Killed or Executed by Hanging
in Taos, New Mexico as a result of the 1847 Revolt.
By Alberto Vidaurre 5-12-2011©
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Following is some information on the people that were killed or executed by hanging in Taos, NM as a result of the 1847 Revolt,
in addition to some genealogical information on them and some of the members of their families.

I-Jesus Tafoya,

II-Tomas (Tomasito) Romero,

III-Jose Pablo Montoya,

IV-Hipolito (Polo) Salazar,

V-Jose Manuel Garcia,

VI-Manuel Sandoval,

VII-Manuel Miera,

VIII-Juan Pacheco,

IX-Rafael Tafoya,

X-Pedro Lucero,

XI-Ysidro Antonio Romero,

XII-Manuel Antonio Romero,

XIII-Juan Ramon Trujillo,

XIV-Francisco Naranjo,

XV-Jose Gabriel Romero,

XVI-Juan Domingo Martin,

XVII-Juan Antonio Lucero,

XVIII-El Cuervo,

and IXX-Juan Antonio Avila.

Following two persons listed in the Burial Records As "Murio En La Guerra." (Died in the war).

Pedro Antonio Trujillo and Jose Francisco Trujillo.

"Murio En Un Movimento Publico" (Died in a public movement).

Antonio Ascencio Gallegos.

American and Associates Killed In Taos, New Mexico.

I-Charles Bent,
II-Pablo Jaramillo,

III-Narciso Beaubien,

IV-J. W. Leal,
V-Stephen Louis Lee,
VI-Cornelio Vigil,

Killed in Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico.

VII-Simeon Turley,

VIII-Albert Turbush,

IX-William Hatfield,

X-Louis Tolque,

XI-Peter Robert,

XII-Joseph Marshall,

Killed in Rio Colorado, New Mexico.

XIV-Mark Head-American Trapper,

XV-William Harwood-American Trapper.
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I-JESUS TAFOYA killed at the battle of Santa Cruz Dela Canada, NM. 24 Jan 1847.

II-El Tomacito -TOMAS ROMERO-The Indian Leader was killed while confined in the Taos Jail. Shot and killed by a Soldier Fitzgerald (Fitzpatrick) who escaped and was never captured.

III-JOSE PABLO MONTOYA hanged on the Taos Plaza 7 Feb. 1847 after a Drumhead Court Martial. Pablo Montoya was the husband of Maria Teresa Esquivel.

Microfilm Reel # 26 AASF, Frame 947, Abiquiu Marriages, Page 57. 1816 Jan. 7 -JOSE PABLO MONTOYA, son of Andres Montoya and Victoria Velarde, marrying MARIA TERESA ESQUIVEL, single daughter of Jose Esquivel and Feliciana Martin. Wit: Miguel Tenorio, Antonio Martin, Justo Martin, Marcial Archuleta; Godparents: Perfecto Salasar and Maria Dolores Salazar- his sister...Jose Pablo Montoya and Maria Teresa de Jesus Esquivel had the following known offspring:

1-Jesus Maria Montoya Taos Marriages 3-7-1842. Married Maria Petra Archuleta, daughter of Pasqual Archuleta and Maria Vincenta Naranjo.

2-Jose Quirino Montoya Taos Baptisms 6-9-1838. Married Maria Catarina Medina Taos 2-7-1858. She was the daughter of Maria Estefana Medina.

3-Maria Manuela Montoya Taos Marriages 1-7-1842 Married Gervacio Yldefonso Rivera, son of Pedro Rivera and Maria Dolores Maldonado.

4-Antonio Jose Montoya Taos Baptisms 3-11-1832. Taos Burials Microfilm Reel # 42 ASSF, Page 219. Antonio Jose Montoya buried 22 May 1847. Son of Pablo Montoya and Maria Teresa Esquibel, Vecinos de la Plaza de Nuestra Senora De Guadalupe. (Antonio Jose buried 4 months after his father Pablo Montoya's death).

5-Maria Teodora Montoya Taos Marriages1-24-1848. Married Juan Cristoval Trujillo son of Manuel Trujillo and Maria Francisca Arellano.

I did not locate the Baptism and / or Burial Records for JOSE PABLO MONTOYA.

IV-HIPOLITO (POLO) SALAZAR. Court hearing held 7 April 1847 convicted of High Treason sentenced to death. Hanged Friday April 9th, 1847 between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. Microfilm Reel # 42 AASF, Frame 1212. Taos Burial Records. En Este Curato de Taos a los nueve dias del mes de Abril de mil ocho cientos curanta y siete [1847] Yo el Parraco Don Antonio Jose Martinez en elsementerio de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe di sepulcro al cadaver de Hipolito Salazar, esposo que fue de Maria Polonia Serve, Vecinos de Esta Plasa de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe; Dicho Difunto murio por Sentensia Judicial Y Le administre los Santos Sacramentos de Penitencia y Comunion; Testo lo _ _ _ que tenia _ _ _ testemento loagaro Metcafe, le quedaron tres hijos vivos dicho sepul_ _ fue en el tramo 6╝ . Y Pa Que Con esta Firme Antonio Jose Martinez (Rubric).

Taos Baptisms HIPOLITO SALAZAR Bapt.  10-18-1817 4 Days old, Father Pedro Salazar, Mother Maria Herrera. Padrinos: Tomas Romero y Maria Ysidora Martin.

Taos Marriages, Book of Marriages M-40 Box (37) 1833-1845. Frame 848.11-4-1833 HIPOLITO SALAZAR originario de este Curato Y Vecino de San Fernandez, Con MARIA POLONIA SERVE, Soltera originaria de este mismo Curato, Hija Legitima de Juan Manuel Serve Y De Maria Dominga Coca, Vecinos de esta Plasa de San Fernando. Testigos: Ylario Sandoval Y Hermengildo Archuleta de San Fernandez..... * Note -Hipolito Salazars Parents as listed in his childrens baptisms are Pedro Salazar and Maria Ursula Herrera.

Following are Hipolito Salazar and Maria Polonia Serve's children:

1-Jose Cecilio Salazar Bapt.  11-23-1834. From Taos Marriages M-41 (Box38) 1845- 1856. Jose Secilio Salazar Married Maria Leonor Ortega 4-25-1855. Daughter of Jose Francisco Ortega and Maria Del Espiritu Santo Vigil.

2-Jose Crecencio Salazar Bapt.  4-22-1838

3-Juan Bautsita Salazar Bapt.  4-14-1840.

4-Maria Ysabel Salazar Bapt.  10-6-1847.

V-JOSE MANUEL GARCIA Court Hearing 6 April 1847 Guilty of Murder, Sentenced To Hang by the neck until he is dead. Excuted Friday 9 April 1847 between 10 O'clock Fore noon and 2 O'clock in the Afternoon.

Microfilm Reel # 42 AASF, Frame 1212. En Este Currato de Taos a los nueve dias del mes de Abril de Mil Ocho cientos Curanta y Siete. [1847] Yo el Parroco Don Antonio Jose Martinez en el Sementerio de Nuestra Senora De Guadalupe di sepulcro al cadaver del MANUEL GARCIA (Jose Manuel Garcia written on margin) Esposo que fue de Maria Archuleta, Vecinos de esta Plasa de Nuestra Senora De Guadalupe; Dicho Difunto Murio por Sentencia Judicial; Y le administre los Santos Sacramentos de Penitencia y Comunion: No tuvo que testar le quedo una hija viva. Dicho sepulcro fue en el trauno 6╝. Y para que con esta firme Antonio Jose Martinez (Rubric)

Taos Marriages Taos M-40 (Box 37) 1833-1845, Frame 988. 10-2-1837 JOSE MANUEL GARCIA com MARIA FRANCISCA ARCHULETA. Pads: Juan Francisco Lovato Y Maria Magdalena Lovato.
Testigos: Jose Rafael Tenorio Y Juan Jose Trujillo Vecinos todos de San Fernando.

Jose Manuel Garcia and Maria Francisa Archuleta's Offspring as follows:

1-Felipe Nerio Garcia Bapt.  5-24-1838, 2 days old. (Frame 39)

2-Juana Maria Garcia Bapt.  12-13-1838, 15 days old. (Frame 79)

3-Anna Maria Garcia Bapt.  4-30-1841, 3 days old. (Frame 289)

4-Maria Del Pilar Garcia Bapt.  10-18-1841, 4 days old. (Frame 336)

5-Antonio Domingo Garcia Bapt.  10-13-1844, 3 days old. (Frame561)

VI-MANUEL SANDOVAL Court Hearing was held for MANUEL SANDOVAL,

VII-MANUEL MIERA,

 IX-RAFAEL TAFOYA and

VIII-JUAN PACHECO on the 10th Day of April 1847. They were found Guilty of Murder and sentenced to hang from the neck until dead. Hanged Friday 30 April 1847 Between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM.

 Also listed below VII, VIII and IX.

Microfilm Reel 42 AASF Frame 1218. En este Curato de Taos al primerdia del mes de Mayo de Mil Ocho cientos Curanta Y Siete [1847] Yo El Parroco Don Antonio Jose Martinez en el sementerio de Nuestra Senora De Guadalupe di sepulcro al cadaver de MANUEL SANDOVAL Adulto de diesy siete [17] Hijo Legitimo de Manuel Sandoval y de Maria Benita Martines, Vecinos de La Plaza de Nuestra Senora De Guadalupe. A Dicho Difunto Murio por Sentencia Judicial le administre los Santos Sacramentos de Penitencia y Extramaunicon el sepulcro fue en el framo 6╝. Y para que con esta firme. Antonio Jose Martinez (Rubric)

Following are Manuel Sandoval and Maria Benita Martin's children's Baptism. From the Taos Baptism book, unknown if the Manuel Sandoval that was executed is one of those listed.

1-Antonio Jose Sandoval Bapt.  5-10-1824, 4 DAYS OLD. PGP listed as Alonso Sandoval and Maria Rita Romero. MGP Juan de Jesus Martin and Maria Paula Sangil.

2-Manuel Antonio Sandoval Bapt.  5-30-1827, 4 days old.

3-Jose Miguel De Jesus Sandoval Bapt.  2-23-1829, 4 days old.

4-Maria Dela Luz Sandoval Bapt.  6-12-1831, 3 days old.

5-Jose Guadalupe Sandoval Bapt.  4-30-1833, 3 days old.

6-Maria Rita Sandoval Bapt.  9-14-1839, 3 days old.

7-Pedro Antonio Sandoval Bapt.  6-30-1842, 2 days old.

VII-MANUEL MIERA along with Manuel Sandoval listed prior, Juan Pacheco and Rafael Tafoya listed next had the Court Hearing 10 April 1847 and were sentenced to hang from the neck until dead on Friday 30 April 1847.

VIII-JUAN PACHECO

IX-RAFAEL TAFOYA. Microfilm Reel 42 AASF, Frame 1218. En este Curatode Taos al primer del mes de Mayo de Mil Ocho cientos Cuaranta Y Siete [1847]. Yo El Parroco Don Antonio Jose Martinez en el sementerio de Nuestra Senora De Guadalupe di sepulero al Cadaver de RAFAEL TAFOYA esposo que fue de MARIA DOLORES GONSALES, Vecinos de la Plasa de Nuestra Senora De Guadalupe. Dicho Difunto Murio por Sentencia Judical, le administre los Santos Sacramentos de Penitencia y Extremauncion. No tuvo que tester, no le quedaron hijos vivos. Dicho sepulcro fue en el tramo 6╝ Y para que con esta firme. Antonio JosÚ Martinez (Rubric)

Following are Rafael Tafoya and Maria Rafaela (Gonsales) Listed as Martinez in her offspring baptisms.

1-Juan Ygnacio Tafoya Bapt.  9-30-1846, 1 month old, Vecinos de Santa Gertrudis de la Mora. PGP: Roman(o) Tafoya and Maria Rosalia Duran. MGP: Jose Antonio Martinez and Maria Francisca Vigil.

2-Jose Antonio Talpe Tafoya Bapt.  4-23-1841, 8 days old.

3-Maria Andrea Tafoya Bapt.  4-14-1844, 3 months old.

X-PEDRO LUCERO, XII-MANUEL ROMERO, XIII-JUAN RAMON TRUJILLO and XI-ISIDOR (YSIDRO) ROMERO. Court Hearing (charged with Murder) 7 April1847, all 4 sentenced to hang. Hanged Friday 9th April 1847.

XI-YSIDRO ANTONIO ROMERO and XII-MANUEL ANTONIO ROMERO listed below were brothers. Microfilm Reel # 42 AASF, Frame 1211. En este Curato de Taos a los Nueve dias del mes de Abril de Mil Ocho cientos Curanta y Siete [1847]. Yo el Parroco Don Antonio Jose Martinez en el sementerio de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe di Sepulcro al Cadaver de YSIDRO ANTONIO ROMERO esposo que fue de MARGARITA DURAN, Vecinos de La Plazade los Dolores; Dicho Difunto Murio Por Sentencia Judical Y le administre los Santos Sacramentos de Penitencia y Comunion: No tuvo que Testar Le quedo un hijo vivo, dicho Sepulcro fue en framo 6╝. Y Para que con esta firme. Antonio Jose Martinez (Rubric)

From San Juan Delos Caballeros Baptisms. YSIDRO ANTONIO ROMERO Bapt.  5-23-1813 Born 5-15, Father Ysidro Romero, Mother Matiana Paez,Vecinos de la Joya. Padrinos Francisco Valdez and Maria Rafaela Varela.

Book of Taos Marriages Taos M-40 (Box 37) 1833-1845, Frame 933.1-31-1836 YSIDRO ROMERO Hijo de Juan Ysido Romero Y De Matiana Pais,Soltero Vecino del Curato de San Juan Delos Caballeros, Con MARGARITA DURAN, Soltera Hija de Pablo Duran Y De Maria Soledad Jaramillo, Vecinos de San Francisco del Rancho. Padrinos: Juan De Jesus Romero Y Maria Antonia Romero, Vecinos de San Francisco del Rancho. Testigos Juan de Jesus Vigil Y Pedro Martines, Vecinos del Mismo Lujar.

Children of Ysidro Antonio Romero and Margarita Duran from the Taos Baptisms.

1-Andres Avelino Romero Bapt.  11-14-1838, 5 days old. PGP: Ysidro Romero and Matiana Paiz. MGP: Juan Pablo Duran and Maria Soledad Jaramillo.

2-Juana Dela Cruz Romero Bapt.  11-24-1840, 5 days old.

XII-MANUEL ANTONIO ROMERO and XI-YSIDRO ANTONIO ROMERO listed above were brothers. Microfilm Reel 42 AASF, Frame 1211. En este Curato deTaos a los nueve dias del mes de Abril de Mil Ocho cientos Curanta Y Siete [1847]. Yo el Parroco Don Antonio Jose Martinez en el sementerio de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe di sepulco al Cadaver de MANUEL ANTONIO ROMERO adulto de dies y seis [16] ano. Hijo Legitimo de Ysidro Romero Y De Matiana Paiz, Vecinos de La Plaza de Los Dolores; Dicho difunto Murio por Sentencia Judical y le administre los Santos Sacramentos de Penitencia y Comunion. El sepulco fue en el framo 6╝. Y Para que con esta firme. Antonio Jose Martinez (Rubric)

From San Juan Delos Caballeros Baptisms: MANUEL ANTONIO ROMERO Bapt.  5-8-1825, born 5-5. Father Ysidro Romero, Mother Matiana Paez. Padrinos: Jose Maria Romero Y de Isiodora Martin.

Children of Ysidro Romero and Matiana (Paiz) Paez Listed as being baptised in San Juan delos Caballeros:

1-Felipe Romero Bapt.  5-6-1802, born 5-1.

2-Maria Manuela Romero Bapt.  2-9-1808.

3-Maria Dela Encarnacion Romero Bapt.  3-25-1810.

4-Pedro Antonio Romero Bapt.  5-3-1812.

5-Ysidro Antonio Romero Bapt. 5-23-1813, born 5-15.

6-Maria De Jesus Romero Bapt.  12-4-1815, born 11-26.

7-Maria Salome Romero Bapt. 11-23-1817.

XIII-JUAN RAMON TRUJILLO. Microfilm Reel 42 AASF, Frame 1211. En este Curato de Taos a los nueve dias del mes de Abril de mil ocho cientos cuaranta y siete yo el Parroco Don Antonio Jose Martines, en elsementerio de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe di sepulcro al Cadaver de RAMON TRUJILLO esposo que fue de MARIA ANTONIA COCA, Vecinos de Esta Plaza de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe; Dicho Difunto Murio por Sentencia judicial y le administre los Santos Sacramentos de Penitencia y Communion: Testo lo poco que tenia, no le quido ni unhijo vivo, Dicho Sepulcro fue en el Tramo 6╝. Y para que con esta firme. Antonio Jose Martinez (Rubric)

Santa Cruz Dela Canada Baptisms. JUAN RAMON TRUJILLO Baptised 5-11-1823, 2 days old hijo de Jose Antonio Trujillo Y De Maria Ramona Pacheco, Vecinos de Los Dolores. PGP: Jose Policarpio Trujillo Y Maria Felipa Madrid. MGP: Juan Pablo Pacheco Y Maria Dolores Vigil. Padrinos: Antonio Pacheco Y Gertrudis Pacheco.

Book of Taos Marriages Taos M-40 (Box 37) 1833-1845, Frame 1329.2-19-1844 JOSE RAMON TRUJILLO soltero hijo de Jose Antonio Trujillo y de Maria Ramona Pacheco, Oriundo de La Villa De Santa Cruz Dela Canada y Vecino de La Plaza de Nuestra Senora De Guadalupe, Con MARIA ANTONIA COCA, Viuda del Difunto Santiago Tenorio, Oriunda de este Curato de Taos y Vecina del mismo lugar. Pads: Nestor Telles y Maria Antonia Chacon. Testigos: Manuel Antonio Miera y Jose Rafael Tenorio Vecinos de esta Plaza de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe.

Taos Baptisms: Jose Guadalupe Trujillo Bapt.  11-19-1846, 1 day old son of Ramon Trujillo and Maria Antonia Coca, Vecinos de N. S. De Guadalupe. PGP: Jose Antonio Trujillo and Maria Ramona Pacheco. MGP: Ysidro Coca and Maria Hilaria Montoya. Padrinos: Antonio Noverto Pacheco and Maria Dolores Pacheco.

XIV-FRANCISCO NARANJO, XV-JOSE GABRIEL SOMORO (Samora), XVI-JUAN DOMINGO MARTIN, XVII-JUAN ANTONIO LUCERO, XVIII-EL CUERROE (Cuervo). All 5 listed as "Indians." Court Hearing held April 8,1847. Charged with Murder. Sentenced to Hang by the Neck Until Dead. Hanged 30th day of April 1847. No other informatin found.

IXX-JUAN ANTONIO AVILA Court Hearing was held 13th April 1847. Charged with Murder, Sentenced to hang by the neck until dead. Hanged May 7,1847.

The number of casualties are from the Report By Colonel Sterling Price to the Adjutant General, 15 February1847.

24 January 1847 Battle at Santa Cruz Dela Canada, Americans killed 2 and 6 wounded. Enemy killed 36, wounded unknown.

29 January 1847 Battle at Embudo Pass 1 killed 1 wounded. Enemy 20 killed, unknown wounded.

4 February 1847 Battle at Taos Pueblo 7 killed 45 wounded. Enemy 150 killed, unknown wounded. About 51 were killed by Captains Slack and St. Vrain mounted men, who pursued and killed all but 2 or 3 who tried to escape towards the mountains.

Of the 206 Estimated killed I found only 2 Burial Records that stated they died in the war, as follows:

Microfilm Reel # 42, Frame 1195, Pages 195 and 196. A los trese diasdel mes de Febrero de 1847. PEDRO ANTONIO TRUJILLO adulto mayor de edad. Hijo Legitimo de Agustin Trujillo Y De Maria Lus Sisneros,Vesinos de La Plaza De Los Dolores, Dicho Difunto no se le administro Sacramentos de Auxilio pues Murio en la Guerra. Dicho sepulcro fue en el Trams 6╝. Antonio Jose Martinez (Rubric)

Microfilm Reel # 42, Frame 1193. En este Curato de Taos a los seis dias del mes de Febrero de 1847. Yo el Parroco Don Antonio Jose Martinez, en el sementerio de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe di sepulero al Cadaves de JOSE FRANCISCO GONZALES esposo que fue de Maria Florencia Vigil; A dicho Difunto no se administro Sacramentos de auxilio pues Murio en la Guerra. Le quedo un hijo vivo. No pudo testar por lo mismo. El seulcro fue en el framo 4╝. Y para que con esta firme. Antonio Jose Martinez (Rubric)

Taos Baptisms: Juan Baustista Gonzales, Bapt.  3-10-1841, 2 days old. Father Francisco Gonzales, Mother Maria Filomena Vigil, Vecinos de LaPlacita de los Dolores. PGP: Jose Gonzales and Maria Dorotea Baca. MGP: Juan de Jesus Vigil and Maria Paula Valdez. Padrinos: Pedro Padilla and Maria Ygnacia Gonzales.

2-Maria Josefa Gonzales Bapt.  5-20-1842, 2 days old.

3-Jose Alexandro Gonzales Bapt.  5-13-1844, 4 days old.

NOTE. It is not known if Antonio Ascencio Gallegos who's Burial Record follows was with the Americans or the Mexicans at the time of his death. Microfilm Reel # 42, Reel # 1188, Page 192. En Esta Curato de Taos a los viente dias del mes de Enero de Mil Ocho cientos Cuarenta y Siete [1847]. Yo el Parroco Don Jose Antonio Martinez, en el Sementerio de los Dolores di sepulcro al Cadaver de ANTONIO ASCEENCIO GALLEGOS, Esposo que fue de MARIA JUANA ARCHULETA Vecinos de Los Dolores del Hondo, No le administro ningun Sacramento porque Murio Enun Movimiento Publico, No tuvo que testar, le quedaron dos hijos vivos, el sepulcro fue en el framo 6╝. Y pa que con este firme. Antonio Jose Martinez (Rubric)

Taos Baptisms: 1-Maria Rafaela Gallegos Bapt.  12-16-1846 Father Antonio de Jesus Gallegos, Mother Maria Juana Archuleta, Vecinos de Arroyo Hondo. PGP: Benito Gallegos and Maria Angela (Micaela) Garcia. MGP: Julian Archuleta and Maria Antonia Padilla. Pads: Juan Benito Quintana and Maria Paula Gutierrez.

2-Jose Francisco Gallegos Bapt.  11-24-1844, 5 days old.

Following are the Americans and Associates / Friends killed by the Revolutionaries Mexicans and Indians:

Town of Taos:-Names and Occupations[only], as they are written in Colonel Sterling's Report To The Adjutant General-Santa Fe, 15 February 1847. Other informtion from various sources listed at the end of this article.

I-CHARLES BENT (Governor). Was a native of Virginia [now WestVirginia], born in Charlestown in 1797. Founded "Bent, St. Vrain and Company," Became one of the largest trading organization in the Southwest. With his brother William Bent and his Business partner Ceran St. Vrain they built Bent's Fort. He, Bent and Colonel St. Vrainwere business partners until Bents death. Charles Bent was appointed the first American Civil Governor of New Mexico 27 Sept. 1846 by General Stephen Watts Kearny. Who with "The Army Of TheWest,"-"Capture New Mexico and California from theMexicans," Charles Bent (and the other people listed below) were Killed in Taos January 19, 1847. Charles Bent's Spouse was Maria Ignacia Jaramillo, a daughter of Don Francisco Jaramillo and ApoloniaVigil. Maria Ignacia Jaramillo died in Taos, NM April 13, 1883.

II-PARBLEAU HARVIMEAH A Mexican (Pablo Jaramillo, Charles Bent Brother-In-Law). Microfilm Reel # 42 AASF, Frame 1184, Page 190. En este Curato de Taos a los Viente dias del mes de Enero de mil Ocho cientos Cuarenta y Siete, Yo el parroco Don Antonio Jose Martinez en el sementerio de Nuestra Senora De Guadalupe di sepulcro al Cada verde PABLO JARAMILLO esposo que fue de Maria Manuela Martinez el cua Murio por Consiguicnte de un Movimiento Publico, y por eso no se le administro Sacramento de Auxilio Y no testo. Le quedo un hijo vivo, el sepulcro fue en el 4┐. Y para que con esta firme. Antonio Jose Martinez (Rubric)

Taos Baptisms: 1-Maria Yrinea Jaramillo Bapt.  12-6-1840, 3 day sold, Father Pablo Jaramillo, Mother Maria Manuela Martinez, Vecinos de San Fernandez. PGP: Francisco Jaramillo and Maria Polonia Vigil. MGP: Jose Ramon Martinez and Maria Teodocia Quintana. Pads: Tomas BenitoLalanda and Maria Margarita Martin.

2-Maria Guadalupe Jaramillo Bapt.  1-3-1842, 2 days old.

3-Jose Nicanor Jaramillo Bapt.  12-28-1842, 2 days old.

4-Jose Perfino Jaramillo Bapt.  3-24-1845, 3 days old.

III-NARCISO BEAUBIEN (Son of Circuit Judge) Lewis Garrard's Account list Narcisse Beaubien and his Indian slave (Name not mentioned) as being killed together. Taos Baptisms: JOSE NARCISO BEAUBIEN Bapt. 10-30-1827, 4 days old, Father Carlos Hipolito Beaubien, Mother Maria Paula Lobato, Vecios dela Purisima Concepcion. PGP: Jose Pablo Beaubien and Maria Luisa Carlota Durocher. MGP: Juana Catarina Lobato. Pads: Blas Trujillo and Maria Guadalupe Trujillo, from SanFernando.

En Esta curato de Taos a los viente dias del mes de Enero de Mil Ocho cientos Curanta y Siete [1847]. Yo El Parroco Don Antonio Jose Martinez en el Cementario de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe di sepulcro al Cadaver de NARCISO BEAUBIEN Adulto de dies y Nueve Anos, Hijo Legitimo de Carlos Beaubien Y De Maria Paula Lobato,Vecinos de esta Plaza de Nuestra Senora De Guadalupe no se le administro Sacramentos de Auxicilo por que Murio a Efecto de un Acontecimento Publico quehuvo, El Sepulcro quedo en el Sixto framo. Y para que con esta firme. Antonio Jose Martinez (Rubric)

IV-J. W. LEAL (Circuit Attorney)

V-STEPHEN LEE (Sheriff). Moved from his birthplace in Kentucky to New Mexico in 1824. He was a Taos based Trapper and Trader and was appointed Sheriff by Governor Charles Bent. Microfilm Reel 42 AASF, Frame 1184, Page 190. En Este Curato de Taos a los Veinte dias del mes de Enero de Mil Ocho cientos Curanta Y Siete [1847]. Yo el parroco Don Antonio Jose Martinez, en el sementerio de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe di sepulcro al Cadaver de LUIS LEE, el qual Murio por Consiguiente de un Movimiento Publico, Y por eso no sele administro Sacramentos de Auxilio, Y no testo le quedo una hijaviva, El sepulcro fue en el framo 4╝. Y para que con esta firme. Antonio Jose Martinez (Rubric)

Taos Baptisms: Maria Benigna Lee Bapt. 4-15-1830, 6 days old, Father Steven Luis Lee, Mother Maria Dela Luz Tafoya, Vecinos de San Fernando. PGP: John Lee and Mary Canguell. MGP: Nicolas Tafoya and Maria Manuela Medina. Pads: Richard Campbell and Maria Rosa Grijalva.

Book of Taos Marriages Taos M-40 (Box) 37, 1833-1845, Frame 1354.6-10-1844 JOSE PLEY Soltero de la Ciudad de Cadiz Pertenciente alvecino de Espana, Hijo de Don Francisco Pley, ya difunto y de Dona Josefa Basedie, y el avecindado en este Curato Plaza de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, Con MARIA BENIGNA LEE soltera oriunda de este Curato deTaos, Hija de Don Luis Lee y de Dona Maria Dela Luz Tafoya, vecinos de la Misma Plaza de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe. Pads: Don Vicente Montano y Dona Maria Antonia Garcia, vecinos de La Plaza de San Francisco de Paula. Testigos: Rafael Tenorio y Manuel Antonio Miera,vecinos de La Plaza de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe.

VI-CORNELIO VIGIL A Mexican (Prefect).Was born in Santa Cruz Dela Canada in Feb 1788 and Baptised 18 Feb.1788 in Santa Cruz de la Canada. He was the son of Pedro Ygnacio Vigil and Ignacia Trujillo. He married Maria De Los Reyes Baca 5 April 1807at Santa Cruz Dela Canada. She was the daughter of Jose Manuel Baca and Rosa Fernandez. Cornelio Vigil and Maria De Los Reyes Baca had a daughter Josepha Vigil born 8 Dec. 1807 at Santa Cruz Dela Canada. Baptised Santa Cruz Dela Canada 12 Dec 1807. At the time of his,Cornelio Vigil's death on Jan. 19, 1847 he was part owner of the Vigil, St. Vrain Land Grant. Microfilm Reel # 42 AASF, Frame 1184. Eneste Curato de Taos a los Viente dias del mes de Enero de Mil Ocho cientos Cuaranta y Siete [1847], Yo el Parroco Don Antonio Jose Martinez en el Sementerio de Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe di Sepulcro al Cadaver de CORNELIO VIGIL esposo que fue de MARIA DE LOS REYES BACA, el qual Murio por Consiguiente de un Al contecimiento Publico, Ypor eso no se le administro ningun Sacramento de Auxilio, y no testo, no le quedaron hijos vivos. El Supulcro fue en el Framo 4╝ Y paraque con este firme. Antonio Jose Martinez (Rubric)

Killed in Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico.

VII-SIMEON TURLEY

VIII-ALBERT TURBUSH

IX-WILLIAM HATFIELD

X-LOUIS TOLQUE

XI-PETER ROBERT

XII-JOSEPH MARSHALL

XIII-WILLIAM AUSTIN

Killed in Rio Colorado (Present Day Questa), New Mexico.

XIV-MARK HEAD-American Trapper

XV-WILLIAM HARWOOD-American Trapper

From the New Mexico Historical Review Vol. 1, No. 1. January 1926. Article by Francis T.Cheetham. "The First Term Of The American Court In Taos, New Mexico."

"As to the Personnel of this Court, it will readily be seen that it was a Trader's and Trapper'sCourt. Don Carlos Beaubien, the presiding judge, was a native of Canada of French Extraction, who came to New Mexico in 1823, and settled in Taos; and while what he did not know about the law would fill volumes."

He was the father of Narcisco Beaubin, one of those killed. Charles Hipolyte Trotier, Sieur de Beaubien, was the son of Paul Trotier, Sieur de Beaubien and Louise Adelaide Durocher, Born in Canada at Three Rivers.

Joab Houghton was a native of New York a Civil Engineer by Profession. He came to New Mexico in November of 1843 and located in Santa Fe. He was appointed Chief Justice by Gen. Kearney.

Antonio J. Otero from Valencia County born the 13th day of March 1809. He was the son of Vicente Otero and Gertrudes Chaves. He was appointed Associate Justice by Gen. Kearney.

Frank (Francis) P. Blair, Jr., the United States Attorney was probably the only Lawyer present; both his Assistant and the Counsel for the defense were American Army Privates. He had just lately been admitted to practice in his native state. He was born in Lexington, Kentucky. He was the son of Frank Blair, the editor of the Washington Globe and the president's "Mouth-Piece" during Andrew Jackson's Administration.

Ceran St. Vrain an American frontiersman of French descent, born in Missouri. He Was Captain and commander of the Volunteers and Charles Bent Business Partner. He was the Official Interpreter of the Court Proceedings.

Charles Bent's Brother George Bent was appointed Foreman of the Grand Jury.

Elliott Lee a member of the Grand Jury was the brother of Stephen Louis Lee, the late Sheriff of Taos County.

From the Book "Taos 1847-The Revolt in Contemporary Accounts. Edited by Michael McNierney. "Of the two Judges who subsequently tried the rebels, one was a close friend of Charles Bent, and the other's son had met a particularly horrible death the night of Bent's murder. The jury, composed partly of friends and relatives of the slain men, repeatly announced, to no one's surprise, verdicts of guilty and sentence of death. In fifteen working days between the fifth and twenty-fourth of April, fifteen out of seventeen men were convicted of murder, one out of five for High Treason and six out of seventeen for larcency. The executions for murder were carried out on an improvised gallows with borrowed lariats and tether ropes."

...Information was obtained from the following sources:...

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By Alberto Vidaurre 5-12-2011