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Apolonia Pena1,2

born about 1840

Family 1: Lorenzo Cuaron (born about 1840)

Family 2: Florencio Cuaron (born between 1839 and 1842, died 25 June 1910)

Facts and Notes

  • Burial: In Doña Ana, Doña Ana County, New Mexico, USAB3
  • Anecdote: See person note below.4,5,6,7,8
  • Birth: About 1840; Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, MexicoB4,5,6,8
  • Birth: October 1851; New Mexico, USAB7
  • Marriage: About 1858; Lorenzo Cuaron; The 1870 census suggests that Apolonia and Lorenzo were married; if they were married before the birth of their oldest living child (Carolina, who was 12 at the time of the census), then they would have been married about 1858.8
  • Residence: 27 July 1870; New Mexico Territory, Doña Ana, Doña Ana County, New Mexico, USAB; Age 308
  • Marriage: 27 April 1879; Florencio Cuaron; St. Genevieve's Catholic Church, Las Cruces, Doña Ana County, New Mexico, USAB3,1
  • Residence: 10 June 1880; Doña Ana, Doña Ana County, New Mexico, USAB; Age: 40; Marital status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Wife9
  • Residence: 7 June 1900; Doña Ana, Doña Ana County, New Mexico, USAB; Age: 48; Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Wife7
  • Note: In the 1870 and 1880 censuses, Apolonia indicates she was born about 1840 in Mexico. In the 1900 census, she claims that she was born in New Mexico during Oct 1851. The 1851 birthdate is probably wrong, since she would have been only nine years old when her presumed daughter, Carolina, was born in 1860. Her place of birth is also in question. In the 1870 and 1880 censuses she claims to have been born in Mexico, while in the 1900 census she says she was born in New Mexico. The death certificates of her two sons, Gregorio and Luis, are equally contradictory: Gregorio's death certificate states that she was born in Dona Ana, New Mexico; while Luis's death certificate claims that she was born in Juarez, Mexico. I believe Mexico is the more likely birthplace only because she mentioned it twice (1870 and 1880) at a younger age than when she indicated New Mexico as her birthplace. The link to Juarez is tenuous, as it is mentioned only once (Luis Cauron's death certificate) by an informant (Robert Garcia) who is not an immediate family member.

Citations

  1. [S705] FamilySearch, New Mexico Marriages, 1751-1918; database, Familysearch, Florencio Cuaron and Polonia Pena, 27 Apr 1879; citing Santa Genevieves, Las Cruces, Dona Ana, New Mexico; Reference: FHL microfilm 16,798; https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FD57-T6L; accessed 5 Feb 2016
  2. Her last name is derived from a genealogy posted to ancestry.com
  3. [S158] Art Cuaron, Cuaron, Art, Genealogy Project
  4. [S353] Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1880 United States Federal Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: Dona Ana, Dona Ana, New Mexico; Roll: 802; Family History Film: 1254802; Page: 250D; Enumeration District: 010; Image: 0505, Record for Florencio Cuaron
  5. [S117] , New Mexico, Bureau of Public Health, Certificate of Death, Number 151; 19 April 1937, Certificate for Luis Pena Cuaron
  6. [S117] , New Mexico, Bureau of Public Health, Certificate of Death, Number 93; 6 March 1930, Certificate for Gregorio Cuaron
  7. [S365] Ancestry.com, 1900 United States Federal Census, Year: 1900; Census Place: Dona Ana, Dona Ana, New Mexico; Roll: 1000; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 0041; FHL microfilm: 1241000, Record for Florencio Cuaron
  8. [S471] Ancestry.com, 1870 United States Federal Census, Year: 1870; Census Place: Dona Ana, Dona Ana, New Mexico Territory; Roll: M593_893; Page: 167A; Image: 338; Family History Library Film: 552392, Record for Lorenzo Quann
  9. [S397] Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1880 United States Federal Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: Dona Ana, Dona Ana, New Mexico; Roll: 802; Family History Film: 1254802; Page: 250D; Enumeration District: 010; Image: 0505, Record for Florincio Quaron