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Webb County, Texas, Citizens and Families

Last modified: 31 MAY 208

Founder of the city of Laredo, Webb County, Texas. Family history and genealogy, leading to Santos Benevides and his brothers.

The Biography of Colonel Santos Benavides
Santos Benavides, the highest ranking Mexican American to serve the Confederacy, the son of José Jesús and Margarita (Ramón) Benavides, was born in Laredo, Texas, on November 1, 1823. See: Texas, 33rd Regiment, Company H.

John Zirvas Leyendecker
"John Zirvas Leyendecker emigrated to Texas from Germany with his parents and siblings aboard the ship Riga in 1845 and settled in Fredericksburg. He became a sutler and merchant in Oak Creek, Texas, near Fort Chadbourne, and later in Fredericksburg and Laredo, Texas, where his wife's family was located. He was postmaster in Laredo from 1858 to 1859. During the Civil War he was assistant quartermaster there, and he remained there permanently after the war."

Leyendecker married Juliana Benavides and served with Refugio Benavides in Company I, Texas Regiment 33, CSA.

Eduardo Idar, Tejano journalist and civil-rights worker, born in Laredo, married to Jovita Idar.
Jovita Vivero Idar
"She lived in Laredo, Texas, right on the Mexican border. During the Mexican Revolution, many injured people went there, and she took care of them. She also wrote for Spanish-language newspapers and started schools for Mexican-American children. She co-founded the League of Mexican Women, which focused its work on education for poor children." See also Inspirational Women.

James Saunders Penn
founder of the Laredo Times.
Justo Sabor Penn, son of James Saunders Penn, and a Webb County politician and businessman.

Clemente Vergara

William Warren Sterling, former Deputy Sheriff and Justice of the Peace of Mirando City.

Dario Sanchez, former mayor and sheriff of Laredo.

Biographies from the Congressional Record
103rd-108th US Congress | 109th US Congress | 110th US Congress

Villarreal Home Page
This page is for all who share this surname and our proud heritage.
South Texas Genealogy
Robert Black's Family Tree Page, contains the following surnames: ARNOLD, BEALL, BLACK, CRABTREE, DELANEY, DESPAIN, DICKENS, DUNN, HILBURN, LEAL, TAYLOR,TUMLINSON, WINTERS, and many more.
Cuellar Genealogy
The Lisarraras y Cuellar Families and their descendants.

Postmasters & Post Offices Of Webb County, Texas, 1849 - 1930

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