Policarpo LONGORIA835 was born (date unknown). Parents: Juan Bautista LONGORIA and Justa LIENDRO.


Policarpo LONGORIA Hinojosa967 was born (date unknown). Parents: Santiago LONGORIA Serna and Antonia HINOJOSA de la Garza.

Spouse: Paula FARIAS Perez. Paula FARIAS Perez and Policarpo LONGORIA Hinojosa were married on 15 February 1836 in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico.


Ponciano LONGORIA was born (date unknown). Parents: Ponciano Noel LONGORIA Jr. and Eugenia ______.


Ponciano LONGORIA Villarreal1883,1886,2376,2559 was born about July 1852 in La Grulla, Starr County, TX, USA.294 The 1860 Census shows his age as 8, indicating he was born after August 1851 and before August 1852. The 1880 Census gives his age as 27, indicating he was born after June 7, 1852 and before June 7, 1853. His grave marker shows his birth year as 1855. His death certificate indicated he was 61 years old, indicating he was born after June 25, 1852 and before June 25, 1853. A baptismal index for shows he was baptized in 1853. All things considered, I have concluded his grave marker is incorrect and that he was born between June 25, 1852 and August 1852. He died on 25 June 1914 at the age of 61 in Santa Rita Ranch, Brooks County, TX, USA. He was buried in Santa Rita cemetery, Brooks County, TX, USA. Ponciano was a Rancher in Santa Rita Ranch, Brooks County, TX, USA.
Ponciano Longoria was born about 1852 and thus was probably the first "American" born ancestor from the Longoria branch. He was also a true land baron, purchasing many tracts of land starting in 1884. He established his first ranch at "La Blanca". Ponciano purchased many of his relatives' interests in the "Encantada" and "Encino del Poso" grants and combined them with his wife's and his own inheritance to form the Santa Rita ranch in Brooks County. He was a rancher in both La Grulla and in La Encantada.

My father, Raul Longoria, recalls hearing stories about Ponciano's stubbornness. He recalled one story about a time when Ponciano was standing in a pasture talking to two other men. One of the men, Celso Villarreal, noticed that Ponciano was standing on a hill of fire ants and told Ponciano that he should move to avoid being bit. Ponciano, in his stubbornness, responded that the fire ants could not harm him and he continued standing on the ant hill while resuming the conversation. Though the ants bit, he refused to acknowledge that they were there or that they even bothered him.

Ponciano suffered an apparent heart attack while holding his two-year old grandson, Raul Longoria, in his lap. He died soon thereafter.
Parents: Juan Santiago LONGORIA Flores and Yrinea VILLARREAL Garza.

Spouse: Nicolasa LONGORIA.
Oral history also says that Ponciano was the father of an illegitimate child named Leandro Longoria. The mother of the child was Nicolasa Longoria, who apparently lived next to or near the house of Ponciano's father, and was a first cousin of Ponciano. This oral history has been confirmed by Leandro's death certificate which shows Ponciano and Nicolasa as his parents.Children were: Leandro LONGORIA.

Spouse: Maria Rita VILLARREAL Ramirez. Maria Rita VILLARREAL Ramirez and Ponciano LONGORIA Villarreal were married on 16 February 1876 in Starr County, Texas.
On February 8, 1897, the estate of Juan Longoria and his wife, Yrinea Villarreal, was partitioned among their 7 surviving children. Ponciano's inheritance consisted of the following:
142 head of cattle
28 horses
1 mule
One labor
551.875 acres in Porciones 93 and 94
8.75 acres in Porcion 95 (the Ramon Quintanilla grant)
116.25 acres in the Rucias concession of Guadalupe Sanches
160 acres in the Julian lands
647.25 acres in La Encantada
276.75 acres in the La Blanca lands
and $149.81 in cash

Among Ponciano's land purchases were the following:
1884 - paid 16 silver pesos ("moneda de aguila") to Bonifacio Solis for his property
in Porcion 10, known as "Tepeguaje", located in Mexico
1885 - paid 50 pesos to Pablos Diaz and 1 peso to Manuel Villarreal, for their
properties in Porcion 8, known as "San Roque de la Cruz", in Mexico
1894 - paid $28.50 in Mexican coin to his cousin Viviana Longoria de Solis for all of her
interests in Porcion 94, which she inherited from her father Eugenio Longoria.
1897 - paid $562.50 in Mexican coin to Jose Maria Longoria, Maria Sostenes Longoria,
Guadalupe Longoria, Roman Ramirez, Barbara Longoria, and Leonor Longoria
for their interests to 562.5 acres in "Encino del Pozo" and "La Encantada".
With this purchase, Ponciano bought out the interests of six of his brothers and
sisters to the lands they had inherited from their parents, Juan Longoria and Yrinea
Villarreal de Longoria.
1898 - paid $600 in U.S.A. currency to Transito Villarreal for his interests to 600 acres
in "Encino del Pozo". This was part of Transito's inheritance from his parents,
Gregorio Villarreal an Ysidora Ramirez de Villarreal.
1898 - paid $93.75 in U.S.A. currency to Yrinea Longoria and her husband, Dionicio
Garcia, for her interests in 93.75 acres in "La Encantada" and "Encino del Pozo".
This was Yrinea Longoria de Garcia's share of the 500 acres purchased by her
deceased father, Juan Longoria, and her share of the 250 acres purchased by her
deceased mother, Yrinea Villarreal de Longoria.
1907 - paid $120 to Macario Villarreal and Jesus Maria Villarreal for their interests in
80 acres in Porcion 95. Macario and Jesus Maria were brothers of Concepcion
Villarreal, the son-in-law of Ponciano Longoria.
1907 - paid $666.75 to Juan Garza Diaz for his interests in 190.5 acres in Porcion 95,
paid $61.25 to Nicanora Garcia de Salazar for her interests in 17.5 acres in
Porcion 95, and paid $49.00 to Santos Salazar de Valle, Ygnacia Salazar de
Moreno, Juan Salazar and Patrocina Salazar for their interests in 14 acres in
Porcion 95.
Children were: Juana LONGORIA Villarreal, Eugenio LONGORIA Villarreal, Maria Rita LONGORIA Villarreal, Francisca LONGORIA Villarreal, Juan LONGORIA Villarreal, Mateo LONGORIA Villarreal.


Ponciano LONGORIA Treviño was born in 1914 in La Grulla, Starr County, TX, USA. Named after his grandfather who had died earlier that year. He died in 1914 at the age of 0 in La Grulla, Starr County, TX, USA. He was buried in 1914 in La Grulla, Starr County, TX, USA. This Ponciano Longoria died as a very small child, perhaps as an infant. Parents: Eugenio LONGORIA Villarreal and Ana Luzgarda TREVIÑO Vidaurri.


Ponciano Noel LONGORIA Jr. was born (date unknown). Parents: Ponciano Noel LONGORIA Treviño and Maria Lorenza CADENA.

Spouse: Leonila SAENZ. Leonila SAENZ and Ponciano Noel LONGORIA Jr. were married. Children were: Eugenio Noel LONGORIA, Ponciano Noel LONGORIA III, Irlanda Anel LONGORIA.

Spouse: Eugenia ______. Children were: Ana LONGORIA, Ponciano LONGORIA.


Ponciano Noel LONGORIA III was born (date unknown). Parents: Ponciano Noel LONGORIA Jr. and Leonila SAENZ.


Ponciano Noel LONGORIA Treviño was born on 4 December 1915 in Roma, Starr County, TX, USA. He died on 23 August 1973 at the age of 57 in Edinburg, Hidalgo County, TX, USA. He died from a heart attack. He was buried in Eugenio Longoria cemetery, Brooks County, TX, USA. Parents: Eugenio LONGORIA Villarreal and Ana Luzgarda TREVIÑO Vidaurri.

Spouse: Maria Lorenza CADENA. Maria Lorenza CADENA and Ponciano Noel LONGORIA Treviño were married. Children were: Ponciano Noel LONGORIA, Ponciano Noel LONGORIA Jr., Norma Linda LONGORIA.


Ponciano Noel LONGORIA was born on 10 March 1942.2560 He died on 2 April 1942 at the age of 0.2560 Parents: Ponciano Noel LONGORIA Treviño and Maria Lorenza CADENA.


Porfirio LONGORIA293 was born (date unknown). Parents: Guadalupe LONGORIA and Crescencia SOLIS.


Presiliana LONGORIA35 was born (date unknown). Parents: Anastacio LONGORIA and Julia PONCE.

Spouse: Loreto RODRIGUEZ. Presiliana LONGORIA and Loreto RODRIGUEZ were married.


Priscilla Marie LONGORIA (private). Parents: Alfredo LONGORIA and Sylvia RODRIGUEZ.

Spouse: Jose Ricardo OLIVAREZ. Children were: Gizelle Isabella OLIVAREZ, Gianna Sophia OLIVAREZ.


Rachel Anne LONGORIA (private). Parents: Gregory Omar LONGORIA and Jill Marie CONOCENTI.


Rafael LONGORIA2382 was born (date unknown). Parents: Reynaldo LONGORIA and Ofilia MONTALVO.


Rafael LONGORIA2561 was born before 16 November 1837 in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. His baptismal record gives his mother's name as Rosalia Cabrera. He was baptized on 16 November 1837. Parents: Jose Felipe LONGORIA and Rosalia DE LA GARZA Cabrera.

Spouse: Luisa GONZALES. Luisa GONZALES and Rafael LONGORIA were married.


Rafaela LONGORIA35 was born (date unknown). Parents: Francisco LONGORIA and Leocadia LONGORIA.


Rafaela LONGORIA235 was born about 1806. She was baptized on 24 September 1806 in Matamoros, Nuevo Santander, New Spain.2510 Parents: Jose Francisco LONGORIA and Manuela GARCIA.

Spouse: Matias FARIAS. Rafaela LONGORIA and Matias FARIAS were married on 4 February 1829 in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico.1657


Ramiro LONGORIA was born circa 1922.2500 Parents: Agapito LONGORIA Villarreal and Maria de la Paz HINOJOSA.


Ramiro LONGORIA317,2562 was born on 12 September 1926 in Donna, Texas. He died on 4 July 2006 at the age of 79 in Brownsville, Cameron County, TX, USA. He was buried on 8 July 2006 in Buena Vista cemetery, Brownsville, TX. Ramiro Longoria grew up in Mission, Texas. As a child, Ramiro loved running through the city's citrus groves and swimming with his friends. He was an exceptional athlete. In high school, he played tennis and ran track, but his real love was playing football. He was the quarterback of the Mission Eagles in the early 40s and later became an avid golfer.

After graduating from high school, Ramiro joined the Army during World War II and was stationed in the Philippines. Upon returning from the war, Ramiro used the GI Bill to attend college and graduated from Gradwall School of Medical Technology in St. Louis, Missouri. He later received a Bachelor of Science in biology from Pan American University.

Ramiro started working at a very young age, first shining shoes on the city streets of Mission, Texas, and later working as a golf caddie at the city golf course, where he learned to love the game of golf.

After graduation from laboratory technology school, he worked at a hospital in Sulfur, Oklahoma, where he met and married Johnelle Calame, who was a registered nurse. They moved back to the Valley, and Ramiro spent the majority of his career working at the Serafy Lab and Valley Regional Hospital in Brownsville, Texas. He also spent time as the director of the state lab in San Benito, Texas. Parents: Eutimio LONGORIA Garcia and Genoveva ANZALDUA.

Spouse: Johnelle CALAME. Children were: Yolanda LONGORIA Swanson, Elena LONGORIA Marin, Carmen LONGORIA de la Llata.


Ramona LONGORIA903 was born (date unknown). Parents: Nepomuceno LONGORIA Flores and Gregoria VILLARREAL.

Spouse: Margaro GUTIERREZ. Children were: Preciliana GUTIERREZ, Ramon GUTIERREZ, Olaya GUTIERREZ.


Ramona LONGORIA208 died on 7 March 1784 in Camargo, Nuevo Santander, New Spain.208 Parents: Jose Crisostomo LONGORIA Hinojosa and Juana Josefa de la GARZA Perez.


Ranulfo LONGORIA293 was born (date unknown). Parents: Guadalupe LONGORIA and Crescencia SOLIS.


Rasalio LONGORIA35 was born in August 1872. He died in 1965 at the age of 93. Parents: Anastacio LONGORIA and Julia PONCE.

Spouse: Florencia GARZA. Florencia GARZA and Rasalio LONGORIA were married.


Raul LONGORIA2327 was born (date unknown). Parents: Felix LONGORIA and Brigida VILLARREAL.


Raul LONGORIA1183 was born (date unknown). He was the twin brother of Joel. Parents: Mauricio LONGORIA and Domitila DE LA FUENTE.


Raul LONGORIA Treviño was born on 26 March 1912 in La Grulla, Starr County, TX, USA. He died on 14 December 2000 at the age of 88 in McAllen, Hidalgo County, TX, USA. He was buried on 18 December 2000 in Eugenio Longoria cemetery, Brooks County, TX, USA. Parents: Eugenio LONGORIA Villarreal and Ana Luzgarda TREVIÑO Vidaurri.

Spouse: Zoila VILLARREAL Solis. Zoila VILLARREAL Solis and Raul LONGORIA Treviño were married on 29 August 1943 in Encino, Brooks County, TX, USA. Children were: Raul Noe LONGORIA Villarreal, Jose Arturo LONGORIA Villarreal.


Raul LONGORIA638,701 was born on 22 February 1921. He died on 7 May 2001 at the age of 80 in Houston, Harris County, TX, USA. He was elected as Texas State Senator, District Judge. Raul was buried in Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Texas.316 Raul Longoria was a Texas State Representative for six terms (1961-1963, 1965-1973), Texas State Senator (1973-1981), and State District Judge (1981-1994). He was first elected as a Representative to the Texas State House in 1960 and served until 1973 when he was elected as a State Senator representing the Rio Grande Valley. In 1979 he gained fame and notoriety as a member of the "Killer Bees", a group of 12 state senators who protested a bill helping Texas Governor John Connally run for President of the United States. The Killer Bees hid out for 13 days in an Austin garage apartment in an effort to kill the bill. He served as State Senator until 1981 when he was elected to the State District Court in Hidalgo County; he served as District Judge for 13 years until his retirement in 1994. Parents: Andres LONGORIA and Enriqueta LONGORIA.

Spouse: Martha Earlene MOORMAN. Martha Earlene MOORMAN and Raul LONGORIA were married on 9 September 1947 in Austin, Texas. Children were: Samuel Glenn LONGORIA, Janiece Maxene LONGORIA, Roy Alan LONGORIA, Martha Elaine LONGORIA, Cecilia Joyce LONGORIA.


Raul Noe LONGORIA Alcala (private). Parents: Raul Noe LONGORIA Villarreal and Maria Minerva ALCALA.

Spouse: Judy Laverne GILL. Children were: Sarah Marie LONGORIA, Peter Noe LONGORIA, Rebecca Lydia LONGORIA, Annie Isabel LONGORIA.


Raul Noe LONGORIA Villarreal (private). Parents: Raul LONGORIA Treviño and Zoila VILLARREAL Solis.

Spouse: Maria Minerva ALCALA. Children were: Raul Noe LONGORIA Alcala.


Rebecca Lydia LONGORIA (private). Parents: Raul Noe LONGORIA Alcala and Judy Laverne GILL.


Redolfo LONGORIA2339 was born (date unknown). Parents: Manuel LONGORIA Longoria and Catarina RODRIGUEZ.

Spouse: Olivia BARRIOS. Olivia BARRIOS and Redolfo LONGORIA were married.


Refugia LONGORIA2355 was born in Brownsville, Cameron County, TX, USA. Parents: Crisostomo LONGORIA and Petra GUZMAN.


Refugia LONGORIA273 was born about 1891.35 She died on 17 November 1918 at the age of 27. Parents: Isidoro LONGORIA and Margila CISNEROS.

Spouse: Manuel TREVIÑO Chapa. Refugia LONGORIA and Manuel TREVIÑO Chapa were married.


Regino LONGORIA2022 was born (date unknown). Parents: Jose Manuel LONGORIA and Maria de Jesus SOLIS.

Spouse: Teodora SALAZAR Vasquez. Teodora SALAZAR Vasquez and Regino LONGORIA were married. Children were: Cecilio LONGORIA Salazar.


Rene LONGORIA (private). Parents: Juan LONGORIA Villarreal and Maria LEAL.

Spouse: Kathleen Margaret GOODJOHN. Children were: Rene Stanley LONGORIA, John LONGORIA, Denise May LONGORIA, Steven Gene LONGORIA, Robert Dean LONGORIA, Leroy LONGORIA, Jeffery James LONGORIA.


Rene Stanley LONGORIA (private). Parents: Rene LONGORIA and Kathleen Margaret GOODJOHN.

Spouse: Teresa Lynn BEAVER.


Reyes LONGORIA1126,1581 died about 1945.1581 Parents: Felix LONGORIA and Maria SUAREZ.


Reyes LONGORIA1020,2144 was born about 1858 in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. He died about 1918 at the age of 60 in Raymondville, Texas, USA.542 According to his family's oral tradition, Reyes Longoria worked on the King Ranch and was hanged from a tree and burned by the Texas Rangers. Parents: Jose Alejandro LONGORIA Chapa and Refugia CISNEROS Perez.

Spouse: Mariana GONZALEZ. Mariana GONZALEZ and Reyes LONGORIA were married. Children were: Jorge LONGORIA, Guadalupe LONGORIA.


Reynaldo LONGORIA2327 was born (date unknown). Parents: Felix LONGORIA and Brigida VILLARREAL.


Reynaldo LONGORIA2382 was born (date unknown). Parents: Reynaldo LONGORIA and Ofilia MONTALVO.


Reynaldo LONGORIA2350 was born on 8 October 1921.316 He died on 17 January 2008 at the age of 86.316 Parents: Eutimio LONGORIA Garcia and Genoveva ANZALDUA.


Reynaldo LONGORIA1126,2382 was born about 1923.2382 He died on 25 December 1971 at the age of 48.2382 He was a vaquero on the King Ranch. Parents: Felix LONGORIA and Maria SUAREZ.

Spouse: Ofilia MONTALVO. Ofilia MONTALVO and Reynaldo LONGORIA were married. Children were: Felix M. LONGORIA, Reynaldo LONGORIA, Rafael LONGORIA, Roel LONGORIA, Gloria LONGORIA.


Ricardo LONGORIA2532 was born (date unknown). Parents: Samuel LONGORIA Jr. and Maria Olivia BARRERA.


Ricardo LONGORIA2339 was born (date unknown). Parents: Manuel LONGORIA Longoria and Catarina RODRIGUEZ.


Ricardo LONGORIA was born on 18 November 1963 in Falfurrias, Brooks County, TX, USA. He died on 1 January 2012 at the age of 48. Parents: Mateo LONGORIA Jr. and Sylvia RODRIGUEZ.


Ricardo Javier LONGORIA2563 was born on 13 November 1944 in McAllen, Hidalgo County, TX, USA.2564 He died on 30 March 1968 at the age of 23 in Roma, Starr County, TX, USA.2564 Parents: Armando LONGORIA and Alicia LONGORIA.

Spouse: Telma VILLARREAL. Telma VILLARREAL and Ricardo Javier LONGORIA were married. Children were: Laurie Ann LONGORIA, James LONGORIA, Xavier LONGORIA.


Rita LONGORIA35 was born (date unknown). Parents: Emilio LONGORIA and Esiquia OLIVAREZ.

Spouse: Eduardo PEREZ. Rita LONGORIA and Eduardo PEREZ were married.

Spouse: Nicolas CAPISTRAN. Rita LONGORIA and Nicolas CAPISTRAN were married.


Rita LONGORIA247,2565,2566 was born about 1824. Her marriage record in Ancestry.com indicates she was 14 years old when she married on June 3, 1838. The marriage record has no last name for her mother Marcela; however, Ancestry.com shows her father's name as Juan Longoria Garza. There is a high probability that Rita Longoria was the daughter of Juan Jose Longoria and Marcela Ramirez.

On page 59 of the book "Gobierno de Estado de Nuevo Leon, Archivo General del Estado, Protocolos, Catalogos 3 y 4", by Bartolome Garcia, is the following notation:

"Poder especial: Maria Rita Longoria y Ramirez a favor de su esposo Ventura de Alcala para que lo represente, reciba e intervenga en la faccion de inventarios que como heredera le corresponde por muerte de sus padres; estos se practicaran en la ciudad y puerto de Matamoros, 23-VIII-1849, Monterrey, N.L., F. 93-94".

This document indicates that her mother's last name was Ramirez and further solidifies my belief that this Rita Longoria was the daughter of Juan Jose Longoria and Marcela Ramirez.

The 1850 Census of Cameron County, Texas, shows that Maria Rita, wife of Ventura Alcala, was 27 years old, indicating a birth date of 1823, which agrees very closely with the age given in the marriage record.

NOTE: Herb Canales, whose great-great-great-grandmother was Maria Rita Longoria, has confirmed that Maria Rita's mother was indeed Marcela Ramirez. Herb has a copy of the original baptismal entry dated June 7, 1821, and it gives the names of Maria Rita's parents as Juan Jose Longoria and Marcela Ramirez.
Parents: Juan Jose LONGORIA and Marcela RAMIREZ.

Spouse: Ventura ALCALA. Rita LONGORIA and Ventura ALCALA were married on 3 June 1838 in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Children were: Maria Josefa ALCALA, Felipe ALCALA, Santiago ALCALA, Amelia ALCALA, Manuela ALCALA, Rosaura ALCALA, Josefa ALCALA, Maria Rita ALCALA, Trine ALCALA, Maria Ines ALCALA, Maria Hortensia ALCALA, Antonia ALCALA.


Rita LONGORIA was born on 10 April 1868 in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico.1072 She died on 31 March 1938 at the age of 69 in Brownsville, Cameron County, TX, USA.1072 She was buried on 1 April 1938 in Buena Vista cemetery, Brownsville, TX.1072 Parents: Jose de Jesus LONGORIA and Maria Rita TAMAYO.

Spouse: John Benoist EGLY. Rita LONGORIA and John Benoist EGLY were married on 27 November 1886 in Brownsville, Cameron County, TX, USA.1072


Robert Dean LONGORIA (private). Parents: Rene LONGORIA and Kathleen Margaret GOODJOHN.

Spouse: Tina ______.