María Jaramillo
Diego de Luna Capitán
(Abt 1630-After 1693)


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Elvira García

Diego de Luna Capitán

  • Born: Abt 1630, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 252
  • Marriage: Elvira García 287
  • Died: After 1693, Isleta, Río Abajo, Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España 252

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 287
Capitán Diego de Luna was listed as living in La Ysleta nar El Paso in 1692/3, married to Elvira García, with children: Antonio (15), Nicolás (5), Gregoria (24); servants: Juan (40), Juan Antonio (10); and female dependents named Francisca (30), Juana (40), Tomasa (30), María (10), Juana (5) and Josefa (1); Capitán Diego de Luna's mother, María Jaramillo.

~To The Royal Crown Restored, p. 59

• Background Information. 252
Diego de Luna is mentioned, in passing, in 1654 as being nineteen years old. He was the only adult male Luna at the time of the 1680 Rebellion, reporting with his family of three children and thirty other persons, including his mother-in-law, brothers-(or sisters-) in-law, and servants. He was an Alférez forty-eight years old, a native of New Mexico, tall, with a long face and long straight hair. He and his wife were mentioned as kinfolk of the Francisco de Torres family, all natives of New Mexico. In this year, 1687, the family of Captain Diego de Luna, consisting of twenty-nine persons, was numbered among those in dire need at the exile settlement of Corpus Christi de Ysleta. In 1692 he was ordered to assemble his men for the first Entry of Vargas into New Mexico. He was a witness on August 31, 1693, at a wedding in Ysleta, when he gave his age as more than sixty.

Presumably, he returned with the Reconquest in the following months of 1693, but is not heard of again. He was listed as a member of the Conquistadora Confraternity in 1689. Several Lunas re-settled the Río Abajo district.

~ Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, Kindle Locations 3048-3062

Diego de Luna's wife, according to the marriage of their daughter María, was Elvira García. Diego had given his age as 19 in 1654, 46 in 1681, with the Isleta jurisdiction of New Mexico ashis birthplace, and 48 in 1685. This would make his birth dates about 1635.

~ Origins of New Mexico Families: A Genealogy of the Spanish Colonial Period, p. 370

Diego married Elvira García.287 (Elvira García died in Nuevo Méjico, Nueva España.)


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