Pleasanton Private Cemetery
Pleasanton, Catron, New Mexico
The cemetery was photographed by mother and daughter team, Nancy E. Brown and Arlena Boggs
of Apache Creek, New Mexico. Both are photographers and genealogists of Catron county. 25 July 2012©
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Pleasanton is an unincorporated community in Catron County, New Mexico. It is about 4 miles south of Glenwood on Highway 180. It is called a ghost town, but there are a good many people living in the area. There are little farms along the river. There are no facilities such as gas or groceries. Pleasanton was founded by Mormons in 1882.  It was known as a safe haven for polygamists up until 1889. Jacob Hamblin died of malarial fever there in 1888, was buried and then reinterred in Alpine, Arizona. Several children died of diphtheria or malarial fever in 1888. Several graves of the children have been lost, so now there are only three headstones in the cemetery. This cemetery was photographed by Arlena Boggs of Apache Creek, photographer and genealogist of Catron County, New Mexico. 

John Phillips

Freddie L. Sipe

Clara B. Sipe