| Ponciano LONGORIA Villarreal2084,2088,2664,2877 was born about July 1852 in La Grulla, Starr County, TX, USA.325 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.
Spouse: Nicolasa LONGORIA.
Spouse: Maria Rita VILLARREAL Ramirez. Maria Rita VILLARREAL Ramirez and Ponciano LONGORIA Villarreal were married on 16 February 1876 in Starr County, Texas.
Among Ponciano's land purchases were the following:
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 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. Ponciano served in the military. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Parents: Eugenio LONGORIA Villarreal and Ana Luzgarda TREVIÑO Vidaurri.
Ponciano Noel LONGORIA was born on 10 March 1942.2878 He died on 2 April 1942 at the age of 0.2878 Parents: Ponciano Noel LONGORIA Treviño and Maria Lorenza CADENA.
Ponciano Noel LONGORIA Jr. (private). Parents: Ponciano Noel LONGORIA Treviño and Maria Lorenza CADENA.
Ponciano Noel LONGORIA III (private). Parents: Ponciano Noel LONGORIA Jr. and Leonila SAENZ.
Spouse: Rebeka GONZALEZ.
Porfirio LONGORIA324 was born (date unknown). Parents: Guadalupe LONGORIA and Crescencia SOLIS.
Presiliana LONGORIA34 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.
Rachel Anne LONGORIA (private). Parents: Gregory Omar LONGORIA and Jill Marie CONOCENTI.
Rafael LONGORIA2672 was born (date unknown). Parents: Reynaldo LONGORIA and Ofilia MONTALVO.
Rafael LONGORIA2879 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 LONGORIA34 was born (date unknown). Parents: Francisco LONGORIA and Leocadia LONGORIA.
Rafaela LONGORIA250 was born about 1806. She was baptized on 24 September 1806 in Matamoros, Nuevo Santander, New Spain.2623 Parents: Jose Francisco LONGORIA and Manuela GARCIA.
Ramiro LONGORIA was born circa 1922.2807 Parents: Agapito LONGORIA Villarreal and Maria de la Paz HINOJOSA.
Ramiro LONGORIA353,2880 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.
Ramona LONGORIA989 was born (date unknown). Parents: Nepomuceno LONGORIA Flores and Gregoria VILLARREAL.
Ramona LONGORIA218 died on 7 March 1784 in Camargo, Nuevo Santander, New Spain.218 Parents: Jose Crisostomo LONGORIA Hinojosa and Juana Josefa de la GARZA Perez.
Ranulfo LONGORIA324 was born (date unknown). Parents: Guadalupe LONGORIA and Crescencia SOLIS.
Raul LONGORIA2608 was born (date unknown). Parents: Felix LONGORIA and Brigida VILLARREAL.
Raul LONGORIA1313 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 LONGORIA701,767 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.352 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 Villarreal (private). Parents: Raul LONGORIA Treviño and Zoila VILLARREAL Solis.
Raul Noe LONGORIA Alcala (private). Parents: Raul Noe LONGORIA Villarreal and Maria Minerva ALCALA.
Rebecca Lydia LONGORIA (private). Parents: Raul Noe LONGORIA Alcala and Judy Laverne GILL.
Redolfo LONGORIA2620 was born (date unknown). Parents: Manuel LONGORIA Longoria and Catarina RODRIGUEZ.
Spouse: Olivia BARRIOS. Olivia BARRIOS and Redolfo LONGORIA were married.
Refugia LONGORIA2637 was born in Brownsville, Cameron County, TX, USA. Parents: Crisostomo LONGORIA and Petra GUZMAN.
Refugia LONGORIA297 was born about 1891.34 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 LONGORIA2239 was born (date unknown). Parents: Jose Manuel LONGORIA and Maria de Jesus SOLIS.
Rene LONGORIA (private). Parents: Juan LONGORIA Villarreal and Maria LEAL.
Rene Stanley LONGORIA (private). Parents: Rene LONGORIA and Kathleen Margaret GOODJOHN.
Spouse: Teresa Lynn BEAVER.
Reyes LONGORIA1255,1756 died about 1945.1756 Parents: Felix LONGORIA and Maria SUAREZ.
Reyes LONGORIA1137,2384 was born about 1858 in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. He died about 1918 at the age of 60 in Raymondville, Willacy County, Texas, USA.588 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.
Reynaldo LONGORIA2608 was born (date unknown). Parents: Felix LONGORIA and Brigida VILLARREAL.
Reynaldo LONGORIA2672 was born (date unknown). Parents: Reynaldo LONGORIA and Ofilia MONTALVO.
Reynaldo LONGORIA2632 was born on 8 October 1921.352 He died on 17 January 2008 at the age of 86.352 Parents: Eutimio LONGORIA Garcia and Genoveva ANZALDUA.
Reynaldo LONGORIA1255,2672 was born about 1923.2672 He died on 25 December 1971 at the age of 48.2672 He was a vaquero on the King Ranch. Parents: Felix LONGORIA and Maria SUAREZ.
Ricardo LONGORIA2840 was born (date unknown). Parents: Samuel LONGORIA Jr. and Maria Olivia BARRERA.
Ricardo LONGORIA2620 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 LONGORIA2881 was born on 13 November 1944 in McAllen, Hidalgo County, TX, USA.2882 He died on 30 March 1968 at the age of 23 in Roma, Starr County, TX, USA.2882 Parents: Armando LONGORIA and Alicia LONGORIA.
Rita LONGORIA34 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 LONGORIA267,2883,2884 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.
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.1198 She died on 31 March 1938 at the age of 69 in Brownsville, Cameron County, TX, USA.1198 She was buried on 1 April 1938 in Buena Vista cemetery, Brownsville, TX.1198 Parents: Jose de Jesus LONGORIA and Maria Rita TAMAYO.
Robert Dean LONGORIA622 was born on 17 August 1959. He died on 8 August 2013 at the age of 53. Parents: Rene LONGORIA and Kathleen Margaret GOODJOHN.
Spouse: Tina ______.
Roberto LONGORIA1137 was born on 6 July 1831 in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. Parents: Leonardo LONGORIA and Ana Maria CHAPA.
Roberto LONGORIA701,767 was born on 30 April 1914 in La Grulla, Starr County, TX, USA.2885 He died on 14 May 1952 at the age of 38 in Kingsville, Kleberg County, TX, USA.2885 Parents: Tristan LONGORIA and Guadalupe CABALLERO.
Spouse: Noemi DIAZ. Noemi DIAZ and Roberto LONGORIA were married.
Roberto LONGORIA1255,1756 was born in 1920 in Encino, Brooks County, TX, USA. Parents: Felix LONGORIA and Maria SUAREZ.
Spouse: Maria GALVAN. Maria GALVAN and Roberto LONGORIA were married.
Rodolfo LONGORIA1255 was born (date unknown). Parents: Felix LONGORIA and Maria SUAREZ.