- Born: Abt 1616, Nueva España 252
- Marriage: Lucía López de García 252
- Died: 1680, Salinas, Nuevo México, Nueva Españ about age 252 252
~ Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, p. 81, Two sons of José & his wife Lucía excaped being killed. They were Francisco García Nieto and Cristóbal Nieto, married to Patrona Pacheo. 252
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 252
José Nieto and his younger brother Juan (also called Juan de Leyva) appear all of a sudden in the Salinas area after the middle of the century. In some way, they belonged to the Garcia Holgado clan. In 1662, José Nieto, Francisco Garcia, and Pedro de Leyva, were mentioned together as "todos cuñados." In 1661 José was referred to as a forty-five-year old captain residing at the Salinas settlements, but a native of Santa Fe. His wife was Lucía López de Gracia. They had a ten-year-old son in 1668, called Francisco Garcia Nieto. Fray Juan Bernal spoke highly of the character of José and his wife.
In the Indian Rebellion of 1680, José Nieto, his wife, and two daughters were massacred. A Tano Indian of the same name, who had been reared in the Nieto home, later testified how the Galisteos, who killed the Padres of Galisteo, also slaughtered his master and his mistresses: Lucía (Nieto's wife), María, and Juana (their daughters) .
~ Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, Kindle Locations 3732-3745
José married Lucía López de García, daughter of Unknown López de García and Unknown.252 (Lucía López de García died in 1680 in Salinas, Nuevo México, Nueva Españ 252.)