Person:Alonso Garcia (3)

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Alonso GARCIA
d.BEF 1700 New Mexico
  1. Alonso GARCIA1627 - Bef 1700
  • HAlonso GARCIA1627 - Bef 1700
  • WTeresa VARELAAbt 1636 - Aft 1693
m. ABT 1648
  1. Alonso GARCIA DE NORIEGAAbt 1649 - 1696
  2. Josefa Ana GARCIA DE NORIEGA1654 - 1735
Facts and Events
Name Alonso GARCIA
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1627 Zacatecas, Nueva España (Mexico)
Marriage ABT 1648 to Teresa VARELA
Death[1] BEF 1700 New Mexico


1. Came to Nueva Mexico abt 1650. 2. In 1660 he was living in in the Estancia do San Antonio, Rio Abajo, New Mexico. The Estancia de San Antonio was near present Old Town Albuquerque 3. He was "Maestre de Campo" (a field-grade officer) in the Vargas party, 4 Oct 1693. 4. [3185 ]He was living in the pueblo of Guadalupe del Paso when inspected by de Vargas prior to the entrada. In his household were twevle male and female dependants. He stated that he was ready to enter to settle this kingdom of Nuevo México, but was without the means to bring his family along. Whether on foot or on horseback, he was willing to do it. Diego de Vargas said, "I, the governor and capitan general would aid him with what I can for this purpose." The dependents listed were: Juana, 20; Bernadino and his wife, Josefa; Cristóbal; Francisca; Magdalena Catalina; María; another María; Juan; Antonio and Catalina.

[3189 ]When the Pueblo Revolt came in 1680 he was in charge of the flight of the people of Rio Abajo. From Santa Fé, Gov. Otermín sent orders for García to send aid in the way of horses and men but the orders never reached García. Even if the orders had reached him he was poorly equipped to send help north as he and his sons had been dashing up and down the valley and over to Jemez rescuing fleeing colonists from rampaging Indians in revolt. He had gathered as many people as he could find at Isleta for a few days and then when the Indians sent word that all settlers to the north were already dead, he evacuated to the south. Finally word from Otermín reached him that Otermín was on his way down the Rio del Norte behind him so he sent out an escort of 6 soldiers to meet the angry Governor and his party. García was prepared with 13 folios to document what had been happening. A review of the documents determined that he had acted in a superior and often heroic manner and if not for his action, many more settlers would have perished. The following year he still had his titles showing that he had been exonerated. In 1681 he passed muster reporting that he was ready to return to Nuevo México. (The source for this information is "Herencia, the Quarterly Journal of the Hispanic Genealogical Research Center-New Mexico". Specific citations are in the HGRC Great New Mexico Pedigree Database, source 303.

5. Between 1667 and 1681 he was Lieutanant General and Alcalde of Sandia.

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Published by the Hispanic Genalogical Reserch Center of New Mexico. Great New Mexico Pedigree Database (GNMPD).
  2.   Published by the Hispanic Genalogical Reserch Center of New Mexico. Great New Mexico Pedigree Database (GNMPD).

    p. 83

  3.   Source (291).

    p. 46, 84

  4.   Published by the Hispanic Genalogical Reserch Center of New Mexico. Great New Mexico Pedigree Database (GNMPD).
    1. 4618