Tejano History

Nunez De Haro, Miguel

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       NÚÑEZ DE HARO, MIGUEL (1687–1755). Miguel Núñez de Haro, born in 1687, took the Franciscan habit in Jalisco province (Mexico) in 1706. Still a student for the priesthood in 1711, he was transferred to the missionary College of Nuestra Señora Guadalupe de Zacatecasqv and was ordained the following year. He served there as a substitute consultor from 1712 to 1716. While serving at San Juan Bautista mission on the Rio Grande in 1717, Núñez, accompanied by fifteen soldiers, undertook a relief expedition to the East Texas missions founded the previous year. The supply train, after setting out in December, found its way barred by the flooding Trinity River. The friar sent all but four of the soldiers back to San Juan Bautista. With those four he stayed at the river until the end of March 1718 waiting for the flood to subside. Still unable to cross, he cached the supplies and dispatched a letter for the East Texas missionaries with an Indian.

 

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