Lewis W. Neatherlin Chaves County, New Mexico

Lewis W. Neatherlin, one of the prominent and well-known residents of Chaves County, is devoting his time and attention to agricultural pursuits on his farm three miles northeast of Roswell. At die time of his arrival in New Mexico in September, 1880, he took up his abode at Stone's ranch, where he remained during the following winter and then removed to Seven Rivers, near Lakewood, there locating a ranch and devoting his time to the stock business until 1882. Mr. Neatherlin's next location was at the head of Black river, east of the Guadalupe Mountains, and he then went to the foothills of the Sacramento Mountains, where he did well in the stock business and remained there from 1885 to I &93- Selling his possessions there he came to his present home place in Chaves county, New Mexico, three miles northeast of Roswell, where he has a small farm devoted to the raising of fruit and alfalfa. His land is watered by the Stone ditch. Aside from his private affairs Mr. Neatherlin has found time to devote to public office, and from 1889 to 1890 he served as assessor of Lincoln County. Spiva L. Neatherlin, a son of Lewis W., is engaged in agricultural pursuits, and also has charge of a rural delivery mail route. His was the first route established in the Territory, having been organized in March 1901.

Mr. Neatherlin was married at Belmont, Texas, December 21, 1854, to Miss Mary E. Clinton. Mr. Neatherlin was made a Mason in June, 1868, at Pleasanton, Texas.

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

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