Ygnacio Mestas

about 1761–before 1817 (Age 56)
Santa Clara, Rio Arriba, New Mexico, United States

The Life Summary of Ygnacio

When Ygnacio Mestas was born about 1761, in Santa Clara, Rio Arriba, New Mexico, United States, his father, Juan Antonio Mestas, was 17 and his mother, Maria Antonia Galvez, was 22. He married Maria Juana Gertrudis Torres on 20 February 1786, in Santa Clara, Rio Arriba, New Mexico, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. He died before 1817, at the age of 55, and was buried in Picuris Pueblo, Taos, New Mexico, United States.

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Ygnacio Mestas
Maria Juana Gertrudis Torres
Marriage: 20 February 1786
Maria Bernarda Mestas
Maria Manuela Mestas
Maria De La Luz Mestas
Juana Mestas
Maria de la Luz Mestas
Juana Rosalia Mestas
Antonio Jose Mestas
Matias Mestas
Jose Ygnacio Mestas
Maria Dolores Mestas

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  • Marriage
    20 February 1786Santa Clara, Rio Arriba, New Mexico, United States
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    World Events (6)

    Age 15
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 15
    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
    Age 30
    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Conrado, Manuel, Eduardo, Juan, Roberto, Abelardo, Alfonso, Alfonzo, Alonzo, Aniceto, Armondo, Carlos.Asturian-Leonese: habitational name from a Castilianized form of Les Mestes, the name of a town and several villages in Asturias (Spain), all named with the plural of mesta ‘common (sheep) pasture’ (from Latin mixtas, plural past participle of miscere ‘to mix, to mingle’).Spanish: habitational name from Las Mestas in Cáceres province, of the same etymology as in 1 above.

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

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    Sources (41)

    • Ygnacio Mestas in entry for Juan Jose De Gracia Mestas, "New Mexico Births and Christenings, 1726-1918"
    • Ygnacio Mestas in entry for Francisco Antonio Crus, "New Mexico Marriages, 1751-1918"
    • Ignacio Mestas in entry for Manuel Antonio Mestas, "New Mexico Deaths and Burials, 1788-1798; 1838-1955"

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