- Born: 1777, Belén, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva Espańa 34
- Baptized: 2 Apr 1777, San Augustín de la Isleta, Isleta, Nueva Méjico, Nueva Espańa 34
- Marriage: José Tómas Francisco Sánchez on 11 Mar 1798 in Tomé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva Espańa 46
Apolonia married José Tómas Francisco Sánchez, son of Julian Sánchez and María Antonia Chávez, on 11 Mar 1798 in Tomé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva Espańa.46 (José Tómas Francisco Sánchez was born in 1775 in Sausal, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva Espána.)
Noted events in their marriage were:
• Marriage Record. 46
DMs 23 Feb 1798/married 11 Mar 1798, José Tomás Sánchez (23), son of Julián Sánchez, deceased, and María Antonia Chávez, married Apolonia Baca (19), daughter of José Baca, deceased, and Juanica Chávez, all of Sausal. Padrinos: Juachín Padilla and his wife Teodora Silva. Tests: Torivio Garcia (65), José García (62), Pedro Padilla (63).
~Tomé Marriages, p. 18
• Diligencia Matrimonial, 23 Nov 1797-8 Jan 1798, Durango, Nueva Espańa. 438
Tomás Francisco Sánchez, 24, espańol, the legitimate son of Julían Sánchez and María Antonia Chávez, citizens of the fourth plaza of Nuestra Seńora Guadalupe de los Chávez. Apolonia de Jesús Baca, 20, espańola, the legitimate daughter of José Baca and Juana Chávez, both deceased and original citizens of Sausal, all in the Belén jurisdiction. The couple was related in the fouth degree of consanguinity.
Witness: Toribio García Jurado, 65, explained the relationship as follows:
|Francisco Chávez||1st degree, Brothers||Antonio Chávez
|(father of)|| || (father of)
|Ignacio Chávez||2nd degree, 1st cousins ||Tomás Chávez
|(father of) || ||(father of)
|Juanica Chávez||3rd degree, 2nd cousins||María Antonia Chávez |
|(mother of)|| ||(mother of)
|Apolonia Baca||4th degree, 3rd cousins||Tomás Francisco Sánchez|
Another relationship affected the couple:
|Juana Baca|| 1st degree, sisters|| Antonia Baca|
|Ignacio Chávez||2nd degree, 1st cousins||Tomás Chávez|
|Junica Chávez||3rd degree, 2nd cousins|| María Antonia Chávez|
|Apolonia Baca||4th degree, 3rd cousins||Tomás Francisco Chávez|
Torbio García Jurado added that Tomás was related to everyon in the area who was his equal.
José García Jurado, 63
Pedro Padilla, 62
Father Bernal, minister at the mission of Nuestra Seńora de Belén, included baptismal information showing that at San Agustín de Isleta on 11 Mar 1773, Father Junco y Junquera baptized Tomás Francisco, the legitimate son of Julián Sánchez and María Antonia Chávez, espańoles, citizens of this jurisdiction. His godparents were Manuel Gallego and Gertrudis Tenorio.
On 12 Apr 1777 at San Agustín de la Isleta, fray Joaquín de Jesús Ruiz baptized a ten day-old child named Apolonia de Jesús, the legitimate daughter of José Baca and Juana Chávez. Her godparents were Ursula Sánchez, citizens of the puesto de Atrisco.
The information was forwarded to Durango. Bishop Olivares y Benito granted a dispensation of 8 Jan 1798.
~Durango Prenuptial Investigations, pp. 132-133