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Regarding your request for information on JOSEPH (JOSE) SERVE.The
book "Origins Of New Mexico Families,A genealogy of The Spanish
Period."Revised Edition.By:Fray Angelico Chavez page 393 has about
half a page on the 3 SERVE brothers and the different variations of
the name.They were the sons of JOSE EXARVE (Charvet?) and a lady from
the Northern Nations Name Luisa Or Lucia.The book has a reference to
another publication "El Palacio" with additional information.
1-JOSE SERVE Y MARIA ISABEL CASADOS
2-JOSE MANUEL SERVE Y DOMINGA COCA
3-LUIS SERVE Y JULIANA AGUILAR
MARIA POLONIA SERVE daughter of the second brother JOSE MANUEL SERVE
was married with HIPOLITO SALAZAR who was one of those executed by
the Americans in the 1847 Revolt.
The sources for information on RUFINA SERVE are as follows.
The Taos Marriages are from the book by the same name.By:David
Salazar and Bill Trujillo.
12-13-1848.JOSE ANTONIO GONZALES with ANTONIA SERVE Frame 163.Page
229.Book Of Marriages (Box 38) 1845-1856.
11-2-1841.JOSE ANTONIO GONZALES With MARIA GUADALUPE CORTEZ.Frame
From the book"Taos Baptisms."By David Salazar and Bill Trujillo.B-48
Taos (Box 72) 1830-1833,Frame 68.Page 350.March 20,1831 MARIA RUFINA
of San Fernandes,5 days old,Daughter of Jose Manuel Serve and Maria
Dominga Coca.PGP:Jose Serve Y not Listed.MGP:Jose Maria Coca Y Juana
Venavides.Pads:Jose Maria Sanchez and Ana Maria Serve,all residents
of San Fernandes.
A prior bautismo of Jose Maria Fernandes (1-25-1828) Child of Jose
Manuel Serve and Maria Dominga Coca identifys the Paternal
Grandparents as Don Jose Serve Y Maria Luisa Tnta ? Maternal
Grandparents as Jose Maria Coca and Juana Benavides.
Side note..Maria Polonia Serve's (sister to Rufina Serve) Husband
Hipolito Salazar was one of those Executed (Hanged) by the Americans
in 1847 for his "involvement in the Revolt of 1847."
The Book "Taos Baptisms 1701-1848."By:Thomas D.Martinez Page 120 and
121.Has a Jose Maria Cortez with a Magdalena Brito a Maria Magdalena
Brito a Maria Rita Brito and a Maria Brito.It has an entry On MARIA
GUADALUPE CORTEZ (5 days Twin) Bapt.12-27-1826.Daughter of Jose Maria
Cortez and Maria Rita Brito,Vecinos de San Fernando.PGP:Pedro Cortez
Y Teodora Martin.MGP:Francisco Brito Y Margarita Romero.Pads:Nicolas
Tafoya and Maria Manuela Medina.The other twin listed as Maria Dela
From the book "Origins of New Mexico Families,A Genealogy of the
Spanish Colonial Period.By:Fray Angelico Chavez.Revised Edition,Page
393.Has a section on Jose Manuel Serve as the son of Jose Exarve and
Maria Luisa (Antonia) "de la Nacion del Norte."(Plains Indian)Jose
Serve and Maria Luisa had three sons.Jose,Jose Manuel and Luis.It
goes on to say that Jose Serve was a French or French Canadian.Who
"reached Taos a Generation before the other French-Canadian trappers
arrived in force."
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