New Member Harry Crittenden Mercado
I am in northern California and hope to become active in the local Nuestros group.
I descend from a Miguel Mercado and his wife Maria Gertrudis Garcia. Their son, Jose Santiago Mercado was born in Mezquital Del Oro, Zac. Sept 8, 1748. I have a fairly well developed genealogy from that point forward. But I do not know Miguel's roots.
Miguel and Maria had at least 5 children in Mezquital between 1740 and 1751. During the same time period, and in the same pueblo, Sebastian Mercado and Lucianna Nunes had four children - one being born in Nochistlan. Another Mercado couple, Nicolas and Maria Ynigues had at least one child in Mezquital. Finally, too, a Manuel Mercado and Gertrudis Guitierres had at least one child.
So Mezquital Del Oro was a supermercado (pun) source. I would be interested in connecting with any persons from these lines to get a lead on Miguel Mercado's birthplace.
Also I note that Nochistlan generated many Mercados in the 1708 - 1729 period. So perhaps some of these were in my line. The families there included Sebastian Mercado + Maria Lomelin and (2) Maria de Torres, Cristobal Mercado + M. Angela de la Torres, Calletano Mercado + Francisco Nunes.
My immediate plan is to try to get and translate some of the baptismal records for Mezquital in the mid 1700's, hoping to find a notation about Miguel and Marias parentage. If that fails, I will try to find other trees that connect with mine that have been better researched.
The Tepechitlan parish record of the marriage of Jose Santiago Mercado + M. Guadelupe Luna in 1779 took 14 Spanish speakers and months of related research to translate!! The padre had a case of the shakes.
I am very pleased to find and join your group and will be happy to share any of my information with you. Unfortunately, the last Spanish speaker in my line died 112 years ago, but I will use Google translate where I can.