- Born: 1657, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España
- Marriage: Juana de Anaya Almazán
- Died: Abt 1692, San Lorenzo del Paso, Nuevo Méjico, Nuevo España about age 35 248,287
Another name for Ygnacio was Ignacio Baca.
Noted events in his life were:
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Igacio Baca was 24 years old in 1681. At this time he signed up as a captain, and was married with four small children. He is described as tall and slim, with an aquiline face, fair complexion, wavy red hair and no beard. He was Sargento Mayor at the Presidio of Gudalupe del Paso by 1634, as well as an assistant Alcalde of the Real de San Lorenzo. By Oct 1689, Ignacio was dead.
His family was an ill-fated one. His widow, Juana de Anaya Almazán, returned to New Mexico in 1693 with her two sons, Alonso and Andrés, and five daughters. When the Indians rebelled again in 1696, she was killed at San Ildefonso with Fathers Corvera and Moreno. With her died Alonso, while Andrés was massacred at Nambé, thus ending the male line of this family. Two daughters were also killed, Leonor, married to Pedro Sánchez, with a daughter and son of her own, and Rosa, who was still single. Of the three surviving girls, María had married Tomás Gutiérrez; Gerónima and Margarita, probably living with relatives since childhood, later married Francisco Rodríguez Calero and Diego Lucero de Godoy, respectively.
Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period (Kindle Locations 741-751)
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Information from a prenuptial investigation record shows that Cristóbal Baca (md. with Ana Moreno de Lara; ONMF: 10) and Ignacio Baca (md. with Juana de Anaya; ONMF: 10-11 & 141) were brothers. It was incorrectly presumed that this Ignacio Baca was a son of Cristóbal Baca, but the following information from a diligencia matrimonial dated 1766 provides different evidence:
4th degree consanguinity between Cristóbal Montoya, son of Diego Antonio Montoya and María Magdalena Baca, and Margarita Lucero, daughter of Miguel Lucero and Nicoalsa González
Ignacio Baca|| 1st degree (brothers) ||Cristóbal Baca|
|Margarita Baca ||2nd degree (cousins)|| Manuel Baca|
Miguel Lucero ||3rd degree (2nd cousins) ||María Magdalena Baca|
Margarita Lucero||4th degree (3rd cousins) ||Cristóbal Montoya|
Margarita Baca, wife of Diego Lucero de Godoy, was a known daughter of Ignacio Baca and doña Juana de Anaya Almazán. Her cousin Manuel Baca, married with María de Salazar, was a known son of Cristóbal Baca and doña Ana Moreno de Lara.
Researchers: Margaret Buxton and José Antonio Esquibel
Sources: Chávez, "New Mexico Roots, Ltd.": 1279, DM 1766 (no. 21), Albuquerque; Hendricks and Colligan, New Mexico Prenuptial Investigations From the Archivos Historicos del Arzobispado de Durango, 1760-1799, Rio Grande Historical Collections, New Mexico State University Library, 1996: 128 (AHAD-98, f. 598-601, 1766, Albuquerque); Margaret Buxton, The Other Luna Family (18pp. + appendices and charts; copy available at the Albuquerque Public Library Special Collections/Genealogy Library).
Ygnacio married Juana de Anaya Almazán, daughter of Francisco de Anaya Almazán and Gerónima Pérez de Bustillo de Bustillo. (Juana de Anaya Almazán was born in 1665 in Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España and died in 1696 in San Ildefonso, Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 252.)