La Joya de Sevilleta Grantees

In 1800 families began moving to La Joya de Sevilleta from other locations in New Mexico. Some came from nearby towns in the Rio Abajo. Others traveled from Santa Fe; Plaza Dolores de Chimayo in the area of Santa Cruz de la Cañada; and Chama. Many came with friends and relatives. Through marriages of their children and grandchildren and baptisms, they became compadres.

This migration reopened the area south of Sabinal to settlement. Although the danger from Apache raids was still evident and several early settlers were killed, the colony survived.

On 4 June 1819, all the residents and inhabitants of La Joya de Sevilleta were assembled and the boundaries of this grant were established as follows: on the North the boundary of Sabinal, on the South, the Alamillo Arroyo, on the opposite side the arroyo called San Lorrenzo creek, on the East, a mountain in front of the said town and on the West, the Ladrones mountains.

Following is a list of the Grantees and some of their spouses. Bold indicates ancestors of Antoinette Duran Silva and bold italics indicates ancestors of Raymond Anthony Silva.

The Grantees: Antonio Josef Apodaca (m. Margarita Lobato); Felipe Apodaca (m. Maria Antonia Maeze); Josef Antonio Apodaca (m. Vicenta Garcia); Tomas Aragon (m. Maria Gregoria Chaves); Jose Aragon (m. Maria Reyes Trujillo); Salvador Armijo (m. 1. Juana Maria Silva (AKA: Chaves); 2. Ana Maria Baca; 3. Maria Soldedad Apodaca); Bernardo Benavides (m. Rosa Espinosa); Clemente Benavides (m. Maria Guadalupe Gallegos); Diego Benavides (m. Manuela Antonia Silva); Manuel Benavides; Santiago Candalaria (m. Maria Dolores Trujillo),; Bartolome Chavez (Maria Dolores Valverde); Dionicio Chaves (m. Maria Rosa Trujillo); Francisco Chaves (m. Maria Olaya Trujillo); Manuela Chaves; Juan Luis Carrillo (m. Maria Concepcion Abeita); Felipe Cordoba (m. Loretta Garvizu); Jose Carlos Gabaldon (m. Teresa Ysidora Serna); Nerio Gallegos (Felipe Nerio Gallegos m. Juana Juliana Maldonado); Antonio Jose Garcia; Juan Garcia; Andres Gonzales (m. Catalina Archiveque); Juan Gutierres; Jose Manuel de Herrera; Baltazar Lobato (m. Josefa Tenorio); Juan Luis Lopez; Juana Paula Lopez; Felipe Lucero (m. Guadalupe Garcia); Gregorio Lucero (m. Josefa Chaves); Salvador Lucero; Santiago Lucero (m. Maria Dolores Montoya); Francisca Macias (AKA: Mexia; she was probably the wife of Felipe Luera, a soldier stationed at La Joya); Juan Domingo Maes (m. Maria Margarita Chaves); Salvador Maes; Miguel Marquez (m. Maria Francisca Zisneros); Eubaldo Martinez; Pablo Martinez (could be Pablo Martines m. Viviana Apodaca and/or Pablo Martin m. Maria Lucia Gallego); Andres Mascareñas (m. Maria Rosa Romero); Diego Mascareñas (m. Paula Candelaria. Note: Several children of Bernardo Mascareñas and Juliana Cordova moved to La Joya. Juliana Cordova also moved with her second husband Juan Antonio Bernal); Ramon Montaño (Ramon Maldonado m. Maria Ysabel Marques); Guadalupe Montoya; Jose Guadalupe Montoya (m. Maria Andrea Lucero); Juan Montoya (m. Maria Dorothea Garcia); Jose Maria Moya (m. Casilda Torres); Juan Francisco Muñiz (m. Antonia Montoya); Josefa Otero (possibly the Maria Josefa Chaves (AKA: Otero) m. Jose Antonio Maldonado, soldier of Santa Fe); Domingo Peralta (m. 1. Juana Maria Barela; 2. Maria Angel Herrera); Juan Isidro Romero (m. Juana Tapia); Manuel Romero (m. Vitalia Chaves); Juan Sais (m. Antonia Apodaca); Manuel Sais (m. Maria Antonia Benavides); Jose Lorenzo Sanchez; Juana Sanchez; Bernardo Sisneros (m. Maria Encarnacion (AKA: Felipa) Martin (AKA: Martines, Calistra; Marquez); Francisco Sisneros (m. Maria Dolores Lucero (AKA: Trujillo, Chaves, Santos); Jose Francisco Sisneros; Juan Christobal Sisneros (m. Maria Antonia Martin); Francisco Tafolla (m. Maria Mariana Rael (AKA: Rel); Lorenzo de la Torre; ? Torres; Visente Torres; Jacinto Trujeque (m. Maria Juliana Bernal); Antonio Trujillo; Bernardo Trujillo (m. Maria Francisca Zamora); Juan Cruz Trujillo; Juan Jose Trujillo; Miguel Ulibarri (AKA: Ruibalid) (m. 1. Maria Gertrudes Silva; 2. Juana Fajardo); Antonio Zamora (m. Maria Beatriz Martin); Miguel Zamora (m. Maria de la Luz Torres).

Although there were no Silva families listed as grantees of La Joya de Sevilleta, several children of Francisco Silva and Manuela Chaves were married into grantee families and there were many Silva families who lived on the grant.


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