- Born: 1664, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 252
- Died: Otc 1689, Nueva España at age 25 252
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 252
Ignacio Baca was twenty-four years old in 1681 when he signed up as a captain, married, with four small children and twenty servants; he was tall and slim, with an aquiline face, fair complexion, wavy red hair, no beard. By 1684 he was a Sargento Mayor at the Presidio of Guadalupe del Paso. As Assistant Alcalde of the Real de San Lorenzo he arrested Silvestre Pacheco for killing José Baca in 1687, but by October, 1689, he had died. His family was an ill-fated one. His widow, Juana de Anaya Almazán, returned to New Mexico in 1693 with her two sons, Alonso and Andrés, and five daughters. When the Indians rebelled again in 1696, she was killed at San Ildefonso with Fathers Corvera and Moreno. With her died Alonso, while Andrés was massacred at Nambé, thus ending the male line of this family. Two daughters were also killed, Leonor, married to Pedro Sánchez, with a daughter and son of her own, and Rosa, who was still single. Of the three surviving girls, María had married Tomás Gutiérrez; Gerónima and Margarita, probably living with relatives since childhood, later married Francisco Rodríguez Calero and Diego Lucero de Godoy, respectively.
~ Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, pp. 10-11, Kindle Locations 744-751