I am so excited to share an entry I wrote to honor a Spanish American Patriot, my great, great, great, great, great grandfather, Jose Gregorio Arciniega. TSHA's Handbook of Texas has added this article after a thorough process.
It is a little late for Hispanic Heritage Month however this is without doubt a celebratory moment to promote the history of Jose Gregorio Arciniega. Jose Gregorio Arciniega was Jose Miguel Arciniega's father. Jose Miguel Arciniega is also noted in the Handbook of Texas.
Many thanks to TSHA's Brett J. Derbes, Ph.D. Director of Research
Managing Editor - Handbook of Texas, the Chief Historian, and the TSHA Review Panel for making sure Hispanic History it written and told!
Also, gratitude and many thanks to JMADS' artist David Baisden, a fine artist from Houston Texas who has put his heart and soul for our heritage come to life through his paintings of Jose Gregorio Arciniega and Jose Miguel Arciniega; on TSHA"S Handbook of Texas and displayed at the Texas State Capital, Bastrop Museum, San Jacinto College, Meador Elementary and the Marriott Plaza Hotel's "Arciniega House" in San Antonio.
Donna De Leon
José Gregorio de Arciniega, soldier, landowner, and Spanish American Patriot, was born in Cerro Gordo, Coahuila, New Spain. Sources differ regarding the year of his birth and often list the year of 1761. His parents were José Eusebio Arciniega and Anna Cardenas. He married María Josefa Flores de ...