Pregunta - Felipe Santiago Tapia and his families.
Repuesta - Felipe Santiago Tapia and his families.
Feel free to contact me at email@example.com but also post your comments here for everyone to read. [Sheila Ruiz Harrell (member), Modesto, Calif.]
I’m writing a book on the Californios and do understand the severe economic and political problems they faced after the U.S.-Mexican War. What I need to know now is what the Californios (especially the major families) did, and where they lived, in the second half of the 19th century. Any suggestions? Best, [Hunt Janin (non-member), St. Urcisse, France]
My recent mitochondrial DNA results indicate that I have Flores, Valenzuela, and Montoya relatives. We do not know how we are related. Would appreciate any assistance in sorting out these families and how I am related to them. My paternal line is Ruiz, Tolano, Real, Gradillas, Vasquez; maternal line is Romero, Camacho, Vasquez, Garcia, Moreno, Marquez, Lopez, Briones, Tapia, Ramirez.Thank you, [Lorraine Ruiz Frain, Member, Mountain View, Calif. 94040]
Jose Vibiano Torrez is my second great grandfather on the paternal side. I am trying to find information on his parents' and siblings' names and places of birth in New Mexico. Is there any information out there on that? [Linda Mazon Guitierrez (non-member), Tucson AZ]
This NEW Pregunta is in reference to existing Pregunta 104 of 18 November 2002:
I am an Argentinean. My great great grandmother, María Concepción Castro Peralta, was born in the San Francisco Bay area in 1835. I can’t afford a membership but I thought I could publish a query in your Web site. María's father was Guillermo Castro Garcia and her mother María Luisa Peralta Alviso. I am looking for more data about her ascendants and, if it is possible, some pictures. Thank you. [Ramiro Chaves Guevara (nonmember), Buenos Aires, Argentina]
I am looking for information on Ignacio Soto and his daughter Leandra Soto who were in San Francisco. Is there a family tree? Leandra was born there in 1828.
Thank you, [Patrick Orozco, non-member]
I am looking for any history regarding Brigido Arce or Loreto Arce from La Purisima, Santa Rosalia, or Loreto. The spouse's name was Maria Catalina Ruiz. I am not sure of the birth years, but all of the individuals lived between 1900-2000. Thank you. [Albert Arce (non-member), Walnut, Calif.]
According to ECPP marriage record SC 01167, Maria Josefa Soto married “Santiago Estoks”
(James Stokes) 18 Dec 1844 at Mission San Carlos in Carmel. A note in the record says they
had “a child in 1852, years after their marriage.” The ECPP database has records for at least 9,
possibly 10, children of Stokes and Soto, beginning with a baptism in October 1840. Other
sources say there may have been as many as 11 children.
Maria Josefa Soto had been previously married (8 Nov 1828) to Gil Cano (d. 1839), with whom
she had at least 6 children. See ECPP marriage record SC 00974 and burial record SC 03012Y.
The number of children is based on a search of ECPP baptismal records.
The ECPP marriage record SC 01167 contains no information about the groom’s ancestry.
There is a great deal of information about “Dr.” James Stokes of Monterey available online and
in print. He was a colorful and controversial character.
The bride’s ECPP baptismal record is SAP 03820. The record shows she was born 16 Nov
1815 and baptized the next day. She was christened Maria Josefa de los Dolores Soto. Her
parents were Damaso Soto (1778-1827) and Maria Antonia de Jesus Albisu (1795- aft. 1835).
Both parents were born in Alta California and their baptismal records are in the ECPP database.
Other baptismal records in the ECPP suggest Maria Josefa Soto had at least 8 siblings. The
record shows her maternal grandmother Agustina Bojorques (aka Boxorges) witnessed the
baptism and was padrina. Agustina’s ECPP burial record SC 02179 says she and her husband
were both natives of Sonora.
The ECPP database is online at http://www.huntington.org/Information/ECPPmain.htm. Access
is free to all. [John Ortega (member), La Crescenta, Calif.]
James Stokes is my 7th great grandfather and I have lost most of our history info, since my father's passing. Does anyone have a picture of James or Maria Stokes and their parents' information? I believe James Stokes married the widow Maria Josepha Soto in 1844. I am descended from their son William. Any help on this would be greatly appreciated. [Dayna Gough (non-member), Shasta Lake, Calif.]
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