María Dolores Luna
- Born: 25 Apr 1777, Alburquerque, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 438
- Christened: 26 Apr 1777, San Felipe de Neri, Alburquerque, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 438
- Marriage: Lorenzo Román García on 3 Feb 1793 in Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España
María married Lorenzo Román García, son of Anastasio García and María Rosa Silva, on 3 Feb 1793 in Santa Fé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España. (Lorenzo Román García was born on 7 Aug 1778 in Tomé, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 438 and was christened on 9 Aug 1778 in San Felipe de Neri, Alburquerque, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 438.)
Noted events in their marriage were:
• Diligencia Matrimonial: 438 Lorenzo Román García, 15 español, citizen of Alburquerque, was the legitimated son of the late Anastacio and Rosa Silva. María Dolores Luna, 15, española and citizen of the jurisdiction of Alburquerque, was the legitimate daughter of Tomás de Luna and Margarita Sena. She was a parishioner of the mission of Nuestra Seña de los Dolores de Sandía.
At Santa Fé, on 20 July 1792, Lorenzo Román García appeared before Father Patero and stated that he and María Dolores Luna were related in the fourth degree of consanguinity as follows:
| Diego Montoya|
|| Isabel Montoya|
|| third degree
|| Tomás Luna
|| fourth degree
|| María Dolores Luna |
He stated that he wanted to marry Dolores even though they were related because their lineage was equal. He added that he had lived in the area for more than twelve years.
On 17 July 1792, fray Ambrosio Guerra at San Felipe de Neri in Alburquerque copied Lorenzo's baptismal entry. It indicated that on 9 Aug 1778, fray Manuel Rojo baptized a child who was two days old named Lorenzo Román. He was the legitimate son of Anastacio García and Rosa Silva of the puesto of Tomé. His godparents were Ignacio Vallejos and his wife María de Luna de Valencia.
Domingo Santisteban, 50, citizen of Santa Fé
Juan Domingo Baca, 42, citizen of Santa Fé
Father Paterno stated that the intended bride was a parishioner of at San Felipe de Neri and forwarded the proceeding to Father Guerra there, including with them a copy of the baptismal record from the church of San Francisco de Santa Fé for a ceremony that fray JoséMedrano performed on 26 April 1777. He baptized María Dolores, who was born on 25 April, the legitimate daughter of Tomás de Luna and Margarita Sena, natives and citizens of Alburquerque.
The Albuquerque portion of the investigation was held at the mission of Nuestra Señora de los Dolores de Sandía where Father Guerra questioned the intended bride.
Tomás Cháves, 72, citizen of Alburquerque
Mariano Varela, 67, citizen of Alburquerque
The proceeding were forwarded to Durango. Bishop Tristán granted a dispensation on 26 Sep 1792. As penance, he had the couple pay 11 pesos 2 reales to be applied to the temporal works of the poor churches in the bishopric. As spiritual penance they were to recite the rosary for two months and confess and receive communion twice during that period.
Archivos Históricos del Arzobispado de Durango, 1760-1799, pgs. 106-107