A. B. Harris Roosevelt County, New Mexico

A. B. Harris, a native of Tennessee, became a resident of Texas, going to Colorado, that state, where he arrived on the 12th of July, 1879. In November of the same year he removed to New Mexico, locating in Colfax County, about forty-five m; les south of Raton, where he engaged in the stock business until 1882. He then removed to Fort Sumner and became manager of the McBroom ranch, located forty miles north of the town and known as the Coniva ranch. He continued as manager of that place until 1891, when he engaged in the stock business on his own account on the Coniva ranch, being thus engaged until 1895.

 In that year he removed to Fort Sumner, where he continued in the stock business until 1904, when he sold out and devoted his energies to the conduct of a mercantile enterprise. He also had a branch store at Sunnyside, but has now combined the two interests, and is successfully carrying on the business at the latter place, having a well-equipped store and drawing his patronage from a large area of the surrounding territory.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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