I am looking for any information to help me in my family search. I am a descendent of Juan Benavides, who was born in San Marcos, Texas. He grew up in Benavides, Texas and was married to Leonides Escamilla, who was from Monterrey, N. Leon, Mexico. Their daughter, Maria del Refugio Benavides, was born in Cadereyta, N. Leon, Mexico. Maria del Refugio grew up in Monterrey. She married Luis Montalvo and had several children. She is my great-grandmother. Juan Benavides died in 1932 in Monterrey. According to my grandmother, Maria Ignacia Montalvo Benavides de Sanchez, Juan Benavides'family owned a great deal of land in Benavides, Texas and Juan was to inherit it all, but he had several brothers who were unhappy about it. Juan and his wife had to leave Benavides.
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