195RE: [MexicoDNAProject] Origins of Anza's Troops 1774?
- Jul 5, 2013
Teddy - here is the link https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/145606 to a listing of company rosters from northern Mexico in 1818. Would this be of any help to you?
Marcial Sanchez was a soldier in Anza's 1774 expedition to find a
route to California from Sonora. He has a son born 1754 in Suamca.
He appears as a godparent in 1760 at Guevavi. His wife was Vicenta
Azedo. I have spent over 40 years getting to where I am now in my
research and it is a slooooow process.
I have been trying to figure out just where his origins lie. I have 3
possibilities-from the south ie Alamos or southward; from the
Chihuahua-Durango area or even possibly from New Mexico. I have done
autosomal testing on 4 grand children of Marcial's only known grandson
plus a couple of great grandchildren of the same grandson. I have also
done the Sanchez Y.
So far the well-researched NON Sanchez side of Baja California
soldiers (Californios) seems to be confirmed (DNA) but I have very
little on anything I can regard as the Sanchez line.
Anyone have any luck tracking down presidial troops' origins in the
area of what is now southern Arizona and very northern Sonora pre-1800?
I have been scouring the Mission 2000 and DRSW databases but this was
a tough time in history for all to be hangin' in that area in the
The Californio DNA Project
My other 4WD is a Baja mu;e!
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