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Julian Tafoya - Belen, New Mexico Land Records

Identifier: MSS-1064-SC

Scope and Content

Collection contains a will, warranty deeds, land titles,and a map, among other documents, showing Tafoya family generational ownership of land in the town of Belen. (See 'Additional Description" listing below.)
Scope and Contents
  1. Warranty deed from Juan Cruz Baca and Maria Luisa Castiyo de Baca to Seferino Tafoya and Epigmenio Tafoya. 1874
  2. Court decision submitted by Thomas B. Catron regarding land issue. - Seferino Tafoya and Epigmenio Tafoya vs Fernandez Tafoya, Tomás Trujillo, Jose Trujillo, Rafael Jaramillo, José Tafoya and Nestor Jaramillo.1874
  3. Contract for Belen residents to build and maintain an atarque or water dam/reservoir to hold potential flood waters from a nearby canyon. Also discusses water conservation methods, water rights, and payments and work schedule made with the mayordomo or community water coordinator. 1874
  4. Last Will and Testament of Seferino Tafoya. - Describes land boundaries and list heirs and creditors owed.1894
  5. Letter of receipt for land sold to Epigmenio Tafoya from José Jaramillo y Chávez.1895
  6. Letter certifying that Julian Tafoya was elected as second mayordomo de la acequia vieja de Belén. undated
  7. Land tract transfer title from Merced de Belén (Belen Land Grant) commisioners to Julian Tafoya. - Describes land boundaries.1911
  8. Letter from Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District to Julian Tafoya regarding quitclaim deed. 1946
  9. Quitclaim Deed from Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District to Julian Tafoya 1946
  10. Property Tax Scedule for propery owned by Julian Tafoya, Belen, NM. 1947
  11. Real estate contract from Julian Tafoya to Max Cordova. 1947
  12. Pencil drawn map of Jualian Tafoya properties. undated
  13. US War Ration Books. Issed to Kate Tafoya and Mary Louise (Tafoya) Powell. 1946


  • 1874-1947


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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copy Restrictions

Limited duplication of CSWR material is allowed for research purposes. User is responsible for compliance with all copyright, privacy, and libel laws. Permission is required for publication or distribution.

Biography / History

Land transactions pertaining to land that is currently located in northwestern section in the Belen city limits.


1 Folder


Land records for Belen, New Mexico inherited, purchased, or sold by Julian Tafoya family.


Julian Tafoya - Belen, New Mexico Land Records, 1874-1947
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Repository Details

Part of the UNM Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections Repository

University of New Mexico Center for Southwest Research & Special Collections
University Libraries, MSC05 3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque NM 87131