Early Settlers of Saltillo: Baltazar de Sosa and Maria Ines Rodriguez

Baltazar de Sosa and Maria Ines Rodriguez

An early settling family of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico is that of Baltazar de Sosa and Maria Ines Rodriguez. This couple lived from the early 1500s to the late 1500s.

I have yet to discover who the parents of Baltazar de Sosa were but those of his wife, Maria Ines Rodriguez, is Diego de Montemayor and Ines Rodriguez. Here I have only posted information about their children and whom they married. For additional descendants look for them in our Community Family Tree.

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  1. See Geni.com . research by Ana M. Guerra, May 2018 about the parents of Baltasar Castano de Sosa. I am not sure how accurate the information is but I am starting to check into it to verify. It says that the parents are: Francisco Mendez and Ines Castanho Dias, from there it goes back a few more generations. I connect through to most of Baltazar Castano Sosa and Ines Rodriguez children through many lines. So.. it is worth checking!
    Blanca Curl

    1. Did you verify to make sure they are Balthazar parents? Do you know also of the children they have? Names? I’m stuck on that. Supposedly she married again with Juan Rodriguez, Maria ( daughter of Balthazar). She did Marry Juan Navarro but don’t know if this Maria has a middle name “ Carmen”.

    1. I WAS WITH IDEA THAT BALTAZAR DE SOSA WAS OF PORTUGUESE DESCENT. BEING THAT I AM A DESCENDANT OF HIS, I AM VERY INTERESTED IN HIS HISTORY AND ORIGINS.

      1. I am a descendant of Capt. Baltazar’s Castaño de Souza’s sons named Lucas Garcia Rodríguez. I have my genealogy going back to my first great grandparents and their auto de fe and Jewishname changes. What God has illuminated me to discover is unreal!!!

        1. I’m a direct decendent of Baltazar Castano de Sosa as well, his daughter was named Maria Castano de Sosa Rodriguez de Montemayor, I would like to know more about the auto de fe and Jewish name changes. Thank you.

  2. Does your source #13 above (Maria Elena Santoscoy Flores, Aquellos Primeros Saltillenses) make any reference to identifying the brothers of Capitan Baltazar de Sosa? I have notes indicating that in the July 2009 publication of Genealogica Mexicana, there is confirmation thru an article by Ms. Santoscoy that Baltazar and Gaspar de Sosa were brothers. Gaspar Castaño de Sosa, of course, is a more well-known historical figure: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaspar_Casta%C3%B1o_de_Sosa

    -Lauryn Gonzales Coronado

    1. It does not mention the brothers. It has always been presumed that they are brothers but I have not seen any document proving this. There are trees out there that mention that they are but again they are unsourced.

  3. Lo que yo tengo entendido es que Inés Rodríguez fue portuguesa y no hay pruebas de que haya sido hija de don Diego de Montemayor y de su supuesta esposa Inés Rodríguez
    Saludos, José