San Elizario Genealogy & Historical Society
Some San Elizario History: San Elizario is the site of the first Thanksgiving
in what is now the United States, 23 years before the Pilgrims landed
at Plymouth Rock. The site of the Salt Wars of 1877, the only time
Texas Rangers were defeated. The Historic San Elizario Jail (1850)
is the only jail Billy the Kid ever "broke into", to help
a friend escape. Did you know that San Elizario was named after the
patron saint of the military, San Elzéar, a French saint born
El Paso Genealogical Society
County Judges 1850 - 1991
Cemeteries - Cemetery Listings can be found El Paso County web page
Genealogical data that includes some information on San Elizario
San Elizario: Spanish Presidio to Texas County Seat
by Rick Hendricks and W. H. Timmons. The book traces the colorful history
of this small town near El Paso, Texas. This is a captivating look at
this rapidly growing town that began as a presidio and evolved into
the town of San Elizario, which became El Paso's county seat. Through
county records, the authors reveal the struggle of the Mexican-American
leadership in San Elizario as it faced the problems of incorporation,
crime, taxes, schools and an inadequate water supply.
The Handbook of Texas On-Line: San Elizario Presidio.
The Presidio de
Nuestra Señora de las Caldas de Guajoquilla was established in
1752 on orders of Viceroy Revilla Gigedo at the site of present-day
Jiménez, Chihuahua. The Marqués de Rubí (qv) after
his inspection of the late 1760s, recommended removal of the presidio
to the Valley of San Eleceario as part of the new line of defense to
be established by Hugo Oconór (qv) in the next decade. In 1789
the Presidio of San Elizario, named for St. Elzéar-spelled Elceario
and otherwise in Spanish and Mexican documents-was moved up the Rio
Grande to the hacienda of Tiburcios, the approximate site of the present
town of San Elizario. Also includes the Salt War of San Elizario.
Partial List of Texas Ranger Company and Unit Commanders.
Frontier Men 1873-1875.
Texas Adjutant General Service Records,
FF: Frontier Forces, 1870-71, MM: Minute Men, 1855-62, 1872-74
El Paso County:
Includes History; Vital Records; Cemeteries (San Elizario Cemetery); Archives and Organizations
Marriage record of Telesforo Montes and Maria Quirina Alderete.
December 3, 1840 at Nuestra Senora De Guadalupe, Juarez, Chihuahua,
El Paso Judges 1850 – 1991
Telesforo Montes 1872-1874
Message Board for Montes (Ancestry.com)
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The Handbook of Texas Online - San Elizario, Texas..