Reventon, Lincoln County New Mexico
Compiled by Private Party Saturday June 2, 2007
Photographs by Clifford Powell
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Reventon, also know as Rebenton and often spelled Raventon, is twenty miles northeast of Carrizozo on private land. It was settled ca. 1896. Later it was named Rabenton by the Postal Service in 1910, previously spelled Raventon. Later the area became known as Reventon, apparently an English spelling for the Spanish Rebenton. The actual meaning of the words Reventon, Raventon and Rebenton are unknown.
We wish to express our thanks to the
property owner for allowing access so this cemetery
so it could be photographed and documented. Owner
permission is required before going on property.
Our eternal gratitude and thanks go to Karen Mills for all of her help in this endeavor. Without her, this cemetery would not be documented. Thanks for all of your help in guiding us to the cemetery and all of your assistance with the documentation and for your time and your infinite patience!
There are several unknown graves in this cemetery that did not get photographed.
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Last First BORN DIED Name Name Month Day Year Month Day Year Inscription Notes Evans David 11 12 1952 10 2 2000 Dates from records Gonsales Unknown No other info Lopez Andres 8 2 1937 See notes Lopez Eulalio No other info Lopez Maria No other info Lueras Angelito No other info Lueras Eulogia 3 2 1886 4 7 1924 Lujan Benislao 5 13 1936 NM PVT 356 INF 89 DIV Montoya Miguel 8 23 1922 23 yrs. old - died of a gunshot Ramirez Margarito 10 1931 Ramirez Narcisa 12 1944 Recalda Juan No other info Unknown No info Unknown Tomas* No other info *The tombstone with the name Tomas is a relative whose last name is Marrujo. The land the cemetery sits on was owned by my great, great grandfather, Victorino Marrujo. It was handed down to my great grandfather, Reyes Marrujo. By Carlos Marrujo, April 30, 2012.
Notes: On the 1900 Federal Census, Reventon (Pct #5) had 183 residents, one saloon, a school, a mercantile, farms and ranches. The census showed an Andreas Lopez being born March 1973 in New Mexico. It showed an Angelito Lueras being born January 1890 in New Mexico, daughter of Dolares? and Felicita Lueras. Unknown Gonsales may have been Emilia Gonzales, but there is no documentation.
David Evans was born 11-12-1952, died 10-2-2000. He was the Grandson of Charles Albert and Clara Brazel-Snow. Records show a Narrisa Ramirez died on December 20, 1944 in Lincoln County at age ca. 6 months. Records show an Eulalio E. Lopez died in Eddy County on February 22, 1942 at age 50.
Please contact us if you have any information about these burials.