Blas de la Candelaria
- Marriage: Ana de Sandoval y Manzanares
- Died: Bef 1680, Río Abajo, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 67
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 252
Blas de la Candelaria does not appear in any records of the 1680 Pueblo Revolt or those prior to it. Among the native New Mexicans in dire need at Corpus Christi de Ysleta in 1684 was Ana de Sandoval y Manzanares, "the widow of Blas de la Candelaria." She returned to New Mexico with her children after the Reconquest. This shows that Blas de la Candelaria died before the Revolt of 1680, and that his sons were minors at that time because they were not listed among the exiles.
~ Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, p. 14
• Background Information. 661
It is believed that Blas de la Candelaria was cyrpto Jew & a Conversio. DNA studies have shown that male Candeleria's carry the genetic make up of Semitic ancestry. Within the Candelaria family there were Afro-Españos, Méxican and New Méxican Native American ancestors.
~On the Trail of Our Ancestors in America's Earliest Melting Pot, by Nash Candelaria, La Herencia, Fall 2007, p. 31
Blas married Ana de Sandoval y Manzanares, daughter of Mateo de Sandoval y Manzanares and Juana de la Cruz. (Ana de Sandoval y Manzanares was born about 1657 and died on 25 Apr 1734 in Alburquerque, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 467.)