Hi James, it is certainly good to hear from you. Yes my mother's father was Tiburcio Lopez Deanda who lived at the Puentes ranch. I would love to see pictures and get more information regarding our family history. I came across your name last week. My sister Eva and I were looking for the birth certificate of our mother Carolina Hinojosa Deanda and while she was looking for it she ran across the book that she got when she went to Tia Given Zapata's birthday and reunion get together in Rockport about four years ago.The book has the information of Gabriel Deanda who was Tia Given's father.I recognized your name and saw where you did the research of the family history. I told my sister that is the same person on Genealogy.com that has posted about the Deanda family. So are you Tia Given's nephew? Tia Given and our mom were first cousins.
My mother's brother Paulino H. Deanda married Refugia Guerrero and they named one of their sons Tiburcio Guerrero Deanda (we called him Bucho or Butch) and that son Tiburcio G. Deanda married Amalia Gonzales. They had a son and named him Tiburcio (Butch)Gonzales Deanda who is Dennis Deanda's father.
I just wonder how many more share the name of Tiburcio or Gabriel. One of my cousins from Michigan was inquiring about our grandparents date of birth and that is how I started researching the information about our grandparents Tiburcio Lopez Deanda and Angelita Hinojosa Deanda. My sister ended up going to the cemetary in Taft to get the info because it was not listed on my mom's birth certificate. Her birth certificate stated that Tiburcio was 19 years old and Angelita was 15 years old at the time of my mom's birth.
As mentioned above, I would love to see pictures and get further information regarding our Deanda Family History. Thank you so much James and talk to you soon.