Bernardo Valdes

about 1803–
Santa Clara, Rio Arriba, New Mexico, United States

The Life of Bernardo

When Bernardo Valdes was born about 1803, in Santa Clara, Rio Arriba, New Mexico, United States, his father, Lorenzo Valdez, was 51 and his mother, Maria De La Luz Montes Vigil, was 37. He married Maria Damasia Medina about 1829, in Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Bernardo Valdes
1803–
Maria Damasia Medina
1806–1840
Marriage: about 1829
Catarina Valdes
1830–
Juan Santos Valdes
1833–1917
Jose Gabriel Valdez
1838–1838
Jose Rafael Valdez
1836–
Antonio Domingo Valdez
1839–
Maria Casilda Valdez
1842–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1829
Santa Cruz, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
children

(6)

    Catarina Valdes

    Female1830–Female

    Juan Santos Valdes

    Male1833–1917Male

    Jose Rafael Valdez

    Male1836–Male

    Jose Gabriel Valdez

    Male1838–1838Male

    Antonio Domingo Valdez

    Male1839–Male

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(17)

    Francisco Antonio Valdes

    Male1786–1873Male

    Juan Carlos Baldes

    Male1787–1805Male

    Maria Antonia Valdez

    Female1789–Female

    Salvador Antonio Baldes

    Male1791–1791Male

    Phelipe de Jesus Baldes

    Male1791–Male

+12 More Children

World Events (8)

1803

Age 0

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 0

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 33

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

1 Asturian-Leonese and Spanish (Valdés): habitational name from either of the two places called Valdés in Málaga and Asturies.2 Catalan (Valdès): nickname from Catalan valdès ‘Waldensian’, i.e. a member of a Puritan religious sect which was founded in the 12th century by Peter Valdes (died 1205 ) in southern France. The widespread distribution of the surname in present-day Spain, however, suggests that other sources may also have been involved.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Bernardo Valdez, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Bernardo Valdez in entry for Juan Ygnacio Duran, "New Mexico Births and Christenings, 1726-1918"
  • Bernardo Valdes in entry for Maria Ygnacia Duran, "New Mexico Births and Christenings, 1726-1918"

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