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Founding Families of Suaqui Grande, Sonora

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Founding Families of Suaqui Grande, Sonora

Posted: 1498255620000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Gurrola, Vasquez
My father has always told me the following: Suaqui Grande, Sonora was founded in 1620 by Jesuit Martin Burgencio (he was Belgian and was later martyred in Japan). Two of the families who accompanied Burgencio were the Gurrolas and the Vasquez. Also accompanying Burgencio were slaves that eventually intermarried into the population. There was a lot of relative intermarriage because people in the village feared the Native Americans killing travelers out of the village-it was dangerous to leave the village. Is any of this true? In my mother's own Suaqui Grande family I found that she has 8 related great grandparents (brothers from one family married sisters from another family etc..) instead of 8 unrelated individuals. Does anyone with relatives from Suaqui Grande, Sonora have the same thing happening?

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