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Santos Benavides
Birth: Nov. 1, 1823
Laredo
Webb County
Texas, USA
Death: Nov. 9, 1891
Laredo
Webb County
Texas, USA

Wealthy Merchant and Rancher. Known as the "Merchant Prince of the Rio Grande", he was the mayor of Laredo, Texas from 1856 to 1859. He was a descendant of Tomas Sanchez de la Barrer y Garz, the founder of Lared. He was chief justice of Webb County and a member of Texas house of representatives serving three terms, from 1879-1884. He was a Captain of the 33rd Texas Cavalry, also called Benavides' Regiment, until he was promoted to Colonel in November 1863. He was the highest-ranking Tejan, which is a Spanish-speaking Texan, Confederate soldier. In May 1865, his regiment participated in the last battle of the Civil War at the Battle of Palmito Ranch; this happened after the end of the war as General Lee surrendered April 14, 1865. In recognition of his political achievement, he was appointed Texas delegate to the World Cotton Exposition in 1884. (bio by: Linda Davis) 
 
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  Agustina Villarreal Benavides (1822 - 1908)*
 
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Burial:
Calvary Catholic Cemetery
Laredo
Webb County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 8 (se Corner)
GPS (lat/lon): 27.31784, -99.28951
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Oct 27, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 18152
Santos Benavides
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Santos Benavides
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Santos Benavides
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- Rusty
 Added: Apr. 11, 2017
Coronel; thank you for the inspiration; SCV Camp 1953, Schertz, Texas; Army Special Forces (retired), Gracis Hermano
- Rusty
 Added: Apr. 11, 2017

- Linda Davis
 Added: Mar. 11, 2017
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