The current owners have done extensive research on their property which revealed that the Ortegas owned much of the surrounding property and that it was later divided among Dionicio and Sarah Jane’s children.
We again didn’t make it to Santa Fe’s National Cemetery adjacent to Rosario Cemetery which is a shame, especially considering today is Memorial Day.
Next time we will visit my 4th great grandfather there, Ruperto Armijo, who was part of the 2nd New Mexico Regiment Infantry during the Civil War.
We also visited St. Francis of Assisi, Cross of the Martyrs, Fort Marcy Park, the public library, the Palace of the Governors Museum Shop to buy books, and Meow Wolf while we were there this time. I highly recommend Meow Wolf.
DH gave me a membership to The State Historical Society of Missouri and since I accidentally opened the letter containing my new membership number, I went ahead and made an inquiry about Joseph Taylor’s sons:
James W. Taylor b. 1830
John Taylor b. 1838
Wesley Taylor b. 1839
Samuel Taylor b. 1842
Thomas Taylor b. 1848
I received this reply: “Dear Mrs. TTJBlog,
Sadly, there are so many Taylors in Missouri, it is very difficult and time consuming to discern the correct Taylors for you. There were 112 John Taylors serving in the Civil War in Missouri. I think I may have found the correct Wesley Taylor. This soldier is from Livingston and enrolled in Springfield, Missouri.”
Joseph Taylor stated in a Provost Marshal record that he “further state[s] that both of my said (unintelligible) have left this (unintelligible) having gone across the plains (unintelligible) left the state of his residence being unknown to me and I further state that I have two sons now in the military service of the United States. Joseph Taylor”. I have not looked up the others yet.