Applications reviewed and approved by Nancy W. Brennan, Rushelle Mason, and Barbara Froebel. Citations to and copies of documents proving the lineages described here are in the application records on file with the SAGHS library where the application records may be reviewed.
Descendants of José Miguel Arciniega and Maria Alejandra Serefina Losoya
Honoree # 90 Adelina Ramirez Garcia
Honoree #95 Antonio Sauceda, Jr.
Honoree #94 Olga Arciniega Ziegelman
José Miguel Arciniega was born on 20 September 1793 at Santa Rosa, Coahuila, New Spain (Mexico). He died on 13 May 1849 at San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. He married Maria Alejandra Serefina Losoya on 28 January 1825 at Villa de San Fernando, San Antonio de Béxar, Mexico. She was born on 17 October 1806 at Villa de San Fernando, San Antonio de Béxar.
Miguel Arciniega was a legislator, military explorer, translator and twice alcalde (mayor) of San Antonio de Béxar. In 1826 he was appointed captain of the civil militia and in 1827 served as a deputy at the state congress in Saltillo. He was elected alcalde of San Antonio from 1830-31 and was appointed land commissioner for Stephen F. Austin’s colonies in November 1830. In this position he approved the land grant for the town of Bastrop, laid out by him and Samuel May Williams in 1832. From 1833-34 he again served as alcalde of San Antonio de Béxar.
On September 22, 1835, Arciniega received a land grant of 48,708 acres, now in Hunt, Grayson, and Harrison counties. During the negotiations for the surrender of Béxar in December 1835, he served as interpreter for General Martín Perfecto de Cos of Mexico. Although he was appointed as a delegate from Béxar for the Convention of 1836, held by the Texas Revolutionaries, he did not attend.
Among the children of José Miguel Arciniega and Maria Alejandra Serefina Losoya were a daughter, Elena Arciniega and a son, Tadeo Mateo Losoya Arciniega.
1. Descent of Adelina Ramirez Garcia from José Arciniega through Elena Arciniega
Elena Arciniega was born about 1836 in the Republic of Texas. She married Espiridion Rodriquez on 24 January 1852 at San Antonio. He was born about 1833 in Mexico. Among the children of Elena Arciniega and Espiridion Rodriquez was a son, Antonio.
Antonio A. Rodriquez was born 11 October 1853 at Bexar County. He died on 6 December 1912 at Floresville, Wilson County, Texas. Antonio A. Rodriquez married Juana (or Juanita) de Luna on 9 May 1875 at San Antonio. She was born on 25 January 1857 at San Antonio, and she died on 3 May 1926 at Floresville. Among the children of Antonio A. Rodriquez and Juana de Luna was a daughter, Maria Dolores.
Dolores Rodriquez was born on 9 August 1888 at Wilson County. She died on 17 July 1976 at Bexar County. Dolores Rodriquez married Raphael Lopez Medina Jr. on 19 October 1908 at Wilson County. He was born on 14 August 1883 at Wilson County. Raphael Medina died on 1 November 1948 at Floresville, Wilson County. Among the children of Dolores Rodriquez and Raphael Medina was a daughter, Maria Hortencia Medina.
Maria "Mary" Hortencia Medina was born on 3 December 1909 at Floresville, Wilson County. She died on 26 October 2005 at San Antonio. Mary Medina married Yndalecio O. Ramirez on 22 June 1927 at Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas. Yndalecio O. Ramirez was born on 8 February 1906 at Wilson County. He died on 6 May 1982 at Bexar County. Among the children of Mary Medina and Yndalecio Ramirez was a daughter, Adelina.
Adelina Ramirez was born on [date withheld] at San Antonio. She married Martin Joseph Garcia on 26 November 1984 at San Antonio. Adelina Ramirez Garcia is First Families of Bexar County Honoree Number 90.
2. Descent of Antonio Sauceda Jr. from José Arciniega through Tadeo Mateo Losoya Arciniega Second Generation
Tadeo Mateo Losoya Arciniega was born on 30 September 1834 at San Antonio de Béxar, Mexico, and he was baptized on 9 October 1834 at San Antonio de Béxar. He died on 6 May 1875. He married Josefa Tejada on 16 October 1853 at Bexar County. Josefa (Josepa) Tejada Arciniega died on 7 January 1916, and she is buried at Elmendorf, Bexar County. Among the children of Tadeo and Josefa Arciniega was a daughter, Esequiel, and a son, Tadeo Arciniega Jr.
Esequiel Calixtas Arciniega was born on 14 October 1858 at Graytown, Bexar/Wilson County, Texas. She married Tiburcio Gonzales on 7 January 1877 at Graytown. Tiburcio Gonzales was born in August 1855 at Graytown, and he died on 17 April 1939 at Elmendorf. Among the children of Esequiel Arciniega and Tiburcio Gonzales was a daughter, Maria.
Graytown is one of the earliest settled areas in Bexar (and then Wilson) County — it is located on the west side of the San Antonio River just downstream of the junction of the San Antonio River and the Medina River … . Fording the river at this site was convenient because there were gentle descents on both sides of the river … . Graytown during its flourishing days was the religious, social and commercial center south of San Antonio. It was at the crossroads of travel routes from San Antonio to La Bahia (Goliad), San Patricio, Matamoras, Laredo, and other points south and west. A Catholic Church was established in 1854, initially as St. James and then as Our Lady of Guadalupe.
When its post office was established in 1860, the community was in Bexar County, but a boundary change put it in Wilson County in 1869. For many years the post office was a gathering place for area cowboys and ranchers. A school was in operation at the community by 1896, when it had an enrollment of sixty-four. A peak Graytown population of 369 was reached in 1900, but after that many residents moved to nearby Elmendorf on the railroad.
Maria Adelaida Gonzales was born on 3 February 1880 at San Antonio. She married Adolfo Sauceda on 14 September at Bexar County. Adolfo Tarin Sauceda was born on 14 January 1870 at Graytown, and he died on 12 July 1939 at San Antonio. Among the children of Maria Gonzales and Adolfo Sauceda was a son, Antonio.
Antonio Gonzales Sauseda, Sr., was born on 13 April 1912 at Elmendorf, and he died on 25 March 2000 at Long Beach, Los Angeles County, California. [Note: Antonio Sr. chose to spell his family surname "Sauseda."] He married Isabel Guajardo on 28 August 1934 at Bexar County. Isabel Guajardo was born on 25 August 1918 at Westoff, DeWitt County, Texas, and she died on 24 May 2009 at Lubbock, Lubbock County, Texas. Among the children of Isabel Guajardo and Antonio Sauseda, Sr., was a son, Antonio.
Antonio Sauceda, Jr., was born on [date withheld] at Elmendorf. Antonio Sauceda, Jr., is First Families of Bexar County Honoree Number 95.
3. Descent of Olga Arciniega Ziegelman from José Arciniega through Tadeo Mateo Losoya Arciniega
In 2014 descendant Edward Arciniega was recognized as First Families of Bexar County Honoree number 89. In 2015 we were pleased to recognize Edward’s sister, Olga Jean Arciniega Ziegelman, as a First Families of Bexar County honoree, descending from José Miguel Arciniega. The complete lineage was previously published in Our Heritage; here we restate the significant lineage at generations five and six. [See Our Heritage, Fall and Winter 2014-2015, volume 56, Numbers 1 and 2, pages 10–12 for second to fourth generation lineage].
Fred Arciniega Jr. was born on 23 December 1925 at San Antonio, and he died on 6 December 1997 at Bexar County. Fred married Genevieve Nieto on 19 December 1945 at Bexar County. Genevieve was born on 2 January 1926 and died on 4 January 2001. Among their children are a son, Edward, and a daughter, Olga Arciniega.
Edward Nieto Arciniega [birth date withheld] married Rosalinda Herrera. Edward is First Families of Bexar County Honoree Number 89. Olga Jean Arciniega [birth date withheld] married Roger Ziegelman. Olga ArciniegaZiegelman is First Families of Bexar County Honoree Number 94.
Descendants of Joseph “José” de Urrutia, Juana de Dios de Urrutia,
and Ignacio Gonzalez Ynclan/Inclan
Honoree # 91 Bernadette Inclan
Honoree #92 Stephen Mark Coindreau
Honoree #93 Brian Robert Coindreau
Joseph “José” de Urrutia, Juana de Dios de Urrutia, and Ignacio Gonzalez Ynclan/Inclan were identified as early residents of Bexar when descendant John David Inclan was recognized in 2001 as First Families of Bexar County Honoree number 35. In 2015 we were pleased to recognize John David Inclan’s sister, Bernadette Inclan, and her sons, Stephen Mark Coindreau and Brian Robert Coindreau, as First Families of Bexar County honorees. The complete lineage was previously published in Our Heritage; here we restate the information on the significant ancestors in the first and second generations and add the new descendants at generations nine and ten.
Joseph “José” de Urrutia was born about 1678 in Guipuzcoa Province, Kingdom of Spain, and died on 16 July 1741 at La Villa de San Fernando de Béxar, Viceroyalty of New Spain (Mexico). He married (2) Rosa Flores de Valdez who was from Saltillo, Coahuila, New Spain. Among their children was a daughter, Juana.
José de Urrutia came to America before 1691, when, as a member of the Terán expedition, he was left at the garrison established near the Neches River. When the soldiers withdrew in 1693, Urrutia met with an accident on the Colorado River and was forced to remain among the Indians for seven years, was made “captain general” of all the nations hostile to the Apaches, and conducted several extensive campaigns against the Apaches. He rejoined his countrymen shortly after the founding of Mission San Juan Bautista in 1700. By 23 July 1733, when Urrutia was made captain of San Antonio de Béxar Presidio, he had forty years’ experience with the Indians in Coahuila, Nuevo León, and Texas, and was probably the best informed of all Spaniards on Indian affairs in Texas. In the winter of 1739 he led a campaign against the Apaches in the San Saba region.
Juana de Dios de Urrutia was born on 25 July 1709 at Santiago Aspotal, Monclova, Coahuila, New Spain, and died at La Villa de San Fernando de Béxar. She married Ignacio Gonzalez Ynclan/Inclan about 1735 at Monclova, Coahuila. He served as cashier to his father-in-law Captain José Urrutia at the San Antonio de Béxar Presidio during the period 1735–1741. Among their children was a son, Pedro. [See Our Heritage, Spring and Summer, 2001, volume 42, Numbers 3 and 4, pages 13 and 14 for third to seventh generation lineage.]
Encarnation Esquivel Inclan was born on 8 December 1898 at Cavazos Ranch, Vallecillo, Nuevo León, Mexico, and he died on 19 April 1962 at Galveston, Galveston County, Texas. He married Viola Otilia Canales on 2 December 1937 at Texas City, Galveston County. She was born on 29 December 1912, and she died on 17 September 1985. Among their children were a son, John David, and a daughter, Bernadette.
John David Inclan is First families of Bexar County Honoree Number 35. Bernadette Inclan was born on [date withheld] at Galveston, Texas. She married Stephen Henry Coindreau on 27 December 1969 at Bexar County. Bernadette Inclan is First Families of Bexar County Honoree Number 91. Among her children were two sons, Stephen and Brian.
Stephen Mark Coindreau was born on [date withheld] at Bexar County, Texas. Stephen Coindreau is First Families of Bexar County Honoree Number 92. Brian Robert Coindreau was born on [date withheld] at Bexar County, Texas. Brian Coindreau is First Families of Bexar County Honoree Number 93.
Descendants of Manuel Flores/z and Candaleria Lasos
Honoree No. 96 Autumn Celeste Hernandez
Honoree No. 97 Cynthia Gloria Mata Abdo
Honoree No. 98 Nicolas Alexander Mata
Manuel Flores/z and Candaleria Lasos were identified as early residents of Bexar when descendant Gloria Morales Mata was recognized in 2014 as First Families of Bexar County Honoree number 87. In 2015 we were pleased to recognize Gloria’s daughter, Cynthia Mata Abdo, Gloria’s granddaughter, Autumn Celeste Hernandez, and her grandson, Nicholas Alexander Mata, as First Families of Bexar County honorees. The complete lineage was previously published in Our Heritage; here we restate the information on the significant ancestors in the first generation and add the new descendants at generations six, seven, and eight.
Manuel Flores/z was born in Mexico’s province of Texas about 1823. He married Candelaria Lasos de Casanoba on 28 February 1850 at Bexar County, Texas in a civil ceremony. They married again on 18 March 1850 in a religious ceremony at San Fernando Cathedral at San Antonio. Candelaria was born in Coahuila y Tejas, Mexico about 1833. Candelaria was the widow of Leonico Casanoba, whom she had married on 21 February 1849 at Bexar County. Manuel and Candaleria Flores/z had seven or eight children; among them was a daughter, Maria. [See Our Heritage, Fall and Winter 2014-2015, volume 56, Numbers 1 and 2, pages 7-9 for second generation to fifth generation lineage].
Gloria Hughes Morales [birth date withheld] married Jose Francisco Mata on 7 November 1967. Gloria is First Families of Bexar County Honoree Number 87. Among the children of Gloria (Morales) Mata are daughters, Patricia Ann Mata and Cynthia Gloria Mata.
Patricia Ann Mata [birth date withheld] is First Families of Bexar County Honoree Number 86. Among her children is a son, Nicolas Alexander Mata. Cynthia Gloria Mata [birth date withheld] is First Families of Bexar County HonoreeNumber 97. Among her children is a daughter Autumn Celeste Hernandez.
Autumn Celeste Hernandez [birth date withheld] is First Families of Bexar County Honoree Number 96.
Nicolas Alexander Mata [birth date withheld] is First Families of Bexar County Honoree Number 98.
Descendant of Jesse Lindsey McCrocklin
Honoree No. 99, Larry Wayne Luckett
Jesse Lindsey McCrocklin was born on 8 November 1800 at Shelby County, Kentucky, and he died on 22 March 1888 at Blanco County, Texas. He married Isabella Harris on 20 March 1830 at Owensboro, Daviess County, Kentucky. Isabella Harris was born on 12 August 1812 at Owensboro, Kentucky, and she died on 12 January 1902 at Blanco County, Texas. Jesse and Isabella settled in Austin’s Colony, Coahuila y Texas, Mexico, before June 1835 when McCrocklin registered his colonization land grant on the Rio Blanco. But before they could occupy their new ranch, the revolutionary fervor among the Texian Anglo immigrants boiled over.
Like thousands of men and women in later years, Jesse L. McCrocklin’s presence at Béxar was as a result of his military service. As a private in the Washington County Militia Company, Captain James Swisher commanding, McCrocklin participated in the Siege of Béxar in 1835. His company mustered at Gonzales on 8 October 1835 and departed for Béxar on 12 October. At Béxar the Texian volunteers established camps at Mission Espada, at Mission Concepción, and along the Salado Creek. While there were skirmishes between the Texians under General Stephen F. Austin and the defending Mexican forces under General Martín Perfecto de Cos, specific military actions in which McCrocklin participated have not been identified. After six weeks of siege with little military action, many volunteers — lacking winter clothing and equipment to sustain continued operations in the field — left Béxar in late November to return to homes and farms. Having served faithfully with the militia, Jesse L. McCrocklin was discharged at Gonzales on 25 November 1835. He re-entered the militia service in 1836 and again served with the Washington Company during the San Jacinto Campaign under General Sam Houston. He later received a Bounty Land Grant (December 1837) and an Invalid Pension (November 1870) for his service during this period.
Jesse L. McCrocklin returned to the vicinity of San Antonio again in 1842 on the Somervell Campaign, a punitive expedition to Mexico in retaliation to the Mexican incursions earlier that year. He was lieutenant colonel, commanding the Second Regiment, First Brigade, Republic of Texas Militia as a part of the Southwestern Army of Operations which assembled at San Antonio in mid-October 1842. The army remained at and around San Antonio until 25 November when it marched westward to Laredo and Mexico. Lt. Col. McCrocklin remained with the expedition until 11 December when he was placed in charge of volunteers returning to Gonzales where they were discharged on 17 January 1843. Among the seven children of Jessie L. McCrocklin and Isabella Harris McCrocklin was a daughter, Elizabeth “Bettie” McCrocklin.
Elizabeth ‘Bettie’ McCrocklin was born on 22 August 1854 at Independence, Washington County, Texas, and she died on 22 November 1932 at San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. She married William Henri Carnal on 14 February 1871. William Henri Carnal was born on 9 December 1844 at Rapides Parish, Louisiana. He died on 18 August 1893 at San Antonio.
An extended essay on the lives of Bettie McCrocklin and William Henri Carnal has been published previously in Our Heritage. Bettie and Henri relocated from Blanco County to San Antonio in December 1886 where the family settled into a home at 15 Mill Street in the King William neighborhood. Among the twelve children of Bettie McCrocklin and William Henri Carnal was a daughter, Nell McCrocklin Carnal.
Nell McCrocklin Carnal was born on 28 February 1874 at Blanco County, and she died on 20 January 1957 at San Antonio. She married Frank A. Reynolds on 25 January 1894 at San Antonio. Frank A. Reynolds was born in October 1869 at Loachapoka, Lee County, Alabama. He died on 1 April 1962 at Dallas, Dallas County, Texas. Among the three children of Nell Carnal and Frank Reynolds was a daughter, Vida Harriet Reynolds.
Vida Harriet Reynolds was born on 26 December 1897 at Smithville, Bastrop County, Texas. She died on 9 September 1943 at Bexar County. Vida married (1) Herman August Flaig on 11 May 1918 at San Antonio. Herman August Flaig was born on 21 April 1895 at San Antonio. Herman died on 7 June 1976 at San Antonio. Vida married (2) Savantha S. Luckett on 20 July 1927 at San Antonio. Vida Reynolds and Herman Flaig had one child, a son, Herman August Flaig, Jr. [now known as Robert Miles Luckett].
Herman August Flaig, Jr. [now known as Robert Miles Luckett], was born at San Antonio on 27 June 1922, and he died at Austin, Travis County, Texas, on 15 May 2005. He married Murriel Mae Stearns at San Antonio on 16 March 1942. Murriel Mae Stearns was born at Pine Lake, Cass County, Minnesota, on 29 November 1920, and she died at Kingsland, Llano County, Texas, on 5 January 2006. Among the four children of Robert Luckett and Murriel Stearns was a son, Larry Wayne Luckett.
Larry Wayne Luckett was born at San Antonio on [date withheld]. He married Judith Ann Blodgett at Houston, Harris County, Texas, on 2 June 1972. Larry Wayne Luckett is FirstFamilies of Bexar County Honoree Number 99.