I am seeking information on Abelina/Avelina Archuleta. Born January 1858 in El Rito New Mexico; died/buried 1939 in Caraccas, Colorado. She had three sons, my grandfather,
1) Juan De Dios Archuleta, born August 30, 1879 in El Rito, N.M., and whose father was a Martinez, no further info.
He married Sarah Chacon, born in El Rito, N.M., daughter of Jose Prudencio and Rita Chacon.
They had five children: Salustrano (AKA Joe S. Archuleta), Fedelina, Ramon (died a toddler), Fidelia & Emilia (died infants). All born in El Rito.
He widowed and three years later married Beatrice Gonsalez/Gonzales. Their children were Maria (Mary) Antonia, Juan Bautista, Vicnte and two others that died either infants or toddlers. I think they all were born in El Rito also.
2) Silviano Archuleta, born August 1890 in El Rito, N.M., his father was a Hererra, no further info.
He married Socorro Chacon, born in El Rito, N.M., daughter of Jose Prudencio and Rita Chacon. They had two girls who died infants.
He also widowed and later married Maria Seferina Valdez, raised by her aunt (?) Madrl, born December 23/1902-03 in Canjilon, N.M., died September 1993 in Durango, Co. Their children: Beltran, deceased, Bernarda (AKA Bernie/Bernice),Amelia, Jose Victor/Victoriano, Amadeo (AKA Andy), Federico (AKA Fred), Ursula, Savino, Duvigen/Eduvijen/Eduvigen? (AKA Duby) and Silviano Jr., deceased.
3) Federico Archuleta, born December 1892 in El Rito, N.M., single, died in a railroad motorcar accident, maybe around or between 1920-1922, maybe in June, not sure. And I think it was in the Pagosa Junction, Co. area, traveling to Durango, Co.
If anyone might have any information or recognizes anyone or anything in this posting, please post or e-mail me.
thanks so much.