my 2nd Great grandfather was Benito and Timotea (villanueva) Ruiz Hidalgo County Texas anyone have any information?

+3 votes
My name is Margaret Ruiz and the granddaughter to Ben Ruiz whose grandfather was Benito Ruiz and mother Timotea (Villanueva) Ruiz. It seems they only had 2 sons Mauricio and Francisco Ruiz.any more information will be greatly appreciated.



M Ruiz
in The Tree House by Margaret Mujica-Ruiz G2G1 (1.6k points)

Margaret. I didn't find any information on Benito Ruiz, the husband of Timotea. I found the CERTIFICATE OF DEATH of their son Mauricio at FamilySearch, your great grandfather. The Certificate states the exact dates of birth and death. 

Thank you Ruben,


I did find a lot more information. Benito Ruiz (Timotea Villanueva Spouse) his Father was Pablo Ruiz found it spelled Paublo Ruis married to a Gertrudis Alfaro. Her Father was from Spain and had many children.

They all had one thing in common they all resided in El Rancho Capote, Hidalgo county Texas.

Hi Margaret,

I think the information you have needs a closer look.

There is a Benito Ruiz, the son of Pablo Ruiz and Gertrudis Alfaro, married to a Timotea DELGADO in Encarnación de Diaz, Jalisco, México on the same date: april 20 1863.

Name:    Benito Ruiz
Event Type:    Marriage
Event Date:    20 Apr 1863
Event Place:    La Encarnación, Encarnación de Díaz, Jalisco, Mexico
Residence Place:    
Gender:    Male
Marital Status:    W
Father's Name:    Paublo Ruiz
Mother's Name:    Getrudis Alfaro

Spouse's Name:    Timotea Delgado
Spouse's Gender:    Female
Spouse's Father's Name:    Luciano Delgado
Spouse's Mother's Name:    Liverata Santos
Reference ID:    bk8 p158
GS Film Number:    1155499
Digital Folder Number:    004723427
Image Number:    00207

Citing this Record:
"México, Jalisco, registros parroquiales, 1590-1979", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 16 February 2017), Benito Ruiz and Timotea Delgado, 1863.

I think the information you have is from this record, This was the second marriage of this Benito Ruiz, he was widowed. His first wife was Eleuteria Gómez.

The eldest son of Benito Ruiz and Eleuteria Gómez, Senobio Ruiz, was born on 1855. This Benito Ruiz was born before 1837.

Good morning Ruben,

Thank you for your information.

Margaret Mujica-Ruiz
You're welcome, Margaret.
Yes, This is my GGreat Grandfather Benito Ruiz.

Thank you,

Margaret Mujica-Ruiz

2 Answers

+1 vote

Dear Margaret,

    One thought I had looking at the death certificate of Mauricio Ruiz.  Who is the Rodolfo Ruiz that gave the information?  

    Here is a census entry for a Timotea Villanaeva of the correct age and location to be the woman you are seeking.

"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch( : 14 July 2016), Timotea Villanaeva in household of Victoriana Mora, Capote Rancho, Hidalgo, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 80, sheet 217B, NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), roll 1310; FHL microfilm 1,255,310.

   Hope this helps. -NGP

by Nanette Pezzutti G2G6 Mach 6 (64.6k points)
Thank you Nanette,

I found that same information, and found a wall. That information seemed a bit odd she was 7 and was listed as other in a household. But, I did manage to get more information. Benito Ruiz (father to Maurico Ruiz married to Lucinda JAckson) Paternal GG grandfather was Paublo Ruiz his parents were Nicolas Ruiz and Gertrudis Alfaro.from San Juan de los Lagos Jalisco Mexico. they had 4 sons Nicolas Benito, Juan, Jose Lazaro and 6 girls Lucia, Maria Ricarda, Marcela, Dorotea and Maria Antonia.
Nannette, i saw your question as to who is Rodolfo on the Death Certificate for my Great Grandfather Mauricio Rodolfo was his son.
+2 votes
Dear Margaret,

   There are also three people with the surname RUIZ interred in the Jackson Ranch Church Cemetery in San Juan, Hildago County, Texas.  Here is the link to the list of graves.

   One is Mauricio.  The others are named Lucinda (about 1891-1976) and Ramiro, who has no dates.  -NGP
by Nanette Pezzutti G2G6 Mach 6 (64.6k points)
Thank you for your input. Mauricio and Lucinda (Jackson) Ruiz are both married and my Great Grandparents. Ramiro if I am not mistaken was their son. My GGgrandfather had only one brother name Francisco Ruiz, I know when he passed he was already widowed. I do not have any information on Francisco.


Margaret Ruiz
Dear Margaret,

   I have put some source links on Lucinda's profile for census listings.  It shows additional family for her, including her father.

   Also found some sources for Mauricio.  Take a look at the links on his profile to be sure I have the correct ones.  I hope it helps.  -NGP
Ramiro is the son to Mauricio and Lucinda Jackson Ruiz
Francisco Ruiz  born January 20, 1887    Died September 30,1972  was married to Guadalupe Guzman Ruiz she was born April 1 1887 died December 5 1952

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