(Originally posted 11 April 1998)
I am researching my mothers maiden name of VALADEZ. It was also spelled BALADES, BALADEZ, & VALADES before taking the new surname of VALADEZ. My gg grandfather is Don Jose Maria VALADEZ MALTO.
He is the son of Don Jose Maria VALADEZ and Doña Juana MALTO of Cidudad Camargo, Tamaulipas around 1825. He was born at the Valadeces Ranch. Any information on this family would be greatly appreciated. (I took my mothers maiden name).