Castillo Family Santa Fé County, New Mexico

The Castillo family came from Spain at the same time as the de Vaca family. Marcos Castillo was born in Bernalillo County, now Sandoval, in 1859, a son of Jose Antonio Castillo. In 1862 the senior Castillo was killed by the Navajo Indians, who also stole six or seven thousand head of sheep. The widow was left with her son, Marcos Castillo, who early learned and followed the painter's trade, while later he engaged in merchandising from 1888 until 1890. In the meantime he was called to office, serving as probate judge from 7883 until 1885 and in 1884 was elected probate clerk and recorder. In 1891 he was elected a member of the board of education of Santa Fé for two years and since 1904 he has been probate clerk and ex-officio recorder, proving a capable official. His political allegiance is given to the Republican Party.

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Source: History of New Mexico, Its Resources and People, Volume II, Pacific States Publishing Co., 1907.

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