Joseph López Sandoval
Ana de Mercado
Juan Tenorio de Alba
Josefa López Sandoval
Miguel Tenorio de Alba
(Abt 1670-1720)


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Miguel Tenorio de Alba

  • Born: Abt 1670, Zacatecas, Nueva España
  • Died: 1720, Platte River on the Villasur Expedition about age 50 510

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 252
Miguel Tenorio de Alba was a native of Zacatecas, twenty-one or twenty-two years old in Reconquest times. He first settled in the newly-founded town of Santa Cruz in 1696. He was already married in 1708 to Agustina Romero, and was a member of the Confraternity of La Conquistadora.

Their children were: Manuel, married to Francisca de la Vega y Coca; Juan, presumably a son, who married Margarita Coca, October 23, 1728; Miguel II, husband of Barbara Tafoya; Francisca, who married Cristóbal de Armenta in April, 1735; and Luisa, wife of Bartolomé Fernandez de la Pedrera, May 8, 1740.

Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, Kindle Locations 13152-13162

Miguel Tenorio de Alba, a native of the city of Zacatecas, was a captain in 1705, 30 years old, when he married Agustina Romero, 20, the widow of Mateo Márquez. His parents were Juan Tenorio de Alba and Josefa López Sandoval, deceased (DM, 1705, no. 20). In 1697 Miguel had stated that he was a blacksmith by trade (DM, 1697, no. 14). Besides those mentioned above, two other sons were Cayetano, born at Santa Cruz, Feb. 8, 1711, and Estanislao, May 17, 1713 (Gen., 1710, no. 7).

Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, Kindle Locations 16878-16883

• Background Information. 510
In 1697, Miguel Tenorio de Alba was said to be a blacksmith & in 1698, he was servicing as secretary of the Santa Fe cabildo. He searved as civil and military secretary during campaigns against the Hopis in 1716. In 1781, he was the alcalde mayor and war captain for the jurisdiction of Santa Cruz de la Cañada and war captain at Taos Pueblo. The same year he participated in Antonio de Valverde's campaign against the Utes and Commanches in the Cuartelejo area. He was secribed as a soldier of the Santa Fe presidio and alcaldes mayor of Taos Valley and Picuris, when he and his sons, Manuel, served in the Villasur expedition of of 1720, during which time the elder Miguel was hilled.

Blood on the Boulders: The Journal of don Diego de Vargas, New Mexico, 1694-7, pp. 556-557


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