Thursday, September 2, 2010

Did You Know?

Here are a couple of tidbits about related families.

  • Canuto Torres was an older brother of Crespin’s and a U.S. Army sergeant from the Civil War era. Canuto’s son, Anastacio Torres, was a state representative, superintendent for Socorro schools, and he published a Socorro newspaper from 1904 to 1959. See a clip from the modern-day El Defensor Chieftain here.
  • Juan Julian Trujillo, also in the Union Army as a corporal, was Andrea’s older brother. He married twice. His first wife, Monica, appears to be living sans husband in the Socorro household of Canuto Torres in 1870 at age 19. (Juan Julian is back in town as a lawyer at the time of the next census).
  • There’s a good chance Canuto and Juan Julian’s wives were sisters – they were both Padillas. (A Jose Padilla family in the 1860 census at San Ygnacio de la Alamosa, Socorro County, included sisters Monica and Ysabel, ages 11 and 7).

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