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Jose Lopez Naranjo (b. Abt. 1670, d. Abt. Jun 1720)Jose Lopez Naranjo (son of Domingo Naranjo) was born Abt. 1670, and died Abt. Jun 1720 in Platte River, Nebraska.He married Maria Catarina Lujan, daughter of Matias Lujan and Francisca Romero.
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Jose Lopez Naranjo
River Platte, Nebraska
Maria Catarina Lujan
Born: 1674 in New Mexico
Jose Antonio Naranjo1695 in Rio Arriba, New Mexico
Jose Lopez Naranjo, it appears, had joined the forces of Vargas before 1696, possibly when the Frist Expedition visited the Pueblos in 1692.He appeared as a marriage witness for some Tiguas at Guadalupe del Paso in that year.when he gave his age as twenty-two.During the Indian uprising of 1696, he was referred to as a Spaniard by Roque de Madrid, when Naranjo was rendering valuable services to Vargas through his Indian contacts.In 1702 he was Alcalde Mayor of Zuni, and very hopeful about pacifying the Moqui Pueblos.He was Captain of thirty Indian scouts in the Sandia Apache campaign, when Vargas died, in 1704.In 1715 he commanded the Pueblo Indian forces in the Navajo campaign of that year.He left his name on Inscription Rock during one of his Zuni and Moqui excursions.
Jose married a bastard daughter of Matias Lujan of Santa Cruz.He acquired lands across the Rio del Norte from Santa Cruz, south of those owned by Antonio Salazar.One known son of his was Jose Antonio Naranjo.
SOURCE:Origins of New Mexico Families, pages 241 and 242.
Children of Jose Lopez Naranjo and Maria Catarina Lujan are:
- +Jose Antonio Naranjo, b. Abt. 1695, Rio Arriba, d. 05 Apr 1758, Rio Arriba.