Margarita Gómez Robledo

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Margarita Gómez Robledo

Birthplace: Santa Fé, Provincia de Nuevo México, Reino de Nueva España
Death: Died in Provincia de Nuevo México, Reino de Nueva España
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Andres Gómez Robledo and María Juana Ortiz y Baca
Wife of Capitán Jacinto Peláez
Mother of María Peláez and Da. Jacinta Peláez
Sister of Francisca Gómez Robledo; María Gómez Robledo; Lucía Gómez Robledo; Rosa Gómez Robledo and Juana Gómez Robledo

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About Margarita Gómez Robledo

Margarita Gómez Robledo born about 1677 in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Margarita married Jacinto Peláez [1670-] on 13 June 1691 in Guadalupe del Paso. He was a native of Villanueva, Asturias. A land grant was given to Jacinto at Jacona near San Ildefonso. They had two daughters. María married Juan Fernández de la Pedrera and Jacinta married {1} Antonio de Luna {2} Antonio Montoya. Margarita died young, and Jacinto then married Isabel de Cháves.

The six daughters of Andrés Gomez Robledo grew up glorifying the statue of La Conquistadora, making and caring for her wardrobe, etc. The statue of the Virgin Mary was taken to Guadalupe del Paso during the 1680 Revolt and returned to Santa Fe with the 1693 re-entry of the Spanish into New Mexico. The historic wooden statue, brought to New Mexico in 1625 by the Spanish, is today housed in the Cathedral of St. Francis in Santa Fe. A Catholic confraternity was named in her honor, and there is a festival every year in Santa Fe to honor her.

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Margarita Gómez Robledo's Timeline

Santa Fé, Provincia de Nuevo México, Reino de Nueva España
August 10, 1680
Age 3
Nuevo México, Nuevo España

On 10 August 1680, the family was forced to leave their home due to the Pueblo Revolt. They retreated into Santa Fe, where the Pueblos then laid siege to the town. Meanwhile the Indians destroyed the family’s Las Barrancas hacienda. Three days later Andres is killed by Indians and Juana and the children manage to escape to Guadalupe del Norte (El Paso).

Age 16
Nuevo México, Nuevo España

Juana and her children re-entered New Mexico, but they could not return to their destroyed home at Las Barrancas. Apache raids prevented Spanish resettlement of this area.

Age 18
Age 27
Bernalillo, Sandoval, New Mexico, United States
Age 33
Guadalupe del Paso, Provincia de Nuevo México, Reino de Nueva España
Age 38
Provincia de Nuevo México, Reino de Nueva España