José de Contreras
- Born: Abt 1646, San Luis de Potosi, Nueva España 252
- Marriage: Unknown
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information: 252
José de Contreras was at Guadalupe del Paso as early as 1687, where he married a Magdalena de Carvajal, or Garcia, and after her death married a María de Valencia in 1693. He was a Sergeant in command of a hundred soldiers from New Mexico, the son of Andrés de Contreras and María de Salinas y Valdés, both deceased, natives of San Luis Potosí. Around this period he gave his age as forty or forty-one, and was still stationed at Guadalupe del Paso. In 1705 he was in Santa Fe, but as a member of the Conquistadora Confraternity sent up his dues from Guadalupe del Paso.
Two daughters by his first wife were married at Guadalupe del Paso were: María married to José de la Cruz, and Josefa married to José Madrid, both in 1709. Antonia, a daughter by his second wife, married a widower, Juan de Gamboa, also at Guadalupe del Paso, in 1710.
Casilda Contreras was the wife of Francisco Martín, both living at Santa Cruz in 1709, and at Embudo in 1736.
Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, Kindle Locations 7139-7154