Early Settlers of Saltillo: 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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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!
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”.
The article does not mention the parents of Baltasar since we don’t know who they are.
My family tree chart lists his dad as Gaspar Castano De Sosa born in Navarra, Spain 1485.
Do you have a source that mentions him as the father?
If I am not mistaken Blatzar de Sosa was from Portugal as for my grandmother where she was born I don’t know yet …
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.
I think that he was. Since one of the early Sosa’s in Mexico, Lope de Sosa, was Portuguese.
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!!!
Hi, Im descendant of him too, and I want to know more about that auto de fe…can you contact me?
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.
A good book is the Crypto-Jews of Monterrey
My husband decends from Lucas as well. Do you have documents that connect the line to Portugal? If so, you can get the Portuguese Jewish community to recognize your Jewishness and grant you Portuguese citizenship. Have you gone through that process yet?
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
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.
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
I am also a direct descendant,Jesus Miguel Santiago Ha Levi.