As a genealogist and amateur historian, I research people and events which pique my curiosity. About 4 years ago I was in Yuma, Ariz. on business and visited the Yuma Territorial Prison State Historic Park. While there I saw among the photos of former inmates a Marcus (Marco) Pacho who served a little over a year in the prison before he was pardoned by the territorial governor. Since he was convicted on rather unusual charges and then pardoned as if he were wrongly accused, I would like to know more about him and his case.
From the park archives, I have found that Pacho was convicted in Maricopa County, Ariz. in 1891 at the age of 25, which would make his birth year about 1866. On the Internet I have found the family of Hilario and Concepcion Pacho as listed in Maricopa County in the 1880 U.S. Census with children Mateo, Julio, Francisco, Marco, and Maria. In the census, Marco is listed as being 12 years of age. I assume this is the same Marco. Other records found on the Internet indicate that Hilario moved to near Tempe in 1875. Multiple Internet sources list Marco as being constable or deputy constable in Tempe in 1898. Other names found on the Internet that may have been his wife and children include Cecilia, Stella, and Helen.
Some census records seem to indicate that Marcos later moved to Yuma County.
I would very much like to know more about Mr. Pacho and his life. If you recognize these names and/or think you might be related to these people, I kindly ask for your reply. I would greatly appreciate your assistance.
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