- Born: 1694, Río Abajo, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 467
- Marriage (1): Francisca Torres before 1710 252
- Marriage (2): Petrona Efigenia García de Noriega on 2 Apr 1719 in Alburquerque, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 252,467
- Marriage (3): Ynez Gutiérrez on 1 Jun 1727 in Villa de Alburquerque, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 252
- Died: Alburquerque, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 252
Ventura de la Candelaria had a first wife by the name of Francisca Torres; their son, Salvador, married a María Durán in Albuquerque in 1725. On January 16, 1727, a son, Manuel, was born to him and Efigenia; the mother must have died in childbirth or soon after, for on July 20 of the same year he married Ynez Gutiérrez.
~ Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, p. 156
Ventura Candelaria was still another son of Francisco Candelaria and Francisca Montoya, as discovered from his marriage to Petrona Efigenia García in 1719 (DM, 1719, no. 15). Therefore, Ventura was a nephew of Felix and son of Francisco, and not their brother, and he was a brother of the now famous author Juan.
~ Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period (Kindle Locations 15464-15467)
• Family Background. 395
In the 1750 census in Alburquerque, there are seven families that have a member with the name of Candelaria and described as mulato. They are:
Household #59: Ynes de Candelaria, born abt. 1720, married to Juan Samora
Household #60: Miguel Candelaria, born abt. 1730, married to Marta Perea
Household #62: Bisenta Candelaria
Household #63: José Candelaria, born abt. 1725, brother of Antonio Candelaria
Household #65: Pedro Candelaria, born abt. 1728, married to Teresa Sedillo
Household # between #66 & #67: Pasquala Candelaria, born abt. 1723, married to Gregorio Guiterrez
Household #94: Juana Candelaria, born abt. 1725, married to Diego López
Household #147: Rita de la Candelaria, born abt. 1735, servant of Miguel Lucero and Rosa Baca
The early residents of Albuquerque may be related to Juan de la Candelaria and his wife Juana Tórres de la Candelaria, Ventura de la Candelaria and his wife Petrona Efigena García de Noriega, or another brother. Juan and Ventura were the sons of Francisco Candelaria and Francisca Montoya. Francisco was the son of Blas de la Candelaria and Ana de Sandoval y Manzanares.
Ventura was born sometime around 1686-1693. His first wife was Francisco Tórres who he married between 1709-1710. His second wife was Petrona Efigenia García, age 15 (born abt. 1704), a native of New México, and the daugther of Francisco García, soldier and María de Ribera. She died on 7 May 1727.
Juan de la Candelaria was born in 1692. Juan petitioned, on 27 July 1717, to marry Juana Torres de la Candelaria, who was at least 22 years old, and a native of New México. They married on 8 Aug 1717. Juana Tórres died between 1746 and 1750. Juan de la Candelaria is listed as a mulato, widower of Juana Tórres, in the Spanish Census of 1750. Juan de la Candelaria married Juliana Saenz (Saez).
~NMG, The Ancestry and Extended Family of Juan Antonio Candelaria, Dec. 2000
• Bentura de la Candelaria Information. 467
Bentura de la Candelaria, the son of Francisco Candelaria and Francisca Montoya, first Francisca de Tórres, then Petrona Efigenia García. Bentura de la Candelaria and Francisca de Tórres had one son, Salvador Candelaria who married María Durán.
Bentura de la Candelaria married Petrona Efigenia Garcia, the daughter of Francisco García, soldier, and María Rivera. Their son was Antonio Francisco Candelaria who married Andrea Gutierres in Alburquerque on 17 Jun 1733. Another son of Bentura's and Petrona's was Antonio de la Candelaria.
From Herencia, Volume 5 Issue 3, July 1997, pages 34-38
• Background Information. 248
Ventura Candelaria is listed as deceased at the time of his son, Salvador Candelaria's marriage on 26 Dec. 1725.
~Diligencias Matrimoniales Vol. 2, p. 258
Ventura married Francisca Torres before 1710. (Francisca Torres died before 1719 in Alburquerque, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 248.)
Ventura next married Petrona Efigenia García de Noriega, daughter of Francisco García de Noriega and María de Ribera, on 2 Apr 1719 in Alburquerque, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 252.,467 (Petrona Efigenia García de Noriega was born about 1704 in Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 248 and died before 20 Jul 1727 in Alburquerque, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 252.)
Noted events in their marriage were:
• Diligencia Matrimonial. 248,467
2 Apr 1719, Alburquerque, Ventura de la Candelaria, native of New Mexico, widowed of Francisca de Torres, son of Francisco de la Candelaria and Francisca Montoya, natives of New Mexico, and Petrona Efigenia García (15), native of New Mexico, daughter of Francisco García, soldier, and María de Ribera. Witnesses: Antonio de Silva, notary: Gerónimo Jaramillo (30) and Juan Griego (40), married, both natives of New Mexico.
~Diligencias Matrimoniales Vol. 2, p. 256
Ventura next married Ynez Gutiérrez, daughter of Juan Alejo Gutiérrez and Maria Hurtado Naranjo, on 1 Jun 1727 in Villa de Alburquerque, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España.1480 (Ynez Gutiérrez was born about 1703 in Alburquerque, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España.)
Noted events in their marriage were:
• Diligencia Matrimonial. 1480
20 May 1727, Alburquerque, Bentura Candelaria, 37 more or less, residen of the villa de Alburquerque and native of the realm of New Mexico, son of Francisco de Candelaria, deceassed and Francisca Montoya, widower of Petrona Fijenia Garzia, wih Ynés Gutierres, 24 more of less, resident of Alburquerque and native of this realm, daughter of Alejo Gutierres and María Naranjo. ~ Witnesses: Geronimo Xaramillo, 38, native of this realm and resident of Alburquerque, Antonio Silva, 60 more of less, resident of Alburquerque. With no impedimen, the couple was married 1 Jun 1727
~ New Mexico Roots, Ld, Addendum, Part I, NMG Vol 49 #1, p. 9