Maria Higenia Perea, was married to
She was born as Maria Ana De Perea in Nacosari, year 1713. Nacosari
is in the vicinity of the small villages at the time near and south of the
Romero Family ranch.
I have made the
decision, based on continuing records that her parents were; Juan Ignacio De
Perea and Maria Ladron De Guevara(Gebara), year 1712. They also lived in Janos
and San Ignacio.
Based on an
excellent book that I read, JUAN BAUTISTA DE ANZA (Donald T. Garate), Janos was
a very important city that was the center of "activity". Order it, it is
excellent. The Perea family still has to be confirmed. They were either from the
Andalusia (read that Pedro De Perea mentioned that he was born in that area of
Spain, thereby naming the area, when as Governor, Nuevo Andalusia)) or the
Durango, Vizcaya Branches of Spain, as mentioned in another "book". But, the family name of Perea, is definitely
She may have had
sisters by the name of Bartola Ladra De Guevara and Juana
Nicolasa de Guebara(Guevara).
There is also a "connection" to
Chihuahua, whereas there was a birth of
YGNACIO EUSTACHIO PEREA, San Jose,
Hidalgo Del Parral,, and the mother was
ANA MARIA DE PEREA,
year 1710. Chihuahua was a stepping stone on traveling west for the silver and
gold strikes in the Santa Ana/Magdalena area. He may have been the brother of
Maria. The father may have been, Juan Ignacio De Perea.
The father of Juan
Ignacio De Perea may have been, with the home address being the same, Pedro
Perea Ybarra, with his father being Pedro Perea(died, October 1645) and mother, Maria Ibarra.
If so, there is a
great story in the book of this "PEREA" family, and the "IBARRA" family. Pedro
De Perea was the first "governor" of SONORA, naming it Nuevo Andalusia first.
But, after he died, the name was disbanded, and the name became Sonora. On page
270 of the book, there is information that I am presently having the author help
in clarifying, as it has contradictory information.
But it is Maria
Ibarra that is very famous in the history of "Mexico". Her grandfather was
Francisco Ibarra that created the present states of Durango(Nueva Vizcaya) and
Sinaloa. Their family, as well as the Perea family came from the Basque area
Durango, Bizkaia and the Ibarra's came from Eibar, Gipuzkoa. very impressive
record of Francisco Ibarra.
For an excellent
overview of the negative and positive formation of "Sonora" by Pedro De Perea,
please access the book,
Basque History, please click
||Given Name: María Higenia
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|Place of Death:
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||Residence: Buena Vista en el
Valle de San Luis
||Title: Mujer de Nicolás Romero
|Place of Service:
||Translation: (Basque - herbal
|Notes: She is
recorded as Eugenia Díaz in record #1245; She was dead by 1767