 16, 1793, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; m. MARIA-DE-JESUS RODRIGUEZ.
for JOSE MARIANO SEGUIN-NAVARRO: He and his wife are listed on
the 1830 Census of San Antonio, Texas.
vii. JUANA MARIA TOMASA SEGUIN-NAVARRO, b. December 16, 1793, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
viii. FRANCISCO JAVIER SEGUIN-NAVARRO, b. March 08, 1796, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
ix. JOSE ANTONIO SEGUIN-NAVARRO, b. August 16, 1800, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
x. JOSE LUIS DE JESUS SEGUIN-NAVARRO, b. August 16, 1800, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
Generation No. 3
5. MARIA-FERNANDA-ISABEL DE ASCENCIO5 SEGUIN-NAVARRO (HERMEREGILDO4 SEGUIN-MARTINEZ, JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME3 SEGUIN, JOSEPH-ANTONIO2, GUILLAUME1 DE SEGUIN) was born May 29, 1791 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. She married JOSE ANTONIO RUIZ-DE-LA-PENA January 12, 1827 in San Fernando Church, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, son of JUAN RUIZ and MARIA-MANUELA DE-LA-PENA. He was born March 13, 1775 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, and died April 16, 1846 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
for JOSE ANTONIO RUIZ-DE-LA-PENA: He
and his family are listed on the 1830 Census, Barrio del Norte, San
i. FRANCISCO6 RUIZ-SEGUIN, b. 1813, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
11. ii. MARIA-SINFOROSA RUIZ-SEGUIN, b. August 22, 1817, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; d. October 08, 1875, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
iii. JOSE REMIGIO RUIZ-SEGUIN, b. 1820, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
iv. JOSE ANTONIO RUIZ-SEGUIN, b. 1823, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
v. EUDEVIGES RUIZ-SEGUIN, b. 1826, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; m. PABLO FARIAS-FLORES, July 18, 1841, San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; b. 1820, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
vi. MARIA-LUISA RUIZ-SEGUIN, b. 1829, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; m. JUAN-DE-DIOS-CELEDONIO DELGADO-ZEPEDA, March 02, 1846, San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; b. March 08, 1824, San Fernando Catholic Church, San Antonio, Texas.
vii. MARIA ISABEL DE LOS DELORES RUIZ-SEGUIN, b. Abt. 1830; m. REFUGIO RODRIGUEZ.
viii. MARIA ANGELES GREGORIA RUIZ-SEGUIN, b. Abt. 1832, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; m. JOSE MARIA LEAL; b. San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
for JOSE MARIA LEAL: He is listed on the 1840 Census of the
Republic of Texas. Bexar County.
DE SEGUIN) was born July 31,
1786 in San Fernando Catholic Church, San Antonio, Texas. He married
LUGARDA MARTINEZ-MIRELES, daughter of NICOLAS MARTINEZ and MARIA
i. JOSEFA VICTORIANA6 SEGUIN-MARTINEZ, b. 1811.
7. JOSEPH-MANUEL5 SEGUIN-FLORES (HERMEREGILDO4 SEGUIN-RAMOS, JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME3 SEGUIN, JOSEPH-ANTONIO2, GUILLAUME1 DE SEGUIN) was born January 13, 1788 in San Fernando Catholic Church, San Antonio, Texas, and died Bef. 1830. He married PAULA BERCERRA-DE-ORTIZ, daughter of JOSE-MARIA BERCERRA. She was born 1790, and died Aft. 1830.
Child of JOSEPH-MANUEL SEGUIN-FLORES and PAULA BERCERRA-DE-ORTIZ is:
12. i. MARIA-ISIDRA6 SEGUIN-ORTIZ, b. May 17, 1820, San Fernando Cathederal, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
DE SEGUIN) was born December
24, 1793 in San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. He married
MARIA-DE-JESUS RODRIGUEZ. She was born 1804 in Saltillo, Coahuila,
13. i. MARIA-PETRA-DE-LOS-ANGELES6 SEGUIN-RODRIGUEZ, b. August 01, 1821, San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; d. February 25, 1904, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas.
14. ii. JOSE-ANTONIO SEGUIN-RODRIGUEZ, b. July 22, 1825, San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; d. Aft. 1880, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
iii. MARIA-DEL-CARMEN SEGUIN-RODRIGUEZ, b. January 22, 1828, San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; m. IRA-LESLIE HEWITT, July 20, 1845, San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; b. 1818, New York.
iv. MARIA-GUADALUPE-CARLOTA SEGUIN-RODRIGUEZ, b. November 10, 1833, San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
9. MARIA-JOSEFA-CANUTA5 SEGUIN-FLORES (HERMEREGILDO4 SEGUIN-RAMOS, JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME3 SEGUIN, JOSEPH-ANTONIO2, GUILLAUME1 DE SEGUIN) was born January 20, 1798 in San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, and died Aft. 1830. She married JOSE-ANTONIO-GERVACIO RIVAS-DE-LOS-SANTOS-COY 1819 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, son of JOSE-FRANCISCO-ANTONIO RIVAS and MARIA-JOSEFA DE-LOS-SANTOS-COY-RAMON. He was born July 12, 1801 in San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, and died Aft. 1830.
for JOSE-ANTONIO-GERVACIO RIVAS-DE-LOS-SANTOS-COY: He
and his family are listed on the 1830 Census of San Antonio, Texas
15. i. MARIA-JOSEFA6 RIVAS-SEGUIN, b. December 15, 1820, San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; d. Abt. 1875, Graytown, Bexar County, Texas.
ii. MARIA-DE-JESUS RIVAS-SEGUIN, b. 1821, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
10. LIEUTENANT COLONEL JUAN-JOSE-MARIA-ERASMO-DE-JESUS5 SEGUIN (JOSE-SANTIAGO4 SEGUIN-OCON, JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME3 SEGUIN, JOSEPH-ANTONIO2, GUILLAUME1 DE SEGUIN) was born June 02, 1782 in San Fernando Church, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, and died October 30, 1857 in Ranch Casa Blanca, Guadalupe County, Texas. He married MARIA-JOSEFA-AGUSTINA BERCERRA-SANCHEZ Aft. 1800, daughter of MIGUEL BERCERRA and BARBARA SANCHEZ-NAVARRO. She was born 1794 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, and died September 24, 1849 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
for LIEUTENANT COLONEL JUAN-JOSE-MARIA-ERASMO-DE-JESUS SEGUIN: With
the Makers of San Antonio by Frederick C. Chabot, Page
118, July 25, 1820 - He began is term as Alcalde of San Antonio,
Texas. He served in congress from 1823-1824. Source: The Handbook of
Texas Online. He and his family are listed on the 1830 Census of San
Antonio, Texas Source:1830
Citizens of Texas by Gifford E. White. Page 89.
i. UNKNOWN6 SEGUIN, d. Abt. 1834, Atascosa County, Texas; m. JOSE-MANUEL-NEPOMUCENO-PAUBLINO FLORES-RODRIGUEZ, 1831; b. June 22, 1799, San Fernando Church, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; d. December 03, 1868, Atascosa County, Texas.
Notes for JOSE-MANUEL-NEPOMUCENO-PAUBLINO FLORES-RODRIGUEZ:
In the fall of 1835 he
became a member of the volunteer company organized by his
brother-in-law Juan N. Seguin. He was a participant in the Texas
Revolution and fought in the battle of San Jacinto. He was a
Mason in Alamo Lodge 44. Source: The Handbook on Texas Online.
16. ii. MARIA-JOSEFA SEGUIN-BERCERRA.
17. iii. LIEUTENANT COLONEL JUAN-NEPOMUCENO SEGUIN-BERCERRA, b. October 27, 1806, San Fernando Church, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; d. August 27, 1889, Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
iv. TOMAS SEGUIN-BERCERRA, b. December 21, 1807, San Fernando Church, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
18. v. MARIA-LEONIDES SEGUIN-BERCERRA, b. August 12, 1809, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
Generation No. 4
11. MARIA-SINFOROSA6 RUIZ-SEGUIN (MARIA-FERNANDA-ISABEL DE ASCENCIO5 SEGUIN-NAVARRO, HERMEREGILDO4 SEGUIN-MARTINEZ, JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME3 SEGUIN, JOSEPH-ANTONIO2, GUILLAUME1 DE SEGUIN) was born August 22, 1817 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, and died October 08, 1875 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. She married JOSE-MARIA LEAL-CASANOVA, son of JOSE-MIGUEL-CLEMENTE LEAL-AROCHA and MARIA-ANTONIA CASANOVA-DE-LA-GARZA. He was born in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
Child of MARIA-SINFOROSA RUIZ-SEGUIN and JOSE-MARIA LEAL-CASANOVA is:
19. i. PAULA7 LEAL-RUIZ, b. January 07, 1841, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; d. January 07, 1930, Senior, Bexar County, Texas.
12. MARIA-ISIDRA6 SEGUIN-ORTIZ (JOSEPH-MANUEL5 SEGUIN-FLORES, HERMEREGILDO4 SEGUIN-RAMOS, JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME3 SEGUIN, JOSEPH-ANTONIO2, GUILLAUME1 DE SEGUIN) was born May 17, 1820 in San Fernando Cathederal, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. She married ANTONIO DE AROCHA. He was born 1810.
Children of MARIA-ISIDRA SEGUIN-ORTIZ and ANTONIO DE AROCHA are:
i. ANTONIO7 AROCHA-SEGUIN, b. 1838; m. JOSEFA SIMELLIN, January 10, 1855, San Agustin, Laredo, Webb County, Texas.
ii. JOSE MANUEL AROCHA-SEGUIN, b. July 21, 1841, San Fernando Cathederal, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
20. iii. CELSO AROCHA-SEGUIN, b. 1842, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
iv. JOSE MANUEL AROCHA-SEGUIN, b. April 27, 1844, San Fernando Cathederal, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
v. MARIA DE JESUS DE LOS DOLORES AROCHA-SEGUIN, b. February 09, 1846, San Fernando Cathederal, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
vi. FRANCISCO AROCHA-SEGUIN, b. April 29, 1848, San Fernando Cathederal, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
vii. JUANA AROCHA-SEGUIN, b. May 06, 1850, San Fernando Cathederal, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
viii. FRANCISCO AROCHA-SEGUIN, b. July 04, 1852, San Fernando Cathederal, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
ix. JOSE-DE-JESUS AROCHA-SEGUIN, b. June 02, 1854, Graytown-Floresville, Wilson County, Texas.
13. MARIA-PETRA-DE-LOS-ANGELES6 SEGUIN-RODRIGUEZ (JOSE-MARIANO-TOMAS5 SEGUIN-FLORES, HERMEREGILDO4 SEGUIN-RAMOS, JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME3 SEGUIN, JOSEPH-ANTONIO2, GUILLAUME1 DE SEGUIN) was born August 01, 1821 in San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, and died February 25, 1904 in Graytown, Wilson County, Texas. She married JOSE-JOAQUIN TARIN-LEAL January 17, 1842 in San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, son of VICENTE-MANUEL TARIN-ARAUJO and JUANA-ISIDORA LEAL-AROCHA. He was born August 08, 1821 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, and died November 17, 1880 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
for JOSE-JOAQUIN TARIN-LEAL: He
is listed on the 1850 Agricultural Census for Bexar County. Source:Our
Heritage, Volume 42. #3-4. Publication of the San Antonio Genealogical
and Historical Society. Spring & Summer 2001.
i. CARMEN7 TARIN-SEGUIN.
ii. MARIA-EULALUA-CAROLINA TARIN-SEGUIN, b. February 24, 1839, San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; m. ANTONIO FLORENCO DE-LA-CADENA.
iii. JOSE-BACILIO-JOAQUIN TARIN-SEGUIN, b. July 01, 1843, San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
21. iv. MARIANO-ROQUE-DE-GUADALUPE TARIN-SEGUIN, b. September 25, 1844, San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; d. 1904, Piedras Negras, Coahulia, Mexico.
22. v. MARIA-FRANCISCA-DE-JESUS TARIN-SEGUIN, b. May 23, 1846, San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
vi. JOAQUIN TARIN-SEGUIN, b. June 1847, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; d. December 12, 1848, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
vii. MARIA TARIN-SEGUIN, b. August 14, 1850, San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; d. Aft. 1880, Wilson County, Texas; m. NIEVES GORTARI-XIMENEZ, November 23, 1871, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas; b. 1848; d. Aft. 1880, Wilson County, Texas.
Notes for NIEVES GORTARI-XIMENEZ: He and his wife are listed on the 1880 USA census, Precinct 8, Wilson County, Texas.
23. viii. MARIA-ANTONIA-JOAQUINA TARIN-SEGUIN, b. April 27, 1852, San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; d. September 25, 1878, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas.
ix. MARIA CLEOFAS DE LOS ANGELES TARIN-SEGUIN, b. December 11, 1853, San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; d. 1939; m. SANTIAGO TARIN-SMITH; b. September 24, 1854, San Fernando Cathederal, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
x. MARIA ISABEL TARIN-SEGUIN, b. January 11, 1855, San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
xi. JOAQUIN TRINIDAD TARIN-SEGUIN, b. December 29, 1856, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas; d. January 08, 1937, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas.
24. xii. CARLOTA TARIN-SEGUIN, b. 1856, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; d. Aft. 1880, Bexar County, Texas.
25. xiii. DIONICIO-LORETO TARIN-SEGUIN, b. December 24, 1860, St Anthony, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas; d. August 1937, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas.
14. JOSE-ANTONIO6 SEGUIN-RODRIGUEZ (JOSE-MARIANO-TOMAS5 SEGUIN-FLORES, HERMEREGILDO4 SEGUIN-RAMOS, JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME3 SEGUIN, JOSEPH-ANTONIO2, GUILLAUME1 DE SEGUIN) was born July 22, 1825 in San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, and died Aft. 1880 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. He married MARIA-CONCEPCION-DEL-REFUGIO RODRIGUEZ-DELGADO August 16, 1847 in San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, daughter of JUAN-JOSE-JULIAN-NEPOMUCENO RODRIGUEZ-VALDEZ and JUANA-FRANCISCA DELGADO-ZEPEDA. She was born April 22, 1832 in San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, and died Aft. 1880 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
Notes for JOSE-ANTONIO SEGUIN-RODRIGUEZ: He and his family are listed on the 1880 USA census, Bexar County, Texas.
Children of JOSE-ANTONIO SEGUIN-RODRIGUEZ and MARIA-CONCEPCION-DEL-REFUGIO RODRIGUEZ-DELGADO are:
i. MARIANA-MARTA7 SEGUIN-RODRIGUEZ, b. August 03, 1848, San Fernando Chuurch, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; m. BLAS GORTARI-XIMENES, December 19, 1869, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas.
26. ii. MARIA-SARAGOSA SEGUIN-RODRIGUEZ, b. December 30, 1850, San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
27. iii. AGAPITA ANTONIA SEGUIN-RODRIGUEZ, b. September 20, 1852, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
iv. CARLOTA-DE-LA-TRINIDAD SEGUIN-RODRIGUEZ, b. January 11, 1855, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
28. v. MARIANO SEGUIN-RODRIGUEZ, b. 1857, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; d. Aft. 1880.
vi. JUANITA SEGUIN-RODRIGUEZ, b. 1859, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
vii. TRINIDAD SEGUIN-RODRIGUEZ, b. 1863, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
29. viii. GUILLERMO-EDUARDO SEGUIN-RODRIGUEZ, b. November 26, 1865, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas.
ix. ANTONIO SEGUIN-RODRIGUEZ, b. May 10, 1868, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas.
x. MANUEL SEGUIN-RODRIGUEZ, b. 1870, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
DE SEGUIN) was born December
15, 1820 in San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, and died
Abt. 1875 in Graytown, Bexar County, Texas. She married
JUAN-MARIA-DEL-SACRAMENTO TARIN-LEAL January 04, 1838 in San Antonio,
Bexar County, Texas, son of VICENTE-MANUEL TARIN-ARAUJO and JUANA-ISIDORA
LEAL-AROCHA. He was born December 26, 1816 in San Antonio, Bexar
30. i. LUCINDA7 TARIN-RIVAS, b. Abt. 1839, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas; d. 1923, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas.
31. ii. JUAN TARIN-RIVAS, b. May 25, 1841, San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; d. November 04, 1908, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas.
iii. MARIA-ANTONIA TARIN-RIVAS, b. March 30, 1844, San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
32. iv. ANTONIO-MARIA-DEL-SACRAMENTO TARIN-RIVAS, b. February 11, 1845, San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; d. 1927, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
33. v. MARIA-ANTONIA TARIN-RIVAS, b. November 15, 1847, San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; d. Aft. 1880.
vi. RAFAEL TARIN-RIVAS, b. November 19, 1849, San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
34. vii. MARIA-JOSEFA TARIN-RIVAS, b. November 25, 1851, San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; d. August 1878, Pleasanton, Atascosa County, Texas.
35. viii. SANTIAGO-LEON TARIN-RIVAS, b. April 24, 1854, San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
ix. MARIA DE JESUS TARIN-RIVAS, b. August 08, 1856, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas.
x. LEON JACOBO TARIN-RIVAS, b. July 31, 1859, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas; d. May 24, 1918, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas.
16. MARIA-JOSEFA6 SEGUIN-BERCERRA (JUAN-JOSE-MARIA-ERASMO-DE-JESUS5 SEGUIN, JOSE-SANTIAGO4 SEGUIN-OCON, JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME3 SEGUIN, JOSEPH-ANTONIO2, GUILLAUME1 DE SEGUIN) She married CAPTAIN FRANCISCO ROJO-RODRIGUEZ.
Children of MARIA-JOSEFA SEGUIN-BERCERRA and FRANCISCO ROJO-RODRIGUEZ are:
i. JUAN MARIA7 ROJO-SEGUIN.
36. ii. MARIA DEL PILAR ROJO-SEGUIN, b. February 17, 1825, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; d. July 05, 1882, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
37. iii. MARIA CONCEPCION ROJO-SEGUIN, b. 1827, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
17. LIEUTENANT COLONEL JUAN-NEPOMUCENO6 SEGUIN-BERCERRA (JUAN-JOSE-MARIA-ERASMO-DE-JESUS5 SEGUIN, JOSE-SANTIAGO4 SEGUIN-OCON, JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME3 SEGUIN, JOSEPH-ANTONIO2, GUILLAUME1 DE SEGUIN) was born October 27, 1806 in San Fernando Church, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, and died August 27, 1889 in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. He married MARIA-GERTRUDIS-EUSEVIA FLORES-DE-ABREGO January 18, 1826 in San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, daughter of JOSE-ANTONIO-TEODORO FLORES-MONTES and MARIA-ANTONIA RODRIGUEZ-DE-LA-PENA. She was born March 08, 1807 in San Fernando Church, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
for LIEUTENANT COLONEL JUAN-NEPOMUCENO SEGUIN-BERCERRA: Christening
on November 3, 1806, San Fernando Church, San Antonio, Bexar County,
Texas. Listed on the 1830 Census of San Antonio, TX. Source:1830
Citizens of Texas by Gifford E. White. He served as senator from
the Bexar District in the 3rd and 4th Congress of Texas from September
25, 1837 to February 5, 1840. He served as Mayor of the city of San
Antonio from January 9, 1841, to April 18, 1841. Source: With the
Makers of San Antonio by Frederick C. Chabot. Political and
military figure of the Texas Revolution and the Republic of
for MARIA-GERTRUDIS-EUSEVIA FLORES-DE-ABREGO: She
is listed on the 1830 Census of San Antonio, Texas Source:1830
Citizens of Texas by Gifford E. White.
38. i. MARIA ANTONIA CECILIA7 SEGUIN-FLORES, b. January 06, 1827, San Fernando Church, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
ii. TERESA SEGUIN-FLORES, b. Abt. 1828, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; m. GREGORIO SOTO.
Notes for TERESA SEGUIN-FLORES: She is listed on the 1830 Census of San Antonio, Texas. Source:1830 Citizens of Texas by Gifford E. White.
39. iii. JOSE ERASMO SEGUIN-FLORES, b. December 29, 1829, San Fernando Church, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
40. iv. SANTIAGO SEGUIN-FLORES, b. Abt. 1830, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; d. Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
v. MARIA JOSEFA SEGUIN-FLORES, b. October 28, 1831, San Fernando Church, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; d. Wilson County, Texas; m. ALFRED A. LEWIS.
vi. JUAN NEPOMUECENO SEGUIN-FLORES, b. June 30, 1833, San Fernando Church, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; d. Wilson County, Texas; m. TRINIDAD RODRIGUEZ, May 20, 1859, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
vii. EUGENIO SEGUIN-FLORES, b. Abt. 1837, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; d. Wilson County, Texas.
viii. MARIA GERTRUDIS SEGUIN-FLORES, b. December 27, 1841, San Fernando Church, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; d. Wilson County, Texas.
ix. MARIA GUADALUPE SEGUIN-FLORES, b. November 07, 1849, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
Notes for MARIA GUADALUPE SEGUIN-FLORES: Christening on Nov 22, !849, San Fernando Church, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
18. MARIA-LEONIDES6 SEGUIN-BERCERRA (JUAN-JOSE-MARIA-ERASMO-DE-JESUS5 SEGUIN, JOSE-SANTIAGO4 SEGUIN-OCON, JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME3 SEGUIN, JOSEPH-ANTONIO2, GUILLAUME1 DE SEGUIN) was born August 12, 1809 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. She married JOSE-MARIA-DE-JESUS-DIONICIO FLORES-RODRIGUEZ June 18, 1831 in San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, son of JOSE-ANTONIO-TEODORO FLORES-MONTES and MARIA-ANTONIA RODRIGUEZ-DE-LA-PENA. He was born April 10, 1803 in San Fernando Church, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, and died in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
for MARIA-LEONIDES SEGUIN-BERCERRA: She
is listed on the 1830 Census of San Antonio, Texas. Source:1830
Citizens of Texas by Gifford E. White.
i. JOSEFA7 FLORES-SEGUIN, b. San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
ii. JOSE-IGNACIO FLORES-SEGUIN, b. April 26, 1843, San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
iii. MARIA-LEONIDES FLORES-SEGUIN, b. April 20, 1845, San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
iv. MARIA-GERTRUDIS FLORES-SEGUIN, b. November 02, 1846, San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
v. MARIA-ANTONIA FLORES-SEGUIN, b. February 22, 1849, San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
Generation No. 5
RUIZ-SEGUIN, MARIA-FERNANDA-ISABEL DE ASCENCIO5
DE SEGUIN) was born January
07, 1841 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, and died January 07,
1930 in Senior, Bexar County, Texas. She married GEORGE W. NOEL April
11, 1861 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. He was born in Kentucky,
and died in Texas.
i. MARY ELIZABETH8 NOEL, b. November 1868, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; m. CHARLES EZEKIAL DIXON, May 05, 1885, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; b. October 1864, South Carolina; d. August 09, 1950, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
DE SEGUIN) was born 1842 in
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. He married CARLOTA DE-LA-GARZA April
28, 1858 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
i. PAULA8 AROCHA-DE-LA-GARZA, b. September 27, 1860, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
DE SEGUIN) was born September
25, 1844 in San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, and died
1904 in Piedras Negras, Coahulia, Mexico. He married FAUSTINA-TERESA
RODRIGUEZ-DELGADO June 09, 1868 in San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar
County, Texas, daughter of JUAN-JOSE-JULIAN-NEPOMUCENO
RODRIGUEZ-VALDEZ and JUANA-FRANCISCA DELGADO-ZEPEDA. She was born
February 15, 1847 in Wilson, County, Texas, and died December 12, 1916
in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
41. i. MARIA-JESUSA8 TARIN-RODRIGUEZ, b. December 25, 1869, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas.
ii. MARIANO TARIN-RODRIGUEZ, b. June 01, 1871, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas.
iii. TERESA TARIN-RODRIGUEZ, b. March 09, 1873, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas.
iv. MANUEL TARIN-RODRIGUEZ, b. November 05, 1874, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas.
v. ANTONIA TARIN-RODRIGUEZ, b. November 17, 1878, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas; d. December 22, 1939, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas.
vi. MARIA-CARMEN TARIN-RODRIGUEZ, b. November 22, 1885, Graytown, Bexar County, Texas; m. FORTUNATO DE-LOS-SANTOS.
22. MARIA-FRANCISCA-DE-JESUS7 TARIN-SEGUIN (MARIA-PETRA-DE-LOS-ANGELES6 SEGUIN-RODRIGUEZ, JOSE-MARIANO-TOMAS5 SEGUIN-FLORES, HERMEREGILDO4 SEGUIN-RAMOS, JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME3 SEGUIN, JOSEPH-ANTONIO2, GUILLAUME1 DE SEGUIN) was born May 23, 1846 in San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. She married EPITACIO MONDRAGON June 09, 1863 in San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
for EPITACIO MONDRAGON: His
first marriage was to Josefa Farias. He served as city
commissioner and tax assessor for Bexar County, Texas
42. i. ZULEMA8 MONDRAGON-TARIN.
ii. ADELINA MONDRAGON-TARIN.
iii. JOAQUIN MONDRAGON-TARIN, m. MARIA JIMENEZ, Piedras Negras, Coahuila, Mexico.
iv. ANTONIA MONDRAGON-TARIN, m. JORGE DEL BOSQUE; b. Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
v. EPITACIO MONDRAGON-TARIN, m. (1) SERVERA DE HOYOS-DE-LA-GARZA; m. (2) MARIA-DE-JESUS TARIN, June 09, 1863, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
23. MARIA-ANTONIA-JOAQUINA7 TARIN-SEGUIN (MARIA-PETRA-DE-LOS-ANGELES6 SEGUIN-RODRIGUEZ, JOSE-MARIANO-TOMAS5 SEGUIN-FLORES, HERMEREGILDO4 SEGUIN-RAMOS, JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME3 SEGUIN, JOSEPH-ANTONIO2, GUILLAUME1 DE SEGUIN) was born April 27, 1852 in San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, and died September 25, 1878 in Graytown, Wilson County, Texas. She married FEDERICO GORTARI-XIMENEZ April 03, 1876 in Graytown, Wilson County, Texas, son of FERNANDO GORTARI-ESTRADA and JULIANA XIMENEZ. He was born 1847 in Texas, and died Aft. 1880.
for FEDERICO GORTARI-XIMENEZ: He
is listed as a widower on the 1880 USA census, Bexar County,
Texas. Surname listed as GOTARIES.
43. i. FEDERICO8 GORTARI-TARIN, b. 1877, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
ii. ANTONIO-FERNANDO GORTARI-TARIN, b. July 08, 1878, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; d. March 17, 1958, Elmendorf, Baxar County, Texas; m. LUCIA SEGUIN-TARIN; b. October 16, 1892, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas1; d. April 1979, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas1.
for LUCIA SEGUIN-TARIN: [Brøderbund Family Archive #110,
Vol. 1, Ed. 4, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Social
Security Death Index, Surnames from A through L, Date of Import:
May 27, 2001, Internal Ref. #188.8.131.52837.175]
24. CARLOTA7 TARIN-SEGUIN (MARIA-PETRA-DE-LOS-ANGELES6 SEGUIN-RODRIGUEZ, JOSE-MARIANO-TOMAS5 SEGUIN-FLORES, HERMEREGILDO4 SEGUIN-RAMOS, JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME3 SEGUIN, JOSEPH-ANTONIO2, GUILLAUME1 DE SEGUIN) was born 1856 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, and died Aft. 1880 in Bexar County, Texas. She married MACEDONIO GORTARI-XIMENEZ January 19, 1877 in Graytown, Wilson County, Texas, son of FERNANDO GORTARI-ESTRADA and JULIANA XIMENEZ. He was born 1855, and died Aft. 1880 in Bexar County, Texas.
for MACEDONIO GORTARI-XIMENEZ: He
and his family are listed on the 1880 USA census, Bexar County, Texas.
Surname listed as GORTARIE.
i. CARLOTA8 GORTARI-TARIN, b. 1878, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
25. DIONICIO-LORETO7 TARIN-SEGUIN (MARIA-PETRA-DE-LOS-ANGELES6 SEGUIN-RODRIGUEZ, JOSE-MARIANO-TOMAS5 SEGUIN-FLORES, HERMEREGILDO4 SEGUIN-RAMOS, JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME3 SEGUIN, JOSEPH-ANTONIO2, GUILLAUME1 DE SEGUIN) was born December 24, 1860 in St Anthony, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas, and died August 1937 in Graytown, Wilson County, Texas. He married (1) VICTORIA RODRIGUEZ-TARIN, daughter of JUAN RODRIGUEZ-DELGADO and LUCINDA TARIN-RIVAS. She was born 1862 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. He married (2) CECILIA CADENA-MONTES April 11, 1886 in Graytown, Wilson County, Texas, daughter of JOSE CADENA-MONTES and CARMEL MONTES-DE-OCA. She was born 1859 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
Children of DIONICIO-LORETO TARIN-SEGUIN and VICTORIA RODRIGUEZ-TARIN are:
i. MARIANO-DE-JESUS8 TARIN-RODRIGUEZ, b. December 09, 1899, St Anthony, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas; d. November 12, 1924, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas.
ii. GREGORIO-JESUS TARIN-RODRIGUEZ, b. April 27, 1901, St Anthony, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas; d. March 1976, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; m. LEONOR RENDON; b. July 04, 1899, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas2; d. August 1985, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas2.
for GREGORIO-JESUS TARIN-RODRIGUEZ: [Broderbund Family Archive
#110, Vol. 2 M-Z, Ed. 6, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date
of Import: May 27, 2001, Internal Ref. #184.108.40.206667.113]
for LEONOR RENDON: [Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2 M-Z,
Ed. 6, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import: May
27, 2001, Internal Ref. #220.127.116.11667.142]
iii. MARIA HERMONIA TARIN-RODRIGUEZ, b. April 19, 1903, St Anthony, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas.
iv. GUADALUPE TARIN-RODRIGUEZ, b. September 28, 1908, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas; d. November 12, 1995, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas; m. FREDERICK WAHNE.
for GUADALUPE TARIN-RODRIGUEZ: [Broderbund Family Archive #110,
Vol. 2 M-Z, Ed. 6, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of
Import: May 27, 2001, Internal Ref. #18.104.22.168452.25]
Children of DIONICIO-LORETO TARIN-SEGUIN and CECILIA CADENA-MONTES are:
v. HERMONIA8 TARIN-CADENA, d. July 01, 1901.
vi. JOSEFA TARIN-CADENA.
vii. DIONISIO TARIN-CADENA, b. June 11, 1889, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas3; d. August 31, 1970, Elmendorf, Baxar County, Texas.
for DIONISIO TARIN-CADENA: [Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol.
2 M-Z, Ed. 6, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import:
May 27, 2001, Internal Ref. #22.214.171.124667.46]
viii. CARMEN TARIN-CADENA, b. February 12, 1891, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas4; d. October 15, 1976, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas4.
for CARMEN TARIN-CADENA: [Broderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 2
M-Z, Ed. 6, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Date of Import:
May 27, 2001, Internal Ref. #126.96.36.199667.35]
DE SEGUIN) was born December
30, 1850 in San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. She
married SANTIAGO-IGNACIO-EDUARDO FLORES-FLORES July 01, 1867 in
Graytown, Wilson County, Texas, son of JOSE-SALVADOR-ROMANO
FLORES-RODRIGUEZ and MARIA-CLARA-ELENA FLORES-MONTES. He was born July
31, 1841 in San Fernando Catholic Church, San Antonio, Texas.
i. HERMINIA8 FLORES-SEGUIN, m. NEMENCIO DE LA ZERDA.
44. ii. JESUS FLORES-SEGUIN.
27. AGAPITA ANTONIA7 SEGUIN-RODRIGUEZ (JOSE-ANTONIO6, JOSE-MARIANO-TOMAS5 SEGUIN-FLORES, HERMEREGILDO4 SEGUIN-RAMOS, JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME3 SEGUIN, JOSEPH-ANTONIO2, GUILLAUME1 DE SEGUIN) was born September 20, 1852 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. She married JESUS SAUCEDO-GORTARI November 07, 1878 in Graytown, Wilson County, Texas, son of JOSE-MARIA SAUCEDO and MARGARITA GORTARI-XIMENES.
Child of AGAPITA SEGUIN-RODRIGUEZ and JESUS SAUCEDO-GORTARI is:
i. MARIA8 SAUCEDO-SEGUIN, m. RAFAEL TARIN-CASANOVA.
28. MARIANO7 SEGUIN-RODRIGUEZ (JOSE-ANTONIO6, JOSE-MARIANO-TOMAS5 SEGUIN-FLORES, HERMEREGILDO4 SEGUIN-RAMOS, JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME3 SEGUIN, JOSEPH-ANTONIO2, GUILLAUME1 DE SEGUIN) was born 1857 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, and died Aft. 1880. He married ANA GORTARI-DELGADO December 19, 1877 in Graytown, Wilson County, Texas, daughter of ANTONIO GORTARI-XIMENES and CANDELARIA DELGADO. She was born June 20, 1858 in Graytown, Wilson County, Texas, and died Aft. 1880.
for MARIANO SEGUIN-RODRIGUEZ: He
and his family are listed on the 1880 USA census, Bexar County, Texas.
i. MARIANO-FRANCISCO8 SEGUIN-GORTARI, b. January 18, 1879, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas; m. JESUSA CHAVEZ.
ii. SANTIAGO SEGUIN-GORTARI, b. December 05, 1879, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas; m. MICHAELA CHAVES.
iii. DIONICIO SEGUIN-GORTARI, b. April 29, 1883; d. July 15, 1968, South Houston, Harris County, Texas; m. ELOISA RODRIGUEZ-SEGUIN.
iv. LUIS SEGUIN-GORTARI, b. 1884; m. JUANA CASANOVA.
v. ANTONIO-SALVADOR SEGUIN-GORTARI, b. November 22, 1885, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas; d. February 15, 1969, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; m. JUANA GOMEZ.
45. vi. ALBERTO SEGUIN-GORTARI, b. July 13, 1887, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas.
46. vii. ANA SEGUIN-GORTARI, b. 1888.
47. viii. MARIA-CANDELARIA SEGUIN-GORTARI, b. December 14, 1890, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas.
29. GUILLERMO-EDUARDO7 SEGUIN-RODRIGUEZ (JOSE-ANTONIO6, JOSE-MARIANO-TOMAS5 SEGUIN-FLORES, HERMEREGILDO4 SEGUIN-RAMOS, JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME3 SEGUIN, JOSEPH-ANTONIO2, GUILLAUME1 DE SEGUIN) was born November 26, 1865 in Graytown, Wilson County, Texas. He married MARIA-JESUSA TARIN-RODRIGUEZ July 22, 1885 in Graytown, Wilson County, Texas, daughter of MARIANO-ROQUE-DE-GUADALUPE TARIN-SEGUIN and FAUSTINA-TERESA RODRIGUEZ-DELGADO. She was born December 25, 1869 in Graytown, Wilson County, Texas.
Children of GUILLERMO-EDUARDO SEGUIN-RODRIGUEZ and MARIA-JESUSA TARIN-RODRIGUEZ are:
i. ANTONIA8 SEGUIN-TARIN.
ii. SOLEDAD SEGUIN-TARIN, m. RAFAEL FLORES-TARIN.
iii. EDUARDO SEGUIN-TARIN, b. August 15, 1886, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas.
48. iv. GUILLERMO-PATRICIO SEGUIN-TARIN, b. May 27, 1888, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas.
v. ELOISA SEGUIN-TARIN, b. 1890; m. FEDERICO RODRIGUEZ-FLORES.
vi. ALFREDO SEGUIN-TARIN, b. May 16, 1891, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas.
vii. LUCIA SEGUIN-TARIN, b. October 16, 1892, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas5; d. April 1979, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas5; m. ANTONIO-FERNANDO GORTARI-TARIN; b. July 08, 1878, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; d. March 17, 1958, Elmendorf, Baxar County, Texas.
for LUCIA SEGUIN-TARIN: [Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol.
1, Ed. 4, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Social Security
Death Index, Surnames from A through L, Date of Import: May 27,
2001, Internal Ref. #188.8.131.52837.175]
viii. JOSE-FELIX SEGUIN-TARIN, b. January 20, 1894, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas; m. (1) ERNESTINA SEGUIN-CASANOVA; m. (2) JOSIE RODRIGUEZ.
ix. MIGUEL SEGUIN-TARIN, b. September 28, 1895, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas; m. ROSA RODRIGUEZ.
x. ENRIQUE SEGUIN-TARIN, b. November 13, 1897, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas; m. ELOSIA FLORES.
30. LUCINDA7 TARIN-RIVAS (MARIA-JOSEFA6 RIVAS-SEGUIN, MARIA-JOSEFA-CANUTA5 SEGUIN-FLORES, HERMEREGILDO4 SEGUIN-RAMOS, JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME3 SEGUIN, JOSEPH-ANTONIO2, GUILLAUME1 DE SEGUIN) was born Abt. 1839 in Graytown, Wilson County, Texas, and died 1923 in Graytown, Wilson County, Texas. She married JUAN MANUEL RODRIGUEZ-DELGADO September 28, 1860 in Elmendorf, Bexar County, Texas, son of JUAN-JOSE-JULIAN-NEPOMUCENO RODRIGUEZ-VALDEZ and JUANA-FRANCISCA DELGADO-ZEPEDA.
Children of LUCINDA TARIN-RIVAS and JUAN RODRIGUEZ-DELGADO are:
i. DELFINA8 RODRIGUEZ-TARIN.
ii. EUFEMIA RODRIGUEZ-TARIN.
iii. JUAN MANUEL RODRIGUEZ-TARIN.
iv. JUANA RODRIGUEZ-TARIN.
v. MARGARITA RODRIGUEZ-TARIN.
vi. MARIA DE JESUS RODRIGUEZ-TARIN.
vii. MARIANO RODRIGUEZ-TARIN, d. May 13, 1945.
49. viii. VICTORIA RODRIGUEZ-TARIN, b. 1862, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
50. ix. MARIA-OTILIA RODRIGUEZ-TARIN, b. August 03, 1873, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas.
31. JUAN7 TARIN-RIVAS (MARIA-JOSEFA6 RIVAS-SEGUIN, MARIA-JOSEFA-CANUTA5 SEGUIN-FLORES, HERMEREGILDO4 SEGUIN-RAMOS, JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME3 SEGUIN, JOSEPH-ANTONIO2, GUILLAUME1 DE SEGUIN) was born May 25, 1841 in San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, and died November 04, 1908 in Graytown, Wilson County, Texas. He married CECILIA DELGADO-GIL April 30, 1868 in San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, daughter of JUAN-JOSE DELGADO-GALVAN and MARIA-DE-REFUGIO GIL-DE-LOS-SANTOS. She was born November 22, 1850 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, and died September 04, 1934 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
Children of JUAN TARIN-RIVAS and CECILIA DELGADO-GIL are:
i. HERMINIA MARIA8 TARIN-DELGADO.
ii. TRINIDAD TARIN-DELGADO.
iii. JOSEFA TARIN-DELGADO.
iv. MIGUEL TARIN-DELGADO.
v. JACOBO TARIN-DELGADO, d. June 19, 1942, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; m. (1) LOLA KELLY DE-LA-GARZA; m. (2) MARGARITA FLORES, January 02, 1912, San Agustin, Laredo, Webb County, Texas.
vi. CECELIA TARIN-DELGADO.
vii. RAFAEL TARIN-DELGADO, b. January 09, 1871, St Mary's, Somerset, Bexar County, Texas.
viii. ZULEMA TARIN-DELGADO, b. May 14, 1874, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas?; d. June 20, 1911, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas.
32. ANTONIO-MARIA-DEL-SACRAMENTO7 TARIN-RIVAS (MARIA-JOSEFA6 RIVAS-SEGUIN, MARIA-JOSEFA-CANUTA5 SEGUIN-FLORES, HERMEREGILDO4 SEGUIN-RAMOS, JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME3 SEGUIN, JOSEPH-ANTONIO2, GUILLAUME1 DE SEGUIN) was born February 11, 1845 in San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, and died 1927 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. He married CONCEPCION CASANOVA-CURBELO, daughter of JOSE-SIMON-DESIDORO CASANOVA-LEAL and MIGUELA COURBIERE-DE-LA-GARZA. She was born July 02, 1850 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, and died October 01, 1935.
Children of ANTONIO-MARIA-DEL-SACRAMENTO TARIN-RIVAS and CONCEPCION CASANOVA-CURBELO are:
i. MANUEL8 TARIN-CASANOVA.
ii. RAFAEL TARIN-CASANOVA.
iii. ANTONIO LERDO TARIN-CASANOVA.
iv. SIMON TARIN-CASANOVA, d. December 21, 1901, Elmendorf, Baxar County, Texas.
v. MARY ESTELLA TARIN-CASANOVA.
vi. RODOLFO TARIN-CASANOVA.
vii. ANITA TARIN-CASANOVA, b. December 14, 1866, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas.
viii. VIRGINA TARIN-CASANOVA, b. November 18, 1870, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas; d. July 04, 1957, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas.
ix. LUCINDA TARIN-CASANOVA, b. February 13, 1872, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas.
x. ADAN TARIN-CASANOVA, b. January 24, 1884; d. October 29, 1956; m. VIRGINIA DE-LA-GARZA.
xi. ANTONIO TARIN-CASANOVA, b. July 24, 1886, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas; d. March 13, 1949.
xii. BENJAMIN TARIN-CASANOVA, b. March 13, 1889, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas; d. November 03, 1935.
33. MARIA-ANTONIA7 TARIN-RIVAS (MARIA-JOSEFA6 RIVAS-SEGUIN, MARIA-JOSEFA-CANUTA5 SEGUIN-FLORES, HERMEREGILDO4 SEGUIN-RAMOS, JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME3 SEGUIN, JOSEPH-ANTONIO2, GUILLAUME1 DE SEGUIN) was born November 15, 1847 in San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, and died Aft. 1880. She married JOSE-MARIA-DE-JESUS CASANOVA-CURBELO October 08, 1865 in San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, son of JOSE-SIMON-DESIDORO CASANOVA-LEAL and MIGUELA COURBIERE-DE-LA-GARZA. He was born October 01, 1844 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, and died Aft. 1880.
for JOSE-MARIA-DE-JESUS CASANOVA-CURBELO: He
and his family are listed on the 1880 USA census, Precinct 1 and 8,
Wilson County, Texas.
i. EMILIA8 CASANOVA-TARIN.
ii. GUADALUPE CASANOVA-TARIN.
iii. MARIANA CASANOVA-TARIN.
iv. SANTIAGO CASANOVA-TARIN.
v. MARIA-CORINA CASANOVA-TARIN, b. November 25, 1866, St Anthony, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas; m. JAMES HETTLER, May 05, 1891, Graytown, Bexar County, Texas.
vi. RAFAEL CASANOVA-TARIN, b. 1868, Wilson County, Texas.
vii. JESUS CASANOVA-TARIN, b. 1871, Wilson County, Texas; m. TERESA TARIN.
viii. ADELA CASANOVA-TARIN, b. 1873, Wilson County, Texas.
ix. RUBEN CASANOVA-TARIN, b. May 30, 1876, Graytown-Floresville, Wilson County, Texas.
x. JOSEFA CASANOVA-TARIN, b. 1878, Wilson County, Texas.
34. MARIA-JOSEFA7 TARIN-RIVAS (MARIA-JOSEFA6 RIVAS-SEGUIN, MARIA-JOSEFA-CANUTA5 SEGUIN-FLORES, HERMEREGILDO4 SEGUIN-RAMOS, JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME3 SEGUIN, JOSEPH-ANTONIO2, GUILLAUME1 DE SEGUIN) was born November 25, 1851 in San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, and died August 1878 in Pleasanton, Atascosa County, Texas. She married IGNACIO SOTELO-DELGADO March 25, 1868 in Graytown, Wilson County, Texas, son of IGNACIO SOTELO and MARIA-RITA-DE-LA-LUZ-EMETERIA DELGADO-ZEPEDA. He was born January 27, 1850 in San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, and died February 25, 1918 in Pleasanton, Atascosa County, Texas.
Children of MARIA-JOSEFA TARIN-RIVAS and IGNACIO SOTELO-DELGADO are:
i. IGNACIO8 SOTELO-TARIN.
ii. RAFAELA SOTELO-TARIN.
iii. AURELIO SOTELO-TARIN.
iv. DANIEL SOTELO-TARIN, b. October 20, 1873, St Mary's, Somerset, Bexar County, Texas.
35. SANTIAGO-LEON7 TARIN-RIVAS (MARIA-JOSEFA6 RIVAS-SEGUIN, MARIA-JOSEFA-CANUTA5 SEGUIN-FLORES, HERMEREGILDO4 SEGUIN-RAMOS, JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME3 SEGUIN, JOSEPH-ANTONIO2, GUILLAUME1 DE SEGUIN) was born April 24, 1854 in San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. He married ANTONIA CASANOVA-CURBELO September 03, 1880 in Graytown, Bexar County, Texas, daughter of JOSE-SIMON-DESIDORO CASANOVA-LEAL and MIGUELA COURBIERE-DE-LA-GARZA.
Children of SANTIAGO-LEON TARIN-RIVAS and ANTONIA CASANOVA-CURBELO are:
i. ERASMO8 TARIN-CASANOVA.
ii. VICTORIA TARIN-CASANOVA.
iii. UBALDO TARIN-CASANOVA.
iv. LEON TARIN-CASANOVA, b. February 18, 1881; d. December 02, 1973, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas.
v. EDWARDO TARIN-CASANOVA, b. March 25, 1885; d. July 28, 1954, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas.
vi. LUCIA TARIN-CASANOVA, b. May 27, 1887, Losoya, Bexar County, Texas; d. August 23, 1940, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas; m. JOSE DE-LA-PENA.
vii. SANTIAGO TARIN-CASANOVA, b. September 1888, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas; d. February 25, 1906, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas.
viii. RAMON TARIN-CASANOVA, b. December 20, 1890, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas; d. October 03, 1961, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas.
36. MARIA DEL PILAR7 ROJO-SEGUIN (MARIA-JOSEFA6 SEGUIN-BERCERRA, JUAN-JOSE-MARIA-ERASMO-DE-JESUS5 SEGUIN, JOSE-SANTIAGO4 SEGUIN-OCON, JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME3 SEGUIN, JOSEPH-ANTONIO2, GUILLAUME1 DE SEGUIN) was born February 17, 1825 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, and died July 05, 1882 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. She married JOSE MARIA CLEOFAS CHAVEZ-MONTES July 15, 1848 in San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, son of JOSE-YGNACIO CHAVEZ-PADRON and MARIA-LEONARDA MONTES-DE-OCA. He was born April 08, 1823 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, and died 1877 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
Notes for MARIA DEL PILAR ROJO-SEGUIN: She is listed on the 1830 Census of San Antonio, Texas. Source:1830 Citizens of Texas by Gifford E. White.
for JOSE MARIA CLEOFAS CHAVEZ-MONTES: He
is listed on the 1830 Census of San Antonio, TX. Source:1830 Citizens
of Texas by Gifford E. White. He is listed on the 1870 US Census, San
Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
i. IGNACIO EUSTAQUIO LINO8 CHAVEZ-ROJO, b. September 20, 1849, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
Notes for IGNACIO EUSTAQUIO LINO CHAVEZ-ROJO:
He is listed on the 1870 US Census, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
51. ii. JOSE FRANCISCO ANTONIO CHAVEZ-ROJO, b. February 12, 1851, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; d. Aft. 1880.
iii. JOSE MARIA MARTIN CHAVEZ-ROJO, b. November 11, 1854, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
Notes for JOSE MARIA MARTIN CHAVEZ-ROJO: He is listed on the 1870 US Census, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
52. iv. MARGARITA EUPEFEMIA CHAVEZ-ROJO, b. March 24, 1856, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; d. January 24, 1939, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
v. MARIA DE LA PAZ CHAVEZ-ROJO, b. January 24, 1858, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
vi. PAUBLA CHAVEZ-ROJO, b. December 13, 1859, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
Notes for PAUBLA CHAVEZ-ROJO: She is listed on the 1870 US Census, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
vii. MARIA ESVERNTIANA CHAVEZ-ROJO, b. January 10, 1860, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
viii. JULIO GABRIAL CHAVEZ-ROJO, b. March 10, 1862, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
ix. ALBERTO AUSELMO CHAVEZ-ROJO, b. April 21, 1864, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
37. MARIA CONCEPCION7 ROJO-SEGUIN (MARIA-JOSEFA6 SEGUIN-BERCERRA, JUAN-JOSE-MARIA-ERASMO-DE-JESUS5 SEGUIN, JOSE-SANTIAGO4 SEGUIN-OCON, JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME3 SEGUIN, JOSEPH-ANTONIO2, GUILLAUME1 DE SEGUIN) was born 1827 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. She married JOSE-SALVADOR-ROMANO FLORES-RODRIGUEZ September 30, 1848 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, son of JOSE-ANTONIO-TEODORO FLORES-MONTES and MARIA-ANTONIA RODRIGUEZ-DE-LA-PENA. He was born March 24, 1805 in San Fernando Catholic Church, San Antonio, Texas, and died January 17, 1855 in Bexar County, Texas.
Notes for MARIA CONCEPCION ROJO-SEGUIN: She is listed on the 1830 Census of San Antonio, Texas. Source:1830 Citizens of Texas by Gifford E. White.
for JOSE-SALVADOR-ROMANO FLORES-RODRIGUEZ: Christening
on March 24, 1805, San Fernando Church, San Antonio, Bexar County,
i. SALVADOR8 FLORES-ROJO, b. 1849, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
ii. TERESA BALBINA FLORES-ROJO, b. 1851, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
38. MARIA ANTONIA CECILIA7 SEGUIN-FLORES (JUAN-NEPOMUCENO6 SEGUIN-BERCERRA, JUAN-JOSE-MARIA-ERASMO-DE-JESUS5 SEGUIN, JOSE-SANTIAGO4 SEGUIN-OCON, JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME3 SEGUIN, JOSEPH-ANTONIO2, GUILLAUME1 DE SEGUIN) was born January 06, 1827 in San Fernando Church, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. She married AGUSTIN SINFORIANO CHAVEZ-MONTES April 25, 1854 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, son of JOSE-YGNACIO CHAVEZ-PADRON and MARIA-LEONARDA MONTES-DE-OCA. He was born August 28, 1820 in San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, and died June 01, 1869 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
Notes for MARIA ANTONIA CECILIA SEGUIN-FLORES: She is listed on the 1830 Census of San Antonio, Texas. From September 25, 1837 to February 5, 1840, her father, political and military figure of the Texas Revolution and the Republic of Texas, served as senator from the Bexar District in the 3rd and 4th Congress of Texas He also served as Mayor of the city of San Antonio from January 9, 1841, to April 18, 1841. Source:The Texas Handbook Online; With the Makers of San Antonio by Frederick C. Chabot, and 1830 Citizens of Texas by Gifford E. White.
for AGUSTIN SINFORIANO CHAVEZ-MONTES: Descendent
of the Duran y Chavez family, original settlers of New Mexico.
He is listed on the 1830 Census of San Antonio, Texas Source:
From the book's With the Makers of San Antonio, by Frederick C. Chabot.
i. AGUSTIN8 CHAVEZ-SEGUIN.
ii. MARIA JOSEFA CHAVEZ-SEGUIN, b. May 08, 1858, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
iii. IGNACIO ABRAM CHAVEZ-SEGUIN, b. May 16, 1861, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
iv. MARIA ANTONIA CHAVEZ-SEGUIN, b. December 18, 1864, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; m. PEDRO DE LA GARZA.
39. JOSE ERASMO7 SEGUIN-FLORES (JUAN-NEPOMUCENO6 SEGUIN-BERCERRA, JUAN-JOSE-MARIA-ERASMO-DE-JESUS5 SEGUIN, JOSE-SANTIAGO4 SEGUIN-OCON, JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME3 SEGUIN, JOSEPH-ANTONIO2, GUILLAUME1 DE SEGUIN) was born December 29, 1829 in San Fernando Church, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. He married TERESA JOSEFA FLORES-COURBIERE January 12, 1855 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, daughter of JOSE-MANUEL-NEPOMUCENO-PAUBLINO FLORES-RODRIGUEZ and MARIA-JOSEFA COURBIERE. She was born in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, and died in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
for JOSE ERASMO SEGUIN-FLORES: He
is listed on the 1830 Census of San Antonio, Texas. Source:1830
Citizens of Texas by Gifford E. White.
53. i. MANUEL8 SEGUIN-FLORES.
ii. ERASMO SEGUIN-FLORES.
54. iii. GUADALUPE SEGUIN-FLORES.
iv. CLOTILDE SEGUIN-FLORES.
v. JOSEFA SEGUIN-FLORES.
vi. ORTENCIA SEGUIN-FLORES.
40. SANTIAGO7 SEGUIN-FLORES (JUAN-NEPOMUCENO6 SEGUIN-BERCERRA, JUAN-JOSE-MARIA-ERASMO-DE-JESUS5 SEGUIN, JOSE-SANTIAGO4 SEGUIN-OCON, JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME3 SEGUIN, JOSEPH-ANTONIO2, GUILLAUME1 DE SEGUIN) was born Abt. 1830 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, and died in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico. He married HILARIA RAMIRES. She was born 1842 in Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
Notes for SANTIAGO SEGUIN-FLORES: Mayor of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico
Children of SANTIAGO SEGUIN-FLORES and HILARIA RAMIRES are:
i. GUILLERMO8 SEGUIN-RAMIREZ, m. JULIA EDELMAN; b. Eagle Pass,.
ii. OTILIA SEGUIN-RAMIREZ.
iii. SANTIAGO SEGUIN-RAMIREZ, m. CADEREYTA XIMENEZ.
iv. ELVIRA SEGUIN-RAMIREZ.
v. JUAN SEGUIN-RAMIREZ.
vi. MARIA SEGUIN-RAMIREZ.
Generation No. 6
41. MARIA-JESUSA8 TARIN-RODRIGUEZ (MARIANO-ROQUE-DE-GUADALUPE7 TARIN-SEGUIN, MARIA-PETRA-DE-LOS-ANGELES6 SEGUIN-RODRIGUEZ, JOSE-MARIANO-TOMAS5 SEGUIN-FLORES, HERMEREGILDO4 SEGUIN-RAMOS, JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME3 SEGUIN, JOSEPH-ANTONIO2, GUILLAUME1 DE SEGUIN) was born December 25, 1869 in Graytown, Wilson County, Texas. She married GUILLERMO-EDUARDO SEGUIN-RODRIGUEZ July 22, 1885 in Graytown, Wilson County, Texas, son of JOSE-ANTONIO SEGUIN-RODRIGUEZ and MARIA-CONCEPCION-DEL-REFUGIO RODRIGUEZ-DELGADO. He was born November 26, 1865 in Graytown, Wilson County, Texas.
Children are listed above under (29) Guillermo-Eduardo Seguin-Rodriguez.
42. ZULEMA8 MONDRAGON-TARIN (MARIA-FRANCISCA-DE-JESUS7 TARIN-SEGUIN, MARIA-PETRA-DE-LOS-ANGELES6 SEGUIN-RODRIGUEZ, JOSE-MARIANO-TOMAS5 SEGUIN-FLORES, HERMEREGILDO4 SEGUIN-RAMOS, JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME3 SEGUIN, JOSEPH-ANTONIO2, GUILLAUME1 DE SEGUIN) She married ESTEVAN BERBAN January 08, 1885 in Santa Rosa de Lima, Melchor Muzquiz, Coahuila, Mexico.
Child of ZULEMA MONDRAGON-TARIN and ESTEVAN BERBAN is:
i. AURELIA9 BERBAN-MONDRAGON.
43. FEDERICO8 GORTARI-TARIN (MARIA-ANTONIA-JOAQUINA7 TARIN-SEGUIN, MARIA-PETRA-DE-LOS-ANGELES6 SEGUIN-RODRIGUEZ, JOSE-MARIANO-TOMAS5 SEGUIN-FLORES, HERMEREGILDO4 SEGUIN-RAMOS, JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME3 SEGUIN, JOSEPH-ANTONIO2, GUILLAUME1 DE SEGUIN) was born 1877 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. He married MARIA HOBRECT.
Children of FEDERICO GORTARI-TARIN and MARIA HOBRECT are:
i. LENA9 GORTARI-HOBRECT.
ii. CELIA GORTARI-HOBRECT.
iii. CLARISA GORTARI-HOBRECT.
44. JESUS8 FLORES-SEGUIN (MARIA-SARAGOSA7 SEGUIN-RODRIGUEZ, JOSE-ANTONIO6, JOSE-MARIANO-TOMAS5 SEGUIN-FLORES, HERMEREGILDO4 SEGUIN-RAMOS, JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME3 SEGUIN, JOSEPH-ANTONIO2, GUILLAUME1 DE SEGUIN) He married DELFINA DELGADO-FLORES, daughter of CLEMENTE DELGADO and CONCEPCION FLORES.
Child of JESUS FLORES-SEGUIN and DELFINA DELGADO-FLORES is:
i. TERESA9 FLORES-DELGADO.
45. ALBERTO8 SEGUIN-GORTARI (MARIANO7 SEGUIN-RODRIGUEZ, JOSE-ANTONIO6, JOSE-MARIANO-TOMAS5 SEGUIN-FLORES, HERMEREGILDO4 SEGUIN-RAMOS, JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME3 SEGUIN, JOSEPH-ANTONIO2, GUILLAUME1 DE SEGUIN) was born July 13, 1887 in Graytown, Wilson County, Texas. He married JOSEFA TARIN-TALAMANTEZ, daughter of MACARIO TARIN-SMITH and JOSEFA TALAMANTEZ. She was born 1889.
Children of ALBERTO SEGUIN-GORTARI and JOSEFA TARIN-TALAMANTEZ are:
i. LUISA9 SEGUIN-TARIN.
ii. MACARIO SEGUIN-TARIN.
iii. ALBERTO SEGUIN-TARIN.
iv. ALFREDO SEGUIN-TARIN.
46. ANA8 SEGUIN-GORTARI (MARIANO7 SEGUIN-RODRIGUEZ, JOSE-ANTONIO6, JOSE-MARIANO-TOMAS5 SEGUIN-FLORES, HERMEREGILDO4 SEGUIN-RAMOS, JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME3 SEGUIN, JOSEPH-ANTONIO2, GUILLAUME1 DE SEGUIN) was born 1888. She married ANTONIO CASANOVA.
Child of ANA SEGUIN-GORTARI and ANTONIO CASANOVA is:
i. ANA9 CASANOVA-SEGUIN.
47. MARIA-CANDELARIA8 SEGUIN-GORTARI (MARIANO7 SEGUIN-RODRIGUEZ, JOSE-ANTONIO6, JOSE-MARIANO-TOMAS5 SEGUIN-FLORES, HERMEREGILDO4 SEGUIN-RAMOS, JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME3 SEGUIN, JOSEPH-ANTONIO2, GUILLAUME1 DE SEGUIN) was born December 14, 1890 in Graytown, Wilson County, Texas. She married GUILLERMO-PATRICIO SEGUIN-TARIN, son of GUILLERMO-EDUARDO SEGUIN-RODRIGUEZ and MARIA-JESUSA TARIN-RODRIGUEZ. He was born May 27, 1888 in Graytown, Wilson County, Texas.
Children of MARIA-CANDELARIA SEGUIN-GORTARI and GUILLERMO-PATRICIO SEGUIN-TARIN are:
i. AURELIA9 SEGUIN-SEGUIN.
ii. CANDELARIA SEGUIN-SEGUIN.
48. GUILLERMO-PATRICIO8 SEGUIN-TARIN (GUILLERMO-EDUARDO7 SEGUIN-RODRIGUEZ, JOSE-ANTONIO6, JOSE-MARIANO-TOMAS5 SEGUIN-FLORES, HERMEREGILDO4 SEGUIN-RAMOS, JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME3 SEGUIN, JOSEPH-ANTONIO2, GUILLAUME1 DE SEGUIN) was born May 27, 1888 in Graytown, Wilson County, Texas. He married MARIA-CANDELARIA SEGUIN-GORTARI, daughter of MARIANO SEGUIN-RODRIGUEZ and ANA GORTARI-DELGADO. She was born December 14, 1890 in Graytown, Wilson County, Texas.
Children are listed above under (47) Maria-Candelaria Seguin-Gortari.
49. VICTORIA8 RODRIGUEZ-TARIN (LUCINDA7 TARIN-RIVAS, MARIA-JOSEFA6 RIVAS-SEGUIN, MARIA-JOSEFA-CANUTA5 SEGUIN-FLORES, HERMEREGILDO4 SEGUIN-RAMOS, JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME3 SEGUIN, JOSEPH-ANTONIO2, GUILLAUME1 DE SEGUIN) was born 1862 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. She married DIONICIO-LORETO TARIN-SEGUIN, son of JOSE-JOAQUIN TARIN-LEAL and MARIA-PETRA-DE-LOS-ANGELES SEGUIN-RODRIGUEZ. He was born December 24, 1860 in St Anthony, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas, and died August 1937 in Graytown, Wilson County, Texas.
Children are listed above under (25) Dionicio-Loreto Tarin-Seguin.
50. MARIA-OTILIA8 RODRIGUEZ-TARIN (LUCINDA7 TARIN-RIVAS, MARIA-JOSEFA6 RIVAS-SEGUIN, MARIA-JOSEFA-CANUTA5 SEGUIN-FLORES, HERMEREGILDO4 SEGUIN-RAMOS, JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME3 SEGUIN, JOSEPH-ANTONIO2, GUILLAUME1 DE SEGUIN) was born August 03, 1873 in Graytown, Wilson County, Texas. She married JUAN TARIN-SMITH March 18, 1894 in Graytown, Wilson County, Texas, son of ANTONIO-MACARIO TARIN-LEAL and MARIA-GERTRUDIS SMITH-RUIZ. He was born April 10, 1867 in St Anthony, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas, and died September 12, 1938 in Graytown, Wilson County, Texas.
Children of MARIA-OTILIA RODRIGUEZ-TARIN and JUAN TARIN-SMITH are:
i. LUCINDA9 TARIN-RODRIGUEZ, b. March 31, 1895, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas.
ii. PAULA TARIN-RODRIGUEZ, b. November 21, 1897, Graytown, Wilson County, Texas.
51. JOSE FRANCISCO ANTONIO8 CHAVEZ-ROJO (MARIA DEL PILAR7 ROJO-SEGUIN, MARIA-JOSEFA6 SEGUIN-BERCERRA, JUAN-JOSE-MARIA-ERASMO-DE-JESUS5 SEGUIN, JOSE-SANTIAGO4 SEGUIN-OCON, JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME3 SEGUIN, JOSEPH-ANTONIO2, GUILLAUME1 DE SEGUIN) was born February 12, 1851 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, and died Aft. 1880. He married WILLAMINA YOUNG Abt. 1878. She was born 1855 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, and died Aft. 1880.
for JOSE FRANCISCO ANTONIO CHAVEZ-ROJO: He
is listed on the 1870 US Census, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. He
and his family are listed on the 1880 USA census, San Antonio, Bexar
i. GEORGE-ARNOLD9 YOUNG, b. January 04, 1879, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; d. September 29, 1938; m. FLORENCE ESPARZA, December 06, 1900, San Fernando, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; d. May 26, 1951.
52. MARGARITA EUPEFEMIA8 CHAVEZ-ROJO (MARIA DEL PILAR7 ROJO-SEGUIN, MARIA-JOSEFA6 SEGUIN-BERCERRA, JUAN-JOSE-MARIA-ERASMO-DE-JESUS5 SEGUIN, JOSE-SANTIAGO4 SEGUIN-OCON, JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME3 SEGUIN, JOSEPH-ANTONIO2, GUILLAUME1 DE SEGUIN) was born March 24, 1856 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, and died January 24, 1939 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. She married GEORGE ALBERTO GIBSON-MESA September 21, 1890 in San Fernando Cathedral, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, son of GEORGE GIBSON and MARIA MESA. He was born August 07, 1863 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, and died November 09, 1893 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
Notes for MARGARITA EUPEFEMIA CHAVEZ-ROJO: She is listed on the 1870 US Census, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. Notes for GEORGE ALBERTO GIBSON-MESA: He is listed on the 1891 City Directory - San Antonio, Texas
Children of MARGARITA CHAVEZ-ROJO and GEORGE GIBSON-MESA are:
i. CELIA9 GIBSON, b. September 18, 1891, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; d. April 07, 1975, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; m. SAMUEL CRAIG ROTHWELL; b. February 20, 1888, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; d. October 04, 1951, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
55. ii. GEORGE THOMAS GIBSON I, b. December 28, 1893, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; d. November 04, 1955, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
SEGUIN-FLORES (JOSE ERASMO7,
DE SEGUIN) He married MARIA
i. LEONIDES9 SEGUIN-FLORES.
ii. ELIAS SEGUIN-FLORES.
iii. ENRIGUE SEGUIN-FLORES.
iv. MARIA SEGUIN-FLORES.
v. CONCEPCION SEGUIN-FLORES.
vi. CAROLINA SEGUIN-FLORES.
54. GUADALUPE8 SEGUIN-FLORES (JOSE ERASMO7, JUAN-NEPOMUCENO6 SEGUIN-BERCERRA, JUAN-JOSE-MARIA-ERASMO-DE-JESUS5 SEGUIN, JOSE-SANTIAGO4 SEGUIN-OCON, JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME3 SEGUIN, JOSEPH-ANTONIO2, GUILLAUME1 DE SEGUIN) She married NEPOMUNCENO RODRIGUEZ.
Child of GUADALUPE SEGUIN-FLORES and NEPOMUNCENO RODRIGUEZ is:
i. FEDERICO9 RODRIGUEZ-FLORES, m. ELOISA SEGUIN-TARIN; b. 1890.
Generation No. 7
GIBSON I (MARGARITA
CHAVEZ-ROJO, MARIA DEL PILAR7
DE SEGUIN) was born December
28, 1893 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, and died November 04,
1955 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. He married (1) MARIA CHARO
September 24, 1914 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. He married (2)
CHRISTINA OLIVARES July 30, 1921 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
She was born February 08, 1904 in Laredo, Webb County, Texas, and died
November 1979 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
56. i. GEORGE THOMAS10 GIBSON II, b. October 26, 1914, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; d. January 21, 1994, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
Children of GEORGE GIBSON and CHRISTINA OLIVARES are:
ii. ERNEST GEORGE10 GIBSON, m. AMANDA GARZA.
57. iii. JOSEPHINE GIBSON.
iv. ALFRED GIBSON, b. August 30, 1927, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
v. ALFRED GIBSON, b. September 29, 1931, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas; d. April 07, 1974, Comal County, Texas; m. (1) LIDIA M. JUAREZ; b. October 04, 1932, Bee County, Texas; d. April 07, 1974; m. (2) ELMA BUENO; b. April 11, 1935, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
Generation No. 8
GIBSON II (GEORGE THOMAS9,
CHAVEZ-ROJO, MARIA DEL PILAR7
DE SEGUIN) was born in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, and died January 21,
1994 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. He married ALICIA BEATRICE
i. OLIVIA ELENA11 GIBSON, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
ii. GEORGE THOMAS GIBSON III, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
iii. CHRISTINA GUADALUPE GIBSON, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
iv. GLORIA GIBSON, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
57. JOSEPHINE10 GIBSON (GEORGE THOMAS9, MARGARITA EUPEFEMIA8 CHAVEZ-ROJO, MARIA DEL PILAR7 ROJO-SEGUIN, MARIA-JOSEFA6 SEGUIN-BERCERRA, JUAN-JOSE-MARIA-ERASMO-DE-JESUS5 SEGUIN, JOSE-SANTIAGO4 SEGUIN-OCON, JOSEPH-BARTHOLOME3 SEGUIN, JOSEPH-ANTONIO2, GUILLAUME1 DE SEGUIN) She married WILLIAM INDALEZIO MALDONADO II.Died October 1988 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
Child of JOSEPHINE GIBSON and WILLIAM MALDONADO is:
i. WILLIAM INDALEZIO11 MALDONADO III, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
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#110, Vol. 1, Ed. 4, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Social
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|New Orleans passengers
Archdiocese of New Orleans"
|"Making Nine Churches"|
New Orleans passengers may be found at this website!
Because the passenger lists for immigrants are not neatly assembled all one place, the following website may be helpful. Check out http://home.att.net/-wee-monster/neworleans.html. It suggest sources both online and offline for passengers arrivals at New Orleans. Each item mentioned is evaluated and explained. There are links to other websites for things not onsite. Thanks to the Immigrant Genealogical Society, Burbank, CA 91510-7369, via The Family Tree, Dec03/Jan04
"Sacramental Records of the Archdiocese of New Orleans"
a combined abstract of two entries from the "Sacramental Records of
the Archdiocese of New Orleans", v.5, p.206 & p.274. It shows:
HERRERA -- Viscaya--Los Angeles -- New Orleans (1792) It shows how easily people bounced around the Spanish empire in the 18th century.
| "Making Nine Churches" on Good
Paul "Skip" Newfield III, Metairie, Louisiana
For about seven or eight years now, I have been "Making Nine Churches" on Good Friday. It's an old New Orleans tradition. Many people do it by automobile, but I have always done it on foot. The route that I walked this year was about 10 miles. I am indebted to John and Kathleen DeMajo http://www.neworleanschurches.com for their "New Orleans Churches Website", and for the fine representative images of the many churches in New Orleans and the surrounding area. I hope you enjoy their website.
For this year's Good Friday Walk, I began at my house in Metairie (on the outskirts of New Orleans) at 07:15, accompanied by my friend and fellow peregrina de Santiago de Compostela, Christine Pacheco. We visited the following churches (some were closed, some were opened):
1. St. Catherine of Sienna (Closed), on Metairie Road http://www.neworleanschurches.com/siena/siena.htm
2. St. Francis Xavier, on Metairie Road http://www.neworleanschurches.com/xavier/xavier.htm
3. St. Anthony of Padua (the Dominicans), on Canal Street http://www.neworleanschurches.com/stanthony/stjanthony.htm
4. Jesuit High School's Chapel of the North American Martyrs (Closed), on Banks Street
5. St. Joseph Church (the Vincentians), on Tulane Avenue http://www.gnofn.org/~vincent http://www.neworleanschurches.com/stjosno/stjosno.htm
6. Church of the Immaculate Conception (lovingly referred to by many Orleanians as "Da Jesuits"), on Barrone Street in the Central Business District of a unique arabesque style http://www.neworleanschurches.com/jesuits/jesuits.htm
7. St. Louis Cathedral, in the heart of the French Quarter http://www.neworleanschurches.com/stlouiscath/stlouiscath.htm
8. St. Mary's Church (formerly known as Our Lady of Victory Church; formerly known as St. Mary's Church; formerly known as St. Mary's Italian Church; formerly known as the Archbishop's Chapel; formerly known as the Church of the Ursuline Convent) (Closed), on Chartres Street in the French Quarter http://www.neworleanschurches.com/stmaryitalian/ursulchap.htm
9. The Center of Christ the Lord (formerly the Chapel of the Monastery-Convent of St. Joseph and St. Theresa of the Discalced Carmelite Sisters) http://www.neworleanschurches.com/rampartst/rampart.htm, on North Rampart Street, of the fringes of the French Quarter.
Usually I complete my Pilgrimage walk at St. Roch Cemetery http://www.neworleanschurches.com/stroch/stroch.htm in New Orleans, with the public Stations of the Cross at Noon. St. Roch is an old and famous walled cemetery in New Orleans dating back to the early 1850s, with each of the twelve Stations set out in large niches in the walls and corners of the cemetery. This year, however, my Walk ended at Church No. 9 on the list.
The day was glorious. Billowy white clouds in the sky to cut the heat, and soft breezes to refresh. On the early part of the Walk Christina and I engaged in a lively discussion of the Catholic Church as experienced Yesterday (Pre-Vatican II) vs. Today (Post Vatican II); and in The United States of America vs. parts of Central / South America; and in its Liturgy and Theology. We discussed Dogma, the Eucharist, the Sacraments, Latin; and the uniqueness of Catholic Church's position among all other religions. Christina is a former teacher in Ecuador, and a former Peace Corps worker in El Salvador, and a present day Eucharistic Minister in New Orleans, so her experience and outlook are a bit different from mine.
St. Catherine of Sienna (closed, as usual); St. Francis Xavier. Continuing down Metairie Road. Toward the end, we veered off Metairie Road and took to the quiet lanes of historic old Metairie Cemetery, with its many white stone tombs -- "The Cities of the Dead". As grand as many of the tombs are, I delight in the details of many of the carvings. I took some photos, then we crossed under Interstate-10 to Canal Street. Decision Point: The traditional route toward St. Roch...? or, the CBD route toward the French Quarter...? We opt for the CBD route. At St. Anthony Church, I take the time to read part of an essay about the Passion of Jesus. It was very deep and heavily imbued with the theological philosophy of Thomas Aquinas's "Summa". It fails to hold my interest. Our path then goes past Jesuit High School (chapel is closed), then along Banks Street to Tulane Avenue, to St. Joseph Church (10:00) where a group of social-activists (about 100 people) are about to step off on THEIR Good Friday march with band members and police escort. Christina and I enter the magnificent St. Joseph's church; there are lots of visitors there, individuals following their own devotion and bus groups hopping from church to church to church.
We left St. Joseph's and walked past Charity Hospital, where the Activist Group was stopped for one of their Stations. It seemed to be more of a soft-core "Civil Rights" march than a religious pilgrimage. The guitar player / singer was strumming a musical tune that sounded like it was right out of Sesame Street (...brought to you by the Letter "W"), and singing, "Welfare is a human right.. Da Da Dat Da Da; Welfare is a Human Right...". We hurried past.
On our way to the next church ("Da Jesuits"), we passed an old two story building about to be torn down forever. I don't remember it's story, but it had something to do with the history of Jazz in New Orleans. If those walls could talk!! Right across the street was a high-rise office building with a unique collection of delightfully whimsical paintings on permanent display in the lobby. I wanted to show them to Christina, so we ducked in for a quick visit. Colorful, clever, amusing, but strange. Next, a new belt.
At "Da Jesuits", numbers of people were lined up for confessions, while many individuals pursued their own private devotions. Next, into the French Quarter of New Orleans, to old St. Louis Cathedral. Tourists abounded in Jackson Square, most of them seemingly mindless of the sacred nature of that day. Street musicians, tarot readers, mimes, and other street performers played to the crowds.
[I wanted to visit the M. S. Rau Antique Shop on Royal Street to see if they had sold "the Chevy Chase Sideboard" yet; they had not. Price: $750,000.00 and it is YOURS. An amazing work of furniture art, with extraordinary carvings detailing the Story and Battle of Chevy Chase. http://www.rauantiques.com/Articles.asp?ArticleID=68 ]
Two more churches to go. St. Mary's Church (sealed tight), then finally to the Center of Christ the Lord, number Nine, where they were expecting the imminent arrival of a group of about 200. A large banner above the door said, "Enter for Your Final Blessing".
And that was it: Good Friday, 2004.
Paul "Skip" Newfield III email@example.com
PS: Holy Saturday: My aches and pains remind me of how out of shape I am.
I wish all of you a Happy and Holy Easter.
Pocahontas Site Possibly Found
How smart is your state?
Latino population of North Carolina
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Parada Cultural de Puerto Rico & Festival Folklorico en Tampica, Florida
The event was held on the 25th of April with free admittance at Centenial Park at Ybor City, 8th Ave. & 19th Street, Ybor City, Tampa, FL
Some of the attractions included:
Extract: Pocahontas Site possibly Found
Orange County Register, 5-7-03
In America folk history, the "Indian princess Pocahontas befriended English settlers and saved Capt. John Smith from certain death at the hands of his Algonquin captors. It happened near the Jamestown colony in Virginia, within a year of its founding in 1607. Or it may only be a story.
But Pocahontas really was a princess, daughter of the powerful Powhatan, whose chiefdom encompassed much of costal Virginia. She got along so well with the English the she eventually married one of them, John Rolfe, and was received at the court of James I.
Now Virginia archaeologists think they have found the site of the large village, Werowocomoco, where Pocahontas and Powhatan lived in the early 17th century. As the seat of the paramount chief of the region, it was the most prominent village in costal Virginia. Scholars hope the remains will provide clues to understanding one of the most advanced chiefdoms in eastern North America.
In 1616, after her marriage to John Rolfe, Pocahontas and her husband visited England. Just before she was to sail for home, the Indian princess contracted smallpox and died.
Live and Learn, How smart is your state?
The smartest State in the union is
Massachusetts, according to Education State Rankings a survey of the
public school systems in all 50 states conducted by Morgan Quitno Press
New Mexico ranks last – for the second year in a row. The smartest
State Award evaluates 21 variables, including positive factors such as
per-pupil expenditures, reading and math proficiency, pupil-teacher
ratios, and high school graduations rates. State lose points as for
negative behavior such as high dropout rates and physical violence. –
Rebecca L. Weber
5 New Jersey
10 New York
16 Rhode Island
21 North Carolina
24 North Dakota
26 New Hampshire
29 West Virginia
31 South Dakota
41 South Carolina
50 New Mexico
The Latino population of North Carolina
According to US Census Bureau figures, about one in eight Americans is Hispanic. The current national estimate of 37 million Latinos living in the United States represents the largest minority population in the U.S. The growth of the Latino population is enormous, projected to increase from 9% of the total population in 1990 to 16% in 2020.
The Latino population of North Carolina is the fastest growing of any state in the country. From 1990-2000, the Latino population grew by almost 400% to an estimated 530,328 individuals. This growth includes five of the country’s thirty fastest growing counties in terms of Latino population (Wake, Mecklenburg, Forsyth, Guilford, and Durham). Raleigh, Greensboro, and Charlotte have three of the four fastest
growing Latino populations in the nation.
The Latino population has become an integral part of the North Carolina economy. Latinos are a valuable human resource, providing labor for agriculture, construction, and manufacturing industries across the state. 75% of construction workers in Mecklenburg
County are Latino, as are over 95% of “guest workers” in NC agriculture, and over 50% of workers in meat processing plants across the state. This new labor supply has rescued an aging workforce in certain regions and has enabled traditional economic sectors to maintain their importance in their respective regions, such as agriculture, food processing, and vegetable farming in the eastern part of the state.
The Latino population is much younger than the total population. While only 52% of the total NC population is under the age of 35, 77% of Latinos fit that age bracket. This reflects the overall youth of Latinos nationwide – the median age for the Latino population is 9.4 years younger than that of the overall population. Moreover, because most female Hispanic newcomers are in their peak childbearing years, the potential for continued growth of the state’s Latino population is enormous.
The Hispanic workforce not only represents a valuable and needed supply of labor, but its earning and spending power exerts a tremendous impact on North Carolina’s economy. North Carolina was the top-ranked state for rate of growth of Hispanic buying power over 1990-2002 with an increase of 912%. Their buying power in North Carolina was nearly 9 billion dollars in 2002 and is projected to increase to 23 billion dollars by 2007.
Just like most North Carolina families, Latinos share common values of education, family unity, work ethic, and religious faith.
Source: El Pueblo: Legislative Advocacy for North Carolina Latinos
Maryland Resolution Regarding Role of Galvez in the American Revolution
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Matrimonios Pátzcuaro, Michoacán, 1632-1662
Matrimonios, Jerez, Zacatecas, 1`731-1745
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Por amistad a la familia de tan distinguido personaje, me he dado a la tarea de escudriñar su ascendencia la cual retornaré desde Monclova, Coahuila, en cuya ciudad el 8 de junio de 1959 contrajeron matrimonio don Miguel José GLEASON Y PEART y doña María Elena BERUMEN DORSEY, y entre sus hijos procrearon a JORGE DE JESUS, nacido a las siete horas con cincuenta minutos del día 27 de octubre de 1960 en la ciudad de Lima, Perú y bautizado el 13 de abril de 1961 en la ciudad de México. Posteriormente habría de ser reconocido como Jorge de Jesús "El Glison Berumen", torero y poeta.
Los abuelos paternos de Jorge de Jesús, lo fueron los señores Miguel José GLEASON BORNASINE, nacido el año de 1911 en la ciudad de Puebla y Eva PEART PEREZ, nacida el año de 1910 en La Candela, Coahuila.
Don Miguel José GLEASON Y PEART nació el 13 de abril de 1932 en la ciudad de México y fue nieto por línea paterna del finado Miguel José GLEASON y de su viuda Esther BORNASINE, nacida en Niza Francia, el año de 1888. Y por línea materna de los señores Jorge Federico PEART, nacido en Guala Guachin, Argentina, el año de 1877 y de Juana PEREZ nacida en La Candela Coahuila, el año de 1887.
Por sangre materna "El Glison", es sobrino del reconocido poeta mexicano Ramón López Velarde, ya que el abuelo de Jorge de Jesús, lo fue el señor UBALDO BERUMEN GONZALEZ, quien nació el año de 1896 en Jerez Zacatecas y falleció en la ciudad de Monclova, Coahuila el año de 1990, siendo sus progenitores EZEQUIEL BERUMEN BERUMEN y MARIA DEL REFUGIO GONZALEZ MIRANDA, nacida el año de 1874 e hija legítima de don Cayetano González Berúmen y de doña Francisca Miranda, padres que fueron de don José González Miranda, dueño que fue de "El rancho de el Padre"
Don José González contrajo matrimonio civil y eclesiástico con la señora Josefa Berumen, madre de Cayetano González Berumen quien contrajo matrimonio con Ma. del Socorro Carlos Salas.
EZEQUIEL BERUMEN BERUMEN, nació en El Marecito, Tepetongo, Zacatecas el año de 1871 y murió en San Luis Potosí el año de 1916. Y fue hijo de don DOMINGO BERUMEN DE LA TORRE aún vivo para 1916, en cuyo año, tenía 78 años de edad y era viudo de doña MARIA ANA BERUMEN ESCOBEDO, hija que fue de José Sacramento Berumen Díaz de Inguanzo, quien nació el año de 1846 en El Marecito, siendo hijo de Pastor Berumen Valdez, nacido el año de 1814 en la villa de Jerez, lugar donde murió el 11 de diciembre de 1903.
Don Pastor Berumen Valdez fue hijo de los señores Cinecio Berumen Félix de Arellano y Ana María de Llanos y Valdés, padres legítimos que fueron del señor don José María Prudenciano Berumen Valdez, abuelo materno del poeta jerezano Ramón López Velarde.
La madre de "El Glesón Berumen", nació el año de 1937 en el Campo Obrero de Mata Redonda, Veracruz, y fue hija de UBALDO BERUMEN y de ABIGAIL DORSEY MARTINEZ, nacida el año de 1910 en San Luis Potosí e hija de los señores Eduardo Dorsey y Abigail Martínez. La señora DORSEY MARTINEZ falleció el año de 1989 en Monclova, Coahuila.
Por las líneas de Berumen y González, pero más directo por la última línea, su ascendencia llega hasta Alfonso X, cuya ascendencia y descendencia ya ha sido estudiada.
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|18 de junio de 1623
Diego de Solórzano y Mariana de la Parra.
4 de agosto de 1623
Juan de Camargo, hijo legítimo de Alonso Hernández y Úrsula Jiménez, vecinos de la villa de Albornoz en los reinos de Castilla ; con Jerónima de Bedoya, hija legítima de Baltasar Gómez de Bedoya y Catalina Martínez.
10 de diciembre de 1623
Juan de Cáceres, y Catalina de Espinoza, hija de Juan Hernández y Catalina de Vargas.
13 de enero de 1624
Francisco de Lozornio con Fabiana de Velazco , hija de Francisco de Ayala y Leonor de Carvajal.
18 de mayo de 1624
Cristóbal de Portugal y Micaela Delgadillo.
7 de abril de 1625
Antonio de Sosa y María de Estrada.
8 de septiembre de 1625
Miguel de Urbina y María de la Serna.
11 de enero de 1626
Simón de Cáceres con Isabel de Alba y Centeno.
30 de julio de 1626
Diego de Alexandre con Isabel de Carvajal.
21 de febrero de 1627
Alonso de Ariza, vecino de Zinapécuaro ; con Leonor García de Sanabria , hija de Andrés García de Sanabria y Beatríz de Rojas.
10 de noviembre de 1628
Pedro de Anda , vecino de México, con Úrsula de Soria y Amaya, hija de Melchor de Soria y Luisa de Amaya.
8 de diciembre de 1628
Diego Centeno y Ana Morán.
11 de febrero de 1629
Francisco Martín, vecino del pueblo de Querétaro ; con Mariana de Guido, hija legitima de Roque Rodríguez y María de Guido.
2 de agosto de 1630
Nicolás de la Parra y Constanza Alfaro.
15 de enero de 1631
Fabián Martínez de Borja, hijo legítimo de Fabián Martínez de Borja ; con María de Rueda, hija de Francisco Ponce y María de Rueda.
24 de junio de 1631
Martín de Soto, hijo de Martín Rodríguez y Juana de Soto ; con María de Castrejón, hija de Antonio de Castrejón y Leonor Pacheco.
5 de febrero de 1632
Pedro de Isaguirre, hijo de Juan de Isaguirre y María de Aranguren, originarios de Vizcaya en los reinos de Castilla ; con Catalina de la Serna, hija de Luis de la Serna y María del Águila.
21 de abril de 1633
Francisco Martínez, hijo de Antonio Martínez de Araujo y María Martínez, naturales de la villa de la Guardia en Galicia : con Leonor Rodríguez hija de Manuel Leal y Juana Rodríguez.
28 de diciembre de 1633
Pedro del Corral, viudo de Ana de Alvarado ; con Francisca de Alba Centeno, hija de Jerónimo de Alba y Ana Centeno.
16 de noviembre de 1634
Pedro de Arbizo, hijo legítimo de Tomás de Arbizo y María de Torda, de la villa de Jampi, provincia de Vizcaya en los reinos de Castilla ; con María de Guido, viuda de Francisco Martínez e hija de Roque Rodríguez Torrero y María de Guido..
25 de noviembre de 1635
Diego Leal, hijo legitimo de Manuel Leal y Juana Rodríguez ; con Catalina de Vitoria, hija de Roque de Olivera y Juliana de Vitoria.
2 de febrero de 1638
Juan Gómez de Santa María y Agustina de Guido, hija de Roque Rodríguez Torrero y María de Guido.
6 de mayo de 1638
Diego de Borja, de la real audiencia de la ciudad ; con María de Toledo y Covarrubias, hija de Don Juan Juárez de Covarrubias e Inés de Herrera.
7 de enero de 1639
Diego Suárez de Figueroa, viudo de Clara de Silva, vecino de la ciudad de México ; con Teresa de Alarcón.
2 de julio de 1640
Capitán Don Joseph de la Paz y Toledo, hijo legítimo del capitán Manuel Hernández de la Paz y Juana de Toledo y Valdivia, vecinos de la ciudad de Santiago de Guatemala ; con Doña María de Mena Valdivia y Toledo, hija legítima de Antonio Ramírez, escribano público de esta ciudad y de Doña Leonor de Valdivia y Toledo.
2 de mayo de 1641
Cristóbal Rendón , hijo legitimo de Juan Rendón y Leonor de Vargas ; con Isabel Velásquez, hija de Diego Felipe Velásquez y Lorenza de la Parra.
20 de febrero de 1642
Diego de Villegas, hijo de Luis de Villegas y Ana Pérez ; con María Mexía, hija de Miguel de Pedroza y Bernardina de Lupiana.
3 de mayo de 1642
Nicolás de Origel, hijo de Juan Velásquez Origel, y Catalina Velásquez ; con María de Guido, vecinos de esta ciudad.
10 de mayo de 1643
Gaspar Hernández Romero, vecino del pueblo de Acámbaro, y María Álvarez de Sanabria.
11 de mayo de 1646
Juan de Cueva y Carvajal y Antonia de Vitoria.
6 de junio de 1646
Andrés de Cáceres y María de Castilleja.
29 de enero de 1647
Lucas de Zepeda e Inés de Ávalos.
10 de junio de 1647
Simón de Alexandre con María de la Huerta.
8 de agosto de 1647
Alonso Calderón y Úrsula de Acevedo
28 de mayo de 1651
Pedro Infante , con Antonia de Figueroa.
18 de octubre de 1651
Nicolás Trujillo con Josefa Moreno
12 de noviembre de 1653
Cristóbal de Orejón con Isabel Domínguez
10 de julio de 1654
Jacinto Navarro y Gregoria Carvajal
30 de agosto de 1656
Nicolás de Coria y Margarita de Borja y Rueda.
6 de diciembre de 1656
Francisco Tello con Úrsula de Villalobos
7 de enero de 1657
Nicolás de Origel, viudo de María de Guido ; con Mariana de Almonte
5 de enero de 1657
Nicolás de Padilla, vecino de Taximaroa ; con Doña María de Salmerón, vecina de esta ciudad.
5 de noviembre de 1658
Pedro de Alexandre Villarroel ; con Leonor de Mena y Valdivia, hija del Capitán Francisco de Mena y María de Valdivia.
5 de abril de 1660
Toribio Díaz de Arenas y Juana de Alba y Centeno
2 de febrero de 1661
Toribio del Rivero y Josefa de Guido.
7 de febrero de 1661
Diego Pérez de Pliego y Margarita de Alfaro
20 de febrero de 1662
Salvador Velásquez con Josefa Infante
Al paso de los años me he dado a la tarea de paleografíar los dos más antiguos libros de partidas de matrimonio existentes en el Archivo de la parroquia La Inmaculada de Jerez, Zac. Y ahora presentó la primera de varias partes que he realizado, concluyendo con esta parte el año de 1732, esperando sirva de algo esto que en mi tiempo libre he capturado para ti...
TALAVERA Andrés Cristóbal DE, indio, originario del pueblo de Tlaltenango y residente desde hace 6 años de la villa de Jerez, hijo legítimo de Nicolás de Talavera y de Juana Alvarez. Casado y velado por el Bachiller Juan Antonio de Aldrete en Jerez el 24 de febrero de 1732 con Tomasa López, india originaria del pueblo de Tlalcosahua y vecina desde hace 18 años de la villa de Jerez, hija legítima de Juan Alonso, difunto y de Lucia Magdalena. Padrinos: Tadeo Pinedo y Gertrudis de la Encarnación. Testigos: Juan Medrano y Pedro Medrano. Fojas: 8 vuelta y 9.
MARTÍNEZ CRISTOBAL, mulato libre, originario de la villa de Jerez, hijo legítimo de Luis Martínez y de Juana de la Cruz. Casado y velado por el Bachiller Juan Antonio de Aldrete en Jerez el 24 de febrero de 1732 con María Isabel de Escobedo, española, originaria de la jurisdicción de Jerez, hija legítima de Tomás de Escobedo y de Catalina de Avila. Padrinos: Juan Martínez y Tomasa Pérez. Testigos: Juan Medrano y Pedro Medrano. Foja: 9.
GONZALEZ Juan, coyote, originario de la villa de Jerez, hijo legítimo de Sebastián González y de Felipa de la Cruz. Casado y velado por el Bachiller don Salvador de la Vega en Jerez el 24 de febrero de 1732 con Ignacia Rodríguez, mestiza, originaria de la villa de Jerez, hija legítima de Francisco Rodríguez y de Salvadora Briseño. Padrinos: Nicolás Angón y Margarita de Haro. Testigos: Juan Medrano y Pedro Medrano. Foja: 9.
CORREA Juan Aparicio, español, originario de la jurisdicción de Jerez, hijo legítimo de Juan Correa y de Josefa Félix de Arellano. Casado y velado por el Bachiller Salvador de la Vega en Jerez el 25 de febrero de 1732 con Margarita de Chávez, española, originaria de la villa de Jerez, expuesta a las puertas de Pedro de Chávez. Padrinos: Miguel de Espinoza y María Brigida. Testigos: Vicente de Chávez y Diego de Acevedo. Foja: 9 vuelta.
JUAN JOSE DE SANTA CRUZ, indio, originario de la hacienda de El Cuidado, hijo legítimo de Antonio Martínez y de Pascuala Francisca. Casado y velado por el Bachiller Juan Antonio de Aldrete en Jerez el 25 de febrero de 1732 con Juana de Chávez, española, originaria del valle de Valparaíso y residente desde hace cuatro meses en la jurisdicción de Jerez, hija legítima de Pedro Solís y de María de Robles, difunta. Padrinos: Juan de los Santos y Juliana de Meza. Testigos: Juan Medrano y Pedro Medrano. Foja: 10.
MEJÍA Cristóbal, español, originario de la jurisdicción de Jerez, hijo legítimo de Nicolás de Mejía y de Antonia de Avila. Casado y velado por el Bachiller Juan Antonio de Aldrete en Jerez el 25 de febrero de 1732 con María Inés Muñoz, originaria de la villa de Jerez, expuesta a las puertas de María de Olague. Padrinos: Ignacio Marroquin y María Lugarda. Testigos: Juan de Medrano y Pedro de Medrano. Foja: 10.
RAMÍREZ Juan, mulato esclavo de Simón de Escobedo, hijo natural de Juana de la Cruz, difunta. Casado y velado por el Bachiller Juan Antonio de Aldrete en Jerez el 26 de febrero de 1732 con María Manuela Martínez, originaria del puesto de La Ermita, jurisdicción de Jerez, hija legítima de Juan Martínez, difunto y de Ángela de Santiago. Padrinos: Juan de Avila y María Pérez de la Rosa. Testigos: Juan Medrano y Pedro Medrano. Foja. 10.
OROZCO Pedro Antonio DE, español, originario y vecino de la jurisdicción de Jerez, hijo legítimo de Felipe Tello de Orozco y de Agustina Gutiérrez. Casado y velado por el Bachiller Juan Antonio de Aldrete en Jerez el 30 de abril de 1732 con Francisca Rodarte, española, originaria de la jurisdicción de Jerez ,hija legítima de Juan Rodarte, difunto y de María Ana Carrillo, y viuda de Lorenzo de Gaeta. Padrinos: Ventura de la O y Micaela Félix. Testigos: Juan Cabral y Cristóbal Román. Foja: 10 vuelta.
LUNA Gregorio José DE, español, vecino de la villa de Jerez, hijo legítimo de Bartolomé de Luna, difunto y de Tomasa de Olague. Casado y velado por el Bachiller Salvador de la Vega en Jerez el 7 de mayo de 1732 con Ana Gertrudis Carrillo, española, originaria de la villa de Jerez, hija legítima de Juan Carrillo Dávila y de Juana Félix. Padrinos: Andrés de Luna y Josefa Ciriaca de Salas. Testigos: Cayetano Rodarte y Sebastián Flores. Foja: 10 vuelta.
RON Antonio, español, originario de la villa de Jerez, expuesto a las puertas de don Pedro Alvarez de Ron, difunto. Casado y velado por el Bachiller don Salvador de la Vega en jerez el 12 de mayo de 1732 con María de Acevedo, española, originaria de la villa de jerez, hija legítima de Francisco de Acevedo, difunto y de Inés de Llanos y Valdés. Padrinos: Diego de la Torre y Margarita de Escobedo. Testigos: Juan de Medrano y Pedro de Medrano. ( mi ancestro) Foja: 10 vuelta – 11.
JUAN JOSE DE LOS SANTOS, indio, originario de Saín el Bajo y vecino desde hace 6 años en el ranchos de Los Pinedos, jurisdicción de Jerez, hijo legítimo de Santiago Hernández y de Nicolasa de Salas, difuntos. Casado y velado por el Bachiller Salvador de la Vega en Jerez el 14 de mayo de 1732 con Leonarda Cid, española, originaria del Rancho de Los Pinedos, jurisdicción de Jerez, hija legítima de José de Cid y de Dominga de Avila. Padrinos: Cayetano Rodarte y Juana Cid. Testigos: Sebastián Flores y Luis Pinedo. Foja: 11.
VILLAGÓMEZ Pedro DE, mestizo, originario del valle de Valparaíso, y vecino desde hace dos años en la jurisdicción de Jerez, hijo legítimo de Ignacio de Villagómez y de Sebastiana Cabral. Casado y velado por el Bachiller Juan Antonio de Aldrete en Jerez el 14 de mayo de 1732 con María de la Cruz, mestiza, originaria de la jurisdicción de Jerez, hija legítima de Juan de Barrios, difunto y de Antonia de Avila. Padrinos: Marcelino Bañuelos y Gregoria García. Testigos: Luis de Aguirre y Luis Pinedo. Foja: 11.
GUTIERREZ DE VRAGA Juan, español, originario y vecino de la ciudad de Zacatecas, hijo legítimo de Juan Estebán Gutiérrez y de Rosa de Braga. Casado y velado por el Bachiller don Bartolomé Cervantes Negrete en Jerez el 18 de mayo de 1732 con María Teresa de Aldrete, española, originaria del pueblo de del Ahualulco y vecina desde hace 5 años de la villa de Jerez, hija legítima de Francisco de Aldrete y de Francisca de los Reyes. Padrinos: el Capitán Jorge de Olague Etulaín y su esposa doña Francisca Pacheco de Güero. Testigos: los Bachiller don José Osorio Melgarejo, don Salvador de la Vega, don Antonio Cabrera y don Juan José Alvarez de Quiñones. Foja: 11-11 vuelta.
MELÉNDEZ Matías, español, originario del valle de Suchil, y residente desde hace más de un año en la jurisdicción de Jerez, hijo legítimo de Ambrosio Meléndez y de Juana Robles. Casado y velado por el Bachiller Juan Antonio de Aldrete en Jerez el 2 de junio de 1732 con Juana de Dios, india, originaria de la punta, jurisdicción de la villa del Nombre de Dios y vecina desde hace 6 años de la jurisdicción de Jerez, hija legítima de Francisco Turrón y de Teresa de la Cruz. Padrinos: Testigos: Juan Medrano y Pedro Medrano. Foja: 11 vuelta.
CUEBA Y CARABAJAL don Manuel DE LA, vecino de la villa de Jerez, hijo legítimo de don Lázaro de la Cueva Carabajal y de Juana López, difunta. Casado y velado por el Bachiller Salvador de la Vega en Jerez el 5 de junio de 1732 con María Magdalena Caldera, española, vecina de la jurisdicción de Jerez, hija legítima de José Caldera y de Alfonsa Ortiz. Padrinos: Cristóbal de Avila y María Gutiérrez. Testigos: Juan de Medrano, Cristóbal Román y Julián de Ayala. Foja: 12.
BAÑUELOS José, español, originario de la villa de Jerez, hijo legítimo de Dionicio Bañuelos y de Juana de Olague. Casado y velado por el Bachiller Salvador de la Vega en Jerez el 5 de junio de 1732 con Lugarda Brigida de Barrios, española, originaria de la villa de Jerez, hija natural de María de Barrios. Padrinos: Cristóbal de Olague y María de la Rosa. Testigos: Luis Muñoz y José Carrillo. Foja: 12.
GALLEGOS Francisco, español, originario de la villa de Jerez, hijo legítimo de José Gallegos y de Sebastiana Carrillo, difunta. Casado y velado por el Bachiller Salvador de la Vega en Jerez el 8 de junio de 1732 con Nicolasa de la Torre, española, originaria de la villa de Jerez, hija legítima de Roque de la Torre y de doña Juana Mújica de la Torre, difunta. Padrinos: José Caldera y Magdalena Caldera. Testigos: José de la Torre y Francisco de Castro. Foja: 12 vuelta.
LAMAS Juan DE, español, originario de la jurisdicción de Jerez, hijo legítimo de Jacinto de Lamas, difunto y de Beatriz González. Casado y velado por el Bachiller Salvador de la Vega en Jerez el 8 de junio de 1732 con Mónica Margarita de Sifuentes, española, originaria de la jurisdicción de Jerez, hija legítima de Pedro Sifuentes, difunto y de Ana de Robles. Padrinos: Miguel Caldera y Gertrudis Fernández. Testigos: Juan Medrano y Pedro Medrano. Foja: 12 vuelta.
RUEDAS Sebastián Tadeo DE, español, originario y vecino del Real y Minas de Sombrerete y vecino desde hace 12 años de la jurisdicción de Jerez, hijo legítimo de Nicolás de Ruedas y de Juana de Castañeda, difuntos. Casado y velado por el Bachiller Salvador de la Vega en Jerez el 15 de junio de 1732 con Quiteria de Acuña, española, hija legítima de Clemente de Acuña y de Isabel Caldera, vecinos de la jurisdicción de Jerez. Padrinos: Alejandro Juárez y María de la Cañada. Testigos: Juan Medrano y Pedro Medrano. Foja: 13.
GONZALEZ Agustín, español, originario y vecino de la villa de Jerez, hijo legítimo de Juan González y de Juana Robles, difunta. Casado y velado por el Bachiller Salvador de la Vega en Jerez el 30 de junio de 1732 con Juana Josefa Ledesma, española, originaria y vecina de la jurisdicción de Jerez, hija legítima de Santiago de Ledesma, difunto y de Lorenza de Avila. Padrinos: José Navarro y Margarita Ramírez. Testigos: Juan Medrano y Pedro Medrano. Foja: 13 vuelta.
LOPEZ DE LA MADRID Juan José, español, originario de la villa de Jerez, hijo legítimo de don Juan López de la Madrid y de doña Teresa Sánchez Castellanos. Casado y velado por el Bachiller Salvador de la Vega en Jerez el 21 de julio de 1732 con Gertrudis Joaquina, española, originaria de la villa de Jerez, hija legítima de Lorenzo Pinedo y de Josefa Gamboa. Padrinos: Juan José Ontiveros y María Gertrudis Pinedo. Testigos: Juan Medrano y Pedro Medrano. Foja: 13 vuelta.
JIMÉNEZ Francisco Javier, español, originario de la ciudad de Querétaro y vecino desde hace un año de la villa de Jerez, expuesto a las puertas del Bachiller don Juan Jiménez de El Guante, difunto, vicario que fue de dicha Ciudad. Casado y velado por el Bachiller Juan Antonio de Aldrete en jerez el 30 de julio de 1732 con Felipa Gertrudis de Aguirre, mulata libre, originaria de la ciudad de Zacatecas, y residente desde hace 16 años en la villa de Jerez, hija legítima de Leonardo Lázaro de Aguirre y de Antonia Jiménez. Padrinos: Juan de Córdoba y Josefa de Zarate. Testigos: Juan Medrano y Pedro Medrano. Foja: 13 vuelta.
AGUIRRE Juan DE, español, originario de la villa de Jerez, y viudo desde hace 3 años por muerte de Isabel de Jaramillo. Casado y velado por el Bachiller Juan Antonio de Aldrete en Jerez el 4 de agosto de 1732 con Juana Petrona, española, originaria del Fresnillo, y residente desde hace más de 4 meses en el puesto de Martín Chiquito, jurisdicción de la villa de Jerez, hija natural de Magdalena de Escobar. Padrinos: Juan de Silva y María Magdalena. Testigos: Juan Medrano y Pedro Medrano. Foja: 14.
MURO Francisco Javier DEL, español, originario de la villa Gutiérrez de la Águila, y residente en la villa de Jerez, hijo legítimo de Francisco del Muro, difunto y de Francisca de Salas. Casado y velado por el Bachiller Juan Antonio de Aldrete en Jerez el 6 de agosto de 1732 con Estefanía de la Torre, española, originaria de la villa de Jerez, hija legítima de Pedro de la Torre y de Rosa María Flores. Padrinos: Vicente del Muro y María Gálvez de Alvera. Testigos: Juan Medrano y Pedro Medrano. Foja: 14 vuelta.
MEDRANO Cornelio, español, originario de la villa de Jerez, hijo legítimo de Juan de Medrano y de Teodora de la Torre, difunta. Casado y velado el Bachiller Salvador de la Vega en Jerez el 16 de agosto de 1732 con doña Juana Carrillo, hija legítima de don José Carrillo y de doña Francisca de la Torre. Padrinos: Manuel de la Torre y Simona Torres. Testigos: Juan Medrano y Pedro Medrano. Foja: 14.
MARTINEZ José, coyote, originario de la villa Gutiérrez del Águila, y residente desde hace un año en la villa de Jerez, hijo legítimo de Felipe Martínez, difunto y de María Francisca. Casado y velado por el Bachiller Salvador de la Vega en Jerez el 10 de septiembre de 1732 con María Martínez, española, originaria y vecina de la jurisdicción de Jerez, hija legítima de Ventura Martínez y de María Díaz, difunta. Padrinos: Francisco de Meza y Tomasa Pasillas. Testigos: Juan Medrano y Pedro Medrano. Foja: 14 vuelta.
RIO Francisco Teodoro DEL, español, originario de la villa de jerez, hijo legítimo de Miguel del Río y de Lorenza Ortiz de San Pedro. Casado y velado por el Bachiller Salvador de la Vega en Jerez el 7 de octubre de 1732 con María Gertrudis Lozano, española, originaria de la villa de Jerez, hija legítima de José Lozano y de Bernarda González. Padrinos: Francisco Javier García y Josefa Gallegos. Testigos: Juan Medrano y Pedro Medrano. Foja: 15.
NAVA Juan José Antonio DE, indio, originario de la villa de Jerez, hijo natural de Matiana de Nava. Casado y velado por el Bachiller Juan Antonio de Aldrete en Jerez el 13 de octubre de 1732 con Micaela Flores, mestiza, originaria de la villa de Jerez hija legítima de Juan Flores y de Francisca González. Padrinos: Gregorio de los Reyes y María de la Encarnación. Testigos: Juan Medrano y Pedro Medrano. Foja: 15 vuelta.
CASAS Juan DE, español, originario y vecino de la villa, hijo legítimo de Pascual de Casas, difunto y de Antonia de Miranda. Casado y velado por el Bachiller Salvador de la Vega en Jerez el 19 de octubre de 1732 con Clara de la Torre, española, originaria de la villa de Jerez, hija legítima de Domingo de la Torre y de María Manuela Torres. Padrinos: Miguel Correa y Anastasia de Miranda. Testigos: Juan Medrano y Pedro de Medrano. Foja: 15 vuelta.
CHAVEZ José DE, mestizo, originario de Sierra de Pinos y residente desde hace 12 años en la jurisdicción de Jerez, hijo legítimo de Juan de Chávez y María Navarro, difuntos. Casado y velado en Jerez el 23 de octubre de 1732 con Antonia Meléndez, española, originaria del Real del Fresnillo, y vecina desde hace 10 años de la villa de jerez, hija de José Meléndez y de María de la Encarnación, y viuda desde hace 5 meses de Bernabé Velázquez. Padrinos: Agustín José y Juana Meléndez. Testigos: Juan Medrano y Pedro Medrano. Foja: 15 vuelta.
MONJONEL Juan José, español, originario de la villa de Jerez, hijo legítimo de Pablo Monjonel y de Florencia Pacheco, difuntos. Casado y velado por el Bachiller Juan Antonio de Aldrete en Jerez el 6 de noviembre de 1732 con María Magdalena del Río, española, originaria de la villa de Jerez, hija legítima de Mateo del Río y de Gertrudis García. Padrinos: don Francisco Javier Zesati y doña Francisca Quiroz. Testigos: Pedro de Medrano y Juan de Medrano. Foja: 16.
JUÁREZ Clemente, mestizo, originario de la villa de Jerez, hijo legítimo de Juan Juárez y de Matiana de Espinoza. Casado y velado Juan Antonio de Aldrete en Jerez el 26 de noviembre de 1732 con Juana María, mulata libre, originaria de la jurisdicción de Jerez, hija legítima de Pedro Sánchez y de Juana de la Encarnación, difunta. Padrinos: Fernando de Horta y Josefa Rosales. Testigos: Juan Medrano y Pedro Medrano. Foja: 16 vuelta.
BIBLIOGRAFÍA:Archivo de la Parroquia La Inmaculada de Jerez, Zac. Area: Sacramental. Sección: Matrimonios. Serie: Partidas y certificaciones. Subserie: general. Caja: 139. Libro: 3/6. Expediente 1. Fojas: 196. Fechas: 1° agosto 1731 - 3 mayo de 1745.
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A world-renowned authority on the culture, language, and history of the native peoples of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Alegría founded the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña and the Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Puerto Rico y el Caribe.
“ I was greatly motivated by my father, the writer Jose Alegría, who taught me to dearly love Puerto Rico and to be proud of our history and culture.”
Director of institutions of culture and learning, exhibition curator, and author of more than 20 books, Alegría has dedicated his life to preserving Puerto Rican history and culture. He was selected by Luis Muñoz Marín, Puerto Rico’s first elected governor, to head the Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, where he created an awareness of the commonwealth’s cultural history, from its pre-Columbian inhabitants to the present day
“ When I started the restoration of Old San Juan, people said everything should be torn down and that we should make it a ‘little New York.’ But that was because of their ignorance about the historic importance of the city to both Puerto Rico and the U.S.”
Alegría was a pioneer scholar in the study of the culture of the Tainos, the native peoples who existed in Puerto Rico before Columbus’ arrival. He has also transcribed many Puerto Rican folktales, which are an important link to the island’s African, Native American, and Hispanic past.
“ If we know ourselves better, then we will be prouder of who we are, what we have, and what we want to preserve.”
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Soy natural de Cortegana un pueblo en la provincia de Huelva, en Andalucia, casado con dos hijos y dos nietos, tengo 73 años. He pertenecido durante muchos años a la Banca, de ellos 15 como Director y he trabajado en empresas españolas en Portugal, Senegal, Guinea Biussau y Gambia.
Siempre he sentido inclinación por escribir y la investigación histórica y cuando me jubile profesionalmente, me dedique a escribir en prensa y alguna que otra cosa en forma de libro, que creo publicaré algún día. Tambien fui Gerente de un periodico local. Actualmente escribo en "Odiel Información", de Huelva, que es un periodico diario de tipo regional y en el "Jornal do Algarve" un semanario portugués de la región del Algarve. Tengo hechas algunas investigaciones sobre acontecimientos relacionados con las historias de Huelva y del sur de Portugal.
Publicado en febrero de 2004, en “Odiel Información”
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Nos gusta buscar los nombres de esas personas que aun cuando no lo supieron influyeron en el carácter y forma de actuar de muchos onubenses, aunque ellos no pudieron reconocerlo.Eran auténticos luchadores que embarcados en una cáscara de nuez, porque los barcos que ellos llevaban eran como una cáscara de nuez en una bañera, iban desde España a América para ganar un sustento que aquí no conseguían en mucho tiempo y por ese afán de aventura que siempre han tenido los onubenses.Huelva dio muchos hombres para la aventura americana, pero uno de los pueblos con mas tradición marinera en nuestra costa es Lepe, y Cristóbal Rodríguez era natural de Lepe, hijo de Juan Rodríguez y de Ana Maria Fernández, y poco después de casarse con Catalina de la Feria se enroló como despensero en la nave Trinidad, de la expedición de Fernando de Magallanes que dio la vuelta al mundo, aunque Magallanes no llegó al final al encontrar la muerte en Filipinas.Cristóbal Rodríguez fue de los españoles que murieron en la traición de la isla de Cebú.Para los que no lo recuerden, se conoce por la Traición de la isla de Cebú, a una emboscada que el rey de aquella isla tendió a los españoles que estaban fondeados en su bahía, invitándolos con el pretexto de entregarles un regalo especial para el Rey de España. Cuando estaban los españoles en la comida, el filipino ordenó a sus hombres que pasaran a cuchillo a todos los españoles que habían bajado, que según unos autores fueron 24, otros dicen de 28 y hay quien llega hasta 32.Los pocos que quedaban en el barco vieron desde lejos como asesinaban a sus compañeros, pero como eran tan pocos, nada pudieron hacer ante aquellas salvajadas que veían en la playa.
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De forma accidental ha caído en mis manos un trabajo del onubense Francisco Canterla publicado en 1983 y que creo es muy interesante para todos los que sentimos lo onubense de cerca.
Titula Canterla el estudio “ Hombres de Huelva en la América del siglo XVI” y en él hace comentarios sobre 136 de los 487 expedientes referentes a nuestra provincia que se encuentran registrados en la Sección de Contratación del Archivo General de Indias. Estos son los documentos “enviados por los Juzgados de difuntos que eran los que tenían la misión de garantizar que los bienes de los españoles fallecidos en Indias, sin descendientes legítimos en aquellas tierras, se liquidasen en almoneda pública y su importe se remitiera a la Casa de Contratación de Sevilla para que pasara a poder de sus legítimos herederos”.
De los 136 expedientes hay 40 de naturales de Ayamonte, 27 de Moguer, 12 de Huelva, 11 de Lepe, 7 de Palos de la Frontera, y otros de menores cantidades y que oscilan entre los 3 y l. También en las listas de profesiones la que tiene mayor contingente es la de marineros con 58 individuos, pero también hay mercaderes, labradores y ganaderos, grumetes, pilotos y clérigos.
Dice Canterla que “sería interesantes estudiar la repercusión que en el orden económico tuvo en nuestra provincia el dinero llegado por esta procedencia. Sobre todo, en el caso concreto del ornato de las iglesias, que fue muchas veces decisivo”.
Estas pequeñas perlas contribuyen a conocer mas de cerca nuestra historia y los hombres de nuestros pueblos que se aventuraron en aquellos momentos, unos voluntariamente y otros por necesidad, a dejar a familia y a todos para marchar a lo desconocido.
Los nombres de aquellas personas hoy están ignorados incluso en las poblaciones de donde son naturales.
En diferentes crónicas hemos efectuado una detallada revisión de los oriundos de las distintas poblaciones de la provincia de Huelva que formaban parte de las tripulaciones de los barcos con los que Fernando de Magallanes inició su viaje para descubrir una nueva ruta para llegar a las especias y que no pudo terminar ya que fue asesinado.Hemos localizado personas de diferentes pueblos de la costa y de la llanura, pero escudriñando un poco mas hemos encontrado a dos personas de la serranía onubense.Estuve buscando con la esperanza de encontrar alguien de mi pueblo, Cortegana, pero no encontré ninguno. Pero si hallé a un vecino de Almonaster la Real, que figuró como “sobresaliente” en la nao Concepción y murió junto a Magallanes en el combate de Mactán el 27 de abril de 1521. Su nombre era Juan de la Torre y había dejado en su pueblo a su esposa Juana Serrano.La otra persona que encontré se llamaba Lázaro de Torres, su esposa era Leonor. Era hijo del “físico” de Aracena, Pedro Alonso y su esposa Elvira Gómez. También entró de “sobresaliente” en la Trinidad y bajo a tierra en Tenerife, según parece con autorización de Magallanes, porque no se cuenta como desertor. En la tripulación fue sustituido en el mes de octubre de 1519 por Hernán López.Por mas que he leído y releído la información que poseo sobre esta gran aventura y no he encontrado mas marineros serranos, aunque, pensándolo bien, no creo que en aquellos tiempos hubiera mucha gente de tierra adentro que se aventurara a emprender estos viajes.
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Algo que me llamó mucho la atención en el libro “Naufragios” de Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, es la importancia que tuvo para salvar la vida de los componentes de la expedición de Pánfilo de Narváez, el esclavo negro de Andrés Dorantes de Gibraleón, llamado Estevanico.
Según se desprende del relato que hace Cabeza de Vaca, aunque quitándole importancia, porque al fin y al cabo era un esclavo, Estevanico lograba comunicarse en los dialectos de las tribus que iban encontrando, lo que generaba confianza entre los nativos y permitía que permaneciesen los cuatro supervivientes durante algún tiempo en las tribus. Además según parece fue Estevanico el que llevaba la voz cantante cuando se dedicaban a curar enfermos, con lo que hacían que era una mezcla de curanderismo y hechicería adulterado, porque solo tenían ideas muy elementales sobre el tema y añadían a todo mucho teatro.
Que se sanasen enfermos con solo ponerles la mano encima, considero era normal entre gente primitiva que veían a los españoles casi como dioses y estaban sugestionados con los poderes que les atribuían. Pero lo que mas me llamó la atención es que entendiesen los dialectos.
Pero leyendo, leyendo, me entero que en la época colonizadora, los monarcas españoles acostumbraban a incluir en las expediciones uno o dos africanos, porque al parecer los musulmanes tenían una mayor facilidad para comunicarse en el dialecto de los indios. Fernández de Oviedo observó que los nativos usaban palabras castellanas sin haberlo aprendido de nadie.
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|David Glasgow Farragut was born July 5, 1801, at Campbell's Station, a few miles southwest of Knoxville, Tenn. He was the second of five children of Jorge Farragut who was born on the Spanish island of Minorca, and Elizabeth Shine Farragut of North Carolina. Jorge was employed in the Caribbean merchant trade in 1776 when he decided to join the American colonists in their fight for freedom against the British. The Spanish mariner served his adopted country throughout the American Revolution where his heroic exploits earned him the special thanks of the governor of South Carolina.|
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Whether you're networking with fellow researchers that you find on this website, on www.familysearch.org or other websites, a few small tips can make your success even more productive:
1. When contacting a fellow researcher for the first time, (usually by email in this day and age), be sure to address the following in the first paragraph: who you are, the line of research you are referring to, how you connect (or think you connect) into the line, and where you found the person's research and contact information. Addressing these items will immediately answer most concerns that the recipients will have.
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If you offer to trade information, that might convince others to trade with you. If you do not have that much information, be honest about it. Honesty is always the best policy. Telling some researchers up front that I don't have much information has always served me best.
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|California Mixtecs Glimpse Their Past in Ancient Manuscripts|
Source: U.S. News & World Report, Feb 23/Mar 1, 2004
Rather than a single migration of Clovis people, "there were clearly several waves of human exploration," says Douglas Wallace, a geneticist at the University of California-Irvine. Wallace's DNA studies of American natives identify at least five genetically distinct waves, four from Asia and one possibly of European descent, the earliest of which could have arrive more than 20,000 years ago. that diversity jibes with research by linguists who argue that the Americas' 143native language we couldn't possibly have all developed from a single 11,5000-year-old-tongue. And if they had, then the languages would be most diverse along the mainland route the Clovis people traveled.
In fact, the number of languages is greatest along the Pacific coast, adding to suspicions that at least some of the first immigrants came that way.
Clovis-style spear points recovered from barrier islands near the Chesapeake Bay and inland in Virginia and Pennsylvania bear a striking resemblance to tools made by the ancient Solutrean people of northern Spain, leading some to speculate about a pre-historic crossing of the Atlantic.
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Scientists have stumbled on a minute genetic shift that may underlie a key difference between humans and our ape relatives - brain size. Because jaw muscles constrict skull growth by attaching to the top of the skull, the advent of weaker jaws may have given our ancestor's noggins room to get bigger.
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FRESNO, Calif.--When the Spanish arrived in Latin America, part of their conquest campaign involved destroying the culture of indigenous people. One aspect of this cultural holocaust in Mexico was the burning thousands of ancient books called "codices," in which indigenous people recorded their history, myths, ceremonies, economic systems and daily life.
For some Mexican immigrants to this agricultural Central Valley area, the codices are a revelation, boosting pride in their roots. For researchers, the Mixtec Indian immigrants are a potential goldmine, providing a new generation of increasingly educated persons who still speak the Mixtec language, and might some day provide keys to deciphering Mixtec manuscripts.
"There is a movement of resurgence of the indigenous identity and consciousness -- immigration has a lot to do with it," says anthropologist Dr. Bonnie Bade, an anthropologist at California State University San Marcos, who studies Mixtec culture. Although their lives and communities have lately been shaped by the disruptions of migration, both in their home Oaxaca region of Mexico and the United States, the recovery of historical memory has helped the Mixtec culture grow more robust, say specialists familiar with them.
Their valued codices did not always demand the global respect they do today. The so-called Nuttal Codex, a lengthy history of the Mixtecs, was sent to Rome during the 15th century. Catholic Church authorities declared, "The document was probably intended for the amusement of children but was so foolish that it could only bore them."
In a moment that typified the coming together of the immigrants with their ancient history, Binational Indigenous Oaxacan Front recently organized a talk here on the codices by Dr. Bade, aided by handouts. In the audience were some of the 60,000 farm laborers hailing from Oaxaca in the area. "I am Mixtec, but I wasn't aware of this part of our culture, and it makes me feel proud," said laborer Fausto Sánchez, 35, a resident of Arvin.
"The codices are proof that they pertain to an ancient, sophisticated, creative culture that constitutes a true historical and cultural wealth," Bade said later.
Continent-wide, the population growth rate of indigenous groups is higher than that of non-Indians. The bonfires set by clergymen that burned books across the Americas in the wake of the conquest, destroying most codices, impede study of the cultures that continue to influence large regions of the continent.
Seven Mixtec codices were saved from the conquistadors, however, including the Nuttal Codex. They were sent to Europe by the first conquerors as gifts and proof of the existence of the New World. Once there, the codices changed hands as they were borrowed, lent and presented as gifts.
Written in a kind of hieroglyph by native priests, the codices were made primarily out of deer hide and coated with lime, giving them a white color, on which text was drawn with ink made from plants and seeds. Mixtec communities no longer maintain their pre-Columbian writing traditions.
Some in the Fresno audience expressed indignation that only one of the seven codices -- the so-called Colombino -- remained in Mexico. The others are in European institutions.
Deciphering the codices is a difficult task. In ancient Mixtec society, only the upper class had access to the written language. Today, many Mixtec in Oaxaca, and some here, remain illiterate.
"It is you, the new generations, who can change things," Bade told the Central Valley audience in Spanish, which most speak. "The majority of the investigations are in the hands of Europeans or Americans, but there needs to be greater participation by people who speak the Mixtec language, like you."
Several young people appeared inspired by the talk and pictures, expressing a desire to engage in new research. Currently, only one Mixtec, Gabina Aurora Perez, a Oaxacan, is known for her participation in deciphering the codices. Perez teamed up with her husband, a Dutch scholar, to work on the codices, and currently lives in Holland.
In Mexico, social stigmas and a political bias against the indigenous mean Indians may not tout or even identify strongly with their ancestry. For indigenous Mexican immigrants in the United States, that is changing. In the Central Valley, individuals may identify themselves as Mixtec, or as members of other Oaxacan groups, such as Zapotec or Triqui.
The spark for a strengthened indigenous movement in the Americas came with the 500-year commemoration in 1992 of the Spanish conquest of the Americas. But now immigration is a factor, because newcomers to the United States may become involved with identity and native pride groups in a way they never did at home.
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