I'm trying to figure out who this Joaquin's parents are. I have them married in Santa Fe on April 17 1797. The marriage record reads - Jose Joachin Montoya with Maria Lorenza Garcia de Noriega, padrinos, Miguel Ortiz and Maria Ysabel Baca, groom had a certificate from his pastor.
They are in the Jemez Baptisms as padrinos several times and it states they are from Cañones. I found three children for them. One Ludovia Montoya who married Jose Fernando Ortiz. Then two twin boys baptized in Jemez on April 4, 1800, their names are Jesus Maria Montoya and Jose Montoya. The padrino for the twins was Juan Jose Gutierres. They probably have more kids, I just haven't focused on that part yet.
As for Maria Lorenza de los Dolores Garcia, she is baptized at Sandia Mission on February 16, 1785 and daughter of a Soldier and Interpreter, Francisco Xavier Garcia de Noriega and Maria de Jesus Aranda Saavedra.
1. The certificate from his pastor means he wasn't from the Santa Fe parish. So he had to prove he'd been baptized, but where?
2. The fact that other men from the Cañon de San Diego Land Grant named Montoya's could be his relatives in some way. They are a) Bartolome Montoya who married Ysidora Garcia de Noriega - his parents are Antonio Montoya and Ynez Baca. Then there is b) Tomas Montoya married to Barbara Gonzales - he's the son of Nerio Antonio Montoya and Francisca Abeyta. c) Nicolas Montoya married to Maria Antonia Baca - he's the son of Antonio Lorenzo Montoya and Ana Maria Chavez. d) a Dolores Montoya who married Juan Jose Gutierrez, not sure who she is, but he could be the padrinos for the twins.
Santa Fe Marriages, Pg. 75
Sandia Baptisms, checked the Montoya section.
Checked the NM Roots Diligencias
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