In response to viewers’ demand, I am progressively adding notes under the names. Contributions to these notes would be greatly appreciated.

I am working on an Encyclopedia of the French in New Mexico. These notes (edited and referenced) and more will be part of it.

Abada, Frank (ca. 1824-after 1860)
Frank Abada was a French butcher at the Pinos Altos Gold Mines in 1860 (1860 Census for Dona Ana County).

Abadie, Eugene H. (Fort Union)
Eugène H. Abadie was posted at Fort Union in 1855 as an as Assistant Surgeon. Other surgeons of French origin were posted at the fort before, during and after the Civil War, such as O. W. Blanchard (1853 and 1861), Jules LeCarpentier(1870-1871) and Henry A. DuBois (1866-1870).
(National Park Service, Fort Union Historic Resources Study, Appendix B.
Leo E. Oliva: Fort Union and the Frontier Army in the Southwest: A Historic Resource Study Fort Union National Monument Fort Union, New Mexico, 1993.
Southwest Cultural Resources Center Professional Papers No. 41. Divsion of History, National Park Service, Santa Fe, New Mexico.)

Abréu family
The Abréu family is among the most prominent of New Mexico. This summary will be updated after consultation with the family. The founder of the New Mexico Abréu dynasty was Manuel Abréu. His father was a Frenchman, Henri Maken, but he died when Manuel was six months old. The boy was given her mother’s maiden name, Abréu. She was the daughter of Santiago Abréu, a deputy to the Congress in Mexico City (1825–26), and governor of Santa Fe (1832-33). He was dismembered and decapitated during the Chimayó Rebellion in 1837. Santiago’s brother, Ramón Abréu, published the newspaper El Crepúsculo de la Libertad, and was also killed in the Chimayó Rebellion. Manuel’s uncle Jesús José Abréu (1823-1900) married María Petra Beaubien (1844-1912), daughter of Charles Beaubien.

Accorsini, Joseph A. (19th century)
Joseph A. Accorsini was a French-Canadian priest in New Mexico (in Mora and Springer) from about 1881 to 1904. He was the son of an Italian father and French mother, and arrived in Santa Fe in 1881. He gave communion to Adolf Bandelier in 1886. He had a long history of problems with the Santa Fe Archdiocese for misconduct, and left New Mexico under so-called “scandalous circumstances” in 1886 (it seems that he was drinking and misbehaving in general), then returned. Apparently he was finally sent to Frascati, Italy.
(Hanks, Nancy. Lamy’s Legion. HRM Books, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2000, 3-4.
Legal Executions, 119).

Aimard, Gustave (1818-1883)
Gustave Aimard (1818-1883) was a prolific author of Western novels. He was born in Paris. His father, François Sébastiani de la Porta (1775–1851) was a general in Napoleon’s army and one of the ambassadors of the Louis Philippe government. Gustave Aimard wrote about seventy books, many about them about American Indians. Aimard, whose works were equally popular in other European countries, was called the “French Fenimore Cooper,” and wrote with an authority gained by spending nearly twenty years in North and South America. Most of his Indian books were translated into over ten languages. One of his best novels is Les Trappeurs de l’Arkansas (The Trappers of the Arkansas, 1858); thereafter he produced an astounding number of books, such as Les Pirates des Prairies (Pirates of the Prairies, 1858). His works are still in print in French and on Kindle.

Alanard, A. (before 1815-after 1860)
A. Alanard was a Taos fur trapper in the 1860s working with Pratte. In August 1827, Pratte and Céran St. Vrain led a party of thirty-six men north from Abiqiu. French names from this party, probably most based in Taos, included: A. Alanard, Joseph Junair, Joseph Bijouse (Bissonette, not the same as Frémont’s guide), Pierre Laliberté, Jean Jantet, Jean Chavelon, Jules Ducet, Baptiste Lafarque, P. Carpenteur, L. Senecal, François Laforêt, J. Leblond, F. Vertefeul and son, François Turcotte, B. Lusignat, T. Tourvill.
(David J. Weber, The Taos Trappers, University of Oklahoma Press, 1968, 169).

Alarie (Alarid), Jean-Baptiste (1700-1772) also known as
Jean d’Alay, Jean d’Europe, and Petit-Jean
Jean-Baptiste d’Alay, born in La Rochelle in 1700, was probably part of the French Huguenot diaspora. He soon became known as Juan Bautista Alarid and would go on to found the Alarid dynasty of New Mexico. Juan Bautista married, became a soldier, worked as a barber, and made his home in Santa Fe on the corner of the plaza where the La Fonda Hotel now stands. After his first wife Francisca passed away, he remarried in 1758. He died in 1772. Following his example, his children and most of his early descendants also became soldiers.

Alary, Louis (1833-1923)
Louis Alary (1833-1923), a Frenchman from Bordeaux, was a prominent wine maker of the 1880s in Corrales near Albuquerque. He planted mission grapes in Corrales on land purchased from the Montoya family.  During the mid 1880s he experimented with over twenty varieties from California. By 1900, the Alary Wine Ranch specialized on Black Malvoisie and Malbec. A major flood of the Rio Grande in 1904 destroyed the Alary home and vineyard, and there was no harvest in 1905. Still, it became the largest vineyard in this area and produced wine and brandy in Corrales for over fifty years.  By 1910, Louis had turned the farm over to his two sons, August and Emile, followed by his grandsons.  By the late 1930s, most of the vineyards were gone, replaced by acres of orchards, pastures and cornfields.  The Alary farm was subdivided, but the apple crop continues to the present day on parts of it, while a new owner since 1975 is returning the land to vineyards, following a trend to resume grape growing and winemaking in Corrales and elsewhere in New Mexico. 

Albrand, Victor (1833-?)
Victor Albrand was born in Toulon (France) in 1833. He came to New Mexico in 1861 and was listed in the Census as a carpenter in Mora in 1900.  Rimbert, Albrand and Vaur mentioned earlier are credited for influencing Mora’s architecture, by introducing unusually steeply pitched roofs and details reminiscent of French colonial building in the Mississippi Valley and the Caribbean, leading historian Fray Angelico Chavez to comment that “even made of adobe, the old Mora homes had that very same Midi-French rural flavor.”
(United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service, National Register of Historic Places, Multiple Property Documentation FormThe Historic and Architectural Resources of the Upland Valleys of Western Mora County,” June 1, 1990).

Ambroise, Louis (1801-1842)
Louis Ambroise was a fur trapper and trader, born in St. Louis.  He came to Taos, New Mexico in about 1822. He married a Spanish woman,  Marcelina Casados in Taos in 1824 and was working as a trapper. In 1827, he was part of Sylvestre Pratte’s party trapping in the Colorado Mountains. He was badly wounded by Southern Ute Indians and while trying to recover with Cheyenne friends, they put an end to his misery (on August 15, 1842).
(Hafen, Leroy R. Mountain Men. A.H. Clark Company, 1968, Vol VIII, pages 27-30).

André, Louis Lazare Marie (ca. 1853 – 1918)
French priest from Autun, France.  Arrived in Santa Fe in 1885. Was assistant to Fourchegu in Mora in 1886. In 1887, he called on Bandelier to say good-bye. He died in 1918 at Insane Hospital, Pueblo, Colorado at age 65. There is a gap in his biography between 1888 and 1918.(Hanks, Nancy. Lamy’s Legion. HRM Books, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2000.)

Antoine, Leon (1853-1922) and family
Leon Antoine (1853-1922) was born in Alsace-Lorraine in 1853. He came to the United States in 1889 with his French wife Marie-Anne and his two-year old son Leon Jr. Leon (father) worked in Albuquerque as a railroad painter from about 1896 and lived there until his death in 1922. His son Leon Jr. worked for about fifty years as a shop foreman for the Santa Fe Railroad in Albuquerque. Marie-Anne  passed away four years later. There are many descendants of Leon Antoine. Leon Antoine had two sons, Leon Jr. (1885-1969) and Ernest (1896-1959), and a daughter, Emma (1890-1926). Leon Jr. was also born in Alsace-Lorraine in 1885 and married Marietta Holladay on March 17, 1910 in Grain, Missouri. He died in Albuquerque on November 24, 1969. He had two sons, Kenneth and Glenn, two daughters and many grand-children.
(Albuquerque Journal, July 24, 1922, p.8, April 1, 1960, p.15, November 26, 1969, p. 12, Albuquerque City Directory 1896 to 1923, Bernalillo County Marriage Records, A History of New Mexico, Volume 2, American Historical Society, Incorporated, 1925, 195.  New Mexico Genealogist, the quarterly journal of the New Mexico Genealogical Society, [1980], 3: [1981],62).

Aragon, Fermin (or Firmin)
Firmin Aragon was a grandson of Désiré Folenfant.

Arcenon, Miguel (1800s)
Miguel Arcenon was a French Canadian.  He was the son of Luis Arcenon and Maria Vina and a native of Canada. His friends were Juan Bautista Roel and Jaime Meleghon all from the same province in Canada. He was the godfather of Abraham Ledoux. He was giving permission to marry a Maria Rita Sanchez on November 7, 1824 in Taos. His great grandson is trying to find out more.

Archambault (Archambeau/Archambeault), Auguste (1817-1880)
Auguste Archambeau (1817-1880) was a French Canadian.  He accompanied John Frémont’s Third Expedition in 1845 and is often mentioned in Tom Chaffin’s book “Pathfinder: John Charles Frémont and the Course of American Empire“. In June 1845 he was part of an expedition from St. Louis to the West in company of Lucien Maxwell, Kit Carson and others. He enlisted on October 7, 1846, in Company A, a company of volunteers which operated against the Mexican forces in California at the time of the occupation of the country by the United States (1846-1847). The Frenchmen enlisted in Company A were Auguste Archambeault, Joudreau, G. Goulet, Joseph Laframboise, L. and J. Rondeau, Desnoyes, Ignace Jaman and Henry Mercure.
(Sources: (1) Original Roster of John C. Fremont’s California Battalion, nine companies of volunteers which operated against the Mexican forces in California at the time of the occupation of the country by the United States (1846-1847), Company A; and (2) Chaffin, Tom. Pathfinder: John Charles Frémont and the Course of American Empire. Hill & Wang, New York, first paperback edition, 2004, pages 49 & 51.)
(Ron Kessler, Old Spanish Trail North Branch and its travelers (Santa Fe: Sunstone Press, 1998), 141, 142).


Asselin, Joseph
Aubry, François-Xavier  (1824-1854)
Aubry, Joseph

Audubon, James
John James Audubon (1785-1851) was born on his father’s sugarcane plantation in the French colony of Saint-Domingue (now Haiti). His parents were Lieutenant Jean Audubon, a French naval officer from Brittany, and his companion Jeanne Rabine, also from Brittany. They named the boy Jean Rabin. Jean Audubon returned to France, and in 1791, he arranged for his two natural children (including John James) to join him in France. The children were raised near Nantes in France by Jean Audubon and his French wife, whom he had married years before he had come to Saint-Domingue. In 1794, the couple formally adopted both children. They renamed the boy Jean-Jacques Fougère Audubon, and the girl Rose. When Audubon, at age 18, immigrated to the United States in 1803, he changed his name to the anglicized form with which we are familiar: James Audubon

Ault, Henri (19th century)

French Canadian artist, famous for his glow in the dark painting of Jesus now in the Mission of St Francis of Assisi in Ranchos de Taos, a few miles soth of Taos.

Henri Ault was a French Canadian artist.  He did not live in New Mexico, but in 1896, he painted “The Shadow of the Cross”.  It depicts Christ standing on a rock beside the river of Galilee, one hand over his heart, the other by his side.  If lights are turned off, the painting appears to glow in the dark for no apparent reason. This has given the painting the reputation of being miraculous, and it toured the world for a while until in 1948 Mrs. Herbert Sydney Griffin of Texas gifted the painting to the Mission of St Francis of Assisi de Taos.  Since then, the painting is one of Taos’ famous attractions and is mentioned in most guidebooks.

Autobees, Charles (1812-1882)
Charles Autobees (1812-1882) was an early settler in the 19th century in the south east corner of today’s Colorado. He was born in St. Louis in 1812 (his father was French-Canadian François Hurtubise, probably a descendant of Marin Hurtubise who came to Canada as part of “La Grande Recrue” in 1653). Around 1828, at about age sixteen, he joined the American Fur Company and at one time or another was associated with the famous fur trappers of his times, including Jim Bridger, Kit Carson, François Laforêt, Jean-Baptiste Chalifoux, Joseph Livernois, Charles Beaubien and others. The details of his trapping career are fuzzy until 1835.  At age twenty four, he settled in the Taos Valley, and engaged in trading, in particular liquor although he did not drink himself. He worked with Céran St.Vrain in various places including New Mexico, and was a guide for troops sent out to fight Indians. In January 1847, when the Taos rebellion occurred, he was on his way to Santa Fe and enlisted in St. Vrain’s company with his half brother Tom. He moved to southern Colorado in 1850 and died in 1882;  he is buried in the St.Vrain graveyard in Avondale, Colorado.

Avelle, Etienne M. (1854-1858)

French priest from Cebazat near Clermont-Ferrand, France. Arrived in Santa Fe in 1854 with Lamy and others. He served 4 years at the Cathedral, then was posted in Mora and Socorro. Was involved (1857) in controversy concerning the certification of land for the Guadalupe church in Santa Fe. Died in Mora in August 1858, drinking from a poisoned calice not meant for him. The story of Avelle’s murder is complicated and is summarized in the sources cited below.

Hanks, Nancy. Lamy’s Legion. HRM Books, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2000, pages 7-10.
Horgan, Paul, Lamy of Santa Fe, Wesleyan University Press, 1975, page 260.
Alcon, Manuel. Lo de Mora. Trafford Publishing, 2005. Page 28.

Bachelet, Jose
Baker, Eugenia (1876 – ?)

Eugenia Baker (1876-?), divorced (her maiden name is unknown), according to the 1920 Census for Madrid (NM), was born in France. She immigrated in 1915. She had a daughter, Louise, age 16 was and lived in the same house as Carlota Villa and Edna Mantovani.
(Source: Bill Baxter’s database at

Balanger, Pierre

Pierre Balanger was part of James Abert’s third expedition to the West in 1845. John Frémont employed Lieutenant James Abert as a naturalist, who explored the area down to New Mexico.  Abert, a notable guest, stayed at Bent’s Old Fort in St. Vrain’s quarters.  Abert employed several Frenchmen including Pierre Balanger, Paul Vachard, François Latulippe, Joseph Rivarre and Edmond Philibert.

Balland, Claude (1870-1947)
Claude Balland was born on May 6, 1870 in Autun, France. He came to Santa Fe in 1893 with Chapelle, Dumarest, Paulhan and Mayeux. He was successively pastor of Jemez (1894), Chaperito (1896), Antonchico (1899), Mora (1901-1917).  Las Vegas (1917-1928).  He went to France from 1828 to the end of 1930.  Was Chaplain at St. Anthony’s Hospital (Las Vegas) in 1930, and of Vincent Hospital (Santa Fe) in 1933. Was pastor of Taos (1936), Pecos (1940), again Chaplain at St. Anthony’s Hospital (Las Vegas) in 1947.  He died on September 20, 1947 and is buried in the Rosario Cemetery in Santa Fe.

Throughout his various assignments, Claude Balland built or restored numerous buildings, including the Jemez mission convent, the Cabezon chapel, the Antonchico church and rectory, the San Jose chapel in Cebolla, the Santa Rita chapel in Lucero, the Las Vegas church, organ, choir and rectory, the Las Vegas convent, the rectory in Taos, the church in Mora, etc.

His brother, Pierre Balland, had come with him to New Mexico, established a mercantile store in Mora and reared a large family.

Balland, Pierre (1882-1958)
Pierre Balland was the brother of Rev. Claude Balland, whom we met earlier as he was actively building or restoring numerous buildings. The two brothers had come together to New Mexico in 1893.  Pierre had a store in Mora. He married Marie Françoise Marthe Bouillin and the couple had seven children and at least 40 grandchildren.  Pierre visited France in 1914, enrolled in the army, and was wounded at the Battle of the Marne.  He was hit by shrapnel in his leg and it often came back to haunt him.  He came back to America in 1917.His trumpet and canteen are in the Rough Rider Museum in Las Vegas. He and died in Mora on July 27, 1958, where he is buried with his wife.  

Ballant, Juan Santiago José (1830s)
Son of Francisco Ballant and Maria Teresa Gutierrez, he married Maria Candelaria Cortes in Taos on Jan. 25, 1836. At the baptism of a child Maria Teresa Oct. 23, 1839, the paternal grandmother is recorded as Maria Teresa Gotier, which is most probably a misspelling of the common French name Gauthier.

Ballard, Louis W. (1931-2007)

Bandelier, Adolphe
Adolph Bandelier (1840-1914), is among the most influential historians and anthropologists of New Mexico. A Swiss-French he was born in Bern, the capital of Switzerland, a multicultural confederation where German, French and Italian are spoken. French was the main language spoken at home. He and his father, Adolphe Eugène Bandelier, always spoke French together, unless others were present. He spoke fluently French and German, and later learned English and Spanish, but historians believe that he did not fully master writing any of these two languages.  His family settled in Highland, Illinois, when Adolph was eight years old. In New Mexico, Bandelier is famous for his extensive field research between 1880 and 1892.  He was in constant contact with most of the leading citizens of the time, including Governor Lew Wallace, Archbishop Lamy, vicar-general Father Pierre Eguillon and the French priests posted in various locations throughout New Mexico. His diaries mention no fewer than 50 French connections, most of them priests. 

            Bandelier’s first field work was at the abandoned Pecos Pueblo. There, he surveyed the ruins which had been “vandalized beyond description,” interviewed elders and researched the archives, thus documenting the important historical role of Pecos. He then moved on to do similar work in Santo Domingo and Cochiti Pueblo further south. In December 1880, Bandelier left Cochiti and traveled back east to Highland and to Boston, and then in February 1881 journeyed to Veracruz. In Mexico, he toured pre-Columbian sites, and searched for documentary material concerning the sites. He returned to the United States in October and spent the winter at home in Highland writing a report on his Mexican research. In 1882 and 1883, he came back to Santa Fe and continued his research at Cochiti and other Pueblos in the rest of New Mexico, and in northern Mexico.

            Adolph Bandelier died in Seville, Spain, during a professional visit in 1914. After a succession of extraordinary bureaucratic infightings, his remains were exhumed in 1977 in Seville and sent to New Mexico.  In 1980, they were cremated and the ashes scattered in the Frijoles Canyon in Bandelier National Monument, New Mexico, named in his honor.

Barbey, William

Associated with story of a settlement of French-speaking Swiss families in the Lower Pecos Valley in the late 1800s.

Barrat, Emile (1881-1944)
Emile Barrat was French priest born in 1881 in Dugny (Lorraine, France).  He arrived in Santa Fe in 1904. Had a long career and died in 1944. Was Cathedral assistant in  1911. Pastor of Costilla in 1913 for 10 years, built school in 1914. Also built La Lama church in Taos County. In 1924-25 built Today Church, in 1927 built Engle Church, in 1929 built San Marcial Church (unfinished because of floods) all in in Socorro County.

Barrau, Cyprien (? – 1930)
Cyprien Barrau was a French priest who arrived in Santa Fe in 1893. Stationed in various places including Antonchico, Bernalillo, Las Vegas, Costilla. Went to Europe with Bourgade in 1903.

Barrier, Adolph P. (ca. 1844 – ?)
Born in France, Adolph Barrier (1844-?) was a paper hanger and painter by profession. He was deputy sheriff of San Miguel County, New Mexico, at the time of the Lincoln County troubles around 1879.

Barriett, Samuel (ca. 1820 – )
Battaille, J.F. (spelled Battaile in the records) (ca. 1816 – ?)
Baudoin, Louison

Baugelin, J.M.
Bavasseur (Bavasser), Paul (1818- ?)
Beach, Morand (1822 – ?)
Beaubien, Charles Hypolityte (“Carlos”) (1800-1864)
Beaubien, Narcisse
Beaubien, Paul (1830-1903)
Beaucheam, Antoine


Beauregard, Jean (NM Civil War volunteer)
Beauregard, Donald (1884-1914)
Bedeaud, Louis
Bellecourt, Jospeh
Bengueli, Daniel

Bergenot, Jean
Bergeron, Vital
Bernal, Pierre (1842-1882)

Bernard, Joab
Bernard, Benedict (1836-1882)
Bernard, Louis (ca. 1839 – ?)
Bernard Aguirre, Mary “Mamie” (1844 – 1906)
Bernavette, John

Berrier, Edith
Beslot (Beleau), Michel
Besse, Jean-Marie and family
Besset,  Antoine Jean (1878-1954)

Bessette, A.E. (1874-?)

Betille (1750s)
Billon, Francis (1839 – ?)
Bissette, Adelard

Bissonet (Bijou), Joseph (1778 – post 1836)
Bissonette, Joseph (1818-1894)
Blanchard, Antoine

Blanchard, Charles (1842-1914)
Read story HERE

Blanchard, Dr. O.W. (civil war period)
Blanchard, William (1900s)
Blanchet, Andrew (1835-1864)
Blanchot, Julien (ca. 1851 – 1880)

Blanco, Francisco (1832 – ?)
Blondin, Joseph A.
Boiseller, Julius (ca. 1837 – ?)
Boislinière, Lucie (c.1820 – June 1878)
Boissière, Constance de (1900s)
Boissière, Robert (1914-2002)
Bonal family
Bondorf/Boudorf, Henry

Bonjean (Bunio), Frederic (1830 – ?)
Bonnet, Jean-Pierre (1860-1918) (Brother Nicéas-Bertin)

Bonney, Maurice (1923-2006) (originally Dubonnet)
Bonneville, Benjamin Louis (1796-1878)

Bordeaux, James (1814-1884)
Bordeaux, Victor
Boucard, Jean Baptiste François (1837-1899)

Boucher, Louis (originally Louis de Bouchère)
The life of Louis Boucher is elusive. Little is known of his beginnings, and nothing of his final years.  He might have resided in Quebec in 1875, was a trail guide at Grand Canyon in 1891 and 1892, and was known as “the Hermit.” There was a Louis Boucher associated with the Sioux who married a daughter of Chief Spotted Tail (Chief of the Brules Sioux tribe) and niece of Crazy Horse, Chief of the Oglala Sioux tribe, and smuggled guns to the Sioux, but it is not certain that this is the same person.  He left the Grand Canyon region in 1909 when the Santa Fe Railway interfered with the mining he had filed with the County. There are records of his grievances to the U.S. Forest Service, and of a visit to Albuquerque where he met District Forester Ringland in 1909.  By way of New Mexico and Colorado, Louis journeyed to central Utah working in coal mines.  He returned to Colorado only once, in 1912, and visited the Grandview Hotel at Grand Canyon. 

Boudorf/Bondorf/Bourdorf, Henry (1823 – ?)

Boudreau, Bernard (Father Bernard Boudreau)
In residence in San Miguel in 1973. He wrote an overview of the pamphlet “Commemorating the Solemn Rededication of Old San Miguel Mission, Socorro, New Mexico, May 19, 1974.”

Bougard, P. (1831 – ?)
Bouquet, Jean (ca. 1824 – after 1870)
Bourdier, Louis ( -1904)

Bourgade, Pierre (1845-1908)
Bourguet, Alphonse (1843-1914)
Bourquin, François
Boyer, Jean-Baptiste
Braie, F.

Braillard, Charles (1812 – ?)
Bremond, Paul
Brishard / Brisal / St. Germain

Brisol, Jean-Olivier
Broquin, Jean-Baptiste (Brother Hilarien)
Brouard, Arsène-Gustave Joseph [brother of Geoffroy Arsène]
Brother Geoffroy-Arsène was a Christian Brother and a prominent botanist. When in the early 1900s the French government banned the church from teaching in schools, he was sent to Mexico where he spent eight years, to continue teaching science, French, and mathematics in the Brothers’ schools. There he assembled a collection of 12,000 lichens, mosses, ferns, and flowering plants. Early in the Mexican revolution, the Christian Brothers were forced to leave the country, and Arsène traveled to the United States via Cuba (where he discovered several new species of lichens) and taught for a few years in New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Louisiana. He finally went to New Mexico in 1926, in search better health, and remained there the rest of his life.

Brun, Augustin (1841-1875)
Brun, Charles
Brun, Jean-Baptiste (1845-1897)
Buchez, Alfred
Bullard, E.

Buruel, Henry (French Henry)
Henry Buruel, nicknamed “French Henry,” was the leader of a group of Frenchmen prospecting the Baldy Mountain area (Colfax County) in 1870. He opened the French Henry Mine and the French Henry Camp.

Burrus, Frederick (1823- 1902)


Cabanné, Jean-Pierre
Cabot, Bruce (1904-1972), born as Jacques Etienne de Bujac
Cailloux, John Ferdinand (1889 – 1960)
Caire family
Carbonel, Antoine (? – 1696)
Carier, Anastase
Campredon, Alfred Noe (1880s)
Capoulade, Joseph
Cappilard, Henry
Carat, Simon

Carbonier, François (Francisco) (1835 – 1887)
Carbonier, Jean (Juan, John) (1865 – 1910)
Cardinal, Emile

Cardinal, Marie (born Lassaigne)
Cariel, Anastasio.
Carnero, G.H.
Carpenteur, P
Carrier, Frank (1872-?)
Carrière, Eustache
Cartron, Jean-Luc E.

Casad, Thomas (1816-1885)
Castanie, Father Albert (1882 – 1983) “Padre Alberto”
Caté (Alonso Catiti) (late 1600s)
Cauchon (became Chacon in New Mexico)
Cazals, Adrien (  – 1916)

Cazals, Léontine
Cazeneuve, Jean (1915-2005)
Cellerier, François (1863-1942)
Cellier (5)
Cerré, Michel Sylvestre (1802 – 1860)
Chacon (originally Cauchon)
Chaffre, Martinez

Chalifoux, André
Chalifoux, Jean-Baptiste (1792-1860)
Chalifoux, Pierre (1792-?)
Chambon, Henri Marcellinus (1850-1908)
Chapelle, Placide Louis (1842-1905)

Chapellote (or Chapalote)

Chapuis, Jean
Charbonneau, Toussaint (1767-1843)
Charbonneau, Jean-Baptiste (1805-1866)

Charette/Charrette, Pedro (Pierre?)
Charlotte and Dick

Charrié, Germain (priest in NM from 1904)
Chatillon, Henri (1813 – 1876)
Chaubelon, Jean
Chaudouin (or Chaudoin), N.G. (ca. 1834 – ?)
Chaudouin (or Chaudoin), P.W. (ca. 1844 – ?)
Chauvenet, Béatrice (1902-2001)

Chauvin, Adelard (1871-1940)
Chavelon, Jean

Chavez, Fray Angelico (1910-1996)

Cheliat, E. J. (1850 – after 1920)
Chené, Pierre Leopold (1835 – 1900)
Chouinard, Joseph
Chouteau, Auguste Pierre (1786-1838)
Chrétien (Chretien), Auguste (1888-1917)
Chunt, Catarina

Clamorgan, Jacques Philippe (1730-1814)
Clert, Simon
Clotier (or Cloutier, Clouthier), Jean-Baptiste
Clouthier, Alfred J. (1852- ?)
Clouthier, Docithe J. (1853 – ?)
Clouthier, Joseph (ca. 1836 – ?)

Collard, Felix (1840 – 1922)
Collier, John
Colin, Jas (Jacques?)

Colons, Louis Marie

Conklin, James (ca. 1791 -1882)
Conway, John W. (1837 – 1900)

Corbat, Juana Rosalia (Jeanne Rosalie)
Cornet, Theodore C.
Coulombe, Rev. Joseph (1885 – ?)
Cossart (see Casad)
Coudert, Joseph-Marie (1832-1906

Coulloudon, François-Guillaume (William) (1855-1918)
Courbon, Jean-Baptiste
Cournoyer, Antoine

Cousandier, Eugène (1812 – ?)
Constant, Louis

Crockett, Davy
Crollott (Crollot, Crollett), Fred (1894 – ?)
Crollott (Crollot, Crollett), Seferino (1858 – ?)
Crozemarie, Pierre (1870s)
Cuénod, Gustave


D’Abbeville, Nicolas Sanson (1600–1667)
Dallidet, Pierre Hypolite (1823 – 1909 )

Daniels, Marguerite Antoinette (1917-2000)
Buried in Farmington Cemetery.

D’Amours, Agustin P. (NM Civil War Volunteer)
Darras, Louis-Joseph
De Armand
Débard Jean-Claude ( 1895-1961) (Brother Nazaire Samuel)

D’Eglise, Jacques (?-1806)
De Beauvilliers (1648-1714)
DeBoute, Louis (1894 – 1979)

De Brémond, Charles (1866-1934)
De Brémond, Rodolphe

Decary, Joseph
Decluet, Jules (1800s)

De Courcey (mid 1800s)
De Croix, Charles-François (1699-1786)
De Croix, Theodore (1730-1792)

DeFouri, Reverend James H.  (1830-1901)
de La Harpe, Jean-Baptiste Bénard (1683-1765)

De la Noe, Adeine (1912 – ?)
Delaney, Fred (1879 – 1902)
Delavelle, Leon (1880-1957)
De Lisle, Frank
Delisle, Guillaume  (1675-1726)
DeMun, Jules
DeMun, Louis
de Niza, Fray Marcos (1495-1558)

de Pélissier Bujac, Etienne (1867 – 1932)
De Peñalosa, Diego Dionisio (1621–1687)

DePréfontaine, Dr. Joseph R.
de Quintano, Joseph
Deraches, Father Jules (1839-1926)
de Romand, Alexandre (NM Civil War volunteer)
Desfarges, Jean
Des Georges, Etienne (Esteban) (1847-1921)

Deslauriers, Jean-Baptiste

Desmarais, Michel (1810–1870)
Native of Canada. Las Vegas Pioneer Merchant.  Came to New Mexico in 1837. Married Maria Deluvina Vigil, 24 January 1848. Moved to Las Vegas in 1852. His daughter Marguerite married Charles Blanchard.  His daughter Emma married Avila A. Senecal. Had his house on Las Vegas Plaza (bought from Reverend Francisco Pinard).

Origins of New Mexico Families, pages 403-438.
Gottschalk, Marcus Charles, Pioneer Merchants of the Las Vegas Plaza, self published, 2000, Las Vegas. P. 18 & 22.

Desmarais Senecal, Emma
Desmarais, Dr. Frederic Miguel
Desmarais Blanchard, Marguerite (1855-1928)
Des Montaignes, François


De Smet, Father Pierre-Jean (1801-1873)
A towering figure of the French in the Southwest.

Despor, François
Dessauer (Dessaur, Dessur), William (1844 – 1912)
De Valcourt, Suzanne
Deveaux, Reynaldo (1918-2011)

De Vie, Esther / Sanders, Esther / Fowler, Esther
Devin, John (1882 – ?)

Devoux, Jean (1812 – ?)
Didier, Adolphe (1864 – 1918)
Dillette, Antoine (1800s)
Docher, Antonin Jean Baptiste (Father Anton Docher) (1853-1928)
Dockweiler, Francis (1830 – 1917)
Dodier, Antoine

Domergue, Philibert (1855? – ?)
Dominic, Gregorita (ca. 1875 – ?)

Dominicé, Frédéric
Dorrance (Dorence, Dorance), Louis
Ducet, Jules
Dubois, Claude (1879-1965) and family
Du Bois, John Van Deusen (1833-1879)
Dubois, Dan (“Old Dan”) (1833 – 1925)
DuBois, Henry A. (Fort Union)
Ducatel, J.E.
Du Chaillu, Paul Belloni (1831–1903)
Duchat, Edward H. (1850 – ?)

Ducoing, William
Ducrot, Bernard
Dufault, Ernest Nephtali (1892-1942)
Duhalde, Pierre (Pedro) (ca. 1835 – after 1868)
Dulac, Armand
Dumas-Provencher (?- 1888)
Dumarest, Michel Louis(1876-1943)

Dumarest, Noel (1868-1905)
Dumay, Ferdinand

Dunand, Hess (1830 – 1903)

Duplessis, Paul
Durand, Francisco
Durocher, Laurent

Duque, Amado

Echallier, André Antoine (1844-1922)
Eguillon, Pierre (1820-1892)
Elmoreau (“Frenchy”)

Emery, Samuel
Espelage, Bernard (February 16, 1892 – February 19, 1971)
Etcheverry, Pello (1875-1964)


Fabry de La Bruyère, André
Fachan, Ernest Theodore (Isadore)
Faure, Jean P.

Faux, Guy

Fayet, Joseph Baptiste (1832-1918)
Febvre, Louis (Louis Febro)

Ferran, Isidore (1885 – ?)
Ferien, André
Ferry, Gabriel (1809-1852)
Feuilli, Louis

Fialon, Joseph (1834-1910)
Flandin, Eugène
Flecher or Fletcher, Francis (1811 or 1818 – 1878)

Fleurant, Michel (1839-1865)
Flotte (Flote), Louis (Lewis)
Flournoy, M. W. (1860 – 1915)
Folenfant, Désiré (Desiderio)
Fontenelle, Fabian (1959- )
Fontenelle, Henri
Fontenelle, Logan
Fontenelle, Lucien (1800 – 1840)
Fornier, Louis

Fortier, Honorat
Fouillet, Pierre (ca. 1835 – )
Fountain, Col. Albert J.

Fourchegu, Rev. Antoine (1841-1929)
Fournelle, Ed

Fournier, Jean-Georges
Fraissinet, Jean-Louis (1825-1893)
Francolon, Jean-Baptiste (1854-1922 )
Frémont, Charles

Frémont, Francis
Frémont, John (1813-1890)
Frénière, Louison