My Valdez family resided in Farmington, San Juan County, New Mexico, and Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico.
I believe the lived in Llano, New Mexico;San Lorenzo De Picuris, Taos County, New Mexico
The parents of my Father Nestor Amadeo Valdez were Jose Remigio Valdez and Juana Maria Montoya. Juanita's parents were Juan Pablo Montoya (Montolla) and Maria Dolores Medina.
Dolores Medina who married Juan Pablo Montoya was not living
in her father's house in 1860. This could mean she was married
by this time.
Maria Dolores Medina's Padrinos were Jose Leonor Fresquis and
Maria Gertrudes Pacheco, vecinos Del San Antonio Del Penasco.
Her Maternal Grandparents are Juaquin Fresquis and Rosalia Duran.
Juan Pablo Montoya and Maria Dolores Medina were living in Blanco,
San Juan County, New Mexico in 1900. they indicated his birth Jan 1840
and her birth December 1844. Said they had been married 35 years. Two
children were still in the household, Raymundo and Juanita (My Grandmother).
Daughter Albina was also living in Blanco. Her husband was German Barela, son of Felipe Barela and Madalena Coca.
Albina said she was born in 1874, she was actually born in 1877.
Juan Pablo Montoya and Maria Dolores Medina were not in the 1910 Census.
We haven't located the death records as yet. If anyone has access to
either a marriage certificate or a death record, I would really appreciate
a copy. When I discover the marriage record of Juan Pablo Montoya to
Maria Dolores Medina I will know Juan Pablo Montoya's parentage.
Recent records state Maria Dolores Medina was christened
on 24 February 1847 at San Lorenzo De Picuris, Taos, New
Mexico. Hija de Geronimo Medina and Maria Estefana Fresquis.
PGP: Pomucenio Medina and Candelaria Vigil. MGP: Juaquin
Fresquis and Rosalia Duran. Padrinos: Jose Leonor Fresquis
and Maria Gertrudes Pacheco, Vecinos del San antonio de
Penasco. Have probate on Maria Rosalie Duran. Geronimo
Medina is mentioned among others.