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Petrona García Canedo de Villar

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Gender: F
Ethnic origin: Unknown

Biographical details

She was married to Colonel Matias de Villar. She and her two sisters fled Mompós after the battle of Chimá (1815?) to escape persecution by the royalists. She had three young children. They sought exile up the slopes of the Cauca valley. One of her sisters died at Zaragoza in the harsh conditions, they then continued on foot through the mountains, almost barefoot. They crossed the river Magdalena and reached Guaduas. They returned to Ciudad Valerosa in 1820. (Monsalve, 109)

Life Events

Other 1815She fled Mompós around this time.
Other 1820She left exile in Guaduas and returned to Ciudad Valerosa.


Monsalve, José D, (1926), Mujeres de la independencia


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