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Enrique, Nabor and Carmen


Jose, Father, 2 daughters of previous marriage, Mercedes and Leonor in white.


Alfred Jordan, Olivia Pacheco, Alfred, Gregory and Jason


Children, Olivia and Rudolph, Tumacacori Church, Richard Pacheco Daughter and Niece.

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Ignacio Antonio Pacheco Overview

Main Author: Pacheco, Ignacio Antonio, 1775-1850.
Title: Pacheco brand registration, 1818.
Primary Material: Manuscript Collection
Description: .1 linear ft. (1 box)
Narrative arrangement.
Notes: Original restricted; photocopy available for patron use.
Handwritten registration certificate for a brand to be used on cattle and horses belonging to Ignacio Pacheco, 1818. The petition is addressed to Ignacio Bustamente y Velasco, lieutenant governor of provinces of Sonora and Sinaloa in New Spain. Pacheco's "Diamond Bell" brand is drawn in the margin. Also present is a Spanish typescript and an English translation.
Rancher near the presidio of Tubac; he also served as alcalde (mayor) of Tucson in 1826.
Subject(s): Pacheco, Ignacio Antonio, 1775-1850.
Cattle brands New Spain.

Maybe, just maybe, that is the design actually "inked" by Ignacio on the document.


Ignacio Pacheco-(He was baptized in the Tumacacori Church), his parents, Jose Ruiz Pacheco
and Maria Romero lived in Tubac and apparently Ignacio was born in Tubac in the first week of
January, 1775, as in the record of the baptism, he was only a few days old when taken to the
church at Tumacacori.  The record of the parents, show them to continue living in the area,
San Ignacio at Tubac, as the Fort of Tubac was abandoned in late 1775.  The Military Fort
was moved to Tucson, but apparently, the Pacheco's continued, directly or in-directly to live
in Tubac for another 52 years.  There is a record of a mayor of Tucson being named Ignacio
Antonio Pacheco, in 1826.  His family moved to Tucson beginning with Guadalupe. 
Guadalupe's son Refugio was born in Tucson.

Tumacacori Church

Urrutia Map of Tubac:
December 1766 - January 1767

Ignacio Pacheco son of Jose Ruiz Pacheco-Born about 1752.

Jose Ruiz Pacheco son of Juan Jose Pacheco-Born about 1728.

Juan Jose Pacheco son of ....

Highly possible; Ignacio Pacheco Zeballos, born 1708 in Nacosari.  Only other Pacheco found was a Francisco Pacheco, a "honored' soldier of Cocopera that retired to his home in Janos.

There was very little "living" of the Spaniards in the Guevavi area until about 1750.


Book: Hispanic Arizona, 1536-1856 by James Officer.
- Mission 2000 {Although Mr. Don Garate, of the Tumacacori National Historic Park in AZ, said this database
was infected by a virus. In late 2001 he was in charge of the volunteers updating this and his number is (520)398-2341.)
- Tubac Historical Society, PO Box 3261, Tubac, AZ 85646-3261 OR
- Arizona Historical Society, 949 E. Second Street, Tucson, AZ 85719 (520) 628-5774 or www.ahs.state.az.us
- Tucson Archdiocese Library, 8800 E. 22nd Street, Tucson, AZ 85710 (520) 886-5201
- University of Arizona, Special Collections (520)621-6441) or


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Credit Archive Diocese of Tucson
Event ID: 396 Book: Guevavi Page Number: 93
Event: Baptism Event Date: 04/25/1751 Event Place: Guevavi
Notes: Joseph Domingo, infant. On April 25, [1751] I solemnly baptized Joseph Domingo, son of Salvador Granillo and Manuela de Sossa. Godparents were Raphael Romero and María de los Santos Gómez. = [Item as above, Joseph Garrucho]
Event Relationship [6 Records]

Personal ID: 542 Given Name: José Surname: Garrucho Relationship: Priest
Personal ID: 915 Given Name: María de los Santos Surname: Gomez Relationship: Godmother
Personal ID: 1080 Given Name: Rafael Surname: Romero Relationship: Godfather
Personal ID: 1200 Given Name: José Domingo Surname: Granillo Relationship: Baptized
Personal ID: 1201 Given Name: Salvador Surname: Granillo Relationship: Father
Personal ID: 1202 Given Name: Manuela de Surname: Sosa Relationship: Mother

Please click here for the excellent history of Tubac, and the surrounding areas.


Juan Jose (Joseph) Pacheco Born ??? son of ???  Apparently, he was married to a
Maria De Los Santos Gomez, married, 1751, they had two children, the wife died-1763. No record of any children born in 1752, as should have been.  But, they had children in 1755 and 1757.
No record of what happened to the children.  All this transpired in the
Guevavi area. All records were destroyed in the Guevavi area in 1751.

The Pacheco Zeballos connection;

There is a reference in the Nacosari area of an Ignacio Pacheco Zeballos, born
1708 to
Rafael Pacheco Zeballos and Micaela Lopez de Miranda.  Nacosari is about 35 miles southeast of Guevavi. Below is year 1728 for;
Francisco Ais Pacheco Zeballos

Personal ID: 26104 Given Name: Francisco Ais Surname: Pacheco Zeballos Relationship: Witness

Guevavi was the area that the first Church established in Arizona by Father Kino.

Pacheco family received 1 of 2 land grants in Arizona in the 1680's from the King of
Spain.  This has to be verified as no records or references have been found, other than the Richard Pacheco records.

Surname: Pacheco Given Name: Juan José Sex: M
Place of Birth: Date of Birth: Order:
Place of Death: Date of Death: Cause of Death:
Race or Tribe: Español Residence: Title: Marido de María de los Santos Gómez
Place of Service: Burial Place: Translation: (Spanish)
Notes: This person is listed as both Joseph and Juan Joseph, depending on the entry in the record book.
In all of my Pacheco family research, I think that I finally found the connection for the grandfather of Ignacio Antonio Pacheco being Juan Jose Pacheco. 

This is based on three important factors.  That Ignacio Romero was the best man at the wedding of Juan Jose Pacheco and Maria De Los Santos Gomez, and that Maria De Los Santos Gomez was the God Mother of Jose Domingo Granillo, and that Jose Domingo Granillo was the best man for the marriage of Ignacio Antonio Pacheco and Maria Carmen Romero. 

Ignacio Pacheco and Jose Domingo Granillo were about the same age.

Juan Jose was not mentioned at all.  He was not mentioned in the 1767 census of Tubac.  His wife died in 1763, and no mention of his children born in 1755 and 1758.  Nor any children born prior.

I would assume that Juan Jose died as well and that Jose Ruiz was orphaned. There was a boy named Juan Ignacio Romero, about the same age as Jose Ruiz Pacheco, during the Tubac census of 1767. Maybe, that is how he met Maria, his future wife. There were still war like conditions in the region. 

I cannot find any records for Guevavi (other than the census of April 1752), from about 1752 through 1754.  In Guevavi, it was severely destroyed by the Pima's and constant epidemics during that period.  And upon being attacked and routed by the Pima's in late 1751, I doubt that they cared about records, as the church was destroyed as well.  Very few Spaniards live there until the late 1754's.

Ignacio Pacheco could have been named after Ignacio Romero or Ignacio Pacheco López de Miranda.(potential father of Juan Jose Pacheco)

Event Relationship [6 Records]

Event ID: 1495 Relationship: Father Event Date: 04/23/1758 View Document A  
Event ID: 295 Relationship: Husband Event Date: 07/12/1751 View Document A  
Event ID: 828 Relationship: Husband of the Deceased Event Date: 10/22/1763 View Document A  
Event ID: 835 Relationship: Father Event Date: 07/16/1755 View Document A B
Event ID: 857 Relationship: Godfather Event Date: 07/31/1754 View Document A B
Event ID: 1037 Relationship: Witness Event Date: 12/26/1775 View Document A  
Event Relationship [5 Records] Juan Jose Pacheco was about the same age as Ignacio Romero.  Juan Jose was married in 1751, but did not have any children until 1755, that is unusual.  That he is the father of Jose Ruiz Pacheco will be researched further, as Jose Ruiz Pacheco was born about 1752.  But one problem surfaced, he was alive in 1775 and was not mentioned in the census of 1767 in Tubac.  Also, below is a link between the Romero family and his Pacheco family. There could be numerous reasons why the census was not complete.

Personal ID: 542 Given Name: José Surname: Garrucho Relationship: Priest
Personal ID: 783 Given Name: Ignacio Surname: Romero Relationship: Witness
Personal ID: 914 Given Name: Juan José Surname: Pacheco Relationship: Husband
Personal ID: 915 Given Name: María de los Santos Surname: Gómez Relationship: Wife
Personal ID: 916 Given Name: Francisco Surname: Pacho Relationship: Witness
The first Mission settlement in Arizona was made in 1732. Father Felipe Segesser founded San Xavier del Bac, and Juan Bautista founded San Miguel de Guevavi. These were regular Missions; the Indian rancherias in that region were only visitas. In 1750 a presidio was located at Guevavi. The settlements formed by Father Kuehn forty years before had disappeared. Pimeria Alta was the name of Arizona at this time. During this year a revolt among the Pimas resulted in the murder of two priests of the Missions and nearly one hundred Spaniards. The Missions were deserted, but again occupied three years later. This blow from the natives destroyed the prospects and usefulness of all Missions in Pimeria. The Moquis in the Northeast were a bone of contention between the Jesuits and Franciscans, and this, with the hostility of these cliff dwellers, defeated mission labors with them until the expulsion of the Jesuits in 1768. Pimeria was a portion of eastern Sonora, and assumed the name of Arizona in 1846. The annals of events in the sixteenth, seventeenth, and early part of the eighteenth century of these changing provinces and their boundary lines are so meager and confused that Mission history is very indistinct and unreliable.

The Franciscans had sole possession of this field after 1768. There were no Missions in Arizona until many years after Father Kuehn's death in 1711; in fact, there were no Spanish Missions save in Santa Cruz Valley. Bac and Guevavi were the only Missions there, yet there were several visitas de rancherias in this locality, protected by the garrison at Tubac. The Indian settlements founded or visited by Kuehn have been called Missions by the Spanish historians. The Missions and visitas de rancherias were transferred to the Franciscans, but their property had been confiscated from the Jesuits by the Government.

The friars who took control of the Indian settlements had no means of their own, but lived upon pensions. They held their little Mission communities together by labors of love, teaching, caring for the sick, ministering to the dying, and instructing the children, whom they won by presents. Into their rude chapels, built of brush, stone, or adobe, they induced the Indian by persuasion and promises to enter and listen to divine service; but they had little influence on his life. The good padres found him heathen and left him heathen.

As late as 1829 there were no records to show of the existence of Missions in Arizona. Many efforts had been made in the Gila River regions since 1640 to establish Missions; but the vastness of this wilderness, and its entire control by fierce and savage tribes, made the task of the missionary practically hopeless. The visitas de rancherias were resorted to as substitutes for regular Missions, and these were at all times subject to every danger and hardship incident to savage life.

The progress made in Mission life in Arizona from 1768 to 1846, a period of seventy-eight years, is shown by the fact that twenty-two visita stations were permanently established, as well as the two regular Missions already referred to. The American invasion of those regions gave the movement greater vigor, until in 1901 the census revealed a membership of forty thousand Catholic women within a large district, of which Tucson was the center.
Event ID: 7876 Book: AGI, Guad. 419, 3M-33 Page Number: 42-43
Event: Census Event Date: 04/14/1752 Event Place: Guevavi
Notes: In addition to the 54 people listed in this "padrón" taken by José Diaz del Carpio, there were ten single men above the age of ten, and two widows living at Guevavi at this time. There were no single women or small children. The horrible smallpox epidemic of the summer before likely accounts for the absence of children.


Personal Information

Surname: Pacheco Zeballos Given Name: Ignacio Sex: M
Place of Birth: Date of Birth: Order:
Place of Death: Date of Death: Cause of Death:
Race or Tribe: Español Residence: Title: Hijo de Rafael Pacheco Zeballos
Place of Service: Burial Place: Translation:
Event Relationship [1 Records]

Event ID: 4428 Relationship: Baptized Event Date: 11/01/1708    
His name should be; Ignacio Pacheco Lopez de Miranda
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Personal Information

Surname: Pacheco Zeballos Given Name: Rafael Sex: M
Place of Birth: Date of Birth: Order:
Place of Death: Date of Death: Cause of Death:
Race or Tribe: Español Residence: Title: Marido de Micaela López de Miranda
Place of Service: Burial Place: Translation:
Event Relationship [1 Records]

Event ID: 4428 Relationship: Father Event Date: 11/01/1708    
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32. Francisca Xavier PACHECO - Vital Records Index / ME
Gender: F Birth/Christening: 10 May 1703 Puebla de Zaragoza, Puebla, Mexico

1743 Francisca Xaviera Pacheco gave birth, Guevavi

Miguel Pacheco, marriage to Maria Escanlante, Tucson 1764

Marcos Pacheco born, 1769, Tucson

Bernardino Pacheco born, 1778, Tucson

Catarina Pacheco born, 1767, Tucson

Gertrudis Pacheco born, 1797, Tucson

Manuel Pacheco born, 1790, San Xavier

Joseph Pacheco born, 1789, St. Agustin-Tucson

Josepha Pacheco born, 1770, St. Agustin-Tucson

AnaMaria Pacheco born, 1772, St. Agustin-Tucson

Francisco Pacheco born, 1792, St. Agustin-Tucson

For the History of Tubac, please click here.

Presidio de San Ignacio de Tubac. (A) Located four miles north of Tumacácori, the Presidio de San Ignacio
de Tubac was founded in 1752 in response to a Pima revolt. The area had been a Pima village before becoming
a mission farm. The fifty cavalrymen garrisoned at this remote outpost were to control the Pimas, protect the
frontier from the Apaches and Seris, and further explore the Southwest. Juan Bautista de Anza II, second
commander of the presidio, staged two overland expeditions to Alta California from this place. The ruins of
his house can be viewed through an underground archeological exhibit at Tubac Presidio State Historical Park.
(NR) About ten acres of the original site are within the state park and 23 acres are in private ownership.
Thirteen acres of the private land are leased by the Center for Spanish Colonial Archeology. The Anza Trail
runs through this property.

Other Pacheco family information;

Arizona Daily Star
Tucson, AZ
September 5, 1982
Family owned Spanish grant
Ida Braun Pacheco dies at 84
Ida Braun Pacheco, widow of a descendant of a pioneer Tucson ranching family, died at her home Friday after a long illness.  She was 84.
Her late husband, Richard M. Pacheco, started the Acme Cattle Co. west of Marana in 1934 and owned several ranches in Southern Arizona.  He died in 1976.
The Pacheco family owned one of two land grants made by the king of Spain in Arizona.  The grant, made in 1684, once extended from the Rincon Mountains to the east side of Benson.
Pacheco was a descendant of Ygnacio Antonio Pacheco, who obtained the first branch registry for cattle in Arizona from the king of Spain in 1813.
Mrs. Pacheco was born in Tucson in 1898.  She is survived by three daughters, Mary Pacheco and Norma Bustamante, both of Tucson, and Ida Fernandez of San Gabriel, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements are pending at Tucson Mortuary.
Arizona Daily Star
Tucson, AZ
September 6, 1982
PACHECO, Ida Braun, 84, passed away September 4, 1982.  Mother of Mrs. Norma P. Bustamante, Mrs. Mary (Henry) Pacheco, Mrs. Alda (Hector) Fernandez of St. Gabriel, CA; also 10 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.  Mrs. Pacheco was nominated to the Arizona Cattleman's Hall of Fame, she was a native Tucsonian, and her family has been in Tucson since the early 1800's.  Rosary will be recited Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. at the TUCSON MORTUARY, South Chapel.  Mass will be offered Wednesday, 9 a.m. at St. Augustine Cathedral.  Interment will follow in Holy Hope Cemetery.  Visiting hours will be Tuesday, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Interesting link of possible Pacheco family history9generation 6).


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