Founding Families of Reynosa, Tamps., Mex.
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(Founded 14 Mar 1749)

This is an attempt to compile a list of the founding families of Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico. The town of Reynosa was founded by Jose de Escandon on March 14, 1749. As my source, I have used Guillermo Garmendia Leal's book Fundadores de Tamaulipas 1748-1770 in which he documents several censuses from this period for various settlements in Tamaulipas. I have gone one step beyond in that I have compiled the list of names into families.

Notes:

bulletSurnames of father and mother are in dark green, father's surname in CAPS
bulletExtra facts not in original census are in blue and are from families contained in the Genealogy Database
bulletThe surnames BALLI shows up as VALLIN in this list
bulletA "*" indicates the family is contained in the Genealogy Database

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From the Census of 16 June 1750

Family of...

  1. Joseph Pheliz BARRERA, Mestizo
    3 children, m. 7 Jan 1744 in Monterrey NL
    Maria Magdalena Tijerina, Spaniard
    1. Joseph Dionicio, Age: infant
    2. Maria Gregoria, Age: 5
    3. Pedro Joseph, Age: 2
  2. Cristobal CANO, Spaniard 6 children m. Cadereyta 25 sep 1726, former residents of Pilon N.L.
    Maria Garcia, Spaniard
    1. Antonio, Age: 4
    2. Maria Eugenia, Age: 7
    3. Joseph, Age: 9
    4. Cristobal, Age: 10
    5. Maria Magdalena, Age: 14
    6. Pedro Miguel, Age: 16
    7. Antonia Gertrudis, Spaniard, m. J. Miguel Garza, no children, born in Cadereyta N.L
  3. Carlos CANTU, [Capitan], Spaniard, 6 children, former residents de Monterrey
    Maria Gertrudis Cavazos, Spaniard
    1. Nicolas, Age: 1
    2. Felipe, Age: 5
    3. Jose Antonio, Age: 10
    4. Josefa Gertrudis, Age: 12
    5. Jose Manuel, Age: 15
    6. Jose Carlos Baptised: 17 Feb 1733 in Monterrey N.L.
    7. Anna Josefa, Age: 21
  4. * Nicolas CANTU GARZA,
    son of Jose Cantu and Gertrudis Garza
    Spaniard 1 child, b. Monterrey NL, d. 1780, Reynosa
    Anna Josepha Cavazos Ochoa
    daughter of Juan Cavazos and Ermenegilda Ochoa
    Spaniard, 1 child, b. Monterrey N.L.
  5. * Juan CAVAZOS FERNANDEZ
    son of Jose Cavazos and Jacinta Fernandez (b. 1659)
    Jose son of Juan Cavazos del Campo b. Santa Maria Espaņa, m. abt 1630, d. 15 Jun 1683 Monterrey and Elena de la Garza Rodriguez
    Jacinta daughter of Diego Fernandez de Castro Rodriguez ( 1603 -1672) and Ana Maria de la Cerda Santos Coy

    Spaniard, 2 children, m. 10 Jul 1716 Monterrey N.L
    Ermenegilda Ochoa Lozano
    daughter of Blas Ochoa and Antonia Lozano (1672-29 Mar 1761)
    Blas and Antonia m. 18 Aug 1893 Monterrey, N.L

    Spaniard, 2 children, m. 10 Jul 1716 Monterrey NL.
    1. Jose Antonio Baptised: 21 aug 1735, Monterrey
    2. Maria Josefa, Age: 18
  6. * Joseph Onofre CAVAZOS FERNANDEZ
    son of Juan Cavazos and Jacinta Fernandez
    Spaniard, 7 children, m. in Monterrey N.L. 1734
    Maria Gertrudis Garza Garza
    daughter of Agustin Garza (b. 1691) and Maria Josefa Garza (b. 1693)
    Agustin son of Francisco de la Garza Garcia and Gertrudis Ochoa de la Garza Falcon
    7 children, m. Monterrey 1734, b. Monterrey N.L.
    1. Jose Francisco, Age: 1 yr 6 mo
    2. Jose Matias, Age: 3
    3. Maria Antonia, Age: 5
    4. Anna Francisca, Age: 7
    5. Antonio, Age: 9
    6. Juan Jose, Age: 11 Baptised: 3 Dec 1737 Monterrey
    7. Ana Josefa, Age: 13
  7. Juan Antonio CAVAZOS [soldier]
    Spaniard, Age: 40
    Margarita Villarreal
    no children
  8. Pedro Francisco CAVAZOS, [soldier] unmarried
    Spaniard,, Age: 26
  9. Pedro Joseph CAVAZOS, [soldier] unmarried
    Spaniard,, Age: 20
  10. Ascencio FARIAS, [soldier]
    Spaniard,, Age: 26 , 1 daughter
    Anna Maria Benavides,
    Spaniard, 1 daughter
    1. (Nina), Age: infant
  11. Antonio Alejandro FERNANDEZ GARZA
    son of ____ Fernandez and Micaela Garza
    Spaniard, 2 children
    Maria Barbosa
    Spaniard, 2 children
    1. Jose Tomas, Age: 3
    2. Maria Ignacia, Age: 5
  12. ____ FERNANDEZ, [deceased]
    Michaela de la Garza
    Spaniard 2 children, husband d. Reynosa (among first settlers)
    1. Bartolome Age: 16
    2. Clara Gertrudis Age: 17
    3. Joseph Eugenio married to Nicolasa Trevino
      Spaniard, no children,(wife widow of Pedro Tijerina)
  13. Pedro Joseph FLORES
    Maria Abrego
    Spaniards, 3 children
    1. Jose, infant
    2. Isabel, Age: 2
    3. Manuel, Age: 4
  14. Nicolas FLORES
    Maria San Miguel
    Mestizos, 1 child
    1. Jose Alejandro, infant
  15. * Lazaro FLORES
    Margarita Villarreal
    Spaniards, 2 children
    1. Maria, infant
    2. Antonio, Age: 2
  16. Joachin GALVAN
    Maria Luisa ____
    Mestizos, 3 children
    1. Francisca, Age: 2
    2. Juana, Age: 11
    3. Pedro, Age: 16
  17. Ascencio DE LA GARZA
    Jacoba Galvan
    Spaniard, Age: 51 , widow, 2 children, former residents of Monterrey NL
    1. Feliz Lorenzo Baptised: 19 Dec 1734, Monterrey
    2. Xavier, Age: 19 Baptised: 23 Sep 1731, Monterrey
    3. Miguel, married to Antonia Cano
      P-Garza,Ascencio M-Galvan,M.Jcba
      Spaniard, no children, b. Coahuila (Monclova)
  18. Esteban DE LA GARZA FALCON
    son of Diego Garza and Ana Cantu
    Maria de la Encarnacion Luna
    daughter of J. Miguel Luna and Josefa Hinojosa
    Spaniard, 3 children, b. Cadereyta NL 20 Nov 1741
    1. Jose Antonio Age: 4
    2. Jose Age: 6
    3. Maria Age: 7
  19. Diego DE LA GARZA, [Sergeant] widower
    1. Josefa, Age: 10
    2. Jose Lorenzo, Age: 12
  20. Ignacio DE LA GARZA
    Anna Maria Fernandez
    Spaniards, 1 Child
    1. Maria Leonarda Age: 2
  21. Juan Ignacio GONZALEZ
    2 children, former residents of partido de Cerralvo N.L.
    Josepha Vela
    2 children, former residents of Cerralvo N.L.
    1. Maria, Age: 13
    2. Francisco, Age: 25
  22. Marcos GONZALEZ, Mestizo
    Matiana Guerra
    former residents of los ranchos de China N.L.
    1. Gregoria, Age: 2
    2. Antonia, Age: 4
    3. Jose, Age: 9
    4. Juana, Age: 10
    5. Maria, Age: 13
    6. Marcelo, Age: 17
  23. Phelipe GUZMAN
    Mestizo, 1 Hijo
    Gertrudis Serrano
    Spaniard, 1 Hijo
    1. Domingo, Age: 23
  24. Juan GUZMAN
    Castizo, 6 children
    Maria Flores
    Mestiza, 6 children
    1. Maria, Age: 5
    2. Jose Nazario, Age: 8
    3. Pedro Luis, Age: 9
    4. Jose, Age: 14
    5. Maria Nicolasa, Age: 15
    6. Jose Matias, Age: 20
  25. Joseph JASO
    Mestizo, former residents of Cerralvo
    Juana Bautista Fernandez,
    Mestiza, 5 children, m. Cadereyta 23 Sep 1740
    1. Joseph Bernardo Age: infant
    2. Maria Josepha Age: 2
    3. Joseph Tadeo Age: 5
    4. Rosa Gertrudis Age: 7
    5. Maria Rita Age: 10
  26. Francisco Xavier DE-LEON
    Mestizo, Age: 23, former residents of Cadereyta N.L.
    Catharina Cano
    daughter of Cristobal Cano and Maria Garcia
    Spaniard, 2 children, m. Cadereyta NL 2 Feb 1746.
    1. Niņo, infant
    2. Maria, Age: 3
  27. Santiago LONGORIA, unmarried
    Spaniard,, Age: 26
  28. Domingo MARTINEZ [soldier] M
    Spaniard, Age: 40 , 5 children
    Maria Casilda Lerma
    Spaniard, 5 children
    1. Magdalena Age: 2
    2. Joseph Manuel Age: 3
    3. Joseph Raymundo Age: 3
    4. Maria Theodora Age: 14
    5. Maria Josepha Age: 15
  29. Francisco RAMIREZ
    Aldonsa Fajardo
    Mestizos, 10 children, former residents of Monterrey N.L. in 1731
    1. Francisco Alejo, Age: 7
    2. Francisco Cayetyear, Age: 8
    3. Ildephonso, Age: 14
    4. Dionicio, Age: 16
    5. Ana Maria, Age: 18
    6. Antonia Paula, Age: 19 Baptised: 3 Jul 1731 Monterrey, N.L.
    7. Juana Maria, Age: 20
    8. Jose, Age: 21
    9. Maria Gertrudis, Age: 22
    10. Jose Leonardo, Age: 23
  30. Agustin SAN MIGUEL
    Mestizo, 1 Hijo
    Maria de la Candelaria ____
    1 child
    1. Maria Ignacia Age: 1 year
  31. Miguel SANTA MARIA, unmarried
    Spaniard, Age: 31 , (taylor)
  32. Cristobal DE LOS SANTOS, widower
    Mestizo,, Age: 39 , 1 child
    1. Blas Age: 18
  33. Maria de los Santos, widow
    Mestiza,, Age: 38 , 5 children
    1. Joseph Maria Age: infant
    2. Juan Miguel Age: 4
    3. Pedro Age: 6
    4. Josepha Rosalia Age: 8
    5. Joseph Domingo Age: 12
  34. Juan de Dios DE LOS SANTOS
    Mestizo
    Maria de los Rios
    Mestiza, 1 child
    1. Joseph Age: 19
  35. Miguel TANGUMA
    Pardo, former residents of Pilon N.L.
    Pasquala Hernandez
    Parda, 4 children
    1. Juan Miguel Age: 3
    2. Juan Anttonio Age: 4
    3. Juana Age: 13
    4. Bartola Agustina Baptized 8 Sep 1731 in Pilon N.L.
  36. Pedro TIJERINA (deceased)
    former residents of Monterrey N.L.
    Nicolasa Trevino
    also married to Jose Eugenio Fernandez
    Spaniard, widow, 4 children, (married 2 times)
    1. Maria Rita Age: 14
    2. Anna Maria Age: 16
    3. Maria Seledonia Baptised: 6 Abr 1732 in Monterrey N.L.
    4. Maria Josepha Age: 28
  37. Cayetano TIJERINA, unmarried,
    Spaniard
  38. Joseph Mathias TIJERINA
    Maria Antonia Fernandez
    Spaniards, 1 Child
    1. Maria de la Concepcion Age: 2
  39. Santiago TORRES
    Mestizo, no children (widower)
    Maria de los Santos (deceased)
    no children, d. Reynosa, Tamps.
  40. Sebastian TORRES, widower
    Spaniard, Age: 51
    1. Torres, Josepha Age: 9
    2. Torres, Pedro Antonio Age: 11
  41. ____ VALLIN
    Josepha Cavazos
    Spaniard, Age: 51, widow, 1 child , moved to Burgos Tamps.
    1. Juan Joseph
      Age: 15 , moved to Burgos Tamps.
  42. * Juan Antonio VALLIN GUERRA
    son of Nicolas Balli and Maria Josefa Guerra
    Spaniard, b. Pesqueria Gde. 1728,
    Francisca Rosalia Villareal Rodriguez
    daughter of Juan Manuel Villarreal and Maria Gertrudis Ramirez
    Spaniards, 1 daughter, b. Valle de las Salinas N.L., m. 5 Aug 1748 Sabinas, N.L.
    1. Maria Gertrudis infant
    2. Jose Francisco m. Maria Teresa de la Garza
    3. Jose Manuel m. Maria Antonia Cavazos , 1791, Reynosa, had 7 children
    4. Gregoria m. Manuel Gomez, m. Francisco Javier Dominguez had at least 2 children
  43. * Nicolas VALLIN (b. 1733)
    Spaniard, son of Nicolas Balli Perez and Josefa Manuela Guerra-Caņamar de la Garza
    Maria Gertrudis Rodriguez
    Spaniards, 3 children, (moved to Burgos, Tamps.), m. 1753
    1. Joseph Santiago Age: 2
    2. Josepha Lugarda Age: 8
    3. Joseph Maria Age: 10
  44. Bartolome VALLIN, unmarried
    Spaniard,, Age: 23 (moved to Burgos, Tamps.)
  45. Joseph Manuel VALLIN, unmarried
    Spaniard,, Age: 19 (moved to Burgos, Tamps.)
  46. Nicolas Joseph VALLIN, unmarried
    Spaniard,, Age: 21 (moved to Burgos, Tamps.)
  47. Juan VELA
    Phelipa Rodriguez,
    Spaniards, 3 children, original settlers of Camargo, Tamps.
    1. Gertrudis Maria, Age: 2
    2. Gertrudis, Age: 10
    3. Jose, Age: 11
  48. Andres VILLARREAL
    Mestizo
    Francisca de los Santos
    Spaniard, 2 children
    1. Felipe, infant
    2. Jose, Age: 2
  49. Juan Antonio VILLARREAL [soldier]
    Spaniard, Age: 31 , 2 children
    Rosalia Flores
    Spaniard, 2 children
    1. Tomasa, Age: 2
    2. Jose Antonio, Age: 4
  50. Nicolas ZAMORA
    Pardo, 6 children
    Ines Munguia
    Spaniard, 6 children
    1. Maria Toribia, infant
    2. Joseph, Age: 6
    3. Maria Nicolasa, Age: 7
    4. Maria, Age: 8
    5. Pedro, Age: 9
    6. Jose Fernando, Age: 13
  51. Francisco Xavier ZAMORA [soldier]
    Spaniard
    Maria Jacinta Gonzalez
    Spaniard, 6 children, m. Cadereyta 12 Sep 1739
    1. Maria Gertrudis, infant
    2. Santiago, Age: 2
    3. Guadalupe, Age: 2
    4. Maria, Age: 3
    5. Jose Mateo, Age: 4
    6. Jose Remigio, Age: 6
  52. Thoribio ZAMORA [soldier], unmarried
    Mestizo, Age: 21

Last Updated: August 30, 2002


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