Categories: New Mexico First Families.
Cristobal was one of the Captains who came to reinforce the Don Juan de Onate Colony in San Gabriel. In Captain Gaspar de Villagra's List, the procurator general of the reinforcements, we find Cristobal Vaca, legitimate son of Juan de Vaca, native of the city of Mexico, of good stature and features, swarthy, 33 years old, armed like the rest with coat of mail, cuisse, iron beaver, a jineta saddle, and his horse protected by hides of bull, cow, or calf. He also took the oath to serve his majesty in the provinces of New Mexico. Also we find Doña Ana Ortiz, daughter of don Francisco Pacheco, wife of Cristobal Vaca, native of Nueva Espana. She brought three daughters and a son: Juana de Zamora, Isabel, Maria de Villarubia, and Antonio. She is taking a woman servant named Anna Verdugo, native of Mexico, unmarried. Cristobal and his family were among the few who remained at San Gabriel and loyal to Onate, when the rest of the colonists deserted..
Birth: February 17, 1567 Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Marriage: Ana Maria Pacheco y Ortiz ~1582 Mexico City, New Spain Death: 1620 San Mateo, Valencia, New Mexico, United States Parents: Juan De Vaca 1537 - 1570 Juana Zamora 1544 - 1570 Wife: Ana Maria Ortiz Pacheco 1563 - 1620 Siblings:
LDS FamilySearch.org, "México, Distrito Federal, registros parroquiales y diocesanos, 1514-1970," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-65BF-2D?cc=1615259&wc=3PX8-168%3A122580201%2C125502002 : 20 May 2014), Asunción Sagrario Metropolitano (Centro) > image 61 of 716; parroquias Católicas, Distrito Federal (Catholic Church parishes, Distrito Federal).
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