|Bernarda ALANIS201 was born (date unknown).|
Spouse: Ramon FLORES. Bernarda ALANIS and Ramon FLORES were married.
Blas Javier de ALANIS202 was born (date unknown). Parents: Joseph de ALANIS and Teresa Margarita RODRIGUEZ de Montemayor.
Gertrudis ALANIS was born on 5 October 1877 in Mexico.203 She died on 12 May 1908 at the age of 30 in La Grulla, Starr County, TX, USA.203
Spouse: Transito VILLARREAL Ramirez. Gertrudis ALANIS and Transito VILLARREAL Ramirez were married on 4 July 1895 in Starr County, Texas.204,205 Children were: Federico VILLARREAL, Ernesto VILLARREAL, Alfredo VILLARREAL, Florencio VILLARREAL, Gertrudis VILLARREAL.
Jose Antonio ALANIS206 was born (date unknown).
Spouse: Maria Petra LONGORIA. Maria Petra LONGORIA and Jose Antonio ALANIS were married in July 1785 in Mier, Nuevo Santander, New Spain. The marriage record shows Maria Petra's mother to be Maria Josefa de la Garza; I believe this is in error and that it should be Maria Francisca de la Garza. Children were: Victoriana ALANIS.
Jose Maria ALANIS207 was born (date unknown).
Spouse: Maria Marcelina FLORES. Maria Marcelina FLORES and Jose Maria ALANIS were married.
Joseph de ALANIS208 was born (date unknown).
Joseph de ALANIS202 was born (date unknown).
Josepha de ALANIS209 died before 18 December 1748.209
Spouse: Nicolas de MARROQUIN. Josepha de ALANIS and Nicolas de MARROQUIN were married.
Juan Bautista ALANIS210 was born (date unknown). Parents: Juan de ALANIS and Agustina GUAJARDO.
Juan de ALANIS210 was born (date unknown).
Maria Casilda ALANIS211 was born (date unknown).
Maria Cayetana ALANIS212 was born (date unknown).
Maria Ignacia ALANIS147 was born (date unknown).
Maria Jacinta ALANIS213 was born (date unknown).
Spouse: Guillermo VERA Garcia. Maria Jacinta ALANIS and Guillermo VERA Garcia were married. Children were: Jose Saturnino VERA Alanis, Emiliana VERA Alanis, Vicente VERA Alanis, Porfirio VERA Alanis, Francisco VERA Alanis.
Maria Juliana ALANIS144,214 was born (date unknown).
Spouse: Adauto FLORES. Maria Juliana ALANIS and Adauto FLORES were married on 26 November 1827 in Camargo, Tamaulipas, Mexico.144 Children were: Francisco FLORES, Victoriano FLORES, Leocadia FLORES, Tiburcio FLORES, Paula FLORES.
Maria Luisa de ALANIS208 was born (date unknown). Parents: Joseph de ALANIS and Maria Teresa RODRIGUEZ de Ayala.
Maria Ygnacia ALANIS215 was born (date unknown).
Rafaela ALANIS216 was born (date unknown).
Spouse: Juan LONGORIA. Rafaela ALANIS and Juan LONGORIA were married on 4 February 1894 in Rio Grande City, Starr Co., Texas, USA.
Refugio ALANIS144 was born (date unknown). Parents: Salvador ALANIS and Ana Bautista VILLARREAL.
Salvador ALANIS217 was born (date unknown).
Victoriana ALANIS218 died on 31 August 1791 in Camargo, Nuevo Santander, New Spain.218 Parents: Jose Antonio ALANIS and Maria Petra LONGORIA.
Francisca ALANIZ219 was born in La Grulla, Starr County, TX, USA.220
Spouse: Pedro LONGORIA. Francisca ALANIZ and Pedro LONGORIA were married. Children were: Pedro LONGORIA, Petra LONGORIA, Pablo LONGORIA, Ines LONGORIA, Leandro LONGORIA, Macario LONGORIA, Miguel LONGORIA.
Juan ALANIZ221 was born (date unknown).
Julia ALANIZ222 was born (date unknown). Parents: Juan ALANIZ and Teodora LONGORIA.
Prajedis ALANIZ (private).
Spouse: Santos BAZAN.
Ruben ALANIZ36 was born (date unknown).
Spouse: Elva CANTU. Elva CANTU and Ruben ALANIZ were married.
Ana de ALBORNOZ23 was born (date unknown).
Agustin "Tino" ALCALA (private). Parents: Mauro ALCALA Quintana and Maria Lydia GARZA Longoria.
Spouse: Adela CORRAL.
Spouse: Aida Esperanza PEREZ.
Amelia ALCALA224 was born about 1843. Parents: Ventura ALCALA and Rita LONGORIA.
Amelia ALCALA was born on 4 October 1933.78 She died on 3 August 1999 at the age of 65 in Brownsville, Cameron County, TX, USA. Parents: Guadalupe ALCALA Quintana and Ana Maria GONZALEZ.
Ana ALCALA Flores225,226 was born about 1884 in Santander Jimenez, Tamaulipas, Mexico. The 1930 Census listed her age as 46. Parents: Jose Sostenes de Jesus ALCALA Garza and Leonor FLORES Manriques.
Andrew Clayton ALCALA (private). Parents: Daniel Ernest ALCALA and Patricia ESCAMILLA.
Anne-Marie ALCALA (private). Parents: Baldomero ALCALA and Beverly BLAKER.
Antonia ALCALA227 was born before 22 March 1857.227 This is the baptism date. Parents: Ventura ALCALA and Rita LONGORIA.
Apolonio ALCALA Flores226 was born on 11 April 1863 in Santander Jimenez, Tamaulipas, Mexico.228 He was christened on 20 May 1867 in Santander Jimenez, Tamaulipas, Mexico.229 Married, but no one I interviewed could remember his wife's name. Parents: Jose Sostenes de Jesus ALCALA Garza and Leonor FLORES Manriques.
Spouse: Maria del Refugio ("Cuquita") DE LEON. Maria del Refugio ("Cuquita") DE LEON and Apolonio ALCALA Flores were married.
Apolonio ALCALA230 was born on 10 April 1899 in Santander Jimenez, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Parents: Apolonio ALCALA Flores and Clara SALDIVAR de la Fuente.
Baldomero ALCALA (private). Parents: Basilio ALCALA Quintana and Josefina DE LA ROSA.
Basilio ALCALA was born (date unknown).
Spouse: Josefa GARZA. Josefa GARZA and Basilio ALCALA were married on 18 June 1835 in Santander Jimenez, Tamaulipas, Mexico.231,232 Family oral history says the mother of Jesus Alcala was named Josefa Garza. I am assuming that the LDS records for the family of Basilio Alcala and Josefa Garza are the records of Jesus Alcala's family. This would mean that Jesus' complete name was Jose Sostenes de Jesus Alcala, or Jose de Jesus Alcala. Gilberto Hinojosa remembered hearing the names Eudoro, Teresa and Gertrudis as being siblings of Jesus Alcala and related some humorous stories that he heard about "Tio Doro". Children were: Jose Eudoro ALCALA Garza, Jose Crescencio ALCALA Garza, Maria Petronila ALCALA Garza, Jose Sostenes de Jesus ALCALA Garza, Maria Florencia ALCALA Garza, Maria Juana ALCALA Garza, Teresa ALCALA Garza, Maria Gertrudis ALCALA Garza.
Basilio ALCALA Flores226,233,234 was born in 1870 in Santander Jimenez, Tamaulipas, Mexico. He was christened on 28 October 1871 in Santander Jimenez, Tamaulipas, Mexico.229 He died on 27 February 1921 at the age of 51 at Las Trasquilas Ranch in Cameron County, Texas. Basilio was buried on 28 February 1921 in City Cemetery, Brownsville, TX, USA.
Basilio Alcala owned and lived on a ranch in Jimenez, Tamaulipas, Mexico but was forced to flee Jimenez during the Mexican Revolution. Revolutionaries during that time were killing the landowners and confiscating their properties to redistribute to the poorer people who until then had not owned any land. Basilio Alcala, his father Jesus Alcala, and Basilio's eldest son Jesus Alcala (the 2nd), were all marked for death by the revolutionaries. The only recourse for the three men was to flee from Mexico.
Basilio Alcala apparently concluded that the safest recourse for his immediate family was to emigrate to the United States. United Staates Border Crossing records indicate that Basilio, his wife Donaciana, and their then seven children first crossed into Brownsville, Texas on August 24, 1915. This must have been in preparation for their eventual relocation because family oral history believes that Basilio and his son Jesus returned to Jimenez but the rest of the family remained in Matamoros for their safety. Records show that Basilio would again cross into Brownsville almost two yeas later, on October 1, 1917, but this time he crossed alone. A year later, on October 4, 2018, he again crossed into Brownsville; this time he was accompanied by his son Guadalupe. Records show his eldest son Jesus crossing into Brownsville alone on January 21, 1919. Finally, on April 10, 1919, Basilio's wife Donaciana made the final crossing into Brownsville with the remainder of her children: Delia, Jose, Beatriz, Josefa, Mauro and 13-month old Maria de los Angeles who was born in Matamoros.
The timeline established by the Border Crossing records is in accord with family oral history. Having returned to Jimenez after their initial visit to Brownsville on August 24, 1915, Basilio with his eldest son Jesus and Basilio's father Jesus were finally forced to flee to save their lives. Aided by Basilio's 2nd cousin Fiacro Betancourt, they first fled south to the port of Tampico sometime in 1916. Jesus Alcala was then probably in his mid-60's, Basilio Alcala was around 45, and Jesus Alcala (the 2nd) was about 18 years of age. Once in Tampico, the three men dressed in women's clothing and boarded a ship bound for either Galveston, Texas or New Orleans, Lousiana. Family oral history is uncertain as to the exact destination of the ship, but my guess is that is was New Orleans because the 1920 U.S. Census showed Fiacro Betancourt and his family living in New Orleans. Whether it was Galveston or New Orleans, they stayed there for about one year, with Basilio and his son Jesus finding jobs working for a railroad. The elder Jesus, Basilio's father, worked as a "water boy" taking water to the cotton pickers in the cotton fields.
After things had cooled down in Mexico, they moved back to Brownsville, Texas probably early in 1918. Basilio's father Jesus eventually went back to Jimenez but Basilio's wife and remaining family continued living in Matamoros, across the Rio Grande River from Brownsville. Donaciana and her children finally joined her husband and sons in Brownsville in April 1919 where they established their permanent residence.
After arriving in Brownsville, Basilio Alcala worked several jobs, primarily in the sugar cane and cotton fields and eventually became a foreman, whose duties included weighing the cotton. But in 1921, he suddenly became very ill after drinking some coffee, developing stomach pains and a fever, and died. Family members believe that someone poisoned his coffee, probably because they wanted the position he held in the cotton fields. Of course, these were only suspicions and, the times being what they were, no investigation was ever made.
A small part of the legacy of Basilio Alcala can be seen by driving along Southmost Road in Brownsville. The tall palm trees lining the road today were planted by Basilio Alcala and others. Parents: Jose Sostenes de Jesus ALCALA Garza and Leonor FLORES Manriques.
Spouse: Donaciana QUINTANA Rodriguez. Donaciana QUINTANA Rodriguez and Basilio ALCALA Flores were married. Children were: Jesus ALCALA Quintana, Delia ALCALA Quintana, Basilio ALCALA Quintana, Guadalupe ALCALA Quintana, Jose ALCALA Quintana, Beatriz ALCALA Quintana, Josefa ALCALA Quintana, Mauro ALCALA Quintana, Maria de los Angeles ALCALA Quintana.
Basilio ALCALA Quintana was born on 8 July 1902.235 He died on 15 January 1967 at the age of 64.235,236 Parents: Basilio ALCALA Flores and Donaciana QUINTANA Rodriguez.
Spouse: Josefina DE LA ROSA. Josefina DE LA ROSA and Basilio ALCALA Quintana were married on 17 October 1926.237,238 Children were: Basilio ALCALA III, Guadalupe ALCALA, Salomon ALCALA, Baldomero ALCALA, Ramon ALCALA.
Basilio ALCALA III was born on 6 August 1927 in Brownsville, Cameron County, TX, USA.239 He died on 21 December 1975 at the age of 48.239,240 Parents: Basilio ALCALA Quintana and Josefina DE LA ROSA.
Spouse: Maria Elvira LONGORIA. Maria Elvira LONGORIA and Basilio ALCALA III were married on 19 December 1953 in Brownsville, Cameron County, TX, USA.240 Children were: Hector David ALCALA, Edna May ALCALA.
Beatriz ALCALA Quintana was born on 29 March 1908. She died on 25 September 1989 at the age of 81 in Brownsville, Cameron County, TX, USA. Parents: Basilio ALCALA Flores and Donaciana QUINTANA Rodriguez.
Spouse: Santana LUCIO. Beatriz ALCALA Quintana and Santana LUCIO were married on 11 November 1928.241 They241 were divorced on 14 September 1977 in Brazoria, Texas.241 Children were: Elvia LUCIO, Aurora LUCIO, Conradina LUCIO.
Belia ALCALA was born (date unknown). Parents: Guadalupe ALCALA Quintana and Ana Maria GONZALEZ.
Berta ALCALA Gonzalez (private). Parents: Jesus ALCALA Quintana and Guadalupe GONZALEZ Alcala.
Celia ALCALA was born on 17 March 1927.78 She died on 11 July 2014 at the age of 87 in Brownsville, Cameron County, TX, USA. Parents: Guadalupe ALCALA Quintana and Ana Maria GONZALEZ.
Spouse: Simon MARTINEZ. Celia ALCALA and Simon MARTINEZ were married.
Cenobio ALCALA242 was born (date unknown). Parents: Isidro ALCALA and Juanita DE LA FUENTE.
Cynthia ALCALA (private). Parents: Salomon ALCALA and Celestina CANTU.
Daniel Ernest ALCALA243 was born on 31 December 1959. He died on 1 August 2015 at the age of 55 at M. D. Anderson Hospital in Houston, Harris County, TX, USA. Parents: Baldomero ALCALA and Beverly BLAKER.
Spouse: Cristina SOLORIO.
Delia ALCALA Quintana was born on 2 June 1900.235 She died in January 1978 at the age of 77 in Brownsville, Cameron County, TX, USA.235 Parents: Basilio ALCALA Flores and Donaciana QUINTANA Rodriguez.
Delia Gloria ALCALA (private). Parents: Mauro ALCALA Quintana and Maria Lydia GARZA Longoria.