Mother: María Isabel MARTIN
Family 1 : Jose Manuel ROYBAL
MARRIAGE: March 1, 1848, San Miguel del Vado Mission, NewMexico 
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INDEX  [S1421] San Miguel del Bado Marriages 1802--1865 1848: Felipe Rivera was born 1848.
Jose Luis Ribera and Maria Isabel Martin
Maria Trinidad Padilla on 01/09/1873 in Pecos, New Mexico, daughter of Baltzar Padilla and Juana Garcia.
Children of Felipe Rivera and Maria Trinidad Padilla are:
Felipita Rivera born: 03/21/1882
1848: 9 Dec 1848 Jose María Gallegos single son of Ramon Gallegos, deceased, and María Dolores Ortega, resident of Purisima Concepcion and native of Taos married María Feliciana Ribera single daughter of Tomas Ribera, deceased and María del Carmel Gonsales, resident of the same place and native of Taos. Sponsors Felis Lonte and María de la Lus Trugillo. Witnesses Julian Urban and Pablo Sandoval, residents of Don Fernando
1850: Juan Ribera 1850 Census Age 61 Year: 1850 Territory: New Mexico County: Santa Fe Sheet No: 344B
Reel No: M432-468 Division: the City of Santa Fe Page No: 687
Enumerated on: December 12, 1850 by: Chs. Blumner
Transcribed by Lydia Uribe and Proofread by Virginia Grace
for the USGenWeb Archives. Copyright: 2008
LINE | Dwell Family | Firstname Lastname | Age S C | Occupation Real Birthplace | M S R D | SNDX | Remarks
10 | 1033 1033 | Juan Manuel Ribera 61 M | farmer 1200 | New Mexico | X | R160 |
11 | 1033 1033 | Concepcion Ribera | 36 F | | Rep. of Mexico | | R160 |
12 | 1033 1033 | Jose Leon Ribera | 19 M | farmer | New Mexico | | R160 |
13 | 1033 1033 | Micaela Ribera | 17 F | | New Mexico | | R160 |
14 | 1033 1033 | Jose Ribera | 14 M | | New Mexico | | R160 |
15 | 1033 1033 | Juana Ribera | 8 F | | New Mexico | | R160 |
16 | 1033 1033 | Severiano Ribera | 7 M | | New Mexico | | R160 |
17 | 1033 1033 | Guadalupe Ribera | 3 F | | New Mexico | | R160 |
18 | 1033 1033 | Inez Ribera | 8/12 F | | New Mexico | | R160 |
19 | 1033 1033 | Dolores Ribera | 6 F | | New Mexico | | R160 |
1850: Ribera Family San Miguel County, New Mexico 1850 County Census
139 Ribera Anastacio San Miguel TWP (Great Grandfather)
1851: Jose Dolores Ribera and his wife Ramona Vigil. Jose Ribera's Date of Birth is September 15, 1851 in Cimarron, Colfax County, New Mexico. Ramona Vigil was Spanish and French, born in Corrumpa, New Mexico in 1843.
1855: September 24, 1855 – Juan Medina, widowed of María Antonia Leyva, native of the parish of San Juan de los Caballeros married María Gregoria Garcia, single, daughter of Juan Pablo Garcia and María Agustina Armenta, native of Taos, resident of the placita de los Dolores, Padrinos: Anastacio Rivera(My great-grandfather) and María de la Luz Trujillo, residents of Purissima Concepcion, Witnesses Pedro Valdes and Pablo Sandoval, residents of the Plaza of Nuestra Señora de Guadalupe.
1861-1865: American Civil War
1st Regiment, New Mexico Infantry Last Name First Name Company Grade Discharge Grade
Ribera Antinacio I Private Private
Ribera Gabriel I Private Private
Ribera George A Private Private
Ribera Juan Esteban K Private Private
Ribera Seberiano G Private Second Lieutenant
Rivera Gabriel I Private Private
Rivera George A Private Private
Rivera Juan Estevan K Private Private
Rivera Juan P. F Private Private
Rivera Seberiano G Private Private
Rivera Yriner H Private Private
1862: The Battle of Valverde
Principal Commanders: Col. E.R.S. Canby [US]; Brig. Gen. Henry H. Sibley and Col. Thomas Green [CS]
Forces Engaged: Department of New Mexico (combination of regular and volunteer units) [US]; Army of New Mexico [CS]
Estimated Casualties: 389 total (US 202; CS 187)
Description: Brig. Gen. Henry H. Sibley led his force of 2,500 men across the Rio Grande River and up the east side of the river to the ford at Valverde, north of Fort Craig, New Mexico, hoping to cut Federal communications between the fort and military headquarters in Santa Fe. Union Col. E.R.S. Canby left Fort Craig with more than 3,000 men to prevent the Confederates from crossing the river. When he was opposite them, across the river, Canby opened fire and sent Union cavalry over, forcing the Rebels back. The Confederates halted their retirement at the Old Rio Grande riverbed, which served as an excellent position. After crossing all his men, Canby decided that a frontal assault would fail and deployed his force to assault and turn the Confederate left flank. Before he could do so, though, the Rebels attacked. Federals rebuffed a cavalry charge, but the main Confederate force made a frontal attack, capturing six artillery pieces and forcing the Union battle line to break and many of the men to flee. Canby ordered a retreat. Confederate reinforcements arrived and Sibley was about to order another attack when Canby asked for a truce, by a white flag, to remove the bodies of the dead and wounded. Left in possession of the battlefield, the Confederates claimed victory but had suffered heavy casualties. Although the Confederates would soon occupy Santa Fe, they would have to leave New Mexico within four months.
Known Causalities of the Battle of Valverde
Civil War in New Mexico
Compiled by Oliver James Stevens
The story titled, "New Mexico in the Civil War" by James Stevens as it appeared in the NM Genealogist stated that Colonel Sibley-CSA and Colonel Canby-Union Armey were brothers-in-law.
That fact aside, we may never know the names of all of the soldiers killed at the Battle of Valverde. Below are a list of names according to Charles Meketa, historian. This is not a complete list.
Rivera Gomesindo, Private: Killed
1868: General Juan Rius Rivera (August 26, 1848-September 20, 1924) was the General of the Cuban Liberation Army of the West upon the death of General Antonio Maceo. Rius was born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, to Eusebio Rius and Ramona Rivera he was one of nine brothers. His family, owned a coffee plantation in the Río Cañas Abajo Barrio in Mayagüez, and was one of the wealthiest families in that town. There, he received both his primary and secondary education. Ruis was sent by his parents, to study in Spain and earned his bachelor’s degree in Barcelona. He then went to study law at the University of Madrid. As a young man, he met and befriended the Puerto Rican patriot Ramón Emeterio Betances. Convinced that the Spanish Crown was mistreating the people of Puerto Rico and inspired by the ideals of Betances, he joined the pro-independence movement on the island. He became a member of the Mayagüez revolutionary cell "Capá Prieto" under the command of Mathias Brugman. On September 23, 1868, a group of Puerto Ricans revolted against Spain in an event known as "El Grito de Lares" ("The Cry of Lares").
1869: María Apolonia Rivera formerly Sanchez was born September 14, 1869 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She was the daughter of Cecilio Sanchez and Guadalupe (Sandoval) Sanchez and the Sister of:
Son of Jose Luís Ribera and María I. (Martin) Ribera (My Great-Great Grandfather)
Brother of Anastacio Rivera (My Great Grandfather), Pedro Rivera, Ascension Rivera, Felipe Rivera, Lorenzo Rivera and Pablo Rivera
Husband of María A. (Sanchez) Rivera — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of Teodora (Gonzales) Rivera — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of Carmen (Gonzales) Rivera — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Father of Benigna (Rivera) Lujan, Encarnacion Rivera, Jose E. Rivera, Luciana (Rivera) Gonzales, Nemecio Rivera, Juanita Rivera, Enrique Rivera, Paublita (Rivera) Gonzales, Anastacio Rivera, Luís Rivera and Catalina (Rivera) Varela
Died October 26, 1918 in Pecos, New Mexico
Paublita (Rivera) Gonzales
Catalina (Rivera) Varela
Died: January 29, 1906 in Pecos, New Mexico
1870: Anicito (My Great-Grandfather’s brother) was born about 1870 before the Twentieth Century. He is photographed with his wife Tecla Ruiz. They were married January 13, 1889.
Late-1800s: In the Southwest, two decades before the pilgrims landed in 1620 on Plymouth Rock, adventurous criollos (Spanish-born Americans) and Mestizos (mixed Spanish and Indian settlers) pushed past the Rio Grande River to take advantage of land grants in the Kingdom of New Mexico. This included most of the western states.
In the late 1800s, one out of every three cowboys (Caballero, the Spanish word for "knight" or "gentleman) was the Mexican vaquero. These were called caballeros, "One of the highest stations you could have in life was to be a caballero.
Vaqueros: All of the skills, traditions, and ways of working with cattle are very much rooted in the Mexican vaquero. If you are a cowboy in the U.S. today, you have developed what you know from the vaquero. This uniquely American figure (the cowboy), did not begin in America. He had his origins in the Old World. His principal antecedent was certainly the vaquero, who had seen centuries of development in Spanish North America before Anglos and their black slaves moved into the eastern United States. Vaqueros were hard-working Mestizos who were hired by the Criollo caballeros to drive cattle between New Mexico and Mexico City, and later between Texas and Mexico City. The title, though denoting a separate social class, is similar to caballero, and is a mark of pride. "Vaquero is a transliteration of the words 'cow' and 'man.' Vaca means 'cow,'" said Chavez. "Interestingly enough, in Spanish, we call ourselves cowmen; in English, it was demoted to cowboys."
What we term the “western saddle,” Americans of the first half of the nineteenth century generally referred to as the “Spanish saddle.” Thus they showed their awareness of its place of origin. Americans of that time commonly used the term "Spanish" to distinguish whatever related to New Spain-Mexico and her provinces to the north: Texas, New Mexico and California. And within the locus of the New World, it was specifically in Mexico, (which included modern day New Mexico), that the western saddle originated and underwent a great deal of its development. By the outset of the nineteenth century the saddle used by the horsemen of New Mexico was founded upon a saddletree incorporating practically all the elements of design by which the western saddle tree is distinguished today. By the time Spain had set sail for the West Indies in 1492, two basic styles had been adopted and brought to the Americas with the horse, a la estradiota, and la jineta.
La Estradiota, Spanish War Saddle
From the 11th century West European institution of "chivalry," (which originally had the same meaning as "cavalry") evolved the age of knighthood. The saddle of chivalry, (a la estradiota) consisted of two large rigid bows, the rear end couching the pelvis of the rider, connected by wooden planks. The seat was padded on both sides between the rider and the horse. The fork swell or pommel rose high in front of the rider so as to protect the stomach from the force of the opposing jouster's lance. The cantle was high enough to secure the rider from being forced over the rear of the horse and close enough to the pommel to further snugly secure the rider.
It was from the 'a la estradiota' and 'la jineta' styles and the saddles designed around those styles that the first vaqueros developed an American saddle to suit their own needs and preferences. From their research the saddle experts have a reasonably good idea how the western stock saddle evolved and appeared. However, because there are no surviving fully documented saddles from the colonial American Southwest and Mexico (1521-1821), other than a few inconclusive illustrations and literary references to the estradiota, jineta and later vaquero type saddles, there is no consistent agreement between authorities on exactly what the first vaquero saddle looked like. Given the old maxim that "necessity is the mother of invention," it is a reasonable assertion that, there were as many prototypes as there were inventors, and they began with the examples of the Spanish import, la estradiota, and la jineta, and blended the most practical features of each and allowed the personal experience and the conditions of the deserts of northern Mexico and Southwestern U.S. to shape what eventually began to look like a "functional" prototype for what became the Spanish American, then Mexican, and later American western saddle.
1889: Paublita "Pablita or Paulita" Gonzales formerly Rivera
Born June 30, 1889 [location unknown]
Daughter of Crestino Rivera and Maria A. (Sanchez) Rivera
Sister of Nemecio Rivera, Encarnacion Rivera, Luciana (Rivera) Gonzales, Jose E. Rivera, Benigna (Rivera) Lujan, Juanita Rivera, Enrique Rivera, Anastacio Rivera, Luis Rivera and Catalina (Rivera) Varela
Wife of Geronimo Gonzales — married October 9, 1911 in La Parroquia de Pecos, Pecos, New Mexico.
Mother of Florentino Gonzales, Maria D. Gonzales, Melinda (Gonzales) Gallegos, Geronimo Gonzales, Jose A. Gonzales, [private daughter (1920's - 2000's)] and [private son (1920's - unknown)]
Died January 1, 1941 in Pecos, New Mexico
1891: Ribera, Jose Luís, died. 1 Oct 1891, at age 80
Cemetery is located on the grounds of St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Pecos, NM
My Great-Great-Grandfather Jose Luis Ribera 1898: In 1898, Cuba became independent, and Puerto Rico fell under the United States’ administration. The Spanish-American War ended 400 years of Spanish dominion in the Americas and marked the rise of the United States as a world power.
20th Century 1900:
1901: 23 March, Led by General Frederick Funston, U.S. forces captured Emilio Aguinaldo on Palanan, Isabela Province,Philippines. Later, he declared allegiance to the United States.
1902: In July of1902, war ended in the Philippines, with more than 4,200 U.S. soldiers, 20,000 Filipino soldiers, and 200,000 Filipino civilians dead.
1917: The United States entered World War I in 1917, and men were being called to serve. In New Mexico’s San Miguel County from the pool of 800 men there was a quota of 213. A board was set up to hear appeals that might be filed by any of these men who, for one reason or another, felt they could not serve.
San Miguel County’s quota for the conscript army is 213. It undoubtedly will be selected from the approximately 800 names published herewith. About 1,000 more names of San Miguel County registrans [sic] are expected to be received soon by mail.
Appearance before the exemption board is in the order in which the names are published.
1) Names drawn for San Miguel County
No. 870--Secundino Ribera, Isidor
No. 297--Jose G. Rivera, Las Vegas
The following names belong in the list for San Miguel county following numbers for which the names could not be located, and which were marked “unknown”; these names belong in the order in which the numbers appeared in the regular list:
No. 1798 Antonio Rivera, Ribera
No. 447 Vincent Rivera, Chaperito
No. 316 Anastacio Ribera, Valley Ranch
No. 640 Teodor Rivera, Chapelle
1920: End of information