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
Maria Rufina Vigil
Marriage: 26 October 1859
Maria Juana Antonia Archuleta
Juan Policarpio Archuleta
Maria Destipula Archuleta

Spouse and Children

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


    Maria Juana Antonia Archuleta


    Juan Policarpio Archuleta



Parents and Siblings



+8 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 6

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

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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