Family Tree of Gil Zarate y Bayarena,
Original, Grantee of “Santo Tomas de la Blanca tract.
Family Tree of Gil Zarate y Ballarena, who died between 1850 & 1860 Original Grantee of the Santo Tomas de la Blanca tract of land in Hidalgo County, Texas. Gil Zarate y Ballarena was twice married. His first wife was Refugio Perez (Now dec’d). She bor him three children, viz:
Pilar Zarate, first child and son of Gil Zarate married Josefa Salinas. (Now dead) and by her had eight children named as follows:
Lucia Zarate, daughter of Pilar Zarate, who was a son of Gil Zarate, married Juan Cantu Garza (Now dead) and bore him four children.
Serapio Cantu, who was a son of Lucia Zarate, who was a daughter of Pilar Zarate, who was a son of Gil Zarate, married Patricia Longoria (now living) and had by her five children, Viz:
Rafaela Zarate, daughter of Pilar Zarate, who was a son of Gil zarate, married Desiderio Aguilar (Now alive in Los Villareales, Tamaulipas, Mexico, and left two children by him as follows:
Manuel Zarate, second son of Gil Zarate by his first wife was married twice: His first wife (Now dec’d) bore him four children, viz:
Rosaria Zarate, daughter of Manuel Zarate, who was a son of Gil Zarate by his first wife, married Juan Antonio Ruiz (Now dead) and bore him two children named as follows to wit:
Secundino Zarate, son of Manuel Zarate, who was a son of Gil Zarate, married Petra Diaz (Now dead) and had by her eight children, viz:
Said Manuel Zarate (Son of Gil Zarate) contracted a second marriage with one Josefa Villarreal (Now dec’d) and by her had two children; named as follows, to wit:
Marta Zarate, third child and daughter of Gil Zarate by his first wife, was married to Francisco Elizondo (Now dead) and had by him the following named children to wit:
Said Tiburcia Elizondo, being the widow of Agapito Garza, dec’d by whom she had the four following named children, viz:
Esiquia Elizondo, daughter of Marta Zarate, who was a daughter of Gil Zarate married Placido Rodriguez (Now dead) and had by him two children named as follows, to wit:
Mariana Elizando, daughter of Marta Zarate, who was a daughter of Gil Zarate, never married and died without issue.
Doroteo Elizondo, who was a son of Marta Zarate, who was a daughter of Gil Zarate, died unmarried, without issue and intestate. See note.
Nicanor Elizondo, son of Marta Zarate, who was a daughter of Gil Zarate, is alive and resides with his wife, Modesta Sosa, and his five children, viz: Eulalio Elizondo, Anastacio Elizondo, Valente Elizondo, Tomas Elizando, and Maria Elizondo in Todos Santos, Mexico.
Gil Zarate y Ballarena, aforesaid, contracted a second marriage with one Dolores Gutierrez (now dead) and during coverture with said Dolores Gutierrez, acquired the tract of land in Hidalgo County called “Santo Tomas de la Blanca” by grant from the State of Tamaulipas dated November 22, 1835. By his said second wife Gil Zarate had five children named as follows:
Felipe Zarate, son of Gil Zarate by his second wife, married Santos Vela (now dead) and by her had one son, named:
Jacinto Zarate, son of Felipe Zarate, who was a son of Gil Zarate, survived his parents (See Note)
Mercedes Zarate, daughter of Gil Zarate, married one Nepomuceno Gonzales (Now dead) and had by him one child named Manuel Gonzalez Zarate, who died in infancy, before his parents. Said Mercedes Zarate having survived her said husband and child. She dying some years subsequent to their death in 1872 Mercedes died.
Decidoro Zarate, son of Gil Zarate by his second wife, married Concepcion Saens Pena (Now dead) and had by her three children, viz:-
Dionisio Zarate, son of Gil Zarate, married Viviana Farias (Now living in Tamaulipas, Mexico) and had by her two children named as follows:-
Apolinario Zarate, son of Gil Zarate, married Angela Barrera (Now dead) and had by her one child named Gonzalo Zarate, who died in infancy before either of his parents in 1857. Said Apolonario Zarate dying in 1863 and said Angela Barrera in 1870. After the death of her first husband, said Angela Barrera became the mother of two children named as follows:-
Note No. 1. Said Felipe Zarate, son of Gil Zarate, original grantee, contracted a second marriage with one Pabla Montes, who is now living in Todos Santos, Mexico. No children were born to their mrriage.
Note No. 2. Said Jacinto Zarate, married Ygnacia Longoria (Now dead) and had by her two children, viz:-
Said Jacinto had also an illegitimate son called Higinio.
Esiquia Elizondo, daughter of Francisco Elizondo was married a second time to one Vicente Olivares (Now living) and had four children named as follows, to wit:-
Doroteo Elizondo, son of Francisco Elizondo who was a son-in-law of Gil Zarate, married Daria Lopez (Now dead) and by her had a son:
Fortunato Elizondo, Male; alive (or supposed to be)
The above history was furnished me by another party, also an heir of Gil Zarate.
To certify which, witness my hand this the 16th day of June, A.D. 1905
Signature: James H. Edwards
Dolores Gutierrez, after death of Gil Zarate, married Felipe Lopez, who died. Then Dolores married Agustin Tijerina, who survived his wife.
The State of Texas §§
County of Starr §§
Felipe Barrera, being duly sworn on oath desposes and says that he is a resident of the village of Valades in the State of Tamaulipas, Mexico, of the age of 56 years, and a farmer by occupation. That he has been intimately acquainted all during his life with the family of Gil Zarate and that he knows that said Gil Zarate was twice married. That he first married one Maria Refugio Perez. That his second wife was one Dolores Gutierrez, and having carefully examined and having had read over to him the foregoing family tree or history of the said Gil Zarate y Ballarena, says that the same is true and correct in every particular, to the best of his knowledge, belief and information. Felipe Barrera
Sworn to and subscribed before me this the 6th day of February A.D. 1906
Signature: Miguel P. Juarez, Notary Public, Starr County, Texas
I James H. Edwards, Attorney-at-law, Hidalgo, Texas do hereby certify that the foregoing family tree of Gil Zarate y Ballarena was prepared by me after seeing all the data possible from several old members of said Zarate’s family, among whom may be mentioned Tomas Zarate and Eliseo Zarate.
I further certify that as shown by the Church Records of Camargo, Mexico, said Gil Zarate married his first wife Maria Refugia Perez on June 14, 1802. She died on October 12, 1813, said Zarate married his second wife D9olores Gutierrez, on or about Sept. 5th 1814. She is supposed to have died in December 1878 after the death of said Gil Zarate, and of her second husband, Felipe Lopez, having survived her her (sic) husband Augustin Tijerina but no children except the five (5) sons and daughters by said Gil Zarate or their heirs.
(See family tree for dates of death of some of said children)
Witness my hand this 9th day of Feb. 1906. Signature James H. Edwards
Filed for record on this 3rd day of July A.D. 1911 @ 4:30 O’clock P.M.
A. E. Chavez, Clerk County Court, Hidalgo Co., Texas
Recorded July 6 A.D. 1911 at 9:20 O’clock A.M.