|Posted By:||A. Lee Martinez|
|Subject:||MARTIN FAMILIY ANDHISTORY OF LAS TRAMPAS|
|Post Date:||January 26, 2001 at 16:53:38|
|Forum:||Taos County, NM Genealogy Forum|
My MARTIN anscestors are found residing in Las Trampas, a settlement established in Taos County in 1751 by twelve families from Santa Fe, led by Juan de Arguello, who had received a land grant from Governor Tomas Velez Cachupin. The resulting settlement, officially christened Santo Tomas Apostol del Rio de las Trampas, “St. Thomas the Apostle of the River of Traps,” took its name from the Rio de las Trampas that flows through it.
I would like to know who those 12 families were, and if there were any MARTINs amoung them.