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Ursula De Veramendi

Female Abt 1811 - 1833


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  • Name  Ursula De Veramendi  [1
    Born  Abt 1811  Mexico Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Female 
    Died  Sep 1833  Monclova, Coahuila And Texas, United Mexican States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID  I17504  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified  17 Aug 2014 

    Family  James Bowie,   b. Abt 1795, Logan County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Mar 1836, The Alamo, San Fernando de Béxar, Coahuila And Texas, United Mexican States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25 Apr 1831  San Fernando DE Béxar, Coahuila And Texas, United Mexican States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Charles Robinson emailed on July 13, 2008 a link to the information below:

      April 25, 1831
      338
      D[on] Santiago Buy con D[oñ]a Ursula de Beramendi
      Abril
      En la ciudad de San Fernando de Béjar á 25 de Abril de1831 Yo el Presbítero D. Refugio dela garsa cura propio de esta ciudad practicadas las diligencias de estilo y amonestados en tres días festivos inter missarum solemnia quelo fueron el 11=17, y 24 de dho mes, y no haviendo resultado canónico impedimento alguno, aun pasadas mas de 24 horas después de leída la última casé y velé in facie eclesie a D. Santiago Buy natural de la Luiciana de la américa del norte hijo lego de D. Ramón Buy y de Da Alvina Yons: con Da Ursula de Beramendi natural de esta Ciudad hija lega de D. Juan Martín de Beramendi y de Da Ma Josefa Navarro: fueron sus pads fueron sus padres; y testigos al verlos casar D. José Ángel Navarro y D. Juan Franco Bueno y pa qe conste lo firmé.
      Refugio dela Garsa
      [rúbrica]


      [Translation]
      [Entry No.] 338
      Mr. James Bowie with Miss Ursula de Veramendi
      April
      In the city of San Fernando de Béxar on April 25, 1831, I, Don Refugio de la Garza, parish priest of this city, [having] performed the customary measures and published banns on three holy days in solemn mass which were the 11th, 17th and 24th of said month, and no canonical impediment having resulted, even though more than 24 hours have passed after having read the last one, married and veiled within the church don Santiago Buy [James Bowie], native of Louisiana in North America, legitimate son of don Ramón Buy [Rezin Bowie] and doña Alvina Yons [Alvina Jones]: with doña Ursula de Beramendi, native of this city, legitimate daughter of don Juan Martín de Beramendi and doña María Josefa Navarro: their sponsors were her parents and the eyewitnesses to the marriage [were] don José Ángel Navarro and don Juan Francisco Bueno, and in witness thereof I signed it.
      Refugio de la Garza
      [rubric]

      Source: Marriage records of San Fernando Church, 1798-1856, microfilm duplicate, roll no. 4, copy located in the Spanish Archives, County Clerk's Office, Béxar County Courthouse, San Antonio, Texas; transcription and translation by Robert L. Tarín, Jr., October 1991.

      Steve Goodson, in his article entitled "Bowie," wrote that : "Early in 1828 Bowie came to Texas. His principal motivation appears to have been land speculation. He settled in San Antonio and lost little time in introducing himself to the upper class residing there. On June 26 he was baptized into the Roman Catholic Church and became a Mexican citizen.

      After a trip back to the United States, Bowie returned to San Antonio and invested between $1,000 and $1,500 in Texas land. He became popular in both social and business circles. On April 22, 1831, he married Ursula Maria de Veramendi, daughter of Don Juan Martin de Veramendi, the lieutenant governor of Texas and Coahuila.

      To all appearances, the young couple seemed to be a perfect match. The memoirs of a prominent Mexican citizen of San Antonio alludes that Bowie adopted his wife's people as his own, and even at the time of his death, he considered himself one of the Veramendi sons. Bowie was said to be "consistently courteous, sympathetic, kind and affectionate, and they returned his affection in full measure." Bowie entered a partnership with his father-in-law to develop textile mills in Saltillo, Mexico.

      In San Antonio, Bowie learned of the numerous silver mines said to be found to the north and west. Bowie obviously made several trips to the old Spanish presidio on the San Saba River. Early settlers say that an inscription carved into the gatepost of the old fort read "Bowie con su tropa 1829." This carving was altered sometime around 1900 to read "Bowie Mine" with the numbers 1829 being cut over to read "Mine."
    Last Modified  8 Aug 2010 
    Family ID  F6510  Group Sheet

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    1. [S667] RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project, (The WorldConnect Project is a set of tools, which allow users to upload, modify, link, and display their family trees as a means to share their genealogy with other researchers. The program used to day has a genealogy of its own. RootsWeb announced the launch of the World Connect Project on November 10, 1999 after staff members and users submitted 5.5 million records during a four-week beta-testing period. The WorldConnect Project continues to grow, and as of January 2004 had more than 312 million records. GEDCOM is an acronym for GEnealogical Data COMmunications. It is a file format developed by the Family History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS). It provides a flexible and uniform format for exchanging computerized genealogical data, and allows you to share files with other researchers who may not use the same genealogy program.), Lawrence, David (david.lawrence@sdsu.edu) "Lawrence, Lyons , and Allied Families" (http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi -bin/igm.cgi?db=samlyons) Ver. Fri Apr 4 08:55:13 (Reliability: 3).