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Maria Manuelita Lujan Richards
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Birth: 1850
Bernalillo County
New Mexico, USA
Death: Dec. 12, 1891
Otero County
Colorado, USA

She was murdered by Kit Carson Jr, the son of Kit Carson. Kit Carson Jr married her daughter, Lupe (Maria Guadelupe) Richards. A few weeks before the murder, Kit moved to New Mexico but Lupe would not go with him. Kit blamed the decision on Lupe's parents. William Richards was also wounded. (LeJunta newspaper, 12 Dec 1891)

Mother of 11 children, 6 of whom were at home at the time of her death.

Parents: Andre & Maria Lujan

1885 Colorado state census, Bent County:
W G Richards 47 IN
Amanda Richards 34 NM
William Richards 16
Lupe Richards 14
Rebecca Richards 17
Mary Richards 11
Alex Richards 9
James Richards 7
Sam Richards 4
Thomas J Richards 2

Family links: 
  William George Richards (1838 - 1921)*
  Maria Guadalupe Richards Carson (1870 - 1957)*
  Rebecca Richards Lopez (1872 - 1963)*
  Mary Ann Richards Bullard (1874 - 1955)*
  Andrew A Richards (1876 - 1964)*
  Samuel Taylor Richards (1881 - 1971)*
  Thomas J. "Uncle Tom" Richards (1883 - 1969)*
  Amanda Richards Cordova (1887 - 1919)*
*Calculated relationship
Higbee Cemetery
Otero County
Colorado, USA
Created by: Janet LaMotte
Record added: Aug 31, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 116324091
Maria Manuelita <i>Lujan</i> Richards
Added by: Janet LaMotte
Maria Manuelita <i>Lujan</i> Richards
Added by: Janet LaMotte
Maria Manuelita <i>Lujan</i> Richards
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