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Antonio Baca

Birthdate: (54)
Birthplace: Ciudad de México, Reino de México, Reino de Nueva España
Death: July 21, 1643 (50-58)
Santa Fe, Nuevo México, Nueva España (Beheaded)
Immediate Family:

Son of Capitán Cristóbal Baca and Ana Maria Pacheco y Ortiz
Husband of Yumar Baca
Father of Gertrudis Baca; Ana Baca; Antonia Vaca and Capitán Manuel Baca
Brother of Isabel de Bohorquez Baca; Capitán Alonso Ortiz Baca; Juana de Zamora; Cristóbal Baca; Luis María Baca and 1 other

Occupation: Beheaded leader of Santo Domingo Rebellion.
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About Antonio Baca

Antonio Baca was born circa 1589. He was married to Yumar Pérez de Bustillo who was born c.1591. They had three daughters: Gertudris, who married Antonio Jorge; Ana, who married Francisco López de Aragón, and Antonia, who was the wife of Antonio de Albizu. It does not appear that Antonio had any sons to carry on the Baca name. Antonio was the main ring-leader in the anti-Rosas faction which caused the Governors death. He was also the leader of the people who defied the Governor by barricading themselves with the Friars at Santo Domingo Pueblo. His turbulent career ended when he was be-headed along with seven others July 21, 1643.


He came with his family when they moved to New Mexico from New Spain in 1600. His family were among the Loyalists who stayed in New Mexico.

"Antonio Ortíz Baca, was a Capitán by 1628 and was twenty-six years old, he said, married and living in Santa Fé. He was the main ring-leader in the anti-Rosas faction which caused this Governor's death, January 25, 1642. He was also the leader of the people who defied the Governor by barricading themselves with the friars at Santa Domingo pueblo. His turbulent career ended on July 21 1643 when he was beheaded with others in Santa Fé.

His wife was Yumar Pérez de Bustillo, forty years old in 1631. She, too, had come to New Mexico as a child with her parents. Of their three known daughers, Gertrudis married Antonio Jorge, Ana was the wife of Franciso López de Aragon, and Gregoria married Antonio de Alvizu. What later Bacas were their sons, if any, cannot as yet be ascertained."

Angélico Chávez

ONMF p.10

Antonio married Yumar Pérez de Bustillo, daughter of Juan Pérez de Bustillo and María de la Cruz. (Yumar Pérez de Bustillo was born in 1591 in Ciudád de México, Nueva España 252 and died after 1643.)


According to the book Chavez-A Distinctive American Clan of New Mexico, Antonio Baca joined several irate colonial leaders and others, who went and murdered Governor Luis de Rosas on January 25, 1642 for exploiting padres serving the Mission Indians as well as any colonists who openly opposed him. Antonio was subsequently condemned to death as a traitor and was beheaded in Santa Fe on July 21, 1643. All others were pardoned the next day.

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Antonio Baca's Timeline

1589
1589
Ciudad de México, Reino de México, Reino de Nueva España
1630
1630
Age 41
Provincia de Nuevo México, Reino de Nueva España
1631
1631
Age 42
Santa Fé, Provincia de Nuevo México, Reino de Nueva España
1643
July 21, 1643
Age 54
Santa Fe, Nuevo México, Nueva España
1989
November 28, 1989
Age 54
November 28, 1989
Age 54
December 12, 1989
Age 54