MALDONADO JOURNEY to the KINGDOM of NEW MEXICO
Volume XI - Descendants of Pedro Gonzáles de Carvajal
About the Book
Volume XI is a continuation of the journey of the Maldonado family to the Kingdom of New Mexico. It documents the Maldonado descendants of Pedro Gonzáles de Carvajal and his wife Isabel Delgadillo. They are connected to New Mexico through the marriage of their second great-grandson, Juan de Vitoria Carvajal, to Isabel Holguín, daughter of Juan López Holguín and Catalina de Villanueva, founders of the Kingdom of New Mexico. From the marriages of Juan and Isabel’s children, Magdalena, Juana, Agustín, Ana María, Gerónimo, and Felis, don Pedro and doña Isabel became the ancestors of leading New Mexicans in later generations. Brothers Agustín and Gerónimo de Carvajal married sisters María and Margarita Márquez, daughters of Diego Márquez and Bernardina Vásquez, a pioneering New Mexico couple. This volume contains 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. Juan de VitoriaCarvajal 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. Pedro Gonzáles de Carvajal and Isabel Delgadillo are my thirteenth great-grandparents.
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.