Two weeks ago today, I knocked one more piece off of a major brickwall ancestral line by identifying the names of two more sets of paternal 3rd great grandparents. Four new names and two new surnames provide clues to keep digging into my New Mexico and Old Mexico roots.
Additional records corroborate my 2nd great grandfather’s service in the 1st New Mexico Cavalry during the U.S. Civil War, and also identify his rank and companies, and confirm his date of death.
I grew up thinking that none of my ancestors served in the American Civil War, since all known lines immigrated after the war. What a pleasant recent discovery to learn that my 2nd great grandfather, Mexican-born Francisco Jimenez [Jimenes] (1841-1911), fought with the First New Mexico Cavalry in the Civil War.
Profiling my husband’s grandmother, Rebecca “Becky” Haley. Becky was born on 25 August 1916 in Arkansas and died on 27 April 1991 in California. She was the mother of three children.
My 28th entry in Amy Johnson Crow’s “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks” family history blogging challenge. The challenge: have one blog post each week devoted to a specific ancestor. It could be a story, a biography, a photograph, an outline of a research problem — anything that focuses on one ancestor. My 28th ancestor is […]
1910 U.S. Census record for Victoria Jimenez and her husband David Coleman. I am still organizing and analyzing records I have found the last couple years for my great grandmother Victoria Jimenez (b. ca. 1891). In May 2013 I found this 1910 U.S. Census record, during which time she was married to David Coleman, the […]
1920 U.S. Census record for Victoria Jimenez and Estevan Salas. Courtesy of Ancestry.com. After my last post about the 1940 and 1930 U.S. Census records for my grandmother Rosie Salas (b. ca. 1923) and her mother Victoria Jimenez (b. ca. 1892), I continued to sort through my research notes and get my findings for my […]