Cabaza, J. (1830–unknown)

By: Alicia A. Garza

Type: Biography

Published: December 1, 1994

Updated: June 23, 2020

J. Cabaza, farmer, one of the 100 wealthiest Texans in 1860, was born in Mexico and lived and worked in Cameron County. By the time he was thirty he owned $100,000 in real property and $2,000 in personal property. In 1860 Cabaza was one of four Spanish-surnamed individuals enumerated in a group of 263 "Wealthy Texans." Other "Wealthy Texans" residing in Cameron County included Juan N. Cabaza, José San Román, John V. Singer, Charles Stillman, and Salome Young.

Ralph A. Wooster, "Wealthy Texans, 1860," Southwestern Historical Quarterly 71 (October 1967).

  • Agriculture
  • Farmers
  • Peoples
  • Mexican Americans
  • Ranching and Cowboys
  • Landowners and Land Developers
Time Periods:
  • Antebellum Texas

The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this entry.

Alicia A. Garza, “Cabaza, J.,” Handbook of Texas Online, accessed May 18, 2022,

Published by the Texas State Historical Association.

December 1, 1994
June 23, 2020

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