José de Quintana
- Born: Nov 1678, Ciudád de México, Nueva España 287
- Christened: 12 Nov 1678, Ciudád de México, Nueva España 287
- Marriage: Antonia Luján Domínguez on 31 May 1696 in Santa Fé, Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 239,252
Another name for José was José de Quintana y Valdés Altamirano.
Noted events in his life and other information:
• Children: 239
Juan Manuel de Quitana
• Dates & Events: 252
José de Quintana, seventeen, and born in México, the son of José de Quintana and Nicolasa de Valdés y Cervantes, married Antioa Luján in Santa Fé on 31 May 1709. he was still living in Santa Fé in 1697, but from 1709 on he was living in Bernalillo. By 1722, he had the title od Captain, and was still a resident of Bernalillo when he sold Santa Fé that had belonged to his mother-in-law.
His know children were: Juan Manuel, born 31 Dec 1709, mostly likely the man who married Rosalia García Hurtado at Albuquerque in 1731; Manuela, born 17 Jun 1707 Juana, born 6 May 1711; and Josefa mentioned in a land document.
~The Origins of New Mexico Families, pg. 262.
• Background Information. 247
José de Quintana and his brother Miguel de Quintana are the progenitors of the Quintana family of New México.
Miguel was about four years old when his mother died in México City. His younger brother, José was two or three years old at the time. Both brothers were very likely educated during their youth at the school at the Catedral de Méjico.
Miguel de Quintana came to New México with Diego de Vargas in 1693. He likely came because his wife, Gertrudis Moreno de Trujillo family signed up to settle New México. They were married before the expedition to New México in México City. The couple settled in Santa Cruz de la Cañada and Miguel became the scribe for the alcaldes of Santa Cruz. He died at the age of seventy-one on 9 April 1748 in Santa Cruz.
Miguel was a spiritual and literate individual whose writings caused him to have problems with the Inquisition. He was told not to share his poetry with others. It has been speculated that Miguel de Quintana may have been the author of the celebrated new mexico folk play, Los Pastores.
José de Quintana was only 14 when the colonists and his brother Miguel left for New México. José de Quintana's name is not among the settlers. It is not known when he came to New México, but he is listed as a resident of Santa Fé in 1696 when he married Antonia Luján Domínguez, daughter of Domingo Luján and Juana Domínguez. From 1709 onward, José and Antonia lived in the Bernalillo area.
~Spanish Recolonization, pg. 298-301
• Livestock Distribution: Diego de Vargas, 1 May 1697, Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España. 510
José de Quintana
3 varas of wool, 2.5 of baize, 6 mantas, 10 sheep, 5 goats, 1 cow, 1 bull
~Blood on the Boulders, pg. 1140
• Census: Spanish, 1750, Villa de Alburquerque, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España. 270
José de Quintana, Spanish, 80 and wife, Antonia Luxán, 81
~José was listed in household #43.
~In #41, there was Pedro Lucero, Spanish, 60 and his wife María Quintana, age 53.
~In #42, there is Josefa de Quintana, Spanish, 51, widow of José Aragón, Spanish, 4 Children: Barthólome, 25; Antonio Alberto, 19; Juan, 15; María, 11; orphan, María, 7
#44 is missing
~In #45, there is Gertrudis Quintana, Spanish, 31, Widow of Phelipe Gallegos, Spanish; 4 Children: Antonio estevan, 12, Felipe Nerio, 9; María de la Luz, 6; Cayetano Antonio, 4
~In #46, Manuela Quintana, Spanish, 39, widow of Pedro García; one daughter: Margarita García, 15.
~Spanish Census of 1750, pg. 76
• Occupation. 510
In 1705, José de Quintana was a notary working in the office of Santa Fé alguacil mayor Antonio de Aguilera Isasi. That same year he was describe as a farmer. José also served as a notary in Bernalillo and Alburquerque.
~Blood on the Boulders, pg. 1161
José married Antonia Luján Domínguez, daughter of Juan Domingo Luján and Juana Domínguez, on 31 May 1696 in Santa Fé, Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 239.,252 (Antonia Luján Domínguez was born in 1677 in Rio Abajo, Nuevo Méjico, Nuevo España 239.)