Sunday, January 25, 2015

Soldier, Salvador Duran - enlistment 1732

Salvador Duran, son of Sevastian and Ana Martin, a native of the villa Nueva de Santa Cruz, government of New Mexico, named his occupation as a carpenter, his height as 5'2" tall, age of 22 years, his religion as C. A. P. Roman (Roman Catholic), brown hair, dark eyes, swarthy skin, large nose and black eyebrows. He fills the position for an unlimited time in the royal presidio of the villa of Santa Fe, the 20th of October 1732 in place of Joseph Romero and he was read the penal laws that pertain to the Ordinance and not knowing how to sign, he made the sign of the cross. Being advised that this justification should not serve as any excuse, those being witnesses are Sergeants Antonio Guerrero and Pablo Sandoval.  Signed Juan Bautista de Anza.

Margin:  He was promoted on September 6, 1769 to a Leather Jacket soldier.  He was authorized to retire on July 1, 1779.

References:  Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series II, Reel 21, Frame 741.  Enlistment of Salvador Duran.  ©Henrietta Martinez Christmas

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