Latest update 23 May 2016
During the past year we have
been discussing the abstracts of records we use for our research and the errors
that have been found in these abstracts. Corrections to sources we’ve all used
in the past will be reported here as we find them in copies of the original
records. If you have a correction you would like published please contact me.
Sheila Ruiz Harrell, Genealogist, Los Californianos
From the Thomas Workman Temple
II abstracts we find this marriage entry:
Mission Santa Barbara Mats. I and II, #51
350) Item [29 Nov 1850]- FELIPE DE JESUS GONZALES, of Rafael y Ma. Antonia
Guevara, with MARIA DE LA LUZ CANUTA OLIVERA, of Lucas y Ma.
Manuela Cota-Lugo. Esteban Olivera y Ma. Salome Gonzales,
witnesses before Fr. Je. de Js. Ma. Gonzalez.
In his entry Mr. Temple
includes names of the parents of both the groom and the bride, unfortunately we
have no idea if these are the correct parents or not because those names are not
included in the original entry. An image of that original entry is here:
In this original marriage record 350 the Groom is identified in the margin as Felipe de J[esus] Gon[zales and the Bride is Ma[ria] Canuta Olivera solteros. In the text of the record the Groom is D[on] Felipe de Jesus Gon[zales], soltero and the Bride is D[ona] M[aria] de la Lus Canuta Olivera tambien soltera. The Padrinos are Estevan Olivera y Ma[ria] Salome Gon[zales].
Corrections page, by Bettie Dall. [My notes are in red. Sheila Ruiz Harrell,
November 14, 2004.]
I understand you are trying to correct mistakes in Temple's records. I may have given this to you
MARIA JOSEFA VALLEJO
1- (Incorrect) San Carlos death entry # 2131 : Temple's records read that Josefa was the daughter of Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo.
2- ( Correct) Original San Carlos death records :28 Dec. 1836 Dona Josefa Vallejo (Ballejo) dead one day received ----sacraments.
NO MENTION OF MARIANO AND FRANCISCA)
[This is absolutely correct! There is no mention whatsoever of any
parents in this record. In the margin is her name “Josefa Vallejo” with the
R for razon. The text of the record is very clear. This is again one of those
entries when you wonder how in the world he got it so wrong! It reads “En 28 de Diciembre de 1836 en
la Capilla de Monterrey de sepulture Ea al cadaber de Da
Josefa Ballejo, murio el 27, habiendo recivido la absolucion y extrema uncion,
de celebracion sus funerales habiendo precedido cinco posas y paqe
conste la firme Fr. Je Ma del (?) Real
3 I have found no Josefa for Mariano Guadalupe and Francisca Vallejo. [Neither have I.]
There was a child born , Baptism entry # 5529 for Jose Antonio Dementro Madariga born 22 Dec. 1836 Baptized 30 Dec 1836. son of Josefa Vallejo and Juan Madariaga , mother (deceased)
[This is correct…and after much, and I do mean MUCHO searching I found the record! Seems the entries are not all in order…the dates don’t follow and the entry numbers don’t follow as they should, but thanks to Bettie Dall, it was found at last. #5529. Antonio Demetrio Madariaga. En 30 de Diciembre de 1836 en la Capilla del Patrocinio Bautice solemnemte puse los Santo Oleos y Sagado Chrisma á un niño que nacio el 22 del mismo hijo legitimo de Dn Bonifacio Madariaga y de Dn Josefa Vallejo fueron sus Padrinos Manuel Cres[?] y de [?] Dn N. N. á quienes adverti lo devido. Antonio D[?]. There is no priest’s signature on the records in this section. They follow a “Nota” that explains how they are so far out of sequence.
Note: Josefa Vallejo,
San Carlos Bap # 1933
1st. Marriage :20 May 1808-, Marriage to J Francisco Alvarado, San Carlos entry # 743
[this is correct for 1st marriage, although I don’t see
the initial “J” in this entry. The marginal entry says Francisco Alvarado
con Ma Josefa Vallejo and in the text of the marriage record he is
listed as just Francisco Alvarado. Her name is spelled out as Maria Josefa
June 1812 ; Married to Raymundo Estrada in the Chapel of the Presidio
entry # 792
[this is correct for 2nd marriage. Dñ Jose Raymundo Estrada con Josefa Vallejo del Presidio…is the marginal entry. The text very clearly identifies her as “...con Maria Josefa Vallejo viuda de Francisco Alvarado, natural de esta Mision de Sn.Carlos, hija legitima del Sargento (unclear of word) Ygnacio Vallejo y de Maria Antonia Lugo...”
May 1831; Married to Bonifacio Madariaga, San Carlos entry # 1006
[this too is correct for 3rd marriage. He is identified as Dñ Bonifacio Madariaga, soltero natural de la Ciudad de Mexico and she is identified as “…con Dña Josefa Vallejo viuda del difunto Dñ Raymundo Estrada, natuaral del Presidio de Monterey y Bautizada (difficult here) Mision, partida de 1933, hija jejigima del Sargento (difficult to read this part) de Caballero Dñ Ygnacio Vallejo y de Maria Antonia Lugo...”
have the documents in my possession.
Being the Genealogist for Los Californianos I was asked to verify names in the lineage of one of our members. In doing so I found the parents listed for one of the grandfathers were questionable. Normally I use the Thomas W. Temple II abstracts of the Mission records for a guide to find the families, and then usually check with both the Dorothy Gittinger Mutnick and Marie E Northrop works. In this case all 3 of these researchers listed a child with two sets of parents!! After viewing the copy of the record on microfilm at my local Family History Center, I found that according to the handwritten baptismal record, entered by the priest at the Mission, this child was easily identified. The record is very clear, the handwriting very legible. There is absolutely no doubt as to the names of the parents.
OK, now to give you all the details. If you are a descendant of Gabriel ESPINOSA and his wife Mauricia TAPIA, then this information is for you!
According to each of the researchers I mentioned, Gabriel María Espinosa was baptized 28 April 1798, at Mission Nuestra Señora de La Soledad. That particular entry, #414, shows the following: that he is the legitimate son of Miguel Espinosa, a native of Sinalóa, soldier of Monterey, and of María Gabriela Yguera, a native of the Pueblo of San José. There are NO padrinos listed in this entry, however, the following entry, #415, is for an Indian child, and the padrino and madrina are identified as being for both records. They are Vicente Arroyo and his wife María Dolores Mesquita. Yes, it’s spelled that way, not Amésquita. There is no mention at all of Cayetano Espinosa and Rosa Tapia.
What this means to all of you descendants of this Gabriel María Espinosa is that while the Espinosa line stays the same, the female line changes from Tapia to Higuera. Mr. Temple incorrectly listed Cayetano Espinosa and Rosa Tapia as the parents of Gabriel María. Fortunately there are few changes in your ancestral lines. Rosa Tapia and her parents, Felipe Santiago Tapia and María Philomena Hernández will be deleted. We are ADDING the following lines beginning with María Gabriela Higuera, the wife of Miguel Espinosa,. She is listed as María Gabriela in this son’s record, however in her own baptismal record she is listed as Gabriela María:
Gabriela María HIGUERA, b. 28 Feb 1782, baptized Mission Santa Clara, #335. She was the daughter of Manuel HIGUERA, soldier of the Pueblo of San José and of Antonia RONDONDO, according to the copy of the original handwritten record. However, Antonia’s name is normally listed as REDONDO, and in one case as LIMÓN…but that’s another story!
Manuel HIGUERA was the son of Ygnacio HIGUERA and María Ygnacia BUELNA, according to both Mutnick and Northrop. At this time we have no parents listed for Antonia REDONDO, the wife of this Manuel HIGUERA. If you have any information regarding these parents, along with primary documentation, please contact me so the files, and our history, will be accurate.
Hola mis primos!
We’ve been asking all of you to provide corrections for those you know are incorrect, and that’s just what I have to report this time! One of our Los Californianos members, Bob Lopez, #1125 told me I had the wrong Jose Jesus LOPEZ married to Maria Marcella BOJORQUES. Bob had a copy of the original marriage record and sure enough, the Jose Jesus Lopez listed by Thomas W. Temple II [SD Bats #4363], Marie Northrop [Vol. I, pg 207], in the Gallagher books, [pg 2815] and also in the Dorothy Gittinger Mutnick records, [Entry #877] were all the wrong guy! Temple adds information into his abstract of the record, stating that Jose de Jesus Lopez married Marcela Bojorques; Northrop lists Jose de Jesus as the 9th child of Ygnacio Maria (Becino) de Jesus Lopez and Maria Timotea Trinidad Villalobo, and she adds that he married Maria Marcela Bojorquez; in the Gallagher books someone has added the names of parents, and has added the incorrect parents to the page; and in the Mutnick records she suggests that Jose de Jesus Lopez may be a Villalobo by putting brackets around that name. As you can see, once the error was put into print, so many of our sources picked up the same error. Bob Lopez has done considerable research on many if not all Lopez lines so he knew this marriage was not the right one. (Huge thanks to you, Bob!)
Are you a LUGO descendant?? If you are, this might interest you. A copy of an original service record for Manuel Ygnacio Lugo very clearly lists his parents as Ygnacio Lugo and Maria Dolores MIRANDA. This will be very important to you if you’ve used the information from Marie Northrop’s Vol. II, page 152-153. On those pages the parents of Manuel Ygnacio Lugo are listed as Juan Salvador Lugo and Maria Josefa Francisca Espinosa, and Manuel is listed as the brother of Francisco Salvador Lugo. The source of this original record is: Simancas, Secretaría de Guerra, Legajo 7029, Expediente 1, páginas 126-136. At the bottom of the record is the statement that this is a copy of the original certificate, Real Presidio de Santa Barbara, 23 of November 1798, signed by Felipe Goycoechea, with his rubric.
The next correction I’m reporting at this time has to do
with the BUTRON
lines, and one that is not BUTRON, but is BURTON.
On January 11, 1832 at Mission San Juan Bautista, Entry #994, Juan BURTON
married Ramona GONZALES. The name is very clearly written as Juan BURTON in both
the margin and in the text of the record. There are no parents listed for this
Juan Burton, however, in the Thomas Workman Temple II abstracts, San Juan
Bautista Mats, Entry #994 the name is listed as “Juan Butron, h.l. de Manl.
Butron y Ma.Ygna. Higuera”. This entry is particularly disturbing because the
mother of Manuel Butron/Buitron was Margarita Maria (Dominguez), the Indian girl
who married the Spanish soldier on May 20, 1773, Entry #12, Mission San Carlos.
If you are a descendant of Juan BURTON
and Ramona GONZALES this Thomas
Workman Temple II abstract has misled you into believing you have a Native
American connection through this line.
If you are a descendant of Juan BURTON and Juana Estifania GALINDO from the Santa Clara area, please contact me so we can further trace this particular line.
Sheila Ruiz Harrell, Genealogist, Los Californianos
In response to CORRECTIONS TO ABSTRACTS OF RECORDS 29 May 2004
posted by Sheila Ruiz Harrell in which she posted notification regarding the
Jose de Jesus Lopez
Maria Marcela Bojorquez:
Here is the correct Jose de Jesus Lopez and his lineage:
Jose de Jesus Lopez, son, and third child of Cornelio Maria Lopez and Maria Rafaela Laureana Romero; born about 1820 at Mission San Gabriel. Married Maria Marcela Bojorquez at Mission San Rafael on 25 October 1844; died about 1854 in Sonoma, CA.
His children were:
i. Jose Silvestre Lopez b. about 13 Jan 1846, baptized 13 Nov 1846.
ii. Maria Andrea Lopez b. 2 Jun 1848, baptized 18 Jun 1848.
iii. Maria Rafaela de Jesus Lopez b. 3 Jan 1850, baptized 25 Jan 1850.
iv. Guadelupe Lopez b. 1851
v. Jose de Petra Lopez , probably died parvulo
vi. Sebastian Lopez, probably died parvulo
vii. Margurita Lopez b. 22 February 1855; bp. 25 February 1855. She was the last child of Jose de Jesus Lopez.
Cornelio Maria Lopez was the son of Jose Maria Claudio Lopez and Luisa Maria Cota; b. 15 Sep 1792 at Mission San Gabriel.
Maria Rafaela Laureana Romero was the daughter of Jose Ramon Antonio Romero and Maria Serifina Antonia Rosas.
Jose Maria Claudio Lopez, b. about 1767 at Real de Santa Ana, Baja California was the son of Jose Ygnacio Maria de Jesus Lopez and Maria Facunda de Mora.
The foregoing corrects the Jose de Jesus Lopez error.
This line connects to Jose Antonio Basilio Rosas and Roque Jacinto Cota, funadors de Los Angeles and Andres Cota, funador de San Diego.
I have more information. I have limited the information here due to space limitation.
I can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org [Franklin G. Mead (member), Rio Linda, Calif.]