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Consuela Venegas.

Consuela Venegas was the daughter of a Hispano government official in Mexico City at the time of the city's fall to the armies of Andrew Jackson and Simón Figueroa in February 1817. Venegas' father was dismissed from his position during Figueroa's purge of Federalists, and may have subsequently been executed. Consuela attracted the attention of one of Jackson's men, Michael Huddleston, who fell in love with her. Huddleston was so taken with Venegas, and with Mexican culture in general, that within two years he had married her, converted to Catholicism, and changed his name to Miguel. After their marriage, Miguel went into business as a cotton factor and amassed a fortune. He then purchased a hacienda in Pimintel, Durango and went into politics as a member of the Liberty Party. Huddleston was elected to the Durango legislature in 1822, then to the Senate in 1827. Huddleston became President of the United States of Mexico in 1839, during which time Consuela served as the country's First Lady. Huddleston was defeated when he ran for re-election in 1845.

Sobel makes no mention of any children by the couple.

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