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DChester (#46930527)
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Bio Photo I have many pictures of NM cemeteries, as I have been collecting them for years - although they are not organized in any fashion. I find NM cemeteries most fascinating, because many are in remote areas and are all that remain of once thriving communities. I have lived in NM almost all my life, and currently reside in Las Vegas. I include my email in order to accommodate corrections and requests, so please feel free to make them.
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Rebecca Desmarais
RE: Robert G McAllister

Wow. I did not know about the lake!! :) I will have to look into it!

I have been doing genealogy in New Mexico for many years trying to figure out my family history from Trinidad Co, which is my Fathers maternal line (SERVE') which goes back to New Mexico. This line descends from the French Guide, Scout and Interpreter, Jose CHARVET (GERVAIS, SERVE')..and many other spelling variations. He settled in Taos around 1810 with 3 sons from a Pawnee Indian woman. He was on the Spanish payroll and is most known for his travels with Pedro Vial hired by Spain to stop the Lewis and Clark expedition. I have made some great headway but still have many mysteries to solve.

What got me interested in searching out New Mexico ties to my maternal branch was my DNA results and how many MTDNA matches were to people from New Mexico. SURPRISE!

Desmarais is my married name. However, I am familiar with the Desmarais progenitor in New Mexico as he was among the rest of the Fur Trappers and Traders in the Mora/Taos area in the 1800's. I have been told I need to research him and as I'm finding out we are related to most of the French families in the area. Not knowing the origins of our French paternal line will keep us wondering 'how' until we do.

I am most interested in the history of the lake and thank you so much for giving me this interesting tidbit to ponder.

I am amazed about the unforeseen connections between my maternal and paternal lines.

Yours and everyone's contributions to Find a Grave is extreme benefit to so many of us who are trying to solve the challenging mysteries of "what happened" on the Santa Fe trail during these times. Thanks so much again!
Added by Rebecca Desmarais on Jul 26, 2017 1:08 PM
Rebecca Desmarais
Robert G McAllister
Thank you so much for taking the time to get this picture of my 3rd great uncle! I appreciate it!

- Rebecca Desmarais, descendant of the Wesley Matson McAllister, Kansas Price line.
Added by Rebecca Desmarais on Jul 26, 2017 11:37 AM
Bruce Wertz
walter vivian
thank you for the updates
Added by Bruce Wertz on Jul 25, 2017 10:33 AM
Bruce Wertz
Charles wellesley Gates Ward
Please check your edits!!!!

Hope that you are doing fine.
Added by Bruce Wertz on Jan 30, 2017 1:13 PM
Bruce Wertz
Have some more edits for you
Added by Bruce Wertz on Sep 19, 2016 11:39 AM
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Dora Henry
thanks for the connections
Added by Bruce Wertz on Aug 17, 2016 10:32 AM
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Dora Henry
Thank you. Have a great school year
Added by Bruce Wertz on Aug 17, 2016 10:31 AM
Merideth Hmura
RE: Edits D Chester
Obviously you know I have been adding information in the Masonic Cemetery. I have a couple of free days, so am making use of them! M
Added by Merideth Hmura on Nov 26, 2015 12:55 PM
George T. Huggins
Francisco Martinez in Chaperito.
Mr. Chester,

I made an entry into Chaperito Cemetery that might be a duplicate. My entry is Memorial # 152671452. Is it a duplicate of your memorial to Sgt. Francisco Martinez?

George T. Huggins
Added by George T. Huggins on Oct 26, 2015 12:26 PM
RE: Clays and PJ Martin
Thank you so much! Thank you for being the person to get them on here to begin with!

Have a wonderful day!
Added by Laura on Aug 03, 2015 12:10 PM
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