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Second group of settlers to New Mexico, Dec. 24, 1600

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  • Lucía de Montoya (1633 - c.1680)
  • Juan de Herrera (c.1580 - c.1680)
    He arrived in New Mexico on December 24, 1600 He was an encomendero of Santa Clara and Jémez throughout his lifetime. He was also a soldier. Member of reinforcements who came to New Mexico in 1600....
  • Capitán Cristóbal Baca (c.1567 - c.1613)
    Cristóbal Baca, I born circa 1567 Ciudad de México, Nueva España died circa 1613 San Mateo, Nuevo México, Nueva España In March 1599 don Juan de Onate wrote the viceroy of Neuva Espana and requested ...
  • Isabel de Bohorquez Baca (c.1586 - 1627)
    Isabel Baca de Bohórquez came to New Mexico with her father in 1600. Oñate lead a party into Kansas to search for the legendary Gran Quivara. Upon his return, he found that 400 colonists had deserted...

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This project identifies those who came with the second wave of settlers to New Mexico, who arrived at San Gabriel on December 24, 1600


Within the first year of settlement, don Juan de Oñate made a request of the Viceroy of Nueva España for additional reinforcements in New Mexico. Those recruited for this second wave of settlement included soldiers, families, women, children and servants. They began their journey north, along the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro, in late September 1600. They arrived at San Gabriel on Christmas Eve of 1600. Within a year, many of these settlers also deserted the colony. Again, New México's Hispano ancestors stayed to face the challenge of living in a difficult, yet beautiful, land in Nueva México.


Wiki - History of New Mexico