Early Settlers of Mier: Jose Lazaro Vela and Maria Antonia Garcia

An early family of Mier is that of Jose Lazaro Vela and Maria Antonia Garcia. They are listed in the 1757 census of Revilla as follows: "Lazaro Vela casado con Maria Garcia, siete hijos, sin armas y cuatro caballos".

I have yet to find proof of whom the parents of Lazaro Vela are, but the book "Petra's Legacy" mentions that they are Francisco Vela and Maria Ortiz. His wife Maria Antonia Garcia was the daughter of Antonio Garcia de Sepulveda and Isabel Gutierrez de Lara.

Here is their family group...

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