Baca Family Bernalillo County, New Mexico

The Baca family in New Mexico is numerous, and many of its representatives have occupied positions of distinction. That branch of the family residing in the northern part of the territory is descended from Pedro Montes de Oca Vigil de Santillana. Through him his son, or his grandson, Jose Vigil, became heir to the Piedra Lemebre grant of 48,336.12 acres, situated in Rio Arriba County. Jose Vigil, one of the most prominent native inhabitants of Rio Arriba County in his day, married Rosa Martinez de Vigil. Their youngest daughter, Rosita, married Jose Manuel de Baca, and they had the following children: Ramona B., Tafoya, Soledad Romero, Trinidad Romero, Felipe Baca and Jose Manuel Baca.

Felipe Baca, who was born in Rio Arriba County, married Dolores Gonzales, a native of Taos County. Their children were: Dionicia Abeyta, Juan Pedro, Lucy, Apolonia Archibald and Grogaria, all deceased, and Catarina B. Salas, of Mora county; Rosa Padilla and Louis, of Trinidad, Colorado ; Felix Baca, of Albuquerque, and Dr. Facundo Baca, of Park View, New Mexico.

Felix Baca was born in Trinidad, June 7, 1868. He was graduated from the law department of the Northwestern University at Chicago in 1889, and practiced his profession in Trinidad until 1893. In 1893 and 1894 he was located in Albuquerque, and from the latter year to 1904 remained in practice in Trinidad. Since 1904 he has followed his profession in Albuquerque. In politics he is a Republican. Mr. Baca was married in 1894 to Ida Wootton, a daughter of Richens Wootton, one of the most widely known pioneers of the southwest.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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