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Martin De Leon Timeline

Zachariah's Martin De Leon Timeline Project
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John Elliott

on 21 November 2014

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Transcript of Martin De Leon Timeline

1780
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1840
1760
1820
Martin De León (1765 - 1833)
1765 - Birth
Martin De León
was born in
Burgos, Nuevo Santander
in the year
1765
.
His parents were
Bernardo
and
María Galván De León

1790 - Military Tour of Duty
Martin joins the
Fieles de Burgos
regiment.
During this period, he helped defend Fieles de Burgos against Indians in
Nuevo Santandar
.
1795 - Marriage
Martin marries
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
Chiltipin Creek
and the
Aransas River
.
He stocks his new ranch with
cattle
he bought in
Mexico
.
He
fences off
large areas to corral and domesticate
mustangs
.
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
New Orleans
.
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
on the
lower Guadalupe
.
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
cholera epidemic

of 1833
and
dies that same year
.
He was
worth
an estimated
$500,000

dollars
at the time of his death.
Martin left behind his wife, four sons, and six daughters.
Works Cited
"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
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