Saturday, December 17, 2016

Another shoemaker from Arizpe

Painting by Frederic Whitaker. Cuernavaca Street, 1946.
In previous posts, I have written about my 3rd-great-grandfather Vicente Antonio Campuzano, a shoemaker originally from Arizpe, Sonora in 1810. He had a large family that eventually spread to Arizona and California. Well, two families, at least 13 children. Recently I have been going through an exercise to try to find a common ancestor with several AncestryDNA connections on my Mom's side of the tree. It looks like there may be more than one connection to these Mexican branches.

As I work my way through the line of the Urias family in Tucson, I started from Francisco Urias and Ambrosia Salazar. Francisco's parents were Juan Urias and Santiaga Barrios. I have not yet linked Juan directly to the family of neighbor Antonio Gallego Urias, but I do think they are related. Antonio's father, also named Antonio Urias, was possibly Tucson's first jeweler. This Antonio was the son of Mariano Urias, who appeared as a shoemaker in the 1870 US Census in Tucson. Mariano later returned to Arizpe, where he shows up in local records.

Mariano was baptized as Evaristo Mariano Urias on 23 October 1815, son of Jose Antonio Urias and Gertrudis Quijada.
FamilySearch, Image 676 of 2174. Arizpe, Sonora.
Mariano first married Maria Dolores Chacon, likely in Arizpe. They had at least the following children:
- Maria Catarina Chacon Urias, 1840 in Arizpe
- Antonio Emeterio Pablo Chacon Urias, born 2 March 1842 in Arizpe
- Jose Pablo Atancio Urias, about 1844 in Arizpe
- Maria Juana Nepomucena Concepcion Urias, 1846 in Arizpe

It looks like Mariano may have had another family with Margarita Perez. Their daughter, Petra Perez Urias, appears next to Mariano in the 1870 US Census in Tucson as 11 years old.

Mariano later moved to Tucson and appears in Arizona Territory Census records in 1866, 1867 and 1874.
1867 Arizona Territory Census, Pima County.
Mariano appears again in the death record for his son Antonio in Arizpe on 4 September 1886:

Mariano died on 3 April 1897 in Arizpe.

I was hoping to find Juan Urias was a son of Mariano, but I have not yet been able to verify this. Perhaps looking back one more generation may result in the answer.

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