I am a historian for the US National Park Service in Southern Arizona. There is a connection between José de la Borda and our most famous native son here in Southern Arizona/Northern Sonora - Juan Bautista de Anza. Anza's pariente, Pedro de Anza was in partners with Borda in his Zacatecas mining endeavors. I have been researching Borda's family and roots in an attempt to find out more about that association for a biograpy I am writing about Anza. It seems to me that if you are going to change the name of Taxco to reflect its connection with Borda, you will probably want to know all you can about him. If I come across anything else, I will be happy to forward it to you. I have an idea he had more than just the three children, but it takes a long time to go through the old records.

Don Garate

Chief of Interpretation/Historian

Tumacácori National Historical Park\

Tumacácori, Arizona

Your Taxco page has an immense amount of wonderful and useful information. You might want to add to the historical information about Jose de la Borda that he had at least three children - not two. His first and oldest child was a daughter named Antonia whose baptism at the Sagrario Metropolitano in Mexico City is recorded as follows

Antonia Ygnacia Henrrique. On July 23rd in the year of the Lord 1721 with license from Doctor Don Antonio Banuelos Negrete, priest of this holy church, I, Father Friar Juan de Contreras of the order of San Francisco, baptized an infant girl who was born on the 15th day of the month. I gave her the name of Antonia Ygnacia Henrrique. She is the legitimate daughter of the legitimate marriage of Don Joseph de la Borda and Doñ Theressa Verdguo García. Her godfather was Don Francisco Berdugo, resident of this city. = Doctor Anttonio Banuelos Negrete (rubric) = Fray Juan de Contreras (rubric)

Antonia de la Borda married José Galiano on May 13, 1753 at the same Sagrario Metropolitano and they had at least one son. The daughter which your narative speaks of, was also baptized at the same cathedral as follows:

Ana María. On February 27th in the year of the Lord 1723 with license from Doctor Don Juan Joseph de la Mota, priest of this holy church, I, Bachiller Don Joseph de Contreras, baptized and infant girl on the 16th of this month. I gave her the name Ana María Baltasara Julliana. She is the legitimate daughter of the legitimate marriage of Don Joseph dela Borda and Doña Teresa Berdugo. Her godfather was the Reverend Fray Manuel de Santa Rosa of the Carmelite order with license from his prelate. = Doctor Don Juan Joseph de la Mota (rubric) = Joseph de Contreras Villega (rubric)

Antonia Ygnacia Henrrique. En Veinte y Tres de Jullio de el Año del Señor de mill setecientos y Veinte y Uno con lizencia de el D.or D. Antonio Banuelos Negrete Cura desta Santa Yglesia Yo el P.e fray Juan de Contreras del Orden de San Fran.co Baptize auna Ynfanta que nacio a quinze deste mes. Pusele por nomb.e Antonia Ygnacia Henrrique hija Leg.ma de Leg.mo Matrimonio de D.n Joseph de la Borda y de D.a Theresa Verdugu Garcia. Fue su Padrino el P.e D.n Fran.co Berdugo, vezino desta Ciudad. = D.or Antt.o Bañuelos Negrete (rúbrica) Fr. Juan de Contreras (rúbrica)

Ana María. En veinte y Siete de Febrero de el Año del Señor de mill setecientos y Veinte y Tres con liz.a del D.or Don Juan Joseph de la Mota Cura desta Santa Yglesia Yo el B.r Don Joseph de Contreras Baptize auna Ynfanta que nacio a Dies y Seis deeste mes pusele por nombre Ana Maria Baltasara Julliana hija leg.ma de leg.mo Matrimonio de Don Joseph dela Borda y de Doña Teresa Berdugo. fue su Padrino el P.e Fray Manuel de Santa Rosa del Orden de el Carmen con liz.a de su Prelado. em.do Her.o Vale. D.or D. Juan Joseph de la Mota (rúbrica) B.r Joseph de Contreras Villega (rúbrica)