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Families of Colfax, New Mexico

William S Johnson

Submitted by Michele

(Source: (1) 1900 Dist 32, Elizabethtown, Colfax, New Mexico, Head of
Household 119/125 age 69, born Massachussetts as well as parents, married 19 years, miner., (2) 1880 Dist 6, Elizabethtown, Colfax, New Mexico Census, Head of Household 259/279 aged 49 years, widower, miner,born in Massachussetts, listed with children., (3) 1870 Precinct 1 Elizabethtown, Colfax, New Mexico Census, Head of Household 343/285 aged 39 years, born Massachussetts,
gold miner, listed as Wm. S. F. Johnson, single Julius Berger also in household.) was born Jan 1831 in Massachussetts, and died 1905 in Taos, New Mexico. He
married (2) Tomasita Cisneros (Source: (1) 1900 Dist 32, Elizabethtown, Colfax, New Mexico, wife of Wm Johnson, aged 37 years, married 19 years, 4 out of 8
children living. born New Mexico as well as parents., (2) 1910 Dist 32, Elizabethtown, Colfax, New Mexico Census, Head of household 27/28 aged 46 widowed, next household to daughter Mary Johnson family and Martinez
family., (3) 1870 El Rancho, Taos, New Mexico Census, Aged 7 years, name Tomasa, living with parents, youngest child, unclear if correct family,
however placing as is until futher documentation can be found. Stepfather Narciso Sandoval 2 hh away.) Abt. 1880 in New Mexico, daughter of Juan Cisneros and Paulita Martinez. She was born Mar 1863 in Taos, New Mexico,
and died 19 Feb 1948. More About William Johnson and Tomasita Cisneros:

Marriage: Abt. 1880, New Mexico

Children of William S. F. Johnson are:

2 i. Peter 2 Johnson (Source: 1880 Dist 6, Elizabethtown, Colfax, New Mexico Census, living with father, aged 9 years.), born 1870 in New Mexico.

3 ii. Carlos Johnson (Source: 1880 Dist 6, Elizabethtown, Colfax, New Mexico Census, Living with father aged 7 years.), born 1873 in New Mexico.

4 iii. Edward Johnson (Source: 1880 Dist 6, Elizabethtown, Colfax, New Mexico Census, living with father aged 5 years.), born 1875 in New Mexico.

5 iv. George Johnson (Source: 1880 Dist 6, Elizabethtown, Colfax, New Mexico Census, living with father aged 2 years.), born 1878 in New Mexico.
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More About William Johnson and Delores May:

Marriage: Abt. 1903, New Mexico

Children of William Johnson and Delores May are:

10 i. Florence 3 Johnson, born 1905 in New Mexico.

11 ii. Ben W. Johnson, born 1907 in New Mexico.

12 iii. Secundina M. Johnson, born 1909 in New Mexico. 8. Ramon/Raymond 2 Johnson (William S. F.1 ) (Source: (1) 1910 Dist 32, Elizabethtown, Colfax, New
Mexico Census, Head of Household next to brother Wm Johnson's family 22 years of age, married within the year, no children race listed as other., (2) 1930
Dist. 54, Trinidad, Las Animas, Colorado Census, Raymond Johnson Head of Household 143/143 renting at $5.00 per mo, age 38 years, married, born New Mexico, wife and children in household.) was born Apr 1888 in New Mexico. He married Clemaca Valdez (Source: (1) 1910 Dist 32, Elizabethtown, Colfax, New Mexico Census, wife of Ramon Johnson age 21 born New Mexico race listed as
white., (2) 1930 Dist. 54, Trinidad, Las Animas, Colorado Census, wife of Raymond, aged 41 years, born New Mexico.) 1910 in New Mexico. She was born 1888 in New Mexico.

More About Ramon/Raymond Johnson and Clemaca Valdez:

Marriage: 1910, New Mexico

Children of Ramon/Raymond Johnson and Clemaca Valdez are:

+ 13 i. Edward 3 Johnson, born 1901 in Elizabethtown, Colfax Co, New Mexico.

14 ii. Tomasita Johnson, born 05 Feb 1912 in Elizabethtown, Colfax Co, New Mexico; died 21 Aug 2004 in Pueblo, Colorado. She married Gilbert Gallegos.

Notes for Tomasita Johnson:

Mrs. Tomasita (Johnson) Gallegos Tuesday, August 24, 2004
Mrs. Tomasita (Johnson) Gallegos, 92, passed away on Aug. 21, 2004. She is survived by her children, Gilbert (Dolores) Gallegos of El Paso, Texas, Florence
(Tom) Santos, Christine (Joe) Flores, Phyllis Rivera, all of Pueblo, and Joseph (Judy) Gallegos of Denver; sister, Virginia Johnson; brother, Raymond
(Florence) Johnson of Pueblo; sisters-in-law, Juanita Baca of Phoenix, Sarah Steelmon of Denver, Pauline Gallegos of Los Angeles; and brother-in-law,
Joe Maestas of Colorado Springs. Tomasita is also survived by her 25 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her usband, Gilbert Gallegos; and her children, Irene, Eugene, Sarah Ann and Daniel Gallegos; grandson, Thomas Santos Jr.; her parents, Raymond and Clemaca (Valdez) Johnson; sister, Frances (Lee) Cruz; brothers, Edward Johnson, Arthur Johnson and Garfield (Irene) Johnson; parents-in-law, Leandro and Sarah (Tapia) Gallegos; brothers-in-law, Ernest Gallegos, Manuel (Mary Ann) Gallegos, Frank
Gallegos, Lauro Baca, Raymond Steelmon; and sisters-in-law, Lillian Gallegos, Helen Maestas, Santana (Solomon) Gallegos and Emma (Candido) Gil.

Tomasita was born on Feb. 5, 1912, in Elizabethtown, N.M., to Raymond and Clemaca (Valdez) Johnson. She grew up in Cokedale, Colo., and moved to
Trinidad where she met and later married Gilbert Gallegos on Aug. 25, 1928, at Holy Trinity Church in Trinidad. Mr. and Mrs. Gallegos and family moved to Pueblo in 1944. At the time of Gilbert's death, they had just celebrated their 63rd
wedding anniversary. Tomasita was a homemaker and caregiver. She spent her last 11 years living with her daughter, Florence; and son-in-law, Tom Santos.

Visitation, 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, at Imperial Funeral Home. Rosary, 7 p.m.  Tuesday, and funeral Mass, 10 a.m. Wednesday; both services at Our Lady of
Mount Carmel Church. Interment, Imperial Memorial Gardens. .....

15 iii. Francis Johnson, born 1914 in Elizabethtown, Colfax Co, New Mexico.
16 iv. Virginia Johnson, born 1917 in New Mexico. 17 v. Arthur Johnson, born 1921 in New Mexico. 18 vi. Garfield Johnson, born 1924 in New Mexico.
19 vii. Raymond Johnson, born 1928 in New Mexico. 9. Mary 2 Johnson (William S. F.1 ) (Source: 1910 Dist 32, Elizabethtown, Colfax, New Mexico Census,
wife of Louis Leonard age 18, married 3 years, 2 of 2 children living, next HH is Garflied Johnson, next Tomacita 3 Johnson, next ?? Martinez wifes name is Paulita.) was born 05 Jan 1892 in Taos, New Mexico, and died 20 Dec 1929 in Trinidad, Las Animas, Colorado. She married Louis Leonard I (Source: 1910 Dist 32, Elizabethtown, Colfax, New Mexico Census, Head of Household 26/27
Aged 40 years, second marriage, married 3 years, born Austria, as well as parents, laborer, immigrated 1887, naturalized.) 01 May 1906 in Springer, Colfax, New Mexico. He was born 1870 in Austria.

More About Louis Leonard and Mary Johnson:

Marriage: 01 May 1906, Springer, Colfax, New Mexico

Children of Mary Johnson and Louis Leonard are:

20 i. Louis Leo 3 Leonard II (Source: 1930 Dist 61, Prec 53, Chauqauqau, Las Animas, Colorado Census, Aged 21 years, living with cousin Edward Johnson and
family born in New Mexico, states father from Italy, mother New Mexico, laborer on farm.), born 1907 in New Mexico. He married Emma Maria Martinez (Source: 1920 Dist 1, Alamosa, Alamosa Co, Colorado, Emma Maes age 2 months (census
records dated January 1920, matches birth date given, Nov 1919) Spanish, born in Colorado probable Alamosa Co.) 1951 in Salt Lake City, Utah; born 06 Nov
1919 in Alamosa, Colorado.

Notes for Emma Maria Martinez:

Alamosa County Registrar
402 Edison Avenue
P.O. Box 630
Alamosa, CO 81101
(719) 589-6681

More About Leo Leonard and Emma Martinez:

Marriage: 1951, Salt Lake City, Utah

21 ii. Kate A. Leonard, born 1908 in New Mexico.

Generation No. 3

13. Edward 3 Johnson (Ramon/Raymond 2 , William S. F.1 ) (Source: 1930 Dist 61, Prec 53, Chauqauqau, Las Animas, Colorado Census, Head of Household 2/2
aged 30 years, married at age 24, mexican, rancher, wife and children in household as well as Garfield Johnson (uncle), Florencio Guiterrez age 55 (Uncle) Leo Leonard (cousin) Age is conflict, listed on earlier census records, however mothers age and marriage date present conflict of his real age, or he isn't their child.) was born 1901 in Elizabethtown, Colfax Co, New Mexico. He married Flora (Source: 1930 Dist 61, Prec 53, Chauqauqau, Las Animas, Colorado Census, wife of Edward Johnson age 24, married at 18, born Colorado.) 1924 in Colorado. She was born 1906 in Colorado.

More About Edward Johnson and Flora:

Marriage: 1924, Colorado

Children of Edward Johnson and Flora are:

22 i. Mary L.4 Johnson (Source: 1930 Dist 61, Prec 53, Chauqauqau, Las Animas, Colorado Census.), born 1925 in Colorado.

23 ii. William E. Johnson (Source: 1930 Dist 61, Prec 53, Chauqauqau, Las Animas, Colorado Census.), born 1927 in Colorado.

24 iii. Albert H. Johnson (Source: 1930 Dist 61, Prec 53, Chauqauqau, Las Animas, Colorado Census.), born Aug 1929 in Colorado.

I started following the line of Mary's father, William Johnson and found it fascinating. You may know all this already, but I found him again in 1880 as a
single man (probably widowed) with several small children (also attaching this image). He probably married Tomacita within the year of that census. Men
back then had to do something quickly to keep their families together. Some people like to throw stones at men who would lose their wife and then hop right to a new wife. They had to have someone to help raise the kids while they were scratching out a living. With William, that appears to be just what he did, scratch out a living. He was a gold miner. I tracked him back another 10 years and he was still in New Mexico and living in a boarding house with no apparent family ties. He was listed a William S.F. Johnson at that time. I then lucked out and found a Civil War Pension record of William S. Johnson and his wife was listed as something like Lomacita. I'm relatively sure that this is supposed to be Tomacita. He was down as having served in a California Cavalry unit. I then went to Calif. in 1860, Eureka, Nevada Co. and found a lone gold miner name William S. Johnson, thence back to the middle fork of the American River in Eldorado Co., Calif. in 1850 to find a William S.Johnson. His age was the same in all except the 1850 listed him as 20, only a slight deviation.

this is a work in progress....but thought i would send what details i have so far thanks Michele