Rio Colorado, Colfax County, New Mexico, 1860 Settlers

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1860 Settlers in Rio Colorado, New MexicoTerritory.   Source: 1860 US Census

Colfax County was not yet formed and was part of Taos County. Rio Colorado was the former name of the Upper Canadian River as indicated by an old map of the US Geological Survey. That is the Canadian River north of the Mora River to the Colorado border, see map page 7.  Rio Colorado was then in the Taos County Census.

                 1860 US Census - For free access to search this census, here

The following is an alphabetical list of approximately 774 settler families living on the Rio Colorado.

Listed by Occupation, Head of Household, followed by the number of persons in his household including unrelated individuals such as servants and workers. Married women were listed with their husband, under their maiden name.


Farmers
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Abila, Nerio (5);   Archuleta, Antonia (2);  Archuleta, Felipe (9);  Archuleta, Nasario (8);  Archuleta, Tomas (6);       Arellano, Juan Andres (2);  Arellano, Maria Soledad Vigil (2);  Armenta, Jesus Maria (3);

Candelaria, Rafaela Maes (10); Chavez, Jose Maria (3);  Cisneros, Jose Maria (7);  Cisneros, Jose Victor (5);         Cordova, Antonio Maria (5);  Cordova, rafael (5);  Cortes, Antonio Maria (7);  Cruz, Manuela Duran (3);

Espinosa, Antonia (3);   

Garcia, Antonio Domingo (8);  Garcia, Marta Romero (4);  Giron, Santos (6);  Gomez, Antonio Jose (3);                   Gomez, Estevan (6);  Gomez, Juan Manuel (7);  Gonzalez, Manuel (4);

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Laforet, Antonio (7);

Martinez, Juan Agustin (4);  Martinez, Maria Francisca (3);  Martinez, Maria Rosa (3);  Medina, Dolores (2);        Mondragon, Maria Ignacia Herrera (6);  Montoya, Jose (7);   

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Ortega, Martin (5);   

Pacheco, Juana Jaramillo (3);

Rael, Jose Antonio (9);  Romero, Margarita (2);  Romero, Miguel (5),

Sierra, Maria Concepcion (7);

Tafoya, Juan de Dios (7);  Trujillo, Barbara Sanchez (7);  Trujillo, Juan Pedro (5);  

Valdez, Juan Benito (10);  Valdez, Mariano (10);  Velasquez, Encarnacion (4);  Velasquez, Ygnacio (4);                     Vigil, Eulogio (4);  Vigil, Felipe (9);  Vigil, Luisa Salazar (2);

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Abila, Jose Guadalupe (3) - Distiller;   Armijo, Nepomosano (9) - Hatmaker;

Beaubien Jean B, (7) - Merchant;   Beaver, Tomas (3) - Indian Trader

Caso, Mariano (2) - Weaver;   Cordova, Felipe (5) - Carpenter;

Garcia, Juan Isidro (4) - Teamster;

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Laforet, Francois (4) - Grocer;  Loeb, Raudolf (3) - Merchant;

Martinez, Agustin (7) - Carpenter;  Martinez, Severino (3) -  Carpenter;  Medina, Juan de los Reyes (1) - Teamster;      Miguel Montoya (9) - Hunter;  

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Ortiz, Miguel (5) - Merchant;

Padilla, Francisco (3) - Silversmith;  Padilla, Santos (6) - Silversmith;

Vigil Maria Reyes (2) - Laundry

Laborers[edit | edit source]

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Aragon, Juan (6);  Archuleta , Felipe (2);  Archuleta, Francisco (3);  Archuleta, Manuel (3);  Archuleta, Tomas (5);   Arellano, Nepomalino (4); Armenta, Jose (5);

Candelaria, Antonio (2); Chavez, Concepcion (4);  Chavez, Jose Candelario (4);  Chavez, Juan Andres (3);  Cisneros, Luciano (2); Cordova, Francisco Est. (2); Cordova, Francisco Antonio (5); Cordova, Jose Feliz (2);  Cordova, Julian (1);  Cortes, Jose Eugenio (3); Cortes, Mariano (6);

DeHerrera, Encarnacion (8);  DeHerrera, Francisco (2);  DeLara, Pedro A (6); Duran Felipe (2);

Espinosa, Jose Maria (5);  Espinosa, Ramon (4);

Fresques, Pedro (4);   

Garcia, Felipe (5);  Garcia, Florentino (2);  Garcia, Jose Dolores (4);  Garcia, Manuel (5); Garcia, Pantaleon (4);        Garcia Vicente (2);  Gomez, Vicente (3);  Gonzales, Albino (4);  Gonzales, Jesus (4);  Guillen, Diego A (5);

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Marquez, Juan Ygnacio (2);  Martinez, Francisco (7);  Martinez, Jesus Santos (5);  Martinez, Jose (3);                  Martinez, Jose Vicente (7);  Martinez, Juan (2);  Martinez, Miguel (7);  Martinez, Miguel (8);  Martinez, Pablo (7);   Martinez, Pedro (7);  Martinez, Tomas (6);  Medina, Diego A (5);   Medina, Jose Rafael (3);  Medina, Juan (3);       Montoya, George (3);  Montoya, Juan (3);  Montoya, Juan (2);

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Ortega, Griego de Loyola (4);  Ortivi, Juan de Dios 92);

Quintana, Jose (3);  Quintana, Juan Antonio (4);  Quintana, Manuel (5);

Rael, Juan Jose (4);  Rael, Juan Jose (4);  Rael, Juan Paz (9);

Romero, Jesus Maria (3);  Ruibal, Victoriano (5);

Salazar, Jose Rafael (5); Salazar, Ramon (5);  Sanchez, Juan (4); Sandoval, Antonio (5); Sierra, Juan B. (9);             Sierra, Juan Cruz (6); Sierra, Manuel (2); Sierra, Manuel de Jesus (2);  Sierra, Mateo (4);  Sisneros, Nerio (5);      Sisneros, Pedro (6);

Trujillo, Fustino (2);  Trujillo, Jose Maria (4); Trujillo, Juan de Jesus (7);

Valdez, Juan de Jesus (6);  Vasques, Juan Jose (6);  Vasques, Pedro (6);  Velasques, Miguel (5);  Vigil, Diego (5);      Vigil, Diego (7); Vigil, Juan Bautista (4); Vigil, Juan Julian (6);  Vigil, Juan Ramon (2);  Vigil, Pedro (6); Vigil, Rafael (3);