One of the early and founding families of Laredo is that of Juan Bautista Sanchez and Juana Maria Diaz.
They are listed in the 1757 census of Laredo as follows: Don Juan Bautista Sanchez, casado con Dona Juana Diaz, diez hijos, todas armas y dos caballos. Heres is the English translation: Mr. Juan Bautista Sanchez, married with Mrs. Juana Diaz, ten children, all arms and two horses.
Juan Bautista is the son of Tomas Sanchez and Josepha de la Garza. I have yet to find the parents of Juana Maria Diaz.
Here is their family group:
JUAN BAUTISTA1 SANCHEZ1-5 was born about 1714 in Valle del Carrizal, Monterrey, N.L., Mexico4-5. He died before 17785. He married JUANA MARIA DIAZ. She was born about 1721 in Valle del Carrizal, Monterrey, N.L., Mexico5. Church Marriage: 21 Oct 1739 in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico5
Juan Bautista Sanchez and Juana Maria Diaz had the following children:
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