This census enumerates the Spaniards, Indians, Mulattoes and Mestizos separately, and it
further breaks down the population by those who are married, widowers,
widows and single. For faster loading, different portions are on
different pages. Unmarried Spaniards was the third division. I copied the records as they were originally
published. If there are errors (other than typographical), then
they exist in the original transcription.
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The general manuscript series, consisting in large part of translated summaries, documents the Black's experience in Texas. The translation of this series was not brought to completion. In 1973 the project ended after an evaluation of the work revealed that the intended scope had been surpassed and that the work had the potential for a scholarly publication.
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Census report taken by the Cavalry Lieutenant Don Manuel de Espada, Commandant of the Presidio of La Bahia del Espiritu Santo, and belonging to the year of 1790.
Census report which manifests the number of neighbors and individuals which reside in this jurisdiction, with particular distinction of their status, classes and castes, of all persons of both sexes, children included.
Pedro NEXERA, married; his occupation field worker; his family, one small son.
|2||Manuel VILLAFRANCA, married; his occupation herder; without a family.|
|3||Jose Marcelino CIRIO, married; his occupation herder; his family, one small son.|
|4||Diego CABRERA, married; his occupation farmer; his family, one servant.|
|5||Cayetano CASTRO, married; his occupation herdere; without a family.|
|6||Jose LARA, married; his occupation field worker; his family, one small boy.|
|7||Phelipe GAMEZ, married; his occupation herder; his family, four sons: one over 15 years and three small ones.|
|8||Santos LARA, married; his occupation field worker; without a family.|
|9||Juan FLORES, married; his occupation tailor; without a family.|
|10||Jose FLORES, married; his occupation tailor; without a family.|
|11||Reyes ALVARADO, married; his occupation tailor; his family three small sons.|
|12||Felis CORTES, married; his occupation field worker; his family, two small sons.|
|13||Juan NAVA, married; his occupation field worker; his family, one daughter 10 years old.|
|14||Jose Polinario PERES, married; his occupation field worker; his family, one small daughter.|
|15||Jose Antonio VALDES, married; his occupation servant; without a family.|
|16||Antonio CORTES, married; his occupation field worker; his family, two unmarried sons, and one small girl.|
|17||Felis de los REYES, married; his occupation cowboy; without a family.|
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