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.

Kwaitkowski, Frank
Kwaitkowski, Frank
Land, Burrell
Land, Burrell
Latka, Franz
Latka, Franz
Lay, Daniel
Lay, Daniel
Lee, Gideon
Lee, Gideon
Lemon, John
Lemon, John
Lenix, R. J.
Lenix, R. J.
Lieck, August
Lieck, August
Likowski, M.
Likowski, M.
Lipok, Simon
Lipok, Simon
Logan, John B.
Logan, John B.
Lorenz, Peter
Lorenz, Peter
Lubinsky, Jacob
Lubinsky, Jacob
Lyro, Jacob
Lyro, Jacob
Mahula, Martin
Mahula, Martin
Mahula, Tony
Mahula, Tony
Martin, Thomas
Martin, Thomas
Mays, W. D.
Mays, W. D.
McAlister, Dan'l
McAlister, Dan'l
McDonald, James
McDonald, James