Juan Louis Luján
(Abt 1608-After 1689)


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Juan Louis Luján

  • Born: Abt 1608, Nuestra Señora de Belén, Belén, Nuevo Méjico, Nuevo España
  • Marriage: Ysabel López 287
  • Died: After 1689, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 252
Juan Luis, "El Viejo" passed muster in 1680 with his wife, one grown son, and three small children. In 1681 he said that he was sixty to sixty-six years old, a native of New Mexico, and was described as having a good and robust stature, a long face, and gray hair. Later, in 1689, Captain Juan Luis, with his wife and children, is mentioned among the refugees at Guadalupe del Paso who are related in some way to José Baca, recently murdered by Silvestre Pacheco. The name "Luis" is heretofore unknown in New Mexico. A clue as to its origin comes later when this individual appears as a witness under the names, "Juan Luis Luján" and "Juan Ruiz Luján." He is, moreover, a native of Santa Fe, from seventy to eighty years of age at the time. In other words, this Luis family belonged to the Ruiz Cáceres-Luján clans, the name having become corrupted as in other instances.

~Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, Kindle Locations 2913-2925

Juan married Ysabel López, daughter of Juan Esteban López and María de las Nieves.287 (Ysabel López was born circa 1610 in Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 287.)

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