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Miguel Gallegos
(Abt 1535-Bef 1586)
Violante de Terrazas
Juan Borruel de Luna
Ana de Gamarda
Luis Gallegos de Terraza
(Abt 1575-)
Pascuala de Ruada
(Abt 1575-)
Diego Gallegos
(Abt 1600-After 1657)


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Catalina de Ribera

Diego Gallegos

  • Born: Abt 1600, La Ciudad de Guadiana, Durango, Nueva España 587
  • Marriage: Catalina de Ribera
  • Died: After 25 Jun 1657

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Will. 250
Diego Gallegos made his will at San José del Parral on June 27, 1657. He gave his parents as Pasquala de Ruada and Luis Gallegos, and that they too were residents of Guadiana [Durango]. He further stated, "I declare that I am married and veiled according to the order of Our Holy Mother Church with Catalina de Rivera, my legitimate wife, and during our marriage we have had and procreated four legitimate children named Ygnacio, Diego, Joseph, y María, our legitimate children who are alive."

This information confirms the names of the siblings of José Gallegos, one of the progenitors of the Gallegos family of New Mexico. Curiously, Antonio Gallegos (ONMF: 31), identified as a brother of José by Chávez, is not named as a child of Diego Gallegos and Catalina de Rivera. It could be that he was not yet born and that Catalina was pregnant at the time her husband made his will. Another possibility is that Antonio was a natural son of Diego Gallegos. Chávez original source that identified José and Antonio as brothers is deserving of another close look. Chávez cited B.N.M., leg. 2, pt. 3, ff. 356.

~Beyond Origins, Vol. 7
Researcher: Robert Martínez
Narrative Summary: José Antonio Esquibel
Source: Archivo Histórico del Parral, Reel 1656B, Frame 642

• Family. 250
Alférez Diego Gallegos, a rancher and miner, was married to Catalina de Ribera. They were the parents of José Gallegos (most likely baptized on 22 March 1657) and Antonio Gallegos, the progenitors of the Gallegos family in New México.

~Beyond Origins, Vol. 1
Researcher: Gerald J. Mandell
Source: By Force of Arms: The Journals of don Diego de Vargas, New Mexico, 1691-93, John L. Kessell and Rick Hendricks, eds. Gerald J. Mandell, Research Consultant, University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, 1992: 438 n. 45.

Diego married Catalina de Ribera, daughter of Francisco Miguel de Ribera and María de Ortega. (Catalina de Ribera was born about 1630.)


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