Lemuel G. Eblen San Juan County, New Mexico

Lemuel G. Eblen, probate clerk of Aztec, came to New Mexico in March, 1902 from Texas. He was born in Tennessee in 1859, and when nine years of age became a resident of Missouri, living for thirty years in Howell County, this state. For sixteen years he was an office holder there and acted as postmaster at West Plains during President Cleveland's first administration. In 1900 he went to California, but seven months later removed to Texas, and in 1902 came to Aztec. During his first year here he taught school. He was then appointed deputy probate clerk under Joseph Prewitt in February, 1903, and thus served until elected probate clerk in the fall of 1904 as the candidate of the Democratic Party.

 Fraternally he is connected with the Modern Woodmen of America.

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

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