Early Settlers of Revilla: Jose Baez de Benavides and Margarita de la Serna

Jose Gordiano Benavides and Maria Margarita Serna

One of the early families of  La Villa de Revilla is that of: Jose Baez de Benavides and Margarita de la Serna. They are listed in the 1757 census of Revilla as follows: "Capitan Don Jose Baez Benavidez, casado con Doña Margarita de la Serna, nueve hijos, armas, cincuenta caballos, siete burros, dos sirvientes y sinco criados". In English: Sir Jose Baez de Benavides, married with Mrs. Msagarita de la Serna, nine sons, weapons, fifty horses, seven donkeys, two servants and five riased.

The father of Jose Gordiano Baez Benavides is Juan Baez Benavides and his mother is Clara Maria Gutierrez de Lara. I have yet to find the parents of Maria Margarita de la Serna.

Here is their family group...

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  1. Can I know if Maria Dorotea Serna Benavides is the daughter of Jose Gordiano Baez Benavides and Maria Margarita Serna? If yes, does it show if she married Jose Antonio Elizondo Garcia and they had a son named Jose Mariano Esteban Benavides Garcia?