The story of American Tejanos land grants

spanish land grant heirs Texas

(There were 363 Spanish and Mexican established land grants in South Texas alone.) American Tejano historians consider the 1870s as one of most brutal and racially influenced times in the killings of innocent Mexican-Americans and Mexican citizens in A Texas General Land Office map from 1882. (Photo: R.J. Molina) Many American Tejano families’ descendants such as myself know and … Read more

Example of a Land Grant: Salvador Vela Porcion 93, 94, 95, 90 – the South Texas Los Porciones Series

South Texas Los Porciones

The Voice of Change Network had started a series on the hundreds of Land Grants (Los Porciones) in Texas, it is uncomplete but this is one of the articles from Salvador Vela was born in 1717 in Cerralvo. He was married to Agueda Longoria Chapa and had 7 children. He was the original grantee of Porcion … Read more