San Antonio, Canary Island Settlement

The beginning of the city of San Antonio as a civil settlement in the province of Tejas is generally recognized as the arrival of 16 families consisting of 55 immigrants from the Canary Islands. 

The group marched overland to the presidio of San Antonio de Béxar, where they arrived at eleven o’clock on March 9, 1731 a full year after their departure from the Canary Islands.
Maria Rosa Padrón was the first baby born of Canary Islander descent in San Antonio.