Thursday, December 8, 2016
There were many farms and ranches located in the South Bend area of Young County, and it is probable that these individuals worked on one of the farms or ranches. Vaqueros in Texas were highly regarded for their horsemanship and cattle skills. I will keep up the search as time permits, but for now, my day job calls me.
December 9th update: I spent more time searching for information on these Young County residents--who died in the years immediately after and the same as my parents were born in the area. My ancestors would have/could have/probably did know these individuals--or at least who they were--because they were living in the same area at the same time. I am still not even close to learning about their lives, but I did locate some ancestry information for records of those born or baptized in Mexico, as well as other information on Latino ancestry in Texas. I cannot connect Anastacio Casas with those of the same name that I located, but I did find several in Texas with similar dates of birth, and also several leads on Francisca Narbais.
That raises a new question of why did four persons of Mexican/Latino descent die during the same general time period in South Bend, Young County, Texas?