1. From Piedra de Sol / Sunstone: The Collected Poems of Octavio Paz 1957-1987, Edited by Eliot Weinberger, A New Directions Book.
Octavio Paz (1914-1998) was awarded the 1990 Nobel Prize for Literature. Response and Reconciliation his last poem, before his death on April 19, 1998.
2. Mount Soza description and location per U.S. Department of the Interior letter dated August 28, 1990: Geographic Names of the Antarctica - Mount Soza. Mount Soza facsimile obtained through the courtesy of Mr. Peter Bermel.
"There is a Museum on the first floor of the Department of the Interior Building at 1849 C Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20240. The exhibit in the U.S. Geological Survey section of the Museum shows on a map of Antarctica; the routes of the four electronic geodetic traverses on which "Zeke" was a participants...." Department of the Interior letter Peter Bermel, February 1, 1994. 3. Antarctica Service Medal and Antarctica Service Certificate donated to the AHS by this Editor on behalf of Ezekiel R. Soza. Medal and Certificate photographs furnished through the courtesy of Mr. Tom Peterson, Curator of Collections AHS.
4. U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey letter dated August 28, 1990; tribute to Zeke by personal friend Peter F. Bermel, Assistant Director for Programs.
5. Copies of Incoming correspondence are in writer's personal file. Editor's Outgoing correspondence were originally written on a typewriter. For this publication, these outgoing letters were reproduced verbatim onto a word processor, to facilitate this publication and general indexing.
6. Recuerdo De Bautismo en la iglesia de La Immaculadaa Concepcion en Benson, Ariz. Born March 24, 1921, Baptized April 18, 1921.
7. The Editor at: Wilmington, CA, c. 1925, North Phoenix High School, Phoenix 1940, Los Angeles, CA 1969, Altadena, CA, 1999.
8. Renamed the Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont House Museum, by action of the Arizona Historical Society State Board.
9. Reddington was originally founded by the Redfield brothers, who named the townsite Redfield. Name was changed to comply with postal regulations, when Redfield brothers sought a post office. Post Office site could not be named for a living person.
Henry T. Redfield was named Postmaster of Redington on October 1879. On May 30, 1892 Philip S. Patton, Postmaster identified Redington as being in the SE 1/4 of Section 34, Township 11 South, Range 18 East, with Mammoth 24 miles north and Benson 40 miles south.
10. See Newsletters May 1998, and January 1999 for details. 11. See Newsletters May 1998 and January 1999 for details.
12. Dedication ceremony included introductions of Albert Moreno Soza, Maria Soza Gonzales, Ben Moreno Soza, Henry Moreno Soza, and Edward Soza.
13. The Arizona Historical Society retains exclusive right as to displays and exhibits in the Museum.
14. Subsequent research revealed that Jose Maria Sosa was born c.1746; based on the inventory of the Tubac Presidio in 1774, listing Sosa @ 28 years, Spaniard, and of good circumstances. See Documents #5700 and #3117 in Chapman's Catalogue of Materials in the Archivo General de Indias for the History of the Pacific and the American Southwest, dated September 26, 1794, confirms royal commission to Alferez.
Document facsimiles obtained through the courtesy of the Bancroft Library, Berkeley November 11, 1976 and donated to AHS.
15. To date, no hint, record, or trace has been found that would connect the Arizona Soza / Sosa branches with Gaspar Castano de Sosa. The "mining venture with Hernan Cortes" is erroneous.
More correctly, it was Juan Alonso Sosa, the first Sosa arrival
in the New World, who as Royal Treasurer, became associated with Cortes. See New World Odyssey, A Search for Roots: The Sosa, Soza Families of Arizona by Edward Soza, 1995.
16. The medal was not a Congressional Medal. More correctly it is identified as the United States Department of the Interior ANTARCTICA SERVICE MEDAL. See certificate May 12, 1970. Medal and Certificate were donated to the AHS.
17. Interior of Cliff dwellings at Soza Canyon appear on Northern Arizona University web site. Log http://www.nau.edu. Also Father Eusebio Francisco Kino visited many Indian villages in the San Pedro River valley, including the site of the former Soza Ranch at Redington. See page 364 Rim of Christendom by Herbert Eugene Bolton.
18. Corporal status was not achieved until 1779. Document G M Leg 7279 C 8 108, Archivo General de Simancas
19. See Plaza of the Pioneers Dedication book produced by the Tucson Museum of Art for the dedication of the Plaza of the Pioneers on Saturday, November 6, 1982.
Memorialized in the dedicatory book were:
Alferez Jose Maria Sosa (b. c. 1744)
Don Antonio Campa Soza (1845-1915)
Dona Maria Jesus Moreno de Soza (1855-1939)
Antonio Moreno Soza (1887-1981)
Mercedes Encinas Soza (1891-1970)
Don Carlos Moreno Soza (1891-)
Herminia Leon Valenzuela Soza (1893-1964)
20. Newly discovered document reveals that Alferez Jose Maria Sosa died April 2, 1800. See Newsletters May 1998 and January 1999 for report issued by the Presidio San Augustin del Tucson. 21. This burial information site was based on Spanish Colonial Tucson by Henry F. Dobyns p/120. Armed with this information, sought permission to install a memorial marker at the Tumacacori Mission. See Department of the Interior, National Park Service letter dated December 23, 1988.
Recent research revealed that Dona Rita Espinosa de Sosa died April 16th and was buried April 17, 1820 in the Tubac Church, next to the Holy Water Basion. See Newsletters May 1998 and January 1999.
22. Mendoza surname is incorrect. It should read Paulina Rodriguez per Newsletter dated May 31, 1993 Vol. 1, No. 2 and December 1997 Vol. 5, No. 3.
23. The map is dated 1762, and the text 1764. See Juan Nentvig's RUDO ENSAYO A Description of Sonora and Arizona in 1764. Pradeau & Rasmussen, University of Arizona Press 1980.
24. This information is incorrect. Jecori, which also appears as Tecori, was not inundated by construction of a dam. The actual inundated village was further down stream at Presa Obregon.
25. This was not based on fact; perhaps wishful fantasying. The Jesuits were expelled in 1767. Sosa was born c. 1746 at Jecori, but while his departure from Jecori is unknown, we do know that his presidio service began in 1770. Archivo De Simancas, G M Leg 7279 C 8 108.
26. An alternate route is via Douglas, AZ.
27. Furnished by the late Dr. James E. Officer.
28. Footnote in the Solliday text: "It is not certain what relationship, if any exist between the Sosa family of Sonora and Gaspar Castano de Sosa, a Portuguese-born nobleman who became Lieutenant Governor and Captain General of Nuevo Leon, and led an unsuccessful expedition to establish a permanent colony in new Mexico in 1590.
In 1598, there were two prominent Sosa families with Don Juan de Onate in New Mexico colonization. See Historia de la Nueva Mexico, 1610 by Gaspar Perez De Villagra. Translated and Edited by Miguel Encinas, Alfred Rodriguez, and Joseph P. Sanchez. University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque 1992.
29. Alferez Jose Maria Sosa's demise has been authenticated as being April 2, 1800, per Tucson Presidio report dated January 1, 1801. See Soza Family Newsletters for May 1998 and January 1999.
30. Several errors in the Solliday typescript were reprinted in this Newsletter. Corrections to be noted are:
0 Calistro and his wife Luisa Campa did not live at the San Pedro River. When Calistro died, sometime before 1862, Luisa married Jesus Maria Mungia, her third husband. Luisa is this Editor's paternal great grandmother.
0 The earliest homestead in the San Pedro valley came in 1865 with Mark Aldrich, failed in an attempt to settle at Redington. 0 The homestead settlement founded by Antonio and his wife, Maria Jesus Moreno was south of Redington.
0 Jose Maria Acedo was the first school teacher at the Soza ranch school.
0 Redington was founded by the Redfield brothers, and initially chose the name Redfield. To meet postal requirements, and qualify for post office designation, the name Reddington was selected.
31. As noted above this information was erroneous. Jecori was not inundated, but rather another village downstream in the path of Presa Obregon.
32. Edited the original text to delete inaccurate reference to a Congressional Antarctica Medal.
33. Alferez Jose Maria Sosa died April 2, 1800. See Newsletters May 1998 and January 1999.
34. Alferez Jose Maria Sosa died April 2, 1800. See Newsletters May 1998 p/4 and January 1999 p/2.
35. This Editor's great grandfather.
36. Jose Maria Sosa (Third) and his wife Solana Mendoza are remembered as the original owners of the structure now celebrated as the Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont Museum. Museum was first designated as the John Charles Fremont House / Casa del Gobernador, then renamed by action of the Arizona Historical Society State Board.
37. Placido Soza HD #183 filed on December 30, 1882, for Section 30, Township 12 South, Range 19 East, and relinquished all his rights, title, and interest on January 2, 1885
38. Nicolas C. Soza filed HD# 759 on April 26, 1887 for 120 acres in Section 29, Township 12 South, Range 19 East. All rights, title, and interest were relinquished January 15, 1890. 39. Have been unable to re-locate an earlier Sosa reference to 1527 in the New World.
40. Editor's grandfather Antonio Soza was twenty four years old in 1869.
41. Editor's grandparents Antonio Soza & Jesus Moreno Soza bore two sons with the same name: Benito 1886-1893 and Benito born 1893. Information about these two markers is solicited.
42. It was Penn State, this Editor's alma mater.
43. Ruth Naomi Sabicci Perego was the great granddaughter of Jose Maria Sosa and Solana Mendoza, original owners of the now designated Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont Museum property. Ruth's grandparents were Manuela Sosa and Michael McKenna.
44. William Soza, originally from Alpine, TX. Founded Soza and Company, an international consulting firm located in Virginia. 45. Robert Lee Soza is the proprietor of Highland Drug Co., Alpine, Tx. and William is brother.
46. Notation on map: The fields to the North of the extent of this map are only cultivated when there is an abundance of water. Surveyed by order of Major D. Fergusson, 1st Calvary Cal. Vols. J. B. Mills, Surveyor
47. Mark Aldrich was Tucson Postmaster, up until the outbreak of the Civil War. After the War, he was reappointed, but declined, as he and partners organized a cattle and agricultural venture at Redington in the San Pedro River valley c. 1865.
48. Editor's great grandmother; thrice married, thrice widowed:
1st marriage to Manuel Sosa
2nd marriage to Calistro Sosa
3rd marriage to Jesus Maria Mungia.
49. Parcels sequestrated to the United States. Mark Aldrich's name also appears on the same parcels.
50. Parcels sequestrated to the United States
51. Armida was the daughter of Manuel Elias Soza & Rita Valenzuela and descendant of Placido Campa Soza & Mercedes Elias.
52. Calistro (Kelly) Soza was the son of Calistro Borquez Soza & Concepcion Navarro Fimbrez and a descendant of Nicolas Campa Soza & Juana Borquez.
53. Josephine O. Soza 1904-1991, buried at Rose Hills Cemetery, Whittier, Ca. Can you identity her family ?
54. Lily Cohen Soza, remembered by her daughter Maria C. Soza, Cambria, Ca. Lily, wife of the late Rupert (Antonio) Soza; whose parents were Juan Moreno Soza and Maria Petra Yanez de Soza, all deceased.
55. "Scott Solliday, Curator Tempe Historical Museum located marriage record of Juan Soza and Jesus Sotelo. The Florence, AZ Catholic Church entry reads: Juan Soza, son of Calistro Soza and Paulina Rodriguez, married Jesus Sotelo, daughter of Tiburcio Sotelo and Manuela Sanchez, on July 19, 1873."
56. Late husband of Dorothy Maynard, Los Angeles, CA. Dorothy is a direct descendant of Jose Maria Sosa & Solana Mendoza, and Manuela Sosa and Michael McKenna. The hand made quilt comforter displayed at the Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont Museum was made by Dorothy's grand- mother Manuela Sosa McKenna.
57. Alfonso L. Yanez ( 7/17/1922-7/2/1997) son of the late Medardo B. Yanez and the late Carmen Luna, Tucson. Writer's mother and Alfonso's father were brother and sister.
58. Lucille Soza Campbell is a direct descendant of Juan Soza (1851-1915) and Maria Jesus Sotelo (1856-1936) ; and Alferez Jose Maria Sosa (1746-1800) of the Tubac and Tucson Presidios.
59. Kelly John Rodriguez (5/7/1963-9/25/1997), son of Joe and Armida Rodriguez, Ventura, CA, a descendant of Juan Soza (18511915), Tempe.
60. Cornelio V. Soza (1912-1997), son of Manuel Elias Soza (1873-1963), and grandson of Placido Campa Soza 1846-1920 and Mercedes Elias (1853-).
61. Leads were originally found in Spanish Colonial Tucson by Henry Dobyns, and Spanish & Mexican Records of the American Southwest by Henry Putney Beers.
62. Daughter of the late Medardo B. Yanez (1896-) and Carmen Luna Yanez, Tucson.
63. Descendant of Juan Soza 1856-1915) and Jesus Maria Sotelo de Soza (1856-1936) Tempe.
64. Son of Maria Matilde Bustamante (1872-1939) and Jose Yanez (1864-1917). Roy B. Yanez retired 11/1/1971 as Director, Phoenix Public Housing Department.
65. Report of Presidio de San Agustin del Tucson, dated January 1,1801. Archivo General de Simancas, Guerra Moderna, legajo 7279, Cuaderno: 1 Hojas de Servicios de America. Mrs. Carlos (Nadine) Vasctuez, Carmichael, CA, obtained a facsimile through the courtesy of the Bancroft Library, University of California at Berkeley, CA.
66. Tubac Church Records M-M 1/11, M/F M-M Mexican MSS Reel 107 Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, CA
67. Reference Old Presidio Cemetery Encountered Downtown by Michael K. Fraught, see Center for Desert Archaeology, Newsletter Vol. 6, No. 2 April 1992,
Also Vol. 12, No.3 Summer 1998 reference In Search of El Presidio de Tucson by J. Homer Thiel. and Technical Report 94-11 Beneath the Streets: Prehistoric, Spanish and American Period Archaeology in Downtown Tucson. Published by Desert Archaeology 3975 North Tucson Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85716 - 602-881-2244)
Los Descendientes del Presidio de Tucson Newsletters May/June 1994, and Winter 1997 feature Garden of Pioneer Heritage. Hector and Mickie Soza are to be commended for their fund raising efforts; for the SOZA surname appearing thereon.
68. Juan Nentvig's RUDO ENSAYO A Description of Sonora and Arizona in 1764, Pradeau and Rasmussen, University of Arizona Press 1980
69. Recapitulation of Treasurer's Reports from January 1993 tc January 1999:
p/33 $1,052.41 p/42 $ 849.59 p/43 1,132.84 p/53 2,754.19 p/66 2,363.52 p/74 2,310.45 p/79 2,422.07 p/83 2,875.96 p/96 2,845.34
70. At rest 9/27/1998 at Mariposa, CA., descendant of Juan Soza (1851-1915) and Maria Jesus Sotelo (1857-1939) Tempe pioneers, homesteaders, and founders of Tempe Soza Branch.
71. Dedication Commemorative Book prepared by the Tucson Museum of Art dated Saturday, November 6, 1982, honors several family members and contain several photographs. The dates for Jose Maria Sosa of 1744-1810 have been refined to 1746-1800 per Soza Family Newsletters May 1998, and January 1999.
72. Research by Donald Garate, resident historian at Tumacacori National Historical Park, Tumacacori, AZ
73. The "Hoja de Servicio" birthplace appears as Tecori, but it is now correctly identified as Jecori. The document states that Sosa was born at Tecori, Sonora, Nueva Espana, was 28 years old, a Spaniard, and of good circumstances. "Hoja de Servicio" is on file at AHS.
74. Stymied by the 1746 Sosa genealogical barrier, this writer examined and searched for historical references for the arrival of the first Sosa in the New World. Result of that investigation was the book: New World Odyssey, A Search For Roots: The Sosa, Soza Families of Arizona.
The research traces the arrival of the first Sosa in 1530 at Mexico City, to a succession of other Sosa families in Mexico, New Mexico and Texas and to the Presidio Fronteras, where a "Sossa" is mentioned in 1726. It is surmised that this Sossa was Manuel Jose de Sosa, an aide to Juan Bautista de Anza,
Captain Don Gregorio Alvarez Tunon y Quiroz, absentee Commandant of the Fronteras Presidio was being audited by Captain Juan Bautista de Anza. Manuel Jose de Sosa was an aide to Anza.
75. Newsletter May 1998 and January 1999.
76. Mexico's famed 1990 winner of Nobel for Literature. See page 65 The Labyrinth of Solitude. "The Sons of Malinche". Translated from Spanish by Lysander Kemp, Yara Milos, and Rachel Philips Belash, Grove Press, Inc. New York 1985.
77. See Chap. 4, page 65 "The Sons of La Malinche", The Labyrinth of Solitude, Grove Press, Inc. New York 1985.
78. Paz did not use the term mestizaje, but it is a useful description, coined by John Wheat. It refers to the mixing of two races, specifically of Spanish and Indian in the New World context. See Mestizaje in Ibero-America, Claudio EstevanFabregat, Translated by John Wheat, University of Arizona Press 1995.
79. The role of the African slave and cross pollination with the Indian, Spaniard, and Mestizo was not explored. The subject does not fall within this Editor's expertise.
80. In 1965, on visit to the former Soza Ranch at Redington, this Editor met Ramon Gamez, who as a young man did chores for my family in and about the ranch. Ramon stated that he knew my parents, and accompanied my parents for two nights when they left the Soza ranch in a wagon.
81. Book are available at Singing Wind Bookshop, P.O. Box 2197, Benson, AZ 85602. Telephone 520-586-2425.
Family members and friends donated gift copies to approximately 15 southwestern research archives, libraries, and universities.