María Silvestra Amaya Lopez

2 January 1815–
Zapatoca, Santander, Colombia

The Life of María Silvestra

When María Silvestra Amaya Lopez was born on 2 January 1815, in Zapatoca, Santander, Colombia, her father, Juan Bautista Amaya, was 38 and her mother, Juana Vicenta Lopez, was 22.

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Family Time Line

Juan Bautista Amaya
1776–1839
Juana Vicenta Lopez
1793–
María Ricarda Amaya Lopez
1810–
Maria Vicenta Amaya López
1812–
Ramón Amaya Lopez
1813–
María Silvestra Amaya Lopez
1815–
José Manuel Amaya Lopez
1816–
María Vicenta de los Dolores Amaya Lopez
1819–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (3)

1819

Age 4

Battle of Boyaca. General Simon Bolivar defeats royalist forces. The Republic of Colombia (also known as Gran Colombia) is proclaimed, consisting of Colombia, Venezuela, and Ecuador.
1819

Age 4

Colombia gains its independence from Spain.
1835

Age 20

Slavery is abolished.

Name Meaning

1 Spanish: habitational name, from the name of a mountain and an ancient city in the province of Burgos, probably derived from Basque amai ‘end’+ the article suffix -a.2 Japanese: usually written with characters meaning ‘heavenly valley’. It is pronounced Amaya or Amagai in eastern Japan and Amatani in western Japan.

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

Sources (1)

  • Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2014; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:9Q97-YS5D-CDQ?cc=1726975&wc=QZZS-T5N%3A1044033001%2C1045915001%2C1045163402%2C1045917401

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