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Martin De Leon Timeline
Transcript of Martin De Leon Timeline
Martin De León (1765 - 1833)
1765 - Birth
Martin De León
was born in
Burgos, Nuevo Santander
in the year
His parents were
María Galván De León
1790 - Military Tour of Duty
Martin joins the
Fieles de Burgos
During this period, he helped defend Fieles de Burgos against Indians in
1795 - Marriage
Patricia de la Garza
Patricia was the daughter of
General Felipe de la Garza
Felipe was the commandant of the
Eastern Internal Provinces
1805 - Texas
Martin moves his family to Texas and establishes a ranch between
He stocks his new ranch with
he bought in
large areas to corral and domesticate
1807 - "Espíritu de Jesús"
Now having thousands of cattle, De León establishes the
E and J brand
E and J stands for "
Espíritu de Jesús.
Espíritu de Jesús was the
first registered brand in Texas
1823 - The Cattle Drive
Martin goes on a cattle drive to
At this time, he starts thinking about
settling a colony
in that area.
1824 - Victoria
On April 8, 1824, Martin asks the provincial delegation at
San Fernando de Béxar
if he can settle
forty-one Mexican families
Martin was granted approval on
April 13, 1824
He founded the town of
Nuestra Señora Guadalupe de Jesús Victoria.
1833 - Death
Martin De León contracts the
dies that same year
at the time of his death.
Martin left behind his wife, four sons, and six daughters.
"DE LEON, MARTIN."
ROELL, CRAIG H.
N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Nov. 2014. <https://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fde08>.
by Zachariah Elliott