Francisco de la Candelaria
- Born: 1668, Río Abajo, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 252
- Marriage: Francisca Montoya 252
Noted events in his life were:
• Dates & Events. 252
Francisco de la Candelaria was most likely the son of Blas de la Candelaria. Francisco declared in 1694 that he was twenty-six years of age and born in the Río Abajo. In 1699, he was a witness at Bernalillo. His family is believed to be among the founding families of Alburquerque. He acted as a civil witness in Alburquerque in 1709. His wife was Francisca Montoya.
~ Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, p. 156
• Census: Don Diego de Vargas, 22 Dec 1692-2 Jan 1693, El Paso del Norte, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España. 287
Seventh household, thirteen individuals
Pascual Trujillo, married to Antonia Durán, childless, living in this household are his aunt, named Ana de Sandoval y Manzanares, and his nicece, Gregoria Trujillo, with one duaghter anmed Pascuala de Soto; and two of his cousins, sisters, one named Sebastiana de Sandoval y Manzanares, and the other Antonia de Sandoval y Manzanares, who has a daughter named Felipa de Sandoval. Likewise, his aforementioned sister Antonia has a son named Juan, twelve. He also recognized the three children of Ana de Sandoval later said she had, Felicano de la Candelaria, sixteen; Francisco, twenty; and María de la Rosa, fourteen; and an orphan boy he has raised named Santiago, four. They state that they are his majesty's loyal vassals and that, being given the means to be able to go, they will go to settle this kingdom.
~ The Royal Crown Restored, pp. 60-61
• Census: Spanish, 1697, Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España. 467
In the 1697 Census of Santa Fé, pg. 53 (Archivo General de India, Guadalupe Legajo 141, Document #20, Library of Congress) Ana de Sandoval y Manzanares is found:
Household #188: Ana de Sandoval, su hijos: Phelisiano, Santiago, Manuel, Juan Matheo
Household# 189: Francisco de la Candelaria; su mujer, Francisca, su hijos, Juan, Bentura.
On 1 May 1697, Ana de Sandoval recieved livestock and supplies from Governor de Vargas. "Ana de Sandoval; her sons; Feliciano, Santiago, Manuel, Juan Mateo: 7.5 sveras of lana, 6.25 beyeta, 16 mantas, 15 sheep, 5 goats, 2 cows, 1 bull."
The next entry was for her son Francisco: "Francisco de la Candelaria, Francisca, Juan Ventura; 6 varas of lana, 5 of bayeta, 13 mantas, 11 sheep, 5 goats, 2 cows, 1 bull."
• Background Information. 465
Francisco lived on land he acquired in Alburquerque. He arranged to have his son, Bentura, live on the southern portion of his land and share a house that belonged to Baltasar Romero, who also owned the land to the south of that house. In March of 1715, Alejo Gutierres bought land and some rooms in a house in Alburquerque, the northern boundary was stated to be the lands of Francisco de la Candelaria and the southern boundary was stated to be lands of Juan de Tórres. Later that same year, Bentura and his future father-in-law, Alejo Gutiérres, had a disagreement about how to divide the house they were sharing and the land around it. It was finally decided that Bentura should get the land on the north side of the house, near his father, and Alejo would get the land on the south.
~ "The Ancestry and Extended Family of Juan Antonio Candelaria," New Mexico Genealogists, December 2000, pp. 163-173
Francisco married Francisca Montoya, daughter of Diego de Montoya and María Josefa de Hinojos.252 (Francisca Montoya died on 16 Apr 1755 in Alburquerque, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 465.)