Maria Manuela Quintana

2 June 1743–26 November 1785 (Age 42)
Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, New Mexico Territory, United States

The Life of Maria Manuela

Maria Manuela Quintana was born on 2 June 1743, in Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, New Mexico Territory, United States as the daughter of Joseph Quintana and Lugarda Tafoia. She married Bernardo Antonio Montoya on 29 August 1762, in Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, New Mexico Territory, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 26 November 1785, in Nuevo, Cusihuiriachi, Chihuahua, Mexico, at the age of 42, and was buried in Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, New Mexico Territory, United States.

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Bernardo Antonio Montoya
Maria Manuela Quintana
Marriage: 29 August 1762
Juan Antonio Montoya
Jose Rafael de Jesus Montoya
Juan Esmeregildo Montoya
Jose Antonio Montoya
Maria Getrudis Montoya
Jose Severiano Montoya
Juan Francisco Dionocio Montoya
Miguel Montoya
Maria Francisca Dolores Montoya
Maria Francisca Dolores Montoya

Spouse and Children

29 August 1762
Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, New Mexico Territory, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Quintana


    Lugarda Tafoia




World Events (4)


Age 33

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 33

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 38

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

1 Spanish, Catalan, Asturian-Leonese, and Galician: habitational name from any of the numerous places, large and small, named Quintana, from quintana ‘country house’ (originally having a tax liability of one fifth of the annual produce).2 variant of French Quintaine, from an Old French term denoting a post for jousting practice, hence a nickname for one who was skilled at this.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Maria Manuela Quintana, "New Mexico Births and Christenings, 1726-1918"
  • Maria Manuela Quintana in entry for Jose Rafael De Jesus Montoya and Joana Rita Vegil, "New Mexico Marriages, 1751-1918"
  • Wedding Image : Bernardo Antonio Montoya and Maunela Quintana

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