by Moises Garza

February 2, 2021

Baptism of Simon Sanchez Navarro
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the November 1, 1707 baptism of my 8th great-grandfather Simon Sanchez Navarro who was baptized in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. 

I first came across the baptism date for my ancestor in the eBook that Crispin Rendon did for me some years back. I finally had the chance to get a copy of it form FamilySearch. You can see the image above and the transcription below.

But first, lets talk a bit about this record. Something that caught my eye was that it mentions that Simon and his parents are mestizos. A mestizo is someone that has Spanish and Indigenous parents. 

The second thing that is interesting is that it states that Simon was 15 days old at the time of baptism. If my calculator is correct then this means that Simon was born on October 17, 1707.

Finally, it is important to know that his godparents are listed as Miguel Guajardo and Petrona Montes de Ocon (might be Oca).

Transcription: Baptism of Simon Sanchez Navarro

Simon mestiso

En primero de noviembre de zetecinos. y siete as. En
la parro ql de la Villa del Saltillo Con milisena.
El Br. [?] reino de Leon. Baptiso. y puso Los Sanos.
Olios, y crisma a. Simon mestiso. Nacido de quin
Se dias. hijo Lexmo. de Marcos Zanchez y Cata
ria Flores mestisos. vecinos desta Villa fu
eron sus padrinos. Migel. Guaxdo. y Petrona de
Montes Ocon Aquines seles advistio el paren
tesco espiritual y manera de la doctrina
Cristiana y pa. q. Conste los firme,

Br. Dn. Joseph Martinez

If Simon is also one of your ancestors please let me know how you are related to him in the comments of this blog post.

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Simon's marriage to Juana Maria Antonia Ramirez appears in the following eBook.

Families of Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico Volume Two


  • Crispin D Rendon, Ancestor Book for Moises Garza (3430 Bahia Place, Riverside, CA 92507, Self-Published, February 9, 2014), Personal Archives of Moises Garza, Pg. 136.
  • "México, Coahuila, registros parroquiales, 1627-1978," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 20 May 2014), Saltillo > Sagrario Metropolitano > Bautismos 1684-1700, 1706-1723 > image 145 of 431; parroquias Católicas, Coahuila (Catholic Church parishes, Coahuila).

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  1. My connection is thru her brother and both his wives
    1. Jose Cristoval Ramirez B. February 1, 1712. Saltillo, Coahuila M. 1731 1st Antonia Arredondo (Goes to Barrera) and 1741 2nd Matiana HINOJOSA (Goes to Guerra).

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