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27 July 2014

Juana Maria de la Luz Baca, Daughter of Juan Francisco Baca



The following is an addendum to the article that Patricia Sanchez and I wrote - Robert J. C. Baca and Patricia Sanchez Rau, "Petronila Garcia Jurado: Matriarch of the Rio Abajo", New Mexico Genealogist, 53 (June 2014), pp. 51-60.

Recently, while I was researching another person when I came across a prenuptial investigation of Jose Torres and Maria Serafina Chavez. While reading it, I realized that I was able to prove two things: 1.) That Juana Maria de la Luz Baca's parents were Juan Francisco Baca actually married Manuela Antonia Sanchez; and 2.) Juana Maria de la luz Baca was their daughter. After connecting the dots, I put my findings in my database. Below are the notes I put for Juana Maria de la luz Baca's birth:

The proof of Juana Maria de la luz Baca's parentage can be determined by using three separate sources. The first source is from "New Mexico Marriages: Churches of Immaculate Concpetion of Tome and Our Lady of Belen", page. 24. On 19 May 1800, Jose Maria Torres, (Spanish, 22 years old) the son of Juachin Torres and Xaviera Chaves, married Juana Maria de la Luz Baca, (Spanish, 17 years old) daughter of Don Juan Baca (deceased) and Dona Manuela Antonia Sanchez of the sixth plaza of Belen.

Second, in Fray Angelico Chavez's "New Mexico Roots, Ltd.", pp. 1913 and 1914, there is a prenuptial investigation for Jose Torres and Maria Serafina Chavez. In that investigation, the following relationship is established between the couple:

Petra Garcia            (sister and bro.)          Toribio Garcia
Juan Baca               (1st cousins)               Maria Garcia
Juana Maria Baca   (2nd cousins)              Antonia Montoya
Jose Torres             (3rd cousins)               Serafina Chaves

This indicates that Juana Maria Baca was the daughter of Juan Baca, who himself is the son of Petra Garcia. Petra is also mentioned as being Toribio Garcia's sister. Because of this information, we know that this obviously Petronila Garcia Jurado. Petronila Garcia Jurado had two sons Juan Francisco Baca and Juan Felipe Baca, either one who could have been the Juan Baca mentioned in these two documents.

The third source confirms which Juan Baca is the father of Juana Maria Baca. According to "New Mexico Roots, Ltd.", (volume 1, page 166) on 6 December 1781, a prenuptial investigation was completed for Juan Francisco Baca and his intended Manuela Antonia Sanchez. If the marriage record of Jose Maria Torres and Juana Maria de la luz Baca indicates that her mother was Manuela Antonio Sanchez, and Juana Maria is the granddaughter of Petronila Garcia Jurado, then her father is most assuredly Juan Francisco Baca.




Sources:

Fray Angelico Chavez, New Mexico Roots, Ltd.: A Demographic Perspective from genealogical, historical and geographic data found in the Diligencias Matrimoniales or Pre-Nuptial Investigations (1678-1869) of the Archives of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. (Santa Fe, New Mexico: typescript, 1982), Vol. 10, pp. 1913 and 1914.

Raymond P. Salas extractor and Margaret Leonard Windham compiler, New Mexico Marriages Churces of Immaculate Conception of Tome and Our Lady of Belen (Albuquerque: New Mexico Genealogical Society, 1994), p. 24.

Chavez, New Mexico Roots, Ltd., Vol. 1, p. 166.



Descendants of Juan Francisco Baca (1st generation only)

1.  Juan Francisco BACA was born before 1727.1 1 He died by 1795 at the age of 68.2

Juan Francisco BACA and Francisca de Jesus SANDOVAL were married on 2 Jan 1749 in Isleta, New Mexico.3 They appeared in the census in 1750 in Belen, New Mexico.4 Francisca de Jesus SANDOVAL died after Apr 1772.5 She was also known as Francisca de Jesus Martin.6

Juan Francisco BACA and Francisca de Jesus SANDOVAL had the following children:

                      i.   Lugardo BACA was born circa 4 Apr 1751 in Belen, New Mexico.5,7 He was baptized on 4 Apr 1751 in Isleta, New Mexico.7
                     ii.   Juan Antonio BACA was born circa 9 Apr 1752 in Belen, New Mexico.89 He was baptized on 9 Apr 1752 in Isleta, New Mexico.9
                    iii.   Antonia Josefa BACA was born circa 13 Mar 1756 in Belen, New Mexico.1011 She was baptized on 13 Mar 1756 in Isleta, New Mexico.11
          2        iv.   Paulino BACA, born ca 29 Jun 1758, Belen, New Mexico; married Maria Lugarda TAFOYA, 26 May 1779, Belen, New Mexico.
          3         v.   Lucas BACA, born ca 1759, Belen, New Mexico; married Maria Paula CHAVES, 3 Jan 1782, Isleta, New Mexico.
          4        vi.   Dionisio Antonio BACA, born ca 1761; married Ana Maria SANCHEZ, 1787, Belen, New Mexico; died 7 Dec 1833, Socorro, New Mexico.
          5       vii.   Juana Maria BACA, born ca 1765; married Jose Francisco PINO, 18 Sep 1780, Isleta, New Mexico.


Juan Francisco BACA and Maria Josefa PINO were married on 7 Aug 1778 in Isleta, New Mexico.5 Maria Josefa PINO died by 1781.10

Juan Francisco BACA and Maria Josefa PINO had the following child:

          6          i.   Juana Lorenza BACA, born ca 1779, New Mexico; married Miguel Antonio CHAVES, 26 Mar 1795, Tome, New Mexico.


Juan Francisco BACA and Manuela Antonia SANCHEZ had a prenuptial investigation performed on them on 6 Dec 1781.10,12 They were married after 6 Dec 1781. Manuela Antonia SANCHEZ, daughter of Diego Antonio SANCHEZ and Ana Maria ALVAREZ DEL CASTILLO, was born circa 1765.12

Juan Francisco BACA and Manuela Antonia SANCHEZ had the following child:

          7          i.   Juana Maria de la luz BACA, born abt 1783, Belen, New Mexico; married Jose Maria TORRES, 9 May 1800, Belen, New Mexico.

Sources: 


        1. "Petronila Garcia Jurado petition," Twitchell # 344, Spanish Archives of New Mexico 1681 - 1821, Series II, Microfilm # 6, Frames 510-523, Albuquerque Genealogy Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico.
        2. Raymond P. Salas extractor and Margaret Leonard Windham compiler, New Mexico Marriages Churces of Immaculate Conception of Tome and Our Lady of Belen (Albuquerque: New Mexico Genealogical Society, 1994), p. 12.
        3. Jose Antonio Esquibel and John B. Colligan, The Spanish Recolonization of New Mexico: An Account of the Families Recruited at Mexico City in 1693 (Albuquerque: Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico, 1999), 202.
        4. Virginia Langham Olmsted compiler, Spanish and Mexican Censuses of New Mexico 1750 to 1830 (Albuquerque: New Mexico Genealogical Society, 1981), p. 96.
        5. Fray Angelico Chavez, Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period: Revised Edition (Santa Fe: Museum of New Meixco Press, 1992), pg. 320.
        6. Fray Angelico Chavez, New Mexico Roots, Ltd.: A Demographic Perspective from genealogical, historical and geographic data found in the Diligencias Matrimoniales  or Pre-Nuptial Investigations (1678-1869) of the Archives of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. (Santa Fe, New Mexico: typescript, 1982), Vol. 8, p. 1498.
        7. Lila Armijo Pfeufer, Margaret L. Buxton transcribers, Margaret Leonard Windham, and Evelyn Lujan Baca compilers, New Mexico Marriages and Baptisms San Agustin de la Isleta Church: Marriages 1726 to 1846, Baptisms 1730 to 1776, 1829 to 1842 (Albuquerque: New Mexico Genealogical Society, 1996), p. 130.
        8. Esquibel and Colligan, The Spanish Recolonization of New Mexico, pg. 320.
        9. Pfeufer, Buxton, Windham, and Baca, New Mexico Marriages and Baptisms San Agustin de la Isleta Church, p. 132.
        10. Chavez, Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, p. 320.
        11. Pfeufer, Buxton, Windham, and Baca, New Mexico Marriages and Baptisms San Agustin de la Isleta Church, p. 141.
        12. Chavez, New Mexico Roots, Ltd., Volume 1, p. 166.




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19 July 2014

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Special August Program –
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The Drury Suites and Inn
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
(I-25 and Jefferson, Northwest Corner)

Saturday, August 9, 2014
9:00 AM - 3:30 PM


The New Mexico Genealogical Society
Presents
Debbie Gurtler, FamilySearch

PARES: Navigating the Archives of Spain Online

PARES, Portal de Archivos EspaƱoles, is a website sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain. It is designed to give researchers access to the rich documentation available in the archives of Spain, some of which has been digitalized and made available online. In this presentation you'll learn how to navigate the PARES site, access the holdings of many of the archives of Spain, and uncover the rich documentation located therein.

Maximize your FamilySearch Experience
FamilySearch.org is the place to share memories, connect generations, make discoveries, and bring your family together. Make your family history come to life with records and features available on FamilySearch.org. In this presentation you'll see what's new on FamilySearch.org and learn some search tips and techniques you may have never thought of, all of which are designed to help you have success and uncover the stories from the lives of your ancestors.

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