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Subject: Cantu origins in Mexico
Author: Juan Cantu   (guest)
Date: July 25, 2013 at 9:06 AM

There were actually three brothers born in Minas de Ramos, Geronimo, Lorenzo and Joseph. (now in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosi).Thier father was Jusepe Cantu born 1572 and mother Maria del Rio y de la Cerda born in 1580. Their surnames were Cantu del Rio y de la Cerda. Lorenzo was first born about 1598. Geronimo was born 1600 and Joseph was born in 1602. Lorenzo had no family known of since he became a priest. Geronimo and his line went on to establish a few towns, now cities, north of the Nuevo Leon's capital city of Monterrey. Joseph line did the same but their settlements were to the east and southeast of Monterrey. Some of these cities are Cienega de Flores, China, General Bravo, Cadereyta, Montemorelos and General Teran. Lorenzo was founder of two cities in the far south of Nuevo Leon, Arramberi and Zaragoza. All of the Cantus that are in northern Mexico and Texas come from this line.

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