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Re: Racial marraige in NM late 1800`s
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Is the person you are referring to named David TODD?
It seems like I looked this up before..a while back?
I'll assume she was Spanish rather then Mestizo...A vast majority of the Spaniards (Eurpeans) were fare-skinned and blue-eyed people of Celt and Roman, etc. background ....unless she was a descendant of the Iberos people. In spanish costum, females retained their maiden names. You may still today find women (and men) who still use this costum. Therefore I wouldn't assume it was a common-law marriage (or whatever term was used) because of her name.
As far as marriage records go, you might look into the local Catholic Missions of the time. I can just about be certain at that time the Catholic missionaries were wide spread.
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