Joseph Manuel Diaz del Carpio
A secular priest, he was the son of Joseph Díaz del Carpio, military captain of Janos from Gamarra Mayor, Alava, Spain. Joseph Manuel served as military chaplain at Tubac. He was not a brother of Juan Bautista de Anza's wife as reported by Bishop Tamarón and quoted in Mission of Sorrows, by John Kessell. He was a brother-in-law, because his brother, Ignacio, was married to a sister of Juan Bautista de Anza, María Gertrudis de Anza.
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Construction of the Franciscan church at Tumacácori took place from about 1800 through the early 1820s. Due to lack of funds, the plans for the structure not only had to be modified, the building was never finished.