Felipe Santiago de Luera
- Born: 1754, Rancho de las Cuevas, Valle de San Bartolome, Nueva España
- Baptized: 7 May 1754, San Jose, Hidalgo del Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico 1568
- Marriage (1): Francisca Arrellano about 1779 in Chihuahua, Nueva España
- Marriage (2): Unknown
- Died: 7 Jan 1814, La Jolla, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España at age 60 1568
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information: 252,256
Felipe Santiago de Luera came as a soldier to New Mexico at the age of 25. He enlisted as a soldier in 1779 and he was a Sergeant with 25 years of service 1805. He was described as having hazel or amber colored eyes, beardless, having chestnut colored hair, a sharp, aquiline nose, and white complexion. His father is given as Bartolomé Luera, and his mother as Ursula Villanueva. His age at time of enlistment was 24, and he was from Chiguagua in New Spain.
~New México Genealogist, March 1998, p. 18
~The Origins of New México Families, p. 222
Felipe Luera and Francisca Cháves had a son, Martín, whose wife, María Dolores Moya, had a child named José Luciano on 30 Dec 1820.
~The Origins of New México Families, p. 368
Felipe and his wife are listed as grantees of La Joya de Sevilleta.
La Joya de Sevilleta Grantees
The Sons of the American Revolution has recognized Luera as a New México Patriot during the American Revlution.
South Coast SAR
Spanish Enlistment Papers 1770-1816
• Dates & Events: Found on the Archives of University of Arizona.
Luera, Felipe Santiago de
Birth: 1754 at San Bartolomé (Rancho de las Cuevas)
Family: Luera, Bartolomé (padre)
Villaneuva, Ursula (madre)
Notes: Second flying company of Chihuahua
1779 Oct 12: Chihuahua (enlisted) Ranch Laborer
1793 Mar 11: Chihuahua (re-enlisted for six more years)
1793 Mar 28: Chihuahua (promoted to Carabinero)
1795 Apr 01: Chihuahua, Carabinero1
1795 Aug 02: Chihuahua (Received Premotion)
1800 Mar 01: Santa Fé Presidio/Sargento
1808 May 25: Santa Fé Presidio/Disc
SANTA FE (PRESIDIO)/(DISC)
[Sources: AZU FILM 2182, SANM REEL 23, FR. 313]
Luera, Felipe Santiago: BID #: 15675
Notes: 25 years, 10 months, 20 days of Military Service. A record of desertion and disloyalty.
1805 Sep 01: Santa Fé Presidio/Sargento
[Sources: AZU FILM 2182, SANM, REEL 15, FR. 0829]
• Background Information: 1568
In 1807, el Teniente don Joaquín de Real Alencaster, Governor and Capitán of the presidio of Santa Fé presented the service records of officers and sergeants of the province of New Mexico. Felipe Luera was named as Sargento, mas antiguo, soldier, 12 Oct 1779; Caravinero 11 Mar 1793; Cava, 1 Apr 1795; and Sargento, 1 Mar 1800. Felipe Lueras retired in Jan. 1807, and remined in New Mexico. Felipe had served in the military for more than 27 years, and died in La Jolla on 7 Jan 1814. He was sixty years old and married at the time.
Herencia, Vol. 20 #1, p. 3
Felipe married Francisca Arrellano about 1779 in Chihuahua, Nueva España. (Francisca Arrellano was born in Chihuahua, Nueva España and died in Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España.)