Joaquín de Luna
- Born: 1712, Belén. Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España
- Marriage: Juana Angela de Salazar in 1745 in Belén, Valencia, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España
Noted events in his life were:
• Land Grant: San Joaquin del Nacimiento.
Joaquin de Luna, for himself and on behalf of thirty five associates, by petition addressed to Governor Pedro Fermin de Mendinueta applied for a grant covering a tract of land situated upon the headwaters of the Rio Puerco and known as San Joaquin del Nacimiento. The petition pointed out that the thirty-six petitioners had settled upon the tract three years previously and had resided upon and used the lands ever since. They assured the governor that the requested tract, which was bounded:
On the north, by a small arroyo commonly called the Arroyo de la Tortuga; on the east, by the mountain extending from Jemez to the Piedra Lumbre; on the south, by the point of a mesa through which runs an arroyo commonly called the Arroyo Hondo; and on the west, by a boundary to be fixed by the alcalde.
• Background Information. 252
Joaquín de Luna married María Torres, July 17, 1743, with Antonio Baca and wife Mónica de Chaves as witnesses. María must have died soon after, since within the next two years Joaquín began to have children by a new wife, Juana Ángela de Salazar.
These children were:
Miguel de San Juan, 10 Sept 1745
Bernardo Paulo, 9 Jul 1747
Antonio Xavier 11 May 1751
Tomás married Margarita Antonia Sena at Bernalillo in 1773. The eldest swon, Miguel, widowed of Juana Real de Aguilar, married Maria Catalina Valdés of Jémez jurisdiction. Bernardo married Catalina García and resided at Alameda.
~ Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, pp. 214-215
• Census. 270
The Luna family is listed in the Belen census of 1750 on page 95 of the Spanish and Mexican Census of 1750 to 1830.
Juachín de Luna; wife, Angela Zalazar; Children: Miguel, Bernardo, María (infant); brother Phelipe de Luna.
He is listed living nextdoor to Diego Torres, as Household # 8 (Diego de Torres is #9).
Joaquín married Juana Angela de Salazar, daughter of Antonio de Salazar and María de Torres, in 1745 in Belén, Valencia, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España. (Juana Angela de Salazar was born in 1725 in Belén. Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España.)