GERONIMO WAS MY TIO
June 16 1829- February 17, 1909
Goyaale - Goyathlay - Goyahkla - Golthlay - Gokhlayeh
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My mother told me many times that the great Apache warrior, Geronimo, was our Tio [uncle]. I have not found any documented link in my family tree to Geronimo.
If you have any information, please contact me: Stanley A. Lucero
My great great grandmother, Maria Dolores Quintana, spoke Apache.
Maria Dolores Quintana was born in 1846 in Tesuque, Santa Fe, New Mexico
She died May 7, 1922 in Penasco, Taos, New Mexico
Her son, Juan Esteban Quintana [my paternal great grandfather], was said to be the son of Geronimo's brother. His wife Maria Librada Leyba may also have been an Apache. She was the daughter of Ramon Leiba and Deluvina Samora.
Dolores and her daughter Rumalda [my maternal great grandmother] would go up to the montes [forests] above El Llano de San Juan Nepomusino, Taos, New Mexico to visit the Apaches.
My first cousin 2x removed, Maria Beronis Roybal [granddaughter of Maria Dolores Quintana], married Alfonso Ortiz, a full blood Apache in Peñasco. He would go to Apache Canyon near Chamisal several times a year to meet with the Apaches.
Notes from my cousins
|Helen Lopez [great granddaughter of Maria Dolores Quintana]
"She said her mother [Ramonsita Quintana] told her Juan Estevan’s father was either an Apache or the Roybal man. She did not know for sure since Maria Q [Maria Dolores] was having relations with both men at the same time."
“She said her mother [Ramonsita Quintana] had said Juan looked like the Indian ... but acted like the Roybal boys. She said they were his friends and that he hung out with him, but they never claimed to be his brothers and the Roybal man never claimed him as his son.”
|Dallas Eggelmeyer [2nd great granddaughter of Maria Dolores Quintana]
“Only my grandmother Ramonsita looked Indian.”
“My grandmother Ramonsitia does look a lot like Geronimo.”
"Juan Esteban was said to be the son of Geronimo’s brother"
|Elizabeth Varela [2nd great granddaughter of Maria Dolores Quintana]
||"The father of Juan Estevan was the brother of Geronimo.
Geronimo was the son of Taklishim and Juana
Geronimo was the grandson of Chief Mah-ko
GERONIMO AS U.S. PRISONER
See my virtual cemetery for Geronimo family
My tio Geronimo
Suggested books to read
The Story of John P. Clum
By Woodworth Clum
Apache Mothers and Daughters
by Ruth McDonald Boyer and Narcissus Duffy Gayton
Geronimo: His Own Story: The Autobiography of a Great Patriot Warrior
by Frederick Turner, Geronimo, and Stephen Melvil Barrett
I Fought With Geronimo
by Jazon Betzinez with Wilbur Sturtevant Nye
An Apache Odyssey
By Eve Ball with Nora Henn and Lynda A. Sanchez
The First Hundred Years of Nino Cochise: The Untold Story of an Apache Indian Chief
by Ciye Nino Cochise and A. Kinney Griffith
NOTE: Many Apaches believe that Nino Cochise was an imposter and not a son of Taza or grandson of Chochise
See the Outline Descendant Report for Mah-ka
1= 1st generation [Mah-ko]
2 = 2nd generation [children]
3 = 3rd generation [grandchildren]
4 = 4th generation [great grandchildren]