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PROBATE JOURNAL 1882–1888 Valencia County
Libro A, No. 2: Testamenterias y Guardianas

Abstracted by Priscilla Innerbichler Greene

as published in the New Mexico Genealogist, September 1998 through September 1999.

The probate records listed here were abstracted from a book titled Probate Journal, Valencia County, Libro A No. 2, 1882–1888, Testamenterias y Guardianas. The full article was published over five consecutive issues of the Genealogist: 37:3 [Sep 1998], 37:4 [Dec 1998], 38:1 [Mar 1999], 38:2 [Jun 1999], and 38:3 [Sep 1999]. The probate journal is housed at the New Mexico State Records Center and Archives, 1205 Camino Carlos Rey, Santa Fe, NM.

  • Names are listed here as they appear in the original record. There were a few 1884 and 1885 records among the 1887 records, and have been abstracted in the same order.
  • Spelling of names has been retained as found in the original file. If searching for a name, you may have more success by trying alternate spellings.
  • Legibility of any document is often questionable and open to interpretation. For that reason, we encourage searchers to consult the source material themselves whenever possible.

p. 2–3 RECORD OF CHATTEL MORTGAGES. 26 June 1880— Walter G. Marmon and Robert G. Marmon Mortgager, Franz Hunning , Mortgagee. 1 Sept. 1880—George Sail, Mortgager, Jefferson Raynolds, Mortgagee. 3 Nov 1889—John H. Dolan and J. T. Carter, Mortgagee.

p. 4–5 ADMINISTRATION OF JUAN TORRES, d. Belen, 27 Aug 1882. Widow, Juana Apodaca de Torres. Principals: Justo Torres, Juan de Dios Padia and Manuel Sanches. Guarantors: Placido Romero and M. Chaves y Padia.

p. 6–7 FINAL REPORT OF ESTATE OF MARIA GREGORIA TORRES, d. 13 Sept 1882. Heirs: Maria Hijinia, Maria Romona, Lauriano and Pablo Jaramillo. Signed by Jose Jaramillo y Abeita. Land in Tomé NM received by Vicente Lujan from Maria Hijinia Jaramillo. Not dated.

p. 9–10 FINAL REPORT OF ESTATE OF SOLEDAD APODACA, not dated. Inventory. Administrator, Jose Vigil. p. 11 FINAL ESTATE OF LUZ CHAVES de ALARID, 12 Aug 1882. Inventory concluded 4 Sept 1882. Signed: Dionicio Chavez and Jesus M. Chavez. Peralta. Funeral arrangements by Josepha Alarid de Santisteven.

p. 12–15 GUARDIANSHIP OF JOSEPHA GARCIA, minor. Los Lunas, NM, 12 Aug 1882. Principals and Guardians: Paul D. Stone and Sista Garcia. Josepha and Sista were daughters of Felipe Garcia and Rafaela Romero. Guarantors: Louis Hunning and Jesus M. Luna. Witnesses: Manuel R. Otero and Jose G. Chavez. Registered 23 Sept 1882.

p. 15–17 GUARDIANSHIP OF PILAR ORTEGA, 18 Sept 1882. Rafael Gurule petitioning the court for guardianship of Pilar , adopted son of Maria Antonia Mora, who died age 60 in Peralta. Sureties: Antonio Rafael Otero and J. Placido Romero.

p. 18 INVENTORY OF RITA MIRA, 26 June 1882, Punta de Agua, NM. Appraisers: Martin Sanches, Marino Gonzales and Lorenzo Torres.

p. 18–22 ESTATE OF MARTIN VIGIL, dec'd 8 Sept 1882. Principal: wife Maria Gertrudis Sanches de Vigil. Heirs: Francisco, Elias, Conrrado, Eslanio, Juan, Teresa, Maria Antonia, Carlotta, Manuela, Emilia, Soledad and Rosalia. Guarantors: Manuel B. Otero and Francisco Chaves. 16 Oct 1882.

p. 22–24 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF SEVERA BACA de GILBERT, Belen. 22 Oct 1882, deceased. Precinct #2. Principals: Pedro Jose Baca and Saturnino Gilbert. Guarantors: Matias Baca and Lucas Sanches Tiadorez. 31 Oct 1882.

p. 24–29 FINAL REPORT: ESTATE OF MARIA HIJINIA JARAMILLO de LUJAN, 1 May 1882. Administrator, Vicente Lujan. Inventory 1 July 1879. Two minor children: Gregorio and David, students at school in St. Luis, Missouri. Registered 15 Nov 1882.

p. 29–30 GUARDIANSHIP OF MARIA, a minor. Casa Colorada, 18 Dec 1882. Juan Chaves y Baca, through his agent Teofilo Chavez, asking for guardianship of Maria, 16 years old, father unknown.

p. 31–34 ISIDORA ARMIJO de CHAVEZ declaring legal authority of six children and land owned jointly by herself and her deceased husband Manuel de Jesus Chavez. Children: Isabel, Francisco, Longina, Barbara, Soledad and Jesus Maria. Land north of Plasa de Gabaldones given to Colonel Jose Francisco Chavez. Rancho de San Antonio and Sitio del Torreon Co. of Bernalillo. Isidora inherited from her father, Vicente Armijo. Witnesses: Jose Armijo y Ortiz, Jesus Maria Sanchez and Francisco Castillo y Baca. Las Lunas Precinct # 1. 28 March 1881.

p. 34–35 FINAL REPORT: ESTATE OF DECIDRIO SANCHES, Las Lunas, 10 Nov 1882. Administrator, Barbara Chavez de Sanchez. Inventory mentioned but not listed.

p. 35 GUARDIANSHIP OF CLEMENTINA COOKE, 15 Dec 1882. Jose Miguel Chaves, Letter of Administration. To become legal guardian of minor. Registered 30 Dec 1882.

p. 36 FINAL REPORT: ESTATE OF DESIDERIO SANCHEZ, Las Lunas. Administrator, Barbara Chaves de Sanchez. 30 Dec 1882. p. 37–38 INVENTORY: ESTATE OF SEBERA BACA de GILBERT. Husband, Saturnino Gilbert. Registered 30 Dec 1882. FINAL REPORT: ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF SEBERA BACA de GILBERT, 11 Nov 1882. Administrators, Pedro Jose Baca and Saturnino Gilbert.

p. 38–39 INVENTORY: ESTATE OF VICTORIA GALLEGOS y TORRES, 31 Aug 1882. Inventory by Rafael Garcia y Martines and Pablo Aragon y Torres. Administrator, Jesus Maria Argon. FINAL REPORT: ESTATE OF VICTORIA GALLEGO de ARAGON. List debts paid. Administrator, Jesus Maria Aragon. Registered 30 Dec 1882.

p. 39–41 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF FAUSTINA ARAGON de SALAZAR, deceased 15 June 1882. Heirs: Adelaida, Jose, Enrique, Francisco, Adolfo and Faustina. Principal: Jesus Salazar de Otero. Bondsmen: I. Placido Romero and Soloman Luna. Reg. 30 Dec 1882.

p. 41–42 GUARDIANSHIP OF GREGORIA CASTILLO. Santiago Serna asking court to extend letters of guardianship to adopt five year old Gregoria, daughter of Jose Antonio Castillo. Bondsmen: Santiago Serna and Miguel Romero.

p. 43–44 GUARDIANSHIP OF ADAN and ALIZAR CASTILLO, minors. Jose Antonio Castillo asking court for legal guardianship of his two minor children. The mother has abandoned the family. Signed: Santiago Serna and Miguel Romero. 30 Dec 1882.

p. 44–45 INVENTORY OF MARIA ANTONIA MORA, deceased. Beginning 27 Sept 1882 and terminating 5 Dec 1882. p. 45–46 FINAL REPORT: ESTATE OF MARIA ANTONIA MORA de GURULE, 16 Oct 1882. Administrator, Rafael Gurule. Heirs: Pilar Ortega, a minor. Her parents, Francisco and Maria Juana Lopez de Ortega. 3 Jan 1883.

p. 46–48 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF EBENEZER G LEWIS, native of Virginia, died at 41 years of age in Belen on 9 Jan 1883. Administrator: Oscar Goebel. Guarantors: Felipe Chaves and F. Scholle.

p. 49–50 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF IGNACIO CASTILLO, Belen 13 Jan 1883. Ignacio died in Belen 28 Dec 1882 leaving ten children, three minors. Guarantors: Magdalena Padilla de Castillo, Melginades Castillo, Jose Castillo y Baca and Leandro Gutierres. Registered 13 Jan 1883.

p. 51–53 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF JUAN PABLO APODACA, Sebolleta 16 Jan 1883. Died 31 Dec 1882. Heirs: Jose Rafael Apodaca and Desiliano Apodaca. Guarantors: Desiliano Apodaca, Toribio Romero and Jose Gabriel Marquez.

p. 53–56 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF MARIA de la CRUZ ARAGON de ARAGON, died 10 Jan 1883. Administrator: son Adelaido Aragon. Guarantors: Jose Ignacio Aragon, Juan Aragon y Chaves and Pilar Vigil.

p. 56–59 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF JOSE ANTONIO CHAVES, died 12 Feb 1883. Precinct of Tomé. Administrator: wife Maria Dorotea Baca de Chavez and Guillermo Chavez. Heirs: Luis Chaves, resident County of Socorro; Teofila, Monica and Isabel Chaves, precinct of Tomé; Jose Chaves, resident of La Cienega. Registered 28 Mar 1883.

p. 60–64 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF MARIA LORENSA JARAMILLO de SENA, 20 April 1883. Placita del Chupadero, Precinct of Cebolleta #6. Maria Lorensa, age 50 or 60, names Heirs: Maria Francisca Jaramillo y Baca and her husband Francisco Saracino. Witnesses: Ramon de la Cruz Jaramillo Aragon, Jose Gonzales and Secundo Archunde. 9 Dec 1881. Will is all in order. Signed by judge 7 May 1883.

p. 64–66 GUARDIANSHIP OF EUGENIO SABEDRA, Belen, NM, 5 March 1883. Mother, Francisca Aragon. Father, Don Jesus Maria Aragon requests guardianship. Francisco Sabedra named by court as legal quardian. Signed: Francisco Sabedra, principal – Tranquilino Garcia and Cayetano Gallegos. 14 May 1883.

p. 66–67 FINAL REPORT: ESTATE OF JUAN SALAZ. Felicitas Baca de Salaz states that her responsibilities ended 10 April 1883 when their one year old child, Juanita Salaz died of the smallpox plague. Signed: Felicitas Baca de Salaz through her agent Teofilo Chaves. 7 May 1883.

p. 67–68 INVENTORY OF JOSE A CHAVES, 23 March 1883. Signed by Administrator: Maria Dorotea Baca de Chaves and Guillermo Chaves. Registered 15 May 1883.

p. 68–69 INVENTORY OF MARIA de la CRUZ ARAGON. 15 March 1883. Signed by Appraisors: Francisco Antonio Vigil and Jesus Maria Aragon. Administrator: Jose Ignacio Aragon.

p. 69–70 GUARDIANSHIP OF IGNACIO GALLEGOS. Through the authority of Cayetano Gallego, Venceslado Gallego petitions for guardianship of his 15 year old brother Ignacio. Guarantors: Teofilo Chaves and Tranquilino Luna. 7 May 1883.

p. 71 INVENTORY: ESTATE OF E.G. LEWIS. Registered 15 May 1883. p. 71–73 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF ANTONIO GABALDON, died 28 May 1883 in Los Chaves. Principals: Patrocimo Gabaldon and Jose Prudencio Sanches. Guarantors: John Becker and Juan C. Chaves. Belen, NM. 10 June 1883.

p. 74–75 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF BARTOLA BACA, Belen, NM, 15 June 1883. Bartola died 7 May 1883 in Precinct #2 leaving eleven heirs. Principals: Pedro Torres and Francisco Castillo y Baca. Guarantors: Jose de la Cruz Baca and Romualdo Trujillo.

p. 76–78 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF DOLORES LUCERO de AUGUST, Los Lunas, NM 2 July 1883. Dolores died 6 May 1883 in Precinct #1 leaving six heirs. Principals: Henry August and Fernandez August. Guarantors: Solomon Luna and J. Adam Sichler.

p. 79–80 GUARDIANSHIP OF SINFOROSA ROMERO, a seven year old orphan raised by the family of Henry August, principal. Guarantors: Solomon Luna and Adam Sichler. Letter of Administration 2 July 1883.

p. 81–83 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF SANTOS MONTOYA, Torreon, NM, died 27 June 1883. Wife, Mercedes Luna de Montoya, principal. Heirs: Jose Maximiliano, Jose Ignacio and Maria Antonia, all minors. Guarantors: Jesus Maria Aragon y Baca and Solomon Luna. Letter of Administration 10 July 1883.

p. 84–87 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF ANTONIO JOSE LUNA Y SARRACINO, died 14 May 1880 in Los Lunas. He was indebted to Antonio Jose Luna y Gabaldon, who died Dec 1881 before petitioning for Letter of Administration. Petition signed by administrator: Jesus M Luna, Manuel B Otero and Tranquilino Luna. Guarantors: J. Francisco Chaves and Louis Hunning Heir: 13 year old Rafael Luna. 10 July 1883.

p. 88–89 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF TRINIDAD PADILLA murdered 29 July 1883 by Gregorio Peralta. Heirs from deceased first wife, Melguiades Padilla. Signed by son–in–law Narciso Carasco, principal. Guarantors: Demetrio Ballejos and Juan Luna. Letter of Administration 3 Aug 1883.

p. 90–93 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF JUAN CHAVES Y BACA, Peralta, NM, 30 July 1883. Murdered 2 July 1883. Signed Trinidad Otero de Chaves and Andres Chaves. Administrator: Trinidad Otero de Chaves, wife, and Andres Chaves . Five Heirs: Andres, Merenciana, Dolores, Ana Maria and Marcolfa Chaves, all of precinct of Peralta. Guarantors: Juan Aragon y Chaves and Dionicio Chaves. 30 July 1883.

p. 93–96 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF MANUEL ANTONIO OTERO dec'd 27 Feb 1881 at La Constancia. Heirs : wife, Cruz Chaves Otero, Manuel B Otero, Emilia O. Heuriques , Beatris O. Armijo and Manuel A. Otero y Chaves. Admin: Edward C. Heuriques. Bondsmen: Charles H. Armijo and Tranquilino Luna. 10 Sept 1883.

p. 97–99 GUARDIANSHIP OF MELGUIADES PADILLA, Los Lunas, 3 Sept 1883. Three or four year old minor, son of deceased Trinidad Padilla. Legal guardian: Narcisco Carrasco. Guarantors: Demetrio Vallejos and Juan Luna. Registered 15 Sept 1883.

p. 99–101 ESTATE OF MARIA LORENZA JARAMILLO de SENA, lived and died on Rancho del Chupadera Aldea de Cebolleta. Appraisors: Secundo Archunde and Jose Pablo Molina. Inventory. Administrators: Francisco Sarracino, nephew, and Maria Francisca Jaramillo de Sarracino, niece. 27 June 1883.

p. 101 INVENTORY OF PRECILIANO GABALDON, 20 June 1883. Admin: Francisco Chaves y Armijo and Josepha Chaves de Gabaldon. 15 Sept 1883.

p. 102-103 INVENTORY OF SANTIAGO BACA y ROMERO. Administrator: Francisco Baca. Appraisors: Nestor Jaramillo and Jesus Maria Aragon. Final report. Inventory 15 Sep 1883.

p. 103-104 INVENTORY OF ESTATE OF JUAN TORRES, 15 Sep 1883. Heir: Juana Apodaca de Torres, wife. Administrators: Justo Torres, Juan de Dios Padilla and Manuel Sanches.

p. 105-109 ESTATE OF HIJNIO SALAZ. Inventory of inheritance: Valentina Gabaldon and Celsa, Clara, Antonio, Feliz, Prudencia, Juan, Nicanor, Martin, Presiliana and Pablo Salaz. Registered 15 Sep 1883.

p. 110-112 INVENTORY OF ESTATE OF MARTIN VIGIL, 26 Jun 1883. Administrators: Gertrudis Sanches de Vigil and Francisco Vigil. Appraisors: Francisco Sanches and Jesus Maria Chaves.

p. 113-118 WILL OF ANTONIO GABALDON, resident of Los Chaves, Precinct of Los Lunas. Requests to be buried in Belen. First wife: Maria Benigna Chaves de Cuyo. Five children to be heirs. Second wife: Teofila Baca, one son to be an heir. Large Inventory. Administrators: Patrocinio Gabaldon and Jose Prudencio Sanches. Registered 17 Sep 1883.

p. 118-119 FINAL REPORT: ESTATE OF MARIA de la CRUZ ARAGON. Administrator: Ignacio Aragon y Vigil. Inventory, Letter of Administration. "Only son and heir died 7 months and 5 days after his mother."

p. 119-121 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF MANUEL B. OTERO, Los Lunas, 10 Sep 1883. Murdered by James Whitney on 17 Aug 1883. Died without will. Wife: Eloisa Luna de Otero. Heirs: Edwardo M., Adelina and Manuel B. Otero. Principals: Jesus Maria Luna, Tranquilino and Solomon Luna. Guarantors: Louis Huning and E C Heuriques. 17 Sep 1883.

p. 122-123 WILL OF JUAN CRISTOBAL CHAVES and GUADALUPE ROMERO, Belen, 27 Aug 1883. Heirs: Maria Guadalupe Romero de Castillo, niece, and her husband, Jose Felipe Castillo. Witnesses: Pablo Castillo and Antonio Jose Pino for Pablo Castillo. Registered 20 Sep 1883.

p. 124-127 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF JESUS MASON. Letter of Administration. Los Lunas, 26 Sep 1883. Jesus Mason died 8 Sep 1883. Wife: Maria Rafaela Gonzales de Mason. Heirs: Leopoldo Mason and Maria Sara Mason, minors. Guarantors: Louis Hunning and Rafael Mestras. Registered 27 Sep 1883.

p. 127-129 GUARDIANSHIP OF ELIGIA and FILOMENA PADILLA, Peralta, 20 Oct 1883. Legal guardianship given to Bartolo Peralto, uncle. Mother, Guadalupe Peralta, died "sometime ago leaving husband Ramon Padilla with two minors." Principal: Bartolo Peralta. Guarantors: E. Leon Dubois. Registered 29 Oct 1883.

p. 129-132 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF CHARLES KRUEGER Los Lunas, NM, 20 Oct 1883. Native of Melle, Kingdom of Hanover, Germany. Died 20 Sep. in the home of Louis Hunning. Letter of Administration. Principal: Louis Hunning. Sureties: L. Woltman and David Whinton. Registered 30 Oct 1883.

p. 132-134 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF JOSE MARIA MOLINA dec'd 27 Oct 1883 in Cebolleta. Principals: Juana Maria Polana y Ortiz and Juan Francisco Molina y Baca. Guarantors: Juan Jose Pino and Francisco Sarracino. Registered 6 Nov 1883.

p. 134-136 GUARDIANSHIP OF JULIAN and VICENTA STONE, minors, Los Lunas, 5 Nov 1883. Mother, Sista Garcia, left her husband Paul D. Stone and children voluntarily on 30 Mar 1883. Legal guardianship given to father, Paul D. Stone. Guarantors: Demetrio Vallejos and E. Leon Dubois. Registered 28 Nov 1883.

p. 136-143 INVENTORY OF JESUS MASON, died 8 Sept 1883. Administrators: Maria Rafaela Gonzales de Mason y —?— of Albuquerque, actual resident of San Lorenzo "ojo del muerto." Inventory registered 7 Jan 1884.

p. 143-153 FINAL REPORT OF THE ESTATE OF MARTIN VIGIL Administrators: Gertrudis S. de Vigil and Francisco X. Vigil. INVENTORY, named on document: Francisco, Elias, Eslavio, Conrado, Teresa, Maria Antonia, Juan, Carlota, Manuela, Emilia, Soledad, and Rosalia Vigil. Registered Jan 1884.

p .154-155 GUARDIANSHIP OF VICENTA MONTOYA Mother, Lola Chaves de Montoya, asking for guardianship of her minor daughter Vicenta Montoya y Chaves, two years old. Husband killed accidently "cerca de esta lugar." Name not mentioned. Mother from San Mateo. Sureties: Manuel Chaves and Amado Chaves. Registered 21 Jan 1884.

p .156-157 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE of ANDRES CHAVES, died 9 Jan 1884, Peralta, NM. Principals: Mariana Aragon de Chaves and Cresencio Aragon. Guarantors: Antonio Rafael Otero and Juan de Jesus Aragon. Heirs: wife, Mariana and three children, Francisca, Celsa and Juan Francisco. Registered 28 Jan 1884.

p. 158-160 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF JUANA MARIA LUNA, died 9 Jan. 1884, Los Lunas. Signed by Bartolo Garcia and Pilar Sais, Principals. Guarantors: Jesus Maria Luna and Francisco Chaves. Registered 4 Feb 1884. Heirs: Altagracia Apodaca, daughter and Susana Romero, granddaughter.

p. 160-163 GUARDIANSHIP of REFUGIO and TRINIDAD LUNA. Refugio, age 15 and Trinidad, age 10, are adopted children of deceased Doña Juana Maria Luna. Pilar Sais and his wife Susana Romero de Sais ask to be guardians of these children. Pilar Sais, named legal guardian, is a resident of Casa Colorado. Guarantors: Jesus Maria Luna and E. Leon Dubois. Registered 4 Feb 1884.

p.163-165 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF GERTRUDES CHAVES de LUCERO, Peralta, NM, Precinct of Cebolleta. Died 27 Jan. 1884. Will. Administrators: husband Antonio Lucero and brother Damaso Chaves. Heirs: Jose Andres, Epifanio and Romulo Lucero, all residents of Cebolleta. Principals: Antonio Lucero and Damaso Chaves. Guarantors: Enrique Connelly and Manuel R. Otero. Registered 6 Feb 1884.

p. 165-167 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF TRINIDAD GABALDON de CHAVES, died 23 Jan 1884. Principal: husband Juan Jose Chaves, of Los Chaves, Precinct #1. Guarantors: Demetrio Vallejos and Patrocinio Gabaldon. Registered 8 Feb 1884.

p. 167-169 GUARDIANSHIP OF MINORS. CONRADO, TERESA, MARIA ANTONIA, CARLOTA, JUAN, MANUELA, EMILIA, SOLEDAD and ROSALIA VIGIL. Father, MARTIN VIGIL, deceased. Mother, Gertrudes Sanches de Vigil, guardian and principal. Guarantors: Francisco K. Vigil, Francisco A. Chavez, Jose G. Chavez, Francisco Sanchez and Dionicio Chavez. Los Lunas. Registered 7 Jan 1884.

p. 170-172 INVENTORY OF ESTATE OF ANTONIO GABALDON. Inventory of inheritance to Wife, Teofila Baca, and Patrocinio, Justo, Altaga, Soledad and Preciliano Gabaldon. Registered 3 Mar 1884.

p. 172-173 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF PABLO PADILLA, died 33 Mar 1884. Will— Los Lentes, NM. Petitioners: Principals: Epitacio Padilla and Nicolas Padilla. Guarantors: Eustaquio Padilla and Juan de Jesus Aragon. Registered 27 Mar 1884.

p. 174-175 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF CHARLES L. KUSZ, murdered 27 Mar 1884. Manzano Precinct #15. Principal: Eusebio Garcia y Ortiz. Guarantors: Meliton S. Otero and Policarpo Sanches. [the name Policarpo "Garcia" is signed at the end of the letter of Administration.] Registered 14 Apr 1884.

p. 176-177 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF TEODOSIO LUCERO, died 18 Apr 1884 in San Juan Territory of Arizona. Heirs: Juan Lucero, resident of Las Vegas, San Miguel County, and Casamiro Lucero, resident of San Rafael. Signed by "x" mark. Wife, Alcaria Gutierres. Guarantors: Ustaquio [Eustaquio] Padilla and Damaso Chaves. San Rafael. Registered 22 Apr 1884.

p. 178-179 Blank. p. 180-181 INVENTORY OF BARTOLO GARCIA. Bartolo Garcia was first administrator and Pilar Sais second administrator of the deceased Juana Maria Luna de Garcia. Precinct of Los Lunas, 9 Feb 1884. Witnesses: Rafael Mestas, Jose de Jesus Romero and Jose Chaves. Registered 10 Oct 1884.

p. 181-182 INVENTORY OF ALTAGRACIA APODACA, legitimate heir representing her husband, Jose Chaves. Inventory. Bartolo Garcia and Pilar Sais, Administrators. Witnesses: Rafael Mestas and Jose de Jesus Romero. Registered 3 Mar 1884.

p. 182-183 INVENTORY OF SUSANA ROMERO, legitimate heir representing her husband, Pilar Sais. Witnesses: Rafael Mestas, Jose de Jesus Romero, Bartolo Garcia and Pilar Sais. Registered 10 Oct 1884.

p. 183-185 GUARDIANSHIP OF LEOPOLDO and LARA MASON. Peralta, NM. Mother and legal guardian, Rafaela Gonzales de Mason. Father, Jesus Mason, deceased. Leopoldo, age 18; Lara, age 14. Guarantors: J. Francisco Chaves and Rafael Mestas. Registered 11 Oct 1884.

p. 186-188 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF AMBROSIO GONZALES. Last will and testament. Letter of Administration. Principals: Viviana Chaves de Gonzales, Salvador M. Gonzales and J. Francisco Chaves. Guarantors: Higimio Chaves and Policarpo Sanches. Registered 12 Oct 1884.

p. 189-191 TESTAMENT OF AMBROSIO GONZALES. Plaza of Peralta. Heirs: Wife, Vivianita Chaves de Gonzales and children: Rosalia Gonzales de Garcia, Irene Gonzales de Chaves and Salvador Gonzales. Signed: Ambrosio Gonzales by Higimio Chaves. Witnesses: Albert Jacobs, Costilla, Taos County. Thomas M. Harwood, Taos, Taos County. Policarpo Sanches, Peralta, Valencia County. CODICIL: Property to be given to grandson Ambrosio C. Gonzales, son of Salvador Gonzales. After legal fees, half to wife and other half divided between grandchildren Ambrosio C. Gonzales and Maria Higimia Lujan. Witnesses: Albert Jacobs, Thomas M. Harwood and Policarpo Sanches. Registered 11 Oct 1884.

p. 191-193 FINAL REPORT OF ESTATE OF JESUS MAZON. Administrator: Wife, Maria Rafaela Gonzales de Mazon, resident of San Lorenzo Ojo del Muerto, Valencia County. INVENTORY. Registered 12 Oct 1884.

p. 193-199 INVENTORY OF AMBROSIO GONZALES, deceased. Appraisors: Higimio Chaves and Thomas M. Harwood. Signed by Viviana Chaves de Gonzales, S.M. Gonzales and J. Francisco Chaves. Peralta. 14 Nov 1884.

p. 200 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF CHARLES L. KUSZ. Principal: Ensebio Garcia. Guarantors: Jesus Castillo and Jesus Maria Baca. 14 Apr 1884.

p. 200-202 INVENTORY OF JUAN JOSE BACA. San Mateo, Valencia County. Appraisors: Juan Barcela and Santos Ortega. Administrator, Ramon A. Baca. Registered 18 Nov 1884.

p. 202-204 INVENTORY OF ESTATE OF BARTOLA BACA de CASTILLO. Administrator: Francisco Castillo y Baca. Appraisor: Juan Rey Baca. Letter. Los Lunas, 10 Sep 1884. Don Pedro Torres, who was also named as an administrator, resigns. Registered 18 Nov 1884.

p. 205 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF ANTONIO JOSE LUNA Y GABALDON. Administrator: Jesus Maria Luna and Tranquilino Luna. Registered 19 Nov 1884. p. 206-207 GUARDIANSHIP OF FRANCISCO and JUANA VALLEJOS. Petition. Biviana Chaves de Gonzales states she has been the only guardian of Francisco, 3 yrs. old, and Juana, 5 yrs. old. Mother: Virginia Vallejos. Father: unknown. Guarantors: Jose Rafael Mirabal and Salvador M. Gonzales. Registered 29 Nov 1884.

p. 208 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF JUAN JOSE BACA. Final Report of Ramon A. Baca. Administration Inventory. Registered 5 Jan 1885.

p. 209-214 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF TEODOSIO LUCERO. Died with out a will in Apache Territory, Arizona, 15 Apr 1884. Appraisors: J. Pablo Salazar and Juan Serna. Registered 5 Jan 1885.

p. 214-217 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF MARIA de la LUZ BARSELO. Died 27 Jan 1885. Petition. Letter of Administration by her son, Jesus Sanches y Barselo, Administrator. Guarantors: Jesus Sanches y Alarid and Manuel Sanches y Sanches. Tajique, NM. Registered 16 Feb 1885.

p. 218-219 ESTATE OF CHARLES KRUEGER, Los Lunas, NM. Luis Huning, Administrator. Final statement. "Letter also presented in German from Fr. Krueger dated at Mellz, Germany, 6 December 1884, acknowledging receipt of above shown to court and approved." Registered 2 March 1885.

p. 219-222 ESTATE OF PABLO PADILLA. Will, 20 March 1884. Wife, Maria Juana Lucero, one son. Two sons from first marriage. Witnesses: Nicolas Aguirre and Ustaguio Padilla. Guarantor: Pablo Padilla. Inventory. Appraisers: Epitacio Padia and Nicolas Padia. Signed 8 May 1885.

p. 222-225 GUARDIANSHIP OF ABELINO and MARIA ANICETA RUIVAL Principal and Guardian: Ruperto Sabedra. Guarantors: Manuel Rito Otero and J. Placido Romero. Registered 25 March 1885.

p. 225-228 INVENTORY OF DECEASED CHAS. L. KUSZ. Manzano, Valencia County. Administrator: Eusebio Garcia y Ortis. Appraisers: Eligio Salaz and Reyes Salaz. Interest of John M. Bradford, Junior Partner in the late firm of Kusz and Co., Manzano, NM. Signed by Jno M. Bradford. Registered 23 March 1885.

p. 229-232 GUARDIANSHIP OF BENITO PEREA and TRINIDAD PEREA. Mother: Presiliana Perea. Principal: Teofilo Chaves. Guarantors: Higinio Chaves and Polidoro Chaves. Benito, 3 yrs. old and Trinidad, 5 yrs. old. Registered 23 March 1885.

p. 232-235 GUARDIANSHIP OF CLIMACIA BALLES. 12 yr. old orphan of Altagracia Cebada. Principal and Guardian: Andres Ralliere. Guarantors: E. Leon Dubois and J. Francisco Chavez. Registered 23 March 1885.

p. 235-248 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF RAFAEL CHAVES. Died 11 May 1885. Will. San Rafael, Valencia County, Precinct No. 17. First wife, Perfecta Aragon. Three children: Candelaria, Elias and Pio Chaves. Second wife, Eduvigen Chaves de Chaves. Daughter, Rafaela, 2 yrs. old. Heirs: second wife and four children. Inventory, Bernalillo County. Declaration, sworn under oath. Principals: Eduvigen Chaves de Chaves, Esquipula Chaves and Damaso Provencher. Guarantors: Juan Chaves y Baca and Walter G. Marmon. Witness: J. Francisco Chaves. Not dated.

p. 248-252 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF ANTONIO LUCERO, died 22 May 1885. Wife, Maria Gertrudes Chaves, deceased, was to be Administrator of the estate. Letter of Administration. Damaso Chaves and Epifanio Lucero, Administrators. Guarantors: Manual R. Otero and J. Placido Romero. Witness: Solomon Luna. Registered 30 May 1885.

p. 252-257 WILL OF MARIA GERTRUDIS CHAVES. Husband, Antonio Lucero. They had 10 children; seven died. Three living are: Jose Andres, Epifanio and Romulo Lucero. 22 January 1884. She names Antonio Lucero and her brother, Damaso Chaves as administrators. Witnesses: Jose Rafael Marquez, Manuel Marquez and Jose Manuel Garcia. Inventory. Registered 2 June 1885.

p. 257-260 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF JULIAN GARCIA, died 13 July 1885. Principal: brother, Jose Elanterio Garcia. Guarantors: John G. Roff and Valentin Romero. Witness: Solomon Luna. Registered 30 July 1885.

p. 260-262 GUARDIANSHIP OF ELIJIA PADILLA, 10 yrs. old. Los Lunas, NM. Mother died and father out of the country to parts unknown. Solomon Luna made guardian of orphan. Guarantors: Jesus Maria Luna and Demetrio Ballejos. Registered 21 August 1885.

p. 263-265 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF TOMASA CASTILLO, died 28 June 1885. Administrator: Husband, Manuel Sanchez y Sanchez. Guarantors: Manuel Sanchez, Jesus Sanchez y Alarid and Francisco Sanchez. Registered 22 August 1885.

p. 266-268 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF MANUEL MOLINA, died 11 August 1885. Principal: J. Placido Romero. Guarantors: Ramon Otero and Jesus Sanchez y Alarid. Registered 2 September 1885.

p. 268-271 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF ANTONIO JOSE PINO, died 9 August 1885. Precinct of Belen. Heir: Atanacia Pino de Castillo. Principal: Pablo Castillo. Guarantors: Juan Jose Pino and Jose Elanterio Garcia. Los Lunas. Registered 7 September 1885.

p. 271-276 GUARDIANSHIP OF ANTONIO MALDONADO. Mother: Maria Victoriana Lujan y Aragon, died 2 June 1885. Father: Jose de la Paz Maldonado. Guardians: Victoriana's parents, Don Manuel Lujan and Teodora Aragon, residents of Torreon, NM. Guarantors: Jesus M. Luna and Francisco Sanchez. Inventory. Witnesses: Juan Jose Benavides and Encarnacion Gabaldon. Registered 23 July 1885.

p. 277-280 GUARDIANSHIP OF DOLORES and TERESA MOLINA, Peralta, NM. Dolores, 6 yrs. old, and Teresa, 4 yrs. old, orphans of deceased parents Manuel Molina and Emilia Gallegos de Molina. Guardian: Jesus Chaves y Romero. Guarantors: J. Placido Romero and Jose Salazar y Baca. Registered 22 September 1885.

p. 280-286 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF FAUSTINA ARAGON de SALAZAR. Petition for guardianship by Jesus Salazar y Otero of six minor children. Final Report. Inventory. Children: Adelaida, 14 yrs. old; Jose, 13 yrs. old; Enrique, 11 yrs. old; Francisco, 7 yrs. old; Adolfo, 15 yrs. old; and Faustina, 3 yrs. old. Los Lunas. Registered 3 October 1885.

p. 287-291 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF MANUEL ANTONIO OTERO. Principal: Perfecto Armijo. Guarantors: H.H. Streeter, Solomon Luna and Valentino Romero. Registered 30 October 1885.

p. 292-294 GUARDIANSHIP OF ELIAS CHAVES, minor of 14 yrs. old, orphan of Rafael Chaves. Petition. Principal: Nicodemus F. Chaves. Guarantors: Boleslo Romero and Julian P. Connelly. Registered 22 September 1885.

p. 294-298 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF JOSE VALENTIN SANDOVAL. Guarantors: Ramon A. Baca and Candido Sandoval. Signed by Jose's wife, Juana Maria Baca de Sandoval, Principal. Registered 28 November 1885.

p. 298-301 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF MANUEL CHAVES y ARAGON, died 5 December 1885. Principals: Jesus Maria Aragon and Pablo Aragon. Guarantors: Rafael Garcia y Martinez and Jose Aragon y Gallegos. Witness: Paul D. Stone. Registered 7 December 1885.

p. 302-311 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE of JUAN JOSE SISNEROS. Will. Precinct of La Cienega. Wife: Bibianita Pino. Ten children, five survived: Esmerejildo, Juaquin,Josefa, Alverto and Nicolas. Bibianita Pino's parents were Mariano Pino, deceased, and Eugia Baca. Inventory signed by Juan Jose Sisneros. Witnesses: Antonio Sanchez and Carlos Ballejos. Administrators and Executors: Viviana Sisneros and Merejildo Sisneros. Guarantors: Juan Salazar y Jemenes and J. Placido Romero. Registered 26 December 1885.

p. 312-314 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF ANTONIO JOSE PINO. Precinct of Belen. Inventory. Appraisers: J. Felipe Castillo and Vicente Sanchez y Chaves. Administrator.: Pablo Castillo. Registered 4 January 1886.

p. 314-315 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF MANUEL MOLINA. Inventory. Administrator: J. Placido Romero. Appraisers: Crecencio Aragon and Teodocio Maldonado. Registered 4 January 1886.

p. 315-319 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF JULIAN GARCIA. Precinct No. 2 of Belen. Inventory Appraisers: G. Gilbert and Dimas Torres. Heir and Administrator: Jose Elenterio Garcia. Requested by Julian Garcilla and Manuel Baca. Witnesses: Manuel Baca and Patricio Sanchez. Registered 4 January 1886.

p .319-338 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF AMBROSIO GONZALES, died 7 October 1884 in Peralta, NM. Heirs: Wife: Viviana Chavez de Gonzales. Son: Salvador M. Gonzales. Daughter: Rosalia Gonzales de Garcia. Grandson: Ambrosio C. Gonzales. Yrene Gonzales de Chavez and Virginia Vallejos. Executors: Viviana Chavez de Gonzales, Salvador M. Gonzales and J. Francisco Chavez. Registered 24 February 1886.

p. 338-359 INVENTORY OF ESTATE OF RAFAEL CHAVES. Appraisers: Jose Leon Telles and Monico Miraval. Registered 30 October 1885.

p. 360-361 GUARDIANSHIP OF RAMON TORRES, orphan of 8 yrs. old. Mother died, abandoned by father, Nestor Torres. Guardian: Don Jose Sais de la Casa Colorada, brother of Ramon's mother. Signed by Francisco Sanches y Aragon. Registered 1 March 1886.

p. 362-364 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF EUSEBIO GARCIA, died 25 May 1886. Petition Administrators and Heirs: Manuela Garcia de Garcia, wife, and Ramon Garcia. Other heirs: Carlota, David, Ofelia and Josepha Garcia. Guarantors: J. Placido Romero and Higinio Chavez. Registered 29 May 1886.

p. 365 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF ANDRES CHAVES. Administrators: Mariana Aragon de Chaves, wife, and Cresencio Aragon. Registered 1 March 1886. p. 366-372 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF ROSALIA FLORES de COBOS, died 13 February 1886. Will, Precinct No. 10 Peralta. Heirs: Jesus Cobos, husband, and Josepha Cobos de Gurule, daughter. Witnesses: Enrique Connelly, Manuel R. Otero and Meliton S. Otero. Administrator: J. Francisco Chaves. Guarantors: Jesus M. Luna and Tranquilino Luna. 8 March 1886.

p. 373-375 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF JUAN JOSE CISNEROS. Final Report. Administrators: Viviana Pino, wife, and Merejildo Sisneros. Heirs: Merejildo, Nicolas, Juaquin, Alberto and Josefita Sisneros. Registered 3 May 1886.

p. 375-378 GUARDIANSHIP OF JOSEFA MARTINEZ, 10 yr. old orphan. Petition, Los Lunas. Father , Cristoval Martinez, deceased. Guardian: Jesus Maria Luna. Guarantors: Tranquilino Luna and Patrocinio Luna. Registered. 3 May 1886.

p. 378-379 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF EUSEBIO GARCIA. Administrators: Manuela Garcia de Garcia and Ramon Garcia. Registered 29 May 1886.

p. 380-382 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF JOSE ANTONIO BACA. Died 12 December 1885. Principal: Jesus Maria Baca y Ortiz. Guarantors: Dionicio Chavez and Jose E. Chaves. Registered 11 June 1886.

p. 383-385 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF JUANA MARIA SANCHEZ, died 12 May 1886. Precinct of Jarales No. 3. Principal: husband, Jesus Maria Baca y Ortiz. Guarantors: Dionicio Chavez and Jose E. Chavez. Five Heirs: Alejandro, Melquiares, Jacobo, Abel and Maria de la Luz Baca. Registered 11 June 1886.

p. 386 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF RAFAEL CHAVES. Inventory Registered 14 July 1886. p. 387-390 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF JAMES C. BARRETT. Principal: John L. Leavitt. Guarantors: Amado Chaves and R. L. Baca. Heirs not known. Registered 20 July 1886.

p. 390-394 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF FRANCISCO ARAGON de TOLEDO, died 30 June 1886. Principal: wife, Ventura Toledo. Guarantors: Policarpo Sanchez and J. Placido Romero. Heirs: Seferina, Margarita, Francisca, Virginia, Polito, Gertrudes and Aniceto Aragon. Peralta, NM. Registered 20 July 1886.

p. 394-397 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF JOHANNE VANSELOW, died 21 June 1886. Principal: Henry Vanselow, husband. Guarantors: Solomon Luna and John G. Ruff. One son, [name not mentioned]. 24 August 1886.

p. 397-401 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF JOSE CHAVES y GARCIA, died 1 September 1886, La Constancia,NM. Principals: Jose Rafael Chaves and Jose Antonio Chaves. Guarantors: Guillermo Chaves and Francisco Sanches. Heirs: Jose Rafael, Juan, Jose Antonio, Guadalupe and Catalina, residents of La Constancia, Jsidora and Maria Guadalupe, residents of Belen. Registered 18 September 1886.

p. 402-408 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF JOSE SANCHEZ y PADILLA. Will. Resident of Los Ranchos de Tomé. Had six children. Administrators: wife, Maria Anastacia Montoya de Sanches, and son, Jose Rafael Sanches. Inventory Guarantors: J. Placido Romero, Jose Padilla and Teofilo Aragon. Witnesses: Anastacio Montoya and Marcos Sanches. Registered 20 September 1886.

p. 409-412 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF HUGH McBRIDE, died __ September 1884. Administrator: wife, Maria Thomson. Guarantors: J. Francisco Chaves and Julian P. Connelly. Four minor children: Benito, Susana, Leonides (deceased), and Ana. Residents of Precinct.No. 19, County of Valencia, Los Lunas, NM. Registered 25 September 1886.

p. 413-414 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF CLEMENTE CHAVES. Administrators: Feliz Chaves y Salas and Beniño Chaves y Salas. Guarantors: Pedro Padilla, Francisco Padia y Chaves and Jesus Sanchez Alarid. Registered 33 October 1886.

p. 415-427 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF EUSEBIO GARCIA y ORTIZ. Terminated this inventory in Aurora, NM on 25 June 1886. Administrators: Manuela Garcia de Garcia and Ramon Garcia. Appraisers: Emeregildo Sisneros. Registered 15 November 1886.

p. 427-429 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF JUANA SANCHES de BACA. Inventory. Administrator: Jesus Maria Baca y Ortiz. Guarantors: Juan de Jesus Sanches y Baca and Pedro Ulibarri. Registered 15 November 1886.

p. 429-432 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF TOMASA CASTILLO de SANCHES. Precinct No. 3. Inventory. Administrator: Manuel Sanches y Sanches. Guarantors: Jesus Sanches Alari and Romaldo Sanches. No date.

p. 432-434 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF MANUEL MOLINA. Inventory. Administrator: J. Placido Romero. Peralta, NM. 15 November 1886.

p. 434-436 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF JOSE SANCHES y PADILLA. Inventory. Administrator: Jose Rafael. Guarantors: Jose Baca y Salazar and Juan Barelo y Baca Dated 15 October 1886.

p. 437-440 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF DOLORES CHAVES de CASTILLO, died 30 October 1886. Residence and Precinct, Belen. Heirs: Jose, Felipe, Trenidad, Manuela, Roman, Mauricio and Feliz Castillos y Chaves. Principal: Francisco Castillo Pino. Guarantor: Pablo Castillo y Chaves and Donaciano Pino. Dated 2 December 1886.

p. 441-445 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF CLEMENTE CHAVES, died 16 October 1886. Ranchos de Tomé, NM. Will. Witnesses: Maria Nepomucena Barela de Chavez, Guillermo Chavez and Francisco Padilla. Heirs: Mucio Guillerno, Zeferino Doroteo, Higinio Sabin, Donaciano Cleofas, Felix Benigno and Pablo Chaves. Principals: Maria Nepomucena Barela de Chaves and Guillermo Chaves. Guarantors: Franco A. Chavez and Jose G. Chaves. Dated 2 December 1886.

p. 445-446 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF JOHANNE VANSLOWE. Administrator: H. Vanselow. Dated 2 December 1886.

p. 446-449 GUARDIANSHIP OF LUIS, ATANACIA, RAMON and EMANUEL SANCHES. Father, Manuel Sanches y Sanches. Mother, Tomasa Castillo, deceased. Guarantors: Nicolas S. Sanches, Romalde Sanches and Jose Maria Aragon. Dated 2 December 1886.

p. 450-452 ESTATE OF ADAM HOFFMAN. Administrator: Mary J. Hoffman. Bondsmen: A. W. Cleland, Jr. and Alfred Crawford. Dated 3 Jan 1887.

p. 452-454 INVENTORY OF ESTATE OF JOSE CHAVES Y GARCIA. Administrators: Jose Rafael Chaves and Jose Antonio Chaves. Guarantors: Guillermo Chaves and Doroteo Chaves. Dated 11 Jan 1887.

p. 454-455 INVENTORY OF ESTATE OF CLEMENTE CHAVES, died 16 Oct 1886. Administrator: Maria Nepomucena Barela de Chaves: Guarantors: Jose Rafael Chaves and Antonio Moya. 11 Jan 1887.

p. 456-459 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF JULIAN CHAVES. Buried in San Mateo. Will. La Rinconada, NM. Wife: Perfecta Candelaria. Heirs, Children: Lorenzo, Lauterio, Pedro, Ofelia, Carmel and Juan Chaves and Uncle Ramon A. Baca, guardian of the children. Witnesses: Juan Pablo Chaves, Dolores Chaves de Candelaria, Nicolasa Chaves de Chaves, Lucario Candelaria and Ramon Baca. 7 March 1887.

p. 459-462 GUARDIANSHIP OF JOSE MOLINA, 7 yrs. old. Los Chaves, NM. Father, Geronimo Molina. Mother, Simona Montoya de Molina, both deceased. Guardian: Teofilo Chaves y Luna. Guarantors: J. G. Raff and Guillermo Chaves. Dated 7 March 1887.

p. 463 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF RAFAEL CHAVES. Los Lunas, NM. Petition to sell real estate of deceased in San Rafael. Administrator: Esquipula Chaves, ___Virigin Chaves ___. Registered 7 Mar 1887.

p. 464-467 GUARDIANSHIP OF MERENCIANA BACA, 10 yr. old daughter of Claudia Baca. With full consent of child and present guardian: Francisco Tafoya y Baca. Principal: Robert Moore Stockton. Guarantors: Nestor Jaramillo and Jesus Maria Aragon. Los Lunas, NM. 7 Mar 1887.

p. 467-470 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF JUANA CHAVES. Will. Precinct No. 3, Los Jarales. Witnesses: Jose Olgin, Eugenio Molla and Francisco Garcia. Son: Jacinto Garcia y Samora, adopted and considered a legitimate son but was her nephew. Principal: Nicolas Molina. Inventory. Witnesses: Francisco Garcia, Jose Maria Trujillo and Eugenio Molla. Registered 3 Oct 1886.

p. 470-472 GUARDIANSHIP OF JACINTO GARCIA Y SAMORA, adopted son of Juana Chaves. Guardian: Nicolas Molina, Los Lunas, NM. Guarantors: Jose Olgin and Juan de Dios Baca. Registered 7 March 1887.

p. 473-475 GUARDIANSHIP OF JULIANA MOLINA, 9 yr. old daughter of Geronimo Molino and Simona Montoya, both deceased. Guardian and Principal: Demetrio Ballejos. Guarantors: Louis Huning and Rafael Maestas. Registered 7 March 1887.

p. 476-479 WILL OF MARCOS CHAVES. No children, to be buried in Belen. First wife: Narcisa Olguin, had two children previously. Second wife: Marcelina Torres, deceased., widow of Cosme Olguin, no children. She had two children from first marriage: Alyandro Olguin and Juana Olguin. Administrator: Guadalupe Chaves. At the bequest of: Anastacio Trujillo. Witnesses: Jesus M. Armijo and Jose Lopes y Garcia. Registered 7 March 1887.

p. 480-481 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF DOLORES CHAVES de CASTILLO, died 29 Oct. 1886. Husband: Francisco Castillo y Pino. Heirs: Pablo Castillo, Juana Maria Gilvert de Castillo, (widow of Ruperto Castillo), Jose Felipe, Trinidad, Manuela, Ramon, Antonio, Ancelmo, Eulalia, Adelaida, Mauricio and Feliz Castillo. Witnesses: Jose Baca y Jaramillo and Jesus Maria Romero, both for Donaciano Pino. Belen, NM. Registered 7 March 1887.

p. 482-484 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF HUGH McBRIDE. Administrator: Maria Antonia Baca de Tompson, wife. Registered 7 March 1887.

p. 485-486 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF RAFAEL CHAVES. List of debts paid and received. Registered 7 March 1887.

p. 487-488 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF JOSE ANTONIO BACA. Petition by wife Francisca Tafoya y Baca. Children: ages 16, 14 and 7. Living in La Sieniga near town of Manzano. Regarding parcel of land in Belen Co., Jesus Maria Baca y Ortiz sent Letter of Administration without her consent. Wants him removed as Administrator and Guardian of her children. Registered 7 March 1887.

p. 489 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF MARIA DE LA LUZ BARELA, Tajique, NM. Husband: Don Rumaldo Sanches y Barela. Heirs: Francisco Sanches y Luna, Manuel Otero and Antonio Sanches y Luna. Registered 7 March 1887.

p. 490-493 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF SOPHIA M. JARAMILLO, died 4 Jan 1887. Husband: Telefor Jaramillo. Children: Adela 11yrs., Trinidad 10 yrs., Leopoldo 8 yrs., Carlos Alfredo 5 yrs., and Sophia 2 mos. Registered 7 March 1887.

p. 493-494 GUARDIANSHIP OF ADELA, TRINIDAD, LEOPOLDO, CARLOS ALFREDO and SOPHIA JARAMILLO. Guardian: Telesfor Jaramillo. Registered 7 March 1887.

p. 495-497 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF SOFIA M. JARAMILLO. Principal: Telesfor Jaramillo. Guarantors: Felipe Chaves, Boleslo Romero and Miguel Romero. Registered 11 March 1887.

p. 498-501 GUARDIANSHIP OF ADELA, TRINIDAD, LEOPOLDO, CARLOS ALFREDO and SOPHIA JARAMILLO. Guardian and Principal: Telesfor Jaramillo. Guarantors: Jose T. Jaramillo and J. Pacido Romero. Not dated.

p. 502-503 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF JULIAN CHAVES. Principal: Ramon A. Baca, Guarantors: Amado Chaves and Ramon L. Baca. Registered 20 April 1887.

p. 504-508 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF MANUEL CHAVES Y ARAGON. Precinct of Belen. Inventory Administrators: Pablo Aragon y Torres and Jesus Maria Aragon. Registered 5 May 1887.

p. 508-517 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF ANTONIO LUCERO. Wife: Maria Gertrudes Chaves de Lucero, deceased. Administrators: Damasio Chaves and Epifanio Lucero. Inventory. Los Lunas. 2 May 1887.

p. 517-520 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF JOSE CHAVES Y GARCIA. Los Lunas. Administrators: Jose Rafael y Contreras and Jose Antonio Chaves y Contreras. Inventory. Registered 5 May 1887.

p. 520-522 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF JOSE ANTONIO BACA. Inventory. Administrator: Jesus Maria Baca y Ortiz. Guarantors: Dimas Torres and Felipe Gilbert. Registered 5 May 1887.

p. 522-523 GUARDIANSHIP OF ENCARNACION CHAVES and CLARA CHAVES. Los Lunas. Guardian: Juan Jose Olguin. Mother: Narciza Olguin. Witnesses: Casimiro Sais and Gregorio Maes. Registered 5 May 1887.

p. 524-527 GUARDIANSHIP OF ELISEO CHAVES, 12 yrs. old. Manzano, NM, Precinct No. 15. Mother, Maria Benabides, wants the Principal and Guardian to be Jose de Jesus Romero. Father, Marcos Chaves, "only comes from time to time." Witnesses: Filomeno Perea and Jose Zamora. Guarantors: Filomeno Perea and Alejandro Gourbeyre. Registered 5 July 1887.

p. 528-533 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF YSABEL SANCHEZ de SALAS. Los Lunas, NM. Heirs: Six children: Andres, 21 yrs. old, Reymundo, Martin, Pedro, Jose de Jesus and Pablo Salas—all residents of Manzano. Administrator: husband, Reyes Salas. Guarantors: Guillermo Chaves and Jose de Jesus Romero. Registered 5 July 1887.

p. 533-536 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF FRANCISCA ARAGON DE TOLEDO, died 26 July 1886, Los Lunas. Husband: Bentura Toledo. Heirs, Children: Gertrudes, died 26 July 1886, [ husband, Lorenzo Otero], Seferina, deceased, [husband, Pablo Blea], Polito, Margareta Toledo de Gurule, Aniceto, Francisca de Salas and Virginia Toledo de Aragon. Registered 5 July 1887.

p. 537-538 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF ROSALIA FLORES DE COBOS. Husband: Jesus Cobos. Heir: daughter, Josefa Cobos de Gurule. Administrator: J. Francisco Chaves. Los Lunas. 5 July 1887.

p. 539 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF MANUEL B. OTERO. Inventory. 5 July 1887.

p. 540 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF EUSEBIO GARCIA y ORTIZ. Belen. Felipe Chaves is questioning the court regarding land which he says is smaller than he thought. 3 April 1885.

p. 541 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF JOSE ANTONIO BACA. Account with Jesus Maria Baca y Ortiz. 20 June 1884.

p. 542 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF JUANA MARIA SANCHEZ de BACA. Administrator: Jesus M. Baca y Ortiz. 5 July 1887. p. 543-546 GUARDIANSHIP OF EDWARDO, 8 yrs. old, ADELINA, 7 yrs. old, and MANUEL B. OTERO, Jr., 4 yrs.old. Los Lunas, NM. Guardian and Principal: A.M. Bergere, husband of Eloisa Luna de Otero, widow of Manuel B. Otero and mother of said children. Guarantors: Roman A. Baca and Eloisa Luna de Bergere. 19 July 1887.

p. 546-548 GUARDIANSHIP OF JULIAN JARAMILLO. Guardian: Jose M. Jaramillo. Guarantors: Matias Baca and Dimas Torres. 5 July 1887. p. 549-552 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF EUSEBIO GARCIA y ORTIZ. Inventory. Administrators: Manuela Garcia de Garcia and Roman Garcia. Appeal of sale of certain real estate. Principal: Felipe Chaves. Guarantors: Jose Elauterio Garcia and Francisco Antonio Chaves. Los Lunas, NM. 21 May 1887.

p. 553-560 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF AMBROSIO TRUJILLO. Will. 11 July 1887. To be buried in San Mateo cemetery. Wife: Maria Seferina Montaño. Heirs: Children – Balois, Desiderio, Jinio, Frederico Jose, Beatriz and Nemesia Trujillo. Brother – Cresencio Trujillo. Witnesses: Roman A. Baca, Juan B. Serna, Juan Barela, Bidal Sandoval and Casimiro Lucero. Guarantors: Manuel Chaves and Amado Chaves. Witnesses: Henry W. Euston, Ireneo L. Chaves, Serefina Montaño, Cresencio Trujillo Manuel Chaves and Amado Chaves. Registered 29 July 1887.

p. 561-567 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF ROSA GARCIA de GURULE. Died 26 July 1886, Precinct No. 10. Husband: Manuel Gurule. Heirs: Rafael, Altagracia, Feliz, Petronila, Tonita and Pedro Gurule, 18 yrs. old. Inventory. Principal: Feliz Gurule. Guarantors: Benito Armijo and Rafael Gurule. No date.

p. 567-570 GUARDIANSHIP OF ONOFRE MONTAÑO, 8 yrs. old. El Bosque, NM. Abandoned by parents. Guardian and Principal: Melcor Luna. Guarantors: Jose Chaves and Joaquin Pino. 2 July 1887.

p. 570-573 GUARDIANSHIP OF RAMON TORRES, orphan. Jose J. Sais, through his agent, Teofilo Chaves. Guardian of property of estate of deceased Susana Sanchez de Torres. Guardian and Principal: Francisco Sanchez y Aragon. Guarantors: Vicente Lujan and Francisco _____ Vigil. 6 Sept 1887.

p. 574-588 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF MANUEL ANTONIO OTERO. Administrator: Edward C. Henrigues. Expenditures and Receipts. 5 Sept 1887.

p. 589-592 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF VALENTIN SANDOVAL. Receipts. La Posta, NM, 10 May 1885. Signed by Nestor Sandoval for C. Sandoval. Chaves, NM 25 Aug 1887.

p. 592-595 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF ROSA GARCIA de GURULE. Inventory. Administrator: Feliz Gurule. Heirs: Manuel Gurule, husband, Rafael, Altagracia, Feliz, Petronila, Tonita and Pedro. Registered 6 Sept. 1887.

p. 596 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF EUSEBIO GARCIA y ORTIZ Administrators: Manuel Garcia de Garcia and Roman Garcia. Registered 6 Sept 1887.

p. 597-598 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF YSABEL SANCHEZ de SALAS. Inventory. Administrator: Reyes Salas. Guarantors: Elijio Salas and Teodoro Candelaria. Registered 6 Sept. 1887.

p. 598 RECEIPT. Los Lunas, NM. Guardian: Francisco Sanchez y Aragon of Ramon Torres. Registered 30 Sept 1887.

p. 599-604 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF JAMES H. WHITINGTON. Heir: Rafael Whitington, son. Guarantors: Manuel Aragon y Baca and Demetrio Ballejos. Registered 7 Nov 1887.

p. 604-606 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF JUANA SANCHES de BACA. Administrator and spouse, Jesus Maria Baca. Inventory. Los Lunas, NM. 7 Nov 1887.

p. 606-610 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF MANUELA OTERO de CHAVES. Died 20 Oct 1887, 49 yrs. old. Heirs: Francisco, Omogono, Ologin, Bernabel, Melquides, Jacobo, Abel and Pablo Chaves. Principal: Jose Aragon y Chaves, husband. Guarantors: Policarpio Sanches and J. Placido Romero. Registered 7 Nov 1887.

p. 611 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF MANUEL A. OTERO, Albuquerque. Administrator: Perfecto Armijo. Registered 7 Nov 1887.

p. 612: ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF SAMUEL S. DAVIS. Administrator: John P. Casey. Samuel S. Davis had an interest in the Profits of Goods. At the time of his death several hundred dollars were stolen and balance of goods were lost. "Whereas at the time of said Davis' death, Nana with his band of Indians were on the warpath." No date.

p. 612-616 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF SOFIA MAXWELL de JARAMILLO. Joint estate of Telesfor Jaramillo and his wife, Sofia Maxwell de Jaramillo, deceased. Inventory. Appraisers: Jose G. Chaves and Federico Luna. Rec. 2 Jan 1888.

p. 617 GUARDIANSHIP OF JOSE MARIA ARAGON y GARCIA. Silveria Aragon and Felix Aragon, sons, now capable to manage their interests. Aniseto and Lorenza Aragon, minor sons. Petition signed by Altagracia Garcia de Samora. Valencia, NM, 28 Jan 1888.

p. 618-621 GUARDIANSHIP OF ALEJANDRO, MELQUIADES, JACOBO and ABEL BACA. Principal and Guardian: Juana Maria Sanchez de Baca, deceased wife of Jesus Maria Baca. Guarantors: Dionicio Chaves and Tranquilino Luna. Registered 2 Jan 1888.

p. 621-623 GUARDIANSHIP OF PEDRO VALDES, orphan and son of deceased Jose Valdes. Guardian: Teodoro Chaves. San Rafael, NM, Precinct No. 17. 2 Jan 1888. p. 623-628 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF AMALIA JARAMILLO de LUNA. Principal: Tranquilino Luna Los Lunas, NM. 25 Jan 1888.

p .629-631 GUARDIANSHIP OF FRANCISCO BALLEJOS, minor and orphan. Guardian: Viviana Chavez de Gonzales, died 7 Feb 1888. Jose Rafael Mirabal named Guardian. Guarantors: Manuel R. Otero and J. Placido Romero. Peralta, NM. 9 Feb 1888.

p. 632 LETTER signed by Patracinia Luna regarding Pedro Garcia, Guardian for Juana Ballejosand Jose Rafael Mirabel, Guardian for Francisco Ballejos. El Bosque. 10 Feb 1888.

p. 633-635 GUARDIANSHIP OF JUANA BALLEJOS. Vivian Chavez, guardian of Juana Ballejos, died 7 Feb 1888. Pedro Garcia named Guardian and Principal. Guarantors: Polidoro Chaves and Salvador M. Gonzales. Peralta. 5 Mar 1888.

p. 636-640 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF ADOLFO LUNA, claimed to have died in Santa Fe. Principal: Santiago Luna. Rec. 21 Feb 1888.

p. 641-643 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF GUADALUPE ROMERO de CHAVES, died 5 March 1888. Administrator Juan C. Chaves, husband. Belen, NM. 2 April 1888.

p. 643-645 GUARDIANSHIP OF PEDRO VALDES. Principal: Teodoro Chaves. Guarantors: Jose Leon Telles and Rodolfo Otero. Registered 17 May 1888.

p. 645-651 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF CANDELARIO GABALDON, lived and died in Cebolletita, aldea de Cebolleta. Principals: Pablo Analla and Marcelino Aragon. Witnesses: Nicodemus Chavez of Bernalillo Co., and Jose Chaves, of Valencia Co. Guarantors: Antonio Sanchez and Clemento Marquez. Inventory. Registered 17 May 1888.

p. 652-654 GUARDIANSHIP OF JULIAN SANCHES, minor, 13 yrs. old. Principal: Lucas Samora. Guarantors: Jose G. Chaves and Pablo Chaves. Registered 17 May 1888.

p. 654-658 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF GUADALUPE ROMERO de CHAVES, resident of Belen. Principal: Juan C. Chaves. Heirs: Francisco Castillo y Pino and Jose Elautero B. Garcia. Inventory. Guarantors: Jose Felipe Castillo and Ramon Castillo.

p. 658-666 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF JOSE VIGIL, died 11 Jan 1886. Will on same date. Executors: Juan Aragon y Chaves and Jose G. Chavez. First marriage to Maria Gertrudis Aragon. One daughter and legal heir, Maria del Socorro Vigil. Second marriage to Teodora Sanches de Vigil, Principal. Five children: Mariano Jesus, deceased. Heirs: Teresa, Pilar, Enrique and Abel Vigil. Inventory Witnesses: Dionicio Chavez, Antonio J. Chavez and Simon Aragon. Registered 18 may 1888.

p. 667-669 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF JOSE LOPES. Principal and legal heir: Francisco Lopez, brother, and resident of Precinct of Jarales, NM. Will, 13 Jan 1887. Registered 18 may 1888.

p .669-672 GUARDIANSHIP OF ISIDRO JARAMILLO, minor and orphan, 17 yrs. old, "sick in bed." Principal and Legal guardian: Donaciano Pino. Guarantors: Juan Jose Pino and Sotero Perea. Registered 19 May 1888.

p. 672-675 GUARDIANSHIP OF CATARINO LUCERO and JESUS MARIA GONZALES. Principal and Guardian: Policarpo Garcia, resident of Cebolleta, Precinct No. 6. Catarino Lucero, 4 yrs. old, son of Ginia Lucero. Jesus Maria Gonzales, 3 yrs. old, son of Ireneo Gonzales and Maria Ortiz de Gonzales. Registered 23 May 1888. [Written in red across the page: "Null and void. See page 690."]

p. 675-677 GUARDIANSHIP OF LAUTERIO ALCALAN, 10 yr. old minor. Guardian and Principal: Ramon Garcia. Guarantors: Dionicio Chaves and Jose de Jesus Romero. Los Lunas, NM. Registered 24 May 1888.

p. 678-680 GUARDIANSHIP OF LUISA, VALENTIN, FRANCISO, RAMON, PLACIDO and ADELAIDA JARAMILLO, minors. Guardian: Nestor Jaramillo. Guarantors: Rafael Jaramillo and Jose Jaramillo y Chaves. Quiriña Chaves, wife of Nestor, deceased. Registered 25 May 1888.

p. 681-684 GUARDIANSHIP OF ESCOLATICO MOLINA y MONTOYA, minor and orphan of Geronimo Molina and Simona Montoya, deceased. Los Lunas ,NM. Mauricio Baca for Cristobal Costillo y Baca, principal and legal guardian. Guarantors: Jesus Maria Baca and Vicente Sanchez. Registered 25 May 1888.

p. 684-687 GUARDIANSHIP OF CLEMENTE PINO, minor, illegitimate son of Maria Antonia Pino. Recorded in "Guardianship and Minors of New Mexico, Sections 1004 and 1028 Ch. 2." Principal and Guardian: Juan Jose Pino. Guarantors: Donaciano Pino and Sotero Perea. Registered 26 May 1888.

p. 687-690 GUARDIANSHIP OF JUANA PINO, minor. Principal and Guardian: Melquiades T. Otero. Guarantors: Narciso Pino and Gregorio __ Otero. Registered 26 May 1888. p. 690-692 GUARDIANSHIP OF CATARINO LUCERO, 4 yrs. old. son of Ginia Lucero. Guardian: Policarpo Garcia. Guarantors: Jose Rafael Marques and Lorenzo Lovato. Registered 28 June 1888.

p. 693-695 GUARDIANSHIP OF MARIA JOSEFA CANDELARIO, 9 yrs. old. Principal: Desiderio Sandoval, father. Guarantors: Rafael Sandoval and Albino Sandoval. Registered 18 June 1888.

p. 695-697 GUARDIANSHIP OF SIMPLICIO CANDELARIA, 17 yrs. old. Guardian: Jose Rafael Marques. Guarantors: Manuel Marques and Tomas Marques. Registered 18 June 1888.

p. 698-701 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF PABLO CHAVES, died 26 May 1888 without a will. Administrators: Wife, Luz Trujillo de Chaves and Juan Chaves. Children: Juan, Victoria, Francisca and Macario Chaves. Casa Colorado. Registered 28 June 1888.

p. 702-707 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF JOSE VIGIL. Principals: Teodora Sanchez de Vigil, Juan Aragon y Chaves and Jose G. Chavez. Guarantors: Jesus H. Sanchez, J. Placido Romero and Felipe Chavez. Inventory. Registered 7 July 1888.

p. 708 ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATE OF JOHANNE VANSELOW. Inventory. Appraisors: J. H. Sichler and Frank Tondre. Registered 7 July 1888.

p. 709 GUARDIANSHIP OF MERENCIANA BACA, minor. Belen, NM. Letter by Robt. M. Stockton asking to be relieved as guardian of Merenciana Baca. Wife sick most of the time. Married brother Silvestre Baca to become Guardian. Principal: Silvestre Baca. Guarantors: R. M. Stockton and Nestor Jaramillo. Registered 10 July 1888.

End of Libro A, No. 2:
Testamenterias y Guardianas Valencia County Probate Journal Book A No. 2 contains records 1882 through 1888.
The article was published in full over five issues of the New Mexico Genealogist, beginning in September 1998 and concluding with the September 1999 issue.

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