Joaquin Galan WAS granted nearly 300,000 acres of land by the king of Spain in 1803(?). This land was on both sides of the Rio Grande, in what is now Tamaulipas, Mex. and Webb
Co. Tex. He was married to Josefa Sanchez. They had three children. One of these children was named Maria Encarnacion Galan, who married a Cayetono Villarreal. These people are
ancestors of my wife. I have more info, but not WITH me. I
was just fishing for ole Joaquin when I came across your
message. I'll check my e mail off and on for a contact and
will share our tree info and any leads with you etc. How
do you know he was from the Cannary Islands?