- Born: 1799, Alburquerque, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 3,10,270,436
- Marriage (1): María Juana de los Reyes Jaramillo on 6 Apr 1818 in San Felipe de Neri, Alburquerque, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 412,437
- Marriage (2): Benigna Martínez in 1848/1850 in Valencia County, New México Territory
- Died: Bef 1870, Lemitar, Socorro, New México Territory 12
I believe my López ancestors remained in the Alburquerque area until my great, great grandfather, Ramón, moved, along with some of his sons, to Lemitar sometime around 1847. His first wife, María Juana de los Reyes Jaramillo, died in 1848 in Socorro.
Ramón is listed in the 1860 U.S. census as living in Lemitar with my great, great grandmother, Benigna Martínez (Martín or Lueras) along with four of their children, one being Celso López, my great grandfather who later married María Abrana Sánchez. By this time, all of his children from his previous marriage were adults and married. Ramón died sometime between 1860 and 1870. Benigna was listed as López in the 1860 census, but uses her maiden name in the 1870 census, which was a common practice for New Mexican Hispanic widows to do at the time.
Noted events in his life were:
• Census: U.S. Federal Territorial, 1850, Lemitar, New México Territoy. 419
The only Ramon López living in Lemitar in 1850 is listed as Ramón Lopis 50 years old, born in New México along with his son (Antonio) José who is 25 and born in New México.
• Census, 19 Jul 1860, Lemitar, Socorro, New México Territory. 12
19th day of July 1860.
Page 70 Town of Lemitar
Ramon López, Age, 60, M, Laborer, Born NM
Benigna, Age, 50, F, Born NM
Jesus, Age 12, M, Born NM
Celso , Age, 9, M, Born NM
Filomeno, Age, 6, M, Born NM
Dominga, Age, 3, F, Born NM
Ramón married María Juana de los Reyes Jaramillo, daughter of Miguel Jaramillo and Francisca Lucero, on 6 Apr 1818 in San Felipe de Neri, Alburquerque, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 20.,21 (María Juana de los Reyes Jaramillo died on 5 Apr 1848 in Lemitar, Valencia, New México, Republica de México 23.)
Noted events in their marriage were:
• Marriage Record. 412,437
6 April 1818 Casé y velé, España, vecino de esta misma villa, son of Vicente Lópes and María Antonia Cháves, married Juana de los Reyes Jaramillo, vecina de la plasa de Atrisco de esta jurisdiccion, daughter of Miguel Jaramillo and Francisca Lucero. Witnesses: Diego Lopes, Victoriana Marques, Ambrosio Armijo, y otros.
San Felipe de Neri Marriages, pp. 77 and NM Genealogists Sep 1986 - page 55
• Diligencia Matrimonial. 248
1818, April 4, Alburquerque, Ramón López (19), español, son of Don Vicente López, deceased, and María Antonia Cháves, and Juana Reyes Jaramillo (19), española, daughter of Miguel Jaramillo and Francisca Lucero. Witnesses: Don Antonio Estanislao Ruiz, notary; Teodoro Duran (54), Francisco Duran (52), Paulin López (70), all españols and married.
Ramón next married Benigna Martínez, daughter of José Martín Lueras and María Dolores Moya, in 1848/1850 in Valencia County, New México Territory. (Benigna Martínez was born on 14 Feb 1819 in La Joya, Valencia, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 22, baptized on 21 Feb 1819 in Belén, Valencia, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 22 and died after 11 Jul 1885 in New México Territoy 12.)