Cruz Valencia (1824-1901) Pablo Barbero (Rodriguez)

Pablo Barbero (Rodriguez) and Cruz Valencia (child of José Valencia and Maria Tomasa Riberia) who was born in about 1824 in Santa Fe and died December 28, 1901 in Santa Fe. They raised my great grandmother, Alcaria.

According to the New Mexico Marriages of Santa Fe and the Military Chapel of Our Lady of Light p. 214 on December 16, 1844, Pablo Rodriguez, single son of Mariano Rodrigues and Soledad Moya married Maria de la Crus Valencia, single daughter of Tomasa Valencia of this city (frames 924-25).

Page 150 of the same shows the marriage of Mariano Rodrigues and Maria de la Soledad Moya on January 28, 1821 (frame 554).

Leroy Garcia has written to me: "I was going through some of my old records and was reading the information in 'Rancho Pancho'. I have a copy of the record of the marriage of Ramon Ribera with Matiana Ortega on 10 February 1858. The father of Ramon is given as "el difunto" Miguel Ribera and Tomasa Valencia. AASF # 89.... Miguel Ribera must have been born before or about 1828. This would also explain why Tomasa also went by the Ribera name in some other church records.... There is a Miguel Ribera listed in the Santa Fe Census for 1823 married to Juana Garcia, his age is 46 and his wife is 40. He is listed as a carpenter. They are the 71st household and Maria Francisca Ortiz and Jose Eldifonso Ortiz was living in the 82nd household with their father Antonio Ortiz. Miguel Ribera could have married a second time to Tomasa Valencia before 1858."

The 1850 Territorial Census (p. 164) for Santa Fe, Sheet 367, December 28th shows this:

Pablo Barbero, a 30 year old male, born in NM;

Cruz, a 25 year female, born in NM;

Miguel, a 4 year male, born in NM;

Manuel, a 3 year old male, born in NM;

Pedro, a 5 month old male, born in NM;

Tomasa Valencia, 50 year old female, born in NM.

According to Paul Hill's notes Pablo Barbero was a carpenter.

The Santa Fe Baptisms book 1851-1871 (LDS 0016894) p. 113 gives a baptism for three day old Maria Amada Barvero, baptized on September 13, 1852. Her father is Pablo Barvero, son of Mariano Barvero and Leonor Tafoya. Her mother is given as Cruz Valencia, parents unknown.

On p. 274, there is a baptism for 8 day old José Beneslao Martinez, baptized on October 6, 1854. His father is given as Pedro Martinez, son of Pedro Martinez and Dolores Lovato. His mother is Maria de la Cruz Barbero, daughter of Mariano Barvero and Soledad Moya. The godparents are Matias Montoya and Josefa Balensia. (LDS 0016894)

Paul Hill's notes say that according to the 1870 census Manuel Barbero's and Pedro Barbero's names may be Valencia-Valencia.

The 1860 census for household 655-681, examined by Paul Hill, gives:

Cruz Barbero, age 36, widowed

Miguel, age 11

Manuel, age 10

Pedro, age 6

Alcaria, age 2

The 1880 census finds Cruz Barbero, 57 years old, keeping house with son Manuel, who is 29 years old and working as a teamster.

Three children of Pablo and Cruz:
1. Manuel V. Barbero.

I have these baptismal records for children of Manuel Barbero (LDS 0016894): Romualia Barbero, baptized February 20, 1869, child of Manuel Barbero and Manuelita Chavez.

Cosme, baptized October 9, 1881, born eight days earlier to Manuel Barbero and Francisca Gonzales, godfather Patricio Valencia and Isabel Herrera.

Pedro, baptized February 25, 1883, born to Manuel Barbero and Francisca Gonzalez, godparents Pablo Borrego and Beatix Yton?

Eduwigen, baptized October 26, 1884, born eighteen days earlier to Manuel Barbero and Francisca Gonzalez, godparents Julio Sena and Marcelina Rodriguez. According to her marriage record, she married Eduardo Tafoya, né Eduardo Chavez, the adopted son of George Tafoya and of Romualda Tafoya on January 23, 1905 at St Francis Cathedral.

Benita, baptized September 5, 1886, thirteen days old, parents Manuel Barbero and Francisca Gonzales, godparents Francisco Ortiz and Alcaria Barbero.

Maria Natividad Barbero, baptized on December 22, 1888 and born two days earlier to Manuel Barbero and Francisca Gonzales. Godparents Francisco Gallegos and J. Montoya. According to her marriage record, she married Ramon Lucero, the son of Daniel Lucero and of Barsabe Montoya on April 26, 1909 at St Francis Cathedral. Francisca Gonzales was deceased at the time of this marriage. John and Tonita Callahan were witnesses.

I have a marriage record for Anita Barbero, daughter of Manuel Barbero and of the late Francisca Gonzales, who at the age of 17 married 19 year old Guadalupe Archuleta, son of Ventura Archuleta and Marcelina Garcia on December 6, 1909 at St Francis Cathedral.

According to his death certificate, Manuel Barbero was born in Santa Fe in 1848 and died at the age of 75 on September 12, 1923 at 4 am. The primary cause of death was given as "no medical attention". His father is given as Pablo Barbero, born in Santa Fe and his mother as Cruz Valencia, born in Santa Fe. He was listed as a self-employed farmer who resided at 112 Delgado Street . He is buried in Rosario Cemetery, section A.

2. Miguel, born in Santa Fe and married Juana Galvadan on March 3, 1869.

I have found these children for them (LDS 0016894):

Maria Barbero, baptized February 1, 1871, born three days earlier, godparents Ramon Valencia and Mathiana Ortega;

Amada Barbero baptized September 28, 1873, born nine days earlier, godparents Manuel Barbero and Cruz Valencia;

Maria Sista Barbero, baptized March 30, 1875, godparents Ramon Valencia and Martiana Ortega;

Maria Sabiniana, baptized March 5, 1876, born five days earlier, godparents Ramon Valencia and Mathiana Ortega;

Manuelita Ursula baptized October 21, 1878, born two days earlier, godparents Gerardo Galvadon and Antonia Barbero;

Pablo Barbero, baptized October 17, 1880, born 8 days earlier, godparents Francisco Ortiz and Alcaria Barbero.

Beatrix, baptized July 30, 1882, born five days earlier, godparents Simon Vigil and Maria Rodriguez.

Pablo, baptized May 9, 1885, ten days old, godparents Rafael Trujillo and Incarnacion Lopez.

Francisco baptized at the age of two days on April 3, 1887 (the godparents look like Miguel Sena and Maria Rodriguez). According to his marriage record, at the age of 23, he married Rita Romero, the 19 year old daughter of Francisco Romero and Manuelita Chavez on November 23, 1909 at St Francis Cathedral.

Rafaelita, baptized June 9, 1889, born May 31. Godparents Carlos Shultz? and Maria Prudencia Chaves.

According to his death certificate Miguel Barbero died of "dropsy", no medical attendance, at his residence on Canyon Road on at 5:30 am on June 3, 1928. He was male white and widowed. The name of his wife was not given. His place of birth was Santa Fe, date of birth was given as about 1845, and his age as about 83 years. His occupation was given as retired farmer. His father was Pablo Barbero and his mother Cruz Valencia. The informant was Manuel Barbero. He was buried in National Cemetery on June 5, 1928.

A third child was Pedro, but I only have a birth date for him: 1850.

I have a baptismal record for Antonio Ortiz, 6 day old son of Juan Ortiz and Cicilia Barbero, baptized on February 3, 1888; and a death certificate for Cecilia B. de Ortiz, who lived and died at 610 Agua Fria St. She was a widow and self-employed housewife, born in November 1863. Her father was L.? Ortiz of Santa Fe and Lola Gutierrez of Santa Fe. She died of stomach and liver cancer on April 27, 1926 at the age of 62. She is buried in Rosario Cemetery.

I also have a baptismal record for Juan Erwin, one day old son of José Erwin and Maria Merced Barbero, baptized on April 10, 1888. His godparents were Ramon Valencia and Martiana Ortega (LDS 0016894). According to his marriage record, at the age of 22, he married 20 year old Hermenegilda Gabaldon, daughter of Silverio Gabaldon and Teresa Sandoval on July 14, 1909 at St Francis Cathedral. Mercedes was deceased at the time of this marriage. I have a death certificate for Maria Ermegildo G. Erwin, wife of John Erwin and daughter of Silva Galbadon of Pecos and Teresita Sandoval of Pecos. She lived and died on Alto St. in Santa Fe and had been a resident of the country for 20 years. She was born around 1895 and at the time of her death from septis pneumonia related to post abortive sepsis on March 2, 1931 was around 36 years old. She was a housewife in her own home. She was buried in Rosario Cemetery on March 4, 1931. I also have a death certificate for Joe Erwin, a lifelong resident of Santa Fe who lived and died at 421 San Francisco St. His wife was Mary Erwin who was the informant. The name of his father and mother were not none. He was 70 years old at the time of his death on June 3, 1932 from apoplexy related to hypertension. He had been a painter in his own shop for 60 years. He was buried in Rosario Cemetery.

The 1920 census for Acequia Madre St. gives a number of Barberos. One is Miguel Varbera, a male white, widower head of the household. He is a laborer in a sawmill. He is living with his 28 year old married son Manuel (National Cemetery gives him these dates December 4, 1890-July 15, 1963) and 26 year old daughter in law named Guadalupita (National Cemetery gives him these dates June 2, 1895-September 12, 1988). There is a 3 month old grandson named Margarita. Next door is a head of the household Frank Varvera, 32 years old and married to 28 year old Rita. He is a servant in a private home. They have two sons Andres 8 years old and Pablo 4 years and 8 months old (National Cemetery gives him these dates: May 18, 1915-August 13, 1985). They have a daughter Esabelita, 10 months old. There is also a Francisco Varvero, 32 year old head of the household, his 32 year old wife Nita and their daughter Eloisa 11?, two sons Henry? 8? and ? 5, and another daughter Isabelita, less that 1 year old. With these people is a 30 year old Natividad Gonzales, married, 30 years old, with a son Henry 9 and José 8.

The Quintana Collection 53, 1927 at the State Archives lists Natividad Barbero, Eduvigen Barbero de Tafoya, Miguel Barbero Jr as the sole and only heirs of Manuel Barbero deceased. It is a matter of the property of Cruz Valencia and Teodora Provencio.

Cruz Valencia is buried in Rosario Cemetery. Her tombstone reads:
28 DE 1901