Kelley Cemetery
North Alma, Catron County, New Mexico
By Nancy E. Brown, Catron County Genealogist, and Arlena Boggs
Sept. 25, 2007 Return to Catron County Cemetery Page


This is a ranch cemetery located on private property. It's fenced and gated. There are five graves in this little cemetery.  Four of the graves have headstones and one grave is marked only with a wooden cross that has fallen over. Bill Kelly, a descendant of Pat Kelley, took us to this cemetery on his property and pointed out the graves and explained whom they were. Mr. Kelly also told us that when Pat Kelley mustered out of the service at the end of the Indian Wars, the government issued him the land where the Kelly ranch is in payment for his service to his country.  We thank Mr. Kelly for his information and hospitality.

Kelley, Luis Born May 24, 1909; died May 2, 19122
Unknown Mexican. Born in Mexico; died in New Mexico before 1888. He came from Mexico to New Mexico with Pat Kelley and had worked for him.
Kelley, Pat Born 1838; died 1888 “His memory is blessed” Pat Kelley was a soldier of the Indian Wars.
Higgins, Chas. C. Jr. Born Sept. 28, 1914; died Aug. 31 1916. “ Gone but not forgotten”
Kelley, Felicita nacio Julio 10, 1917; Fallecio Agosto 28, 1917. “En memoria de nuestrn querida hijita”  Ihs