J. A. Wolford Grant County, New Mexico

J. A. Wolford, of Central, the pioneer fruit-raiser in Santa Clara valley, now devoting his energies to horticultural pursuits and to stock raising, came to the Territory in 1874 and has since been a resident of Grant County. He was born in Germany and in 1839 came to America. At the time of the Civil war he responded to the country's call for troops, enlisting in 1861 at the three months call. He was at that time a resident of Cumberland County, Illinois. He joined the army as a private, and after the expiration of his first term he re-enlisted in 1862 as a member of Company G, One Hundred and Twenty-third Illinois Infantry. He came from Kansas to New Mexico and located near Lone Mountain.

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

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