Volume VIII - Descendants of Juan López de Godoy

by Gilbert Maldonado



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/7/2014

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 380
ISBN : 9781490739342
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 380
ISBN : 9781490739335

About the Book

Volume VIII is a continuation of the journey of the Maldonado family to the Kingdom of New Mexico. It documents the Maldonado descendants of Juan López de Godoy and Ynés Lucero y González Jaramillo through their son Maese de Campo (“Commanding General”) Pedro Lucero de Godoy and his two wives, Petronila de Zamora and Francisca Gómez Robledo, both pioneering New Mexico families. This includes not only their direct line of descent, but also cousins, uncles, aunts, and in-laws. The Maldonado database has more than 5,800 names with many of them represented here. The time period is generally from 1598 through the nineteenth century for most names, though the direct line continues to the present. Pedro Lucero de Godoy is the ancestor of many people living in New Mexico today. In this volume his other descendants can trace their connections to cousins from this extended Maldonado family. Juan López de Godoy and Ynés Lucero y González Jaramillo are my tenth great-grandparents. Pedro Lucero de Godoy and Petronila de Zamora are my ninth great-grandparents. Petronila de Zamora is also my ninth great-grandaunt because her parents, Bartolomé de Montoya and María de Zamora, are my double tenth great-grandparents. Don Pedro’s second wife, doña Francisca Gómez Robledo, whom he married following the death of Petronila de Zamora, is my ninth great-grandmother by virtue of her marriage to Pedro Lucero de Godoy; but, she is also my first cousin ten times removed, the great-granddaughter of my eleventh great-grandparents Pedro Robledo and Catalina López.

About the Author

Gilbert T. Maldonado is the thirteenth generation of his family born in New Mexico. He is first vice president of the Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico where he has written numerous articles on the genealogies of the first families of New Mexico. He retired after forty-two years of service with the US government. His last assignment was as Title X program manager for the Department of Energy in charge of remediating all radioactive mill-tailing sites in the continental United States. During the Vietnam War, he served as a Vietnam Era captain with the US Air Force. Maldonado holds master’s degrees from two universities. He resides in Albuquerque with his wife, Susie, daughters Lisa Maldonado and Cathy Jones, son-in-law Mark Jones, and grandson Coleton.