Surname: Taliaferro

Index to Articles found in the El Farol Newspaper 1905-1906

The Lincoln County New Mexico online archives contains pdf’s of all remaining copies of the El Farol Newspaper of Capitan NM, but doesn’t have an index to the newspaper. C. W. Barnum, an active member of AHGP, and state coordinator for the New Mexico AHGP recently invested his time and energy into providing an every person index to the various extant issues. He has shared this wonderful index with AccessGenealogy in hopes that it will reach a wider audience. Enjoy!

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Biography of Samuel W.Taliaferro

SAMUEL W. TALIAFERRO is a resident of Guthrie Precinct, and lives upon the farm where he was born April 15, 1843. He is the fifth child of a family of six, born to Samuel W. and Sallie (Moore) Taliaferro. The father was born in Albemarle County, Va., July 19, 1798. In youth he came to Greene County, Ky., a few years later he came to Todd County and settled on this farm, where his widow now resides; he died October 11, 1879. On coming here he worked at the brick-laying trade, and at the end of a few years had earned sufficient means to buy 150 acres of land, which has since been increased to about 500 acres; he applied himself diligently to agricultural pursuits, and as a result was enabled to leave his surviving children each a handsome legacy; he was rigidly honest and exacting, both as to paying and collecting honest debts. An incident may be related which goes to show his honesty. In 1819 he borrowed from a young man a pair of saddle-bags and an umbrella in Kentucky, to take on his trip to Virginia. On his return to Kentucky the young man was gone, and could not be found; after a lapse of over fifty years, he accidentally heard that this friend was living in Hart County, Ky.; these articles being worth about $8,...

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