This 427-page book contains five generations of the descendants of Joseph Ignacio Martinez and Ines de la Garza. He entered el Nuevo Reino de Leon (Nuevo Leon) in 1670. Joseph Ignacio Martinez is considered to be the progenitor of the Martinez last name in Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, and South Texas. This book contains information from the late 1600’s to the early 1800’s.

He was the son of Ignacio Martinez Guajardo and Maria Juana Flores de Valdez who were from Saltillo. On February 13, 1673 he married Ines de la Garza the daughter of Pedro de la Garza and Maria Lucia de la Rocha.

Don Israel Cavazos, in his book Diccionario Biografico de Nuevo Leon, states that Joseph participated in many military actions of pacification. He also states that he was part of the expeditions of Alonso de Leon into Texas that started in 1686. He received land northeast of Monterrey and founded the hacienda de San Antonio de los Martinez, nowadays Marin, Nuevo Leon. He was also the captain and mayor of el Valle de las Salinas and Valle del Carrizal.

Joseph Ignacio Martinez was buried April 16, 1712 at the convent of San Francisco Javier in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

This book is an attempt to document the descendants of Joseph Ignacio Martinez and is by far a complete or full work. I hope that as I continue to gather and correct information I get the chance to publish a second edition sometime in the future that contains more descendants. Research is a never ending endeavor.

Martinez - Last Names of Nuevo Leon


Book Details

Series: Last Names of Nuevo Leon (Book 15)
Paperback: 427 pages
Language: English
ISBN-13: 979-8683776039
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.97 x 11 inches
Shipping Weight: 2.67 pounds