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Jose Benito Mestas and Maria Gertrudis Pacheco
Family Information

The following information is from Gloria Duran Gonzales

Jose Benito Mestas and Maria Gertrudis Pacheco had a son named Jose de Jesus Mestas. This is my third great grandfather. Jose de Jesus Mestas and his wife Celestina Mascareņas also lived in El Llano del Coyote/Rainsville. Their daughter Maria Lorenza Mestas married William/Julian Rains who eventually changed the name of El Llano to Rainsville.

After Gertrudis died Jose Benito Mestas married Ma. Ramona Trujillo. Families usually moved in clusters so perhaps there's a connection with Juan N. Mestas.

Duran women married in 1915 are Angelina (parents Jose and Dolores) on Oct 25 and Irene on Oct 27. Parents of Irene are Perfecto Duran b. Nov 1859 and was married to Genoveva Montoya b. Feb 1873. Perfecto was the younger brother of my gggrandfather Juan Ignacio Duran. A photocopy of the St. Gertrutis (sp) Church Marriage records shows Irene Duran getting married to Tranquifino (sp) Cruz on 27 Oct 1915 and it states: Templus et Ecclesia Baptismi vel Ideus Nativitatis Sponsi as Lucero. Parents listed for the husband are: Agafrito (sp) Cruz and Rosatia Garcia. Tempus .... Sponsae is shown as Llano and parents Perfecto Duran and Genoveva Montoya.

I'm descended from the Duran's of Rainsville, the Mestas, Mascareņas and a few others that don't come to mind right now. I'd love to hear from you.

Kindest Regards,
Gloria Duran Gonzales

Note from Gerry: In the 1910 NM Census taken in a place called Coyote (which I believe is El Llano or someplace down-river from Lucero), I found Perfecto Duran age 50 and wife Genoveda M. age 37. The census indicated that they had been married for 24 years and that Mrs. Duran had 10 births and 8 children were still living. The children are: Margarito (m) age 22, Emilio (m) age 18, Marcelino (m) age 16, Irene (f) age 14, Manuel (m) 11, Mauricio (m) 9, Alfonzo (m) 7, and Claudio (m) 5. A cousin, Josefita age 60 was also living in the house.

Also I found a Jose Benito Mestas age 16 on the June 1860 census of Free Inhabitants in the Precint of la Placita de los Luceros in the county of Taos, Territory of New Mexico. It shows him living with the family of Estavan Garcia, age 35 and Maria Manuela Sanchez, age 30. The entry is the just after the residence of Jose Manuel Valdez, age 30 and Encarnacion Naranjo, age 28 most likely indicating that they were neighbors. HOWEVER, this is most likely a different Jose Benito Mestas (as compared to the below information).

Again from Gloria Duran Gonzales , she writes:

Below I've sent you all the information I have on Jose Benito. I got this information from three different people, a Mr. Martinez from Ca., Anselmo Arellano from Las Vegas and LaDean Miller from Denver. Anselmo and I are both descended from Jose Benito. I believe his ancestor Juan Bautista was the brother of Jose de Jesus. Perhaps this will help you find a connection. Also I have quite a long history of the Mestas that was sent to me by Anselmo.

Descendants of Francisco Xavier Mestas


Generation No. 1

 1.  FRANCISCO XAVIER1 MESTAS.  He married MARIA JOSEFA SALAZAR.

  Children of FRANCISCO XAVIER MESTAS and MARIA JOSEPHA SALAZAR are:
 2. i. TERESA2 MESTAS.
 3. ii. JUAN SIMON MESTAS, b. Abt. 1785.

Generation No. 2

 2.  TERESA2 MESTAS (FRANCISCO XAVIER1).  She married CLEMENTE MASCAREŅAS,
son of CRISTOVAL MASCAREŅAS and MARIA PACHECO.

 Notes for TERESA MESTAS:
The Genealogical Society of Hispanic America volume 9 No. 1 Spring 1997

 Notes for CLEMENTE MASCAREŅAS:
The Genealogical Society of Hispanic America volume 9 No. 1 Spring 1997

  Children of TERESA MESTAS and CLEMENTE MASCAREŅAS are:
 4. i. MARIA JOSEFA3 MASCAREŅAS, b. May 25, 1823.
  ii. JOSE FRANCISCO MASCAREŅAS, b. February 18, 1825.

Notes for JOSE FRANCISCO MASCAREŅAS:
Padres no conocidos.  Baptized at San Juan. The Genealogical Society of
Hispanic America volume 9 No. 1 Spring 1997

  iii. JOSE CISTOBAL MASCAREŅAS, b. March 28, 1825.

Notes for JOSE CISTOBAL MASCAREŅAS:
The Genealogical Society of Hispanic America volume 9 No. 1 Spring 1997

 5. iv. MARIA CANDELARIA MASCAREŅAS, b. February 04, 1831.
 6. v. JUAN ANTONIO MASCAREŅAS.
 7. vi. JOSE GUADALUPE MASCAREŅAS.
 8. vii. MARIA LORETA MASCAREŅAS.
 9. viii. JUAN JOSE MASCAREŅAS.
  ix. MARIA PRUDENCIA MASCAREŅAS.

 3.  JUAN SIMON2 MESTAS (FRANCISCO XAVIER1) was born Abt. 1785.  He married
MARIA JOSEFA CERDA October 21, 1808 in Abiquiu, N.M., daughter of VICENTE
CERDA and MARTA SISNEROS.

 Marriage Notes for JUAN SIMON MESTAS and MARIA JOSEFA CERDA:
Oct 21, 1808 Juan Simon MESTAS, de Riyto son of Xavier Mestas and Maria
Josefa Salazar, vecinos de San Juan, con Maria Josefa CERDA dau. of Vicente
Cerda and Martha Sisneros.  Padrinos Juan Martin and Maria Dolores Garcia
ABIQUIU MARRIAGES

NMROOTS Oct. 29, 1808 (no.4), S. Juan.  Juan Simon Mestas (23) son of Xavier
Mestas and Maria Josefa Salazar, and Maria Josefa Cerda of Abiquiu, d. of
Vicente de la Cerda, deceased, and Marta Sisneros. -Witnesses: Hilario
Quintana (58), Tomas Abeyta (36).

  Children of JUAN SIMON MESTAS and MARIA JOSEFA CERDA are:
 10. i. JOSE BENITO3 MESTAS, b. March 01, 1810, Chamita, N.M..
  ii. MARIA LUCIA MESTAS, b. October 13, 1811, Chamita, N.M..

Notes for MARIA LUCIA MESTAS:
Born on October 8, 1811 and baptized at San Juan de los Caballeros by
Juan Luis Vigil and Maria del Carmen Gallegos

  iii. MARIA ANTONIA MESTAS, b. March 06, 1814, Chamita, N.M..

Notes for MARIA ANTONIA MESTAS:
Born on March 1, 1814 and baptized at San Juan de los Caballeros by Joaquin
Baca and Juana Quintana

  iv. PEDRO ANTONIO MESTAS, b. February 25, 1816, Chamita, N.M..

Notes for PEDRO ANTONIO MESTAS:
Born on Feb 20, 1816 and baptized at San Juan de los Caballeros by Clemente
Mascareņas and Teresa Mestas

  v. JOSE DE LOS DOLORES MESTAS, b. June 18, 1818, Chamita, N.M..

Notes for JOSE DE LOS DOLORES MESTAS:
Born on June 18, 1818 and baptized at San Juan de los Caballeros by Manuel
Mestas and Manuela Mestas.  Padrinos de la Cuchilla

  vi. MARIA YSABEL MESTAS, b. September 01, 1819, Ojo Caliente, N.M..

Notes for MARIA YSABEL MESTAS:
Born on August 29, 1819 and baptized at San Juan de los Caballeros by
Francisco Herrera and Estela Espinosa.  Padres Espanoles.  Padrinos de
Chamita

  vii. MARIA VICTORIA MESTAS, b. December 10, 1827, San Juan.

Notes for MARIA VICTORIA MESTAS:
Baptized at San Juan

Generation No. 3

 4.  MARIA JOSEFA3 MASCAREŅAS (TERESA2 MESTAS, FRANCISCO XAVIER1) was born
May 25, 1823.  She married RAFAEL QUINTANA, son of JESUS QUINTANA and
GUADALUPE ROYBAL.

 Notes for MARIA JOSEFA MASCAREŅAS:
Baptized at San Juan

  Child of MARIA JOSEFA MASCAREŅAS and RAFAEL QUINTANA is:
  i. MARIA ANTONIA4 QUINTANA, b. August 18, 1847.

Notes for MARIA ANTONIA QUINTANA:
Baptized at San Juan. The Genealogical Society of Hispanic America
volume 9 No. 1 Spring 1997


 5.  MARIA CANDELARIA3 MASCAREŅAS (TERESA2 MESTAS, FRANCISCO XAVIER1) was
born February 04, 1831.  She married ANTONIO JOSE RODRIGUEZ, son of JOSE
RAFAEL RODRIGUEZ and FAUSTINA LUCERO.

 Notes for MARIA CANDELARIA MASCAREŅAS:
Baptized at San Juan. The Genealogical Society of Hispanic America
volume 9 No. 1 Spring 1997

  Children of MARIA CANDELARIA MASCAREŅAS and ANTONIO JOSE RODRIGUEZ
are:
  i. ANTONIO DE JESUS4 RODRIGUEZ, b. February 13, 1850.

Notes for ANTONIO DE JESUS RODRIGUEZ:
Baptized at San Juan.  The Genealogical Society of Hispanic America
volume 9 No. 1 Spring 1997

  ii. MARIA MARCELINA RODRIGUEZ, b. March 09, 1851.

Notes for MARIA MARCELINA RODRIGUEZ:
Baptized at San Juan.  The Genealogical Society of Hispanic America
volume 9 No. 1 Spring 1997


 6.  JUAN ANTONIO3 MASCAREŅAS (TERESA2 MESTAS, FRANCISCO XAVIER1).  He
married MARIA JOSEFA RUIVAL, daughter of PABLO ROYBAL and DOLORES LOPEZ.

  Children of JUAN ANTONIO MASCAREŅAS and MARIA JOSEFA RUIVAL are:
  i. MARIA JUANA4 MASCAREŅAS, b. April 10, 1835.

Notes for MARIA JUANA MASCAREŅAS:
San Juan. The Genealogical Society of Hispanic America volume 9 No. 1
Spring 1997

 11. ii. MARIA RITA MASCAREŅAS, b. February 14, 1839.
 12. iii. JUAN PABLO MASCAREŅAS.

 7.  JOSE GUADALUPE3 MASCAREŅAS (TERESA2 MESTAS, FRANCISCO XAVIER1).  He
married MARIA ESQUIPULA QUINTANA, daughter of JESUS QUINTANA and GUADALUPE
ROYBAL.

  Children of JOSE GUADALUPE MASCAREŅAS and MARIA ESQUIPULA QUINTANA
are:
  i. MARIA FRANCISCA CATALINA4 MASCAREŅAS, b. April 02, 1842.

Notes for MARIA FRANCISCA CATALINA MASCAREŅAS:
Baptized at San Juan.  The Genealogical Society of Hispanic America
volume 9 No. 1 Spring 1997

  ii. MARIA GUADALUPE MASCAREŅAS, b. January 19, 1845.

Notes for MARIA GUADALUPE MASCAREŅAS:
Baptized at San Juan.  The Genealogical Society of Hispanic America
volume 9 No. 1 Spring 1997

  iii. JUAN PABLO MASCAREŅAS, b. June 26, 1847.

Notes for JUAN PABLO MASCAREŅAS:
Baptized at San Juan.  The Genealogical Society of Hispanic America
volume 9 No. 1 Spring 1997

  iv. MARIA IGNES MASCAREŅAS, b. January 08, 1850.

Notes for MARIA IGNES MASCAREŅAS:
Baptized at San Juan.  The Genealogical Society of Hispanic America
volume 9 No. 1 Spring 1997

  v. PEDRO ANTONIO MASCAREŅAS, b. October 11, 1852.

Notes for PEDRO ANTONIO MASCAREŅAS:
Baptized at San Juan.  The Genealogical Society of Hispanic America
volume 9 No. 1 Spring 1997


 8.  MARIA LORETA3 MASCAREŅAS (TERESA2 MESTAS, FRANCISCO XAVIER1).  She
married JOSE DOLORES QUINTANA, son of JESUS QUINTANA and MARIA GUADALUPE
RUIBAL.

  Children of MARIA LORETA MASCAREŅAS and JOSE DOLORES QUINTANA are:
  i. MARIA FRANCISCA4 QUINTANA, b. March 31, 1850.

Notes for MARIA FRANCISCA QUINTANA:
Baptized at San Juan.  The Genealogical Society of Hispanic America
volume 9 No. 1 Spring 1997

  ii. MARIA GREGORIA QUINTANA, b. April 25, 1852.

Notes for MARIA GREGORIA QUINTANA:
Baptized at San Juan.  The Genealogical Society of Hispanic America
volume 9 No. 1 Spring 1997

  iii. MARIA TRINIDAD QUINTANA, b. June 08, 1855.

Notes for MARIA TRINIDAD QUINTANA:
Baptized at San Juan.  The Genealogical Society of Hispanic America
volume 9 No. 1 Spring 1997

 9.  JUAN JOSE3 MASCAREŅAS (TERESA2 MESTAS, FRANCISCO XAVIER1).  He
married JUANA MARIA MARQUEZ, daughter of ANTONIO MARQUEZ and MARIA NORANJO.

  Children of JUAN JOSE MASCAREŅAS and JUANA MARIA MARQUEZ are:
  i. MARIA PAUBLA4 MASCAREŅAS, b. March 02, 851.

Notes for MARIA PAUBLA MASCAREŅAS:
Baptized at San Juan.  The Genealogical Society of Hispanic America
volume 9 No. 1 Spring 1997

  ii. MARIA ANTONIA MASCAREŅAS, b. February 27, 1855; m. JULIO JOSE
ROYBAL.

Notes for MARIA ANTONIA MASCAREŅAS:
Baptized at San Juan.  The Genealogical Society of Hispanic America
volume 9 No. 1 Spring 1997

  iii. ENCARNACION MASCAREŅAS, b. November 25, 1874; m. LIBRADA MONTOYA.

Notes for ENCARNACION MASCAREŅAS:
Baptized at Our Lady of Guadalupe, Conejos.  The Genealogical Society of
Hispanic America volume 9 No. 1 Spring 1997

  iv. MARIA GUADALUPE MASCAREŅAS, b. June 12, 1861.

Notes for MARIA GUADALUPE MASCAREŅAS:
Baptized at Our Lady of Guadalupe, Conejos.  The Genealogical Society of
Hispanic America volume 9 No. 1 Spring 1997

  v. JUAN ESTEVAN MASCAREŅAS.

Notes for JUAN ESTEVAN MASCAREŅAS:
Three years old when he died on Dec 25, 1861.  His sister Guadalupe died
on Dec 11, 1861.   Baptized at Our Lady of Guadalupe, Conejos.  The
Genealogical Society of Hispanic America volume 9 No. 1 Spring 1997

  vi. JOSE LEANDRO MASCAREŅAS, b. March 15, 1863.

Notes for JOSE LEANDRO MASCAREŅAS:
Baptized at Our Lady of Guadalupe, Conejos.  The Genealogical Society of
Hispanic America volume 9 No. 1 Spring 1997

  vii. JOSE SILVERIO MASCAREŅAS, b. June 18, 1868.

Notes for JOSE SILVERIO MASCAREŅAS:
Baptized at Our Lady of Guadalupe, Conejos.  The Genealogical Society of
Hispanic America volume 9 No. 1 Spring 1997

  viii. ANA TERESA MASCAREŅAS, b. August 05, 1870.

Notes for ANA TERESA MASCAREŅAS:
Baptized at Our Lady of Guadalupe, Conejos.  The Genealogical Society of
Hispanic America volume 9 No. 1 Spring 1997

 10.  JOSE BENITO3 MESTAS (JUAN SIMON2, FRANCISCO XAVIER1) was born March
01, 1810 in Chamita, N.M..  He married (1) MARIA GETRUDES PACHECO, daughter
of JOSE PACHECO and MARIA LUJAN.  He married (2) MARIA RAMONA TRUJILLO.

 Notes for JOSE BENITO MESTAS:
Was born on February 27, 1810 and baptized at San Juan de los
Caballeros by Roman Martin and Maria Josefa Ortega

 Notes for MARIA GETRUDES PACHECO:
Information sent to me by Juan Martinez of California

  Children of JOSE BENITO MESTAS and MARIA GERTRUDES PACHECO are:
  i. MARIA JOSEFA4 MESTAS, b. February 28, 1829, Chamita, N.M..

Notes for MARIA JOSEFA MESTAS:
Baptized at San Juan

 13. ii. JOSE DE JESUS MESTAS, b. January 30, 1830, Chamita, N.M..
  iii. MARIA DOLORES MESTAS, b. June 03, 1832, Chamita, N.M..

Notes for MARIA DOLORES MESTAS:
Baptized on June 10, 1832 at San Juan by Ubaldo Martin todos de Chamita

  iv. JUANA GERTRUDES MESTAS, b. August 04, 1834.


  v. JUAN RAMON MESTAS, b. April 30, 1836, Chamita, N.M..

Notes for JUAN RAMON MESTAS:
Born April 25, 1836 and baptized at San Juan de los Caballeros by Juan
Antonio Gonzalez and Maria del Refugio Martin

  vi. ANTONIA MARIA MESTAS, b. September 08, 1838, Chamita, N.M..

Notes for ANTONIA MARIA MESTAS:
Baptized at San Juan on September 13, 1838 by Narciso Gomes and Barbara
Gomes vecinos todos de esta Parroquia

  vii. CATARINO MESTAS.

  Child of JOSE BENITO MESTAS and MARIA RAMONA TRUJILLO is:
  viii. MARIA FACUNDA4 MESTAS, b. October 02, 1842, Chamita, N.M..

Notes for MARIA FACUNDA MESTAS:
Was eight days old when baptized at San Juan de los Caballeros by Jose
Ramon Trujillo and Maria del Espiritu Santo Trujillo.  Padrinos vecinos de
Chama

Generation No. 4

 11.  MARIA RITA4 MASCAREŅAS (JUAN ANTONIO3, TERESA2 MESTAS, FRANCISCO
XAVIER1) was born February 14, 1839.  She married JOSE IGNACIO SALAZAR,
son of JOSE SALAZAR and JACINTA TRUGILLO.

 Notes for MARIA RITA MASCAREŅAS:
Baptized at San Juan.  The Genealogical Society of Hispanic America
volume 9 No. 1 Spring 1997

  Child of MARIA RITA MASCAREŅAS and JOSE IGNACIO SALAZAR is:
  i. MARIA MANUELA5 SALAZAR, b. September 25, 1855.

Notes for MARIA MANUELA SALAZAR:
Baptized at San Juan.  The Genealogical Society of Hispanic America
volume 9 No. 1 Spring 1997


 12.  JUAN PABLO4 MASCAREŅAS (JUAN ANTONIO3, TERESA2 MESTAS, FRANCISCO
XAVIER1).  He married MARIA LEONORA CHAVEZ January 15, 1861 in Our Lady of
Guadalupe, Conejos.

  Children of JUAN PABLO MASCAREŅAS and MARIA LEONORA CHAVEZ are:
  i. MANUEL DE JESUS5 MASCAREŅAS, b. December 27, 1861.

Notes for MANUEL DE JESUS MASCAREŅAS:
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Conejos.  The Genealogical Society of Hispanic
America volume 9 No. 1 Spring 1997

  ii. ANTONIO CANDELARIO MASCAREŅAS, b. February 05, 1864.

Notes for ANTONIO CANDELARIO MASCAREŅAS:
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Conejos.  The Genealogical Society of Hispanic
America volume 9 No. 1 Spring 1997

  iii. JUAN FRANCISCO MASCAREŅAS, b. April 02, 1866.

Notes for JUAN FRANCISCO MASCAREŅAS:
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Conejos.  The Genealogical Society of Hispanic
America volume 9 No. 1 Spring 1997

  iv. JOSE BENITO MASCAREŅAS, b. April 14, 1868.

Notes for JOSE BENITO MASCAREŅAS:
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Conejos.  The Genealogical Society of Hispanic
America volume 9 No. 1 Spring 1997

  v. MARIA SARA MASCAREŅAS, b. May 29, 1870.

Notes for MARIA SARA MASCAREŅAS:
Our Lady of Guadalupe, Conejos.  The Genealogical Society of Hispanic
America volume 9 No. 1 Spring 1997


 13.  JOSE DE JESUS4 MESTAS (JOSE BENITO3, JUAN SIMON2, FRANCISCO XAVIER1)
was born January 30, 1830 in Chamita, N.M..  He married MARIA CELESTINA
MASCAREŅAS 1850 in San Fernando de Taos, N.M., daughter of JUAN MASCAREŅAS
and MARIA BUENO.

 Notes for JOSE DE JESUS MESTAS:
Baptized at San Juan on January 31, 1830  Godparents were Ylario Trugillo
and Josefa Serda.  Jose de Jesus was the superintendent of the Mora County
Public Schools in 1885-1886.  Was a lieutenant at Fort Union during the
Civil War.  He served with the 1st New Mexico Infantry as a volunteer for a
three month term during 1861-1862.  Information given by Anselmo Arellano

More About MARIA CELESTINA MASCAREŅAS:
Fact 1: April 08, 1832, Baptismal date

  Children of JOSE DE JESUS MESTAS and MARIA CELESTINA MASCAREŅAS are:
 14. i. JUAN BAUTISTA TELESFORO5 MESTAS, b. January 27, 1856.
 15. ii. MA LORENZA MESTAS, b. August 11, 1858, Plasa de San Antonio; d.
1941, Rainsville, N.M..
  iii. MARIA FILOMENA MESTAS, b. June 03, 1860, Valle Arriba.

Notes for MARIA FILOMENA MESTAS:
Baptized at Santa Gertrudis Church of Mora (book of baptisms pg. 99).
Godparents were Severiano Martin and Nicanora Mascarenas

  iv. KATARINA MESTAS, b. Abt. 1864.


  v. LEONARDO MESTAS, b. Abt. September 1864.


 16. vi. LUCAS MESTAS, b. Abt. January 1867.
  vii. AMELIA MESTAS, b. Abt. 1870; d. November 17, 1886, El Llano del
Coyote, N.M..

Generation No. 5

 14.  JUAN BAUTISTA TELESFORO5 MESTAS (JOSE DE JESUS4, JOSE BENITO3, JUAN
SIMON2, FRANCISCO XAVIER1) was born January 27, 1856.  He married RUPERTA
LOVATO.

 Notes for JUAN BAUTISTA TELESFORO MESTAS:
Baptized at Santa Gertrudis Church of Mora (book of baptisms book one pg.
1).  Godparents were the grandfather Jose Benito Mestas and step grandmother
Maria Ramona Trujillo. Godparents were Jose Benito Mestas and Ramona
Trujillo.  Information given by Anselmo Arellano

  Children of JUAN MESTAS and RUPERTA LOVATO are:
  i. FARES6 MESTAS, b. April 1880.

Notes for FARES MESTAS:
Never married.  Anselmo Arellano

  ii. EMILIA MESTAS, b. February 1884.

Notes for EMILIA MESTAS:
Never married.  Anselmo Arellano

  iii. MELAQUIAS MESTAS, b. 1886; d. February 19, 1948, Rainsville, N.M..

Notes for MELAQUIAS MESTAS:
Never married.  Anselmo Arellano

  iv. JUSTA MESTAS, b. July 1888; m. TRINIDAD RIVERA.

  v. EDUARDO MESTAS, b. August 1890; m. SALOME TRUJILLO.

Notes for EDUARDO MESTAS:
Raised as the son of Julian Rains and Ma Lorenza Mestas

  vi. ALFONSO MESTAS, b. November 1892; m. VICTORIA TAPIA.

Notes for ALFONSO MESTAS:
Information given by Anselmo Arellano

Notes for VICTORIA TAPIA:
Was from Cerros, N.M.  Information given by Anselmo Arellano

  vii. VICENTE MESTAS, b. March 1895.

Notes for VICENTE MESTAS:
Never married. Information given by Anselmo Arellano

  viii. ONESIMO MESTAS, b. 1900.

Notes for ONESIMO MESTAS:
Died in infancy.  Information given by Anselmo Arellano

  ix. FELICITAS MESTAS, b. 1901; d. 1985, Santa Fe, N.M.; m. RAMOS TRUJILLO.

Notes for FELICITAS MESTAS:
Felicitas was the last of her siblings to pass away.  Information given by
Anselmo Arellano

  x. TRINIDAD MESTAS, b. 1904; m. JUAN GURULE.

Notes for JUAN GURULE:
Was from Trujillo, East San Miguel County.  Information given by Anselmo
Arellano


 15.  MA LORENZA5 MESTAS (JOSE DE JESUS4, JOSE BENITO3, JUAN SIMON2,
FRANCISCO XAVIER1) was born August 11, 1858 in Plasa de San Antonio, and
died 1941 in Rainsville, N.M..  She married WILLIAM JULIAN RAINS, son of
ABRAHAM RAINS and MARIA YLARIA MARTIN.

 Notes for MA LORENZA MESTAS:
Born in La Plaza de San Antonio, Mora, N.M. Baptized at Santa Gertrudis (pg.
59) on August 23, 1858.  Godparents were Antonio Lucero and Maria Cecilia
Mascareņas (aunt & uncle)

 Notes for WILLIAM JULIAN RAINS:
1860 census.  Sapello Mills San Miguel County

  Children of MA LORENZA MESTAS and WILLIAM/JULIAN RAINS are:
  i. EDUARDO6 RAINS.

Notes for EDUARDO RAINS:
Eduardo Rains, the son of a Mestas, was reared by his paternal aunt Lorenza
Mestas and her husband William Rains.

  ii. MACEDONIA RAINS, b. February 04, 1880, El Llano del Coyote
(Rainsville), N.M.; d. March 15, 1960, Albuquerque, N.M.; m. ELFIDO DURAN,
1899.

 16.  LUCAS5 MESTAS (JOSE DE JESUS4, JOSE BENITO3, JUAN SIMON2, FRANCISCO
XAVIER1) was born Abt. January 1867.  He married PRUDENCIA AMPARAN, daughter
of JOSE AMPARAN and PASCUALITA.

  Child of LUCAS MESTAS and PRUDENCIA AMPARAN is:
  i. LEOPOLDO6 MESTAS.

Notes for LEOPOLDO MESTAS:
Leopoldo died at Maxwell with Trinidad Rivera, husband of Justita
Mestas and Jose Ines Montoy of La Jara when their horse and buggy
were hit by a steam locomotive while attempting the railroad crossing
on Sept. 23, 1928. Information given by Anselmo Arellano pgs. 10/11