Yesterday I went to the New Mexico Genealogical Society’s Facebook page to see if anyone would recognize Ramonsita Ortega or Francisco Gonzales. A nice lady mentioned that she had some Gonzales family from the Agua Fria area of Santa Fe so she didn’t mind looking them up in her books. She said:
This is from the new Marriage book I worked on from Santa Fe – pub. HGRC p. 77 May 27, 1901, Dispensed publishing two banns, I married Francisco Gonzales widowed of Antonia Alvarado, son of Juan Gonzales and Anastasia Armijo, both deceased from Santa Fe, with Ramoncita Ortega, single, daughter of Dionisio Ortega and Sara Tailor (sic) from Santa Fe.
I searched ancestry.com with this new information and this is what came up:
Who is Juana?
Why did Sara go by Juana most of her adult life? The story my family always told me was that we had an ancestor named Sarah Jane Taylor. Did Jane turn into Juana? Why does the census say she’s from Missouri? That wouldn’t be correct according to family history. Why is her mother unknown? So far I haven’t been able to find Sara and James in New Mexico or Missouri but I haven’t been searching for long. Dionisio and Juana/Sara are also found on the 1880 census but there isn’t census records of them together before that year.