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20 April 2008

Searching for Juan Jose Torres and Ascencion Armijo

I received a post from a J. Torres who wanted to know if we were related. He noted that he was the grandson of Nepomuceno and Francisca Torres of Socorro and Santa Fe and the great grandson of Juan Jose Torres and Ascension Armijo de Torres of the Socorro area. I did a little research.

I searched the book "Matrimonios de San Miguel..." and found the following marriage record:

16 Jul 1900. Nepomuceno TORRES, soltero, vecino de Socorro, hijo de Juan TORRES y CHAVEZ y de Acencion ARMIJO, los dos difunto, con Francisca TORRES, soltera, vecina de Socorro, hija de Jose TORRES y GARCIA y de Antonia LUCERO, difunta. Pads y Test: Meliton TORRES y Sofia TORRES. (Off: Philiberto Martin). (San Miguel del Socorro, AASF Film # 116-A). Page No. 269. (1.)
This record seems to indicate that Nepomuceno's father was the son of a Torres man and a Chavez women (hence, the surname "Torres y Chavez".) Likewise, Francisca's father was probably the son of a Torres man and a Garcia woman. I could not find a record of either Nepomuceno or Francisca's parents' marriages. However, I did not check microfilm for those records or any other record that would have given me their parents' names.

If anyone reading this blog knows any further information about these Torres families, please send me at e-mail at, or post a comment to this article. Thank you - Robert Baca.


1. Matrimonios San Miguel del Socorro, Our Lady of Sorrows de La Joya, San Marcial y San Ignacio y San Cristobal, (Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico. Albuquerque, NM. 1999), p. 233.

1 comment:

Robert Baca said...

So, I still haven't been able to find any more information on Juan Jose Torres and Ancencion Armijo. These are the parents of Nepomuceno Torres. However, I was able to find ancestors for (Adela) Francisca Torres, Nepomuceno Torres's wife. You can find six generations of her ancestors on a PDF at this link: