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.
Descendant of Jose Manuel Casanova and Maria del Carmen del Toro
Honoree No. 109 Barbara Jean Garcia Chavez
Jose Manuel Peres Casanova was born on 4 June 1760 at Villa de San Fernando de Béxar, Department of Texas, Viceroyalty of New Spain. He died after 6 July 1817 at San Fernando de Béxar. Jose Manuel married Maria del Carmen del Toro about 1782. Maria Carmen, the daughter of Antonio del Toro and Ana San Miguel, was born about 1763 in Orcoquisac, New Spain, and died between 1793 and 1797.
Jose Manuel Peres Casanova was the son of Jose Antonio Peres Casanova and Juana Gertrudis de la Zerda. José Antonio Peres Casanova was among the four single men who comprised the “Sixteenth Family” on the Cuautitlán list of the immigrants to New Spain from the Canary Islands. These “Canary Islanders” established the first regularly organized civil government in Texas at Villa de San Fernando in 1731. The children of Jose Manuel Peres Casanova and Maria del Carmen del Toro were:
i. Jose Manuel Casanova was born on 3 November 1783, and he died on 14 November 1783 at Villa de San Fernando de Béxar.
ii. Maria Gertrudes Regina Casanova was born on 29 December 1784 at Villa de San Fernando.
iii. Jazinto Casanova was born in 1785.
iv. Juan Francisco Casanova was baptized on 18 October 1786.
v. Maria Solome Ysidora Casanova was born on 21 October 1791 at Villa de San Fernando.
Juan Francisco Casanova was baptized on 18 October 1786 at San Fernando Parish Church at Villa de San Fernando. He married Maria de Jesus Leal at Villa de San Fernando.8 Maria, the daughter of Francisco Rafael Leal and Juana/Ana Francisca Jimenez, was the great-granddaughter of Juan Leal “Goraz,” the head of the “First Family” of Canary Island immigrants to New Spain in 1731. Maria was born on 25 June 1790 at Villa de San Fernando, and she died on 19 May 1849 at San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. Among the children of Juan Francisco Casanova and Maria de Jesus Leal was a son, Jose Ildefonso Remijio Leal Casanova,
Jose Ildefonso Remijio Leal Casanova was born on 20 January 1814 at Villa de San Fernando. He married Maria Ramona del Loreta Dorotea Estrada on 19 April 1841 at Bexar County. Loreta was born on 8 September 1811. Remijio and Loreta were residing at San Antonio in 1850 and 1860. Among their children was a son, Juan Estrada Casanova.
Juan Estrada Casanova was born on 24 June 1845, and he died on 3 February 1918 at San Antonio. Juan Estrada married Maria de Jesus Morales on 25 May 1868 at Bexar County. Maria de Jesus, the daughter of Miguel Morales and Maria Santos Coy, was born about 1850, and she died on 20 November 1924 at San Antonio. Among their twelve children was a son, Remijio M. Casanova.
Remijio M. Casanova was born on 14 September 1885 at Elmendorf, Bexar County, Texas, and he died on 24 April 1961 at San Antonio. Remijio married Carmen “Carmela” Garza on 12 December 1909 atSan Antonio. Carmela Garza was born on 8 July 1893, and she died on 6 August 1942. Among their children was a daughter, Mary.
Mary Casanova, one of 11 or 12 children of Remijio and Carmen, was born on 14 April 1914, and she died on 3 October 1990 at San Antonio. She married Victor Garcia on 30 September 1940 at Bexar County. Victor was born on 23 March 1903, and he died on 28 March 1972 at San Antonio. Among their children was a daughter, Amelia.
Amelia Garcia is living. She was born at San Antonio. Her daughter is Barbara Jean Garcia Chavez.
EIGHTH GENERATION Barbara Jean Garcia Chavez is First Families of Bexar County honoree number 109.
NOTE: Other descendants from the lineage of Jose Antonio Peres Casanova and Juana Gertrudis de la Zerda, as well as those from the lineage of Juan Leal “Goraz” who link to individuals in this line have been identified by previous FFBC Honorees and were published by SAGHS in: Larry W. Luckett (ed.), First Families of Bexar County, Texas: Descendant Lineages of Residents of Béxar, San Antonio, and Bexar County prior to 1850.
Descendants of Nepomuceno Hernandez
Honoree No. 110 Thomas Ingle Jackson and
No. 111 Karen Marie Jackson Murrell
This lineage is a new line in the descendants of Francisco Hernandez, as published in the San Antonio Genealogical and Historical Society (Larry W. Luckett, ed., First Families of Bexar County, Texas: Descendant Lineages of Residents of Béxar, San Antonio, and Bexar County prior to 1850, p. 13). The descendant line branches at Francisco’s great-great-grandson Nepomuceno Hernandez and his wife Maria Luisa de los Santos Coy, and continues through their son Juan Francisco Monico Hernandez.
Nepomuceno Hernandez was born about 1794 in Villa de San Fernando and died about 1828. He married Maria Luisa de los Santos Coy on 18 October 1821 at San Fernando de Béxar. Maria Luisa was born 18 October 1797 at Presidio del Rio Grande. She died on 22 April 1849 at San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas.
Maria Luisa de Los Santos Coy was the daughter of José Segundo de los Santos Coy, a cabo (corporal) at Presidio de San Juan Bautista del Río Grande (present-day Guerrero, Coahuila, Mexico) in 1805. He died about 1813, perhaps at the Battle of Medina, and the rest of the family was listed in the 1820 census of Béxar.
Among the five children of Nepomuceno Hernandez and Maria Luisa de los Santos Coy was a son, Juan Francisco Monico Hernandez.
Juan Francisco Monico Hernandez was born on 4 May 1823 at San Fernando de Béxar. He died before 1870. He married Zenovefa/Genoveva Lopez on 20 March 1859 at Bexar County. She married second, Juan Rodriguez on 17 February 1870 at Bexar County. Genoveva was born in Mexico about 1830. She died sometime after 23 October 1875. Among the children of Juan Francisco Monico Hernandez and Zenovefa/Genoveva Lopez were a daughter, Margarita Hernandez and a son, Guadalupe Hernandez. [The descendants of Guadalupe Hernandez have been previously published (Luckett, First Families of Bexar County, p. 15)].
Margarita Hernandez was born on 11 January 1856 at San Antonio. She died on 21 February 1934 at San Antonio. Margarita married William Thomas Ingle on 25 January 1879 at San Antonio. William was born on 14 September 1855 at San Antonio and died on 14 January 1912 at San Antonio. Among the children of Margarita Hernandez and William Ingle was a son, Lee Anthony Ingle.
Lee Anthony Ingle was born on 26 October 1894 at San Antonio. He died on 12 June 1983 at San Antonio. Lee married Frances Eva Dozier on 7 June 1915 at San Antonio. Frances Eva died on 7 December 1966 at San Antonio. Among the children of Lee Anthony Ingle and Frances Eva Dozier was a daughter, Marie Louise Ingle.
Marie Louise Ingle was born on 4 October 1917 at San Antonio. She died on 25 September 1987 at San Antonio. Marie Louise married William Stanley Jackson on 14 December 1942 at Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma. William died on 25 October 1977 at Fort Sam Houston, Bexar County. Children of Marie Louise Ingle and William Stanley Jackson are Thomas Ingle Jackson and Karen Marie Jackson Murrell.
TENTH GENERATION Thomas Ingle Jackson is First Families of Bexar County honoree number 110, and Karen Marie Jackson Murrell is First Families of Bexar County honoree number 111.
Descendants of Antonio Gil Ybarbo and Maria Padilla
Honoree No. 115 Geneva L. Padilla Torres
Honoree No. 116 Shirley Hodges Williams
Antonio Gil Ybarbo/Y’Barbo/Ibarvo was born about 1729 at Presidio de los Adaes, under the jurisdiction of the Province of Texas (now located in Louisiana). He was the son of Mateo Antonio Ybarbo and Juana Lutgerda Hernandez, colonists sent by the Spanish government from the province of Andalusia, Spain, to the province of Texas in 1725. Antonio died about 1809 at his home, Rancho La Lucana, on the west bank of the Attoyac River (the eastern boundary of current Nacogdoches County).
Antonio Ybarbo married Maria Padilla who was born about 1733. She died on 24 September 1794. He married second Marie Guadalupe de Herrera at San Antonio de Béxar on 25 January 1796.
France transferred Louisiana to Spain in 1762, and as a Spanish Texas border with French territory no longer existed, Spain chose to close the settlement and presidio at Los Adaes. In 1772 Antonio Ybarbo, his family, and other residents of Adaes were forced to leave their homes and move to Villa de San Fernando de Béxar. Ybarbo became the leader of the Adaeseños in their appeals to Spanish authorities to allow the return to their East Tejas settlement. Appeals were successful and in 1779 Ybarbo led the settlers back to East Tejas, establishing the settlement of Nacogdoches. At Nacogdoches he constructed the “Old Stone Fort”, originally as a residence and then expanded as a customs house/trading post. When built in 1788–1791 the two-story stone building was the largest building in Texas.
Antonio Gil Ibarvo was Spanish lieutenant governor and commander of the militia at Nacogdoches in the late eighteenth century, and was appointed judge of contraband. Persons who were tried for smuggling contraband made repeated complaints against Ibarvo until he tendered his resignation as civil governor in 1790. Antonio was living in San Antonio for about seven years.
The children of Antonio Ybarbo and Maria Padilla were named in his May 1800 will that states that three of his children had pre-deceased him.
i. Mariano, died before 19 May 1800.
ii. Marcos, died before 19 May 1800.
iii. Maria Antonia.
iv. Maria Josefa, died before 19 May 1800.
Mariano Ybarbo died by about 1798. He married Teresa Mora. She was born about 1751 and was living with her children in 1809 at Nacogdoches. In 1809 Teresa’s possessions included cattle, corn crop, and four horses from her deceased husband, Mariano Ybarbo. These possessions were given to his son Jose Ignacio Ybarbo. Among the children of Mariano Ybarbo and Teresa Mora was a son, Jose Ignacio Ybarbo/Ibarbo.
Jose Ignacio Ybarbo was born about 1778-1782. He married Maria Cleta Flores about 1806. She was born about 1788. Jose Ignacio was listed as widower in 1828. Among the children of Jose Ignacio Ybarbo and Maria Cleta Flores was a son, Benino/Benigno Ybarbo.
Benino/Benigno Ybarbo was born about 1808. He married Maria Olalla Crus, born about 1811. Among the children of Benino Ybarbo and Maria Olalla Crus was a son, Guadalupe Ybarbo.
Guadalupe Ybarbo was born in Texas about 1835. Guadalupe married Maria Louisa Procella on 26 February 1857. She was born in Texas about 1836. In 1860 the family resided at Nacogdoches County, Texas. Among the children of Guadalupe Ybarbo and Maria Louisa Procella was a son, Jesus Ybarbo.
Jesus Ybarbo was born on 15 December 1858. He was baptized on 2 January 1858. He married Carmen Cruz on 23 June 1878 in Wilson County, Texas. Jesus died on 15 December 1955 at Austin, Travis County, Texas. Carmen died on 17 December 1910 in Franklin County, Texas. Jesus once served as a Texas Ranger. Among the children of Jesus Ybarbo and Carmen Cruz was a son, Eusebio Ybarbo.
Eusebio C. Ybarbo was born on 17 December 1893 in Texas and died on 13 July 1979 at Austin. He married Cecilia “Sarah” Perez. The 1930 census of Dallas County, Texas lists this family as “Jim Ebarb.” He is buried at Austin as Eusebio C. “Jim/Jimmy” Ybarbo. Cecilia died on 9 February 1989 at Austin. Their apparent first child was born about 1915. There is a civil ceremony marriage record for Mrs. Cecilia Peres and Mr. Eusebio Cruz Ybarbo at Dallas in 1957; an earlier record of a church marriage has not been found. Their daughters were Mary Lois and Sophie.
Mary Lois Ybarbo was born on 10 February 1932 at Robertson County, Texas. She died on 21 December 1984 at Austin. Mary Lois married Domingo N. Padilla on 24 July 1947 at Rockwall County, Texas. Domingo died on 6 May 1972 at Austin. Among the children of Mary Lois Ybarbo and Domingo Padilla were four daughters:
i. Cecilia Padilla-Lopez,
ii. Irene Padilla Alvarado,
iii. Sophie Y’Barbo Padilla Gregory
iv. Geneva L. Padilla Torres
Sophie Ybarbo was born at Austin. Her daughter is Shirley Hodges Williams.
NINTH GENERATION Irene Padilla Alvarado is First Families of Bexar County honoree number 112, Cecilia Padilla-Lopez is honoree number 113, Sophie Y’Barbo Padilla Gregory is honoree Number 114, Geneva L. Padilla Torres is honoree number 115, and Shirley Hodges Williams is honoree number 116.
Descendant of Juan Banul and Maria Adriana Garcia
Honoree No. 117 Paul Casanova Garcia
Juan Banul was born in Brussels, when Belgium was part of the Spanish Empire. He was at the Presidio San Antonio de Béxar as early as 1719. He was buried on 29 May 1775 at Villa de San Fernando de Béxar. In 1730, Juan Banul married Maria Adriana Garcia who had been born in Flanders, then a region of Spanish rule. She was buried on 10 April 1765 at Villa de San Fernando de Béxar.
Juan Banul was the Cabo de Ecudadra (corporal of the squad) at the Presidio. In 1721 he joined the Aguayo Expedition, mounted to re-establish Spanish control of East Texas against French incursions. The expedition resulted in the increase in the number of missions in Texas from two to ten, the increase in the number of presidios from one to four, and the establishment of so definite a Spanish claim to Texas that it was never again disputed by France or by the French in Louisiana." Following the year-long expedition, Banul remained at the Presidio San Antonio de Béxar.
Banul was a master craftsman and the only blacksmith in Spanish Texas at the time. He did much of the ironwork on both the Mission San Antonio de Valero (the Alamo) and Mission San Jose. In 1741 when he had been in Royal Military Service for over 20 years, Juan Banul received a grant of land near the grants of Juan Leal "Goraz" and Marcelino Martinez. His land was also close to that of Manuel de Carvajal and just east of the grant awarded to Xavier Cantu, the widow of Geronimo de Ia Garza. Banul's grant was located on the south of Commerce Street, just west of the grant of Christoval de los Santos Coy. Juan Banul and Maria Adriana Garcia had a daughter, Manuela Banul.
Manuela Banul was born on 14 November 1731 at Villa de San Fernando de Béxar. She was buried on 13 March 1803 at Villa de San Fernando de Béxar. Manuela married (1) Manuel Leal, a Canary Island settler at Béxar and grandson of Juan Leal "Goraz" in 1749. Descendants of Manuela Banul and Manuel Leal have been previously published. Manuela Banul married (2) Vicente Ferrer Enrique de Amador, son of Ygnacio Xavier Alexo Enriques de Amador and Maria Nicolasa de Soto, on 4 October 1756 at Villa de San Fernando de Béxar. He was born at what is today Celaya, Guanajuato, Mexico. Vicente and Manuela are listed with sons Jose Manuel, Jose Maria, Juan Maria, and daughter Juana Maria in 1790, and with unnamed children in 1793, 1795, 1796, and 1797. Among the children of Manuela Banul and Vicente Ferrer Enrique de Amador was a daughter, Maria Theresa De Guadalupe De Amador.
Maria Theresa De Guadalupe De Amador was horn on 3 January 1773 at Villa de San Fernando de Béxar. She married Juan Jose Vicente Curbelo between 1788 to 1791 in Louisiana. The son of Joseph Antonio Curbelo and Rita Flores, Juan was born on 8 April 1771 at Villa de San Fernando de Béxar. Juan Jose Vicente Curbelo was the great-grandson of Juan Curbelo, the patriarch of the Second Family of the Canary Island immigrants who came to Béxar in 1731. Among the children of Juan Jose Vicente Curbelo and Maria Theresa de Guadalupe de Amador was a daughter, Juana Gertrudes Rita Luisa Curbelo.
Juana Gertrudes Rita Luisa was born on 19 August 1797 at Villa de San Fernando de Béxar. She married Jose Maria Teleforo de Jesus Delgado, son of Clemente Delgado and Maria Sansera, on 4 July 1820 in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. He was born on 5 January 1797 at Villa de San Fernando de Béxar. Among the children of Jose Maria Teleforo de Jesus Delgado and Juana Gertrudes Rita Luisa Curbelo was a son, Clemente Delgado.
Clemente Delgado was born about 1828 at Opelousas. He died on 31 August 1882 at Floresville, Wilson County, Texas. Clemente married (1) D. Arsiniega. She died before July 1872. He married (2) Concepcion Flores on 15 July 1872 at San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas. She was born about 1842 in Texas. Among the children of Clemente Delgado and Concepcion Flores was a daughter Delfina Delgado.
Delfina Delgado was born on 3 March 1875 at Graytown, Wilson County, Texas. She married Jesus Julio Flores, son of Eduardo Flores and Zaragoza Seguin, on 25 June 1896 at Floresville. Jesus Julio Flores was born about 1871 in Texas, and he died on 26 October 1940 at San Antonio. Among the children of Jesus Julio Flores and Delfina Delgado was a daughter Maria Concepcion Flores.
Maria Concepcion Flores was born on 30 May 1899 at Graytown. She died on 6 August 1986 at San Antonio. She married Jose Mamerto Casanova, son of Alfinio Casanova and Maria Jesus Rodriguez, on 9 May 1926 at San Antonio. He was born on 11 May 1897 at Elmendorf, Wilson County. He died on 17 January 1969 at San Antonio. Among the children of Jose Mamerto Casanova and Maria Concepcion Flores was a daughter Connie Concepcion Casanova.
Connie Concepcion Casanova was born on 1 August 1927 at San Antonio. She died on 25 January 1994 at San Antonio. She married Paul Rodriguez Garcia, son of Pedro Garcia and Maria Pontaja, on 8 May 1951 at San Antonio. He was born on 19 July 1924 at St. Hedwig, Bexar County, and he died on 21 April 2011 at San Antonio. Among the children of Paul Rodriguez Garcia and Connie Concepcion Casanova was a son Paul Casanova Garcia.
NINTH GENERATION Paul Casanova Garcia is First Families of Bexar County honoree number 117.