Miguel Matias de Quintana
- Born: Feb 1671, Ciudad de Méjico, Nueva España 247
- Marriage: Gertrudis de la Santa Trinidad Moreno de Trujillo on 14 May 1693 in Ciudad de Méjico, Nueva España 247
Noted events in his life were:
• Original Settler, 1695, Santa Cruz de la Cañada, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España. 1510
• 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 Mexican folk play, Los Pastores.
~Spanish Recolonization, pp. 298-301
Miguel married Gertrudis de la Santa Trinidad Moreno de Trujillo, daughter of Nicolas Moreno de Trujillo and María Ruíz de Aguilar, on 14 May 1693 in Ciudad de Méjico, Nueva España.247 (Gertrudis de la Santa Trinidad Moreno de Trujillo was born in Jun 1675 in Ciudad de Méjico, Nueva España 247 and was baptized on 23 Jun 1675 in Ciudad de Méjico, Nueva España 247.)