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De Leon founders of Victoria, Texas

De Leon founders of Victoria, Texas

Jackie Cuellar Gross (View posts)
Posted: 9 Oct 1998 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: De Leon
(Originally posted 11 April, 1998)
I am looking for information on Martin DE LEON. His parents were Bernardo DE LEON and Maria GALVAN. Martin married Patricia de la GARZA in 1796 in Soto La Marina, Tamaulipas, Mexico. He founded Victoria, Texas. Some of his children fled to Victoria during the war between Texas and Mexico. Some of then went to Louisiana. What I am looking for is information - (where did they go after Martin went to Texas), and information on his siblings. We believe he arrived in Mexico around 1750. This we are not sure of. Thanks.

de Leon

Cesar de Leon (View posts)
Posted: 23 Mar 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
In your de Leon (De Leon) relatives, was there a Timoteo de Leon who was born around 1904. He was my father but that is the only info that I have on him - I don't know birthdate or birthplace.

DeLeon

Jose Guerra (View posts)
Posted: 3 Jun 1999 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: DeLeon, Benavides, de La Garza
Certain parts of the DeLeon family went to Louisiana and others went south to Camargo, Tamaulipas. The Benavides family who married into the DeLeons went to Louisiana and later came back to Texas. Parts of the Benavides family were the founders of Benavides, TX.

My GGGG grandfather Julian de la Garza was married to a Leonor Benavides and were founders in Victoria along with Martin DeLeon. A daughter of Julian was married to Agapito DeLeon (son of Martin) and after Agapito was killed by white outlaws she moved to Camargo. Julian's last son, Alejo de la Garza was brought as a baby to Camargo in 1836 by his uncle and later ended up in San Diego-Concepcion, TX area as a grown man. This is discussed in my web page www.brokersys.com/~joguerra/alejo1.html on Alejo de la Garza.

I know that members of the DeLeon family did go back to Victoria and found that their holdings had been taken over by the local white settlers, usually Irish backgrounds. The laws had changed and of course the DeLeons had lost their influence. There must be some DeLeon web pages that could better describe where they ended up. Sorry that I can't help you more although I know there have been reunions in Victoria celebrating the family. The site I have from my web pages tells of a local Hispanic Genealogical Society in Victoria and maybe they would know better.

Finding Family members

SRuiz (View posts)
Posted: 6 Apr 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Ruiz, DeLeon
Do you by chance have a family member by the name of
Cresencia Ruiz DeLeon.

Thank you, Jose

MicheleChavezSGI (View posts)
Posted: 2 Jul 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 7 Jul 2001 2:26AM GMT
Surnames: Benavides, De Leon
That sounds like something I should look at as well. Is it available on microfilm?

Benavides

Jose Guerra (View posts)
Posted: 2 Jul 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Benavides
I don't think they are directly related even though the names match. I have gotten a hold of Gloria Candelaria's Victoria, TX census of Hispanic persons of 1850-1860-1870 and it has many Benavides and it has helped me. What I was looking for was Benavides way back.

De Leon & Benavides; near Monterrey, Mexico, Texas; later San Diego, Duval, Texas

MicheleChavezSGI (View posts)
Posted: 2 Jul 2000 12:00PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 7 Jul 2001 2:26AM GMT
Surnames: DE LEON, BENAVIDES, CARDONA, SANCHEZ, CORDOVA
Hi Jose,

I have BENAVIDES and DE LEON, too. Jose Epifanio BENAVIDES m. Maria Trinidad CARDONA 26 Jul 1841 in Cadereyta Jimenez, Nuevo Leon. His parents were Juan Esteban BENAVIDES and Maria Cecilia de LEON. His parents were Jose Guadalupe CORDOVA and Maria Encarnacion SANCHEZ.

Epifanio and Trinidad eventually lived in San Diego, Duval, Texas in 1880.

Do you believe there might be a connection between your DE LEONs and these and your BENAVIDES and these?

Look forward to hearing from you,
Michele Chavez

Re: Finding Family members

Sam Ruiz (View posts)
Posted: 17 Apr 2003 6:22PM GMT
Classification: Query
Yes we do have a family member by that name, if it is the right person she is my Grandmother on my fathers side of the family. Sorry this took so long to get back to you, please email me with any info you have and I will email you back.

Thank you Sam

Re: De Leon & Benavides; near Monterrey, Mexico, Texas; later San Diego, Duval, Texas

Jose Guzman (View posts)
Posted: 1 May 2003 11:06PM GMT
Classification: Query

Give me a call my ggf&ggm were Esteban benavides y Cecilia de leon.

Wire me for info exchange.
Ps. i have De leon info back to 1700s.

Re: De Leon & Benavides; near Monterrey, Mexico, Texas; later San Diego, Duval, Texas

Brendeen Longoria (View posts)
Posted: 26 May 2003 2:25AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gregoria De Leon, Narciso Bustamente
I have a Gregoria De Leon married to Narciso Bustamente lived in Tamaulipas Mexico area or south Texas. Do you have any of these?
email me directly please at brentdean@msn.com
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