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Jose Nicolas Telesforo Martinez
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Birth: Jan. 4, 1848
Sonora, Mexico
Death: May 17, 1885
San Xavier
Pima County
Arizona, USA

From: Pioneer Families of the Presidio San Agustin del Tucson
"José Nicolas Telesforo Martinez was born on 4 January 1848 in Tubac, Arizona, son of José María Martinez and Felipa Yrigoyen. He was baptized on 10 January 1848 in Tubac with Juan José Lopez and María Nicolasa Herreras serving as his godparents. Nicolas was married on 14 May 1869 in Tucson to Simona Burruel. Simona was born circa 1853/1854 in Arizona, daughter of Pedro Burruel and María Jesúsa [Genoveva] Higuera. On 28 June 1870, Nicolas and Simona lived at San Xavier with Nicolas' siblings Faviano, Nestor, and Cleofa. Nicolas was working as a farmer, assisted by Faviano. Nicolas was one of the men who participated in the Camp Grant Massacre in April 1871. On 4 June 1880, Nicolas and Simona lived at San Xavier with Nicolas's siblings Faviano, Nestor, and Cleofa. Nicolas and Faviano worked as miners and Nestor was a laborer. Simona, Faviano, and Nestor had suffered from fever [malaria?] in the last year. In August 1881, Nicolas had the family land at San Xavier surveyed by John Wasson, the U.S. Surveyor General. Nicholas died on 17 May 1885. The cause of death was an accident. Nicolas was buried at the San Xavier Cemetery on 19 May 1885. Simona was married on 11 April 1896 in Pima County to José Contreras.

San Xavier del Bac Chapel and Cemetery
Pima County
Arizona, USA
Created by: Carolyn Gray
Record added: Aug 12, 2013
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Jose Nicolas Telesforo Martinez
Added by: Carolyn Gray
Jose Nicolas Telesforo Martinez
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To a true Tucson pioneer
- Carolyn Gray
 Added: Aug. 12, 2013

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