The Flores De Abrego Family and Floresville

The Flores De Abrego Family and Floresville (HM28IP)

Location: Floresville, TX 78114 Wilson County
Country: United States of America

N 29° 7.988', W 98° 9.456'

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The Flores de Abrego family came to the New World from northern Spain before the time of the American Revolution. During the 18th century, members of this family brought their cattle northward and established ranches along the San Antonio River.

The head of this family was Francisco Antonio Flores de Abrego II (d. 1757), who married Rosa Hermenegilda Hernandez. Their son, Jose Joaquin Flores de Abrego (1742-c.1800), grew up on the San Bartolo Ranch in present Karnes County. Jose Joaquin's grandsons Manuel, Salvador, Nepomuceno, and Jose Maria later fought on the side of the Texians during the revolution for independence from Mexico.

In 1854 Josefa Agustina Flores de Abrego, daughter of Jose Maria Flores de Abrego, married Samuel William Barker, who became Wilson County's first sheriff in 1860. In 1867 Josefa's donation of 200 acres of land was accepted by the County Commissioners Court as the site for the new county seat. As she requested, the new town was named Floresville in honor of her ancestor, Francisco Antonio Flores de Abrego II. As prominent ranchers, with cattle brands registered in Floresville, the Flores de Abrego family played an important role in the colonization of this area.
Texas Sesquicentennial 1836-1986
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HM NumberHM28IP
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Year Placed1986
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Thursday, June 14th, 2018 at 10:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 581945 N 3223029
Decimal Degrees29.13313333, -98.15760000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 7.988', W 98° 9.456'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 7' 59.28" N, 98° 9' 27.36" W
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Area Code(s)830, 210
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1420 3rd St, Floresville TX 78114, US
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