Juana Brabo Hernandez

about 1800–
Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, United States

The Life of Juana

When Juana Brabo Hernandez was born about 1800, in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, United States, her father, Raymundo Bravo, was 25 and her mother, Maria Hernandez, was 20.

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Family Time Line

Raymundo Bravo
1775–
Maria Hernandez
1780–
Juana Brabo Hernandez
1800–
Magarita Bravo Hernandez
1803–
Pedro Brabo Hernandez
1815–1885
Lorenzo Brabo Hernandez
1829–
Maria Carolina Brabo
1819–1887

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World Events (3)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 0

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1803

Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1824

Age 24

The Island became a host to an assortment of pirates and smugglers. One of the more famous was the Puerto Rican Roberto Cofresi, who is said to have shared his spoils with the poor. Pirate Roberto Cofresí and his crew attacked 8 ships one of them an American Ship. As a result, the U.S. Naval Forces send the schooner Grampus to pursue him. After a ferocious battle Cofresi and his crew were captured by Captain John Sloat.

Name Meaning

1 Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese: from barbo ‘barbel’ (the fish), hence a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman or possibly a nickname for a man with a sparse beard, the fish being distinguished by beardlike growths on either side of its mouth.2 Slovenian (from south central Slovenia): unexplained.

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

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