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Luis Martín Serrano Captain
(Abt 1610-1661/1663)
Catalina de Salazar
(Abt 1615-After 1662)
Pedro Martín Serrano y Salazar
(Abt 1610-1691)
Juana Apolonia de Argüello
(1648-After 1718)
Sebastian Martín Serrano


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Sebastian Martín Serrano

  • Born: 1671, Santa Cruz de la Cañada, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 248,252
  • Marriage: María Luján on 24 Sep 1691 in Guadalupe del Paso, Nuevo Méjico. Nueva España 248
  • Died: 1763, San Juan de los Caballeros, Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España at age 92

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Dates & Events. 252
Sebastian Martín Serrano is the most famous of the Martín Serrano clan. He and his wife, María Luján, were still in Santa Fé in 1698, when he was twenty-seven. Within a few years, he moved north to the ancestral Río Arriba country. In 1714, he was Alcalde of Santa Cruz de la Cañada. He built a large grant at La Soledad, north of San Juan Pueblo, and there he reared a large family; he himself became a ledgendry figure as an Indian campaigner. The chapel that he built at La Soledad was mentioned by Father Domínguez in his report of 1777. In 1730, he was made to vacat grant land in Taos Valley that were too close to the Pueblo, and he brought suit against Governor Bustamante for the loss of crops and stock. His complaints, proven false, brought him a fine for perjury and misrepresentation.

The estate of Captain Sebastián Martín was probated in 1772, with the last wills of both parents in evidence. Land in question included those in the Taos Valley, Truchas, and Chamisal; surviving children and grandchildren are also mentioned.

Sebastián's and his wife María's eldest son, Marcial, the executor of his father's will, married Lugarda Medina, who bore him a son, Salvador, April 6, 1726.

Juan Manuel Martín, who married Elena Roybal, with Bernado Roybal and Margarita Martín as sponsors, September 27, 1731, was to all appearances, Margarita's brother, the "Juan" mentioned in the will.

Of the daughters, Margarita had married Juan de Padilla early in the century, and became the wife of Bernardo Roybal in 1731; on the same day, September 26, her younger sister, Angela, married Bernardo's younger brother, Ignacio. The Martíns, two sisters and one brother, married to three Roybals, two brothers and one sister.

~ Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, p. 224

• Census: El Paso Area Muster, Dec 1692-Jan 1693, El Paso del Norte, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España. 287
Sebastián Martín, married María Luján, with one son named Martín, one. He states that he is ready to enter with his family whenever I, the governor and captain general, enter.

~ Royal Crown Restored, p. 43

• Residence, 1698, Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España. 252

• Background Information. 1465
Sebstían Martín was born circa 1670 in Santa Cruz de la Cañada. He married María Luján 24 Sep 1691 in El Paso del Norte, New Mexico; she was a ative of la Cañada, and the daughter of Miguel Luján and Elena Ruiz.

~ Descendants of Hernán Martín Serrano in New Mexico, p. 10

Sebastian married María Luján, daughter of Captain Fernando Durán y Chávez and Elena Ruíz Cáceres, on 24 Sep 1691 in Guadalupe del Paso, Nuevo Méjico. Nueva España.248 (María Luján was born in 1674 in Taos, Rio Arriba, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España and died after 1765 in Taos, Rio Arriba, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España.)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:

• Diligencia Matrimonial. 248
1691, September, El Paso del Norte. Sebastian Martín (21), native of New Mexico, son of Captain Pedro Martín, deceased, and Juana de Arguello living in Socorro del Paso, and María Lujan (17), native of New Mexico, daughter of Miguel Lujan and Elena Ruiz. Witnesses: Don Fernando Durán Chaves (44), living in El Paso, who knew pair since their birth at La Cañada in New Mexico, Francisco Romero (57) of El Paso and Alcalde Ordinario, same testimony. Pair married Sept. 24, 1691, with witnesses Don Fernando de Chaves and Doña Lucia Hurtado.

~ Roots Ltd., Diligencias Matrimoniales, p. 1093


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