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Descendants of Estevan Contreras and Librada Saldaña

[Estevan Contreras | Francisco Contreras | Abel Contreras]

This chart contains a partial record of four generations of the family of Estevan Contreras and Librada Saldaņa. It should be viewed as a incomplete record and a work-in-progress, with changes to be made as new information is obtained. Also, an extensive amount of information on living relatives has not been included here to respect the privacy of these individuals. Instead of known living relatives, the word "child" has been written. If you find your name listed as "child" but would like to have your actual name included, please let me know. This kind of recording might seem a bit sterile and dry, but I would to respect individual privacy unless expressed permission is granted to list names otherwise. Please contact me directly for information about those listed here or others who might be related to you, but are not found in this descendants chart. Also, contact me regarding any corrections to this chart. Press here to find where I appear in this family chart.

1. Estevan Contreras, b. March 1850 at Nuevo León, Mexico, d. ca. 1928 at Tynan, Bee, Texas, USA

Father: Mr. Contreras, b. ca. 1825 at Nuevo León, Mexico
Mother: Mrs. Contreras, b. ca. 1830 at Nuevo León, Mexico
Reference: 24
MARRIAGE-SPOUSE: Cameron County-Index to Marriages (grooms); 1869-
1957, page 34; FHC Film 1016183.
MARRIAGE-SPOUSE: Cameron County Marriage Records; book E, page 305;
Estevan Contreras and Librada Saldaña, 26 July 1878.
RESIDENCE: 1880 Texas Soundex; FHC Film 448854; Surname Code -
C536.
CENSUS-RESIDENCE: 1880 Texas Census; Brownsville, Cameron, TX; FHC
Film 1255294.
RESIDENCE: Texas 1900 Soundex; FHC Film 1248777.
CENSUS-BIRTH-RESIDENCE-IMMIGRATION-NATURALIZATION: 1900 Texas
Census; Bee, Bee County (Justice Precinct 7), TX; Volume 10,
Supervisor's District 13, Enumeration District 11, sheet 9, line 45,
dwelling number 164, family number 171; NOTE-CONFLICT: Immigration
to the States listed as 1875 and unnaturalized (see 1920 Census). Also,
he is able to read and write according to record; FHC Film 1241612.
CENSUS-RESIDENCE-NATURLIZATION: 1910 Texas Census; Bee, Bee
County, TX; Enumeration District 14, Sheet 12, Dwelling number 196,
Family number 198; FHC Film 1375541. NOTE: Immigration and
naturalization are listed as unknown. He is engaged in general farming,
works on his own, and can read and write according to record.
CENSUS-BIRTH-RESIDENCE-IMMIGRATION-NATURALIZATION: Texas 1920
Census; Bee, Bee, TX (Precinct 6); Supervisor's District 14, Enumeration
District 12, sheet 3-A, line 11; FHC Film 1821775. NOTE: Name listed as
"Stephan." CONFLICT: According the census, he immigrated to the States
in 1871 and was naturalized in 1885 (see 1900 census).
BIRTH-DEATH-BURIAL: Letter from Abel and Ana Maria Contreras; dated
26 May 1988; Original in the possession of S. Davis.

Spouse: Librada Saldaña, b. July 1862 at Tamaulipas, Mexico, d. ca. 1929 at Tynan, Bee, Texas, USA (return to Contreras page)

Father: Mr. Saldaña, b. ca. 1835 at Tamaulipas, Mexico
Mother: Mrs. Saldaña, b. ca. 1840 at Tamaulipas, Mexico
Reference: 25
MARRIAGE-SPOUSE: Cameron County-Index to Marriages (brides), page 5;
FHC Film 1016184.
MARRIAGE-SPOUSE: Cameron County Marriage Records; book E, page 305;
Estevan Contreras and Librada Saldaña, 26 July 1878.
RESIDENCE: 1880 Texas Soundex; FHC Film 448854; Surname Code -
C536.
CENSUS-RESIDENCE: 1880 Texas Census; Brownsville, Cameron, TX; FHC
Film 1255294.
RESIDENCE-BIRTH: Texas 1900 Soundex; FHC Film 1248777.
CENSUS-BIRTH-RESIDENCE: 1900 Texas Census; Bee, Bee County (Justice
Precinct 7), TX; Volume 10, Supervisor's District 13, Enumeration
District 11, sheet 9, line 46, dwelling number 164, family number 171;
FHC Film 1241612. NOTE: She can neither read nor write according to
record.
CENSUS-RESIDENCE: 1910 Texas Census; Bee, Bee County, TX;
Enumeration District 14, Sheet 12, Dwelling number 196, Family number
198; FHC Film 1375541.
CENSUS-BIRTH-RESIDENCE-IMMIGRATION-NATURALIZATION: Texas 1920
Census; Bee, Bee, TX (Precinct 6); Supervisor's District 14, Enumeration
District 12, sheet 3-A, line 12; FHC Film 1821775. CONFLICT: According
to the census, Librada came to the States in 1900 which is incorrect
based on other records, and was unnaturalized. NOTE: She can not speak
English.
BIRTH-DEATH-BURIAL: Letter from Abel and Ana Maria Contreras; dated
26 May 1988; Original in the possession of S. Davis.
Married 26 July 1878 at Brownsville, Cameron, Texas, USA.

Children and grandchildren: 2. Rebecca Contreras, b. 1879 at Brownsville, Cameron, Texas, USA, m. See Notes, ca. 1898 at of Beeville, Bee, Texas, USA; 1 grandchild

  • 4. Anita Contreras, b. January 1882 at Harlingen, Cameron, Texas, USA, m. Dario Rozalez, 5 October 1902 at Beeville, Bee, Texas, USA; 3 grandchildren
  • 8. Francisco Contreras (2), b. 5 April 1884 at Harlingen, Cameron, Texas, USA, m. Carolina Saldaña, 10 September 1905 at Beeville, Bee, Texas, USA, m. Arcadia Perez, 20 September 1919 at Beeville, Bee, Texas, USA, d. 12 October 1958 at Harlingen, Cameron, Texas, USA; 8 grandchildren
  • 17. Josefa Contreras, b. March 1886 at Harlingen, Cameron, Texas, m. Osel Salinas, 8 May 1904 at Beeville, Bee, Texas, USA
  • 18. Diego Contreras, b. June 1890 at Texas
  • 19. Contreras, b. ca. 1892 at of Brownsville, Cameron, Texas, USA, d. bef. 1900 at of Brownsville, Cameron, Texas, USA
  • 20. Contreras (2), b. ca. 1894 at of Brownsville, Cameron, Texas, USA, d. bef. 1900 at of Brownsville, Cameron, Texas, USA
  • 21. Claude Contreras, b. September 1898 at Texas, USA

    2. Rebecca Contreras, b. 1879 at Brownsville, Cameron, Texas, USA

    Father: 1. Estevan Contreras, b. March 1850 at Nuevo León, Mexico, d. ca. 1928 at Tynan, Bee, Texas, USA
    Mother: Librada Saldaña, b. July 1862 at Tamaulipas, Mexico, d. ca. 1929 at Tynan, Bee, Texas, USA
    RESIDENCE:1880 Texas Soundex; FHC Film 448854; Surname Code - C536.
    CENSUS-RESIDENCE-BIRTH: 1880 Texas Census; Brownsville, Cameron,
    TX; FHC Film 1255294.
    CENSUS-BIRTH-CHILDREN-RESIDENCE: 1910 Texas Census; Bee, Bee
    County, TX; Enumeration District 14, Sheet 12, Dwelling number 196,
    Family number 198; FHC Film 1375541. NOTE: She can read and write
    according to record; she had been married 12 years and was the mother
    of three children; she was not living with her husband.

    Spouse: See Notes, b. ca. 1879 at Mexico

    Married ca. 1898 at of Beeville, Bee, Texas, USA.

    Children:

    1. 3. Dilia, b. ca. 1908 of Beeville, Bee, Texas, USA

    3. Dilia, b. ca. 1908 of Beeville, Bee, Texas, USA

    Father: See Notes, b. ca. 1879 at Mexico
    Mother: 2. Rebeca Contreras, b. 1879 at Brownsville, Cameron, Texas, USA
    CENSUS-BIRTH-PARENT-RESIDENCE: 1910 Texas Census; Bee, Bee County,
    TX; Enumeration District 14, Sheet 12, Dwelling number 196, Family
    number 198; NOTE: Father is from Mexico; FHC Film 1375541.

    4. Anita Contreras, b. January 1882 at Harlingen, Cameron, Texas, USA

    Father: 1. Estevan Contreras, b. March 1850 at Nuevo León, Mexico, d. ca. 1928 at Tynan, Bee, Texas, USA
    Mother: Librada Saldaña, b. July 1862 at Tamaulipas, Mexico, d. ca. 1929 at Tynan, Bee, Texas, USA
    RESIDENCE: Texas 1900 Soundex; FHC Film 1248777.
    CENSUS-BIRTH-RESIDENCE: 1900 Texas Census; Bee, Bee County (Justice
    Precinct 7), Texas; Volume 10, Supervisor's District 13, Enumeration
    District 11, sheet 9, line 45, dwelling number 164, family number 171;
    FHC Film 1241612.
    CENSUS-RESIDENCE-MARRIAGE-CHILDREN-SPOUSE: Texas 1920 Census;
    Bee, Bee, Texas (Precinct 6); Supervisor's District 14, Enumeration
    District 12, sheet 3-A, line 20; FHC Film 1821775. NOTE: Listed as
    "Anna."
    MARRIAGE-SPOUSE: Texas Marriage Records; Bee County; 1860-1911;
    book 3, page 203; FHC Film 1011874.

    Spouse: Dario Rozalez, b. ca. 1882 at Nuevo León, Mexico

    Father: Enocencia Rozalez, b. ca. 1857 at Nuevo León, Mexico
    Mother: Ambrosia Rozalez, b. ca. 1858 at Nuevo León, Mexico
    CENSUS-RESIDENCE-MARRIAGE-CHILDREN-SPOUSE-PARENTS-BIRTH-
    IMMIGRATION-NATURALIZATION: Texas 1920 Census; Bee, Bee, Texas
    (Precinct 6); Supervisor's District 14, Enumeration District 12, sheet 3-
    A, line 17; FHC Film 1821775. NOTE: He could speak English according to
    record.
    MARRIAGE-SPOUSE: Texas Marriage Records; Bee County 1860-1911;
    book 3, page 203; FHC Film 1011874.
    Married 5 October 1902 at Beeville, Bee, Texas, USA.

    Children:

    1. 5. Librada Rozalez, b. ca. 1906 at Skidmore, Bee, Texas, USA
    2. 6. Francisca Rozalez, b. ca. 1907 at Skidmore, Bee, Texas, USA
    3. 7. Benjamin Rozalez, b. ca. 1910 at Skidmore, Bee, Texas, USA

    5. Librada Rozalez, b. ca. 1906 at Skidmore, Bee, Texas, USA

    Father: Dario Rozalez, b. ca. 1882 at Nuevo León, Mexico
    Mother: 4. Anita Contreras, b. January 1882 at Harlingen, Cameron, Texas, USA
    CENSUS-RESIDENCE-BIRTH-PARENTS: Texas 1920 Census; Bee, Bee,
    Texas (Precinct 6); Supervisor's District 14, Enumeration District 12,
    sheet 3-A, line 21; FHC Film 1821775.

    6. Francisca Rozalez, b. ca. 1907 at Skidmore, Bee, Texas, USA

    Father: Dario Rozalez, b. ca. 1882 at Nuevo León, Mexico
    Mother: 4. Anita Contreras, b. January 1882 at Harlingen, Cameron, Texas, USA
    CENSUS-RESIDENCE-BIRTH-PARENTS: Texas 1920 Census; Bee, Bee,
    Texas (Precinct 6); Supervisor's District 14, Enumeration District 12,
    sheet 3-A, line 22; FHC Film 1821775.

    7. Benjamin Rozalez, b. ca. 1910 at Skidmore, Bee, Texas, USA

    Father: Dario Rozalez, b. ca. 1882 at Nuevo León, Mexico
    Mother: 4. Anita Contreras, b. January 1882 at Harlingen, Cameron, Texas, USA
    CENSUS-RESIDENCE-BIRTH-PARENTS: Texas 1920 Census; Bee, Bee,
    Texas (Precinct 6); Supervisor's District 14, Enumeration District 12,
    sheet 3-A, line 23; FHC Film 1821775.

    (back to Contreras page)

    8. Francisco Contreras (2), b. 5 April 1884 at Harlingen, Cameron, Texas, USA, d. 12 October 1958 at Harlingen, Cameron, Texas, USA

    Father: 1. Estevan Contreras, b. March 1850 at Nuevo León, Mexico, d. ca. 1928 at Tynan, Bee, Texas, USA
    Mother: Librada Saldaña, b. July 1862 at Tamaulipas, Mexico, d. ca. 1929 at Tynan, Bee, Texas, USA
    CENSUS-RESIDENCE-BIRTH: 1900 Texas Census; Bee, Bee County
    (Precinct 7); Volume 10, Supervisor's District 13, Enumeration District
    9, sheet 9, line 45; FHC Film 124161; CONFLICT: Francisco Contreras
    listed as "Francisca." NOTE: He can speak English according to record.
    MARRIAGE-SPOUSE: Texas Marriage Records; Bee County; 1860-1911;
    book 3, page 366; FHC 1011874.
    MARRIAGE-SPOUSE: Texas Marriage Records; Bee County; 1919; copy in
    the possession of S. Davis.
    CENSUS-RESIDENCE: Texas 1920 Census; Bee, Bee County, Texas
    (Precinct 6); Supervisor's District 14, Enumeration District 12, sheet 3-
    A, line 17; FHC Film 1821775; CONFLICT: Francisco listed as "Pancho";
    NOTE: He can speak English according to record.
    CHURCH-RESIDENCE-CHILDREN: Register of Communicants (membership),
    Second Presbyterian Church; 901 West Lincoln Ave., Harlingen, Texas
    78550 (phone: 210-423-0098); Copy of original register in the poss. of
    S. Davis. NOTE: Became a member of the church on April 12, 1942.
    NOTE: Francisco was ordained to an Elder on March 4, 1945, and was
    released on Oct. 28, 1945.
    CEMETERY-DEATH-BURIAL-BIRTH: Letter obtained from Restlawn
    Memorial Park and Mausoleum (2 Mi E, La Feria, TX 78559, 210-797-2322
    or Rt. 2, Box 70B) regarding Combes Cemetery (Highway 345, San Benito,
    TX 78586, 210-399-4353) in response to an inquiry about the cemetery
    plot of Francisco. According to the letter, Francisco was born on April 5,
    1884, and buried on October 12, 1958, section 3, lot G-12, space 4. The
    markers says, "Jehova es mi Pastor" and "Recuerdo de sus Hijos."
    DEATH-BURIAL-BIRTH: Picture of Francisco's headstone taken by
    Rebecca (Gutierrez) Tenney, 1995.
    DEATH-BIRTH-PARENTS-RESIDENCE-BURIAL: Death certificate from the
    Bureau of Vital Statistics, State File #54695; Texas Department of
    Health; 1100 West 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756-3191; Phone: (512)
    458-7451.

    Spouse: Carolina Saldaña, b. bef. 1885 at Bee, Texas, USA, d. ca. 1914 at San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA

    Father: Felipe Saldaña, b. ca. 1850 at Mexico
    Mother: Ventura Jimenez, b. ca. 1861 at Mexico
    Reference: 13
    MARRIAGE-SPOUSE: Texas Marriage Records; Bee County; 1860-1911;
    book 3, page 366; FHC 1011874.
    BIRTH-DEATH-BURIAL: Letter from Abel and Ana Maria Contreras to
    S. S Davis; dated 26 May 1988.
    Married 10 September 1905 at Beeville, Bee, Texas, USA.
    .

    (back to Contreras page)Children and grandchildren:

    1. 9. Ruben S. Contreras, b. 19 December 1907 at Beeville, Bee, Texas, USA, m. Guadalupe Zepeda at Texas, d. 15 February 1970 at Harlingen, Cameron, Texas, USA; 8 grandchildren
    2. 10. Otilia Contreras, b. 3 March 1909 at Beeville, Bee, Texas, USA, m. Eduardo Monsebais at Texas, d. October 1995 at Texas, USA; 4 grandchildren
    3. 11. Abel S. Contreras, b. 29 July 1912 at Skidmore, Bee, Texas, USA, m. Ana Maria Cavazos, 18 January 1931 at Beeville, Bee, Texas, USA, d. 5 February 1993 at Clovis, Fresno, California, USA; 11 grandchildren

    Spouse: Arcadia Perez, b. 1 January 1890 at Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico, d. 19 December 1937 at Beeville, Bee, Texas, USA

    International Genealogical Index - 1994 Edition - Version 3.04; NOTE-
    CONFLICT: Listed as the mother of Eloisa CONTRERAS, but under the name
    of Arcadia Delacruz, not Alcaria PEREZ.
    MARRIAGE-SPOUSE-NATURALIZATION: Texas Marriage Records; Bee
    County; 1919; NOTE: A photocopy in the possession of S. S. Davis.
    CONFLICT: Name listed as "Alcaria" instead of "Arcadia."
    PARENTS: Copy of original Application for Social Security Account of
    her daughter, Eloida Contreras; signed on Oct. 10, 1944, in the possession
    of S. Davis.
    Married 20 September 1919 at Beeville, Bee, Texas, USA.

    Children and grandchildren:

    1. 12. Elodia Contreras, b. 31 August 1921 at Tynan, Bee, Texas, USA, m. Hesiquio Sifuentes, 5 May 1951, d. 19 October 1989 at Cameron, Texas, USA
    2. 13. Eloisa Contreras, b. 31 August 1921 at Tynan, Bee, Texas, USA, m. Jesus Lara, 26 September 1943 at Harlingen, Cameron, Texas, USA, m. Antonio Gutierrez, 10 December 1958 at Harlingen, Cameron, Texas, USA, d. bef. 1965;
    3. 14. child
    4. 15. child
    5. 16. child

    9. Ruben S. Contreras, b. 19 December 1907 at Beeville, Bee, Texas, USA, d. 15 February 1970 at Harlingen, Cameron, Texas, USA

    Father: 8. Francisco Contreras (2), b. 5 April 1884 at Harlingen, Cameron, Texas, USA, d. 12 October 1958 at Harlingen, Cameron, Texas, USA
    Mother: Carolina Saldaña, b. bef. 1885 at Bee, Texas, USA, d. ca. 1914 at San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA
    CENSUS-RESIDENCE: Texas 1920 Census; Bee, Bee County, Texas
    (Precinct 6); Supervisor's District 14, Enumeration District 12, sheet 3-
    A, line 14; FHC Film 1821775; NOTE: He is listed as "Ramon"; living with
    his grandparents.
    CHURCH-RESIDENCE-CHILDREN: Register of Communicants (membership),
    Second Presbyterian Church; 901 West Lincoln Ave., Harlingen, Texas
    78550 (phone: 210-423-0098); Copy of original register in the poss. of
    S. Davis. NOTE: Became a member of the church on April 12, 1942.
    DEATH-BIRTH-RESIDENCE: Social Security Death Index - 1994 Edition
    (CD Version 1.21); Social Security Number: 451-22-9047; Death
    Residence Localities: Adams Gardens, Cameron, Texas; Arroyo, Cameron,
    Texas; Avondale, Cameron, Texas; Harlingen, Cameron, Texas; Kayare,
    Cameron, Texas; Primera, Cameron, Texas; Stuart Place, Cameron, Texas.
    BIRTH-PARENTS: Actual copy of the original application for Social
    Security, signed Nov. 8, 1939, in the possession of S. Davis.
    CONFLICT: Birthday listed as Dec. 17, not 19th, on application.
    DEATH-BURIAL-BIRTH-PARENTS: Texas Certificate of Death; File
    #16669; Bureau of Vital Statistics, Texas Department of Health, 1100
    West 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756- 3191; Phone: (512) 458-7451.
    CEMETERY-DEATH-BURIAL-BIRTH: Picture of Ruben's headstone taken by
    Rebecca Tenny; 1995.

    Spouse: Guadalupe Zepeda, b. 1909, d. 1992 at Harlingen, Cameron, Texas, USA

    CHURCH-RESIDENCE-CHILDREN: Register of Communicants (membership),
    Second Presbyterian Church; 901 West Lincoln Ave., Harlingen, Texas
    78550 (phone: 210-423-0098); Copy of original register in the poss. of
    S. Davis. NOTE: Became a member of the church on April 12, 1942.
    CEMETERY-DEATH-BURIAL-BIRTH: Picture of Guadalupe's headstone taken
    by Rebecca (Gutierrez) Tenney; 1995; Combes Cemetery, San Benito,
    Texas; phone: 210-399-4353.
    Married at Texas.

    Children:

    1. child
    2. child
    3. child
    4. child
    5. child
    6. child
    7. child
    8. child

    10. Otilia Contreras, b. 3 March 1909 at Beeville, Bee, Texas, USA, d. October 1995 at Texas, USA

    Father: 8. Francisco Contreras (2), b. 5 April 1884 at Harlingen, Cameron, Texas, USA, d. 12 October 1958 at Harlingen, Cameron, Texas, USA
    Mother: Carolina Saldaña, b. bef. 1885 at Bee, Texas, USA, d. ca. 1914 at San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA
    CENSUS-BIRTH-RESIDENCE: Texas 1920 Census; Bee, Bee County, Texas
    (PrecinCt 6); Supervisor's District 14, Enumeration District 12, sheet 3-
    A, line 15; FHC Film 1821775; NOTE: She was living with her
    grandparents.
    CHURCH-RESIDENCE-CHILDREN: Register of Communicants (membership),
    Second Presbyterian Church; 901 West Lincoln Ave., Harlingen, Texas
    78550 (phone: 210-423-0098); Copy of original register in the poss. of
    S. Davis. NOTE: Became a member of the church on April 12, 1942.

    Spouse: Eduardo Monsebais, b. 6 July 1910 at Texas, USA, d. 12 March 1989 at Combes, Cameron, Texas, USA

    CHURCH-RESIDENCE-CHILDREN: Register of Communicants (membership),
    Second Presbyterian Church; 901 West Lincoln Ave., Harlingen, Texas
    78550 (phone: 210-423-0098); Copy of original register in the poss. of
    S. Davis. NOTE: Became a member of the church on April 12, 1942.
    CHURCH-Register of Elders; Second Presbyterian Church; 901 West
    Lincoln Ave., Harlingen, Texas 78550 (phone: 210-423-0098); Copy of
    original register in the poss. of S. Davis. NOTE: Eduardo was
    ordained to an Elder on July 28, 1946, and was released on May 13, 1947.
    DEATH-BIRTH-RESIDENCE: Social Security Death Index - 1994 Edition
    (CD Version 1.21); Social Security Number: 464-14-9229; State of
    Issuance of Social Security Number: Texas; Death Residence Localities:
    Combs, Cameron, Texas; Comby, Cameron, Texas.
    Married at Texas.

    Children:

    1. child
    2. child
    3. child
    4. child

    11. Abel S. Contreras, b. 29 July 1912 at Skidmore, Bee, Texas, USA, d. 5 February 1993 at Clovis, Fresno, California, USA

    Father: 8. Francisco Contreras (2), b. 5 April 1884 at Harlingen, Cameron, Texas, USA, d. 12 October 1958 at Harlingen, Cameron, Texas, USA
    Mother: Carolina Saldaña, b. bef. 1885 at Bee, Texas, USA, d. ca. 1914 at San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, USA
    Reference: 6
    BIRTH-PARENTS: Delayed Registration of Birth, Texas, State File 19542;
    filed on November 10, 1934 / Recorded on December 6, 1934); Texas
    Department of Health, 1100 West 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756- 3191;
    phone: (512) 458-7451.
    CENSUS-RESIDENCE: Texas 1920 Census; Bee, Bee, Texas (Precinct 6);
    Supervisor's District 14, Enumeration District 12, sheet 3-A, line 16;
    FHC Film 1821775; NOTE-CONFLICT: Abel was listed as the son of his
    grandfather, Stephan.
    MARRIAGE-SPOUSE: Bee County, TX; Marriage License; NOTE: Photocopy in
    the possession of S. Davis.
    CHURCH-RESIDENCE: Register of Communicants (membership), Second
    Presbyterian Church; 901 West Lincoln Ave., Harlingen, Texas 78550
    (phone: 210-423-0098); Copy of original register in the poss. of S.
    Davis. NOTE: Became a member of the church on Oct. 10, 1954.
    CHURCH-Register of Elders; Second Presbyterian Church; Copy of
    original register in the poss. of S. Davis. NOTE: Abel was ordained
    to an Elder on Dec. 19, 1955, and was released on Dec. 3, 1956.
    DEATH-BIRTH-RESIDENCE: Social Security Death Index - 1994 Edition
    (CD Version 1.21); Social Security Number: 454-01-9273; State of
    Issuance of Social Security Number: Texas; Death Residence Localities:
    Fresno, Fresno, California.
    BIIRTH-PARENTS: Copy of actual Application for Social Security
    Account, signed by Abel on January 9, 1937, in the possession of S.
    Davis; CONFLICT: Names of Abel and his parents are spelled incorrectly;
    it looks like careless errors on the part of the recorder.
    DEATH-BIRTH-MARRIAGE: Copy of the eulogy at Abel's funeral; 9 Feb.
    1993. CONFLICT: Wedding date recorded as 1930, not 1931 as in the
    marriage certificate; NOTE: Abel's son Josúe gave the eulogy.
    DEATH-SPOUSE-CHILDREN: Obituary of Abel; Photocopy in the possession
    of S. Davis.

    Spouse: Ana Maria Cavazos, b. 9 June 1908 at Reynosa, Tamaulipas, Mexico, d. 23 May 1997.

    Father: Jesus Cabazos, b. 17 April 1853 at Victoria, Victoria, Texas, USA, d. 28 June 1939 at Precinct #8, Hidalgo, Texas, USA
    Mother: Juana Castro, b. 25 June 1866 at Cerralvo, Nuevo León, Mexico, d. ca. March 1945 at Combes, Cameron, Texas, USA
    Reference: 7
    RESIDENCE-BIRTH: Texas 1920 Soundex; Hidalgo, Texas; FHC film
    1830444.
    CENSUS-BIRTH-PARENTS-RESIDENCE: Texas 1920 Census; Justice
    Precinct 8, Hidalgo County; Supervisor's District 15, Enumeration
    District 95, sheet 1, line 70; FHC film 1821811. NOTE: Ana had been
    attending school at the time this census was taken (17 Feb. 1920). She
    could read and write according the record.
    MARRIAGE-SPOUSE: Bee County, TX; Marriage License; NOTE: Photocopy in
    the possession of S. Davis.
    Married 18 January 1931 at Beeville, Bee, Texas, USA.

    Children:

    1. child
    2. child
    3. San Juana Carolina Contreras (2), b. 31 August 1934 at Combes, Cameron, Texas, USA, d. ca. April 1936 at Combes, Cameron, Texas, USA
    4. child
    5. Francisco Contreras, b. 14 December 1938 at Combes, Cameron, Texas, USA, d. 23 December 1938 at Combes, Cameron, Texas, USA
    6. child
    7. child
    8. child
    9. child
    10. child
    11. child

    12. Elodia Contreras, b. 31 August 1921 at Tynan, Bee, Texas, USA, d. 19 October 1989 at Cameron, Texas, USA

    Father: 8. Francisco Contreras (2), b. 5 April 1884 at Harlingen, Cameron, Texas, USA, d. 12 October 1958 at Harlingen, Cameron, Texas, USA
    Mother: Arcadia Perez, b. 1 January 1890 at Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico, d. 19 December 1937 at Beeville, Bee, Texas, USA
    CHURCH-RESIDENCE: Register of Communicants (membership), Second
    Presbyterian Church; 901 West Lincoln Ave., Harlingen, Texas 78550
    (phone: 210-423-0098); Copy of original register in the poss. of S.
    Davis. NOTE: Became a member of the church on April 12, 1942.
    DEATH-BIRTH-RESIDENCE: Social Security Death Index - 1994 Edition
    (CD Version 1.21); Social Security Number: 450-40-4242; State of
    Issuance of Social Security Number: Texas; Death Residence and Death
    Benefit Localities: Adams Gardens, Cameron, Texas; Arroyo, Cameron,
    Texas; Avodale, Cameron, Texas; Harlingen, Cameron, Texas; Hgn, Cameron,
    Texas; Kayare, Cameron, Texas; Primera, Cameron, Texas; Stuart,
    Cameron, Texas.
    BIRTH-PARENTS: Copy of original Application for Social Security
    Account; signed by Eloida on Oct. 10, 1944, in the possession of S.
    Davis; CONFLICT: Birthday listed as Aug. 31, not "30," as listed in the
    Social Security Death Index. NOTE: Birthplace listed as Beeville, Bee,
    Texas.

    DEATH-BURIAL-BIRTH: Picture of Elodia's headstone taken by Rebecca
    (Gutierrez) Tenney, 1995; Combes Cemetery, San Benito, Texas; phone:
    210- 399-4353.

    Spouse: Hesiquio Sifuentes, b. 1910 at San Luis, Potosí, Mexico, d. April 1979

    Letter from Estela Sifuentes-Rios to her cousin, Juanita Contreras
    Davis (June 17, 1987).
    DEATH-BURIAL-BIRTH: Picture of Hesiquio's headstone taken by Rebecca
    (Gutierrez) Tenney, 1995. Combes Cemetery, San Benito, Texas; phone:
    210- 399- 4353.

    Children:

    1. child
    2. child
    3. child
    4. child
    5. child

    13. Eloisa Contreras, b. 31 August 1921 at Tynan, Bee, Texas, USA, d. bef. 1965

    Father: 8. Francisco Contreras (2), b. 5 April 1884 at Harlingen, Cameron, Texas, USA, d. 12 October 1958 at Harlingen, Cameron, Texas, USA
    Mother: Arcadia Perez, b. 1 January 1890 at Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico, d. 19 December 1937 at Beeville, Bee, Texas, USA
    MARRIAGE-SPOUSE: Register of Marriages, Second Presbyterian Church;
    901 West Lincoln Ave., Harlingen, Texas 78550 (phone: 210-423-0098);
    Copy of original register in the poss. of S. Davis.
    CHURCH-RESIDENCE: Register of Communicants (membership), Second
    Presbyterian Church; Copy of original register in the poss. of S.
    Davis. NOTE: Became a member of the church on April 12, 1942.
    DEATH-RESIDENCE-BIRTH: International Genealogical Index; 1994
    Edition; Version 3.04; NOTE-CONFLICT: Parents listed as Francisco
    CONTRERAS and Arcadia DELACRUZ, not Alcaria PEREZ as found in a
    marriage record.

    Spouse: Antonio Gutierrez


    Children:

    1. child
    2. child

    Spouse: Jesus Lara, b. 30 October 1917, d. 4 March 1956 at Texas, USA

    MARRIAGE-SPOUSE: Register of Marriages, Second Presbyterian Church;
    901 West Lincoln Ave., Harlingen, Texas 78550 (phone: 210-423-0098);
    Copy of original register in the poss. of S. Davis.
    DEATH-BURIAL-BIRTH: Picture of Jesus' headstone taken by Rebecca
    (Gutierrez) Tenney, 1995. Combes Cemetery, San Benito, Texas; phone:
    210-399- 4353. NOTE: Copy of picture in the possession of S. Davis.
    Married 26 September 1943 at Harlingen, Cameron, Texas, USA.

    Children:

    1. child
    2. child
    3. child
    4. child
    5. child
    6. child

    14. Rebeca Contreras (2), b. 8 December 1925 at Skidmore, Bee, Texas, USA

    Father: 8. Francisco Contreras (2), b. 5 April 1884 at Harlingen, Cameron, Texas, USA, d. 12 October 1958 at Harlingen, Cameron, Texas, USA
    Mother: Arcadia Perez, b. 1 January 1890 at Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico, d. 19 December 1937 at Beeville, Bee, Texas, USA
    MARRIAGE-SPOUSE: Register of Marriages, Second Presbyterian Church;
    Harlingen, Cameron, Texas; Copy of original register in the poss. of
    S. Davis.

    Spouse: Pedro Guerrero

    MARRIAGE-SPOUSE: Register of Marriages, Second Presbyterian Church;
    Harlingen, Cameron, Texas; Copy of original register in the poss. of
    S. Davis.

    Children:

    1. child
    2. child
    3. child
    4. child
    5. child
    6. child
    7. child
    8. child

    15. Esteban Contreras, b. 13 January 1926 at Skidmore, Bee, Texas, USA

    Father: 8. Francisco Contreras (2), b. 5 April 1884 at Harlingen, Cameron, Texas, USA, d. 12 October 1958 at Harlingen, Cameron, Texas, USA
    Mother: Arcadia Perez, b. 1 January 1890 at Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico, d. 19 December 1937 at Beeville, Bee, Texas, USA
    CHURCH-RESIDENCE: Register of Communicants (membership), Second
    Presbyterian Church; 901 West Lincoln Ave., Harlingen, Texas 78550
    (phone: 210-423-0098); Copy of original register in the poss. of S.
    Davis. NOTE: Became a member of the church on April 12, 1942.

    Spouse: Bertha Medina

    Married 5 May 1951 at Texas.

    Children:

    1. child
    2. child
    3. child
    4. child

    16. Raquel Contreras, b. 14 March 1927 at Skidmore, Bee, Texas, USA

    Father: 8. Francisco Contreras (2), b. 5 April 1884 at Harlingen, Cameron, Texas, USA, d. 12 October 1958 at Harlingen, Cameron, Texas, USA
    Mother: Arcadia Perez, b. 1 January 1890 at Mier, Tamaulipas, Mexico, d. 19 December 1937 at Beeville, Bee, Texas, USA
    CHURCH-RESIDENCE-CHILDREN: Register of Communicants (membership),
    Second Presbyterian Church; 901 West Lincoln Ave., Harlingen, Texas
    78550 (phone: 210-423-0098); Copy of original register in the poss. of
    S. Davis. NOTE: Became a member of the church on April 12, 1942.
    BIRTH-BAPTISM-CHILD: Register of Baptisms, Second Presbyterian
    Church; 901 West Lincoln Ave., Harlingen, Texas 78550 (phone: 210-423-
    0098); Copy of original register in the poss. of S. Davis.

    Spouse: Apolonio Trejo, b. 31 December 1923 at Mercedes, Texas, USA, d. 24 January 1976 at Harlingen, Cameron, Texas, USA

    BIRTH-BAPTISM-CHILD: Register of Baptisms, Second Presbyterian
    Church; 901 West Lincoln Ave., Harlingen, Texas 78550 (phone: 210-423-
    0098); Copy of original register in the poss. of S. Davis.
    DEATH-BURIAL-BIRTH: Picture of Apolonio's headstone taken by Rebecca
    (Gutierrez) Tenney, 1995; Combes Cemetery, San Benito, Texas; phone:
    210-399-4353.
    Married 12 January 1947 at Texas.

    Children:

    1. child
    2. child
    3. child
    4. child
    5. child
    6. child

    (back to Contreras page)

    17. Josefa Contreras, b. March 1886 at Harlingen, Cameron, Texas

    Father: 1. Estevan Contreras, b. March 1850 at Nuevo León, Mexico, d. ca. 1928 at Tynan, Bee, Texas, USA
    Mother: Librada Saldaña, b. July 1862 at Tamaulipas, Mexico, d. ca. 1929 at Tynan, Bee, Texas, USA
    CENSUS-BIRTH-RESIDENCE: 1900 U.S. Texas Census; Bee, Bee County,
    Texas; Volume 10, Supervisor's District 13, Enumeration District 11,
    sheet 9, line 48, dwelling number 164, family number 171; FHC Film
    1241612.
    MARRIAGE-SPOUSE: Texas Marriage Records; Bee County; 1860-1911;
    book 3, p. 297; FHC Film 1011874.

    Spouse: Osel Salinas

    MARRIAGE-SPOUSE: Texas Marriage Records; Bee County; 1860-1911;
    book 3, p. 297; FHC Film 1011874.
    Married 8 May 1904 at Beeville, Bee, Texas, USA.

    (back to Contreras page)

    18. Diego Contreras, b. June 1890 at Texas

    Father: 1. Estevan Contreras, b. March 1850 at Nuevo León, Mexico, d. ca. 1928 at Tynan, Bee, Texas, USA
    Mother: Librada Saldaña, b. July 1862 at Tamaulipas, Mexico, d. ca. 1929 at Tynan, Bee, Texas, USA
    CENSUS-RESIDENCE: 1900 Texas Census; Bee, Bee County, Texas; Volume
    10, Supervisor's District 13, Enumeration District 11, sheet 9, line 45,
    dwelling number 164, family number 171; FHC Film 1241612.
    CENSUS-RESIDENCE: 1910 Texas Census; Bee, Bee County, Texas;
    Enumeration District 14, Sheet 12, Dwelling number 196, Family number
    198; FHC Film 1375541.

    19. Contreras, b. ca. 1892 at of Brownsville, Cameron, Texas, USA, d. bef. 1900 at of Brownsville, Cameron, Texas, USA

    Father: 1. Estevan Contreras, b. March 1850 at Nuevo León, Mexico, d. ca. 1928 at Tynan, Bee, Texas, USA
    Mother: Librada Saldaña, b. July 1862 at Tamaulipas, Mexico, d. ca. 1929 at Tynan, Bee, Texas, USA
    CENSUS-RESIDENCE: 1900 Texas Census; Bee, Bee County, Texas; Volume
    10, Supervisor's District 13, Enumeration District 11, sheet 9, line 46,
    dwelling number 164, family number 171; FHC Film 1241612; NOTE:
    Although six children have been confirmed as members of this family,
    the 1900 census indicates that Librada was the mother of 10 children, 6
    who were still living.
    CENSUS-RESIDENCE: 1910 Texas Census; Bee, Bee County, Texas;
    Enumeration District 14, Sheet 12, Dwelling number 196, Family number
    198; FHC Film 1375541; NOTE: Although six children have been confirmed
    as members of this family, the 1910 census indicates that Librada was
    the mother of 8 children, 6 who were still living.

    20. Contreras (2), b. ca. 1894 at of Brownsville, Cameron, Texas, USA, d. bef. 1900 at of Brownsville, Cameron, Texas, USA

    Father: 1. Estevan Contreras, b. March 1850 at Nuevo León, Mexico, d. ca. 1928 at Tynan, Bee, Texas, USA
    Mother: Librada Saldaña, b. July 1862 at Tamaulipas, Mexico, d. ca. 1929 at Tynan, Bee, Texas, USA
    CENSUS-RESIDENCE: 1900 Texas Census; Bee, Bee County, Texas; Volume
    10, Supervisor's District 13, Enumeration District 11, sheet 9, line 46,
    dwelling number 164, family number 171; FHC Film 1241612; NOTE:
    Although six children have been confirmed as members of this family,
    the 1900 census indicates that Librada was the mother of 10 children, 6
    who were still living.
    CENSUS-RESIDENCE: 1910 Texas Census; Bee, Bee County, Texas;
    Enumeration District 14, Sheet 12, Dwelling number 196, Family number
    198; FHC Film 1375541; NOTE: Although six children have been confirmed
    as members of this family, the 1910 census indicates that Librada was
    the mother of 8 children, 6 who were still living.

    (back to Contreras page)

    21. Claude Contreras, b. September 1898 at Texas, USA

    Father: 1. Estevan Contreras, b. March 1850 at Nuevo León, Mexico, d. ca. 1928 at Tynan, Bee, Texas, USA
    Mother: Librada Saldaña, b. July 1862 at Tamaulipas, Mexico, d. ca. 1929 at Tynan, Bee, Texas, USA
    CENSUS-BIRTH-RESIDENCE: 1900 Texas Census; Bee, Bee County (Justice
    Precinct 7), TX; Volume 10, Supervisor's District 13, Enumeration
    District 11, sheet 10, line 1, dwelling number 164, family number 171;
    FHC Film 1241612.
    CENSUS-RESIDENCE:1910 Texas Census; Bee, Bee County, Texas;
    Enumeration District 14, Sheet 12, Dwelling number 196, Family number
    198; FHC Film 1375541.
    CENSUS-RESIDENCE: Texas1920 Census; Bee, Bee County, TX (Precinct 6);
    Supervisor's District 14, Enumeration District 12, Sheet 3- A, Line 13;
    FHC Film 1821775. NOTE: He could read, write, and speak English
    according to record.

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