ANZURES, BARTOLOME JORGE

Apache genizaro

b. between 1722-1729

m. Nov 25, 1743

d. April 27, 1772

Bartolome Jorge Anzures was born between 1722 [1750 Census #36 Albuq. p. 76], and 1729. [LDS 0016645 Alb. Deaths p. 69] He was an Apache genizaro who used the surnames Jorge and Anzures in several records.

Two records identify him as a resident of Carnué. During the 1768 cattle theft investigation conducted by Alcalde Francisco Trebol Navarro he was identified as "Bartolo Anzures, a genizaro" and gave his age as more than 40 (DOB before 1728) [SANM II Reel 10, Fr. #405-45, Twitchell #636, LDS 0581468] When his son, Diego Ybon Antonio Anzures, married in 1767, Bartolome Ansures was identified as a "resident of San Miguel de Carnué". [AM NMG XXI:4 p. 92; and DM no. 4, Albuq. Sept 30, 1767 p. 40]

Bartolome Jorge, an Apache Indian, married FRANCISCA MOYA, a coyote, in Albuquerque on November 25, 1743. Witnesses were Joseph Lopes and Juaquina Lopes. [AM NMG XXI:3 p. 54]

Francisca Moya was born in 1730, and has been described as an Indian [1750 Census Alb p. 78], and as a coyote. [AM NMG XXI:3 p. 54] She also used the surnames RAEL, [AM NMG XXI:4 p. 92 - marriage records of Ybon Antonio Anzures and Josepha Anzures] and MORA, [AB p. 16- baptism of Ybon Antonio Anzures] and DE LA CRUZ. [AB p. 17 at baptism of Maria de los Dolores Anzures] No connection can be found between Francisca de la Cruz Moya and the Moya family of Carnué.

In 1750 the Anzures family were living in Albuquerque:

Bartholome (no surname), Indian, 28 (DOB 1722); wife, Franca Moya, Indian, 20 (DOB 1730); and three children: Jph, 6 (DOB 1744); Ybo, 3 (DOB 1747); Polonia, 9 months (DOB 1750). [1750 Census Alb. #36, p. 76]

Their neighbors in 1750 were Bisente Lopes and Juana Montes Oca [1750 Census Alb. #35, p. 76] and next to them, another genizaro settler of Carnué, Francisco Garcia and Juana Maria (Trugillo). [1750 Census Alb. #34, p. 76] Their neighbors in the opposite direction were the Perea Garcia families: Mathias Perea and Ysabel Fernandes [1750 Census Alb. #37, p. 76] and Francisco Perea and Rosalia Torres. [1750 Census Alb. #38, p. 76]

On July 25, 1757, Bartolome de Anzures and Francisca Moya were witnesses at the wedding of Joseph Antonio Ulibarri (Ocanio), the widower of Maria Gonzales, and Ysabel Garcia [AM NMG XXI:4 p. 88] This couple later had a natural son, Felipe Garcia, who at 25 years of age when both his parents were deceased, married Rafaela Candelaria, the 15 year old daughter of Andres Candelaria, deceased, and Maria Martin on April 10, 1786. [DM no. 21 Albuq. p. 607]

After they moved to Carnué, their daughter Maria Antonia Anzures was baptized on June 13, 1763 by Laureano Lopez and Juana Gertrudes de Ulibarri, who was the daughter of another Apache genizaro settler, Juan Crisostomo de Ulibarri and his wife Rosalia Duran de Armijo. [AB p. 17]

The Anzures family struggled to survive in Carnué along with other residents. A testament of the harsh living conditions they endured in the canyon was documented in the archives. In 1768 Bartolo Anzures was arrested and questioned by Albuquerque's Alcalde Francisco Trebol Navarro concerning information he had received that Bartolo had stolen an ox or bull in the Spring of 1767 from Martin de Apodaca, a resident of Albuquerque. These details had come to light during an investigation Navarro was conducting into two other unrelated cattle thefts by Francisco Garcia and Gregorio Montoya which also occurred in the Spring of 1767.

When Bartolo was questioned, he testified that early in 1767 his children were starving and he was unable to hunt because a moratorium had been declared because it was too dangerous to wander far from the plazas. He said he decided to look for food on el llano, the open plain that is the city of Albuquerque today, where he found an ox which he believed belonged to Indians from the Sandia pueblo. He took the ox with the intention of payng for it later, and slaughtered it at Carnué to feed his family. He discovered later that the ox really belonged to Martin de Apodaca, who had sent his brother to Carnué to find out what happened to it. Bartolo said that he gave Apodaca his cow, which had just given birth, to compensate for the ox which he had taken. When Navarro inventoried the goods of Bartolo in 1768, he found that his family had none. Bartolo was not punished as he had already made restitution and had taken the ox to feed his family. [SANM II Reel 10, Fr. #405-45, Twitchell #636, LDS 0581468]

The Martin de Apodaca of Albuquerque, who owned the ox, was probably Antonio Martin de Apodaca, the 29 year old son of Diego de Apodaca and Juliana Garcia, who married Ynes Candelaria, the 23 year old daughter ofAntonio Francisco Candelaria and Andrea Gutierres on Oct 28, 1766. [DM no. 26, Albuq. p. 45] This Antonio Martin de Apodaca was alive in 1768, and died on February 18, 1789. [LDS 0016645 Albuq. Deaths 1727-1854] (See Candelaria family)

Bartolome Anzures did survive the Apache raid of Carnué in October 1770, and returned to Albuquerque with his family. He died there on April 27, 1772 at 43 years of age (DOB 1729), the "husband of Francisca Moya" [LDS 016645 Alb. Deaths p. 69]. Francisca Moya died seven years later on April 14, 1779 also in Albuquerque. She was described within the death record as the 60 year old (DOB 1719) widow of Bartolo Anzures, with three sons. [LDS 0016645 Albuq. Deaths 1727-1854]

Bartolome Anzures never returned to Carnué, but in 1774 after he had died, his sons Diego Ybon Antonio Anzures and Marcos de Anzures, signed a petition with Antonio Montaño and other residents of Rio Puerco, asking for the renewal of the Carnué land grant which was subsequently denied. [SANM I, NMSRC Reel 1, Fr. 357; and Twitchell #46, LDS Reel 101790, Fr. 1-7]

DESCENDANTS OF BARTOLOME JORGE ANZURES AND FRANCISCA DE LA CRUZ MOYA:

1..... JOSEPH ANZURES b. 1744 [1750 Census, Alb., p. 76]

1..... DIEGO YBON ANTONIO ANZURES bt. as "Ybon Antonio Ansures" on May 23, 1745 [AB p. 16], the son of Bartolome Ansures and Francisca Mora, by godparents Juan Cruz Xaramillo and Isabel de la Cruz Gorge.

Yvo Antonio Anzures, the son of Bartolome Ansures and Francisca Rael, married JUANA MARIA SILBA, widow of Joachin Ayansa, on Oct. 5, 1767. Witnesses were Polonio Ansures, and Florencio Garcia, "all residents of San Miguel de Carnué." [AM NMG XXI:4 p. 92]

Diego Antonio Anzures, 20 year old (DOB 1747) "indio of S. Miguel de Laredo in this jurisdiction", and son of Bartolo Anzures and Francisca Moya, married Juana Silva, a 40 year old (DOB 1727) native of La Villa de Chihuahua residing in S. Miguel de Laredo, widow of Joaquin Aganza, a native of El Paso del Norte who died five years ago, and daughter of Juan Cruz Silva and Gertrudis Silva of Chihuahua, both deceased. Witnesses were Joaquin Jose Pino, notary; Rudecindo Anzures (49), and Isidro Anaya, both of Albuquerque. [DM no. 4, Albuq. Sept 30, 1767 p. 40]

Although in 1767 Juana Maria Silba was stated to have been born in 1727 in La Villa de Chihuahua [DM no. 4, Albuq. Sept 30, 1767 p. 40], she was also stated to have been born in 1757 in Real de Santa Eulalia in the 1790 Albuquerque Census. [1790 Census Plaza no 1, Alb. #35, p. 3]

Juana Maria Silba and her first husband, Joachin Ayansa (or Agansa), had at least the following:

A...... Maria Gertrudes Agansa who married Juan Lus Candelaria, the son of Francisco Candelaria and Maria Antonia Rodrigues, on May 5, 1777 [AM NMG 24:2 p. 30]

Gertrudis Agarsa and Juan Lus (n.s.) had a child, Francisco Antonio Agarsa (Garza) bt. Sept 13, 1779 [AB p. 248] by godparents Lasaro Garcia and Maria Ignacia Baldez.

B...... Domingo Aganza who died on Aug 27, 1777, a 25 year old resident of Albuquerque (DOB 1752), and the son of Juaquin Aganza and Juana Silba. He died at the hands of "the enemies". [LDS 0016645 Albuq. Deaths 1727-1854]

In 1774, Diego Ybon Antonio Anzures and his brother, Marcos de Anzures, signed a petition with Antonio Montano and other residents of Rio Puerco, for the renewal of the Carnué land grant. which was subsequently denied. [SANM I, NMSRC Reel 1, Fr. 357; and Twitchell #46, LDS Reel 101790, Fr. 1-7]

Ybo Ansures, the husband of Juana Silba, died on May 25, 1776 in Albuquerque. [LDS 0016645 Albuq. Deaths 1727- 1854]

Diego Ybon Antonio Anzures and Juana Maria Silba had the following:

2..... JOPEAHE MARIANO ANZURES bt. Aug 17, 1771 [AB p. 16] by godparents Juan Habes (Chabes?) and Maria Rosa Analla.

2..... ANTONIO JOSEPH ANZURES bt. Mar 9, 1773 [AB p. 16] by godparents Calletano Garcia and Maria Dolores Apodaca.

2..... MARIA JOSEPHA ANZURES bt. Oct 19, 1774 [AB p. 17] (parents are noted as coyotes) by godparents Manuel de Carabajal and Lucia Roybal.

2..... MARIA ANTONIA ANZURES. DOB 1770 [DM no. 15, April 19, 1786 Albuq. p. 1862]

Maria Antonia Anzures, the 16 year old (DOB 1770) daughter of Ivon Ansures, deceased, and Juana Silva, married JOSE SANTOS TAFOLLA, 25 year oldespañol (DOB 1761) son of Mariano Gabriel Tafoya, deceased, and Monica Francisca Marques, on April 26, 1786. [AM NMG 24:2 p. 43; and DM no. 15, April 19, 1786 Albuq. p. 1862]

In 1790 the Tafoya/Anzures family was living in Albuquerque:

Jose Santos Tafolla, Mestizo, 25, spinner; m. Ma Anta Anzures, Mestiza, 21; 2 daughters: 2, 1; his mother-in-law, Juana Silva, Mestiza, 33, native of Real de Santa Eulalia, a widow. [1790 Census, Plaza No. 1, Albuq. #35, p. 3]

IN-LAW NOTES: Mariano Gabriel Tafoya and Monica Francisca Marques were married on June 3, 1752 [AM NMG XXI:3 p. 56]. This couple has several descendants who currently live in San Antonio, Tijeras, and Carnuel through their son, Policarpio Tafoya, who married Maria Isabel Garcia, the widow of Eusebio Garcia, on Sept 20, 1797 [DM Sept. 20, 1797 p. 1864]. Policarpio Tafoya is listed below his mother in the 1802 Census of Albuquerque [1802 Census p. 126]

Another son of Mariano Gabriel Tafoya and Monica Francisca Marques' was Juan Francisco Tafoya, of Los Lunas, who married Maria Juliana Dolores, the natural daughter of Isabel (n.s.), a former criada of Domingo Luna. [DM no. 5 Isleta July 13, 1780 p. 1861].

Mariano Gabriel Tafoya and Monica Francisca Marques were also the parents of a child named Chatarina Anselmo Tafoya, Spanish, bt. May 17, 1758 by godparents Joseph Silva and Barbara Silva. [AB p. 576] This Chatarina Anselmo is listed as a son in the baptismal record, but this may be a mistake as a Catarina Tafoya, daughter of Mariano Tafoya and Monica Marques, married Francisco Montoya, Mestizo resident of Atrisco, on June 13, 1772. [AM NMG XXII:2 p. 40]

Another daughter of theirs was Maria Gertrudis Tafoya, who was baptized on Dec 28, 1755 by Joachin Sedillo and Antonia Rivera [AB p. 578], and later married Juan Domingo Apodaca, Mestizo, on June 15, 1771 [AM NMG XXII:2 p. 39]. In this marriage record, the mother of Maria Gertrudis Tafoya is listed as "Micaela Marques".

Maria Antonia Anzures and Jose Santos Tafolla had the following:

3..... MANUEL DE LOS DOLORES TAFOYA bt. Mar. 5, 1787 [AB p. 577] by godparents Vizente Armijo and wife Barbara Chaves.

3.....DAUGHTER TAFOYA, born in 1788 [1790 Census Alb. p. 3]

3.....DAUGHTER TAFOYA, born in 1789 [1790 Census Alb. p. 3]

3..... RAFAEL TAFOYA, b. 1803 [DM no. 16, Sept 14, 1822, Albuq. p. 1866]

Rafael Tafoya, 19 year old son of Jose Santos Tafoya and Maria Antonia Ansures, married CAROLINA (or CATALINA) LUJAN, the 16 year old daughter of Juan Antonio Lujan and Candelaria Lucero on Sept. 25, 1822. [AM NMG XXVI:1 p. 4; and DM no. 16, Sept 14, 1822, Albuq. p. 1866]

Rafael Tafoya and Carolina (or Catalina) Lujan had the following:

4..... MARIA AUGUSTINA TAFOYA bt. Aug 27, 1823 [AB p. 578] by godparents Don Marco Esparsa and Dona Manuela Esparsa; pgp/mgp listed.

4..... Possible son: MIGUEL ANTONIO ANSURES bt. March 30, 1838, [AB p. 17] son of Rafael Ansures and Catalina Lujan, baptized by godparents Antonio Anaya and Guadalupe Anaya; no pgp/mgp listed.

4..... Possible son: AUGUSTIN ANSURIS [see pgp of child Ma Josefa below]

Augustin Ansuris married ANTONIA ABALOS, the daughter of Basilio Abalos and Rosalia Ansuris. [see mgp of child Ma Josefa below]

Augustin Ansuris and Antonia Abalos had the following:

5..... MARIA JOSEFA ANSURIS bt. Nov 4, 1847 [AB p. 17] the daughter of Augustin Ansuris and Antonia Abalos; pgp are Rafael Ansuris and CatarinaLucero; mgp and godparents are Basilio Abalos and Rosalia Ansures of San Antonio. San Antonio is about 6 miles away from present day Carnuel.

1..... JOSEPHA ANZURES, DOB unknown.

Josepha Anzures, daughter of Bartolome Ansures and Francisca Rael, married ANDRES TRUJILLO, the son of unknown parents, on June 3, 1766. [AM NMG XXI:4 p. 92]

Josepha Anzures and Andres Trujillo had the following:

2..... FRANCISCA ANTONIA TRUJILLO bt. Oct 9, 1779 [AB p. 589] by godparents Pablo Antonio Armijo and Josefa Chaves; no pgp/mgp given.

2..... MIGUEL MAURICIO DE JESUS TRUGILLO bt. Sep 29, 1772 [AB p. 595] by godparents Miguel Montoya and Maria Joachina Vigil; no pgp/mgp given.

1..... MARIA ANZURES bt. Mar. 24, 1748 Spanish [AB p. 17] the daughter of Bartolome Ansures and Francisca Moya, by godparents Christobal Escarabaxal and Maria Eduarda Escarabaxal.

1..... POLONIA ANZURES bt. May 18, 1749 Indian [AB p. 17] the daughter of Bartolome Ansurez, an Indian, and Francisca Molla, by godparents Andres Torres and Ysabel Barela.

Polonia Anzures maybe the person described as Polonio Anzures, a resident of San Miguel de Carnué, who was a witness at the marriage of her brother, Diego Ybon Antonio Anzures, to Juana Maria Silva on October 5, 1767 [AM NMG XXI:4 p. 92].

Polonia Anzures was possibly the mother of the following:

2..... JUAN DE JESUS ANZURES, natual son of Polonia Anzures born 1766 [Dreesen; and 1790 Census p. 26]

Juan de Jesus Anzures married MARIA GUADALUPE BACA, both coyotes, on May 9, 1790 in Isleta, the natural daughter of Andrea Baca of Pajarito. [Dreesen; and Isleta Marriages p. 48]

In 1790 the following family lived in Paxarito:

Juan de Jesus Anzures, coyote, 24 (DOB 1766), servant; m. Ma Guade Baca, coyote, 16 (DOB 1774). [1790 Census #463, Town of San Ysidro de Paxarito, p. 26]

Juan de Jesus Anzures and Maria Guadalupe Baca had the following:

3..... MARIA BARBARA ANZURES, DOB unknown

Barbara Anzures, with mother deceased, married SALVADOR CHAVEZ, indio criado by Domingo Chaves (and Manuela Aguirre) [see pgp of Maria de Gracia Chaves in baptismal record below] on May 15, 1820 at Isleta, all of Padillas [Dreesen; IM p. 73]

Maria Barbara Anzures and Salvador Chavez had the following:

4..... MARIA SOLEDAD CHAVEZ, DOB unknown

Maria Soledad Chavez, daughter of Salvador Chaves and Maria Barbara Ansures, both deceased of Pajarito, married JUAN DOMINGO ANALLA, son of Juan Jose Analla, deceased, and Maria Manuela Baca on Aug. 28, 1840. [IM p. 83]

Maria Soledad Chavez and Juan Domingo Analla had:

5..... MARIA DOLORES ANALLA (MARIA PAULA in margin) bt. July 2, 1841 at Los Padillas, [IB p. 200] the daughter of Juan Domingo Analla and Soledad Chaves; pgp were Juan Jose Analla and Juana Lopes; mgp were Salvador de Chaves and Barbara Anzures.

4..... MARIA DE GRACIA CHAVES, bt. May 9, 1830 at Padillas [IB p. 188], the daughter of Salvador Chaves and Maria Barbara Ansures; pgp were Domingo Chaves and Manuela Aguirre; mgp were Juan Anzures and Guadalupe Vaca.

3..... JOSE LUCIANO ANZURES, unknown DOB

Jose Luciano Anzures, the son of Juan Ansures and Maria Guadalupe Baca, deceased, married BICENTA CHAVEZ, the natural daughter of Simona Chaves, all of Los Padillas on Nov 2, 1820 at Isleta [IM p. 74] Padrinos at marriage were his sister Barvara Anzures and her new husband Salvador Chaves (see above).

Jose Luciano Anzures and Bicenta Chavez had the following:

4..... JESUS MARIA ANSUREZ bt. July 17, 1825, son of Jose Ansures and Vicenta Chavez [AB p. 16]

4..... MANUELA ANTONIA DE JESUS ANSURES bt. June 20, 1827, daughter of Luciano Ansures and Vicenta Chaves [AB p. 16]

3..... ANDREA ANZURES, unknown DOB

Andrea Anzures, single daughter of Juan Ansures and Guadalupe Baca, married JULIAN XARAMILLO, the single son of Manuel Xaramillo and Getrudis Lucero, all of Pajarito, on June 18, 1831 at Isleta [IM p. 79]

1..... MARCOS DE ANZURES, born in 1752. [DM no. 18, Sept 14, 1772, Albuquerque, p. 40]

Marcos de Anzures, 20 year old indio, and son of Bartolome de Anzures and Francisca Moya, married ANA (or JUANA) MARIA ANAYA, the 30 year old (DOB 1742) widow in her first marriage to Jose Velasquez, on Sept 14, 1772. [DM no. 18, Albuquerque, p. 40] No parents were listed for Ana Maria Anaya.

Ana (or Juana) Maria Anaya had at least three children with her first husband, Jose Velasquez

A...... Maria Rosa de Jesus Belasques, bt. Feb 18, 1765 [AB p. 604]; Maria Rosa de Jesus Belasques, bt. Feb 18, 1765 [AB p. 604];

B...... Maria Barbara Belasques, bt. Mar 8, 1767 [AB p. 604];

C...... Pabelo Antonio de Jesus Belasques, bt. Jan 20, 1771 [AB p. 604].

Marcos de Anzures and Ana (or Juana) Maria Anaya had the following:

2..... JUANA MARIA DE JESUS ANZURES bt. Dec 10, 1774 [AB p. 16] by godparents Mathias de Anaya and Maria Antonia Candelaria, his cousin.

2..... JUANA ALBINA DE LOS DOLORES ANZURES mestiza bt. Apr 2, 1784 [AB p. 16] (parents described as mestizos) by godparents Leonardo Baca and daughter Maria Soledad Baca.

2..... JOAQUIN ANZURES, legitimate son of Marcos Anzures and Juana Maria Anaya, residents of this town, died Nov 10, 1782 in Albuquerque. [LDS 0016645 Albuq. Deaths 1727-1854]

1..... JOSEPH JULIAN ANZURES bt. Apr 18, 1756 [AB p. 16] the son of Bartolo Ansures and Francisca Moya, by godparents Ramon Xaramillo and Anzeta Gallegos.

1..... MARIA DE LOS DOLORES ANZURES bt. June 28, 1760 [AB p. 17] the daughter of Bartolome Anzures and Maria de la Cruz, by godparents Mariano Aragon and Marcarita Galleo. [sic]

1..... MARIA ANTONIA ANZURES bt. Jun 13, 1763 [AB p. 17] the daughter of Bartholo Ansures and Francisca Moia, by godparents Laureano Lopez and Juana Gertrudes de Ulibarri.

Juana Gertrudes de Ulibarri was the daughter of another Apache petitioner, Juan Crisostomo de Ulibarri and Rosalia Duran de Armijo. (See Ulibarri family) Juana Gertrudes de Ulibarri was baptized by a couple namedAntonio George and Juana Anzures on Nov 20, 1735. [AB p. 596]

Maria Antonia Anzures may possibly be the natural mother of the following:

2..... JUAN RAFAEL ANZURES bt. August 2, 1801 [AB p. 16], the son of Maria Antonia Anzures, coyote, and baptized by godparents Mariano Montoya and Ana Maria Garcia. no pgp/mgp given.

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POSSIBLE BACKGROUND OF BARTOLOME JORGE ANZURES

Bartolome Jorge Anzures was described as an Apache Indian when he married Francisca Moya, and as a genizaro during the 1768 theft investigations at Carnué. His wife was described as both Indian and coyote in different records. Three of their children were referred to as indios, and only one of them was described as Spanish. It is more likely than not that he was in fact an Apache Indian of unknown parentage, but the surnames he used, Jorge and Anzures, may have provided clues about the family he was raised with.

There was a couple bearing these surnames that lived in Albuquerque at the same time he did. This couple was Antonio Jorge (or Varela) and Juana de la Cruz Anzures, and a series of coincidences appear to associate him with this family, although there is no direct evidence of a connection. These coincidences are as follows:

  1. Bartolome Jorge Anzures bears the same first name as the father of Juana de la Cruz Anzures.
  2. Bartolome Jorge Anzures and Juana de la Cruz Anzures were both described in some records as Indians.
  3. Bartolome Jorge Anzures' wife, Francisca, and Juana Anzures both used the name de la Cruz.
  4. Bartolome Jorge Anzures had a son named Diego Ybon Antonio Anzures, who is referred to as Ybo or Ybon, and there was a five year old child named Ybo living with Antonio Jorge and Juana de la Cruz Anzures in 1750 along with their grandchildren.
  5. Diego Ybon Antonio Anzures was baptized by an Isabel de la Cruz Gorge. Antonio Jorge and Juana de la Cruz Anzures had a granddaughter named Ysabel living with them in 1750. Although, judging from her age in the 1750 Census, she would have been a 12 years old godmother at the time of the baptism.
  6. A witness at Diego Ybon Antonio Anzures' marriage was a Rudecindo Anzures, 49 years of age. He was probably the Luis Rudecindo Muniz who in 1750 was living next door to Teresa Anzures, Juana's sister, and the widow of Agustin Muniz.
  7. Two other Carnué families had connections to Antonio Jorge and Juana de la Cruz Anzures:

A. In 1735 Antonio Jorge and Juana Anzures baptized Juana Gertrudes de Ulibarri, the daughter of Carnué settler Juan Crisostomo de Ulibarri and Rosalia Duran de Armijo. [AB p. 17] Juana Gertrudes de Ulibarri then baptized Maria Antonia Anzures, the daughter of Bartolome Jorge Anzures in 1763. Juana Gertrudes de Ulibarri is the wife of a man named Jose Laureano Lopez who may be the grandson of Antonio Jorge and Juana de la Cruz Anzures who was living with them in 1750 and the son of their daughter, Ana Jorge (or Barela) and Andres Lopez.

B. In 1750 Antonio Jorge and Juana Anzures were living next door to another Carnué settler, Fulgencio Saavedra, then age 10, and his parents Antonio Guillermo Saavedra and Rosa Lopes. [1750 Census Albuq. #71, p. 78]

Contrary evidence of a connection, however, is found within the 1750 Census in Albuquerque: Bartolome Jorge Anzures lives in household #36, while Antonio Jorge and Juana de la Cruz Anzures live in an unnumbered household between #71 (Antonio Guillermo Saavedra and Rosa Lopes) and #72 (Anna Sedillo, widow of Nicolas Duran). [1750 Census p. 87] If Bartolome was raised by the Jorge/Anzures family or one of their relatives, why did he live so far from them? Although there is only suggestive evidence of a connection between Bartolome Jorge Anzures and this family, some fragments of information about them will be presented below. Hopefully, further research into this family will clarify the relationship.

ANTONIO JORGE (or VARELA) and JUANA DE LA CRUZ ANZURES

Juana de la Cruz was the 15 to 16 year old daughter (b. 1688 or 1689) of Bartolome Ansures and Maria de la Cruz, and both her parents were deceased when she petitioned to marry Antonio Varela, (no other data) on Sept 14, 1704. Witnesses were Jose de Quintana, Antonio Lucero, Jose Lopez (60 or 70), and Cristobal Varela. [DM no. 8, Bernalillo, Sept 14, 1704 p. 2056.] Marriage records found in Bernalillo confirm that on October 1, 1704, a Antonio Varela married Juana de la Cruz (n.s.) with witnesses Antonio Lucero and Luisa Varela present. [Padilla y Baca, Libro de Bautismos, Casamientos y Entierros - Bernalillo, p. 6]

Fr. Angelico Chavez stated in Origins of New Mexico Families that this couple were called Antonio Jorge and Juana Ansures when their two children, Ana and Casilda, were baptized on August 2, 1705, and February 17, 1707 [1992, Chavez, ONMF, p. 305, citing B-13, Bernalillo, B. Sec.] They were later called Antonio Varela and Juana Ansures when their daughter Bernarda was baptized on November 1, 1708, and finally the same couple were called Antonio Caravajal and Juana Maese at the baptism of Sebastian on February 2, 1711. [1992, Chavez, ONMF p. 305, citing B-2, Albuq.]

This latter child, Sebastian Caravajal, however, may be a mistake. This must be Sebastiana Carabajal mestiza bt. Feb 2, 1711, the daughter of Antonio Carabajal and Juana Maese, by godparents Juan de la Candelaria and Bernardina Urtado. [AB p. 117] Sebastiana's parents are probably not Antonio Jorge (or Varela) and Juana de la Cruz Anzures, but more likely the Antonio Caravajal, native of New Mexico living in Bernalillo, and the son of Lorenzo Caravajal and Sebastiana Fresqui, natives of New Mexico and indios vestidos, who married Juana Maese, 18, criolla of New Mexico, mestiza of unknown parentage on July 25, 1705 [DM no. 21, Santa Fe p. 286]

In 1750 the Jorge/Anzures family was living in Albuquerque:

Antonio Georgio, Spanish, 80 (DOB 1670), wife Juana de Ansures, Indian, 71 (DOB 1679); and three grandchildren: Ysabel, 17 (DOB 1733), single with a daughter of 3 months; Vicente, 14 (DOB 1736); Lauriano, 13 (DOB 1737); Ybo, 5 (DOB 1745); Maria, orphan of 3 months; Maria, Indian, 30; Teresa, Indian, 6. [1750 Census, Albuquerque, an unnumbered household which should follow #71, p. 87]

Antonio Jorge (or Varela) and Juana Anzures had the following children:

1..... Ana Jorge bt. Aug 2, 1705, legitimate daughter of Antonio Jorge and Juana Anzures, by godparents Luis? Garcia and Josepha Gaviela? [LDS 0016725 Bernalillo Baptisms, Marriages, and Deaths 1700-1712]

Did Ana Jorge (or Barela) marry Andres Lopez and have the following children:

2.....Juana Barbara Lopez bt. Dec 9, 1734 [AB p. 352] daughter of Ana Gorje and Andres Lopez, by godparents Xtobal Garzia and Petrona Garzia.

2..... Gregorio Ygnacio Lopez bt. Feb 5, 1729 [AB p. 345] son of Ana Barela and Andres Lopez, by godparents Gregorio Xaramillo and Francisca de Salas?

2..... Nicolas Antonio Lopez bt. April 1730 [AB p. 361] Mulato, son of Ana Barela and Andres Lopez, by godparents Francisco Antonio Gonzalez and Bernardina Hurtado.

2..... Possible Son? Lauriano Lopez? b. 1737 [1750 Census Albuq. p. 87]

Is this grandson of Antonio Georgio and Juana de Ansures the same as the Jose Laureano Lopez who married Juana Gertrudes Ulibarri, the daughter of Carnué petitioner Juan Crisostomo de Ulibarri and Rosalia Duran de Armijo on April 1753? [AM NMG XXI:3 p. 56] (See Ulibarri family for their children.)

1 Casilda Jorge bt. Feb 17, 1707, the daughter of Antonio Jorge and Joana de Anzures, by godparents Captain Martin Hurtado and Bernardina Hurtado. [AB p. 341]

Casilda Jorge may have been godmother to the following children of unknown parents:

Anastasio Jorge, Indian, baptized Nov. 27, 1735 [AB p. 341] and

Antonia Jorge, mulata, baptized July 13, 1745 [AB p. 341].

Cazilda Jorge and Antonio Jorge were godparents to the following child:

Eulalia Aragon, the daughter of Diego de Aragon and Josepha de la Candelaria on Feb 15, 1734 [AB p. 36]

Casilda Jorge and Vicente Antonio (n.s.) were godparents to the following child:

Vicente Antonio Lopez bt. Feb 8, 1745 Mulato [AB p. 362] son of Diego Lopez and Juana de la Candelaria.

1 Bernarda Varela, Spanish bt. Nov 1, 1708, the daughter of Antonio Varela and Juana Anzures, by godparents Diego de Padilla and Cathalina Gutierres. [AB p. 75]

Grandchild of Antonio Jorge and Juana Anzures:

The Vicente Jorge listed as the grandson of Antonio Georgio and Juana de Anzures in the 1750 Census above may be the Vicente Jorge who, with Juana Anzures, baptized Hylaria Jorge, an Indian of unknown parents, on Feb. 19, 1745. [AB p. 341] Presumably Vicente Jorge was the son of one of the daughters of Antonio Jorge and Juana Anzures listed above.

Possible Godchild of Antonio Jorge and Juana Anzures:

Juan Diego Jorgue bt. Nov 20, 1730, the son of Miguel (n.s.) and Ygnes (n.s.), by godparents Antonio Jorgue and Juana Maria (n.s.) [IB p. 92]

ANTONIO JORGE OR VARELA

The parents of Antonio Jorge or Antonio Varela, as he used both surnames, are unknown. It is known, however, that he is not the following two men:

A.....The Antonio Jorge who was the son of Captain Antonio Jorge de Vera and Gertrudis Baca was not the above man. This Antonio Jorge petitioned unsuccessfully to marry Josefa Garcia de Noriega in February 1683 [DM no. 3, El Paso del Norte, p. 891], and eventually married Catarina de Espinola in December 1694. [DM no. 28, Santa Fe, p. 892] He died shortly after thereafter because Catarina de Espinola remarried Francisco Lucero de Godoy in August 1695. [DM no. 6, Santa Fe, p. 965]

B......The Antonio Varela who was the son of Cristobal Varela de Losada and Clemencia de Ortega also was not the above man. This Antonio Varela was baptized on June 12, 1704 by godparents Phelipe Gutierrez and Isabel de Salazar, and therefore too young to have been the above man. [Padilla y Baca, Libro de Bautismos, Casamientos y Entierros - Bernalillo, p. 3]

PARENTS AND SISTER OF JUANA DE LA CRUZ ANZURES

Juana de la Cruz Anzures was the daughter of Bartolome de Anzures and Maria de la Cruz as stated in her marriage record above. In 1708, Teresa Anzures, the daughter of "Old Anzures the Teamster" and Catarina (n. s.), both deceased, married Agustin Baca (or Muniz), Apache Indian. Agustin Baca Muniz had been raised in Bernalillo and was a widower at the time of his marriage investigation. He wrote his own petition. [DM no. 13, Albuquerque, p. 156; see also 1999, Esquibel and Colligan, p. 104 ]

Bartolome de Anzures may have married a woman named Maria Catarina de la Cruz, or possibly two different women who were the mothers of Juana and Teresa. In 1694 he married a young woman named Ines Martin de Arratia. [See records below]

On Feb 12, 1694, Bartolome de Anzures, a 60 year old native of Puebla, served as a witness in a spousal abuse investigation between Francisco del Rio and Luisa Lucero de Godoy. [DM no. 1, Santa Fe, p. 1558]

In Oct 1694, Bartolome de Anzures, a 60 year old who knew the groom for 12 years, served as a witness at the marriage of Cristobal Varela de Losada and Rosa Isabel Marquez. [DM no. 34a, El Paso del Norte, p. 2055]

On March 17, 1695, Bartolome de Ansures, (60 plus) sought to annul his marriage of two years with Ines Martin. [DM no. 7, Santa Fe, p. 40]

In June 1696, Bartolome de Ansures, a 62 year old native of Los Angeles, served as a witness to the marriage of Nicolas Hernandez to Petrona Gomez. [DM no. 1, Santa Fe, p. 819]

In the May 1, 1697 cattle distribution census, Bartolome Ansures and Ines Martin (or Inez de Arratia) are listed along with his two daughters, Juana and Theresa. [1999 Esquibel, Jose Antonio and John B. Colligan, Spanish Recolonization of New Mexico, p. 104; and Miera, Ronaldo, Diego de Vargas Distribution of Livestock and Supplies Santa Fe May 1, 1697 Herencia 7:2 April 1999]

Bartolome de Anzures had died by September 1704 when his daughter Juana de la Cruz Anzures was married. [DM no. 8, Bernalillo, Sept 14, 1704 p. 2056.] His daughters lived very near each other in Albuquerque in 1750.

In household #74 of the 1750 census in Albuquerque were the following family:

Theresa de Anzures, coyota, 60 (DOB 1690), widow of Agustin Munis, and three children: Gertrudis, 30, single, with four children: Barbara, 8; Anta 6; Juan Leon 12; Margarita 5; Felis 13; Maria Eugenia 19.[1750 Census #75, p. 79]

Teresa Anzures and Agustin Munis had the following:

1..... Juan Bartolo Munis bt. Aug 20, 1712, son of Teresa de Jesus (n.s.) and Agustin Munis, by godparents Lorenso Carabajal and Juana Carabaja. [Padilla y Baca, Libro de Bautismos, Casamientos y Entierros - Bernalillo, p. 5]

1..... Gertrudis Munis b. 1720 [1750 Census #75 p. 79]

Gertrudis Muniz had the following natural children:

2..... Juan Leon Muniz b. 1738 [1750 Census #75 p. 79]

2..... Barbara Muniz b. 1742 [1750 Census #75 p. 79]

2..... Antonia Muniz b. 1744 [1750 Census #75 p. 79]

2..... Margarita Muniz b. 1745 [1750 Census #75 p. 79]

1 Possible Son: Luis Rudesindo Muniz b. 1720 [living next door to Teresa Anzures in 1750 Census, #75, p. 79]

Rudecindo Munoz, Lobo, married Antonia Garcia, mulato, and both single, on September 15, 1738 with no witnesses named. [AM NMG XXI:3 p. 53]

In household #75 of the same 1750 census above were the following:

Rudesindo Munis, Lobo, 30, and wife Antonia Garcia, Chinese, 40; and two children: Maria 7, and Juana 5. [1750 Census #75 p. 79]

Luis Rudecindo Munis was a 60 yr old witness on Aug 17, 1772 at the marriage of Jose Salvador Saavedra, (brother of Carnué settler Fulgencio Saavedra), and Maria Luz Sedillo [DM no. 22, Albuq. p. 1651] (See Saavedra family)

Luis Rudesindo Muniz and Antonia Garcia had the following:

2..... Maria Munis, the daughter of Rudesindo Munis and Antonia Garcia, married Ascencio Candelaria, the son of Marcos Candelaria and Antonia Marques on April 3, 1765 with witnesses Francisco Garcia and Rosa Griego present. [AM NMG XXI:4 p. 91]

The family of Ascencio Candelaria and Maria Munis were living in San Andres de los Padillas in 1790. [1790 Census #494] [Further records for this family can be found at AB p. 100; IM p. 37, 55, 59, 73, and 80; and IB p. 189]

2..... Maria Encarnacion Munis, daughter of Luis Rudecindo Muniz and Antonia Garcia, married Manuel Martin, 30, son of Juan Martin and Ines Candelaria on June 9, 1772. [DM no. 29, Albuq. p. 1108; and AM Aug 3, 1771????]

1..... Maria Eugenia Muniz b. 1731 [1750 Census #75 p. 79]

1..... Felis Muniz b. 1737 [1750 Census #75 p. 79]

Feliz Muniz, son of Agustin Munis and Theresa Anzures, married Maria Agueda (n.s.), Indian servant, on Sept 2, 1773. Witnesses were Alfonso Garcia and Marcos Candelaria. [AM NMG XXII:3 p. 61]

POSSIBLE COUSINS OF JUANA DE LA CRUZ ANZURES

Fr. Angelico Chavez stated that Bartolome de Anzures was a native of Puebla and therefore probably the uncle of Gabriel de Ansures. [1992, Chavez, ONMF p. 162]

Gabriel de Ansures, the son of Gabriel de Ansures, was born about 1655 in Puebla, New Spain. He was married to Maria de Cardenas,Maria de la Candelaria de Cipres in 1683, and finally Felipa de Villavicencio Perez Lechuga de Altamirano in 1687. He had a son, Jose Ansures, by one of the earlier wives, and later another son named Jose, and two daughters, one named Antonia, and another, Maria de Anzures, who married Jose de Atienza. Felipa was born in Mexico City around 1672 to Domingo Perez Lechuga and Margarita de Villavicencio. Gabriel de Ansures died by 1709, when Felipa married Antonio Martin. [1999 Esquibel, Jose Antonio and John B. Colligan, Spanish Recolonization of New Mexico, p. 100-105; and Royal Crown Restored p. 331 n. 79, citing: ONMF, p. 126; DM 1709 p. 24; NMFA 62:326 SRNM Banns, 1653-93, Asuncion Sagrario, Mexico City, LDS:0035255; Marriages, 1672-88 Asuncion Sagrario, Mexico City, LDS:0035269]

On or before July 1693 Gabriel Anzures was named within the Fray Francisco Farfan List of New Mexico Colonists from Mexico City:

Gabriel Anzures, cartwright; his wife, dona Felipa Lechuga de Altamirano; with four children:

Jose, sculptor, 19 yrs old; Jose, cartwright, 18; Maria, 9; Antonia, 1 1/2; and a sister, Ana Lechuga. [Royal Crown Restored, p. 248-249]

In the Sept 1-3, 1693 Gabriel de Anzures was named among the colonists from Mexico City who received financial assistance:

Gabriel de Anzures, son of the same, native of Puebla, 38 years old, sound body, aquiline face, large slightly sunken eyes.

Dona Felipa de Villavicencio Perez Lechuga, wife of the aforesaid, daughter of Domingo, native of Mexico City, 21 years old, sound body, round face, large eyes, a broad forehead, and a small nose.

Jose de Anzures, son of the aforesaid by his second marriage, 19 years old, native of the city of Oaxaca, round face, dark skin, beetle-browed, and a narrow forehead.

Maria de Anzures, daughter of the aforesaid, native of Mexico City, 9 years old, pockmarked from smallpox, large eyes, and a broad forehead.

On 1 September 1693, this family received from the hand of the lord treasurer, don Jose de Urrutia, 320 pesos, which the superior government orders them to be given as financial assistance in order to supply themselves with what is necessary for the trip. [Kessel, John, ed. To The Royal Crown Restored, p. 277]

In another list of families recruited at Mexico City in 1693, Gabriel de Ansures is listed with only two children:

Gabriel de Ansures and Felipa de Villavicencio and two children [Esquibel, Jose Antonio, "Memoria de Los Familias que Vinieron al Nuevo Mexico" Nuestras Raices GSHA Journal 5:3 p. 90 Fall 1993]

On Nov 16, 1693, at the Juan Bautista Anzaldo de Peralta Inspection in La Laguna, Zacatecas:

3 persons — Gabriel de Anzures with his wife and his daughter. [Kessel, John, ed. To The Royal Crown Restored, p. 312]

In January 1694 among the list of families going to New Mexico which was dated Sept 4, 1693, but actually prepared in January 1694:

Cartwright and miller, Gabriel de Anzures, his wife, and one daughter — 3 persons. [Kessel, John, ed. To The Royal Crown Restored, p. 293]

In the 1697 cattle distribution at Santa Fe the following are listed:

Gabriel de Anzures, Dona Felipa; Maria. [Miera, Ronaldo, Diego de Vargas Distribution of Livestock and Supplies Santa Fe May 1, 1697 Herencia 7:2 April 1999]

Within the 1707 Census of the Parish of Santa Cruz de Los Espanoles, New Mexico, household #30:

Graviel de Anzures, married with Phelipa. Has 3 persons. [Dreesen, Donald transcriber, "1707 Census of the Parish of Santa Cruz de Los Espanoles" NMG XXVIII:1 p. 21]

In December 1709, Felipa de Villavicencio, 36 year old widow of Gabriel de Anzures, and the daughter of Domingo de Villavicencio and Margarita Lechuga, crillos of Mexico City, married Antonio Martin, 30, widowed of Ana Maria Gomes, and son of Pedro Martin and Juana de Arguello, natives of New Mexico. [DM no. 24 Santa Cruz, p. 1098]

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