Antonio Montoya
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Antonio MONTOYA and Petra Garduño RIVERA were from San Miguel County and had eleven children. Their second son, Adonio Rivera Montoya (1885-1973) was baptized in Picacho in Lincoln County. Adonio's baptism 19 August 1885 is registered in the Carrizozo Santa Rita Catholic Church records, as are those of his wife and children.
Adonio married Antonia Vigil, (1889-1957) born in in Lincoln County to Daniel Trujillo Vigil and Elfida Fresquez Chavez. Antonia's paternal grandparents, Manuel Vigil and Maria Polinaria Trujillo gave eighty acres off the Pine Lodge Road on the north side of the Capitan Mountains to Adonio and Antonia. Valued members of their community, Adonio worked for the Block Ranch as a cowboy. He was also a carpenter and a brick and rock mason. Antonia, a religious woman, was the epitome of a country wife known for her generosity and hospitality. She grew and canned her own food, raised chickens, and was a good cook. Adonio and Antonia had eleven children. Mary taught at the Richardson School, married Ruben Sanchez and raised four children. Claudio married
Juanita Chaves, bought property at Encinoso, and raised eight children there. "Chonita" married Damacio Chavez, lived in Capitan, and raised six children. Elfego lived in Capitan until his death in 1993. Elvira, currently living on the family property in Richardson, married Anatalio Lucero Sanchez and raised four children. Cleotilde married Daniel Vargas and raised three sons in California. Delia married Ray Lucero and is the mother of two sons. Flora married Evaristo Lucero Sanchez of Arabella and currently resides in California with their three daughters. Ben, who never married, died in 1957 in a car accident just outside of Capitan. Rosa died at the age of four. Tony, who married Mary Guillen and had four sons, died in a 1966 automobile accident. Submitted by: Flora Montoya Sanchez--daughter of Adonio and Antonia, and her daughters, Martha Sanchez Wilson and Edythe Sanchez Machado.