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María López

  • Born: Tepeaca, Valle de Méjico, Nueva España
  • Marriage: Mateo Naranjo

bullet  Noted events in her life were:

• Background Information. 1469
There were three Tlascaltec sisters, known to be the daughters of a "Don Joseph" of Tepeaca who traveled to New Mexico with Juan López. One of these sisters named Agustina married Francisco, the Native American servant of Juan López. Of the other two, both were unmarried, brought their daughters along with them to New Mexico. Their names were María and Catalina. There are a few clues thaat lead Chávez to believe one of these women married Mateo. Mateo lived not far from Tepeaca, the home of the sisters, and one of Mateo's grandchildren from Santa Clara used the name López Naranjo, López coming from his grandmother, a possible servant of Juan López. Also Mateo's son, Domingo Naranjo, the representative of Pohé-yemo in the Pueblo Revolt council, was very fluent in Mexican Indian lore.

~"Pohè-Yemo's Representative and the Pueblo Revolt," New Mexico Historical Review, XLII:II, pp. 97-98

• Web Reference: Women Who Joined Don Juan de Oñate's New Mexico Settlement; The Gordejuela Inspection, 1600.
María, native of Tepeaca, daughter of Don Joseph, unmarried, servant of Juan López. She brought a young daughter named Mariana.

Catalina, sister of the above-mentioned woman, unmarried, who is in the service of the said Juan López and is taking along a girl named María.

Agustina, sister of the above, married to Francisco, servant of the said Juan López.

María married Mateo Naranjo. (Mateo Naranjo was born before 1598 in Nueva España and died in Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España.)


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