Maria Rufina Vigil

24 January 1840–May 1900 (Age 60)
Ranchos de Taos, Taos, New Mexico, United States

The Life of Maria Rufina

When Maria Rufina Vigil was born on 24 January 1840, in Ranchos de Taos, Taos, New Mexico, United States, her father, Felipe De Jesus Vigil, was 30 and her mother, Maria Antonia Romero, was 35. She married Felipe Henerio Archuleta on 26 October 1859. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Taos, Taos, New Mexico, United States in 1850. She died in May 1900, in Arroyo Seco, Taos, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 60.

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Family Time Line

Felipe Henerio Archuleta
1840–
Maria Rufina Vigil
1840–1900
Marriage: 26 October 1859
Maria Juana Antonia Archuleta
1860–
Juan Policarpio Archuleta
1864–
Maria Destipula Archuleta
1866–1929

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 October 1859
Nuestra Senora De Los Dolores,Arroyo Hondo,Taos,New Mexico
children

(3)

    Maria Juana Antonia Archuleta

    Female1860–Female

    Juan Policarpio Archuleta

    Male1864–Male

    Female1866–1929Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

World Events (7)

1846

Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1863

Age 23

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 23

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Name Meaning

Castilianized form of Asturian-Leonese Vixil, a habitational name from a place named Vixil in the district of Consejo de Siero, Asturies.

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

Sources (3)

  • Maria Rufina Vigil in household of Felipe Vigil, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Rufina Vigil in entry for Jose Polycarpio Archuleta, "New Mexico Births and Christenings, 1726-1918"
  • Maria Rufina Vigil in entry for Juan Policarpio Archuleta and Maria Dela Asencion De Herrera, "New Mexico Marriages, 1751-1918"

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