2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 9, 2021 12:21 PM by Monica Soto Ouchi

    Seeking records of US Custom Officer, Jose Soto

    Monica Soto Ouchi Newbie

      Hello, I'm doing family research and came across an article about my great-great-grandfather, listed here as J. M Soto (Jose Maria Soto) acting as a U.S. customs special officer in chase of smuggled cattle at El Plomo Mining Camp in 1898. I've located other articles where Jose Maria Soto (Las Cruces, N.M. area) is listed as a justice of the peace back then and he was from a long list of miners. I wonder any official records exist that would affirm what's in this article? Any help would be greatly appreciated.


      Article from the May 12, 1898, Albuquerque Citizen