Thursday, 14 June 2007

Carlos Villarreal Esparza

Carlos Villarreal Esparza
1. CARLOS VILLARREAL 10 ESPARZA (PEDRO JOSE GUAJARDO 9, MANUEL ELIJIO ARISPE 8, DOMINGO GARCIA Y ESPARZA 7
TOMASA PEREZ ESPARZA DE GARCIA 6, CRISTOBAL GABAY RUIZ 5, LOPE EUGENIO RUIZ 4, LOPE ESPINOSA RUIZ 3, MARTIN VICI RUIZ 2, SIMON RUIZ 1.) was born 04 Nov 1828 in La Encantada Ranch, Matamoros,Tamaulipas, and died 25 Sep 1885 in La Encantada Ranch, Cameron Cty, TX. He married FRANCISCA BENAVIDES GARCIA 30 Jan 1850 in Immaculate Conception Church, ,Brownsville, Texas, daughter of RAMON GARCIA and MARIA BENAVIDES. She was born Abt 1834 in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico, and died 21 Feb 1914 La Encantada Ranch, Cameron Cty, TX.
Notes for CARLOS VILLARREAL ESPARZA:
Carlos Esparza had been running La Encantada Ranch since before his father, Pedro's death. Carlos was a good business man and a shrewd politician. During and after the Mexican American War he joined with Juan Cortina, another land owner in the area, to help the Mexican Americans protect their land from the new settlers coming from the north. When the war ended the Treaty Guadalupe Hidalgo, signed by the Mexican & U S. governments guaranteed the Mexican settlers to keep their land but many settlers from the United States wanted this land and tried to force the Mexican land owners back across the Rio Grande River into Mexico. The larger land owners and the " Cortinistas" tried to organize and help the smaller owners protect their land. Though many lost their land and left the area the "Cortinistas" succeeded in protecting La Encantada Ranch and other ranches in the area. Carlos continued to manage the ranch until his father, Pedro's death in about 1879. La Encantada was then divided by the heirs of Pedro and Felicidad. Carlos inherited 1/6th of the ranch from his parents. He also purchased the 1/6th inheritance of each of his two sisters Candalaria and Inez giving him one half of La Encantada Ranch. Carlos continued ranching on his portion of the land where he and his wife Francisca Garcia raised their family.
Carlos was a philosopher whose dichos have survived to this day. They were published in a book by R & E Research Associates, Inc. 4843 Mission Street, San Francisco. California 94112. The author of the 123 page book "Carlos Esparza: a Chicano Chronicle " is Carlos Larralde. Carlos Larralde is a member of the Esparza family through Francisca Esparza Montalvo (daughter of Jose Garcia Esparza & Rufina Sayas).
Children of CARLOS ESPARZA and FRANCISCA GARCIA are:
i. JOSE GARCIA11 ESPARZA, b. 08 Jul 1856, La Encantada, Cameron County , Texas; d. 13 Jan 1927, El Ranchito, Cameron Cty. TX; m. (1) RUFINA GARCIA SAYAS, 17 Dec 1877, Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas; b. 1858, Cameron County , Texas; d. Abt 1888, El Ranchito ( Esparza Cemetery,Large Boveda), Cameron County , Texas; m. (2) UNKNOWN; m. (3) TIMOTEA H.; b. 1884; m. (4) VIRGINIA CAVAZOS REYES, 28 Dec 1895, Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas; b. 23 Mar 1875, Veladeros, Texas; d. 12 Mar 1967, El Ranchito, Cameron Cty, TX.
ii. ROMAN GARCIA ESPARZA, b. 12 Feb 1858, La Encantada, Cameron County, Texas; d. 23 Jul 1944, Cameron County , Texas; m. PETRA CANTU LERMA, 09 Oct 1876, Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas; b. 22 Nov 1861, Cameron County, Texas; d. 28 Nov 1960, Cameron Cty, TX.
iii. ROSALIO GARCIA ESPARZA, b. 04 Sep 1860, La Encantada, Cameron County, Texas; d. 03 Mar 1935, Cameron County , Texas; m. NESTORA GARCIA SAYAS, 20 Dec 1880, Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas; b. 1865; d. May 1941, El Ranchito, Cameron County, Texas- Esparza Cemetey.
iv. ANTONIO GARCIA ESPARZA, b. 24 Jul 1865, La Encantada, Cameron County, Texas; d. 29 Apr 1935, Cameron County , Texas; m. MARIA HILARIA CAVAZOS REYES, 24 Apr 1887, Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas; b. 1870, Cameron County , Texas; d. 1945, Cameron County , Texas.
v. CARLOTA GARCIA ESPARZA, b. 1870, La Encantada, Cameron County, Texas; d. 12 Dec 1933, El Ranchito, Cameron Cty, TX.
vi. FELIPA GARCIA ESPARZA, b. 1872, La Encantada, Cameron County, Texasy , Texas; d. 10 May 1925, El Ranchito, Cameron Cty.TX.
vii. JUAN F. GARCIA ESPARZA, b. 11 Jul 1875, La Encantada, Cameron County, Texas, Texas; d. 27 Apr 1950, El Ranchito, Cameron Cty, TX; m. GUADALUPE TAMAYO, 19 Jul 1893, Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas; b. Sep 1872, Cameron County , Texas; d. 04 Dec 1919, El Ranchito, Cameron Cty. Texas.
viii. MARIARITA GARCIA ESPARZA, b. 12 May 1880, La Encantada, Cameron County, Texas; d. 04 Apr 1940, El Ranchito, Cameron Cty. Texas; m. ANTONIO PAULINO VARA COY, 20 Jun 1903, Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas; b. 13 Jun 1854, San Antonio, Texas; d. 10 Dec 1908, Cameron Cty. Texas.

8 comments:

Almira said...

I am distantly related to Carlos Esparza. What a wonderful old picture! However, I am curious, it almost appears as if he is wearing a type of Jewish head covering or could it perhaps be a formal styled wig?

michelle zamora said...

hi i'm also distantly related to Carlos Esparza. I just found out that he was my great great great grandfather and now i'm looking for the book that was written about him. I'm very curious to learn more about my past..

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Hi My name is Arnold Trevino Son of Natalia Esparza Trevino Daughter of Don Jose Esparza Carlos Esparza is my Great Grand Father. I am doing a book Review for my English class. I am 59 but I am a retired Marine and recieved 30 percent disability so I am back in School haha I attend UNM my email is arnoldtrevino@comcast.net I hope some one from MY cousin Calros Larralde's faimly would contact me so that I am correct with my review of his book I am reviewing the book Chicanoe chronicles Of Carlos Esparza

Anonymous said...

Hi, I too am a descendant of Carlos and Francisca Esparza via their son Rosalio. My email address is mariaelenawalsh@hotmail.com If you wish to communicate...

carlos said...

Hi, my name is Carlos Esparza. My father was Benito Esparza and was from El Ranchito, Tx. I suppose I am related but not sure how...any info? email me @ tfortexas2001@yahoo.com Thanks

Grandma Owens said...

I wouldl love more info. Carlos Esparza is my great great grandfather. My grandmother was Natalia Esparza Trevino, daughter of Don Jose Esparza. I have 4 sons and 19 grandchildren. I want them knowing their heritage. My name is Darlene Owens. My email address is: darlene5291958@yahoo.com

guadalupe Esparza Jr said...

i would like more info and if there is any family photos to browse it would be most appreciated my great great grandfather is ANTONIO GARCIA ESPARZA, b. 24 Jul 1865, La Encantada, Cameron County, Texas; d. 29 Apr 1935, Cameron County , Texas; m. MARIA HILARIA CAVAZOS REYES, 24 Apr 1887, Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas; b. 1870, Cameron County , Texas; d. 1945, Cameron County , Texas.

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guadalupe Esparza Jr said...

i would like more info and if there is any family photos to browse it would be most appreciated my great great grandfather is ANTONIO GARCIA ESPARZA, b. 24 Jul 1865, La Encantada, Cameron County, Texas; d. 29 Apr 1935, Cameron County , Texas; m. MARIA HILARIA CAVAZOS REYES, 24 Apr 1887, Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas; b. 1870, Cameron County , Texas; d. 1945, Cameron County , Texas.

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