Location: Mexico

Mexican War Records

The Mexican–American War was an armed conflict between the United States and Mexico from 1846 to 1848 in the wake of the 1845 U.S. annexation of Texas, which Mexico considered part of its territory despite the 1836 Texas Revolution. Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. choose a state: Any AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE DC FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY INTL Start Now In addition to a naval blockade off the Mexican coast, American forces invaded and conquered New Mexico, California, and parts of what is currently northern Mexico. Another American army captured Mexico City, forcing Mexico to agree to the sale of its northern territories to the U.S. Territorial expansion of the United States to the Pacific coast was the goal of President James K. Polk, the leader of the Democratic Party.[1] However, the war was highly controversial in the U.S., with the Whig Party and anti-slavery elements strongly opposed. The major consequence of the war was the forced Mexican Cession of the territories of California and New Mexico to the United States in exchange for $15 million. In addition, the United States...

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Biography of Oliver P. Goodall

OLIVER P. GOODALL. – Mr. Goodall, one of our best men in developing Oregon, was born in Jefferson City, Missouri, August, 1828, and grew up on a farm, securing a common-school education. At the age of eighteen he left school and joined Colonel William Bent, and spent the winter of 1846-47 at Bent’s fort on the Arkansas river, in the capacity of clerk. He there met with continuous adventures, associating with such old mountaineers as Kit and Bob Carson, Bridger, the Calloways, Bill Williams, Dick Dallam, Black Dick Curtis and others; and his recitals of their brave and daring deeds and endurance would fill a volume. In 1847 he went to Mexico in the quartermaster’s employ as courier, wagon-master, clerk, and interpreter of Spanish, under Major Sprague, General Howard and others, and remained in Mexico, New Mexico and Texas until the fall of 1849. He met with numerous adventures with Apaches, Mexican guerillas and Comanches, and buried many brave comrades, and was even obliged to leave some unburied. He carries scars in remembrance of Indian arrows, and has vivid recollections of many perils, having been by the side of Major Stein when he was shot in the Sierra Blanco Mountains, where his two bosom companions, Joe Allison and Jim McAllister of Missouri, were left unburied. He also recollects affairs of interest in connection with the Seminole chief, Wildcat, and...

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Indian Villages and Towns of Mexico

These pages will provide an alphabetical listing for all the villages, towns, and settlements in what was Mexico at the time the Handbook of American Indian of North America was written. Aboreachic to Azqueltan Babasaqui to Buquibava Caborca to Cusihuiriachic Durango Ecatacari to Espejos Galilali to Gumisachic Hecatari to Huvaguere Igualali to...

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Indian Bands, Gens and Clans of Mexico

Many tribes have sub-tribes, bands, gens, clans and phratry.  Often very little information is known or they no longer exist.  We have included them here to provide more information about the tribes. Ahome. (Buelna says the aboriginal name is Jaomeme, ‘where the man ran’. In Cahita, ho-me means to inhabit, to live, and in Nahuatl ahome might be derived from atl water, ome two, ‘two waters’, referring to the ocean tide which ascends the river to this point; but after all the word may be of Vacoregue origin. ) A subdivision of the Cahita, speaking the Vacoregue dialect, and the name of its pueblo, situated 4 leagues above the mouth of Rio del Fuerte, N. W. Sinaloa, Mexico. The tradition exists among them that they came from the N.; in that country they fixed paradise and the dwelling place of the souls of their dead. They were of agreeable disposition and of larger sixe than the other inhabitants of the river valley. They are said to have uttered cries and lamentations for their dead during one entire year, for an hour at sunrise and another at sunset. Al though speaking the same language as the inhabitants of a number of neighboring pueblos, the Ahome formed a distinct organization. The pueblo of Ahome became the center of the Batucari settlement under the Jesuit missionaries. (F. W. H.) Baimena A former...

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Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico

The scope of the Handbook is as comprehensive as its function necessitates. It treats of all the tribes north of Mexico, including the Eskimo, and those tribes south of the boundary more or less affiliated with those in the United States. It has been the aim to give a brief description of every linguistic stock, confederacy, tribe, subtribe or tribal division, and settlement known to history or even to tradition, as well as the origin; and derivation of every name treated, whenever such is known, and to record under each every form of the name and every other appellation that could be learned. For AccessGenealogy, this is the basis of our tribal descriptions from which we’ve grown the Native American section of our site. We simply believe it to be indispensable to the Native American researcher.

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Day, Chad Eric – Obituary

Chad Eric Day, 30, of Redmond, died August 15, 2003. A visitation for family and friends will be held Thursday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, 685 W. Hermiston Ave. A gathering will be held on Saturday at 1 p.m. at the home of Vicki and Mike Koontz, 924 W. Alder St. in Hermiston. Private inurnment will be held at the Hermiston Cemetery. Chad was born Oct. 17, 1972, at Hermiston to Bob and Vicki Clark Day. He was raised and grew up in Hermiston, where he enjoyed playing baseball and soccer and attended Hermiston schools until the 12th grade. He then moved to Redmond, where he graduated in 1991. Chad worked in home construction in the Redmond area for a time before moving to Pendleton in 1993, where he worked at the Fleetwood Manufacturing Plant. He worked there until 1996 when he returned to Central Oregon and resumed working in home construction. Chad was a member of the Christian Church in Redmond, where he was baptized earlier this year. In the fall of 2002 he traveled to Mexico on missionary work where he headed up construction of a home for a homeless family. It was a high point in his life when he was able to hand over the keys to the house. Chad enjoyed archery hunting, football, his work and the rodeo....

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Biography of Charles M. McClure

CHAS. M. McCLURE. – Mr. McClure has taken as active a part as anyone in establishing our state, and was one of the veterans who, as lieutenant, saw the whole war in Southern Oregon. Born in Missouri in 1832, he went to Mexico in 1850, and in 1851 crossed the plains to Oregon, settling near Brownsville on the Calapooia. He soon undertook the toilsome and exciting life of a miner in Northern California and Southern Oregon, and in 1853 assisted the settlers of Rogue river valley in protecting themselves form the Indians, being one of the relief party from Table Rock to help the reconnoitering party who were surrounded on Evans creek. He was also in the hot fight on the same creek in which General Lane was wounded. In 1855 he was on the way with a pack-train from Yreka to Frazer river, when the news of the great outbreak reached him at Salem. Turning about at once, he joined the company of Bailey as second lieutenant, to avenge the death of the captain’s brother, and to save the rest of the Whites. This was the band of Linn and Lane volunteers, and the first to reach the scene, making the trip by forces marches. The details of that campaign are given elsewhere. McClure, however, was in the whole of it. At the place where Captain Bailey was...

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Mexico WW2 NMCG Casualty List

ACOSTA, Ralph G., Pfc., USMCR. Mother, Mrs. Leovigilida G. Zalazar, Meilo Carruza, Cuidad Garcia, Zacatecas. GONZALES, Pedro, Seaman 2c, USNR. Mother, Mrs. Maria D. Gonzales, Terrazas, Chihuahua. GUTIERREZ, Manuel Jose, Seaman 1c, USNR. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jubencio Gutierrez, Colonial Aurora, 101 Independencia Ave., Torreon, Coahuila. HARRIS, Richard Joseph, Seaman 1c, USNR. Mother, Mrs. Victoria Burciago Harris, Calle Aliende 402 Chihuahua, Chihuahua. JAQUEZ, Casimiro Hurtado, Seaman 2c, USN. Mother, Mrs. Brigida Hurtado Jaquez, Calle Mejia 1013, Juarez, Chihuahua. ROCHA, Raul Pedro. Seaman 2c, USN. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Guadalupe Rocha, 3615 Mina Nuevo Laredo. SKELLY, James E., Pfc., USMCR. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Skelly, Rosita St., Coahuila. TRAUMANN, Clemens F., Pfc., USMCR. Mother, Mrs. Kaethe Traumann, 145 Calle Marco Aurelio, Tomas D. Chapultepec. Mexico...

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