Searching for info about my husbands great-grandparents "Feliz (Felix) Montoya born 1844 in Valencia, Valencia county NM., and Teofila Otero born about 1855 in Valencia. Do not have death dates. I know of two children from the 1880 census in Valencia: Carlota, and Luisa who is my husbands grandmother,also later they may have had a son named Juan. Luisa married Jesus Maria Padilla a widower (1st wife Eusiquia Sandoval) in Lincoln in 1903. I would like to know where and when Feliz and Teofila died, and also any info about a son named Juan. Would really appreciate any help. Mitzi Salsberry email
PACHECO / SEDILLO
Comments= Looking for information on the murder of Lucia Sedillo (possibly a different last name from a second marriage) in Belen, New Mexico sometime between 1905 and 1912. First husband was named Dolores Sedillo, they had a daughter named Isabel (Sedillo) Pacheco. She was the daughter of Rafael Sedillo and Alfonsa (Duran) Sedillo. We are also, interested in finding more names relating to these families. Shari Coffman email
I wish to add the name of the family of my fraternal grandmother's family, who lived in Estancia, NM. My great-grandfather, Walter P. Waggoner was an itinerant preacher, second-hand dealer and farmer. He and his wife, Lena King, lived in Estancia and were included there in the 1920 census. They operated a second-hand store about that time. They had two daughters, Esther E., b. 1888 in Texas, Walter Grady, b. 1889 in Texas, and Elizabeth Jane, b. 1892 in Texas. Esther Waggoner Harrison operated a candy shop in Estancia during the 20's.
Am seeking information from anyone in the following counties. Colfax, Mora, Harding, Union, and Taos counties. I'm searching for a baptism and marriage record for JOSE EULOGIO AGUILAR. Born approximately in 1854. He married Maria Gracia Leyba in approximately 1879.Maria Gracia Leyba was baptized in Penasco in 1857.All I know is that g-grandma Graica Leyba went to Trinidad, Colorado as a housekeeper for her brothers and met JOSE EULOGIO AGUILAR and they married and moved back to Ojo Sarco, New Mexico in the Penasco, Taos County, New Mexico area.
They baptized their children in the San Antonio Church, Penasco, Taos, County, New Mexico.I have already searched the Picuris, Penasco New Mexico, and Trinidad, Colorado LDS baptism and marriage records and have not found either a baptism or marriage record. Any help will be appreciated. I also heard that JOSE EULOGIO AGUILAR may have been a Presbyterian, however I believe that he was probably baptized Catholic and doubtful that they married in the Presbyterian faith since Maria Gracia Leyba was Catholic and their children were baptized and raised Catholic. Please email to: firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you.
DIMITROFF, DORTON, FERGUSON and GOESLING
I'm looking for information on my families and would appreciate any help that you can give. The surnames are BRYANT, DIMITROFF, DORTON, FERGUSON and GOESLING. I was born in Clayton, Union County New Mexico in 1935 I think that I might have two brothers buried at Clayton Cemetery and one brother at Grenville Cem. I still have family living in and around Clayton.
Please email me at BY2PY@aol.com Patsy DORTON Hawley
FITZWATER / MESSICK / MUSICK / CLARK
I am looking for information on the following families in Quay County: Fletcher, Fitzwater, and possibly Messick or Musick, as well as Clark. These families had land patents during the early part of the century. William H. Fletcher and his son, Manson H. Fletcher, received these patents in 1915. Manson was my grandfather. He married a Bertha Fitzwater--my grandmother, in 1918. There only child, my father, was Charles Fletcher. William H. Fletcher married Martha Messick (or Musick, or Music) in Coffee County, Tennessee and had eleven children there. They moved west around the turn of the century--1900. I do not know why they would have moved so relatively late in life and from a more fertile land to the semi-arid land. The homesteads were eight miles north of Endee. Endee is on I-40 (it has its own exit) and bout 3 miles from the Texas border. Any help would be appreciated. John L. Fletcher
GOATS, Baby Girl b. and d. 20 Dec 1949; stillborn. Father: Calvin GOATS, Hayden, NM. Burial: 23 Dec 1949; Winchester 4:289.
GOATS, Charles Calvin b. 20 Jan 1923, northeast Union Co., NM. d. 3 May 1959, Union Co., NM; 3 mi. W of Pasamonte; 36 yr; freak accident on highway; hit by a chain in wreck of truck and stalled vehicles. Wife: Marilyn SNOEBERGER; md. 16 May 1947. Parents: Henry GOATS and Mary WHITTSETT. Preceded in death by a daughter who d. in infancy. Survived by wife; 3 sons: Charles, 7; Leroy, 5; Alan, 3; 5 sisters: Mrs. SCHELLENBARGER, Logan, NM; Mrs. Elizabeth TOMPKINS, Hayden, NM; Mrs. Louise AXE, Hereford, TX; Mrs. Gladys MURPHY and Mrs. Josephine WALLACE, both of Tucumcari, NM; 2 brothers: Henry Lee, Laurel, MT; Edward, Hayden, NM. Burial: 5 May 1959; cemetery inscription; Winchester 6:72; note in Winchester book that body was disinterred; Union County Leader, 20 May 1959, Clayton, NM.
GOATS, Henry Lee b. 29 Nov 1863, near Brownwood, Brown, TX. d. 9 Feb 1941, Rosebud, Harding, NM; at home; 77 yr 2 mo 11 da; came to NM in 1915 wife: Mary WHITSETT. Parents: Benjamin F. GOATS and Rebecca SMITH. Survived by wife and 8 children; 5 daughters: Mrs. W.W. WALLACE and Mrs. J.K. SHOLLENBARGER, Mosquero, NM; Mrs. Gladys MURPHY, Logan, NM; Mrs. J.C. TOMPKINS, Hayden, NM and Mrs. Wilburn AXE, Hereford, TX; 3 sons: Henry Lee, Rosebud, NM; Edward, Pueblo, CO and Calvin, Albuquerque, NM; 2 sisters: Mrs. Albert SARGENT, Roswell, NM and Mrs. C.M. CAREY, Hermleigh, TX. Burial: 11 Feb 1941; cemetery inscription; Winchester 3:296; The Clayton News, 12 Feb 1941; Union County Leader, 13 Feb 1941, Clayton, NM.
GOATS, Mary Louise b. 21 Sep 1884. d. 10 Dec 1948, Tucumcari,
Quay, NM; 11 Dec 1948, gravestone. Husband: Henry Lee GOATS, deceased. Burial:
13 Dec 1948; cemetery inscription; Winchester 4:251.
Please contact me if you know about this family. Charlie
GONZALES / LOVEJOY
Gabriel J. GONZALES married Henrietta LOVEJOY 1909 in Las Vegas, NM. Gabriel worked for the railroad and moved to Las Animas County, Colorado around 1910 then later to Wyoming and finally Washington State. Gabriel and his wife had 6 children:
Gabriel- Settled in Aguilar, Las Animas County Colorado
GONZALES / SANCHEZ
I am need help, as I have reach an impasse in my research. I am looking for the Marriage records and Birth records of my Great-great grandparents. I have only found one record of them existing and it is in the 1900 census of Spinger, Colfax co. There Names were Manuel GONZALES and Juana SANCHEZ here is the information I gathered via the census... Manuel GONZALES (b.1852 NM) and Juana SANCHEZ (b. 1855 NM) and married possibly in 1882 (my great-great grandparents) they appear in the 1900 NM census Colfax Co., Springer, NM. They had 5 children listed in the census and 3 others that I know of: Felicitas b. 1879 Colorado Vincente b. 1882 Colorado Gabriel Jose b. 1885 Springer, NM. Eutimia b. 1891 Patrocinia b. ? Mitilde ? Lucadio ? Family Stories put them in a few different places Springer of course, Maxwell, Wagonmound, and Las Vegas. My own grandfather was raised by Juana in Las Vegas around the early 1920's. He passed away in 1973 so he is unavailable for questioning. Also Manuel was thought to have passed in the early 1900's I have been able to find a Manuel Gonzales b. 1851 in Pecos, Rio Arriba that looks like a good Candidate and a friend in Las Vegas sent me another possible candidate (Gonzales, Jose Manuel bap.2 Dec. 1850.) from Las Vegas. I got an email from a lady who told me Springer's Church had burned down and all the records destroyed and the graveyard had been destroyed by a flood in the early 1920's. Here is my question where do I go from here? Any help would be greatly Appreciated. Thank You, Carolina Gonzáles-Branson
GONZALES / SANCHEZ
I am searching for info on Manuel GONZALES (b.1852 NM) and Juana SANCHEZ (b. 1855 NM) and married possibly in 1882 (my great-great grandparents) they appear in the 1900 NM census Colfax Co.,Springer, NM. They had 5 children listed in the census and 3 others that I know of:
Felicitas b. 1879 Colorado
Vincente b. 1882 Colorado
Gabriel Jose b. 1885 Springer, NM.
Eutimia b. 1891
Family Stories mention other possible locations for Manuel GONZALES and Juana Sanchez as: Wagon Mound, Maxwell and Las Vegas, NM. Manuel Possibly died from being gored by a bull in the late 1800's. Another family rumor was that they originally came from Barcelona, Spain.
Vincente GONZALES Married Aldina ? and appeared in the 1910 Springer, NM. Census, Vincente and his wife had 5 children:
Vincente, Jr. b. 1901
Luis b. 1902
Rudolfo b. 1908
Some of Vincente's children were later know to live in Albuquerque:
Please post this name to Harding County New Mexico query. Looking for info. re. Frank and Fern (Knight, Gallagher) Hartley. Frank Hartley was born 24 September 1887 and he died in April 1967 per the SSDI. He may have been born in Colfax County. Both Frank and Fern were listed as residing at Roy, Hardin County New Mexico. I'd appreciate any information from anyone who knew about them. Thanks. Kay King
JOHNSON / JOHNSTON / DALE / CONLEY / BETTON / Le PLATS / DURANDS
My great, greatgrandfather, John E. JOHNSON/JOHNSTON, was born in 1821 and immigrated from Durham County England with his family to Blossburg, New Mexico in 1870's or 1880's. He was a mine foreman for the Raton Coal and Coke Company at Blossburg. And I think the mural in Shuler Theatre depicting the mining operation is possibly either my great great grandfather, John E. Johnson,or his son William Johnson.
John E. Johnson shot himself on a Saturday, in July 1895 according to an article in the Raton Register, and he is buried in Raton. No record has been found but the possibility is that he is buried in Fairmont cemetery along with his son in law George DALE, husband of Susan Johnson Dale. Newspapers of Raton mention his involvement in the community when Blossburg was thriving and coal was king. His daughters and husbands also were part of Blossburg.
1. Susan (Johnson) and George DALE are my great grandparents. George who died tragically at age 41, supposedly hit by a train near Sophris or Piedmont, Colorado. He is also buried in unknown and unmarked grave in Raton. He played the flute inThe Raton Dance Band. I believe his picture is in the book titled Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of New Mexico.
2. William and Isabella (Conley) JOHNSON
3. Grace (Johnson) and James CONLEY
4. Mary Ellen (Johnson) and William BETTON. I believe that other sons of John and Isabella JOHNSON , also lived either at Blossburg or Raton at some point and descendents may still be in New Mexico. His sons were Joseph, Robert, James and John. Other surnames associated with my JOHNSON and DALE lines who lived and worked in New Mexico before the 1900's were LePlats and Durands. There are5th, 6th and 7th generation of these ancestors still living near Trinidad, Colorado. My roots and my memories are etched in the history of Colfax County and the town of Raton and surrounding area.
Nadine Williams Britton
I am looking for information on the following Nicanor Martin/ Nicanor Martinez Company-B Unit-Battalion New Mexico Vols Rank-Private 1 New Mexico Calvary Allegiance- Union Angela Espinoza
Maria de Jesus Ballina, child of Santiago Ballina and Unknown Chavez. Residence in El Manzano, Valencia County in 1860. Grandfather born in El Manzano or Tome, Valencia County, NM in November 1860. Need information, all you can find. Thank you. email
CHAVEZ / BAENA / PENA / ST. JOHN / HIDALGO
Herculano CHAVEZ was born in El Manzano, New Mexico , Valencia County. His mother was Mde de Jesus BAENA or PENA she married a man surname of HIDALGO. Herculano was listed in the 1870 census under his step-father's name of HIDALGO in Upper Las Vegas, New Mexico, County of San Miguel. He later lived in Dawson, New Mexico, County of Colfax. His son Arthur Chavez was born in Dawson (His mother's name was Clara RitaST. JOHN. Herculano was a friend of William Bonny or Billy the Kid as he was known then. He eventually went to Stockton, California, San Joaquin County where he died on October 21, 1947. He was born in El Manzano, New Mexico, Valencia County on November 11, 1860. His son Arthur CHAVEZ was born in Dawson on March 3, 1908. By his first wife he had a son, named Manuel CHAVEZ, Mela or Manuela CHAVEZ, Clarita CHAVEZ all born in Las Vegas, New Mexico, San Miguel County email
CHAVEZ / CHAVES
Valencia County, New Mexico. Seeking information re my 3g-grandparents: Jose CHAVES and Catalina MALDONADO (sometimes misspelled as BALDONADO) who were married in 1803 in either the Albuquerque or Belen/Tome area. Their son, Juan Andres Abelino de Jesus CHAVEZ, born November 9, 1809 in Tome, New Mexico married Maria Gertrudis CHAVEZ in 1831 at Tome or Valencia. Juan's siblings were: Maria Viviana (1807), Jose Maria (1810), Jacinto Epifanio (1813), Juan Andres de la Cruz (1815), Juan de Jesus Antonio (1819), Juan Cristobal and Margarita (1830) - all born in Valencia and baptized in Tome. Thanks. John E. Chávez email
Free! Rare book "CHAVEZ: American Clan" by Fray Angelico Chavez
Years ago I bought the last of the publishers inventory of "CHAVEZ: A Distinctive American Clan of New Mexico" by Fray Angelico Chavez - I have a few left. This book is out of print and extremely rare (it was a limited printing). There is a beautiful full-color Chavez family crest (coat of arms, "escudo") on the cover - the best version I've ever seen.
I AM WILLING TO GIVE A NEW/UNUSED COPY, FREE, TO A DESERVING CHAVEZ DESCENDANT. I like to see our family exchange Chavez family info and therefore will give this copy to the Chavez descendant who: 1)Provides the best and most complete NM Chavez genealogy (there is some stiff competition on this!); and/or 2)provides a list of the best printed and Internet resources specific the the Chavez family; and/or 3)creates a Chavez family website.
My purpose is to foster resources that the Chavez family can use in now and in the future. Your posting to this site AND (you MUST) email to me email@example.com will be your entry in this contest AND it will serve as a future resource to others. THIS CONTEST WILL END ON JUNE 1, 2003 - PROVIDED THERE IS AT LEAST ONE ENTRY WORTHY OF THIS RARE BOOK.
PLEASE CUT/PASTE/POST THIS TO (ONLY!) OTHER RELEVANT WEBSITES SPECIFIC TO NM AND/OR CHAVEZ GENEALOGY - CC ME OR SEND ME THE URL. John E. Chávez (email: firstname.lastname@example.org )
Looking for information on my great great grandfather George Curry and heritage that may not be included in his autobiography,
George Curry 1861-1947. My grandmother is Eva Curry married to Demetrio Melendrez. Thank you email
BARELA / VARELA
Need info. re: Barela / Verela Name Eusebio Varela birth 1745. Tome, NM. He married Maria de Loreto (Loreta) Lusero b. abt. 1758. Her mother was a Rosa Baca married to a Captain Manuel Miguel Lucero De Godoy II.
Eusebio's mother was Maria Antonia Geronima Varela. Can you help? Michael Steven Perez email
JUAN de la CRUZ CHAVEZ
Juan De La Cruz Chavez was my great, great Grand Father, his son Avaristo Chavez is my Grandpa who is buried in Las Mesita, Co and Dad is Max Chavez. All have passed on, so today I am without Grandparents. It is greatly appreciated for any information on this family. email
I am trying to find information on Juan Miguel Lente, born about 1800, father Agustine Lente, mother unknown. Juan Miguel married Victoria Padilla, born about 1820, parents unknown. I would also like information on Juan Gabaldon born abt. 1780 and his wife, Maria Lucia Chavez, born about 1810. Who were
Searching for info about my husbands great-grandparents "Feliz (Felix) Montoya born 1844 in Valencia, Valencia county NM., and Teofila Otero born about 1855 in Valencia. Do not have death dates. I know of two children from the 1880 census in Valencia: Carlota, and Luisa who is my husbands grandmother, also later they may have had a son named Juan. Luisa married Jesus Maria Padilla a widower (1st wife Eusiquia Sandoval) in Lincoln in 1903. I would like to know where and when Feliz and Teofila died, and also any info about a son named Juan. Would really appreciate any help. Mitzi Salsberry email
PACHECO / SEDILLO
Looking for information on the murder of Lucia Sedillo (possibly a different last name from a second marriage) in Belen, New Mexico sometime between 1905 and 1912. First husband was named Dolores Sedillo, they had a daughter named Isabel (Sedillo) Pacheco. She was the daughter of Rafael Sedillo and Alfonsa (Duran) Sedillo. We are also, interested in finding more names relating to these families. Shari Coffman email
I am Looking for information on Rosalia Parca born 1858. Who married Frank Barlage on July 3 , 1881 in Nuestra Senora De Belen-Catholic,
Belen, Valencia, New Mexico. I am building a family tree for my father any information would be grateful. Michelle Alcantara email