Manuel Baca Captain
- Born: 1659, Santa Fé, Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España
- Marriage: María Hurtado de Salazar about 1678
- Died: 1727, Bernalillo, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España at age 68
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 252
Manuel had was described in 1681 as 25 years of age, married with a good, thich-set build, a ruddy face, thick beard and wavy hair. He was a soldier with Ignacio Baca at El Paso in 1684, under the command of Captain Roque Madrid. He and his family returned to New Mexico in 1693.
~ Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, p. 10
Diego de Vargas Distribution of Livestock and Supplies Santa Fe, 1 May 1697 "Manuel Baca, Maria; Antonio, Gregorio, Diego, Manuel, Juan, Josefa, Bernarda; 13.5 varas of Lana, 11.25 of bayeta, 29 mantas, 18 sheep, 7 goats, 2 cows, 2 bulls."
1684 El Paso Census The Pueblo of Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe del Paso "The family of Manuel Baca consists of 4 persons. They are extrememly. extremely, poor, without anything. Named the town of Bernallilo, New Mexico. He purchased the property of Fernando Chavez.
Manuel Baca returned to Santa Fé in 1693 with his wife, María de Salazar Hurtado. Soon, he established himself at Bernallilo on lands that had belonged to his father Cristóbal Baca. In 1699, he gave his age as 40. He had a daughter there born in 1702. He lead Pueblo Indians from the Queres group for the Moqui Campaign as well as the Alburquerque contingent. The Pueblo Indians from Cochití, Santa Domingo, and San Felipe complained many times that he and his sons were mistreated them, so he was denied the Alcadía of Cochití in 1718 and sentenced to go on the next two forays against infidel Indians. Both he and his wife were dead by 1727.
His sons were: Antonio, Juan Antonio, Diego Manuel and Cristóbal. His daughters were: María Magdalena, who married José Vásquez de Lara in 1694; Juana and Josefa, who though unmarried, have pominent descendants; and a second María Magdalena, born on June 5, 1702, who married Diego Antonio Montoya, and then Juan Márquez in 1735, by whom she was murdered in 1740.
~ Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, p. 141
• Census: Diego de Vargas, Jan 1693-Dec 1992, San Lorenzo del Paso, Nuevo Méjico, Nuevo España. 287
Manuel Baca, married to María de Salazar, with three sons and three daughters named Antonio, nine; Diego, one; Gregorio Baca, three; María thirteen; Josefa, seven; Bernardina, five. He states that he is ready and equipped to carry out his majesty's order, being given the aid necessary to enter and settle the kingdom of New México.
Royal Crown Restored, p. 53
• Dates & Events. 269
From the Spanish Archives, Volume II, p. 186:
Manuel Baca, Alcalde Mayor del Pueblo de Cochití, 13-12 May 1718, Writs, proceeding, etc. relative to the natives of that pueblo issued by him.
(a) Bando published in the jurisdiction of Pecos, Villa de Alburquerque, etc.
Manuel married María Hurtado de Salazar, daughter of Andrés Hurtado Captain and Zia Woman, about 1678. (María Hurtado de Salazar was born about 1662 in Zia Pueblo, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 287 and died in 1727 in Bernalillo, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 287.)