I have been searching my family tree for a number of years now and my quest has been to see if Diego was an ancester of mine or for that matter any other Ramon. There seems to be three groups of Ramon's. Don Diego Ramon whose father was Joseph Ramon who served Spain in the same capacity, particularly in the Northern frontier of New Spain. Then there is another Jose Ramon who lived in Monterry Mexico in the early 1700's and the third group that migrated from the Canary Islands and landed in New Orleans in 1812 by the name of Antonio Ramon who maybe the same Antonio Ramon in Texas during the 1850 census. Oh I forgot to mention 9 orphans who were Ramon's aswell during that same census.
The point is, in that 1850 census in Texas there were a number of familes with that same name. However there is one advantage in that surname and that is that the name was not common, so I have had some success in tracing the location and time-line of the people with that surname and the many other strong families that were a part of them.
My grandfather told me before he died that his family lived in the new world before the United States got it's independance and that they had a big Ranch. I want to see if it is true. I have more information, but that's all for now. I hope this helps.
Darren E. Ramon