Maria Ignacia Gallegos

about 1825–20 June 1857 (Age 32)
Santa Clara, Rio Arriba, New Mexico, United States

The Life of Maria Ignacia

When Maria Ignacia Gallegos was born about 1825, in Santa Clara, Rio Arriba, New Mexico, United States, her father, Juan Agustin Gallego, was 28 and her mother, Maria Manuela Valdez, was 24. She married Jose Maria de San Juan Ortega about 1844. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 20 June 1857, at the age of 32.

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Jose Maria de San Juan Ortega
Maria Ignacia Gallegos
Marriage: about 1844
Maria Ortega
Jose Ortega
Antonio Ortega
Juan Ysidro Ortega
Maria Ortega
Maria Guadalupe Ortega
Maria Paula Ortega

Spouse and Children

about 1844
, Rio Arriba Co, New Mexico


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World Events (4)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 0

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 5

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.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 11

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

Spanish: habitational name from any of the numerous places named Gallegos, originally denoting a place settled by ‘people from Galicia’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Maria Ignacia Gallegos in entry for Maria Guadalupe Ortega, "New Mexico Births and Christenings, 1726-1918"
  • Maria Gallegos in entry for Maria Paula Ortega, "New Mexico Births and Christenings, 1726-1918"
  • Maria Ignacia Gallegos in entry for Juan Isidro Ortega, "New Mexico Births and Christenings, 1726-1918"

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