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By Esther Jordan Lopez - Posted on 18 November 2009

Hi, Eduardo, I apologize for not checking sources. I tend to get lazy sometimes.

Will you help me with a question about Portezuelo, Jalisco? I can only find civil registry through FHC. Are there are sources you might know of that cover Portezuelo? I know La Barca has some records from Portezuelo but I haven't seen a whole lot. Do I need to actually visit Portezuelo to do my research. Any ideas? Thank you, I appreciate any information you may give me.

--Esther Jordan Lopez

Does anyone have a copy of the actual christening record for Miguel Gregorio
Antonio Ignacio Hidalgo y Costilla? I have been searching for his christening
record but have come up empty handed. I am aware of the transcript of about
1829 that is found online but I would like to look at the copy of the original,
or if possible eventually the original. Does anyone have a copy or know where I
can find one? Unfortunately the Genealogical Society of Utah did not film the
dates of his christening.

The Cabeza de Vaca were a prominant family in Zamora, Michoacan as early as the beginning of
the XVII century. By birth they were and are today hijosdalgo. A family lore that I was told was
the King of Castilla, I believe it was it was one of the Alfonsos in the XIII century were traveling on a path.
So to not get lost the king commanded the man to kill the cow and remove the head and set it on the path.
During the reconquista the family became hijosdalgos and took on the name Cabeza de Vaca. Similar stories like those
of the Vargas Machuca family.

Daniel Méndez Camino

Hello Daniel,

The surname was granted to Martín Alhaja, a shephard, who aided the
Castilian King Alfonso VIII during the Battle of Las Navas de Tolosa in 1212
A.D. Alhaja, who knew the area, placed a cow skull on the road that led to
the battlefield, an unguarded pass in the Sierra Moreno. The Spanish
Christian King surprised the Moorish army and defeated them. This was the
first significant victory for the Christian Spanish during their reconquest
of Spain. He was awarded a coat-of-arms that included a cow skulls in its
design.

Armando

2011/7/6 Daniel Méndez de Torres y Camino

>
> The Cabeza de Vaca were a prominant family in Zamora, Michoacan as early as
> the beginning of
> the XVII century. By birth they were and are today hijosdalgo. A family
> lore that I was told was
> the King of Castilla, I believe it was it was one of the Alfonsos in the
> XIII century were traveling on a path.
> So to not get lost the king commanded the man to kill the cow and remove
> the head and set it on the path.
> During the reconquista the family became hijosdalgos and took on the name
> Cabeza de Vaca. Similar stories like those
> of the Vargas Machuca family.
>
>
>
> Daniel Méndez Camino
>

Rafael, I don't have photos scanned I can share with you at this time but
hope to have my scanner working soon and I can share a picture or two of my
great grandmother. And if you have your ggrandmother's scanned picture will
you email it to me?

I guess I had better start working more on that line. I do remember my
grandmother, Librada Vaca de Gutierrez, used to go to Michoacan often.
There were family members living there. I was just 5 years old at the time
so I don't remember all the stuff I used to hear from her. So Daniel, you
may have just found our ancestor.
-Esther

On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 9:53 PM, Rafael Meraz wrote:

> Yes, we are distant cousins. Have you found Francisco Cabesa de Baca and
> Lugarda Cuevas marriage ?
> I have looked for it in the date given but could not find it. I have a
> photo of my 2nd Great grandmother Maria Vaca Verduzco.
> Rafael Meraz
>
> From: Esther Jordan
> To: research@nuestrosranchos.com
> Sent: Tuesday, July 5, 2011 8:58 PM
> Subject: Re: [Nuestros Ranchos] I have found a connection !!
>
> Rafael, Francisco Cabesa de Baca and Lugarda Cuevas are my direct
> descendants; I do need to get confirmation for Rosendo Vaca who married my
> gggrandmother, Anastacia Velasquez. All I have is that he was killed
> before
> my ggrandmother Maria Guadalupe Vaca Velasquez was born. I have an
> original
> birth certificate for my ggrandmother and it has all these names that
> connect them.
> Does that mean we are cousins?
> -Esther Jordan Lopez
>
> On Tue, Jul 5, 2011 at 8:02 PM, wrote:
>
> > While researching my Vaca line I have found that I too am a descendant of
> > Francisco Cabesa de Baca and Lugarda Cuevas. I am a descendant of theirs
> > through their son Miguel Vaca who married Dolores Ochoa in Ixtlan in
> 1822.
> > Rafael Meraz
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