Juan Ruíz de Cáceres
- Born: Abt 1570, La Laguna, Tenerife, Isla de la Palma, Islas Cararias 274
- Marriage (1): Unknown
- Marriage (2): Ysabel Baca in Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España
- Died: Bef 11 Dec 1636, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 250
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 252
Juan Ruíz Cáceres was the son of Pedro Ruíz and a native of the Isle of la Palma of the Canary Islands came to New México in 1600. He was thirty years old, and described as having a long face and a full beard. He and Juan Luján were not only from the same place, the Isle of la Palma, but they were very closely related to each other.
Juan was a captain and High Sheriff in 1631. He was very active in political affairs. His wife was Isabel Baca. Juan was closely allied with the Baca family in politics. Decades later he is referfed to as the grandfather of Roque de Madrid, therefore he had a daughter who was married to Francisco de Madrid, father of Roque. His son was most likely Juan Ruíz Cáceres the second, who is mentioned as a soldier escort of 1652.
~The Origins of New México Families, p. 99
• Land. 250
The estancia of Juan Ruiz de Cáceres was located in the jurisdiction of Isleta Pueblo.
~Beyond Origins, Vol. 2
Researcher: José Antonio Esquibel
Source: Archivos General de la Nación, Provincias Internas, t. 34:1 (folio 24/22), Reel #5, microfilm copy available at the New Mexico Records Center and Archives.
Juan next married Ysabel Baca in Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España. (Ysabel Baca was born about 1612 in Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 252 and died after 1662 in Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 252.)