Catalina Durán


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Catalina Durán

  • Marriage: José de Armijo

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• Muster Roll: Juan Páez Hurtado Expedition, 1695, Zacatecas, Nueva España. 424
Catalina Durán is listed as the head of her family group. She is listed as the widow of José de Armijo, a mestiza native of Zacatecas, thirty-eight (later her age is given as fifty in 1697). Her son Vicente, sixteen years-old, is listed with the Juan de los Santos family group who were also part of the Páez expedition.

Two of Catalina's sons are listed with another family group. They are Antonio de Armijo, age twenty, and Marcos de Armijo, age eighteen, along Antonio's wife Manuela Negrete.

Her son José de Armijo, age nine, and daughters Eugenia, age five, and María, age one, were listed in Catalina's group. Her daughters were called "natural daughter," meaning they were probably born after the death of Catalina's husband José de Armijo. All of Catalina's sons used the name Durán de Armijo, and her daughters used the name Durán.

Vicente is described was described as having long, straight black hair and a scar between his eyes. Antonio is described as having a small build, long straight hair, a dark complexion and a scar between his eyes.

~Juan Páez Hurtado Expedition of 1695, pp. 40-41

Catalina married José de Armijo, son of Antonio de Armijo and Damiana Violante. (José de Armijo was born about 1649 in Zacatecas, Nueva España and died before 1690 in Zacatecas, Nueva España.)


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