Jose Rafael Aragon

Male15 March 1794–about 1861

Brief Life History of Jose Rafael

When Jose Rafael Aragon was born on 15 March 1794, in Seboyeta, Cibola, New Mexico, United States, his father, Juan de la Cruz Aragon, was 26 and his mother, Maria Teodora de Jesus Baca, was 23. He married Maria Guadalupe Sandoval on 1 September 1819, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Abiquiu, Rio Arriba, New Mexico, United States in 1794. He died about 1861, in New Mexico, United States, at the age of 68.

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Jose Rafael Aragon
Maria Guadalupe Sandoval
Marriage: 1 September 1819
Jose Manuel de Dolores Aragon
Marâia Soledad Aragon
Maria Nicanora Aragon
Longino Aragon
Maria Cirila Aragon
Jose de los Dolores Aragon
Maria Felipa De Jesus Aragon

Sources (47)

  • Jose Rafael Aragon, "New Mexico, Births and Christenings, 1726-1918"
  • Jose Rafael Aragon, "New Mexico Marriages, 1751-1918"
  • Rafael Aragon in entry for Maria De La Piedad Aragon, "New Mexico Births and Christenings, 1726-1918"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 September 1819Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (7)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 6

    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.


    Age 9

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.


    Age 18

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Jose, Manuel, Carlos, Juan, Ruben, Fernando, Jesus, Julio, Luis, Raul, Mario, Alfonso.

    Spanish (Aragón) and southern French: habitational name from Aragon, Spain, which was an independent kingdom from 1035 to 1479. It took its name from the river Aragón, which arises in its northwestern corner. The river name may be related to Basque (h)ara(n) ‘valley’; in Basque, Aragon is called Aragoa or Aragoi, which probably means ‘high valley’. Compare Deragon .

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

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