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General Census Report of La Bahia del Espiritu Santo, 
April 24, 1825.  
Household Nos. 97 through 103

Census which manifests the number of souls of the residents of this town, with expression of their occupations, status and ages.

The following is an exact copy of the data recorded for the April 24, 1825, census for the jurisdiction of La Bahia del Espiritu Santo.  It is included on this site because many of the residents are familiar names to Refugio County.  This information was originally published by The Institute of Texan Cultures and was prepared by Rena McWilliams as part of  the TXGenWeb Project for the personal use of family researchers only.  It is provided without cost, and commercial use of this copy of the original printed publication is strictly prohibited.

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Families Names   Occupations Status Age
No. 97 Don Rafael MANCHOLA Military man Md 25
  Dona Maria de Jesus de LEON   Md 19
No. 98 Don Jose de Jesus ALDRETE Retired Military man Md 60
  Dona Francisca de URRUTIA   Md 59
  Dona Mariana ALDRETE   Sg 36
  Monica ALDRETE   Sg 19
Servant Maria Josefa ALVARADO   Wd 60
  Maria Rosa ALVARADO   Sg 19
  Francisco ALVARADO Sheepherder Sg 16
Servant Vicente RAMOS   Md 48
  Jesusa CORTES   Md 42
  Carmel RAMOS   Sg 16
  Juan RAMOS   Sg 17
  Paula CANO   Wd 60
No. 99 Bernave de la GARZA Invalid Md 70
  Maria Nicolasa POBEDANO   Md 50
No. 100 Miguel LIENDO Invalid Md 46
  Tomasa de LEON   Md 38
  Antonio LIENDO   Sg 19
  Maria Josefa LIENDO   Sg 16
  Maria Antonia LIENDO   Sg 13
  Jose de Jesus LIENDO   Sg 14
No. 101 Juan  RAMON Invalid Md 38
  Luisa RODRIGUEZ   Md 26
No. 102 Don Encarnacion VASQUEZ Scribe Md 36
No. 103 Don Jose Miguel ALDRETE Businessman Md 26
  Dona Candelaria de LEON   Md 22
  Jose Maria ALDRETE   Sg 6
  Jose de Jesus ALDRETE     2
  Jose Trinidad ALDRETE     1
The following geometric report manifests the census of persons which form this town, with expression of their sexes, status and occupation.
Classes:  85 Married Men; 87 Married Women; 156 Single Men; 118 Single Women; 17 Widowers; 59 Widows; for a total of 522.

60 Married men with occupation; 88 single men with occupation; and 96 men without occupation; all of which were included in the total.

La Bahia del Espiritu Santo, Apr. 24, 1825.

Juan Jose HERNANDEZ (Rubric)



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