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Jose Pablo Melendrez, 1st half of 1800s, Mexico and New Mexico

Jose Pablo Melendrez, 1st half of 1800s, Mexico and New Mexico

Posted: 21 Feb 2002 4:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Melendrez, Orcasitas, Thompson
Looking for information on the family of Juan Pablo Melendrez, born before 1815 in Mexico, and died after 1855, presumably in Dona Ana County, near Las Cruces, New Mexico. H married Maria Francisca Guadalupe Orcasitos.

The Children I know of were: Maria Trinidad, b. 1832, Pablo; Josefa, b. about 1840; and Severo, b. about 1842 .

They appear in the 1860 Federal Census for the Mesilla Post Office, Dona Ana County, New Mexico, and in the San Albino Church Records, Mesilla, New Mexico, Book 1.

In January 1855, their daughter, Maria Trinidad Melendrez married Philetus Morris Thompson from New Jersey, who went to New Mexico in the Army, and settled there.

Their son, Pablo Melendrez, married Juana Chabes in October of the same year, in the San Albino Church.

I understand that Juan Pablo Melendrez and his wife Guadalupe Orcasitas were some of the first settlers of the Mesilla Valley, I would like to learn more. Anyone know this family?

Re: Jose Pablo Melendrez, 1st half of 1800s, Mexico and New Mexico

Posted: 29 Mar 2004 6:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 26 Oct 2004 6:45AM GMT
Surnames: Melendrez, Orcasitas, Padilla, Lujan, Gonzales, Serna, Parra
Anne Ogle-Leonard & Others w/family interst;

It’s been two years since you posted your note. I hope that you continue to use this site? Your note is very interesting to me because of the possible connection via extended family members. Following the statehood of New Mexico, several families from Dona Ana County (Melendrez, Orcasitas, Padilla, Lujan, Gonzales, Serna, Parra) migrated to California together.

My interest is that my grandparents are Florentino Melendrez (b. Oct 1872, NM), and Elena Lujan (b. Sept 1874, NM).

My records for the extended family that may interest you are:

- Francisco Orcasitas married to Maria Garcia

- Isadora Orcasitas (b. MX, d. 3/31/1894) married to Jose Maria De Jesus Marquez (b. 9/8/1809, Juarez, MX)

- Blasa Orcasitas (b. 1852, MX, d. 1904, Las Cruces, NM) married (7/14/1879 NM) to Jose Gonzales (b. MX)

- Felipa D. Jesusita Gonzales (b. 3/5/1873 Las Cruces, NM) married to Andres Romero Padilla (b. 11/30/1863)

Re: Jose Pablo Melendrez, 1st half of 1800s, Mexico and New Mexico

fred Veeder (View posts)
Posted: 10 Aug 2006 5:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm a Melendrez on my mom's side.

Re: Jose Pablo Melendrez, 1st half of 1800s, Mexico and New Mexico

Posted: 1 Apr 2008 2:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
I want to know more about my great great grandfather..what do you know?

Re: Jose Pablo Melendrez, 1st half of 1800s, Mexico and New Mexico

Posted: 5 Jun 2008 9:23AM GMT
Classification: Query
im from the philippines...searching from my ancestry leads me to this furom....would we be able to share informations so we could build the family accurately...thanks

Re: Jose Pablo Melendrez, 1st half of 1800s, Mexico and New Mexico

Posted: 29 Jun 2009 5:40PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi,

You may well have learned a lot since your 3/08 message. If so, can you share it with me?

Here's a little of what I know: Don Pablo Melendres/z was my great great great grandfather. I have the family tree from him to me. He established the colony of Dona Ana, NM under a land grant from the Governor of Chihuahua and was appointed the first Alcalde. After the Mexican-American war, he was appointed Mayor.

Re: Jose Pablo Melendrez, 1st half of 1800s, Mexico and New Mexico

Posted: 8 Jul 2009 3:56AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: melendez/belardo/perez/rosario/perez
Hello I am family to the Melandez surname: from P.R. I find them around the 1910's Ok i don't know much but our surnames are close to your surnames: Our roots I am starting with are Joaquina Melendez abt. 1895, her children W/ Santiago Belardo (Ableado) abt. 1890, were Luz (lula) Belado, and Arcadia (Cayita), and Luis Belardo/Velardo, and they rasied Francisco, and Manuel Garcia Ruiz. I have these surnames: Belardo/Velardo/Melendez/Rosario/Perez/perea*/Quinones/

Re: Jose Pablo Melendrez, 1st half of 1800s, Mexico and New Mexico

Posted: 11 Jul 2009 6:21AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello,
my name is melissa wittman my mom is sylivia Melendrez and her mom my grandma is dolores Melendrez and she was born 1923 if this sounds like something you might know please tell me

Re: Jose Pablo Melendrez, 1st half of 1800s, Mexico and New Mexico

Posted: 29 Nov 2009 5:33PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: MELENDREZ, MELENDRES, LUJAN, MONTOYA, PADILLA, RUIZ, PARRA, LOPEZ, SILVAS, SERNA, in DONA ANA, NEW MEXICO, circa 1850-1920
Hi Fred, my name is Richard and I am researching my mother's genealogy from Dona Ana Village, New Mexico, as well as my son's in-laws.

The New Mexico branch is Melendrez, Lujan, Montoya, and a bunch of others. They are part of the Mesilla Bend Colony/Dona Ana Land Grant that "settled" the Las Cruces area in the mid-1840s.

My son's side is the Roger's, Smith, Borein, Veeder from the East Coast and mid-west. My research on this line has me curious about your surname of Veeder; I have not seen this surname associated with New Mexico. The Veeder's that I am pursuing are Chicago, cir 1800s, then following one branch of California (Sacramento to San Francisco). Does this ring a bell in your research?

I have mapped several surnames tied to the Melendrez families in Dona Ana County, cira 1850-1930, that includes Barncastle, Wertheim, Van Patton, Thompson, McGrand, Bickel, Barela, Carrera, and many others.

I am interested in exchanging information and history with you on both of either of the families.

Regards, RichardF

Re: Jose Pablo Melendrez, 1st half of 1800s, Mexico and New Mexico

Posted: 11 Jun 2010 11:25PM GMT
Classification: Query
From Bakersfield California also looking for all the Melendrez family i thought the name was rare till this ..do you know anything about it?
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