Zuni Woman
María Josefa de Hinojos
(Abt 1662-)

 

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Diego de Montoya

María Josefa de Hinojos

  • Born: Abt 1662
  • Marriage: Diego de Montoya about 1676 in Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España

bullet  Noted events in her life were:

• Information. 509
María Josefa de Hinojos was raised by Doña Bernadina Salas y Trujillo.

In a "Diligencia Matrimonial" dated 12 Feb 1775, it was shown that Josefa was a coyota from Zuñi and a half sister to a Zuñi named Ventura.

~Aquí Se Comienza, pp. 57-59

• Background Information. 248
During the testimony of 85 year-old Juan Candelaria recorded in 1775 during the prenuptial investigation of Vicente Durán y Chaves and María Concepcion Aragón [AASF, Roll 63, Diligencias Matrimoniales, fr. 464], Juan declared that he knew Josefa de Hinojos (daughter of María Hinojos & Bartolomé de Salazar, an Alcalde Mayor of the Zuñi and Moqui jurisdiction; & Granddaughter of a Zuni woman & Miguel de Hinojos) wife of Diego Montoya, and continued to state that Josefa de Hinojos was a "Collota desendiente del Pueblo de Suñi, hermano de un yndio llamada ventura," ("Coyota, descendant of the Pueblo of Zuñi, sister of an Indian named Ventura"). Josefa de Hinojos was the great-great Grandmother of José Vicente Durán y Chavez.

~ Roots Ltd., Diligencias Matrimoniales, p. 316


María married Diego de Montoya, son of Diego de Montoya and María Ortiz de Vera, about 1676 in Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España. (Diego de Montoya was born about 1657 in Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España and died after 1717 in Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España.)


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