Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Vallecito de San Antonio and Vallecito de Lobato Grants ~ 1807

Jose Garcia de la Mora and twelve associates - Pedro Apodaca, Miguel Montoya, Ignacio Salazar, Lorenzo Manzanares, Pablo Manzanares, Juan Miguel Aguero, Juan Antonio de Herrera, Antonio de Herrera, Jose Santiago, Ignacio Sanchez, Juan Pedro de Herrera, Jose Martin, Salvador Garcia, Juan Pedro Aguilar and Miguel Sandoval petition for lands known as Vallecito. [480]

At Abiquiu on 16 June 1838, Miguel Montoya sells lands to Damaso Lopez, residents of the jurisdiction; lands he inherited. [495]

The Testimony of Merejildo Martinez, 67 years old son of Manuel Martinez and grandson of Manuel Martin - dated 1896. [596]

References:  Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series I, Reel 48, Frames 480-495, 596, map 487.
©Henrietta Martinez Christmas


Monday, June 22, 2015

Juan Jose Lobato Grant ~ 1740

On August 24, 1740, Juan Jose Lobato of Ojo Caliente and a vecino of Santa Cruz asks for some land.  The land itself had previously been granted to Diego Torres which causes some problems, but Lobato appears to overcome that small issue.

Jose Isabel Martinez testifies that he is 71 or 72 yeards old, a son of Ygnacio Martinez and grandson of Jose Pedro Martin Serrano.  He brings the wills of his father and mother to this testimony, which they make a copy of.  

Reference:  Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series, I, Reel 48, Frame 65.

There is a deed transfer from Cristobal Torres, his wife, Angela Leyba and a son Diego Torres to Juan Lujan, which includes a house lot, corral and a garden tract, written in 1726. [168]

Bartolome Trujillo (Margarita Torres) states that lands were given to him by his father-in-law, Cristobal Torres, and that Jose Trujillo (Antonia Lujan) is his father, written in 1731.[175-176]

At Abiquiu on April 16, 1750, they have a copy of the lands owned by the Valdez family.  Miguel Martin, Juan Jose de la Cerda, Geronimo Martin, Ignacio Baldes, Juan Baldes for his mother Rosalia Baldes, and Manuel de las Rosas plus thirteen half-breeds make the resettlement at the plaza where the chapel is situated. [207]

They then name an Ygnacio Baldes, the older, a Ygnacio Baldes, the younger as an attorney for his mother Rosa Baldes.  Does this mean Rosa had a son named Ygnacio or is this her brother/nephew? [214]

The will of Petrona Gonzales who was married and veiled to Jose Ygnacio Martinez stated she was widow, they had eleven children:  Antonio Jose, Jose Manuel, Jose Ramon, Jose Tomas, Jose Ignacio, Maria Josefa, Maria Guadalupe, Maria Encarnacion, Maria de la Luz, Maria Josefa the second, and Maria Clara. [272]  This couple is in the 1790 Abiquiu census as:  Lt. Jose Martin, S, 52; Petrona Gonzales, 46; three sons, 22, 12, 19; five daughters, 17, 10, 8, 6, 5.

Reference:  Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series, I, Reel 48, Frames, 168, 175, 176, 207, 214, 272.  ©Henrietta Martinez Christmas

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Juan Bautista Valdez Grant ~ 1807

The son of Rosalia Valdez, Juan Bautista Valdez applied for his own grant in 1807 and it was granted.  These documents reveal quite a bit more of the family history.

The lands were owned by J. B. Valdez and then his children who are:  Jose Miguel, Francisco (never married nor had children), Jose Antonio and Antonia Rosa Valdez.  (frame 413)

Their heirs who are still living on the land:
Jose Miguel who left land to Juan Jose, Mariano, Pedro, Francisco, Maria de las Nieves, Pedro Nolasco, Rumaldo and Maria Victoria.

Jose Antonio who left land to Jose Francisco who transferred his to Luis Valdez, Maria Ignacia who transferred her land to Luis Valdez, Luis Valdez and Manuel Antonio Valdez.

Rosa Antonia Valdez who married Jose Ortega, left land to Geronimo Ortega, Maria de Jesus who left issue and named as Policarpio Garcia, Cesaria Garcia, Pedro Jose Garcia, Francisco E. Garcia, Jesus Maria Garcia, Maria Manuela Bridal, Margarita Garcia. (frame 422)

Reference:  Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series I, Reel 35, Frames 413-422.  ©Henrietta M. Christmas

Friday, June 19, 2015

Posted on June 16, 1798 -

In continuing the Plaza Colorado Grant granted to the Valdez siblings, there is one more document dated 22 September 1798, that states Lorenzo Valdez and Juan Domingo Valdez, the former stated that he owned land by inheritance from his father, Francisco Valdez and he did sell to Juan Domingo Valdez for 200 pesos.  Bounded by lands of Lucercio Martinez and Ysidro Luna. (frame 585) 
A new name here is Francisco Valdez as a father of Lorenzo Valdez; could this be the next generation or just another son of Rosa?

~  This has to be the Francisco Valdez that married Getrudis Martin and had a son Manuel Lorenzo.  Since Juan Domingo is named as a grandson of Rosa Valdez.  Francisco and Getrudis have a daughter they name Rosa, likely after the grandma (his mother).

This is a thin dotted line on these people in trying to connect the dots.  I am wondering what other materials are at the archives that could help solidify this connection.

 Juan Domingo and Manuel Lorenzo, sell land from one to the other; land their father inherited.
Francisco Valdez married Getrudis Martin
Rosa Valdez
Jose Ruiz Valdez married Maria Hernandez Cabrera Medina.

Using records that pertain to padrinos, etc., this is starting to feel like the correct connections.|

References:  Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series I, Reel 27, Frames 429-472, 585. ©Henrietta Martinez Christmas

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Plaza Colorado Grant PLC 2 ~ Valdez

Pablo Gallegos is stating he's a descendant of Rosalia, his father's mother was Magdalena Valdez; although his memory isn't that good.  (Frame 376-377)

The Act of Settlement of the Land Grant was on 16 April 1750 by Miguel Martin, Juan Jose de la Cerda, Geronimo Martin, Ignacio Baldes, Juan Baldes for his mother, Rosalia Baldes and Manuel de la Rosa. (Frame 442).

Based on some of the testimony it appears they don't all know the relationship back to the original grantees; but there is enough data to make many connections. 

Summary:  Pedro Ygnacio Gallegos signs many of the documents for the lands of Juan Bautista Valdez along with Marcos Delgado.  Pedro Ygnacio Gallegos and Maria Guadalupe Valdez (Marcos Delgado) are 2nd cousins.

Maria Guadalupe (Marcos Delgado)  is the daughter of Juan Domingo Valdez and Maria de la Luz Martin.
   Juan Domingo Valdez is the son of Rosa Valdez.
     Rosa Valdez is the daughter of Jose Ruiz Valdez and Maria Hernandez Cabrera Medina.

Magdalena Valdez married Pedro Ygnacio Gallegos.
  Magdalena is the daughter of Ygnacio Luis Valdez and Juana Martin.
    Ygnacio Luis Valdez is the son of Jose Ruiz Valdez and Maria Hernandez Cabrera Medina.

Julian Valdez married to Margarita Velarde.
  He's the son of Valdez and 'no name' Mom.
    Juan Lorenzo Valdez and Josefa Salazar.  [this one pieced together by the testimony but missing a generation].

This one is a bit harder, and talking the thought process out with Patricia S. Rau, we can't come to any conclusions, just a dotted line.
  Ruperta Luna b. 1837
    Her father, Juan Luna married Maria Francisca Garcia
       His parents, Ysidro Luna married Maria de la luz Valdez, whose padrinos when they married were Domingo Valdez and Magdalena Valdez. Domingo the son of Rosa Valdez and Magdalena the daughter of Ygnacio. For sure a dotted line up the Valdez lineage, but how does that work out in a chart and to whom?  Clearly from the family and they descend from Jose Ruiz Valdez and Maria Hernandez Cabrera Medina.

Reference:  Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series I, PLC 2, Reel 33, Frames 376-442. ©Henrietta M. Christmas


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Plaza Colorado and Plaza Blanca Grants ~ 1739 Valdez

In continuing the Plaza Colorado Grant granted to the Valdez siblings, there is one more document dated 22 September 1798, that states Lorenzo Valdez and Juan Domingo Valdez, the former stated that he owned land by inheritance from his father, Francisco Valdez and he did sell to Juan Domingo Valdez for 200 pesos.  Bounded by lands of Lucercio Martinez and Ysidro Luna. (frame 585) 

A new name here is Francisco Valdez as a father of Lorenzo Valdez; could this be the next generation?

At the neighboring grant known as Plaza Blanca and first granted to Manuel Bustos on 18 May 1739 the lands are bound by Vicente Jiron, Rosalia Valdez and the hills and river. (frame 472)

Ruperta de Luna claims the land by inheritance on her mother's side a great grand-daughter of Manuel Bustos.  (frame 429)

References:  Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series I, Reel 27, Frames 429-472, 585.

"The descendants of Juan Lorenzo and Ignacio Valdez are quite numerous and reside upon the land.  I also reside there - Don Pablo Gallegos, Jose de la Luz Gallegos, Reis Gonzales, Jose Maria Chavez, Maria Manuela Valdez and her sons, Juan Andres Martinez, Manuela Martinez, Cruz Martinez, Aniceto Moya, and Ruperta Luna.

Juan Lorenzo Valdez heirs, are Pablo Gallegos through his grandmother; the grandpa of Jose Luz Gallegos was a brother to the father of Pablo Gallegos; Reis Gallegos by purchase; Jose Maria Chavez by purchase; Maria Manuela Valdez inherited from Julian Valdez and the sons of Maria Manuela Valdez claim through Aniceto Moya by inheritance from his father; Ruperta Luna claims by inheritance from her father.  Dated December 1885"  Testimony of Jose Maria Chavez

 References:  Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series I, Reel 27, Frames 560-561.
©Henrietta M. Christmas


Sunday, June 14, 2015

Plaza Blanca Grant ~ 1739 Valdez family



This land grant needs to be studied quite a bit more as there are many relations here that otherwise would end up as brick walls.  Just a few frames and it tells its own story about these three siblings.  It also summarizes that Ygnacio Valdez married Juana Martin and they had several children baptized at Santa Clara.  Another frame mentions that Rosa Valdez had a son named Juan Domingo.

...Rosalia, Ygnacio and Juan Lorenzo Baldez receive a land grant in Abiquiu; noted as brothers and residents of Santa Cruz.  Rosalia de Baldes (signs)

Frame 528
Names her brothers as part of the land in Abiquiu – Ygnacio and Lorenzo.

Frame 541
At Soledad, on July 14, 1751, one neighbor, Manuel de la Rosa sells his land to Pedro Martin.

Frame 560
Juan Lorenzo Baldez has heirs that inherit the lands, Pablo Gallegos married a daughter of Juan Lorenzo Valdez.  Then a Jose de la Luz Gallegos a father to Pablo Gallegos owns land.  Reyes Gonzales purchases land from Jose Maria de Chavez.

By inheritance, Julian Valdez leaves his daughter Maria Manuela Valdez lands which goes to her sons.  Aniceto Moya gets land from his father and Ruperta Luna gets her land via her father [is this Miguel Luna with Catalina Valdez and shes’ a descendant of these Valdez’s]?

Frame 564
Jose Maria Chavez acquired (purchased) the land from the children of Juan Domingo Valdez the son of Rosalia Valdez.

Francisco C. Chavez acquired the lands from his father Jose Maria Chavez.

Jose Maria Chavez acquired the lands from his father, and Soledad Martines who was married to Jose Antonio Baldez an heir of the original land grantees.

Margarita Valverde Baldez whose husband was a grandson of Lorenzo Valdez.

Reference:  Spanish Archives of New Mexico, Series I, Reel 27, Frames 525-564, Plaza Blanca Grant.  ©Henrietta M. Christmas