Pedro Martín Serrano (c.1712 - 1768) MP

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Birthplace: Santa Cruz de la Cañada, Provincia de Nuevo México, Reino de Nueva España
Death: Died in Santa Clara Pueblo, Provincia de Nuevo México, Reino de Nueva España
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About Pedro Martín Serrano

Lieutenant Pedro Martin Serrano petitioned the Governor of New Mexico asking for a grant covering a tract of land in the valley known as Piedra Lumbre, in order that he might build a home thereon for his large family and a pasturage for “his extensive herds of cattle, sheep and horses.” He stated that the lands he solicited were located about three or four leagues west of the Pueblo of Abiquiu and had originally belonged to Jose de Riano. It seems that Governor Gervacio Cruzat y Góngora had granted Riano a league of land at Piedra Lumbre and possession thereof had been delivered to him by Lieutenant Governor Juan Púez Hurtado. Antonio Montoya, who in the meantime had traded Riano a house at Santa Fe for the grant, discovered that the rancho covered much more land than the recited one square league. Title to the grant was later acquired by Lieutenant Domingo de Luna, who in about the year 1760 authorized Serrano to use it as pasture for his stock. Early in 1766, Luna sold his interest in the grant to Serrano. Since none of its prior owners had settled upon the grant and, under Spanish law, it might have been abandoned, and in order to avoid any future confusion as a result of the grant containing so much excess land, Serrano requested a grant de novo covering all of the land within the following boundaries:

On the north, some red bluffs; on the east, a stony hill; on the south, Pedernal Hill; and on the west, the mesa adjoining the Canon de la Piedra Lumbre.

Ghost Ranch is part of Piedra Lumbre. Ghost Ranch is the subject of many landscapes by the American painter Georgia O'Keeffe, who maintained a summer home there in 1934, then her permanent residence on the property from 1949 until her death. Her ashes were scattered at Ghost Ranch.

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Pedro Martín Serrano's Timeline

1710
1710
Santa Clara, Rio Arriba, New Mexico, United States
1712
1712
Santa Cruz de la Cañada, Provincia de Nuevo México, Reino de Nueva España
1727
January 17, 1727
Age 15
Bernalillo, Provincia de Nuevo México, Reino de Nueva España
1729
1729
Age 17
Santa Cruz de la Cañada, Provincia de Nuevo México, Virreinato de Nueva España
1734
April 29, 1734
Age 22
Chama, Provincia de Nuevo México, Virreinato de Nueva España
1735
1735
Age 23
Santa Cruz de la Cañada, Provincia de Nuevo México, Virreinato de Nueva España
1737
1737
Age 25
Provincia de Nuevo México, Virreinato de Nueva España
1738
March 6, 1738
Age 26
Nuevo México, Nueva España
1741
1741
Age 29
Santa Clara Pueblo, Provincia de Nuevo México, Virreinato de Nueva España
1743
1743
Age 31
Santa Clara Pueblo, Provincia de Nuevo México, Virreinato de Nueva España