Brands from the Cibolo and Martinez Watersheds

During the 19th century, modest farmer as well as the giants of Texas cattle culture registered their cattle brands and marks at county courthouses. Bexar County’s Spanish Archives possesses a wealth of cattle brands registrations dating to the Spanish Colonial period. These brands are a Texas legacy akin to European heraldry. They tell us about where individuals grazed their cattle, how herds changed hands and how individual brands evolved over time. Many of the legends of Texas trail drives first registered brands in old East Bexar County. The brands in this presentation are primarily from the mid 19th century, associated with the Cibolo, Chupaderas and Martinez watersheds.

Conaway, J. L.
Conaway, J. L.
Coodey, Daniel Ross
Coodey, Daniel Ross
Coy, Trinidad
Coy, Trinidad
Crow, Isaac
Crow, Isaac
Cunningham, E. H.
Cunningham, E. H.
Davenport, William
Davenport, William
Demmer, Johann
Demmer, Johann
Demmer, Joseph
Demmer, Joseph
Demmer, Paul
Demmer, Paul
Deptawa, John
Deptawa, John
Dial, Peter
Dial, Peter
Drzymala, John
Drzymala, John
Dudek, John
Dudek, John
Dylla, Frank
Dylla, Frank
Dylla, Franz
Dylla, Franz
Dylla, Nicholas
Dylla, Nicholas
Dylla, Peter
Dylla, Peter
Dylla, Vincent
Dylla, Vincent
Edmondson, John
Edmondson, John
Elam, William R.
Elam, William R.