Jose Domingo Montoya

Brief Life History of Jose Domingo

When Jose Domingo Montoya was born in 1820, in Rio Arriba, New Mexico, United States, his father, Jose Rafael de Jesus Montoya Quintana, was 53 and his mother, Maria Juana Rita Vigil Marquez, was 33. He married Maria De La Cruz Martinez on 27 October 1834, in Taos, Taos, New Mexico, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Taos, Taos, New Mexico, United States in 1850.

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Jose Domingo Montoya
Maria De La Cruz Martinez
Marriage: 27 October 1834
Jose Maria de la Natividad Montoya
Juan Antonio Montoya
Juan Marcelo Montoya
Luis de Jesus Montoya
Jose Dolores Montoya
Pedro Jose Montoya
Maria Leonisia de Jesus Montoya
Juan Francisco Montoya
Maria Josefa de Esquipulas Montoya
Juan Pedro Montoya

Sources (35)

  • Jose Domingo Montoya, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Josef Domingo Montoya, "New Mexico Births and Christenings, 1726-1918"
  • Jose Domingo Montoya, "New Mexico Marriages, 1751-1918"

World Events (8)

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

1820 · Making Land more affordable

"The United States law requiring full payment at the time of purchase and registration of any land. to help encourage sales and make land more affordable, Congress reduced the minimum price of dollar per acre and the minimum size that could be purchased. Most of this land for sale was located on the frontier which was then ""The West"". This Act was good for many Americans, but it was also over used by wealthy investors."


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Jose, Juan, Manuel, Carlos, Luis, Mario, Ruben, Jesus, Jorge, Ramon, Francisco, Miguel. Portuguese Godofredo, Marcio.

Spanish: topographic name based on monte ‘mountain’, or a habitational name from an unidentified place with this name.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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