Capitan Sebastian Rodriguez de Salazar

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Sebastian Rodriguez de Salazar

Birthplace: Cartaya, Marquesado de Gibraleón, Andalucía, España
Death: Died in Acoma Pueblo, (Present Cibola County), Provincia de Nuevo Mexico, Virreinato de Nueva España
Cause of death: Killed by the Acomanos
Immediate Family:

Son of Juan Ruíz; Andalusia, Spain; Unknown and Andalusia, Spain
Husband of Luisa de Salazar and Luisa Diaz
Father of Catalina de Salazar Díaz and Isabel de Salazar
Half brother of Capitán Hernando de Hinojos

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About Sebastian Rodriguez de Salazar

Captain Sebastián Rodríguez de Salazar was killed by the Acomans.

He first went to Mexico, then moved to Santa Fé, New Mexico in 1619.

He was a captain, forty-four years of age, living in Santa Fé with his Luisa Días in 1626. They had come to New Spain seven years before.

The Origins of New México Families, pg. 95 Note: The following contains speculation.

What his exact involvement was in the assassination of Governor Rosas is unknown, but it would appear that he was involved with the political affairs in 1641-43, along with Juan Ramirez de Salazar, who was most probably a nephew. It also appears they were closely related to some of the conspirators. He most likely was the uncle of Francisco Salazar and his sister Catalina, wife of Luis Martin Serrano, one of the masked men who broke down the door, January 25, 1642.

As a Capitan, he barely escaped execution for sedition under Governor Pacheco. He came to New Mexico, probably from Nueva Viscuya, in the 1620's, with the other Salazars.

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Capitan Sebastian Rodriguez de Salazar's Timeline

Cartaya, Marquesado de Gibraleón, Andalucía, España
Age 22
Santa Fé, Provincia de Nuevo México, Reino de Nueva España
February 23, 1607
Age 25
Ciudad de Mexico, Virreinato de Nueva España
Age 28
Santa Cruz de la Cañada, Provincia de Nuevo Mexico, Virreinato de Nueva España
Age 37
Santa Fe, Nueva España
Age 59
Acoma Pueblo, (Present Cibola County), Provincia de Nuevo Mexico, Virreinato de Nueva España
January 25, 1642
Age 59
Santa Fe, NM, USA

Corrupt and tyrannical ex-Governor of New Mexico murdered by Nicolás Ortiz, along with twelve other patriots. Rosas is alleged to have had an affair with Maria Perez de Bustillo, the wife of Nicolas Ortiz. Eight of these men were later executed for their involvement. Those involved included Luis Martín Serrano I, who kicked in the door to the room where Rosas was being held at the Casa de Reales, and Antonio Baca, his brother, Alonso Baca, Juan de Archuleta, Diego Marquez, Agustin Carvajal, Don Fernando Duran y Chaves, Cristobal Enriques, Juan Ruiz De Hinjos, Nicolas Perez de Bustillo, Juan de Archuleta, Diego Martin Barba, Francisco de Salazar Hachero, Pedro Duran y Chaves, Diego del Rio de Losa, Antonio De Salas, Francisco Lopez de Aragon, brothers Francisco and Juan II Lujan, Alonzo Ramirez de Salazar, Juan De Tapia, and Manuel de Peralta.