Early Settlers of Matamoros: Jose Gregorio Cantu and Maria Gertrudis Moya

Jose Gregorio Cantu and Maria Gertrudis Moya

An early settling family of Matamoros is that of Jose Gregorio Cantu and Maria Gertrudis Moya. Here you will find their children and who they married.

Recreating the early families of Matamoros is not an easy task. Many records prior to 1800 are missing. The best that we can do is work from 1800 forward.

Jose Gregorio Cantu and Maria Gertrudis Moya have one of the first marriages that are recorded in the surviving church records for Matamoros. They married on November 3, 1801.

The parents of Jose Gregorio are Ignacio Cantu and Maria del Pilar Maldonado. The parents of Maria Gertrudis Moya are Apolinar Moya and Maira Guadalupe Rodriguez. Her paternal grandparents are among the founding families of Camargo.

To date, I have only found eight children for them.

Here are the names of their children and whom they married. For more descendants or ancestors of theirs please visit our Genealogical Database for South Texas and Northeastern Mexico.

Here is their family group:

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