Interracial families were often what would today be called blended families since both husband and wife brought children from previous marriages into the new households.Juan Singletary of Hidalgo County had two stepsons, Ballagar and Davie Solis, living with him.Yet, there is no evidence that anyone in South Texas was prosecuted for violating this law.
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Both were sons of Antonia, his ethnic Mexican wife.
Nagario Jackson also had a stepson living in his household.
In the article below historian Alberto Rodriquez describes that process. According to that census, 177 blacks formed 18 households in Cameron County.
Of those eighteen households, seven or 38% were interracially married.
It was more common for blacks and ethnic Mexicans to cross racial lines and marry at this time and in this area of Texas than any other section of the state.
Since ethnic Mexicans were considered white by Texas officials and the U. government, such marriages were a violation of the state's anti-miscegenation laws.
Louis Rutledge was a black male born in Alabama who lived in the county's Second Precinct in 1900.