This is what I have on my Acosta and Basquez ancestors from San Francisco de Conchos, and Santa Rosalia de Camargo, Chihuahua.
Of course I'd like to interact with anyone related to me, or researching the same family and area.
19 year-old Jose Pedro Basquez Olguin from San Francisco de Conchos, married 16 year-old Maria Trinidad Acosta Delgado from nearby Santa Rosalia on 8 February 1854 in San Francisco de Conchos.
Their neighboring hometowns are within the same municipality of Camargo, with Santa Rosalia serving as the county seat. Santa Rosalia later being renamed Santa Rosalia de Camargo.
In one document we have Maria Juana Acosta and daughter Maria del Pilar Vasquez de Acosta as being born in the Valle de Zaragoza. This was a name applied to the area in 1864 in honor of General Ignacio Zaragoza who defeated the French forces. Previously, the area was called Pilar de Conchos.
Pilar de Conchos, San Francisco de Conchos and the Conchos River are named after the native Conchos Indians.
There are no known Conchos left. The Spanish enslaved them, and the very few that survived decided to join their neighboring tribe hundreds of years ago, the alike Jumanos who were very friendly with them.
This might be the kind of Indian Maria del Pilar Vasquez was, and that we retain in our mtDNA.
I have not found Maria Trinidad Acosta’s birth record, but suspect her complete name was Maria Juana de la Trinidad Acosta Delgado.
If Maria Trinidad was 16 years old at the time of her marriage as her wedding record indicates, that would give us a birth year for her of 1838. Pedro was born three years before her.
Pedro’s father was Eugenio Basquez who was 25 years old when he married Maria Guadalupe Olguin on May 25, 1821 in San Francisco de Conchos.
Maria Guadalupe was also born in the same town.
Eugenio and Maria Guadalupe had many children over a long stretch of years, starting perhaps with Francisco de Pablo Vicente Basquez Olguin on April 20, 1822 in San Francisco de Conchos, followed nine months later by Maria Jesus de los Dolores Basques Olguin on January 19, 1823 in San Francisco de Conchos.
Then came Maria Josefa Blasa Basquez Olguin on February 3, 1830 in San Francisco de Conchos, and Maria Josefa Biviana Basquez Olguin on December 2, 1831 in San Francisco de Conchos, then almost exactly a year later came Jose Guadalupe Basques Olguin on December 13, 1832 in San Francisco de Conchos.
Next came our direct ancestor, Jose Pedro Basquez Olguin on January 21, 1835 in San Francisco de Conchos.
And finally twenty years after their first child, Jose Ysidro Rito Basques Olguin who was baptized May 22, 1842 in Santa Rosalia.
Eugenio Basquez’s parents were Feliciano Vasquez Dominguez and Ana Josefa Fonseca Flores, who were born around 1785 in San Francisco de Conchos.
Feliciano’s parents were Juan Antonio Vasquez born in the 1760s in San Francisco de Conchos, and Barbara Romana Dominguez who was born on March 3, 1762, barely across the border from Chihuahua in Villa Ocampo, Durango.
Ana Josefa Fonseca’s parents were Domingo Fonseca and Josefa Flores born in the 1760s in San Francisco de Conchos.
Maria Trinidad Acosta’s parents seem to be Pedro Acosta, perhaps of Santa Rosalia and Felipa Delgado, perhaps of Meoqui.
All this data needs further research and corroboration, but I am reasonably confident that they will stand the test.
There’s a new project at Family Tree devoted to mtDNA Haplogroup B2.
B2 is one of the four major matrilineal Native American lineages.
And the only one that stretches across the Pacific Ocean to embrace Polynesia and areas as far a field as Madagascar.
I have created this project because I have found so little research on this fascinating lineage. Today there are more questions than answers.
Just what is the connection between the peoples of the Americas and that of Oceania? Was America peopled from Southeast Asia via the Pacific Isles? Someday this incredible journey maybe fully documented, and understood.
This project is one humble step in that direction. A shout at the Eurocentric Genetic establishment, that we’re not white, but we matter, we want our ancestry researched, too.
I’ve written to journals and asked them to write investigative articles on this important lineage, but have not received responses.
If you’re mtDNA Haplogroup B2 I invite you to add your test results to this new project. Let the Ivy League geneticists in their ivory towers know we are here, we care, we spend, we are a force to be reckoned with. Ignore B2 at your own peril!
My maternal (Rodriguez, Contreras, Montoya, Acosta, Porras, Vasquez, Serecedes, Cobos, Corral, Olguin, Gallardo, Robeldo, Najera, Suares, Caballero, Gutierrez, Caro, Aranda) home page:
My paternal (Romo, Ramirez, Gonzales, Ybarra, Rodriguez, Veles, Rangel, Moctezuma) homepage:
My Moctezuma DNA Project:
My Alderete DNA Project:
My Moctezuma Forum: