José de Armijo
- Born: Abt 1649, Zacatecas, Nueva España
- Marriage: Catalina Durán
- Died: Bef 1690, Zacatecas, Nueva España
Noted events in his life were:
• Reference: Armijo. 250,1144
The known progenitors of the Armijo family of New Mexico were José de Armijo and Catalina Durán, both natives of Zacatecas, Nueva Galicia (ONMF: 136). To date, research into the Armijo family of Zacatecas has produced only promising leads. Another promising lead provides information that suggests the possibility that José de Armijo was married previously.
There is a marriage record dated 11 September 1667, Santa Catarina Mártir Church, Mexico City, for José de Armijo, mestizo and native of Zacatecas, son of Antonio de Armijo and Damiana Violante, and Antonia Hernández, mestiza and native of Mexico City, daughter of Felipe de la [Cruz?] and Bernardina de la Trinidad. The witnesses to this union were Bachiller Pedro Ruiz de Salvatierra and Nicolás de Meras, both priests. [See transcription below.]
It is not yet known if this Joseph de Armijo remained in Mexico City or returned to Zacatecas. No children of this couple have been identified. If this is indeed the same person as José de Armijo who is one of the progenitors of the Armijo family of New Mexico, he could have returned to Zacatecas, and after the death of Antonia Hernández, married Catalina Durán. It is well known that the Armijo family who settled New Mexico was regarded as mestizo. This information lends some support to the possibility that José de Armijo, a mestizo married with Antonia Hernández, may be the same person as José de Armijo, the father of the Armijo siblings that came to New Mexico with their mother.
Additional information that would assist in confirming the identity of the men mentioned above includes a marriage record for José de Armijo and Catalina Durán that names José as a widower. Even a burial record for Antonia Hernández, particularly for Zacatecas, would be helpful.
Joseph de Armijo con
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Mor Franco Anto Ortiz [rubric]
Researcher: Ángelo Cervantes; record transcription by Charles Martínez y Vigil
Source: Santa Catarina Mártir, Ciudad de Mexico, Distrito Federal, Mexico, LDS microfilm #0036027.
José married Catalina Durán.