TAOS

Many French and French-Canadian fur trappers and traders lived in or operated from Taos. After the fur trade days and the events surrounding the American annexation, the Taos Rebellion, and the Civil War, Taos remained the home of the French families already established there, and new entrepreneurs came to work or do business. The following are some of the names of people and families who lived or did business in Taos. Their stories are in the book. Of course, some are missing, and some lived/worked in several places.

A

Louis Ambroise
Henri Ault 
Charles Autobees

B

Charles Beaubien
John Bernavette 
Joseph “Bijou” Bissonette
Robert Boissière

C

Antoine Carbonel
Jean-Baptiste Chalifoux 
Louis-Marie Colons

D

The DesGeorges family 
Duchesne
DuPont

F

Louis Febre

G

Joseph Gervais
Joseph Girard “El Francés” 
Jean Grenier

J

Gabriel Jeantet

L

Denis Lacroix
Jean-Baptiste Lacroix 
François Laforêt 
Jean-Baptiste La Lande
Henri & Fred Lambert 
Antoine Lamy 
Antoine Large 
William LeBlanc
Antoine and Abraham Ledoux & family
Manuel LeFebre and family
Pierre L’Espérance
Joseph Livernois

M

Alexis Marcil
Marteau
Henri Mercure 

N

The Nolan family 

P

Etienne Provost

R

Joseph-Michel Riballo
François, Antoine, and Louis Robidoux 

S

Céran St. Vrain 
Pierre Satren
José and Luis Serve
François Sioté 

T

André Terrien
Vincent Thomas
François Turcotte

V

Pedro Vial 

Catholic priests in Taos:

Alvernhe
Barrau
Blanchot
Cellier
Dehors
Delavelle
Domergue
Fialon
Garassu
Garnier
Giraud
Gourcy
A. Juillard
A. Lamy
Latour
Le Guillou
Mariller
Merle
Pajot
Parisis
Pouget
Rolly
Roux
Seux
Thomas
Ussel
Valezy