The Quarterly of the Texas State Historical Association, Volume 8, July 1904 - April, 1905 Page: 296
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counted a family as they sometimes were. The following changes
had taken place. Vicente Alvarez Travieso and Francisco
(de) Arocha - if they had not been overlooked in mak-
ing the first list - had joined the party after the list
was made.' Two women had died: Maria Rodriguez (widow
of Juan Oabrera), and the wife of Juan Leal Goras.
In taking the first list three daughters of Maria Rodri-
guez (widow of Juan Rodriguez Granadillo) had been over-
looked, and one son had been born later. The following five men
had married daughters of the Islanders: Vicente Alvarez Trav-
ieso, Francisco de Arocha, Antonio Rodriguez, Joseph Leal, and
Juan Delgado, and consequently, there were fifteen families - not
counting the four single men--when the second list was formed.2
These fifteen families founded the villa of San Fernando de
B6xar. The settlement was given this name in honor of the heir
to the Spanish crown, although many persons desired to name it
1They may have been omitted frim the first list. Travieso was a native
of Teneriffe, and Arocha of Palma. This might suggest that they had
come over with the Islanders. The fact, too, that nothing is said in re-
gard to their joining the immigrants, and that they received their share
of goods, land, and money would be a further indication that they orig-
inally belonged to the party from the Canary Islands. The lists show,
however, that the Islanders were a group of relatives, except for these
two men, and possibly Joseph Padr6n and wife, who do not seem to have
been related to any of the rest. This might be taken to indicate that they
joined the party during its stay at Quautitlan because it came from the
land of their nativity.
2The statements made in the two lists in regard to the relationship of
the members of the Cabrera family do not agree. According to the first
list, Maria Rodriguez (widow of Juan Cabrera) had two sons, and one
daughter. She died before the second list was formed, and the family is
then given as follows: Joseph Cabrera, son of Manuel Cabrera and
Maria Rodriguez, fifty years of age; Marcos de Cabrera, son of Joseph
Cabrera, six years of age; and Ana Cabrera, daughter of Joseph Cabrera,
thirteen years of age. The ages and relationships here given must not be
correct. After the Islanders reached Bexar, the Cabrera family is listed
as follows: Joseph Cabrera, sixteen years of age; Marcos Cabrera, six-
teen; and Ana Cabrera, fourteen. (List taken about June 1731, Ramo
de Provinoias Internas, XXXII, Doe. 11.) This description of the family
after it reached Bexar is doubtless that which should properly have been
given in the second list.
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