Martin Benevides Lucero
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Martin Benevides LUCERO was born in Lincoln, New Mexico in 1902. His father was Francisco Lucero, and his mother was Juanita Benevides Lucero. My father Martin Lucero was the youngest of three children. The oldest of the daughters was Felicita Lucero and the second one was Otillia Lucero. All three attended elementary school in Lincoln. My father often spoke of his early life in Lincoln before getting married and later moving to the Ancho and Carrizozo areas. My great grand parents were Jose and Marita Lucero. They arrived in the area in the 1800’s. My father’s family had a cattle farm and trained horses at one time. They last lived in Lincoln County about 1920.  By Lucy  Shoaf

2005