Martin DeLeon

Martin Deleon

Martin DeLeon was the only Mexican empressario to found a colony in Texas, was born in 1765 in Burgos, Neievo santander ( now Tamaulipas ), where his parents, Bernado and Maria Galvan DeLeon, settled after moving from Burgos spain. The DeLeons was an aristocraic family ao great wealth; members were educated in Madrid Paris and were acquainted with European rulers. Martin, however, declined his father's offer to complete his education in Monterry and Europe, choosing instead to become a merchant and suppliar of privisions to the miners of real De San Nicolas.