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Tomé Domínguez
(Abt 1596-1656)
Elena Ramirez de Mendoza
(Abt 1596-Bef 1661)
Tomé Domínguez de Mendoza
(1627-After 1682)
Ana Velásquez
(Abt 1640-)
José Domínguez de Mendoza
(Abt 1657-)


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1. Juana López Sambrano
2. Geronima Varela

José Domínguez de Mendoza

  • Born: Abt 1657, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 70
  • Marriage (1): Juana López Sambrano on 19 Apr 1682 in El Paso del Norte, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 248
  • Relationship (2): Geronima Varela 252

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 252
José Domínguez de Mendoza was a soldier with the Leyva party which had gone to meet the Mexico City wagon-train at Guadalupe del Paso when the Indians struck the northern colony in 1680; in this recorded instance he signed his name without "Mendoza." But in the following year he used the full name, and was described as a bachelor, newly arrived from a trip to Parral, twenty-four years old, swarthy, with an aquiline face, coarse hair and beard. In 1682 he was mentioned as a native of New Mexico, the natural son of Ana Velásquez, when he asked to marry a Juana López. In that same year he ran away from the refugee colony, but must have returned or was apprehended, for he came to New Mexico with the Reconquest. In 1692 he rescued his sister Juana and her four daughters and one son from Indian captivity. He and Juana were some of the callados, or illegitimate children, of the Tomé Domínguez family.

Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period Kindle Locations 1394-1406

José Domínguez de Mendoza, natural son of one of the old Dominguez brothers, Tome II or Antonio, by Ana Velásquez, had married Juana López at Guadalupe del Paso in 1682. By 1692 he was an Alférez, twenty-six years of age, and a widower. In this year he rescued his sister, Juana Domínguez, with her four daughters and one son, from Indian captivity.

In 1705, Capt. José Domínguez and his wife, Geronima Varela, were sponsors for a wedding; also in 1714, when he gave his age as fifty and his residence as Santa Cruz. Geronima was a widow in 1727 when she died, on April ll. Two known children of theirs were: María, wife of Dimas Jirón; and Manuel, who was fourteen years old in 1719.

Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, Kindle Locations 7347-7360

José married Juana López Sambrano, daughter of Diego López Sambrano and María Suazo, on 19 Apr 1682 in El Paso del Norte, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España.248 (Juana López Sambrano died By 1692 in Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

• Diligencia Matrimonial. 32
8 Apr 1682, Real de San Lorenzo. José Dominguez de Mendoza, native of New Mexico, son of Ana Velasquez and unknown father, and Juana López, native of New Mexico, daughter of Sargento Mayor Diego López and María de Suarez, natives of New Mexico. ~ Witnesses: Francisco Campusano (19), who knew coupld for 15 years, saying that groom had not been previously married in Mexico City as rumored, since he had learned the contrary there; Juan de Dios Lucerode Godoy (26), who knew pair for more than 10 years, saying that the groom had been arrested in Mexico City with some mules, when he told authorities that he was married in order to obtain his release. Pair married 19 Apr 1682.

~ Roots Ltd., Diligencias Matrimoniales, p. 435

José had a relationship to Geronima Varela.252 (Geronima Varela died on 11 Apr 1727 in Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 252.)


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