Early Settlers of Camargo: Jose Diego Garcia And Maria Jacoba Vela
An early family of the Villa of Camargo is that of Jose Diego Garcia Maria Jacoba Vela.
In the 1757 census of Camargo they are listed as follows: "Diego Garcia, casado con Doña Maria Vela, tiene cinco hijos, todas armas y dos caballos". Heres is the English translation: Diego Garcia, married to Doña Maria Vela, has five children, all weapons and two horses.
Jose Diego Garcia is the son of Francisco Garcia and Maria Vela. I have yet to find out whom the parents of Maria Jacoba Vela are.
Javier was married twice and as such, I have also included the information of his second marriage down below.
Here is their family group:
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They were my 5th great grandparents.
If you look at the Mier marriage of Diego Garcia to Josefa Garcia, you see his previous wife listed as Gertrudis Salinas and you see his father listed as Joaquin Garcia. Also, I think the Diego Garcia who dies in 1802 is the Diego who married Josefa Garcia (2nd wife) and not the Diego who married Jacoba Vela
This particular branch is very confusing since the Diego Garcia name is used repeatedly for several generations.
Hi Oscar Garcia:
Here another Oscar Garcia, my second last name is Saldana. I am a descendant of Diego Garcia who lived in Camargo. I’ve been researching about him and it has been complicated. Have you investigated anything about him?
The one that dies in 1802 is the Diego that lived in Mier. I found the 1802 dead certificate (FamilySearch) and it stated that Diego Garcia died at 66 years old. Which means that he was born in 1736. I agree with you that it is very confusing. I have searched books by Cerralvo, Camargo, Reynosa, etc. given the loss of the original Cerralvo documents. Any progress or conclusion I will let you know. Thank you very much for all your support.