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Maestas Families from San Miguel Co., New Mexico

The following email information has been provided by Stephen Pegler, who can be reached at

Date: Tue, 31 Oct 2000 22:03:33 EST
Subject: maestas family

I am also doing some work on my wife's family.  Below is the information I have.
Some of the family was in the La Cebolla area, and in nearby areas of San Miguel county.
The Eusebia Sandoval was my wife's grandmother.
Descendants of Jose del Rayo Mestes
    1   Jose del Rayo Mestes    b: Abt. 1803 in New
        Mexico  (in 1860 San Miguel Co., NM census,
        page 259, Pecos River Twnship.  This Trinidad
        here must the be the same as the one in the
        1880 census.)                    
..      +Maria de Jesus b: Abt. 1818 in New Mexico

.   2   Trinidad Maestas    b: Abt. 1835 in New Mexico
        (1880 census San Miguel Co., NM Vol 2 ED 38
        Sheet 8 Line 50  in Canyon Largo Twnship)
.....       +Maria Juana Maestas    b: Abt. 1840 in
             New Mexico
.....   3   David Mestas    b: Abt. 1860 in New Mexico
.....   3   Jose Mestas b: Abt. 1865 in New Mexico
.....   3   Maria Ramona Maestas    b: January 1873  
.........       +Jose Eusebio Sandoval  b: April 1864
                 in New Mexico  m: 01 November 1886 in
                 Mora, Mora Co., New Mexico
                 Father: Jose Deciderio Sandoval
                 Mother: Maria Eugenia de Herrera
.........   4   Juanita Sandoval    b: December 1889
                in Mora Co., New Mexico    
.........   4   Eusebia Sandoval    b: 08 December 1900
                in Mora Co., New Mexico
                d: 1983 in Ft. Morgan, Morgan, Colorado
                Burial: Ft. Morgan, Morgan, Colorado
.............       +Juan Martinez  b: 10 May 1894 in
                    Clayton, Union Co., New Mexico
                    d: 1978 in Ft. Morgan, Morgan,
                    Colorado Burial: Ft. Morgan,
                    Morgan, Colorado 
                    Father: Jose Leandro Martin Serrano
                    Mother: Maria Crecencia Rosario Torres
.........   4   Maria de Jesus Sandoval b: 20 June 1903
                in Carmel, Mora, New Mexico
.....   3   Marca J Mestas  b: Abt. 1877 in New Mexico
.   2   Guadalupe Mestes    b: Abt. 1840 in New Mexico
        [compare with the Guadalupe on your (this) web
         site in the 1860 census]    
.   2   Ignacia Mestes  b: Abt. 1845 in New Mexico  
.   2   Beucio Mestes   b: Abt. 1848 in New Mexico 
Stephen Pegler AC 75-77
Ph.D. Candidate New Testament
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
Bannockburn, IL

Family Genealogy:
Pegler (anywhere), Crawford (Ohio), Oard, Heath (NC to TX), Murchison, Doughty, Edwards, Hinton, Brinkworth, Merrill, Brewster Grant (Liverpool, London)
Tapp Pankhurst Haywood Foster in SSX, England
Romero, Martinez, Atencio, Sandoval - Hispanics in New Mexico