Capt. Jose Antonio DE LA GARZA Falcon1315,1371,1372,1454 was born circa 1739 in Cerralvo, Nuevo Leon, New Spain. He was the Original Grantee of Porcion 80 (Camargo) in Camargo, Nuevo Santander, New Spain on 6 August 1768.1455 Porcion 80 contained 11,427.45 acres and is located in present-day Starr County, Texas. The modern day Rio Grande City is located on this land grant. He was the Original Grantee of "Falconeño" ("Las Rucias") in Matamoros, Nuevo Santander, New Spain in 1784.1374 The ranch established by Jose Antonio de la Garza Falcon was originally named Falconeño, later called Guadalupe, and is now known as Las Rucias. His land grant contained 31,590 hectares (18 sitios) and was the largest of the 14 original ranches established in the jurisdiction of what is now Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. It was situated immediately to the west of the San Juan de los Esteros land grant and extended for about 6 leagues south of the Rio Grande River. Jose died in 1797 at the age of 58 in Camargo, Nuevo Santander, New Spain. A lieutenant in the Cavalry Militia, he was stationed at Camargo under his father, Capt. Blas Maria de la Garza Falcon. In 1766, Lt. Jose Antonio de la Garza Falcon was ordered to investigate the Texas coast from the mouth of the Rio Grande to the mouth of the Nueces River after rumors circulated that the English were preparing to establish a base there. In 1767, he succeeded his father as Captain and "justicia mayor" (chief justice) of Camargo. On August 2, 1767, he and Bartolome de Treviño and Pedro Joseph Saldaña were given power-of-attorney by the Camargo settlers to represent them in all matters relating to the official distribution of the porciones (land grants). Lt. Jose Antonio de la Garza Falcon took official possession of Porcion 80, in the jurisdiction of Camargo.

He apparently owned at least two slaves, as on October 9, 1771, he sold for 100 pesos a young black girl named Maria Manuela, about 8 years old, who was the daughter of Margarita Cortez, another slave who lived in his house.

He was one of the 14 original founders of the "congregacion" named San Juan de los Esteros Hermosos about 20 miles upstream from the mouth of the Rio Grande River; the "congregacion" grew into the city known today as Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Parents: Capt. Blas Maria DE LA GARZA Falcon and Catarina GOMEZ de Castro.

Spouse: Maria Leonor MENDEZ. Maria Leonor MENDEZ and Capt. Jose Antonio DE LA GARZA Falcon were married on 12 April 1773 in Camargo, Nuevo Santander, New Spain. Children were: Guadalupe DE LA GARZA Falcon, Maria Josefa DE LA GARZA Falcon.


Jose Francisco DE LA GARZA Falcon657,1415 was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Maria Rita HINOJOSA (or Ynojosa). Maria Rita HINOJOSA (or Ynojosa) and Jose Francisco DE LA GARZA Falcon were married. Children were: Maria Manuela DE LA GARZA Falcon, Maria Teresa DE LA GARZA Falcon, Santiago DE LA GARZA Falcon.


Jose Francisco DE LA GARZA1456 was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Maria Cayetana PEÑA. Maria Cayetana PEÑA and Jose Francisco DE LA GARZA were married. Children were: Maria Xaviera de la GARZA.


Jose Francisco DE LA GARZA1457 was born (date unknown). Parents: Tomas DE LA GARZA and Maria Damiana GARZA.

Spouse: Berania DE LA GARZA. Children were: Ramon DE LA GARZA.


Jose Hipolito DE LA GARZA1458 was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Maria Ygnacia GONZALEZ. Maria Ygnacia GONZALEZ and Jose Hipolito DE LA GARZA were married on 27 January 1812.307 Children were: Monica GARZA, Francisco GARZA, Prudencio GARZA, Romualdo GARZA, Paula GARZA, Guadalupe GARZA, Eugenia GARZA, Juana GARZA.


Jose Ignacio DE LA GARZA1451 was born (date unknown). Parents: Jose Antonio DE LA GARZA and Maria Salome SEPULVEDA.


Jose Ignacio DE LA GARZA1021 died before 17 April 1781.

Spouse: Maria Rafaela GUTIERREZ. Maria Rafaela GUTIERREZ and Jose Ignacio DE LA GARZA were married. Children were: Maria Angela DE LA GARZA.


Jose Luis DE LA GARZA was born in Camargo, Nuevo Santander, New Spain.1355 Parents: Juan Angel DE LA GARZA and Maria Francisca GARCIA.


Jose Manuel DE LA GARZA1319 was born (date unknown). Parents: Juan Jose DE LA GARZA Montemayor and Maria Josefa LOPEZ DE JAEN.


Jose Manuel DE LA GARZA Falcon1370 died on 26 August 1833. Parents: Juan Joseph DE LA GARZA Falcon and Candida Francisca GUERRA.

Spouse: Josefa HINOJOSA. Josefa HINOJOSA and Jose Manuel DE LA GARZA Falcon were married.


Jose Maria DE LA GARZA844 was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Ignacia SOSA. Ignacia SOSA and Jose Maria DE LA GARZA were married. Children were: Damacio DE LA GARZA.


Jose Maria DE LA GARZA1451 was born (date unknown). Parents: Jose Antonio DE LA GARZA and Maria Salome SEPULVEDA.


Jose Maria DE LA GARZA1065 was born (date unknown). Parents: Tomas DE LA GARZA and Maria Damiana GARZA.


Jose Nepomuceno DE LA GARZA Falcon (private). Parents: Juan Joseph DE LA GARZA Falcon and Candida Francisca GUERRA.

Spouse: Maria Antonia RAMIREZ.


Jose Salvador DE LA GARZA1079,1459 died before 14 August 1789.1369 He died intestate. Jose Salvador de la Garza was initially assigned Porcion 88 in Camargo, but this was in error because he had actually established himself on what was Porcion 89, which was assigned to Juan Jose de la Garza. The two parties mutually agreed to exchange Porciones and Jose Salvador de la Garza took possession of Porcion 89. Seabury notes that he also subsequently purchased Porcion 95 and Porcion 96.

The Porciones along the Rio Grande were all acquired under the Spanish policy of granting land as a reward to colonizers. But, Jose Salvador de la Garza soon took steps to acquire even more land by the process known as "composicion", the Spanish policy of clearing title to lands that had been occupied without the authority of Spain. Individuals who had engaged in such unauthorized occupation could legalize their occupation of such land and obtain a clear title by purchasing the land and complying with other terms determined by the authorities.

In 1770 or 1771, Jose Salvador de la Garza moved some of his livestock to pasture at a site downriver past the jurisdiction of Reynosa. Then, in 1772, he applied for a large tract of land containing 59½ leagues, or about 284,416 acres, using the Spanish process of "composicion". His application languished in Mexico City and another colonizer, Jose Narcisco Cavazos, made his own application to purchase land in the same area. This initiated a bidding competition which was finally won by Jose Salvador de la Garza at a price of 20 pesos per sitio, far above the going rate of 2 to 4 pesos per sitio. However, de la Garza'a agent successfully pleaded for a reduction in price, arguing that Jose Salvador de la Garza had been the first to settle the land and lay claim to it. The price was reduced to 10 pesos per sitio and, after paying the price and associated fees, the land grant known as the Potrero del Espiritu Santo was officially made to Jose Salvador de la Garza on September 26, 1781.

The Potrero del Espiritu Santo land grant is located in present day Cameron County, Texas; the town of Brownsville, Texas is situated on land originally contained within its boundaries. Jose Salvador de la Garza's ranch, called Rancho Viejo, is the namesake for a large subdivision on the outskirts of Brownsville. His wife, Maria Gertrudis de la Garza Falcon, became the owner of the Potrero del Espiritu Santo grant after Jose Salvador died. Parents: Joseph Adriano DE LA GARZA and Maria de ELIZONDO.

Spouse: Maria Gertrudis DE LA GARZA Falcon. Maria Gertrudis DE LA GARZA Falcon and Jose Salvador DE LA GARZA were married in 1754 in Camargo, Nuevo Santander, New Spain. Children were: Francisca Xaviera DE LA GARZA, Blas Maria DE LA GARZA, Maria Antonia Margarita DE LA GARZA.


Josefa DE LA GARZA was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Cayetano CAVAZOS. Children were: Margarita CAVAZOS.


Josefa DE LA GARZA1318 was born (date unknown). Parents: Juan Angel DE LA GARZA and Maria Francisca GARCIA.


Josefa DE LA GARZA1397 was born (date unknown). Parents: Francisco DE LA GARZA and Guadalupe VILLARREAL.


Josefa Manuela DE LA GARZA914,916 was born (date unknown). Parents: Salvador DE LA GARZA and Juana GUTIERREZ de Castro (aka Juana de Valle).

Spouse: Capt. Francisco CANTU del Rio y la Cerda. Josefa Manuela DE LA GARZA and Capt. Francisco CANTU del Rio y la Cerda were married after 2 July 1708.914 Children were: Geronimo Santiago CANTU del Rio y de la Cerda, Joseph Miguel CANTU del Rio y la Serda, Josepha Manuela CANTU del Rio y la Cerda, Maria Juliana CANTU del Rio y la Cerda.


Joseph DE LA GARZA FALCON476,1460,1461 was born (date unknown). A note in the Marriage Investigation for Joseph de la Garza Falcon and Nicolasa de la Garza states that "Joseph de la Garza Falcon had been having illicit relations with the pretensa [Nicolasa] for a long time by the promises of marriage". Parents: Sgt. Major Juan DE LA GARZA FALCON and Margarita de MONTEMAYOR (aka Margarita Rodriguez).

Spouse: Nicolasa DE LA GARZA. Nicolasa DE LA GARZA and Joseph DE LA GARZA FALCON were married on 4 March 1680.380,477,1460 Children were: Carlos DE LA GARZA, Gertrudis DE LA GARZA, Margarita DE LA GARZA, Maria DE LA GARZA, Josepha DE LA GARZA, Juan Joseph DE LA GARZA.

Spouse: Micaela SANCHEZ de la Barrera. Micaela SANCHEZ de la Barrera and Joseph DE LA GARZA FALCON were married after 6 March 1714.1462


Joseph DE LA GARZA1343 was born (date unknown). Parents: Capt. Lazaro DE LA GARZA FALCON and Petronila RODRIGUEZ de Montemayor.

Spouse: Josepha de SOSA. Josepha de SOSA and Joseph DE LA GARZA were married after 19 January 1701.1343


Joseph DE LA GARZA Falcon372 was born (date unknown). Parents: Sgt. Major Blas DE LA GARZA FALCON and Teresa GUERRERO.

Spouse: Isabel de ARELLANO. Isabel de ARELLANO and Joseph DE LA GARZA Falcon were married after 13 May 1694.372 Children were: Joseph Blas DE LA GARZA, Nicolasa DE LA GARZA.

Spouse: ______ ______ "India borrada basal". Children were: Petronila .


Joseph DE LA GARZA780 was born (date unknown). Marriage investigation #53-32 names his father as Manuel de la Garza, son of Lazaro de la Garza. That Manuel de la Garza was married to Maria Cavazos (aka Maria Fernandez de Castro), but I do not know if she was Joseph's mother.

Spouse: Maria Gertrudis MIRELES. Maria Gertrudis MIRELES and Joseph DE LA GARZA were married after 9 December 1725.780


Joseph DE LA GARZA1463 was born (date unknown). Parents: Pablo DE LA GARZA and Catarina GONZALEZ.

Spouse: Margarita LEAL de Leon. Margarita LEAL de Leon and Joseph DE LA GARZA were married after 13 September 1735.1463


Joseph DE LA GARZA973 was born (date unknown). Parents: Capt. Ysidro DE LA GARZA and Antonia CANTU.

Spouse: Nicolasa CANTU. Nicolasa CANTU and Joseph DE LA GARZA were married after 16 April 1721.907

Spouse: Maria Rosa de VILLARREAL. Maria Rosa de VILLARREAL and Joseph DE LA GARZA were married after 24 July 1730.973 Children were: Maria Catarina DE LA GARZA.


Joseph DE LA GARZA1097 was born (date unknown). Parents: Sebastian DE LA GARZA and Clara GUERRA.

Spouse: Maria Antonia CAVAZOS. Maria Antonia CAVAZOS and Joseph DE LA GARZA were married after 14 March 1748.1097


Joseph DE LA GARZA778,1464 was born (date unknown). He was a natural son of Capt. Gabriel de la Garza; I am assuming his mother was Maria de las Casas.

Joseph de la Garza apparently first proposed marriage to Maria de Lozano because there was a marriage investigation (#62-15, page 274) done on January 29, 1701. This marriage apparently never took place because there was another marriage investigation (#62-18, page 274) 10 months later on November 22, 1701 for the prospective marriage of the same Maria de Lozano and Francisco Garcia de Sepulveda. And then on April 24, 1702, there was another marriage investigation (#62-27, page 276) for the proposed marriage between Joseph de la Garza and Luisa Guerra. I am assuming this marriage did take place. Parents: Capt. Gabriel DE LA GARZA and Maria de las CASAS.

Spouse: Luisa GUERRA. Luisa GUERRA and Joseph DE LA GARZA were married after 24 April 1702.1464


Joseph DE LA GARZA818 was born (date unknown). Parents: Alferez Francisco DE LA GARZA and Isabel CANTU.

Spouse: Isabel SALINAS. Isabel SALINAS and Joseph DE LA GARZA were married after 25 July 1712.818


Joseph DE LA GARZA1375 was born (date unknown). Parents: Capt. Pedro DE LA GARZA and Maria de la ROCHA.

Children were: Blas Molina DE LA GARZA.


Capt. Joseph DE LA GARZA15,457 died about 1661.1341 Parents: Capt. Pedro DE LA GARZA and Ines MARTINEZ Guajardo (aka Ines Rodriguez).

Spouse: Maria de SOLIS. Maria de SOLIS and Capt. Joseph DE LA GARZA were married.

Spouse: Josefa DE LEON Leal. Josefa DE LEON Leal and Capt. Joseph DE LA GARZA were married. Children were: Lorenzo DE LA GARZA.

Spouse: ______ ______ (mother of Miguel de la Garza). Children were: Miguel DE LA GARZA.


Joseph Adriano DE LA GARZA1465 was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Maria de ELIZONDO. Maria de ELIZONDO and Joseph Adriano DE LA GARZA were married. Children were: Josepha Gertrudis DE LA GARZA, Pedro Joseph DE LA GARZA, Jose Salvador DE LA GARZA.


Joseph Adriano DE LA GARZA1466 was born (date unknown). Parents: Salvador DE LA GARZA and Juana GUTIERREZ de Castro (aka Juana de Valle).

Spouse: ______ ______. Children were: Joseph Francisco DE LA GARZA.


Joseph Antonio DE LA GARZA1467 was born (date unknown). Parents: Juan DE LA GARZA and Maria Cayetana FLORES (aka Maria Cayetana Valdes).

Spouse: Maria Gertrudis SANCHEZ de la Barrera. Maria Gertrudis SANCHEZ de la Barrera and Joseph Antonio DE LA GARZA were married after 10 April 1749.1467


Joseph Antonio DE LA GARZA1076 was born (date unknown). Parents: Isidro DE LA GARZA and Agustina de QUINTANILLA.

Spouse: Francisca Xaviera CAVAZOS. Francisca Xaviera CAVAZOS and Joseph Antonio DE LA GARZA were married after 26 December 1750.1076


Joseph Antonio DE LA GARZA was born circa 1806 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, New Spain. He was baptized on 25 April 1806 at Sagrario Metropolitano in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, New Spain.1468 Parents: Miguel DE LA GARZA and Margarita CAVAZOS.


Joseph Blas DE LA GARZA1469 was born (date unknown). Parents: Joseph DE LA GARZA Falcon and Isabel de ARELLANO.

Spouse: Antonia GARCIA DE SEPULVEDA. Antonia GARCIA DE SEPULVEDA and Joseph Blas DE LA GARZA were married after 27 May 1724.1469 Children were: Rosalia DE LA GARZA.


Joseph Cayetano DE LA GARZA1340 was born (date unknown). Parents: Joseph Valentin DE LA GARZA and Margarita GONZALES.

Spouse: Anna Josepha DE LA GARZA. Anna Josepha DE LA GARZA and Joseph Cayetano DE LA GARZA were married after 17 July 1746.1340


Joseph Cristobal DE LA GARZA1470 was born (date unknown). Parents: Agustin DE LA GARZA and Maria Josepha DE LA GARZA.

Spouse: Juana Maria DE LA GARZA. Juana Maria DE LA GARZA and Joseph Cristobal DE LA GARZA were married after 16 August 1748.1470


Joseph Elias DE LA GARZA969 was born (date unknown). Parents: Clemente DE LA GARZA and Maria Josefa DE LA GARZA.

Spouse: Maria Josepha GONZALEZ Hidalgo. Maria Josepha GONZALEZ Hidalgo and Joseph Elias DE LA GARZA were married after 6 April 1734.969


Capt. Joseph Eugenio DE LA GARZA FALCON1471 died in January 1742 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, New Spain.1472 Parents: Sgt. Major Francisco DE LA GARZA FALCON and Leonor GARCIA DE SEPULVEDA (aka Leonor de Renteria).

Spouse: Juana de VILLARREAL. Juana de VILLARREAL and Capt. Joseph Eugenio DE LA GARZA FALCON were married on 4 August 1695.1430 The marriage investigation by the Church was done on January 25, 1695. Children were: Francisco Xavier DE LA GARZA FALCON, Clara DE LA GARZA, Luisa DE LA GARZA Falcon, Joseph Salvador DE LA GARZA.


Joseph Francisco DE LA GARZA Perez1473 was born (date unknown). Parents: Alferez Juan Perez DE LA GARZA and Maria CANTU.

Spouse: Clara GUERRA. Clara GUERRA and Joseph Francisco DE LA GARZA Perez were married after 11 November 1730.1473


Joseph Francisco DE LA GARZA867 was born (date unknown). Parents: Joseph Adriano DE LA GARZA and ______ ______.

Spouse: Maria Josefa GUTIERRES. Maria Josefa GUTIERRES and Joseph Francisco DE LA GARZA were married. Children were: Joseph Thomas DE LA GARZA.


Joseph Joaquin DE LA GARZA935 was born (date unknown). Parents: Joseph Valentin DE LA GARZA and Beatriz de ELIZONDO.

Spouse: Josepha Gertrudis CANTU. Josepha Gertrudis CANTU and Joseph Joaquin DE LA GARZA were married after 8 February 1747.


Joseph Luis DE LA GARZA FALCON1474 was born (date unknown). Parents: Gen. Blas DE LA GARZA Falcon and Beatriz de VILLARREAL.

Spouse: Manuela GONZALES de Paredes. Manuela GONZALES de Paredes and Joseph Luis DE LA GARZA FALCON were married after 9 February 1745.1474 There were two marriage investigations for Manuela Gonzales de Paredes. The first one was in Boca de Leones on January 23, 1744, and the prospective husband was Domingo Soberon y Garcia. The second investigation was in Sabinas on February 9, 1945, and the proposed husband was Joseph Luis de la Garza Falcon; this investigation noted that she was a "doncella", or maiden. Apparently, the proposed marriage between Manuela Gonzales de Paredes and Domingo Soberon y Garcia never took place.


Joseph Luis DE LA GARZA1475 was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Juana Maria GONZALEZ Hidalgo. Juana Maria GONZALEZ Hidalgo and Joseph Luis DE LA GARZA were married.

Spouse: Josepha Gertrudis de la SERNA. Josepha Gertrudis de la SERNA and Joseph Luis DE LA GARZA were married after 6 May 1745.1475


Joseph Luis DE LA GARZA1476 was born (date unknown).

Spouse: Francisca LONGORIA. Francisca LONGORIA and Joseph Luis DE LA GARZA were married.


Joseph Miguel Macino DE LA GARZA was born circa 1805 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, New Spain. He was baptized on 30 June 1805 at Sagrario Metropolitano in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, New Spain.1477 Parents: Miguel DE LA GARZA and Margarita CAVAZOS.


Joseph Ramon DE LA GARZA1478 was born (date unknown). Parents: Salvador DE LA GARZA and Juana GUTIERREZ de Castro (aka Juana de Valle).

Spouse: Josepha de OCHOA. Josepha de OCHOA and Joseph Ramon DE LA GARZA were married after 7 June 1726.1478 Children were: Anna Dominga DE LA GARZA.


Joseph Salvador DE LA GARZA500 was born (date unknown). Parents: Salvador DE LA GARZA and Juana GUTIERREZ de Castro (aka Juana de Valle).

Spouse: Francisca GUERRA. Francisca GUERRA and Joseph Salvador DE LA GARZA were married after 2 March 1730.500


Joseph Salvador DE LA GARZA1380 was born (date unknown). Parents: Carlos DE LA GARZA and Luisa de TREVIÑO.

Spouse: Maria Gertudis de ESCAMILLA. Maria Gertudis de ESCAMILLA and Joseph Salvador DE LA GARZA were married after 16 June 1735.1380