This is the 30th article in the genealogy project “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks.”
Jose Alvino Gonzalez is a paternal fifth great-grandfather. He was born between 1752 and 1756 in MIer, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Jose Alvino was one of 12 children born to Jose Nicolas Antonio Gonzalez and Ana Josefa Garcia. He had six brothers and five sisters.
The Gonzalez family had been in Mexico a long time. Jose Alvino’s earliest Gonzalez ancestor was his third great-grandfather, Captain Bartolome Gonzalez. Bartolome was born in Seville, Spain, and died in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, in 1672.
On Aug. 23, 1772, Jose Alvino married Ana Lucia Salinas. They were married in Cerralvo, Nuevo León, Mexico. Cerralvo is a city in a neighboring state. It is not known why the marriage took place there. At this time, there are no birth or baptism records for Ana Lucia. It is possible she was from Cerralvo, but that would not explain why Jose Alvino was there.
Jose and Ana were married at San Gregorio Magno Catholic Church. The hand-written marriage record is written in Spanish. The first part of the document contains the date, followed by this statement:
“The matrimony of Joseph Albino Gonzalez, legitimate son of Nicolas Gonzalez and Ana Josepha Garcia, to Ana Lucia Salinas, legitimate daughter of Nicolas Salinas and Michaela Canales.”
Between 1773 and 1787, Jose and Ana had nine children, five boys and four girls, including fourth great-grandfather, Jose Vicente Gonzalez. All nine children were baptized in Mier.
There are no records for Jose after the 1787 baptism of his youngest child until his death.
His death certificate states he died Feb. 14, 1793 in Mier, the city of his birth. The document states he was 37 years old, placing his birth year in 1756. Other records list his birth as 1752. If he was born in 1752, he died at age 41.
In any case, he died a young man, leaving behind a wife and children.
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