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  • Name: JUAN Jose Moya y Delgado 1
  • Sex: M
  • Title: ^^^
  • Birth: 1800 in La Bahia (Goliad), Texas 2
  • Death: 9 JUN 1874 in Goliad, Goliad Co, Texas 3
  • CONF: 30 APR 1895 MOYA RANCHO 4
  • Event: Military 1836 The Texas Revolution 5
  • Census: 1825 La Bahia (Goliad), Texas 6
  • Census: 1850 Victoria County, Texas 7
  • Census: 23 JUL 1855 Goliad Co, Texas 8
  • Census: 1860 Goliad Co, Texas 9
  • Census: 5 AUG 1870 Goliad Co, Texas 10
  • Census: 1880 Goliad Co, Texas 11
  • Event: Misc 3 JUL 1907 Berclair, Goliad Co, Texas 12
  • Event: Legal BET. 1854 - 1855 Goliad Co, Texas 13
  • Event: Legal 1803 Texas 14
  • Event: Voter 2 AUG 1867 Goliad Co, Texas 15
  • Event: Sold Property 2 FEB 1857 Goliad Co, Texas 16
  • Event: POA 28 JUL 1863 San Patricio, San Patricio Co, Texas 17
  • Event: POA 20 APR 1854 Goliad Co, Texas 18
  • Event: POA 13 SEP 1875 Goliad Co, Texas 19
  • Event: Land Grant 1834 Goliad Co, Texas 20
  • Event: Land Grant 1831 San Patricio, San Patricio Co, Texas
  • Event: Archives 25 AUG 1818 Bexar Co, Texas
  • Event: Archives 1 MAR 1803 Bexar Co, Texas
  • Event: Archives BET. 1823 - 1830 Bexar Co, Texas
  • Note:
    Juana MOYA who married Juan CARABAJAL on Sep 30, 1853?
    Josemaria DELGADO who fought with Gen. Cos in 1842?
    Mr. Isabel DELGADO who married Felipa SOTO in 1928?
    Geofrey, Elizabeth, and Jacob MOYA, Victoria 1854 Census?
    Gertrudes DELGADO, whose son, Severo DELGADO was between 6-16 on 7/23/1855 in Goliad County's Children's innumeration list?
    Manuel DELGADO, listing his 1 League of land, emmigrated to Goliad County Nov 1838?
    [According to the census taken at the Rancho of Jose Miguel DELGADO on December 11, 1809, Juan Jose is 9 years old, born at La Bahia Jurisdiction.]
    The following is a recap as found in J. Frank Dobie's book, "A Vaquero of the Brush Country" beginning on page 56:
    "In the Summer of 1874 the entire county was shocked by news that Thad Swift and his wife had been brutally murdered by some unknown persons during the night of June 7-8. Judge Rea relates in this "Memoirs:" 'Thad Swift and his brother, Francis Marion Swift, had settled in Refugio County prior to the Civil War and were highly respected citizens....On June 7, Thad Swift took his wool crop to St. Mary's and sold it for $700. In those days there were no banks and for some reason did not bring this money home with him, as his murders supposed, and it was not on the premises when the attack. During the night Swift and his wife were murdered, evidently after having been tortured to compel them to reveal the whereabouts of the money....Thad had a number of Mexican ranch hands working for him. Several of them were missing when Frank Swift, and, later, the officers arrived. One of those missing was Juan Flores, who had been a trusted employe of the Swifts for many years. The Mexican ranch hands, and particularly those of them who were missing, immediately fell under suspicion. Also it was stated that one of the MOYAS, who lived up in Goliad County, had been at the Swift ranch on the day of the murder.
    "Then began the greatest manhunt that has ever taken place in Refugio County. The news of the tragedy travelled fast, and hundreds of armed horsemen rode into Refugio to join in tracking down the murders. No one knew who the guilty persons were, so practically every Mexican of the laboring class in the surrounding country was regarded as a likely suspect. The possemen divided into groups, some riding to the various ranches to question the Mexican population. One of the groups was commanded by Captain Henry Scott, and in it were most of his "Minute Men"....
    "Captain Henry Scott...after investigating the matter and no doubt getting some inside information from his Mexican friends, that Juan FLORES was the man who was wanted...already on his way to Mexico. Scott and his "Minute Men" made a forced ride in an attempt to head him off, but Flores beat them to the Rio Grande and crossed over into Old Mexico.
    "The group headed by Captain Fennessy suspected the MOYAS of being implicated in the crime and decided to go up into Goliad County and question them.
    "Edward Fennessy...took his men to the ranch of MOYA, on Mah-Arroyo [Mugerrero] Creek, a tributary of the Blanco, in Goliad County, for the purpose of apprehending one of the MOYA boys, who was suspected of complicity in the crime. These MOYAS, it will be remembered, were partisans of the Mexican government during the Texas revolution and had given the colonists no end of trouble. The MOYA ranch house was constructed of palings, daubed with moss and mud, in which chink-holes, which could be used as loop-holes had been pierced.... The MOYAS had seen the posse coming and had barricaded themselves in their home. Holland called to the inmates and MOYA DEMANDED, 'What do you want?' Holland very carelessly stooped and shouted through one of the chink-holes, 'We want you!' One of the MOYAS then, without warning, discharged a rifle into the chink-hole, the bullet striking Holland under the left eye and going through the head. The posse then proceeded to lay siege to the ranch house and fired several rounds of ammunition against the wall and into the chink-holes.
    "...Phil Fulcrod, sheriff of Goliad County, with another posse...took charge of the situation...and advised the MOYAS who he was and demanded their surrender. He guaranteed them the protection of the law. After some negotiation, the MOYAS finally agreed to surrender and came out and were arrested by the Sheriff, who headed for Goliad with them.
    "There are some variations between Rea's account and that of John Young...as follows:
    "About eleven o'clock Phil Fulcrod, sheriff of Goliad County, George Saunders and nine other men arrived from Goliad...somebody saw old man MOYA down in the filed. A man drew his Winchester down on him and was about to fire when George Saunders interfered. Then old MOYA surrendered. Two or three hours later the Mexicans in the house, under promise of protection, also surrendered to Sheriff Fulcrod. By now more than a hundred Americans were around the house.
    "Antonio MOYA was placed on a horse, Marcelo MOYA and his father [Juan MOYA] were placed in a hack; and thus the three prisoners guarded by Fulcrod and eight or ten deputies, were started for Goliad....[several deputies] however, did not propose to put off a punishment that [they] knew the Mexicans deserved. The guard and prisoners had gone only about three miles when [the MOYAS] were surrounded. The guard offered practically no interference, and in the melee that followed MARCELO was shot dead. Old MOYA was wounded and down on the ground. A maddened ranch boy rode his plunging horse over him, at the same time emptying his six-shooter at him, with effect. Another man dismounted and cut the Mexican's throat with a butcher knife. Anotnio MOYA, who, it will be remembered, was on a horse, made an attempt to run but had his arm shot off and was soon dispatched. In the wild shooting George Saunders' horse was wounded with a bullet.
    "While this trouble with the MOYAS was going on, a scouting party of citizens caught two Mexicans that were known to have been at the Swift place the evening preceding the murder. They were put in jail, but within a short time a mob took them out, carried them to the pens back of the Swift house, and hanged them from a pole that was fixed over a gate. The house was no longer inhabited and the bodies swung there, in full view of the public road, for a week before they were cut down.
    "Dr. Dobie states that after the massacre of the MOYAS Captain Coon Dunman and his "Refulators" made it their business to check up on every Mexican in the vicinity, and if he could not give a satisfactory account of activities to order him out of the country on the alternative of being hung."

    [Author's note: There is no proof that any Mexican committed the crime. No one was ever convicted of the Swift murders and the robbery. However, the "Regulators," the "Minute Men," and the "Ku Klux Klan" were all prominent in the area with one goal: to exterminate the Mexicans or drive them out of Texas. Their goal, however, was not accomplished. This, after many senseless killings -- but for the land-grabbers, they eventually succeeded.]

    The following is a list of CONFIRMATIONS on the 30th of April 1895 at BLANCONIA [MOYA RANCHO] in Bee County by Rt. Rev. P. Ferdaquer.

    [Author's note: some children are NOT MATCHED to the right parents, and it may be because there were 21 children Confirmed on this date.]
    ALSO: I have two sources: Our Lady of Refuge Catholic Church in Refugio, Texas as the official recording agency; on another record I noted St. Joseph Catholic Church in Beeville as the recording agency. A review by this Author for the official record will have to be reviewed to ascertain which Church is correct.]

    1.Camilo ROMERO.....Camilo ROMERO and Juanita MOYA
    2.Paula ROMERO.....Marcelo MOYA and Juanita ROMERO [ERROR!] Paulita's parents
    are Camilo ROMERO and Juanita MOYA)
    3.Pedro CARBAJAL.....Monico CARBAJAL and Teodora MOYA
    4.Eugenio FRANCO.....Baldomero FRANCO and Refugia RODRIGUEZ
    5.Agustin ROMERO.....Camilo ROMERO and Juanita MOYA
    6.Adolfo GARCIA.....Quirione[? ADOLFO SR.] GARCIA and Teresa MOYA
    7.Leonides MOYA.....Cleto MOYA and Jesusa CARBAJAL
    8.Jose Angel CARBAJAL.....Monico CARBAJAL and Estefana MOYA
    9.Miguel FLORES.....Telesforo FLORES and Ysabel MOYA
    10.Refugia CARBAJAL.....Monico CARBAJAL and Stefana MOYA
    11.Ysabel FLORES.....Telesforo FLORES and Leonora CARILLO [ERROR! Ysabel's mother is Ysabel MOYA)
    12.Carmen(l) ROMERO.....Camilo ROMERO and Areliana PONCE [ERROR! Carmen or Carmel's mother is Juanita MOYA)
    13.Sanferosa GARCIA.....Jesus GARCIA and Juanita ESCALANTE
    14.Ma. Concepcion MOYA.....Cleto MOYA and Jesusa CARBAJAL
    15.Francisco ROMERO.....Camilo ROMERO and Juanita MOYA
    16.Brigida CARBAJAL.....Monico CARBAJAL and Estefana MOYA
    17.Juanita ORTIZ.....Refugio ORTIZ and Mariana COVARUBIAS
    18.Geraldo CARBAJAL.....Monico CARBAJAL and Procopia SILVAS [ERROR! Geraldo's mother should be Estefana MOYA)
    19.Margaret Mc GUILL
    21.Mary Catherine Mc GUILD
    22.Thomas LAMBERT

    During the 1836 Texas Revolution, most settlers in the Goliad-Victoria-Refugio area were loyal to Mexico; others were reserved and did not commit themselves one way or another. Those that did side with the Mexican government were long-time settlers, and when the military dignitaries appeared in Refugio on their quest north towards Bexar (The Alamo, in San Antonio), many of the locals came to extend their support by providing military services of loyal rancheros in cooperation with the regular Army. The most outstanding in the Texas Revolution history are Juan and Agustin MOYA, Carlos DE LA GARZA, Father VALDEZ and Manuel SABRIEGO.

    [Author's note: recall that Juan MOYA and Carlos DE LA GARZA were neighbors since 1825.]

    1825 CENSUS:
    The following report, dated April 24, 1825, is the census of the La Bahia del Espiritu Santo, for Residence #16:
    JUAN MOYA, Shoemaker, married, 19 years old; his wife,
    MARIA ANTONIA MARTINEZ, 16 years old;
    AGUSTIN MOYA, their son, 1 year old;
    MIGUEL RAMON, farmer, widow, 70 years old;
    LEONARDO RAMON, farmer, widow, 60 years old;
    MARIA GRANDE (the elder Maria [Martinez?]) married, 40 years old (Maria Antonia's mother?);
    ANTONIO MARTINEZ, farmer, married, 50 years old (Maria Antonia's father?); and
    GINO MARTINEZ, 4 years old.

    [Author's note:
    Juan MOYA'S neighbors, in dwelling #15, were the DE LA GARZA family:
    ANTONIO DE LA GARZA, 36 years old, married, a farmer;
    ROSALIA DE LA GARZA, his wife, 29 years old [any kin to Miguel DELGADO's wife?];
    JOSEFA DE LA GARZA, 13 years old;
    CARLOS DE LA GARZA, 12 years old [NOTE: Carlos DE LA GARZA and Juan MOYA were well known by the American Rebels during the Texas Revolution! Carlos was about 7 years younger than Juan.];
    FRANCISCO DE LA GARZA, 6 years old; and
    MAURICIA DE LA GARZA, 4 years old.]

    ALSO: In Dwelling #18 lived JUAN MOYA's father: MIGUEL DELGADO, farmer, married, 50 years old; his wife,
    MARIA DE JESUS DE LA GARZA, 48 years old; and Miguel's mother (in-law?):
    URSULA SALINAS, widow, 58 (sic, probably 68) years old.

    ALSO: In Dwelling #19 is JUAN MOYA's brother:
    PEDRO MOYA, farming, married, 29 years old; his wife,
    MARIA GERTRUDIS GOMEZ, 24 years old; their children:
    MARIA PETRA MOYA, 4 years old and
    DARIA MOYA, 2 years old. Living with PEDRO is his youngest brother:
    NEPOMUCENO MOYA, single, 16 years old, farming.

    The Goliad County issued a list of "children" between the ages of six and sixteen for the purpose of innumerating such children for school: parents listed: Juan DELGADO [MOYA] and his children: Cesario, and Jesus.

    The Federal Census for 1850 for Victoria County, Texas, lists the following family in Dwelling #310, a Herdsman, the family of "Yellow" race:
    DELGOW (DELGADO), John, 40 years old, married, a Mexican; his wife,
    DELGADO, Antonia, 35 years old; their children:
    DELGADO, Agustin, 22 years old, a son, single,
    DELGADO, Antonio, 20 years old, a son, single,
    DELGADO, Basilia, 18 years old, a daughter, single,
    DELGADO, Luciana, 15 years old, a daughter, single,
    DELGADO, Marcelo, 12 years old, a son,
    DELGADO, Chive (Jesus), 4 years old, a son; and
    DELGADO, Amelia, 2 years old, a daughter.

    [Author's note: Juan MOYA Y DELGADO was not 40, he was about 54 years old; and his wife, Antonia was about 40 years old. The children's correct age were: Agustin , 26, not 20; Antonio, Basilia, Luciana, Marcelo, Amelia and Jesus are the ages shown; however, CESARIO, who would have been 11 years old, is NOT SHOWN on this census. The family is shown in Victoria County instead of their Bee and/or Goliad County property because of the recent U.S. and Mexican War. It is very probably that the family was living at the CARLOS RANCHO in Victoria County. Agustin's marriage, Amelia's baptism and another baptism were all performed during this period in Victoria County.]
    The 1860 Federal Census for Goliad lists the following family in Dwelling #45 in Goliad County:
    DELGADO, Juan, 60 year old farmer; has $3,500 value of real estate and $600 personal property, a native of Texas; his wife,
    DELGADO, Antonia, 50 years old, keeping house; their children:
    DELGADO, Antonio, 25 years old, single;
    DELGADO, Cesario, 18 years old, single;
    DELGADO, Jesus, 12 years old, a son; and
    DELGADO, Luciana, 20 year old single daughter.

    [Author's note: Juan MOYA Y DELGADO was about 63 years old, not 60; Antonia was about 54 years old, not 50; Antonio was about 30 years old, not 25; Cesario was about 21 years old, not 18; and Jesus was 15 years old, not 12. Luciana, an unmarried daughter, was 25 years old.

    Also, see other 1860 census records for 1860: Living next door to Juan DELGADO were Agustin and Teresa DELGADO, and then the family of Marcelo and Josefa DELGADO. Living in the dwelling between Agustin and Marcelo was Teresa's mother, the widow Antonia BECERRA with three children or grandchildren.]

    1870 Census for Goliad County lists Juan DELGADO, 70 years old, married to Antonia MARTINEZ, 60 years old.

    [Author's observation:
    Juan (MOYA Y) DELGADO has a community known as the MOYA RANCHO. The 1870 census lists the following families living in this Community:

    Dwelling #567 - Cesario and Refugia Carbajal DELGADO and family (total 7 persons)
    Dwelling #568 - Antonia BECERRA and family (total of 4 persons)
    Dwelling #569 - Marcelo and Josefa Mireles DELGADO and family (total 6 persons)
    Dwelling #570 - Gregoria and Luciana DELGADO CHAVES (total of 2 persons)
    Dwelling #571 - Juan DELGADO and Antonia MARTINEZ (total of 2 persons)
    Dwelling #572 - Jesus and Manuela Mireles DELGADO and daughter (3 persons)
    Dwelling #573 - Agustin and Theresa CARBAJAL DELGADO and family (10 persons)
    Total members of the Community: 34 persons.
    It is interesting to note all the families living on the MOYA RANCHO in 1880. The federal census lists these families in Precinct No. 2, Goliad County:

    Saturino MIRELES, his wife and seven children [total of 9 persons]
    Antonio CARBAJAL, his wife and six children [total of 8 persons]
    Encarnacion DELGADO, hiw wife and three children [total of 5 persons]
    Procorpio CARBAJAL, his wife, and two children [total of 4 persons]
    Faustino Andray [ANDRADE] and Loreta FLORES [total of 2 persons]
    Cesario DELGADO, his wife and five children [total of 7 persons]
    Gregoria DELGADO and four children [total of 5 persons]
    Eusebio DE LEON, his wife and three children [total of 5 persons]
    Gabriel DE LOS SANTOS, his wife, and five children [total of 7 persons]
    Julian SALAZAR, his wife, four children, and a guest [total of 7 persons]
    Theodoro VALLE, his wife, and six children [total 8 persons]
    Maria MOYA DELGADO, herself, [1 person]
    Philip KOEHLER, his wife, six children, 1 niece, 1 grandchild [total of 10 persons]
    [did not continue the census sheet -- no Spanish surnames]

    Total population living in Goliad County, 78 persons, all living next-door to each other and locally known as -- the MOYA RANCHO!
    A newspaper article dated Thursday, July 1, 1976, in a Beeville newspaper states that Don Pedro Jaramillo, the famous curandero of South Texas, had his last visit to Bee County shortly before his death July 3, 1907, when he visited the MOYA RANCH south of Berclair. He got sick while at the ranch and refusing medical attention, he returned home and died sometime later.

    LEGAL PROCEEDINGS, Goliad County District Court, 1854 to 1855:
    Goliad County District Court, Vol. A, pp. 6, 12, 15, 38, 40, and 117.
    [Author's note: NEEDED: further research]:
    Case #125: Elizabeth V. CERVILLIAN vs J. DELGADO alias MOYA, "Trespass to Try Title" 1855, with Jury (i.e., Jess Hassell, John Phelps, A. Newcomen, John Tippin, W. Teal, C. Campbell, C. Phillips, J. Pague, J. Hughes, R. Billups, W. Farmer, W. Kinney). The Jury finds for the DEFENDANT. Plaintiff APPEALED and OVERRULED. Later, Plaintiff APPEALED and granted the defandant to withdraw Title Papers called "Testimonio."

    Case #255: Briget (BORIRZ) BOWERS vs J. MOYA, et al, "Tespass to Try Title"
    Goliad District Court Records, Vol. A, pp. 110, 140, 212, and 246.
    Plaintiff dismissed her suit as to the defendant, Juan MOYA and Jamis CUMMINGS; and the defants, James DOUGHTRY, John DOUGHTRY, and Alexander BOATRIGHT, and withdraw their answers and say nothing further against the claim of the Plaintiff. B. BOWERS recover of the said Defants the property mentioned in the petition, towit, one league of land situated in the county of Goliad, on the Creek Blanco; commanding the Sheriff to put the plaintiff in possession of the aforesaid land." Later, "...a clerical mistake...against James DOUGHTRY and John DOUGHTRY, where it should have been against James DOWDY and Gibon DOWDY, the Defendants in the original suit for costs (No. 255).

    Case #554: Phillip KOEHLER [see KOEHLER vs Cesario DELGADO, on Will of Antonia MARTINEZ DELGADO, widow of J. DELGADO MOYA].

    Case #602: Sam MAPEO vs J. DELGADO, "Certirari (?)"..."Plaintiff says she will no further prosecute this suit and the said Plaintiff and Defendant agree that the costs of this suit shall become equally by the parties.

    Legal proceedings concerning Juan Jose MOYA:
    "Cases against him, Mulatto DENIS and Francisco ARMAN, charged with contraband of horses"
    [Author's note: notice the name MOYA in this incident.]

    The manuscript states: "To Sr. Gov. and Lt. Col. don Juan Bautista de ELQUEZABAL, March 1, 1803, Chihuahua: concerning Nemecio SALCEDO's letter to Gov. of Texas concerning the case against the Mulatto DENIS, Francisco ARMAN and Juan Jose MOYA, charged with contrband of horses. With your letter No. 21 of February 2, last, I have received the news about the foreigners from Louisiana and residents of Nacogdoches who exist in that Villa. It is all right that after the conclusion of the business they have pending there they return to their respective domiciles.
    "The forty-eight animals belonging to the Mulatto named DENIS, which the Commandant of La Bahia del Espiritu Santo reported having captured and which are under confiscation (should remain so), as long as if through the proper proceedings it can be proved that they were being conveyed clandestinely to the Province of Louisiana.
    "The effects of contraband confiscated from Francisco ARMAN and Juan Jose MOYA are under the same circumstances, for which reason you should initiate the corresponding investigation so that I may learn of the details and channel the cases. May God keep your Lordship's life many years. Chihuahua, March 1, 1803. Nemesio SALCEDO (Rubric)."

    [Author's Note: Because Juan Jose MOYA was born between 1794-1803, he would have been a lad when this occurred. The case involves the Louisiana residents caught with contraband horses; it seems that the MOYA case coincides with the russlers, but he seems not to be with them. Dionicio DENIS is a "resident of Camargo," and previous correspondence states that DENIS was, in August 1802, transporting to Nacogdoches about 90 horses, a mare and 2 burros; that by September they were near the Rosario Mission [Goliad, Texas] without having been noticed; that DENIS was taking with him two "helpers from Reynosa" and a guide, Ignacio GOMEZ, from Nacogdoches, when they were caught. I do not believe MOYA was a "helper from Reynosa," but was, instead, with the group when arrested.]
    Juan DELGADO (written Juan del GADO) is listed as a registered voter of August 2, 1867; he is 47 years old, having lived in this area 47 years, and is listed as a native of "Mexico."
    Listed with him as a registered voter is his son, Antonio del GADO (sic), 37 years old (sic).

    [Author's note: Juan was born in Goliad 1794-1807, and is thus a "Native" of the area. It is interesting to note that of the 19 "registered" voters in Goliad County, 14 are Mejicanos and thus are listed as "Native," EXCEPT Juan DELGADO and his son Antonio DELGADO!)

    One of the most unusual pieces of legal records stems from a deed between JUAN DELGADO of the one part and PRYOR LEA of the other part, in that "for a valuable consideration in money advanced and services rendered" the said DELGADO bargained and sold to LEA all that tract of land described as follows: the Western Half of the headright granted to said DELGADO by the Government of Coahuila and Texas, between the Blanco and Mugerrero Creeks in the County of Goliad; this tract contained half of said headright being 2,300 acres; that the said DELGADO "sometimes called MOYA" signed with a scrawl (and "x"), dated February 2, 1857. Witnesses were Dennis Dwyer and J. W. McCampbell. [However, see original document copy dated April 20, 1854]

    [Author's note: these two witnesses signed in ink; the ORIGINAL two signatures on this instrument were ERASED. See POA dated April 20, 1854. Also, notice it's Juan DELGADO, not Juan MOYA.]


    Juan DELGADO and his wife, Antonia DELGADO, and Maria Gertrudes DELGADO, wife of Pedro DELGADO, and Eulalia DEVINE, daughter of Pedro DELGADO, all of the County of Goliad, appointed John HENDERSON of the County of San Patricio County, as their lawful attorney to "attend to our rights, claims, and interest in and to certain tract lots and parcels of land situated on the North bank of the Nueces River" about six miles above the town of San Patricio, otherwise known as the DELGADO GRANT, to "perform all things to protect assist and defend our lawful rights in and to said lands and to institute and deferr all suits that may be necessary to be instituted or defended for said purpose."
    The above declaration reveals that Juan DELGADO and his brother's family were still claiming property rights to the original land grant issued by the Government of Mexico to Miguel DELGADO, and his three sons: Juan, Pedro and Nepomuceno.

    [Author's note: This is the same property supposedly SOLD by Miguel DELGADO and his son Nepomuceno -- with Juan and Pedro absent, but with "sworn wittnesses to act on their behalf" -- to Walter HENRY on May 30, 1840 -- under the guidance of the United States Consol in Matamoros, Mexico. Why are Juan and Pedro's heirs contesting the trespass of their land by others in July 1863 if the land was "SOLD" years ago? Did they refute the land "sale"?]

    "Agreement between Juan DELGADO and Pryor LEA [for 1/2 of his League of Land in Goliad County -- 1 League is 4428.4 acres]:
    It is agreed between Juan DELGADO and Pryor LEA as follows, viz: The former had a tract of land of a League and Labor, conceded to him by the Government of the State of Coahuila and Texas and a Testimonio was intended to him for a legue therof, more or less, between the Blanco and Muguerrero Creeks, within what is now the County of Goliad, Texas, as will more fully appear by the Testimonio which is the only bill he has for land between said creeks, and a suit was instituted against him on account thereof in the District Court for said Goliad County which suit was defended for said DELGADO by said LEA, and was decided at the last term of said Court, the same court against said DELGADO on the same account and if he should be successful against the parties who have sued him, it is probable that other persons may sue him for parts of said land unles his claim should be so managed or compromised as to prevent such suits. Now said DELGADO retains and employs said LEA as his Counsellor and Attorney and agent to defend any such suits as ...aforesaid land, and to provide for said DELGADO an account thereof, any suits that may be necessary on his part to secure the possession and title of said premesis or any part thereof for him and also to compromise with any adverse claimants, for a division of said lands or for money, as he may deem expedient - with the concurrence of said DELGADO as to any such compromise if he should be living.
    "And said LEA on his part agrees to attend to all of said business for said DELGADO - his heirs, or assigns in case of said LEA'S death before the completion of said business, his legal heirs may employ some of the competant person or persons to attend to said complete said business in place of said LEA with like reasons.
    "And in consideration of said service, in part performed and in part to be performed, said DELGADO agrees to give, grant, sell, and grant to said LEA his heirs, and assigns or other person thereof, as said DELGADO may appear to be entitled to, and whenever this title to any part shall appear to be settled, the agreement for conveying half to said LEA shall be ...for....or if the parties should so agree, the division may be made by conveying to said LEA the entire interest in any particular art or parts of said premesis.
    "But if any circumstances should arise to render it impractical or very inconvenient for said LEA or other representing him, to execute the agreemtn on his part so as to complete the business, then the parties themselves or their representatives may agree for such cooperation as may be just for the services rendered on the part of said LEA in porportion to which may have been done, which compensation may be made in part of the land or in money and may be agreed or may appear to be .... And if the parties or them representing heirs cannot agree as to such proposition, it may be settled by arbitration, each party choosing one arbitrator and they choosing or ...if they cannot agree. And any differences in reference to this agreement may be arbitrated and settled in the same way.
    "And said LEA shall henceforth be regarded as a purchaser of ONE HALF OF SAID DELGADO's INTEREST in said premises, to be paid for as .....
    "Witness the hands and seals of said parties this 20th day of April 1854, in duplicate. [Juan DELGADO "his mark X", and Pryor LEA. Atteting (Witnesses) HENRY KOEHLER and P. H. KOEHLER."
    Regarding the DELGADO and LEA Agreement of 1854, the 1/2 League of Land referred to in the original Agreement was recorded on September 13, 1875, by LEA (Pryor Lea died in Goliad in 1879), to establish ownership of 2,214 acres in Goliad County. This transaction was recorded 15 months after DELGADO's murder.
    The Land Grant reads:
    "Villa de Goliad, Ano de 1834: Titulo de posecion de un Citio de tierra a favor del Ciudadano JUAN DELGADO entre los Arollos del Muguerrero y el nombrado Blanco, espedido por el comicionado Don Jose Miguel ALDERETE, y medido por el Agrevensor George W. CASH, por el camino de Matamoros al Sur, por el Estado de Coahuila y Tejas para el vienis de 1833 y 1834, de fueras en esta Villa, Sr. Comiscionado para el repartimiento: VASQUEZ.
    " JUAN DELGADO de esta vecindad de Goliad, ante Vd. se presenta y dice que el supremo gobierno del estado por decrete de 18 de enero de 1834, consedio un citio de tierra ...cuyo terreno se encuentra a seis leguas de distancia de este punto sobre el Arrollo del Mugerero un lado y por el camino de Matamoros; es tierra valida que no pertenece a persona alguna corporacion, ni empresa, y como se le concede de gratis por la misma ley citada, como comicionado para el repartimiento de terrenos en los terminos de su jurisdicion, a fin de que se sirva mandar medir dicho terreno que ha citado librandole al efecto el titulo correspondiente de pocecion bajo el consejo de que segun la localidad del referido terreno consedido se conformara con la figura que resuelve y para la epedicion de los titulos de le envie la copia al govierno; Villa de Goliad, 11 de Mayo de 1834.
    "Juan DELGADO, vecino y recidente de esta Villa desde su infancia, mas ha curanta anos, espone ante Uds. que es uno de los habitantes frontereros que han varios y distintos serfrusos en defensa de los demas pueblos, contra nuestros enemigos ostiles, asi mismo ha contribuido a los donativos que se han ofresido aproporcion de sus facultades; por tanto y considerandose a que se le merece un citio y una labor...que le parece oportuno manifestar que tiene una batia familia...Villa de Goliad julio 22 1833.
    "Jose Miguel ALDERETE certifica con validad que Juan DELGADO tiene justificado haber echo varias corredurias contra los indios enemigos; ha coperado con su persona y vienes contra otras naciones...que se le conceda el citio de

    Father: Miguel Jose MOYA Y Delgado b: 21 SEP 1778 in San Antonio, Bexar Co, Texas
    Mother: Maria Juana Ignacia de la Garza b: ABT. 1778

    Marriage 1 Maria Antonia Martinez b: ABT. 1810 in Texas
    • Married: 21
    • Married: ABT. 1824 in Goliad, Goliad Co, Texas 22
    • Note:
      There are TWO points of interest concerning the family and progeny of JUAN MOYA Y DELGADO:
      (1) The families clustered together on the Mugerrero Creek in Goliad County, as evidenced by the censuses taken from 1860 untill the 1900's. Not only were family members living as a community, probably encircling the MOYA homestead, but many other non-family members joined the community, also evidenced by the censuses. Many of these non-family members eventually married into the MOYA family, while others are seen being wedding witnesses and baptism Godparents to MOYA families.
      (2) The names MOYA and DELGADO are used inter-changably. For the most part, the DELGADO name is more prevelent in Goliad County before 1874 - the year Juan MOYA was murdered with his two sons. The MOYA name is used by family members in Bee County, as seen in the 1880 census. By the 1890's however, both names are used in each family member's case: DELGADO is first, followed by MOYA. Why is that?
      To conclude: when I began research, as early as 1970, my grandmother, Felipa PLATA (whose mother was Monica JACAMO, whose mother was Emily KOEHLER, whose mother was Basilia MOYA, whose father was JUAN MOYA) told me to research in Goliad, and to look for the MOYA records and the MOYA CEMETERY. When I found evidence that MOYA and DELGADO were the same family, she was totally surprised! The DELGADO name had never been used, she said, since she could recall.
      As for the MOYA CEMETERY, after many years of research, and only through the help of friends (relatives) such as Amos FLORES and Emilia and the CARBAJAL family, I was led, finally, to inspect the cemetery. Originally containing several acres, I was told, it was fenced into a one-acre plot in Goliad County, and very difficult to find. Only a family member could lead one to it, off a Farm-to-Market Road I would not be able to find today.
    1. Has Children Agustin MOYA- Delgado b: 1824 in La Bahia (Goliad), Texas
    2. Has No Children Antonio MOYA- Delgado b: ABT. 1830
    3. Has Children Basilia MOYA- Delgado b: ABT. 1832 in Texas
    4. Has Children Luciana Moya y Delgado b: ABT. 1835
    5. Has Children Marcelo Moya y Delgado b: ABT. 1838 in Goliad Co, Texas
    6. Has Children Cesario MOYA- Delgado b: 28 JUN 1839 in Goliad Co, Texas
    7. Has Children Jesus Moya y Delgado b: ABT. 1845 in Goliad Co, Texas
    8. Has No Children Emilia MOYA- Delgado b: ABT. 1848
    9. Has Children Severo Moya y Delgado b: ABT. 1850 in Goliad Co, Texas

    1. Title: Birth, Baptism, Marriage, Death and Burial Records; Deed Records andMiscellaneous Records filed in the county.
      Page: Refugio Marriage Records, filed MaSeptember 30, 1853.
      Text: QUAY 3
    2. Title: Bexar Archives.
      Page: 1809 Census of La Bahia Jurisdiction.
      Text: QUAY 3
    3. Title: A Vaquero of the Brush County, Chapter XLII: Blood and Thunder, pages206-210.
      Author: Hobert Huson
      Page: "The Swift Family Murders."
      Text: QUAY 3
    4. Title: St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church of Beeville, Bee County, Texas.
      Page: Confirmations, 1895, at Blanconia (Bee County) Texas.
      Text: QUAY 3
      Page: "Texas Coastal Bend: People and Places" by Wood, page 20.
      Text: QUAY 3
    6. Title: Bexar Archives; Census Report of La Bahia del Espiritu Santo, April24, 1825 (Goliad, Texas).
      Note: ABBR 1825 CENSUS LA BAHIA
    7. Title: 1850 CENSUS TEXAS
      Note: ABBR 1850 CENSUS TEXAS
      Page: 1850 Federal Census, Victoria County, Texas; Residence #310.
      Text: QUAY 3
    8. Title: Marriage, Birth and Death Records in Goliad County, Goliad, Texas.
      Page: Goliad County District #11 County Court children innumeration list,dated July 23, 1855..
      Text: QUAY 3
    9. Title: 1860 Federal Census for Texas.
      Note: ABBR 1860 CENSUS TEXAS
      Page: 1860 Federal Census for Goliad County, Texas.
      Text: QUAY 3
    10. Title: Many families cited in the 1870 Federal Census in Goliad County livedin one community, called the MOYA RANCHO. See JUAN MOYA Y DELGADO forcomplete li
      Note: ABBR 1870 CENSUS TEXASTITL Many families cited in the 1870 Federal Census in Goliad County livedin one community, called the MOYA RANCHO. See JUAN MOYA Y DELGADO forcomplete list.
      Page: 1870 Federal Census, Goliad County, Texas.
      Text: QUAY 3
    11. Title: 1880 Federal Census of Texas.
      Note: ABBR 1880 CENSUS TEXAS
      Page: 1880 Federal Census, Precinct No. 2, Goliad County, Texas; pages 7 and8.
      Text: QUAY 3
      Page: Bee County Newspaper dated Thusday, July 1, 1976, titled "PedroJaramillo -- Healer of Los Olmos." (Copy held in file).
      Text: QUAY 3
    13. Title: Marriage, Birth and Death Records in Goliad County, Goliad, Texas.
      Page: Goliad County District Court records, Goliad, Texas.
      Text: QUAY 3
    14. Title: Legal Proceedings, Government Statements, Death Certificates, andother archival materials.
      Page: Bexar Archives, Microfilm, Roll 31, Frame 101; Barker Center, Austin,Texas.
      Text: QUAY 3
    15. Title: 1830 Citizens of Texas; 1830 Census of San Antonio; 1830 Census ofNacogdoches; General Land Office Records; and Registered Voters of1867.
      Author: Gifford White
      Publication: Eakin Press, Austin, Texas.
      Page: Registered Voters of 1867; page 231.
      Text: QUAY 3
    16. Title: Marriage, Birth and Death Records in Goliad County, Goliad, Texas.
      Page: Goliad County Deed Records, JUAN DELGADO to LEA, dated September 13,1875, Goliad County District Court Records, Vol. K, pp. 375-76.
      Text: QUAY 3
    17. Title: Birth, Marriage, Death, Burial, Deed and County Court Records in filein the San Patricio County Courthouse, Sinton, Texas.
      Page: San Patricio County, Sinton, Texas, Deed Records, Vol. Book 3, Pages439-440, recorded July 28, 1863..
      Text: QUAY 3
    18. Title: Marriage, Birth and Death Records in Goliad County, Goliad, Texas.
      Page: No record of this instrument was found. Author obtained a copy FROMTHE ORIGINAL DOCUMENT in the hands of Amos FLORES of Port Lavaca,1977. Copy in author's file.
      Text: QUAY 3
    19. Title: Marriage, Birth and Death Records in Goliad County, Goliad, Texas.
      Page: Delgado to Lea, Deed Records of Goliad County, Goliad, Texas.
      Text: QUAY 3
    20. Title: Marriage, Birth and Death Records in Goliad County, Goliad, Texas.
      Page: Goliad County Deed Records, Vol. 1 Page 323.
      Text: QUAY 3
    21. Title: Original sayings well known in the family to have originated from anancestor or an individual.
      Page: Written by Gloria Candelaria MARSH on July 24, 1997, Victoria, Texas.
    22. Title: Bexar Archives; Census Report of La Bahia del Espiritu Santo, April24, 1825 (Goliad, Texas).
      Note: ABBR 1825 CENSUS LA BAHIA
      Page: Bexar Archives: 1825 Census of La Bahia (Goliad County) Texas. Thecouple was married and had one child by 1825.
      Text: QUAY 3
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