- Born: 1703, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva Espańa 550
- Marriage: Antonio Durán y Chávez on 23 Mar 1718 in Atrisco, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva Espańa 191,248
- Died: 15 Feb 1770, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva Espańa at age 67 279
According to Margaret Buxton in her work titled The Other Luna Family, both the father/fathers of Antonia and her sister Juana Baca must have been a Chávez . She used the prenuptial investigations for both girls to prove this. In these investigations, both girls were shown to be 3 degree consanguinity to the Chavez men they married. In the investigations, all family names are present, except Cháves. This leads one to believe that the unamed father of both girls must be a Chávez.
The Other Luna Familiy, pp. 11-13 191
Noted events in her life were:
• Background Information. 252
On 23 Mar 1718, Antonio, widowed of his first wife, married Antonia Baca. Antonio died 12 May 1738 and his wife, Antonia, died may years later at the age of seventy-five, on 15 Feb 1770.
~The Origins of New Mexico Families, p. 162
• Census: Spanish, 1750, Villa de Alburquerque, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva Espańa. 270
Antonia Baca, Spanish, age 50, widow of Don Antonio de Chaves with three children: José Antonio age 15, Josefa age 13 and Antonia age 10; Bárbara, Native American servant with two children: Miguel age six & Ysidora age six months; Manuela, Native American servant, age twenty; María Francisca, Native American age twelve and Gregorio, Native American age ten.
Antonia married Antonio Durán y Chávez, son of Captain Fernando Durán y Chávez and Lucía Hurtado de Salas, on 23 Mar 1718 in Atrisco, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva Espańa 29.,191 (Antonio Durán y Chávez was born on 23 Mar 1677 in Sandía, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva Espańa and died on 12 May 1738 in Alburquerque, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva Espańa 252.)
Noted events in their marriage were:
• Diligencia Matrimonial. 248,550
1718, Mar. 7, Bernalillo. Antonio de Chaves of Atrisco, native of New Mexico, widowed of Dońa María Magdalena Montańo, son of Captain Don Fernando Durán y Cháves and Dońa Lucia Hurtado, and Dońa Antonia Baca (15) of Bernalillo, parents unknown. Groom requests dispensation from 3rd degree of consanguinity, and 2nd of affinity from illicit copula with bride's relative, latter also related to him in 4th degree. Reasons for dispensations: Bride is very poor and in danger of losing her honor if her relatives died, the paucity of equal status in "this miserable kingdom" and groom's own charity for helping her besides his fondness. Dispensation has been granted with penalties: Groom must labor manually one day a week for 4 months at the Parish Church, and begging alms for the Poor Souls; he has to donate 1000 adobes for the Albuquerque Church and the same for the Bernalillo cemetery, and personally must make 100 adobes for the Albuquerque Church and another 100 for the one in Bernalillo, working personally for one whole week at each place, so that other will be deterred from similar sinful commissions.
Witnesses: Juan de Dios Martín, Alburquerque notary; Francisco Xavier Benavides (26), and Sebastian Antonio Maldonado (42), both married. José de Quintana, Bernalillo notary; Cristóbal Arellano (44), Diego Montoya (20), both married. Pair married March 23, 1718, with nuptial blessing on April 24, 1718; witnesses for both occasions being Don Miguel de San Juan and Isabel Montoya, and Ygnacio de Aragón.
~ Roots Ltd., Diligencias Matrimoniales, p. 306