Ignacio Perez Landmark Designation

The Perez family was one of the most influential families of Spanish Texas, politically, socially, and economically. The patriarch of the family, Juan Ygnacio Perez, was an officer in the Spanish Army, father-in-law to Governor Antonio Cordero and an interim Governor from 1815 to 1817. The son of Domingo and Maria Concepcion (de Carvajal) Perez was born on Feb. 8, 1756 (Bexar County Archives San Fernando Church Records.) Grandparents of Juan Ygnacio Perez were Joseph Antonio Peres and Paula (Grando), daughter of Juan and Maria Robaina de Bethencourt, both Canary Islanders who arrived in San Antonio in 1731. Read more.