Old Queries

Last revision: April 5, 2001
The newest of these is very old so the email addresses may no longer work.

Sent: Wednesday, April 04, 2001 5:00 PM. Subject: Sierra County Query. I am looking for information on my grandfather Joe "Jodie" Henry WALCH. d. Jan 13, 1982 in T or C N.M: b. Joe Henry Yalch April 14, 1911 in Strawn, Palo Pinto County Texas His name was changed from Yalch prior to moving from Texas to NM. He may also be listed as J H Yalch or J H WALCH. Possibly buried in T or C. Thank you so much, Robby Gilbert.
Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2001 7:36 PM. Subject: Sierra Co. Query. I am looking for my great uncle who was raised on or around the Brazos River in Texas. Then as a young man, left for Truth or Concequences N.M. to only be heard of again on the day he died. His name was JOHN FIELDING. He would have been born around 1890-1905. I am building my family tree and can not find anything on him. If you know of any family it would be greatly appreciated (I do know he is buried in the town of T or C N.M). e-mail me at
Sent: Wednesday, October 25, 2000 1:36 AM. Subject: Sierra County Query. Ewart William ALSTON b 1886 TX d 1954 Portales, NM married twice: 1st to Belle ____ and 2nd to Gertude _____. Ewart was a sheep and cattle rancher with land in several counties in New Mexico, Eddy, Lea and some in Texas. His main ranch was near Hillsboro, I would like to locate that ranch or any relatives still living in the area (none that I am aware of). Any information on his wives would get greatly appreciated, surnames would help. Ewart had two brothers in the sheep and cattle ranching in Eddy and Lea Counties. Seth ALSTON ran for a public office in New Mexico, Lt. Governor, I think, year unknown. Thanks. Contact Don Lindley at --- Donald Lindley ---
Sent: Saturday, August 26, 2000 10:39 AM. Subject: Sierra Query. I am searching for information on Raymond Vernon Jewett. He was born 1895 East Montpelier, VT and died 1982 Truth or Consequences, Sierra County, NM. He had also lived in Alaska. Would like to know if he was married and had any children. Thanks, Reg Orvis.
Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2000 12:07 AM. Subject: Sierra Query. Hello, I am looking for information on Andres Montoya who married a woman named Maria around 1890. He was born in June 1869 she was born in May 1874 their children are Francisco, Bernardo, Adela and Jose. They were in Sierra county in 1900. Thanks, Tina.
Sent: Friday, April 14, 2000 10:29 PM. Subject: Sierra Co. Query. I am looking for a lady by the name of Rosetta Gibson. I am from Waterloo, Iowa and in the process of straightening out a abstract of a house I own. The last addresses I have of Rosetta are in Truth or Consequence NM. From what I'm told her husbands name was Bill, whom I think is deceased. Her daughters name is Lavonda Lemke and may live in the same city. If I could find anyway to contact them I would deeply appreciate it. My name is David Schake and my e-mail is Thank you and may the Lord bless you.
Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2000. Subject: Sierra County Query. BARNES, RAY ESTELE. Looking for any information on this man. He lived in or around Truth or Consequences, NM in 1968. He was born 5/11/04 or 05. He was married to Verna Emma Barnes at one time. They produced two children, Douglas Ray and Verna Sharon. ANY information would be appreciated. Thanks, Contact T. Baker. at
Sent: Tuesday, February 15, 2000. Subject: Sierra County Query. I am looking for information on Christian Sehussen FRIIS (FRIES) died in 1919. He was a doctor. He had a daughter Ellinor who was a teacher and a son Walter. On the 1920 census the daughter and son were in Hot Springs. Thank you, Harlean Fries.
Sent: Tuesday, January 18, 2000. Subject: Sierra County Query. Looking for Petra Sais and Cosme Gurule. They were married 5 May 1884, San Ignacio Mission, Monticello, Sierra Cty, NM. Also looking for any information on the Grijalva family from around Arrey, NM. Thanks, Wlkwcougar
Sent: Thursday, November 04, 1999. Subject: Sierra County Query. Looking for the parents of Kenneth Eugene White, born 30 Jan 1930, Portales, NM--died Oct 1978, Truth or Consequences, NM. SS Index shows his SS # as 525 52 5219. He was married to Helen Darlene Abston Thanks, Jo-Anne Wood.
Sent: Thursday, September 23, 1999. Subject: Sierra County Query. I am searching for any information regarding the death of Charles CLAUSER who I have listed as dying in the town of Grafton, Sierra County, NM March 24, 1895. I don't know much about the area or if he was buried there. I know this is listed as a ghost town but is there still a cemetery located there? Supposedly he was an engineer for the railroads. Any help would be most appreciated. Ken Brodbeck, 290 S Brookside, Wichita, KS, 67218. email-
Sent: Thursday, September 09, 1999. Subject: Sierra Co Query. PENDERGRAS, Clyde Henry, b. 26 Sept 1904; d 16 June 1969 , Truth or Consequencies. Married to Lucille Pendergrass b. Sierra Co. NM in 1945. One son Jack. Also searching for: PENDERGRASS William Albert and Fannie Lee Pendergrass. He was b. 6 Sept 1878 Eastland Co. Tx d 10 Feb 1958 Sierra Co. NM Wife: b. 21 Jan 1877, Erath, Tx d 18 Nov. 1964, Sierra Co. NM. Where are they buried and if possible any other info available. Obit ? They had daughter Vera Nettie Pendergrass b. 23 July 1902 and d 27 Feb. 1977, Sierra Co NM. Burial location and obit? Any info on this family appreciated. Email me: Thank you, Norma Lee Mayben , 7 Hilliard Circle, Abilene, Tx 79601-3920.
Date: Sunday, June 20, 1999. Subject: Sierra Query. Lost ancestors, Light Townsend and wife Kitty Moore b.1876, in Kimble County,Texas, moved to Sierra County, New Mexico in the 1890's. Any information, on decedents, family and etc. is appreciated. Bobby Hicks
Date: Saturday, May 22, 1999. Subject: SIERRA COUNTRY QUERY. I wish to contact descendents of JOSE JUAN NEPOMUCENO DURAN and JUANA FRANCO. They were married on September 10, 1889 in Hillsboro, New Mexico. I am a descendent of Juan Nepomuceno's brother Marcelino Duran. Thank you, Dorothy Chavez Wiskup 5327 Pineridge Drive, La Crescenta, CA 91214. e-mail: WISKUP@AOL.COM
Date: Fri, 26 Mar 1999. Subject: Sierra Query. SHARP/HUNT. Seeking information on Henrietta (Hettie) Jane HUNT (nee SHARP), b. 28 Aug 1840, Milam Co., TX; d. 9 Feb 1910, Las Palomes, Sierra Co., NM. She married Gabriel Hubbard HUNT in Kimble Co., TX, and had three children by him: (1) Brannick Blanche HUNT, m. Walter GEORGE; (2) Andrew J. HUNT, m. Annie CHATFIELD; and (3) Ponesa HUNT, m. ROSS. The family moved from Kimble Co., TX, to Reeves Co., TX, and on to NM in the 1890's and lived around Hillsboro, Butcher Knife, and Hatch. Rance Baker
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 1999. Subject: Sierra County Query. I am hoping to find information on Jack THOMAS who was born either in Hillsboro or TorC (Hot Springs) in about 1938. After learning of his father's death he has not kept in touch. I hope to learn anything about him such as birthdate, etc. Thanks to one and all for noting this request. Paula Currey e-mail:
Date: Sun, 28 Feb 1999. Subject: Murder of a Postal or Payroll Officer in Hillsboro. I am looking for any information regarding the hold up and murder of a Payroll or Postal officer in Hillsboro between 1911 and 1935. I am particularly interested in the men who were convicted in the murder. Any information would be appreciated. Thank you. Walt Brandstoettner
Surnames: WRIGHT BURGESS. Submitter: Jim Layton.) Date: 25 Nov. 1998. Seeking information on Mrs. A. (Burgess Wright) b. 1885-1915 Edmond, Oklahoma. She married and moved to Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. She is the dau. of Joseph Calvin and Dora Burgess. Any information will be appreciated. Please contact me at SURFGOODIES@HOTMAIL.COM
Subject: Re: Sierra Query. Date: Saturday, October 31, 1998. Mollie (Mary E.) FRAZIER is listed in Sierra County, Hillsboro, N. Mex. on 1900 census, 40 years old, a "sole femme". Would appreciate hearing from anyone who knows about her or of other Sierra FRAZIERS or who would research Mollie FRAZIER for a fee. In 1880's and 1890's she had lived in Texas in Pecos and Reeves Counties, Ft. Stockton and Toyah where she had removed about 1879-80, following the death of her mother, Mary E. BROWN FRAZIER, in Harris County, Texas. She lived near her uncle, Judge George FRAZIER, his son, Sheriff "Bud" FRAZIER, and George Frazier's daughter, Annie RIGGS. I have much information on the FRAZIERS and the Annie Riggs Museum in Ft. Stockton but have not been able to trace Mollie FRAZIER (also seen as FRASER or FRAYER). Please contact: Shirley Stephens Martin, Air Force Village II - 128, 5100 John D. Ryan Blvd., San Antonio, Texas 78245; e-mail:
Subject: Sierra County Query. Date: Sun, 2 Aug 1998. Hi, I am looking for information/family of Ira D. Core age 20, married in Truth or Consequinces, then Hot Springs, New Mexico in 1915 to Stella Daisy Sawyer age 17. His father was John Calvin Core and her Father was Samuel Charles Sawyer. My mother was born 7 Feb 1919, at Duran, De Baca County, New Mexico on a ranch. There is no record of her birth; however she has a delayed birth cert. marked before her mother's death. Thank you posting this for me. Ann Waite
From: "King Johnson" ( Subject: Sierra County Quiery. Date: Thu, 23 Jul 1998. Looking for information of John T. Clark family. Daughter Lillie Clark married Charles Johnson in Sierra County in 1903. Carol Johnson. (
Date: Wed Apr 8 18:27:53 1998. Name: David Pridemore Any information on WEISSINGER, JOE A. - deceased 8/27/1962 in or around Truth or Consequences/Roswell area? Also information on his son: WEISSINGER, JACKIE JOE - born 5/6/1928, deceased 11/7/1992(?). Thanks. I have database of PRIDEMORE family researched back to 1666 if anyone needs info. Also some information on SPICKELMIER again back to same rough time. Pridemore family currently residing in San Juan County, Sandoval County.
Subject: SEVIER, MEDRANO families of NM. Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 15:23:14 -0800 . Searching for Ralph SEVIER (1913?-1972?) (USAF-1940s) m. to Stella; daughters: Betty (Joan) b 1941, Helen b. 1942, Alice b. 1943. Sister Edith SEVIER MEDRANO SMITH. There was a SEVIER family in Truth or Consequences. Any help is appreciated. Bob Wheeler
Subject: George Daly Date: Tue, 24 Mar 1998 14:39:22 -0800. My wife's great-uncle was George Daly, yes the George Daly who owned the Bridal Chamber Mine. The town of Daly was named after him(now is Lake Valley). We are looking for any information about George. We know that he was killed by Apaches the day the great Silver find was discovered. Also there is some writing that he was a NM Ranger, but don't think this was true. He probably was on a posse chasing what was left of the Apaches. Any information on George that anybody has would be appreciated. George should of been one of Sierra Co.'s more famous people, if not the richest. Too, bad he didn't live to see any of the money. Cliff & Marilyn Soderback