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jojola family tree

Posted: 17 Jul 2012 3:46AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Jojola
I have just began to look up my family tree. My grandmothers name is Agapita Jojola and I think she died around 1963. Her parents were Jesus and Simona Jojola. I think most of my family is from Las Cruces, New Mexico. Can anyone help?

Re: jojola family tree

Posted: 17 Jul 2012 12:47PM GMT
Classification: Query

Re: jojola family tree

Posted: 17 Jul 2012 3:21PM GMT
Classification: Query
If it may help:
It would appear that the family lived their lives in the little farming communities around Dona Ana County:also, there are MANY entries of "public member trees" on for them with various degrees of information and some photos.

1900 census,Santa Theresa,Dona Ana,NM
Jojola,Jesus-born May 1870;married 3yrs;born NM;parents same
wife-Simona-born May 1875;married 3yrs;2 children born,2 living;born TX,parents same; (after this year she is shown to be born in NM)
son-Elias-born Nov.28,1898;1
son-Vicente-born May 10,1900

1910 census,same place
{This census states that this is a second marriage for both Jesus and Simona;married 12 years}

1920 census,Colorado,Dona Ana,NM
and Jesus's mother,Paulita,age 75 and widowed.
{Paublita Gallegos Jojola,born Oct.4,1838 in Lemitar,NM; died Dec.7,1925 in Rodey,Dona Ana,NM and is buried,according to the death record,
in Rodey Cemetery. I find no listing for her IN that cemetery,so probably means grave is unmarked. Husband Vicente Jojola,father Manuel Gallegos}

1930 census Jesus and Simona are in Mesilla Park,Dona Ana,NM with only son Octaviano at home. In 1940, they are in the same place.

Jesus Jojola died May 11,1943 in Tortugas,Dona Ana,NM;father Vicente Jojola,mother Paulita Gallegos;wife Simona Alderete. Record says buried in Tortugas cemetey. Other people's entry of family trees on give a death date for Simona as 1947;parents Octaviano Alderete and Maria Ramona Gonzales.
Jesus Jojola looks to be in Las Cruces,Dona Ana, NM in the 1870 census,2 months old,parents Vicente age 21, and "Paula" age 19.

There are marriage records in Dona Ana county here:
Agapita Jojola and Eluterio Gonzales on April 28,1924
Agapita Jojola and Ramon Martinez on July 25,1946

at that same link is a cemetery record w/photo of headstone for:
Agapita Jojola Martinez; born Nov.20,1903,died Feb.19,1963;buried in Tortugas Cemtery,Tortugas,Dona Ana,NM

Re: jojola family tree

Posted: 17 Jul 2012 4:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
Go to the:

Great New Mexico Pedigree Database

Select the name Jojola scroll through the entries and you will see your family tree:

Re: jojola family tree

Posted: 17 Jul 2012 11:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Dear Janet, Thank you so much for this information. I am just getting started and it is so frustrating when you get stuck. I knew a lot of this information but you also informed me of a lot I did not have. God Bless you and Thank you again. I don't know if I said but I am Agapita Jojola's grandaughter on my mother's side. The only confusing thing is that My grandfather's name is Joe P. Estrada and that was not one of the names you listed that she was married to so I'll have to do some more searching. This stuff is addictive! I can't wait to find pictures. I only have one of Jesus and Simona I found. Would you happen to know if we are native american, and if so what tribe?

Re: jojola family tree

Posted: 18 Jul 2012 1:59AM GMT
Classification: Query
You are welcome-happy that something was useful to your search! NM records are VERY hard to find--prior to 1919 there was no formal system of recording births,deaths,marriages--churches yes-public records not so much. And as records become available-be VERY liberal in how you search for spellings!
What I see:
In the 1930 Mesilla census:
Estrada,Jose P.-36;divorced;farmer-grape vineyard
daughter-Elisa-5yrs 10m
son-Danois-2 1/2

1940 census,Hot Springs (Now Truth or Consequences)Sierra,NM
Estrada,Jose P.-45;building carpenter
daughter-Mary Emma-14
adopted daughter-Mary Jane-8m

There is a death record for a baby son: Jimmy Estrada,born 1937,died Mar.4,1938 in Hot Springs,Sierra,NM
Father Jose Estrada,mother Agapita Jojola.

Jose Estrada's first wife appears to have been Andrea Montoya-they married on Mar.31,1915 in Mesilla. They are in the 1920 Mesilla census with 1 year old daughter Elvira.
It appears that they lost an infant girl-indexed as "Ganoba Astrada", died on Aug.10,1929 in Las Cruces-born 1929 to Jose "Astrada" and Andrea "Montoyo". (This is what I mean about be liberal with spellings)

Unless one was accounted for on a reservation in NM,Native blood is very difficult to determine. Laws of the times regarding intermarriage etc. rather forced people to "hide" it (some of our own did this)None of the records I SEE account for Native blood, but that certainly doesn't mean it wasn't there. You would probably have to go back one or more generations from these folks to find a record of it--not easy.

Re: jojola family tree

Posted: 18 Jul 2012 12:34PM GMT
Classification: Query
I live in Las Cruces, NM and am familiar with the Estrada family line. I helped a friend create her family tree. Her ancestors were Jose Estrada and Andrea Montoya. If this Jose is your ancestor then here is his family tree created by me:

Re: jojola family tree

Posted: 19 Jul 2012 4:07AM GMT
Classification: Query
Wow how interesting. I know nothing about my family. My mother doesn't talk about them much and there seems to be all these sectrets??oddly enough my mother says she was born in t or c but her name is Virginia and they have her listed as Eugenia? Hmmm. Well God bless you for all this wonderful information. It means so much. Did you find all that on ancestry. Com and are there any pictures you know of?

Re: jojola family tree

Posted: 19 Jul 2012 4:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
Yes that appears to be my grandfather who later married my grandmother Agapita Jojola. My mothers name is Virginia but in the 1940 census she is listed as Eugenia Estrada. Thank you so much and by any chance would you happen to know of what decent we are? My mother says Pueblo but I can't find anything that says we ate native American?

Re: jojola family tree

Posted: 19 Jul 2012 7:31PM GMT
Classification: Query
I can send you more information on your Jose Estrada. Send me an email abckids3 at of course use the proper symbol for the at.
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