Antonio’s name changed with every spelling: Antonio del Corral, Antonio Corrales, Antonio de El Corral, Antonio Visente Garzia de El Corral, Antonio Bisente Garcia del Corral. I’ve chosen the most colorful spelling for our family tree. Spelling in Spanish was only becoming standardized during the life span of Antonio. Even so, this is an extreme example of the flexibility of names in this era. Perhaps this family worked with horses, thus the name relating to a corral. It seems more like a work related reference, than a name as we know names today. It seems to me that the family name is actually Garcia, but that Garcia was supplanted by Corral by the paperwork shuffle. I think many names were shortened to fit into baptismal, wedding, death and other ledgers, and forms.
Antonio Vicente Garzia Corral June 18, 1719 Chihuahua City baptismal record:
“I baptized a Spanish infant named Antonio Vicente, legitimate son of Juan de El Corral and Juana Gutierres, godparents were Don Manuel Villalba and Dona Juana Villalba.”
Antonio Vicente Garzia married a very pregnant Francisca Barbara Leiba June 19, 1747 in Chihuahua City: “I married Antonio Vicente Garzia with Francisca Barbara de Leiba, both Spanish, godparents were el Brgn (this appears to be a title of some sort, perhaps military or religous) Marcos de Leiba and Xabier Ybarguhen.”
Raphael Miguel Ybarguhen went on to marry Maria Jertrudis Loreto Leiba on August 3, 1756 (or January 29, 1757) in Santa Cruz del Rosario. So the families must have been very close.
First daughter Maria Juliana Rosalia Garzia del Corral baptised September 13, 1747 El Sagrario, Chihuahua City
Parents: Antonio Garzia del Corral/Francisca Barbara de Leiba. Record not available online.
Joseph Antonio Crisanto Corral Leyva baptised October 28, 1749 Chihuahua City:
Parents: Antonio Corral/Barbara Leyva. Record not available online.
Daviana de Guadalupe de El Corral baptised October 16, 1754 Santa Cruz del Rosario, Valle del Rosario:
“I baptized Daviana de Guadalupe, Spanish infant daughter of Antonio de El Corral and Dona Francisca Barbara de Leiba, Spaniards. Godparents Captain Don Nicolas Talamantes and his wife Maria Gertrudis de Arroyo” What an unusual name. I’ve never heard of Daviana before. It must be derivative of David, odd that she wasn’t named after her godparents in any way, shape or form, as was the custom. Nicolas Talamantes and Maria Gertrudis Arroyo were a young married couple. They tied the knot in Santa Cruz del Rosario March 24, 1751.
Maria Josepha Gerarda Faustina Rosalia Garsia del Corral
baptised December 23, 1756 Santa Cruz del Rosario:
“Spanish daughter of Antonio Garsia del Corral and Francisca Barbara de Leiba godparents Captain Joseph de Ochoa and his daughter, Maria de la Consepcion.”
Joseph Juachin Garcia del Corral baptised February 20, 1759 Santa Cruz del Rosario
Antonio Garcia del Corral/Francisca Barbara de Leiba I Saci:
“I baptised Joseph Juachin, Spanish child of Don Antonio Garcia del Corral and Dona Francisca Barbara de Leiba I Saci, godparents Captain Joseph de Ochoa and his daughter, Maria de la Consepcion.”
These are the same godparents as in the previous baptism above.
Antonio Corral listed as deceased in the 1776 marriage record of his son, Chrisanto, our direct ancestor.
Like her husband, Francisca’s name varied widely. Only once did I see “I Saci” attached to her surname. “I” was used as “and” throughout the same document, so I don’t believe it is an isolated initial representing yet another name. Saci may be an indigenous name, I see several Sacis in Guatemala and El Salvador as well as in heartland Mexico. Francisca Barbara Leiba i Saci is the only one I can find in Chihuahua. We see Francisca identified as mestiza in the 1776 marriage record of son Chrisanto, so perhaps one of her parents was Native American.
Francisco (de Paula) Leiba, perhaps Barbara’s older brother was also having children in Chihuahua City, as well as in Santa Cruz del Rosario about the same time as Barbara Francisca. Perhaps they moved together, or followed each other from Chihuahua City to Santa Cruz del Rosario.
I just received my yDNA test results for my mother’s paternal Rodriguez line from Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua. Salvador Rodriguez who was born around 1700 in Parral, or possibly in Durango is the farthest back documented person in this line. Since this lineage tested
G2a3b1a1, which is a rare Haplogroup, there’s a good chance that any other Rodriguez from Chihuahua with the same results might be related to my line. If your ancestry is from Chihuahua, I invite you to compare your DNA results, and genealogy with mine on either of my two Family Trees at Ancestry.com
My mother, Alicia Rodriguez Porras’ maternal mtDNA is B2 traced to Maria del Pilar Vasquez Acosta born around 1861 in Santa Rosalia de Camargo.
My father, Ernest Ramirez who was born in Ysleta, El Paso County, Texas yDNA is R1b1b2a1bc. We are not sure who was my dad’s biological father, it could be Jose Delgado, Kiko Alderete, or someone else entirely.
Maternal Family Tree: 100+ photos: 240 people: 4 stories: Acosta B2 mtDNA: Rodriguez yDNA G2a3b1a1: Hidalgo del Parral>Huejotitan, Chihuahua/Villa Ocampo, Durango>Mexico 1600- Rodriguez/Montoya/Caballero/Porras/Armendaris/Calahorra/Chaves/Contreras/Caro/Corral/Dominguez/Gallardo/Gutierrez/Gonzales/Villalobos/Hierro/Ayala/Peres/Acosta/Vasquez/Munoz de Olbera/Najera/Olguin/Robledo/Burciaga/Revilla
Rodriguez yDNA G/Montoya/Contreras/Acosta mtDNA B2 Maternal Tree/Durango>Chihuahua>Mexico 1700-
Paternal Family Tree:114 people:125 photos:R1 yDNA:10 stories: Parras de la Fuente>Rio Nuevo (La Madrid), Coahuila>Mexico 1600-1880:Ramirez/Romo/Morales/Velis/Ybarra
San Antonio>Floresville>Bracketville>Del Rio>El Paso,Texas 1500-1923: Rubalcava/Gonzales/ Hernandez/Perez
Mexico City>Jalisco>Aguascalientes 1500s-1800: Moctezuma/Navarro/Romo de Vivar/Ruiz de Esparza/Cortez/Alba/Tiscareno de Molina/Becerra/Valdivia/Valadez/Macias/Torres/Tiscareno de Molina/ Hurtado de Mendoza/Galindo
Ramirez/Romo Family of Coahuila>Texas Paternal Tree yDNA R1b1b2a1bc
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