son of Feliz de Jesus Garcia de Noriega and Maria Ysabel Lopez*

and petitioner /grantee of the 1819 Carnuel Land Grant

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In the Matter of the Estate



Nov. 12, 1887




No. 321 (Spanish)

LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT filed which is as follows:

In the Name of God Almighty and of the Divine Trinity, I, Jose Antoñio Garcia of the City of Albuquerque, County of Bernalillo, State of New Mexico, being of sound mind and memory do hereby make, publish, ordain and declare this to be my last will and testament, in manner and form following, to-wit:


It is my will that at my death my mortal body be placed wherever my family desire.


I declare I was married to Maria Ignacia Candelaria in the year 1816 and by that marriage have five sons and three daughters named as follows: Maria Soledad, Dolores, Maria Tereza, Antoñio Jose,Jose Francisco, Juan, Lorenzo, Melquiades.


I declare that at the death of my said wife the heirs received what was coming to them.


I declare I was married to Maria Polinaria Salazar in the year 1839 and by said marriage we had fifteen children, five of whom are dead, said living children named as follows: Julian,Teodoro,Vibian, Domingo, Juan Antoñio, Longil, Mauricia, Juana, Maria de los Angeles, andIsabel.


I declare that my children from both my marriages, are my legitimate children.


I declare that when I married the second time, my wife owned three houses and some property.


I declare that I gave my second wife, a piece of land which is situated in front of the house..


I declare that the property given to me by my wife, should be established in my ownership before partitioning among my heirs.


I declare leaving to my present wife all of that property on the other side of the "arrollo" or ditch.

XI. [sic]

I declare our present home belongs to my wife excepting for two rooms which I give [sic] with a lot.


I declare that my son Longil has full ownership of that certain piece of land known as "Rotorra".


I declare partioning [sic] my cattle as follows: Manuel Nuanes 27 heads of cattle, Perfilio Gonsales25 heads of cattle and Jose Garcia 35 heads of cattle, said cattle still belonging to me but now I desire or will half of said cattle to my wife and the other half to be partitioned among my heirs.


I leave to Maria de la Paz one cow with a new born calf and also a piece of land which faces land ofPatricio Gutierres known as "Ranchito".


I declare leaving Domingo in charge of the Chapel and any repairs that have to be done to said room, he is in charge.


I declare leaving a few head of cattle to meet my expenses while I still live as well as when I die.


I declare leaving all pasture and fences to my said wife.


I declare my wife be appointed guardian and custodian of property left to my son Longil.


I leave my wife an old car which shall be turned over to her at the time of my death.


I leave my wife three rubber tires and other car assessories.


It is my will and desire in naming my sons, Vibian Garcia, and Salvador Garcia, said Vibian Garciato be special administrator and said sons to be executors of this my last will and testament.

Signed, sealed and published this the 8th day of January, A.D., 1887.

We the undersigned were personally present when the above Last Will and Testament was read to Jose Antoñio Garcia and he declares that the contents of the said Last Will and Testament are clear and distinct, and we certify that the said Jose Antoñio Garcia is of sound mind.

Juan Chaves y Armijo

of Albuquerque

Jose Lucero

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This 8th day of January A.D. 1887 before me the undersigned appeared Jose Antoñio Garcia in person, and to me well known to be the person who executed, sealed and signed the aforesaid Will and Testament and having the same read in his presence said contents of the above Last Will and Testament is clearly and distinctly understood. I sign without fear or the influence of any other person.

In Witness Whereof I hereunto set my hand and official seal in my office of the "Tijera", Precinct No. 7 of San Antoñio this 8th day of January A.D., 1887.

Francisco Samora (Seal)

Justice of the Peace

Approved this 7 day of Nov. 1887.

J.M. Chavez

Probate Judge.

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DEC 14, 1887

INVENTORY filed which is in part as follows:
A house in the Plaza del Cañon de Carnué with 5 dwelling rooms, valued at $40.00
A Chapel room, valued at $10.00
Land which is in front of the house, value $100.00
A piece of land which is across the arroyo, the same as the previous land $30.00
Land in the old plaza of Carnué, valued at $20.00
Land on the "Camino de Peralta", valued at $15.00
Land known as "la Ratona", valued at $16.00
Land known as "la Nicanora", valued at $20.00
Land by the cold Spring, valued at $20.00

This final inventory being made this 30 day of November A.D. 1887.

Francisco Samora

Ysidoro Paz,


Approved this 12 day of December 1887.

J.M. Chaves

Justice of the Peace.

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SOURCE: Lawyers Title Insurance Corporation manuscripts, MSS 553 BC Box 25, Folder 6, Center for Southwest Research, Zimmerman Library, University of New Mexico.

* Parents of Jose Antoñio Garcia are shown to be Feliz de Jesus Garcia de Noriega and Maria Ysabel Lopez in the numerous baptismal records of his children with his two wives. SOURCE: New Mexico Genealogical Society, Albuquerque Baptisms - Archdiocese of Santa Fe - 1706 - 1850 (Albuquerque: New Mexico Genealogicial Society, Inc., 1983), p. 189, 191, 192, 198, 201, 205, 206, 214, 240, and 242.


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