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Juana de Zamora

  • Born: Ciudad de Méjico, Nueva España
  • Marriage: Juan de Vaca 250

bullet  Noted events in her life were:

• Background Information. 250
One of the daughters of Captain Cristóbal Baca and Ana Ortiz was Juana de Zamora, the wife Simón Pérez de Bustillo (ONMF: 6-7, 88). Juana was baptized in the chapel of the Catedral de México on June 7, 1592. Her padrinos were Pedro Páes and María de la Ribas. The fact that Juana used the surname of Zamora suggests that one of her grandmothers was a Zamora and that Juana was very probably a namesake of one of these grandmothers. It is also known that her father, Cristóbal, was a son of Juan Vaca.

The following three intriguing records were extracted from baptismal records of the Catedral de México (Asunción Church), Mexico City:
bt. 19 Nov 1562
Ana, hija de Juan Baca y de Juana de Camora [Zamora]
Padrinos: Fernando de Aguilar, Juana Ynes Maldonado y Rodrigo Bezerro

bt. 17 Feb 1573
Alonso, hijo de Juan Vaca y de Juana de Samora
Padrinos: Antonio de Pineda y Maria de Vergara

bt. 1 Nov 1576 Lucas, hijo de Juan Baca y de Juana de Zamora Padrinos: Francisco Ydalgo y Mariana Rangel

It may turn out that Juan Vaca (Baca) and Juana de Zamora were the parents of Captain Cristóbal Baca. Curiously, Cristóbal Baca's grandson was named Alonso Baca. Could he have been a namesake of a great-uncle? Additional research may help to confirm this genealogical connection. It can be assumed that Juan Vaca and Juana de Zamora were married circa 1560 in Mexico City.

Researchers: Sephardic Legacy Project of New Mexico - Stanley M. Hordes, Richard Salazar, and Robert D. Martínez. Summary by Robert D. Martínez Sources: LDS microfilm 0035167, Archivo de la Parroquia del Sagrario Metropolitano de Mexico, Mexico City, Bautismos de Espanoles, 1536 -- 1589.

Juana married Juan de Vaca.250 (Juan de Vaca was born about 1532 in Ciudád de Méjico, Nueva España.)

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