Las Haciendas del condado de San Mateo Valparaiso
The Haciendas of the condado de San Mateo Valparaíso were sold to the families
that had previously managed the Haciendas for the Condes de San MateoValparaíso
(Las Haciendas Pertenecientes al Mayorazgo de San Mateo Valparaíso.)
San Mateowas bought by the Llaguno family.
San Miguel was bought by the del Hoyo family.
San Antonio de Sauceda was bought by the Estenuo family
Del Valle, San Agustín, DelAstillero, and others bought by Felguéres family.
Purísima de Carrillo was bought by the Zamorafamily
San Juan Capistranowas bought by the Soto Robles family
San Antonio de Padua was bought by the SotoPalacios
Sauceda was bought by the Miranda family.
This last Hacienda Sauceda and neighboring town San José de Llanetes plays a
important role during the Cristeros War. My grandfather, José Barrios de León
was born at the Hacienda of San José de Llanetes. In December 1927, a very
anti-religious time, the local priest Mateo Correa Magallanes was asked to visit
Don José Miranda's (the dueño of Sauceda) mother. On the way they were stopped
by soldiers, the priest was denounced as a priest and sent to jail. Later he was
shot and killed for his faith. He refused to share with the local general what
the prisoners had told him during confession. He was made a saint by Pope John
Paul II on the 21 of May, 2000. His remains are located in the chapel of San
Jorge Mártir in the Cathedral of Durango City, Durango.
Can anyone recommend books/sources that might help me understand what life was
like on these haciendas. Would families interact between haciendas? What about
the hacendado's lives? Are there any memoires of the de la Campa y Cos family
members? I thank you in advance for your time.
Christopher Barrios de Leon