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Descendants of Juan Josef Moraga
Generation No. 1
1. JUAN JOSEF1 MORAGA was born Abt. 1719 in Mission Los Santos Angeles, De Guevavi, Mexico. He married MARIA JUANA GAONA. She was born Abt. 1723 in Mission Los Santos Angeles, De Guevavi, Mexico, and died 1777.
Notes for JUAN JOSEF MORAGA:
According to the Moraga Historical Society, located in Moraga, California, the earliest of my ancestors to come to the New World have been traced to New Spain to 1604. Their name was Moraga. They came from the high Basque country in northern Spain. In New Spain, in the area that is now southern Arizona and northern Sonora, Juan Moraga was a soldier assigned to the northern reaches of the Spanish Empire. His two sons were also both in the military. José Ignacio Moraga was commander of the Tucson Presidio in 1791. His younger brother, José Joaquín Moraga (1741-1785), had gone with De Anza to found San Francisco in 1776 and San Jose in 1777.
Possible relative (IGI FamilySearch)
JOSEPH JOAQUIN MORAGA Pedigree
Birth: 1730 Spain
Death: 13 JUL 1785
Children of JUAN MORAGA and MARIA GAONA are:
2. i. DON JOSE JOAQUIN2 MORAGA, b. August 22, 1745, Mission Los Santos Angeles, De Guevavi, Mexico; d. July 13, 1785, Mission Dolores, San Francisco, California.
3. ii. DON JOSE IGNACIO MORAGA, b. 1746, Mission Los Santos Angeles, De Guevavi, Mexico.
Generation No. 2
2. DON JOSE JOAQUIN2 MORAGA (JUAN JOSEF1) was born August 22, 1745 in Mission Los Santos Angeles, De Guevavi, Mexico, and died July 13, 1785 in Mission Dolores, San Francisco, California. He married MARIA DEL PILAR DE LEON Abt. 1764 in Fronteras, Sonora, Mexico, daughter of MARTIN DE LEON and MARIA BARCELO. She was born 1739 in Arizpe, Sonora, Mexico, and died October 19, 1808 in Mission Dolores, San Francisco, California.
Notes for DON JOSE JOAQUIN MORAGA:
Surname: Moraga Given Name: José Joaquín
Place of Birth: Date of Birth: Order:
Place of Death: Date of Death: Cause of Death:
Race or Tribe: Residence: Title: Hijo de José Moraga
Place of Service: Burial Place: Translation: (Spanish - gleaner's bundle)
Notes: On the 22nd of August of 1745, I solemnly baptized Joseph Joachin, son of Joseph Moraga and Maria Gaona; Godparents were Christobal Chamorro and Maria Catalina Morales. Joseph Garrucho
Jose Joaquin Moraga had gone with De Anza to found San Francisco in 1776 and San Jose in 1777.
More About DON JOSE JOAQUIN MORAGA:
Burial: July 15, 1785, Mission Delores, Church Cemetery, San Francisco, California
Child of DON MORAGA and MARIA DE LEON is:
4. i. GABRIEL ANTONIO3 MORAGA, b. 1765, Fronteras, Sonora, Mexico; d. June 1823, Santa Barbara, California.
3. DON JOSE IGNACIO2 MORAGA (JUAN JOSEF1) was born 1746 in Mission Los Santos Angeles, De Guevavi, Mexico. He married (1) MARIA MICHAELA GERMAN. She died November 10, 1757 in Magdalena, Sonora, Mexico. He married (2) DOÑA BARBARA ARVIZU Abt. 1764 in Altar, Sonora, Mexico, daughter of (UNKNOWN) ARVIZU and (UNKNOWN). She was born Abt. 1748 in Altar, Sonora, Mexico.
Notes for DON JOSE IGNACIO MORAGA:
Welcome to The Descendants of Jose Ignacio Moraga: Commander of the Tucson Presidio.
According to the Moraga Historical Society, located in Moraga, California, the earliest of my ancestors came to the New World in 1604. Their name was Moraga. It is believed that they came from the high Basque country in northern Spain. ***Originally created 24 June 1998; revised for "Through Our Parents' Eyes", 1 March 2005.
January 21, 1793.
To COMMANDER GENERAL PEDRO DE NAVA.
On January 6, the commandant of the Tucson presidio, José Ignacio Moraga, informed me that Nautil Nilché, leader of a group of Aravaipa Apaches known as the Vinictinines, and fifteen warriors accompanied by their women and children had trooped into Tucson the day before to settle in peace. Their total number was fifty - one. Nautil Nilché promised Moraga that more of their relatives would appear the next day. On the day of writing, forty-one Aravaipas came into Tucson to join their relatives as predicted.
In keeping with your instruction of October 12, 1791, I am ordering Moraga to give them gifts of raw sugar and outfit their leader with a suit of clothes. I consider this very important, since the peace of the entire Pimeria Alta stands to benefit so much from this. In fact, when Moraga sent one of these Apaches to present himself personally to me as an assurance of their alliance, I myself outfitted him with a complete suit of clothes. Their sincerity is further assured by six sets of enemy ears in Moraga's possession, which Nautil Nilché collected personally.
The paymaster of the Tucson presidio, Ensign Agustin Márquez, happens to be here in Arizpe at the present time to collect the company payroll. I have given him further instructions on how to consolidate this peace, so vital to our government and the Spanish province of Sonora. I intend to pay a personal visit to the Tucson presidio within the next few days, so important is this whole matter. I have even taken it upon myself to buy fifty head of cattle, pending government reimbursement at your command, to provision these Aravaipas and convince them that they have chosen a better life.
MANUEL DE ECHEAGARAY
Military Commander of Sonora17
According to the Moraga Historical Society, located in Moraga, California, the earliest of my ancestors to come to the New World have been traced to New Spain to 1604. Their name was Moraga. It is believed that they came from the high Basque country in northern Spain. In New Spain, in the area that is now southern Arizona and northern Sonora, Juan Moraga was a soldier assigned to the northern reaches of the Spanish Empire - "Through Our Parents' Eyes" Micaela P. Morales
University of Arizona Library:
The 1788 campaigns were so successful that Echeagaray became military commander of Sonora and Ensign José Ignacio Moraga, distinguished for bravery under Romero, was promoted to lieutenant and acted as Tucson's commander for the next five years.
It was Moraga who settled Tucson's first peaceful Apaches, a band of Aravaipas who came in on January 5, 1793.
Notes for MARIA MICHAELA GERMAN:
"We are surprised and grieved on Nov. 3, 1757, by the sudden news that before the sun came up the enemy Seris and Pima rebels, led by Bezerra and Chepillo, had attacked San Lorenzo, burning the houses and killing the following people. 1. Ignacia Zelaya, a girl of nine years, daughter of Cristobal Zelaya 2. Josefa Zelaya, a girl of seven years, daughter of Cristobal Zalaya 3. Bartolo Zelaya, a boy of four years, daughter of Cristobal Zelaya 4. Ignacia Zelaya, at her mother's breast, daughter of Cristobal Zelaya 5. Juan Tarasco, a ladino Indian, servant of Sabina MORAGA 6. Thadea, wife of Juan Tarasco 7. A little boy of theirs 8. A daughter of theirs 9. Xavier Adan, weaver of Sabina MORAGA 10. Antonia, wife of Xavier Adan 11. A little boy of theirs 12. Ana Adan, a single sister of Xavier Adan 13. Joachin, a Yaqui 14. Maria de los Dolores, wife of Joachin 15. Antonio MORAGA 16. A small boy of Antonio MORAGA 17. Pascuala, wife of Miguel Arceo 18. Andres Luzero, son of Feliciana 19. Antonia, wife of (probably Asencio) Sierra 20. Feliciana, daughter de Antonia 21. A small son of Feliciana 22. Helena, wife of Lorenzo Bisura 23. Paula, eight year old daughter of the widow Ana Maria 24. Rufina, six year old daughter of the widow Ana Maria 25. Pablo, a Yaqui 26. Juan de Dios 27. Son of Josef Miguel, arriero of (Bernardo) Urrea-this one died solely from fright 28. Five year old daughter of Ines 29. Small daughter of Josef Ignacio MORAGA, one year of age 30. Son of Maria de la Encarnacion 31. Rosa Valenzuela, wife of Manuel Tisnado. Some of the thirty-one dead were buried in the following days in the church of Santa Magdalena 32. On November 10, Miguela GERMAN, wife of Josef Ignacio MORAGA, who was among the wounded, died and was buried in the church of Santa Magdalena Joseph Och, IHS."
Children of DON MORAGA and DOÑA ARVIZU are:
5. i. DOÑA MARIA IGNACIA3 MORAGA, b. 1765, Altar, Sonora, Mexico; d. April 12, 1829, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
6. ii. SALVADOR MORAGA, b. 1766, Altar, Sonora, Mexico; d. 1846.