THE LA MESA CEMETERY

The La Mesa Cemetery was established in 1894. The cemetery is located about 9 miles west of Rachal, Texas. It is in on FM 755. It is about 2 miles north of the road. The cemetery is on private land and a private road leads to the cemetery. The land is owned by Trinidad De Luna Cantu, one of the heirs of Vivian De Luna and Juanita Perez De Luna. Juanita was the grand-daughter of Manuel Perez Gonzalez. The cemetery is dedicated to the memory of Manuel Perez Gonzalez.

Manuel Perez was the grandson of Pedro Joseph Perez and Maria Manuela De La Garza. Pedro Joseph was the owner of Porcion 74 in Camargo. He bought the land grant from Pedro Lugo, his cousin. Manuel’s parents were Jose Maria Perez and Juana Longoria Gonzalez. Manuel Perez was also a great-grandson of Don Matias Longoria (Original Grantee of Porcion 93 (West Part) in Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico and Margarita Hinojosa. Juana Gonzalez, the daughter of Gertrudis Longoria and Jose Joaquin Gonzalez, married Jose Maria Perez.

Manuel Perez bought a league (4,428.4 acres) of La Encantada grant from Gregorio Villarreal on September 25, 1873 for $500.00.

No one is denied burial at La Mesa Cemetery.

Vivian De Luna bought the land from Paula Perez and Juan Diego Perez who were moving to Starr County. The cemetery was included in the sale. Trinidad De Luna Cantu inherited the land from her father Vivian De Luna and is still living at the ranch.

Name Birth Death Comment
Francisca Cameron
Rafael Cantu
? Chavez
? Chavez
Santiago Campos Contreras
Clemente De Luna
Epifanio De Luna
Julian De Luna
Juanita De Luna
Juanita Perez De Luna
Marcelo De Luna
Rafaela De Luna
Vivian De Luna
Emilio Escalante
Gregorio Escalante
Inez Escalante
Norma Escalante
Victoria Escalante
Andrea Z. Flores
Ignacio Flores
Carolina M. Flores
Melchor Fonseca
Alberto Garcia
Alfonso Garza
Gonzalo M. Garza
Rafaela M. Garza
Manuel Perez Gonzalez
Felipe Guzman
Juanita Hernandez
Antonia Lucio
Estefana Lucio
Felipe Lucio
Guadalupe M. Lucio
Juanita G. Lucio
Pablo Lucio
Adan Martinez
Anastacia V. Martinez
Arcadia Martinez
Criselda P. Martinez
Feliciana Martinez
Jose Maria Martinez
Juan Martinez
Juan O. Martinez
Manuel Martinez
Matilde Martinez
Nori Martinez
Pedro Martinez
Rita Martinez
Salvador Martinez
Victor Martinez
Virginia Martinez
Hector Montemayor
Altagracia L. Perez
Amado Perez
Antonia Bazan Perez
Arturo Perez
Arturo T. Perez
Candelario Perez
Carmelito Perez
Gabriela Alvarez Perez
Juan Perez
Juan Diego Perez
Juana T. Perez
Pablo Perez
Rodolfo Perez
Ruperto Perez
Ruperto Perez
Maria M. Ramirez
Nori Gloria Reyes
Paula De Luna Reyes
Perfecto Reyes
Eloisa or Elvira Rodriguez
Mauricia Rodriguez
Maria Estefana Silvas
Benita Cantu Soliz
Deciderio Soliz
Jose Soliz
Josefa L. Soliz
Zaragosa Soliz
Agustin Venecia
Eugenia Venecia
Eulogio Villarreal
Gregorio Villarreal
Josefina Villarreal
Margarita M. Villarreal
10-29-1893
12-23-1907


01-31-1933




05-16-1878
10-15-1911
1846
12-02-1886
08-06-1889
05-09-1922
08-15-1881
10-30-1958
05-08-1880
11-30-1892
02-02-1884
07-03-1933





1812

1899

12-26-1900

04-22-1897

02-02-1891
02-05-1926
01-22-1877
01-12-1904


05-30-1861

1895



04-13-1827

02-22-1922
03-06-1859

09-09-1949
-6-02-1899
08-13-1884
06-11-1851
08-03-1930
03-26-1911
02-02-1882
07-02-1935
1813


1883
04-07-1893


03-20-1919
1904
1942
08-05-1909
09-27-1903

02-27-1895
08-10-1949
03-21-1882
01-18-1908
10-03-1919
04-19-1908
10-23-1874
10-01-1905
09-28-1892

11-11-1886

1873
11----1918
05-24-1996


10-24-1999




01-03-1958
07-22-1995
05-30-1911
10-12-1957
07-29-1959
06-03-1972
01-05-1925
05-23-1973
12-27-1971
04-01-1983
10-07-1953
12-18-1997





1894

1978

08-10-1935

01-11-1922

12-27-1980
06-27-1986
09-23-1959
04-28-1976


02-25-1944

1978



02-20-1912

07-10-1935
02-08-1949

08-12-1994
09-25-1984
06-26-1941
09-30-1943
03-10-1934
12-25-1928
03-31-1955
07-04-1935



1973
03-18-1982


03-27-1919
1994
1942
04-16-1974
11-23-1972

1960
08-15-1949
11-01-1921
02-09-1976


07-28-1952
12-28-1975


03-01-1976



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* Her body is buried in Santa Rita Cemetery. Her remains were never moved to La Mesa Cemetery. Her husband is buried at La Mesa.
**Grave doesn't exist anymore.
***Old grave marker made by a school teacher named Juan in 1922.

Many thanks to Irma Longoria Cavazos
for her generosity in sharing this file with me for use in the TXGenWeb Project.


Shirley Cullum Brooks County Coordinator
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