Hernán Martín Serrano

Sargento Mayor Hernán Martín Serrano
(1558-After 1632)


Family Links

1. Juana Rodríguez
2. Unknown

3. Inés

Sargento Mayor Hernán Martín Serrano

  • Born: at 1558, Zacatecas, Nueva Galicia, Nueva España 252
  • Marriage (1): Juana Rodríguez about 1577
  • Marriage (2): Unknown
  • Marriage (3): Inés
  • Died: After 1632, Santa Cruz de la Cañada, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 252

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 252,1465
Sergeant of Captain Juan Ruiz, native of the city of Zacatecas, tall, scanty beard, pock marked, 40 years of age, son of Hernan Martin Serrano, with complete armor for himself and horse. He is taking his wife and family.

~From Oñate's Muster Rolls of 1598

Copy of a muster roll dated 10 Feb 1597, Valle de San Bartolomé, AGI, Sevilla, Mexico, 25, N22, B.3, f. trv. Translation :Sergeannts: Hernán Martín, sergeant of Captain Juan Ruiz, native of the City of Zacatecas, son of Hernán Martín Serrano, with complete arms for his person and horse, and he is bringing his wife and family."
~ Descendants of Hernán Martín Serrano in New Mexico

Hernan was among the original settlers who came with Oñate in 1598. In the muster rolls of 1598, he is designated as the Sargento of the expedition. He and his wife, Juana Rodriguez*, brought their family with them as well as cattle, horses, utensils and even a millstone.

In 1626, Captain Martín Serreano was seventy years old, and was considered an ancient settler and resident of Santa Fé. He had two sons, Hernán and Luis. María Martín* was, most likely his daughter, married Alonso Martín Barba.

~Origins of New México Families, pp. 71-72

*Although Sargento Mayor Hernán Martín Serrano married Juana Rodríguez, there is documentation that proves she was the mother of his children. This is also no primary source to prove that María Martín, wife of Alonso Martín Barba, was his daughter.

~ Descendants of Hernán Martín Serrano in New Mexico

• Background Information: Hernán Martín Serrano was one founders of Santa Fé. 655

Hernán married Juana Rodríguez about 1577. (Juana Rodríguez was born in 1563 239 and died after 1626 in Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 239.)

Hernán next had a relationship with Inés. (Inés was born about 1560 in Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España.)


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