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[Abt 1846 Tesuque - after 1920 Peñasco]



Possible parents: Miguel Quintana and Pabla Roybal from San Ildefonso

Searching for baptism record of Maria Dolores Quintana to confirm parents. She never married. Baptisms and marriages of her children list father unknown and no information about maternal grandparents.
1. Maria Dolores Quintana born 2 Oct 1844, died 2 Oct 1844 Jacona, Santa Fe, New Mexico. d/ Jose Miguel Quintana & Maria Paula Ruybal
2. Maria Dolores Quintana died 7 Jul 1922 in Penasco, Taos, New Mexico and buried in Church cemetery. Father: Miguel Quintana. Mother. Pabla Roybal. [Source LDS 0016861]
3. Penasco Cemetery
Quintana, Maria Dolores born 1856 at San Ildefonso died 07 May 1922 at Penasco age 86y, daughter of Miguel Quintana and Pabla Roybal both parents born San Ildefonso buried 07 May 1922 [No sources listed]


Maria Dolores Quintana on left with her daughter Maria Rumalda Quintana

Picture shared by Armando Martinez from Penasco





Maria Antonia Quintana

Juan Estevan Quintana

Maria Rumalda Quintana

Picture shared by Maria Janie Rodriguez

Picture shared by Dallas

Picture shared by Armando Martinez




Based on information given to me by relatives.  Stanley A. Lucero



The known children of Maria Dolores Quintana are:

Antonio abt 1864]

Jose Seberiano [1864];

Maria Antonia [1865-1924];

Juan Estevan [1867-1952];

Maria Ramona [1870-1945];

Maria Rumalda [1873-1946];

Maria Trinea [1876];

Agapito [1880-1958].


To see more information about Maria Dolores Quintana, her children, and her grandchildren CLICK HERE


  • In the 1910 Peñasco Census, Maria Dolores was listed as having 8 children, 5 living.  The 1885 Census also listed a son Antonio age 21.  Five of her children lived past 1910: Maria Antonia, Juan Estevan, Maria Ramona, Maria Rumalda & Agapito.  This means that Jose Seberiano, Maria Trinea and Antonio died before 1910.


  • Her son Juan Estevan Quintana and her daughter María Rumalda Quintana are both my great grandparents.  María Rumalda was part Cherokee.  Ramona was given away to a family [Cordova or Cisneros] in Llano.  Agapito moved to Utah to get away from the family. Agapito and his wife Petra were buried in the Peñasco Morada cemetery.  Agapito was short, unlike his brother, Juan Estevan.  


  • María Dolores owned property in Peñasco across the road from Peñasco High School near the Picuries Reservation. The Santa Barbara Land Grant and the Trampas Land Grant boundaries are very close.  Miguel Quintana [unknown relationship] and Agapito Quintana [son] owned land next to hers in Peñasco.  Either Ramona [daughter] or Rumalda [daughter]  owned land by the Llano Cuchillo.


  • I suspect María Dolores was a full blooded Indian.  Mom told me that María Dolores and her grandaughter María Guadalupe Martinez would go up into the montes [forests] above Llano to visit the Apaches. Armando Martinez told me that María Dolores and Rumalda used to go up to upper Llano to visit the Apaches.  Liz Varela told me that her grandfather [Alfonso Ortiz, an apache, married to Maria Beroniz Roybal, grand daughter of Maria Dolores] used to go to the Apache Canyon near Chamisal for special occasions.  Mom told me that Geronimo [famous Apache] is our tío and has the same features as María Dolores.  When the priest baptized my great grandmother María Rumalda, he announced “Hoy bautize una india.”  However no note was made on her baptism record.


  • Juan Estevan was tall and big.  He liked to race his red horse.  Armando Martinez [owner of the Peñasco Dance Hall] told me Juan Estevan heard about a horse race in Peñasco.  Juan Estevan came on horsback, left his horse about a mile from Peñasco, and came walking to see who was racing.


  • Juan Estevan would return home to Llano from the Rodarte Bar asleep on his horse.  Juan Estevan Quintana was a US Marshall.  He delivered the Trampas Lumber Company vs Juan B Ortega et al Lawsuit to Juan B Ortega in Llano.  One time my Aunt Daisy heard a noise outside the house in Llano to see that her Uncle Juan was standing with his gun pointed at the head of a man he had just captured.


  • Benito Roybal worked at Peñasco Bar.   He looked like Juan Estevan Quintana.  Benito Roybal is the son of José Tomas Roybal and María Antonia de la Cruz Martin.  His brother, Francisco Roybal,  married Juan Estevan's sister María Antonia Quintana.  Mom had said that Juan Estevan Quintana's father was probably Roybal, maybe Tomas Roybal.  However this has not been proven.


  • Paulette Atencio told me that Dolores Quintana spoke 3 or 4 Indian languages in addition to Spanish.  These are some of the possible languages she spoke: she was able to talk to the Picuris Indians (Tiwa); she came from the Tesuque area (Tewa); she visited the Apaches; her daughter Rumalda was part Cherokee; and according to Paulette, she was Navajoense.


These are the New México Census Records related to María Dolores Quintana – my 2nd great grandmother.


The 1850 Santa Fe Census: Miguel [80]; Altagracia [20]; Gertrudis [7]; Dolores [4]; & Rafael [2].

The 1860 San Ildefonzo Census: Altagracia [58]; María Dolores [16]; & Rafael [13]

The 1870 Picuries Census: Altagracia [46]; María Dolores [25]; Maria Antonia [7]; Juan Esteban [3]; & José Rafael [15]

The 1880 Peñasco Census: Altagracia [60]; Dolores [26]; Rumalda [7]

The 1885 Peñasco Census: Dolores [42]; Antonio [21]; Juan [19]; Ramona [15]; Rumalda [12]; 7 Agapito [5]

The 1900 Peñasco Census: Dolores [50]; Agapito [20]

The 1910 Peñasco Census: Dolores [65]The 1920 Peñasco Census: Rumalda [40]; Lupita [18]; María Dolores (mother) [85]

The 1920 PeñascoCensus. New Mexico. Taos County, 0821080, Enum Dist 178 Sheet 5A, 17 Jan 1920.Line 3:

Quintana, Dolores, mother, female, white, age 85,widow, can't read or write, born NM,

father born NM, mother born NM, doesn't speak English.

The 1930 Peñasco Census: María Dolores Quintana does not appear on the 1930 Peñasco Census.

FindaGrave Memorials

Find A Grave Memorial# 93629532 Maria Dolores Quintana

Find A Grave Memorial# 93759729 Pvt Juan Estevan "Estevan" Quintana

Find A Grave Memorial# 180641380 Maria Ramona "Ramona" Quintana Duran

Find A Grave Memorial# 180700226 Maria Rumalda "Rumalda" Quintana Martinez




Peñasco Morada Cemetery

Picture by Raymond Kelso



Agapito Quintana


Picture by Raymond Kelso


Petra M Quintana [Maria Petra Martinez]


Picture by Raymond Kelso

Maria Dolores Quintana and Family

Research notes by Stanley A Lucero

Draft currently at 22 pages

mtDNA lineage

Stanley A Lucero

Haplogroup A: Native American

Kit # 81329

mtDNA Halpogroup A2h1

Most distant ancestor:Maria Dolores Quintana

Stanley A Lucero

s/ Maria Lourden Quintana

d/ Maria Guadalupe Martinez

d/ Maria Rumalda Quintana

d/ Maria Dolores Quintana

If this is the right mother, then the line goes up

d/ Maria Paula Roybal

d/ Maria Antonia Herrera

d/ Maria Simona Martin Sanjil

d/ Gertudis Bernal

d/ Rosa Maria Romero de Pedraza


Page updated June 28, 2017