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Racial marraige in NM late 1800`s

Problem, Was a black man or mulatto in 1867 new mexico terittory allowed legally to a mixed racial marraige?
Was it common to have a common law marraige?
If he wasn`t married by the Catholic Church,what other religions were active in La Junta [Watrous] Toas or Mora County in New Mexico[1867].
Where would I find these records?
If this man was a free man or possibly a slave before 1860 how could I find records?

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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