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Following is the marriage information on Ezra Redding:From LDS
Microfilm Reel # 0017017 Taos Marriages 1856-1895...
July 1,1872 I
Priest Gabr.Ussel having examined the Prenuptial Investigations in
favor of Ezra Reading,Legitimate son of James and Elizabeth
Reading,With Miguela Belasquez,Legitimate daughter of the deceased
Juan Ignacio Velasquez and Isabel LaForet.Dispensed the three Banns
and no other impediment was presented.I married them according to the
rules of the Catholic Church in front of the following
witnesses:J.Miguel Ortiz and Manuela Tafoya-Rio Colorado..So That It
Be So,I Signed.Gabr.Ussel (Rubric)
Note..Ezra Redding may have served as a Justice of The Peace.He is
listed as performing a marriage ceremony.
From the Book "Taos Marriages 1770-1860."By:David Salazar and Bill
Trujillo Sept 1994.Published by The Genealogical Society Of Hispanic
America-Southern Calif Branch.Extracted from Book of Marriages M-41
Taos (Box 38)1845-1856,Frame 245... 12-25-1849 Jose Ygnacio
Velasquez,single son of Antonio Velasquez and Eulogia Roibal,resident
of Rio Colorado (Present day Questa,NM),with Maria Ysabel
Lafore,single daughter of Francisco Lafore and Maria Dolores
Armenta,resident of the same place.Sponsors:Eugenio Sanches and-not
legible-.Wits:Julian Urban and Pablo Sandoval.
Francisco Lafore French Canadian Trapper,son of Francisco Lafore and
Maria Feliciana Camvel,married Maria Dolores Armenta 25 July
1828.From"Origin Of New Mexico Families."By:Fray Angelico Chavez.Page
412.Also listed in the book"The Taos Trappers,The Fur Trade In the
Far Southwest,1540-1846."By:David J.Weber.
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