- Born: 1674, Taos, Rio Arriba, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España
- Marriage: Sebastian Martín Serrano on 24 Sep 1691 in Guadalupe del Paso, Nuevo Méjico. Nueva España 248
- Died: After 1765, Taos, Rio Arriba, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España
Another name for María was María Chávez.
ONMF. p. 369
Noted events in her life were:
• Family Background Information. 252
She was adopted by her stepfather, Miguel Luján, who married her mother, Elena Ruiz Caceras.
• Dates & Events. 252
She, her husband and children returned to New Mexico with Diego de Vargas in 1693.
María married Sebastian Martín Serrano, son of Pedro Martín Serrano y Salazar and Juana Apolonia de Argüello, on 24 Sep 1691 in Guadalupe del Paso, Nuevo Méjico. Nueva España.248 (Sebastian Martín Serrano was born in 1671 in Santa Cruz de la Cañada, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 248,252 and died in 1763 in San Juan de los Caballeros, Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España.)
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