Maria de la Merced Mestas

about 1823–
New Mexico Territory, United States

The Life of Maria de la Merced

When Maria de la Merced Mestas was born about 1823, in New Mexico Territory, United States, her father, Jose Gabriel Mestas, was 35 and her mother, Maria De La Encarnacion Gallego, was 30. She married Jose Miguel Mariano Trujillo on 14 December 1842, in San Juan, Rio Arriba, New Mexico, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in San Jose, Rio Arriba, New Mexico Territory, United States in 1870 and Rio Arriba, New Mexico Territory, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

Jose Miguel Mariano Trujillo
1817–
Maria de la Merced Mestas
1823–
Marriage: 14 December 1842
Maria Arcaria Trujillo
1848–
Maria Francisca Trujillo
1853–
Jesus Maria Trujillo
1855–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 December 1842
San Juan, Rio Arriba, New Mexico, United States
children

(3)

    Maria Arcaria Trujillo

    Female1848–Female

    Maria Francisca Trujillo

    Female1853–Female

    Jesus Maria Trujillo

    Male1855–Male

Parents and Siblings

    Jose Gabriel Mestas

    Male1788–1858Male

    Maria De La Encarnacion Gallego

    Female1793–1858Female

siblings

(10)

    Maria Francisca Mestas

    Female1813–Female

    María Manuela Mestas

    Female1814–Female

    Female1819–Female

    Guadalupe Mestas

    Female1821–Female

    Maria Marta Maestas

    Female1822–Female

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 7

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1863

Age 40

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from Las Mestas in Cáceres province, or Castilianized form of Asturian-Leonese Les Mestes, name of a town and several villages in Asturies, all named with the plural of mesta ‘common (sheep) pasture’ (from Latin mixtas, past participle (plural) of miscere ‘to mix’, ‘to mingle’).

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

Sources (3)

  • Merced Trujillo in household of Jose Miguel Trujillo, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Merced Trujillo in household of Jose Miguel Trujillo, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Maria De La Merced Mestas in entry for Maria Arcaria Trujillo, "New Mexico Births and Christenings, 1726-1918"

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