I belong to a group on Facebook called "Canary Islands Descendants Association-San Antonio." I belong to the group because the Fajardo branch of my family is from the Canary Islands, Spain. My 8th great-grandfather, Miguel Fajardo was born in the Canary Islands in 1591. A photo of this historical marker was posted yesterday because on July 2, 1731, the original 16 families began to lay out a village in San Antonio de Bexar.
|Canary Islanders Historical Marker|
San Antonio, Texas
|The Founders Monument |
In front of the historic Bexar County Courthouse
On March 9, 2019. Bexar County, in partnership with the Canary Islands Descendants Association, unveiled the Founders Monument outside of the Historic Bexar County Courthouse. This commemorative project, by artist Armando Hinojosa, consists of five pieces. There is one Female and one male Canary Islander, one Native American, one Spanish friar, and one presidio soldier - representing the founders of our community.The Canary Islander on the right leaning on a cain is modeled after a distant cousin of mine named Paul Garcia.