Juan de Vaca
(Abt 1532-)
Juana de Zamora

Cristóbal Baca Capitán
(1567-After 1613)


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Ana Ortiz

Cristóbal Baca Capitán

  • Born: 1567, Ciudád de Méjico, Nueva España
  • Marriage: Ana Ortiz in Jun 1592 in Ciudád de Méjico, Nueva España
  • Died: After 1613, Nueva España

bullet   Another name for Cristóbal was Cristóbal Baca.

bullet  General Notes:

"Captain, legitimate son of Juan de Vaca (possibly the same Juan de Vaca as the one on the Coronado Expedition) , native of the city of México, of good stature and features, swarthy, 33 years old." 251

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 252,274
Cristóbal Baca (Vaca) was one of the captains who came to reinforce the Onate colony in 1600. He was the son of Juan de Vaca, born in México City, of good stature, dark complexion, well-featured, and thirty-three years of age. He brought his wife, three grown daughers, and a small son. His wife was Doña Ana Ortíz, daughter of Francisco Pacheco, also born in México City.

The children were Juana de Zamora, Antonio Ortiz, Isabel [de Bohorquez], María de Villanueva, and the boy Alonso, all of them born in México City. With them came a female servant, Ana Verdugo.

Baca's family was among the few who remained at San Gabriel when the rest of the colonists deserted; Cristóbal himself was very critical of some friars who lead the desertion. In 1603, he commanded the escort which brought four new Franciscans from México City. In 1613, he was acting Syndic for the friars. After this, he disappeared from the records, but his descendants begin to fill the annals of New Mexico.

Of the three daughers, Juana became the wife of Simon Pérez de Bustillo, Isabel married Don Pedro Duràn y Cháves, and María was the wife of Simon de Abendaño. The family name was passed on down by Antonio and a younger brother, Alonso, born in New Mexico.
Angélico Chávez

~ Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, pp. 9-10

Cristóbal married Ana Ortiz, daughter of Francisco Pacheco and Unknown, in Jun 1592 in Ciudád de Méjico, Nueva España. (Ana Ortiz was born about 1572 in Ciudád de Méjico, Nueva España and died about 1620 in Santa Cruz de la Cañada, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España.)

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