Notes for Juan Nepomuceno Montoya: Juan Nepomuceno Baca was baptized when he was two days old, as Juan Nepomuceno Baca, the natural son of Juana Rita Baca. Padrinos were Cristoval Lucero and Maria Marcelina Montoya of Socorro. He later went by the name of "Juan Montoya". In the 1870 U.S. Census Juan Nepomuceno is found in two locations, Canada Alamosa and South Apache Country, much further South. In Socorro County Juan N. Montoya, 26 is listed as a constable. His wife, Juana was 20. Their two sons are listed as: Timoteo, 4 and Pedro, 2. Close by in another dwelling was Juana Rita Baca, 64. In the same 1870 U.S. Census in Socorro County (October 18), South Apache Country. Juan N. Montoya 28 and his wife, Juana Diosita Chavez, 24 are listed with their two sons: Timoteo Montoya, 4, and Pedro S., one year old. In a nearby household was Juan Montoya, 59; his wife, Maria Trujillo, 46; and their children, Romolo, 16; Sotero, 13; and Petra, 12. Juan's young wife, Juana Diosita died soon after 1870. In 1873 Juan Nepomuceno Montoya, widowed fo the deceased Diosita Chavez, and son of Rita Baca, married Vidal Torres in 1873. In 1875 Juan Nepomuceno became the father of Maria Guadalupe Jaramillo, his illegitimate daughter by Maria Onofre Jaramillo from Socorro.
In 1886 Juan Nepomuceno was living in the Canada Alalmosa area as mentioned in the baptismal record of his daughter, Josefa in September at Monticello. In the May 5, 1895 baptism of his son, Tomas, Juan Nepomuceno Montoya had become "Juan Nepomuceno Trujillo." The family surname had changed from Montoya to Trujillo, the surname of his deceased step-father, Mariano Trujillo who was already dead when Juan Nepomuceno was born.
In 1900 U.S. Census in Sierra County at Monticello he is listed again, at 54 years of age with wife Vidal, 45, and seven children: Maximiana, 22; Dolores, 19; Mariano, 17; Josefa, 14; Candido, 10; Tomas, 7; and Jose, three. Juan Nepomuceno Trujillo (Montoya) lived very close to his son (by his first wife), Pedro Celestino Trujillo, 37 in the 1900 Census at Monticello. Celestino's family consisted of his wife, Carlota, 35; Juan, 7; Federico, 3; and Leonicio, one year old. He was buried as Juan Nepomuceno Trujillo at Canada de la Alamosa (Monticello) on 7 August 1905. Juan Nepomuceno was living at Monticello, NM in 1910.
More About Juan Nepomuceno Montoya: Baptism: 10 Mar 1841, Socorro, New Mexico.570
More About Juan Nepomuceno Montoya and Juana Diosita Chavez: Marriage: 15 Jul 1863, Socorro, New Mexico.571
Marriage Notes for Juan Nepomuceno Montoya and Juana Diosita Chavez: Padrinos were Antonio Jose Garcia and Ana Maria Montoya. They were married by Fr. Bernard. Juan named his parents as Juan Montoya and Maria Trujillo. Maria Trujillo was actually his sister who raised him after his mother, Juana Rita BACA gave birth to Juan Nepomuceno a few years after becoming a widow.
More About Juan Nepomuceno Montoya and Vidal Torres: Marriage: 28 Jan 1873, Monticello, New Mexico.
Marriage Notes for Juan Nepomuceno Montoya and Vidal Torres: *Buxton, Margaret, Herencia, Vol. 6, Issue 2, April 1998, p. 43
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