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Antonio MONTOYA and Petra Garduño RIVERA were from
San Miguel County and had eleven children. Their second son, Adonio
Rivera Montoya (1885-1973) was baptized in Picacho in Lincoln County.
Adonio's baptism 19 August 1885 is registered in the Carrizozo Santa
Rita Catholic Church records, as are those of his wife and children.
Adonio married Antonia Vigil, (1889-1957) born in in Lincoln County
to Daniel Trujillo Vigil and Elfida Fresquez Chavez. Antonia's paternal
grandparents, Manuel Vigil and Maria Polinaria Trujillo gave eighty
acres off the Pine Lodge Road on the north side of the Capitan Mountains
to Adonio and Antonia. Valued members of their community, Adonio
worked for the Block Ranch as a cowboy. He was also a carpenter
and a brick and rock mason. Antonia, a religious woman, was the
epitome of a country wife known for her generosity and hospitality.
She grew and canned her own food, raised chickens, and was a good
cook. Adonio and Antonia had eleven children. Mary taught at the
Richardson School, married Ruben Sanchez and raised four children.
Juanita Chaves, bought property at Encinoso, and raised eight children
there. "Chonita" married Damacio Chavez, lived in Capitan, and raised
six children. Elfego lived in Capitan until his death in 1993. Elvira,
currently living on the family property in Richardson, married Anatalio
Lucero Sanchez and raised four children. Cleotilde married Daniel
Vargas and raised three sons in California. Delia married Ray Lucero
and is the mother of two sons. Flora married Evaristo Lucero Sanchez
of Arabella and currently resides in California with their three
daughters. Ben, who never married, died in 1957 in a car accident
just outside of Capitan. Rosa died at the age of four. Tony, who
married Mary Guillen and had four sons, died in a 1966 automobile
accident. Submitted by: Flora Montoya Sanchez--daughter of Adonio
and Antonia, and her daughters, Martha Sanchez Wilson and Edythe