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Project is based on the cemetery surveys published in the New Mexico Genealogist, The Journal of the New Mexico Genealogical Society. P.O. Box 8283; Albuquerque, NM 87198 8283. The magazine's volume, date, and and page number is displayed under the cemetery's name. Our appreciation to the New Mexico Genealogical Society and the survey compliers. This website presentation may not be copied in any manner for any reason. Retyped from original by C. W. Barnum 2002 .

Colfax County Tombstone
NMG XXVII, No 4, December 1988, page 119

Reverend Tolby's tombstone has been replaced. Nancy Robertson of Raton, Colfax County attended a Colfax County War Symposium at the St. James Hotel in Cimarron, NM and was surprised to see the broken tombstone of the Rev. Mr. F. J. Tolby who died 14 Sep 1875 (see FRA 5 (5):30) leaning against the Ladies' Room door. In order to save the stone from thieves, the community has replaced the original white stone with a modern black one, carrying a different set of inscriptions. A booklet has even been published with the new stone featured on the cover. Historians visiting the windy hill south of Cimarron will not see Tolby's original stone, but another of a different time and period.