Leonor Delgado’s name appears on the Texas DAR Patriot Monument, Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Texas. Courtesy of Martha Hartzog. 
Leonor Delgado’s name as it appears on the Texas DAR Patriot Monument, Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Texas. Spanish women did not take their husband’s last names. Courtesy of Martha Hartzog. 
Bas relief of herd of cattle on the Texas DAR Patriot Monument, Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Texas, illustrating the support provided by the Hispanic Patriots to the American Revolution. Courtesy of Martha Hartzog. 
The Governor of Spanish Louisiana, Bernardo Galvez, the Viscount of Galveston, portrait by Mariano Salvador Maella.
Overland route of the Canary Islander colonists from Vera Cruz, Nueva España to Presidio de Bexar, Tejas (Texas) in 1831. Courtesy of Gerry Rickhoff and the Bexar County Clerk's Office.
18th c. Traditional Dress of the Canary Islanders, before arrival in Nueva España in 1731. Courtesy Canary Islands Descendants Association.
Detail of The Canary Islands off the coast of Africa, where Leonor Delgado was born. Lanzarote is the top island on the right side.

In around 1740 Leonor married Bernardo Leal, who had also arrived with his family from the Canary Islands. Leonor had three children with Bernardo: Vicente; Juan Antonio; and Joaquin. Bernardo Leal died on March 30, 1748. On February 3, 1750, Leonor married Juan Jose Flores de Abrego y Valdés, originally from Saltillo.  

Around 1756, Juan Jose and Leonor established a ranch on the lower Cibolo Creek, “Rancho San Jose de Alamos.” They were granted the first cattle brand in Texas in 1762. Juan and Leonor had seven children: Vicente Delgado; Maria Ignacia Delgado Flores; Juana Francisca Gertrudes Flores; Francisco Remigio Flores; Francisco Luis Flores; Jose Francisco Flores; and Maria Ignacia Flores.

Juan Jose Flores died after January 19, 1779, leaving a will contested by Doña Leonor. In 1779, Doña Leonor Delgado was listed as operating Rancho San Jose de los Alamos. That year the King of Spain approved trade with Louisiana, and the cattle on the ranches outside of San Antonio now could be driven to Opelousas, Louisiana, and sold to the benefit of Louisiana Governor Bernardo de Galvez who was fighting the English forces along the coast.

The life of Doña Leonor Delgado and her extended family illustrates the story of the Canary Islanders who created the city of San Antonio and contributed to the success of the American Revolution by providing cattle to Bernardo de Galvez.