Trev Eric: This one’s for you.
Jose Cayetano Canales was the original grantee of porcion 38, Guerrero. It consists of 6,034.17 acres in Zapata County, Texas.
It was granted by Spain in 1767.
He was born in Nuevo Leon, Mexico on 1730 to Blas De Montemayor Canales and Maria Baez De Benavides.
Jose Cayetano married Ma Dominga Guerra and had a child. He passed away on 20 May 1801 in Guerrero, Tamaulipas, Mexico.
His descendant Jose Maria Gutierrez applies for porcion 38. Witnesses proved the occupation and cultivation of said tract of land since it was first granted.
It was confirmed by the legislature – act of February 10, 1852; patented December 16, 1880. The file graphics are shown below.
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