José García Jurado
- Born: 1653, Ciudád de Méjico, Nueva España 247
- Marriage (1): María Rodríguez de Alava in Puebla de los Ángeles, Nueva España 247
- Marriage (2): Josefa de Herrera on 8 Jun 1681 in Ciudád de Méjico, Nueva España 287
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 252
José García Jurado was a native of México City when he joined the colonist who came to New México in 1693. He was 40 years old, the son of Fernando García Jurado and came with his family. He was described as tall, with a broad forehead and nose, and small deep- set eyes. His wife was Josefa de Herrera and they brought his two sons who were born in Puebla. (Most likely Josefa was José's second wife, and not the mother of Rámon or Antonion.) Antonio, the eldest son was 17 at the time, ran away before the journey north began. Their other son, Ramón García Jurado, age 13, joined his parents in their journey to New México.
In 1702, José went to México City to represent the Council of Santa Fé, against Valverde's confirmation as governor.
~ Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, p. 183
• Background Information. 247
José was a member of the cabildo (council) from as early as 1696. By 1702, he was in Mexico City, representing the cabildo of Santa Fe. At that time he held the position of alguacil (chief magistrate) of Governor Diego de Vargas. One particular incident occurred in 1697 in which Diego de Vargas forced José and fellow member Antonio de Aguilar to "bailar los monos" (dance the monkeys), and threatened to toss them in blankets if they did not comply. Arriving at the capital, José found that the viceroy had confirmed Antonio Valverde's appointment, so he filed an unsuccessful protest. José also complained of unjust conduct in the Diego de Vargas case, accusations against him, and that he did all he could to make Diego de Vargas appear a thief in his statement to the royal authorities.
• Census: List of colonists from México City, 1 Sep 1693, Ciudád de Méjico, Nueva España. 287
On 1 Sep 1693, this family recieved from the hand of the lord treasure, don José de Urrutia, 300 pesos, which the superior government has arranged for them to be given as finacial assistance in order to suppy themselves with what is necessary for the trip.
José García Jurado, son of Fernando, native of México City, forty years old, tall, braod forehead and a large nose, small deeply set eyes.
Josefa de Herrera, wife of the aforesaid, daughter of Augustín Marín, native of Orizaba, thirty years old, medium build, large eyes, narrow forhead, thick eyebrows.
Antonio García Jurado, son of José, native of Puebla, seventeen years old, sound body, broad forehead, small eyes, the scar from a wound below the chin.
Ramón García Juardo, brother of the one mentioned in the previous entry, native of Puebla, thirteen years old, broad face, large eyes, small nose, and the scar from a wound on the left cheek.
Royal Crown Restored, p. 284
José married María Rodríguez de Alava, daughter of Juan García de Zamora and Isabel Rodríguez de Alava, in Puebla de los Ángeles, Nueva España.247 (María Rodríguez de Alava was born about 1653 in La Puebla de Los Angeles, Ciudád de México, Nueva España 287 and died before Feb 1681 in La Puebla de Los Angeles, Ciudád de México, Nueva España 287.)
José next married Josefa de Herrera, daughter of Augustín Marín and Teresa de Herrera, on 8 Jun 1681 in Ciudád de Méjico, Nueva España.287 (Josefa de Herrera was born about 1663 in Orizaba, Nueva España 287.)