Teniente José Ignacio Moraga

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José Ignacio Moraga

Death: after 1791
Immediate Family:

Son of Cabo José Juan Moraga and Mariá Gaona
Husband of María Micaela German and Bárbara Arbisu
Father of María Ygnacia Moraga

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About Teniente José Ignacio Moraga

From Family History of Theresa Quiros


Don José Ignacio Moraga

  • b. circa 1734,
  • d. after 1791
  • Don José Ignacio Moraga was born circa 1734. He was the son of Don José Juan Moraga and Doña Mariá Gaona.
  • Circa 1751 in San Ignacio, Sonora, México, Don José Ignacio Moraga married María Michaela German.
  • Don José Ignacio Moraga and Don José Juan Moraga was in military service on 26 March 1752 in San Ignacio, Pimería Alta, Sonora, México.[1]
  • Circa 1758, Don José Ignacio Moraga married Doña Barbara Arvizu, daughter of Don Manuel Antonio Arvizu and Doña Joséfa Ygnacia Martinez.
  • Don José Ignacio Moraga was employed as Captain of the Altar Presidio in 1760 in Altar, Sonora, México. He was Commander of the Tucson Presidio in 1791.
  • He died after 1791.

Biography: José Ignacio Moraga, born circa 1741, was said to also have served as part of the Pimería Co. like his father. As an ensign, he was cited for bravery during the Romero expedition and the battle of Pinal Mountains in 1788. He was promoted to lieutenant on 1 March 1790 at the Fronteras garrison at San Bernardine and was commander of the Tucson Presidio in 1791.[2]

Children of Don José Ignacio Moraga and María Michaela German

  • 1. Gertrude Serafina Moraga b. 14 Sep 1752
  • 2. Juan Crisóstomo Moraga b. 2 Feb 1755
  • 3. Unknown Moraga b. 1756, d. 3 Nov 1757

Children of Don José Ignacio Moraga and Doña Barbara Arvizu

  • 1. María Ignacia Moraga+ b. c 1760, d. 12 Apr 1829
  • 2. Don Salvador Moraga+ b. 1776, d. 1855


  • 1. [S45] Franciscan missionaries, Mission 2000 Franciscan Archival Documents.
  • 2. [S42] Frank Moraga, Moraga Family History.
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Teniente José Ignacio Moraga's Timeline

Age 26
Presidio de Santa Gertrudis del Altar, Nueva Navarra, Reino de Nueva España
Age 57