GARCIA, FRANCISCO

Genizaro

b. about 1720,

m. Feb 11, 1745 and Nov 15, 1765

d. Mar 20, 1771

Francisco Garcia, a genizaro, was born before 1728 [SANM II 1767-1779 Reel 10, Frames #405-445, Twitchell #636, LDS microfilm reel number 0581468], and probably in 1720. [1750 Census Albuq. p. 76, #34] He was not listed as a petitioner in the San Miguel de Laredo Carnué land grant of 1763 [NMLG Records, SG Case 150, NMSRC Reel 27], however his presence in Carnué is known through documents concerning two cattle thefts that occurred in the Spring of 1767.

During the investigation into those thefts, which took place the following year in 1768, a coyote neighbor of Francisco's named Pedro Crisostomo Ulibarri testified that Francisco and another genizaro named Gregorio Montoya had first stolen 4 cows, then later 8 cows, and slaughtered some of them in Carnué. The remainder they had sold or given away to other residents of Carnue.

Francisco Garcia and Gregorio Montoya denied their involvment in their first declaration, but after several eye-witnesses more or less corroborated Crisostomo's testimony they confessed that they had been ordered by theTeniente of Carnué, Cristobal Jaramillo, Juan Jaramillo, and Josef Miguel de Molina, to steal some cattle from the Zia pueblo. The Jaramillos and Molina protested Crisostomo's statement as false, but admitted to receiving some of the stolen goods. Bernardino Moya had lent a horse for the expedition and found himself in jail along with Garcia and Montoya in 1768. In the end Francisco Garcia and Gregorio Montoya were sentenced to hard labor until they had made restitution to the Zia pueblo. No punishment was ordered for Moya, nor the Jaramillos or Molinas. [SANM II 1767-1779 Reel 10, Frames #405-445, Twitchell #636, LDS microfilm reel number 0581468]

Francisco Garcia and JUANA MARIA TRUGILLO, both Indian and single, were married on Feb. 11, 1745 [AM NMG XXI:3 p. 55] Witnesses were Alonso Garcia and Maria Lopez.

Juana Maria Trugillo was born in 1720. [1750 Census Albuq. p. 76].

Juana Maria Trugillo, india, 40 years old, wife of Francisco Garcia and resident of Albuquerque, died on Jan 8, 1765. [LDS 016645]

Page 76, household #34, of the 1750 Census in Albuquerque contains the following information:

Franco Garcia, Indian, 30 years (DOB 1720); wife, Juana Maria (n.s.), Indian, 30 years old (DOB 1720); two children: Esmeregilda 5 years, and Romauldo 1 year old.

Francisco Garcia, the widower of Juana Maria Trugio, married PAUBLA GARCIA, mestiza, on Nov. 15, 1765 [AM NMG XXI:4 p. 91] Witnesses were Lasaro Garcia Jurado and Barbara Garcia Jurado.

Paubla Garcia died on March 15, 1768 in Albuquerque at the age of 28 years, on the road going to Carnué. [LDS 016645]

Francisco Garcia, widower of 49 years, died on March 20, 1771 [LDS 016645 Albuq. Deaths 1727-1854]

FRANCISCO GARCIA and WIFE 1: JUANA MARIA TRUJILLO (or ABEITA) had the following children:

1..... ROMUALDO GARCIA "Indian" bt. Feb 11, 1750 [AB p. 246] by godparents Tadeo Garcia and Luisa Gorule.

1..... ESMEREGILDO GARCIA b. about 1745 and female according to 1750 Census p. 76. However "MEREJILDO GARCIA" was baptized on March 30, 1747, the son of Francisco Garcia and Juana Maria Abeita. [AB p. 242] The child's godparent was Father Andrez Zeballos.


FRANCISCO GARCIA and WIFE 2: PAUBLA GARCIA had the following children:

1..... JUAN JOSEPH DE JESUS GARCIA bt. Mar. 19, 1766 [AB p. 210] by godparents Juan Antonio Jaramillo and Marta Garsia. This Juan Antonio Jaramillo is probably the Carnue petitioner who was married to Maria Josefa Garcia (or Prima or Varela) (See Jaramillo family)


Possibly related to Francisco Garcia were: Florencio Garcia, whose name was added to the 1763 petition; or Manuel Garcia, who signed the petition to abandon Carnué in 1771. [NMLG Records, SG Case 150, NMSRC Reel 27]

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