Saturday, December 31, 2011

Manuela Garcia's Will of April 1, 1866 ~ Santa Fe, NM

On this day, Maria Manuela Garcia is very ill in bed and orders that this will be made. She notes she was first married to Jose Segura for two months and a second marriage to husband Juan Diego Romero for 16 years and they had the following six children: Josefa, deceased; Maria Niceta; Maria Dolores; Bruno; Tomas; Maria Felicita, deceased. Further into the document she states her parents as, Bernardo Garcia and Maria Josefa Sandoval, who left her as part of an inheritance, a piece of land.

Maria Manuela signs this along with witnesses: Jose Romero, Cristobal Beltran and Jose Rafael Troncoso. Filed and recorded on April 11, 1866 in the County of Santa Fe.

Just a quick peek at the Santa Fe Marriages Book they are married on January 17, 1848, he is widowed of his second marriage to Refugio Martines and she is a widow of Jose Segura. In the will she makes mention that in the first marriage there were no children.

References: Santa Fe County Probate Book, pg.s 286-288; New Mexico Marriages, Santa Fe, 1728-1857, published by New Mexico Genealogical Society, pg. 231.

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