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Juan Jose and Rosaura Sanchez Trujillo family papers

Identifier: Ms-0542

Content Description

The bulk of the materials include Hatch, NM deeds, and survey maps about the family land as well as genealogy information. The material date from the 1860s-2020. The family papers are arranged into four series. The first series is composed of deeds and survey maps relating to the Trujillo property located in the Hatch area, the series is arranged by family member name and date. The second series consists of family genealogy. This series is arranged by a family member and includes personal material in some instances correspondence, as well as marriage information and land deeds. The second series is composed of other related material. The material in this series includes research material that was produced by Josephine Vasquez while researching the Trujillo family. The fourth series is composed of photographs. The bulk of the photographs have been identified by the family and include images of descendants of the Trujillo family.


  • 1862 - 2020

Biographical / Historical

Juan Jose and Rosaura Trujillo were descendants of Spanish settlers who resided in the Hatch, New Mexico area in the late 1890s. Juan Jose was born on January 17, 1874, in Arroyo Colorado/Tome, New Mexico, and Rosaura was born on January 2, 1874, in El Paraje, New Mexico.

The Trujillos acquired their land through a Homestead Grant around 1895 and the land acquired extended from El Tonuco to the west area of Las Uvas, New Mexico. The family utilized the land and settled in the Hatch area and farmed the area for approximately 135 years.

Juan Jose and Rosaura had three children: Lasara, Victoria, and Martin. The couple also raised three additional children who belonged to other immediate family members. The children they raised as their own were Amadeo Trujillo, Jesus Trujillo, and Julian Montoya.

Generations of the Trujillo family grew and extended which caused the family to relocate to various parts of the United States. The bulk of the family moved to California and some remained in New Mexico.


1 Linear Feet (2 Hollinger document boxes)

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The family papers contain land deeds, genealogical material, and photographs pertaining to the Trujillo family. As noted by a family descendant, Juan Jose, and Rosaura Trujillo were one of the first residents of Santa Teresa, "Hatch"/Placitas" area and were involved in the farming profession. The bulk of the papers include genealogical material relating to the family, created by Josephine S.Vasquez - a descendant of the family. The materials date from 1862-2020.

Related Materials

Land Group Inc. records. Ms 0477. New Mexico State University Library, Archives and Special Collections Department.

Condition Description

Guide to the Juan Jose and Rosaura Sanchez Trujillo family papers
Jennifer Olguin
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the New Mexico State University Library Archives and Special Collections Repository

Branson Hall
PO Box 30006
MSC 3475
Las Cruces New Mexico 88003 USA