1. Do the resources exist for establishing such a timeline? In the US we have annual business and city directories, plus the census every decade. Are there comparable records in Mexico, particularly out in the provinces? Did they ever exist? Did they survive the various revolutions, foreign wars, civil wars there?
2. Has anybody delved into those resources... IF they exist?
I know a couple of collectors of antique Mexican bowies, but I don't know how much documentation they have. Both are more interested in the knives than in their history.