Thursday, July 9, 2015

Corporal, Jose Miguel Tafoya ~ enlistment 1769

Joseph Miguel Tafolla, son of Phelipe Tafolla and Theresa Fernandez, native of this villa of Santa Fe, occupation farmer, 5'5" and one line tall, age 20, CAPR (Roman Catholic), black hair and eyebrows, ruddy skin, snub-nosed, stooped shoulders.   He fills the position in this presidio of Santa Fe on 1 January 1769 in place of Phelipe Sandoval. He was read the penalties called for in the ordinance…having been advised that this is the explanation (justification) and no excuse whatsoever will be accepted from him; signed.  Those being witnesses were the Sergeants Antonio Guerrero and Pablo Sandoval.  Joseph Migel Tafoya (rubric)

Juan Bapta de Anza (rubric)

Margin:  On 1 January 1783, he was promoted to Caravinero.  On 20 August 1789 promoted to Corporal. Was placed on the invalid roster on 22 February 1798, signed Chacon.

Reference:  Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series II, Reel 21, Frame 774.  DAR SAR
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