Gaspar Baptista, indio

Brief Biography: 
The indios amigos were not listed on the 1540 muster but many were present. They also rarely appear as individuals in the documentary record. The only known documentary record for Gaspar Baptista is dated 1580 when his son mentioned that his father was a member of the Expedition.
Gender: 
Male
Birthplace
Country of Origin: 
Mexico
Place of Birth (modern province/state/region): 
Jalisco
Place of Birth (City/Town): 
Zapotlán
Last Known Location: 
Unknown
Indigenous Social Status: 
Unknown
Name of Children: 
Joachim Baptista
References-Documentary: 

1580-90:

AGN, Instituciones Coloniales, GD51, Gobierno Virreinal, General de Parte, Vol.2, exp.975, 1580 [fol. 209: Sept 6 1580, Joaquin Bautista is the son of Gaspar Baptista; viceroy Enríquez writes to the alcalde mayor of Çapotlan that Joachim Baptista, yndio of the pueblo made a report that he is the son of Gaspar Baptista, one of the Indians who went to Cíbola; durante el tiempo que vivio el dicho su padre fue reservado de los servicios personales y obras publicas que los demas naturales acuden; me pedio manda se guardar la propria orden con el susodicho; os mando...lo qual dareis horden como se guarde y cumla lo proprio con el hijo sin hazer novedad alguna de los con el dicho su padre se hazia pagando el tributo que le cabe pagar por tasacion a su magestad]