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1. #52790 Portrait
of Antonio Campa Soza 1845-1915, Duplicates #22790 and #64580 c.1914.
2. Pen &
Ink drawing by José Cisneros, El Paso, Tx; commissioned for
the 1994 Soza Family Reunion at Tempe, Az. Original drawing 20x24
will be donated to the AHS
research by Edward Soza, Calligraphy by Mary Little Seigfried, Pasadena,
4. Father Kino,
Kino Highway, Tucson, Az.
During 1697-1701 Father Kino traveled down the San Pedro River,
and visited several Sobaipuris Indian villages. One prominent village
site, Baicatcan, is described as having been near Sosa's ranch.
(Bolton 1984 P/364).
In Another description,
(Sauer P/29-31) states that the main village population records
are found in an earlier work by Kino's companion Manaje. In this
work, Manaje states that their were 14 villages along the river.
"In 1697 Father Kino, Manaje and others made an expedition down
the San Pedro. Down river more than 2000 Sobaipuris were located."
5. El Embudo
appears in Rim of Christendom by Herbert Eugene Bolton, University
of Arizona Press 1984 P/364.
In 1936, Bolton
retraces a 1697 trip by Father Eusebio Francisco Kino, along the
San Pedro River when Kino visited a dozen or so Sobaipuris Indian
villages. Baicatcan is described in Bolton's words: "It was five
miles north of Cascabel, at about Sosa's Ranch, where there is a
fertile river bottom now under cultivation."
states that "between El Embudo, just south of Redington, and the
mouth of Arivaipa Creek, a stretch of some thirty-five miles, there
were no less than ten villages."
6. Rudo Ensayo
English translation by Pradeau and Rasmussen P/123 cites Jecori
as a mediocre (medium) settlement of Spaniards two leagues
south of Jamaica.
Spanish text published by Instituto National de Antropolgia e Historia,
Mexico 1977 Tecori spelling for Jecori: Capitulo 11, Parrafo 12,
P/43 ... una leagua al norte de Cumpas, en un ojo de agua, y se
aumenta con algunos otros que se le juntan en Xamaica (Jamaica),
Tecori, Oposura, Terapa ....
7. Books by
Edward Soza: HISPANIC HOMESTEADERS IN ARIZONA 1870-1908 UNDER THE
HOMESTEAD ACT OF MAY 20, 1862.... , MEXICAN HOMESTEADERS IN THE
SAN PEDRO RIVER VALLEY AND THE HOMESTEAD ACT OF 1862...., NEW
WORLD ODYSSEY, A SEARCH FOR ROOTS: SOSA, SOZA FAMILIES OF ARIZONA
8. Sosa, Soza
families. The name began as Sosa, but in the 1870's for some inexplicable
reason or purpose, four brothers changed the name spelling with
an S to a Z. The brothers were Antonio 1845-1915,
Placido 1846-1920, Juan 1851-1915 and Nicolas 1856-1920.
9. New World
Odyssey by Edward Soza. Juan Alonso de Sosa, Royal Treasurer
in Mexico City 1530-1555
10. This frontier
presidio was located within 90 miles approximately from where ancestor
Alferez José Maria Sosa was born twenty years later. The
Commandant of the Fronteras Presidio spent much of his time at his
hacienda at Jamaica, which was only about six miles distance from
Jecori, Sonora, ancestor José Maria Sosa's birthplace.
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11. Photo furnished
by Fred Soza, El Paso, Tx. Photograph of original colored pen &
ink drawing by José Cisneros, El Paso, Tx. The drawing was
commissioned by Fred Soza, and donated to the Arizona State Parks
Board, Tubac, Az on August 24, 1986 as a free and unrestricted gift.
original colored pen & ink drawing of Juan Bautista de Anza
by Cisneros was also commissioned and donated by Fred Soza on June
19, 1988 to ASPB-T
are on display at the Tubac Presidio State Park, Tubac, Az.
12. Writer has
not visited the site of Jecori. Correspondent information is that
the original village has been relocated several time, but all still
within close proximity of the original.
13. Rudo Ensayo
by Father Juan Nentvig
A Description of Sonora and Arizona in 1764. Translated, clarified
and annotated by Alberto Francisco Pradeau and Robert R. Rasmussen.
University of Arizona Press 1980, P/123
Geografica, Natural y Curiosa de La Provincia de Sonora 1764. Instituto
National de Antropolgia e Historia, Mexico 1977. Introducion, Appendice,
Notas e Indice por Margarita Nolasco Armas y Teresa Martinez Penalosa
Capitulo 11, Parrafos 12 P/43, Parrafos 328 P/109
transcript for José Maria Sosa reads Tecori, not Jecori.
(Spanish Text) Prevencial Descripcion Geografica De La Provincia
De Sonora. Author unknown at that time. Published By Buckingham
Smith, San Augustin De La Florida 1863 cites on P/10 Tecori, P/187
Tecori, but the map shows Jecori.
Geografica, Natural y Curiosa de La Provincia de Sonora 1764. Instituto
Nacional de Antropolgia e Historia, Mexico 1977. Introduction, Appendice,
Notes and Indice by Margarita Nolasco Armas,and Teresa Martinez
Penalosa. Referenced Tecori.
Parrafos 12 P/43 Tecori; Parrafos 328 P/109 Tecori
(English Text) translated by Dr. Alberto Francisco Pradeau and Robert
R. Rasmussen 1980 P/8 shows Jecori, P/123 shows Jecori, Map shows
The late Dr.
James E. Officer, on June 16, 1992 corroborated this writer's findings
when he wrote: "With respect to Jecori, it is a fair-sized hamlet
less than an hour's drive south of Cumpas on a paved road .... The
old town of Oposura has since the late 1820's been known as Moctezuma.
Jecori is in the Municipio of Cumpas but is in the Judicial district
of Moctezuma. This may mean some of the documents pertaining to
early history are at Moctezuma, but the church records should be
I have for some
time felt that José Maria's birthplace might be Jecori, but
several service records I have seen all show Tecori, a town I have
never been able to locate ..." Letter in writer's file.
Map of Sonora and Areas North 1762. Retouched by A.F. Pradeau. Reproduced
by courtesy of the British Museum." Juan Nentvig's Rudo Ensayo,
A Description of Sonora and Arizona in 1764. English Translation.
Antonio Francisco Pradeau and Robert R. Rasmussen. University of
Arizona Press 1980.
In a letter
to James E. Officer dated June 12, 1992, this writer shares information
with Jim that Jecori appears on the Nentvig map of 1762.
On June 16,
1992, Jim Officer responded: "I have for some time felt that José
Maria's birthplace might be Jecori, but the several service records
I have seen all show Tecori, a town I have never been able to locate....
17. Writer was
granted research day privilege to research at the Archivo de Indias,
Seville, Spain in 1974. Found references on Alferez José
Maria Sosa. Copies of the service record and royal commission were
ultimately obtained from Archivo Generalde Indias, through the Bancroft
Library, University of California, Berkeley, November 11, 1976.
record is identified as M Leg 7279 108 Archivo General de Simancas.
18. Royal Commission
naming José Maria Sosa an Alferez is dated September 26,
1794 the King (by Manuel de Negrete y de la Torre. Alferez would
approximate Naval Ensign or Army Second Lieutenant.
Copies of the
Royal Commission and Transcript were obtained from Archivo General
de Indias, Seville, Spain, and were donated to the Arizona Historical
Society by author.
Sosa's commission and transcript appear as items #5700 and #3117
in CATALOGUE OF MATERIALS IN THE ARCHIVO GENERAL DE INDIAS FOR
THE HISTORY OF THE PACIFIC COAST AND THE AMERICAN SOUTHWEST
by Charles E. Chapman, University of California Press, 1919.
dated November 11, 1976 by Irene Moran, Head, Public Services, University
of California, Berkeley, in author's possession.
Sosa's service record reads: Su Edad 55 anos; "Capacidad - Corta"
which literally would translate into "capacity - short" or more
logically "capability - limited." Using the latter and more charitable
interpretation, it is not unimaginable that twenty campaigns against
the enemy took a heavy physical toll on Sosa.
20. In 1811,
Father Pedro Antonio de Arriquibar, as family friend and father
confessor, interceded on behalf José Maria Sosa 11. This
letter has been used to suggest that Alferez José Maria Sosa
died before 1811. Hispanic Arizona 1536 - 1856 P/96
James E. Officer, University of Arizona Press 1987.
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Yaqui 1740, Luis Navarro Garcia, Escuela De Estudios Hispano-Americanos,
22. Modern day
Tucson counts it official birth date as August 20, 1775, concurrent
with the relocation of the Presidio de San Ignacio de Tubac to the
Presidio de San Agustin del Tucson.
COLONIAL TUCSON, Henry F. Dobyns - Appendix
Table 3 Tubac Troopers Who Later Served at Tucson
Table 5 Tucson Company Individual Accounts in 1778
Table 8 Tucson Garrison Strength in January 1784
Table 9 Tucson Garrison Strength in October 1785
24. New World
Odyssey; A Search For Roots, The Sosa, Soza Families of Arizona.
Edward Soza 1995. Printed privately.
Phantom Presidio, Smith, F.J.
de Historia Geografica y Biografia Sonorenses por Francisco R. Alamada,
Chihuahua, Mexico 1952 P/409
27. Writer visited
Archivo General de Indias, Sevilla in 1974 and located reference
card index on José Maria Sosa. Later, Don Chaput, Altadena,
Ca formerly Assistant Curator, Los Angeles County Museum of Natural
History, Los Angeles, Ca. referenced Catalogue of Materials in
the Archivo General de Indias for the History of the Pacific Coast
and the American Southwest, Charles E. Chapman, Berkeley: Univ.
of California Press, 1919, in which two very significant documents
appear, to wit:
Sept. 26 The King (by Manl. de Negrete y de la Torre). D. Josef
Maria Sosa. Nombramiento de degundo (sic) Alferez.
Presidio de Sn. Bernardino en Sonora. Patentes y nombramientos de
oficiales de Guerra.
courtesy of Don Chaput and the University of California, Berkeley,
this writer obtained copies and donated them to the AHS-Tucson for
inclusion in the Soza Family Collection.
Spanish Colonial Tucson, A Demographic History, Henry
F. Dobyns 1976 University of Arizona Press
Maria Sosa, 28, Tecori
José Maria Soza
José Maria Sosa
29. Ibid P/43
SPANISH COLONIAL TUCSON, Henry F. Dobyns, University of Arizona
requested permission to install memorial tablet honoring the memory
of Dona Rita Espinosa de Sosa was denied. Reason for denial was
that Rita Espinosa's grave site can not be identified.
December 23, 1988 from United States Department of the Interior,
National Park Service , Washington, D.C., signed for William Penn
Mott, Jr. Director.
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Park Service letter December 23, 1988. Photograph is reproduction
of a commercial postcard. Photographer not identified.
32. From commercial
postcard, photographer not identified.
33. Ibid P/207
footnote #33 Arriquibar letter dated 6 de Marzo, 1811.
evidence along the San Pedro River valley and Casa Grande ruins
confirm presence of a civilization as early as 11th century.
35. The mantra
of this writer's Jr. High School * history teacher, whose name has
long been forgotten. This teacher provided an articulate and convincing
explanation for the United States-Mexican War of 1846-1848, under
the guise of "Manifest Destiny."
* Phineas Banning
Jr. & Sr. High School, Wilmington, Ca.
The Gadsden Treaty (Gerber 1923)
Population figures cited by James H. McClintock, Vol. 2, 1916, P/300
Arizona, Prehistoric, Aboriginal, Pioneer ...
History of Arizona, with map of the Territory of Arizona, compiled
by George H. Kelly.
39. Song of
Myself, Walt Whitman (Williams & Honig 1962)
P/116 reading "born here from parents born here from parents the
same, and their parents the same.... This is true of Antonio if
you consider that southern Arizona and northern Sonora was the province
of Spain 1521-1821 and Mexico 1821-1854.
40. P/15 Rare
Book #105 Huntington Library 1871
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41. AHS Soza
Family Collection "Reminiscence" by Senora Doña Jesus Moreno
De Soza as told to Joe Castillo, January 6, 1939. Original interview
was given and transcribed in Spanish. Later an English version became
Campa Sosa was the son of Manuel Sosa and Luisa Campa. Familial
relationship of Bernardino Campa is not specified, but undoubtedly
from the Luisa Campa family. Other Campa relatives cited were cousins
Matidle and Manuel.
43. Map #1 of
the Cultivated Fields of Tucson in and about Tucson 1862. Surveyed
by order of Major D. Fergusson 1st Calvary, Cal. Vol. by J.B. Mills,
Map shows sixty
tracts occupied by forty eight land holders, forty of whom are hispanic.
map: "The fields to the North of the extent of this map are only
cultivated when there is an abundance of water."
44. Act of February
5, 1875. Survey was made by Theo. F. White in 1876 of parts of Sections
2, 3, 10, 11 & 14, T 14 S R 13 E, Gila & Salt River Base
& Meridian. Map was prepared for the Arizona Pioneer Society
through the courtesy of the Phoenix Title & Trust Company 1957.
by Antonio Soso (sic) on February 1, 1876, claiming lands at Lot
13, Section 11 Township 14 South Range 13 East. Copy of PATENT acquired
on February 22, 1974 through the BLM, Dept of Interior, Phoenix
facsimile page 28.
45. See Petition
facsimile on page 28.
46. Copy of
PATENT originally obtained on February 22, 1974 from the BLM, Phoenix,
Az. Copy became illegible and second and better copy was obtained
on July 25, 1996.
47. Letter "G"
from Department of the Interior, General Land Office, Washington,
D.C. dated May 16, 1885 to Register and Receiver, Tucson, Arizona.
Copy on file. Obtained from the National Archives, Pacific Southwest
Region, Laguna Niguel, Ca.
48. left blank
Soza Patent copy obtained from the National Archives, Washington,
D.C. Copy on file.
50. Juan Soza
1851-1915 had previously filed HD #48 on March 16, 1878 at Florence,
A.T. for eighty acres described as:
N 1/2 of the SW 1/4, Section 18, Township 1 North, Range 5 East.
was relinquished by Juan Soza and cancelled on December 20, 1878.
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51. Juan Soza
homestead file copies obtained from the National Archives, Washington,
D.C. Copies of file.
52. Refer to
MEXICAN HOMESTEADERS IN THE SAN PEDRO RIVER VALLEY by Edward
Gastelo appears as Francisca Gastelum in two editions of the Sosa,
Soza Family Tree. Senior family members, now deceased, stated unequivocally,
that Gastelum was correct spelling.
and Francisca Gastelo Certificate of Marriage facsimile provided
by Rev. Arsenio S. Carrillo, Pastor of St. Augustine's Cathedral,
Tucson on August 31, 1872. Copy on file.
Soza and Mercedes Federico Marriage Certificate facsimile were provided
by Rev. Arsenio S. Carrillo on August 31, 1872. Copy on file.
Sosa and Maria Jesus Moreno marriage certificate facsimile was provided
by Rev. Arsenio S. Carrillo on January 21, 1971. Copy on file.
was the husband of Petra Carrillo Moreno, Maria Jesus Moreno's half
In a reprint
of information compiled by Flynn Maxey, dated Tucson, November 29,
1974, states that: " Mrs. Francis Henri Goodwin, maiden name Petra
Carrillo Moreno, born in Ures, Sonora 1847, her mother was the sister
of Leopold Carrillo and her mother married Benito Moreno who was
born in Spain. When Petra was 3 years old her father remarried in
Ures and had 3 daughters, Jesusita, Francisca and Versabe."
The Flynn Maxey
account of the Moreno lineage, chronology, and time frame does not
conform with Jesus Moreno de Soza "Reminiscences dated January 6,
1939, in which she states: "We were all born in California, four
living and two dead before we left there..." Reference is to brothers
José de Loreto (1857) and Corcinio (1861) did not survive.
Helpful is the
information that Dr. F.H. Goodwin was a Confederate surgeon, who
came to Tucson at the close of the Civil War. Research places him
in Yuma and Tucson at the time Maria Jesus Moreno joined her married
sister Petra Moreno Goodwin circa 1872.
56. Benito Soza
1886-1893 gravestone marker at the former Soza Ranch, San Pedro
River. See Soza Family Newsletter Vol. 3, No. 2 August 1995 p/3.
57. #6921 Francisco
Federico Soza is the son of Antonio Campa Soza and his second wife
Mercedes Federico. Rosaura Moreno Soza is the daughter of Antonio
Campa Soza and 3rd wife Maria Jesus Moreno.
58. #6755 Antonio
Federico Soza, the son of Antonio Campa Soza and Mercedes Federico.
Antonio was fatally wounded in a duel with José Maria Vasquez,
who also died. Duel was over a stolen calf belonging to S. Rambaud.
Photograph by Stanton, Springfield, Oh. Original photograph is classified
59. Photo of
José Maria Federico Soza c.1900 was furnished by his late
daughter Maria Aurelia S. Acosta on Jun 10, 1971.
60. Photo of
Clara Sanchez Soza (1897- ) was furnished by grand daughter Rosa
Orosco, Chandler, Az.
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61. #65970 Composite
portrait of Antonio Campa Soza 1845-1915 and his wife Maria Jesus
Moreno de Soza 1855-1939. Donated to AHS by their daughter Maria
portraits is on exhibit in the Soza Room at the Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont
House Museum, Tucson
born to Luisa Campa Soza Mungia
Soza McKenna was born December 24, 1852 in Santa Ana, Sonora, Mexico
and died November 24, 1907 in Tucson, Az.
Photo was furnished
by grand daughter the late Mrs. J.B. Perego, nee Ruth Perego, San
Sosa Quilt on display at Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont House Museum, Tucson.
Quilt created by Manuela Sosa McKenna, records the birth of each
child born to Michael McKenna & Manuela Sosa. Last entry is
1885. Manuela Sosa Mckenna died 1907.
The quilt has
been exhibited extensively and featured in several publications.
Grand Envisions, Vintage Arizona Quilts and Their Makers, by Helen
Young Frost & Pam Knight Stevenson, Northland featured a two
page history of the quilt. Included are photographs of Manuel and
Michael McKenna. This photograph by Fred McAninch, Museum Curator.
65. P/71-2 Los Tucsonenses
"Drought, Floods, and Apache attacks"
loaned by grandson Cornelio V. Soza, Phoenix, Az. Placido Campa
Soza (1846-1920 and Antonio Campa Soza (1845-1915) were brothers,
the sons of Luisa Campa and Manuel Sosa.
67. #52734 Manuel
Elias Soza, the son of Placido Campa Soza and Mercedes Elias. Not
able to identify companion.
68. #59421 Manuel
Elias Soza 1873-1969, son of Placido Campa Soza 1846-1920 and Mercedes
Antonio C. Soza were brothers. Notation on 1962 photograph, Manuel,
shown at age 94, died at the age 96 in Madera, Ca. (Soza family
tree shows 1873-1962)
69. Photo of
Rita Valenzuela Soza, was loaned by her son Cornelio V. Soza, Phoenix,
Az. Cornelio's parents were Manuel Elias Soza and Rita Valenzuela.
70. Photo of
Cornelio V. Soza & Ermita Silva Soza, Phoenix, Az. Cornelio
is the son of Manuel Elias Soza & Rita Valenzuela, and the grandson
of Placido Campa Soza & Mercedes Elias.
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married Luis Escheverria and they had three children: Lupe, Aurora
and Luisa. Victoria's second marriage was to Trinidad Madrid and
had two more children: Helen and Benjamin. Aurora was twice married
and died without issue.
Source: Mary Morales, Los Angeles, Ca. 9/28/1996 Telephone
Fred Mendoza, Los Angeles, Ca and had three children; Mary, Fred
Jr. and Adelina.
Soza Rabena letter 9/26/1996.
is the daughter of Nicolas Campa Soza and Juana Borquez
Borquez Soza was the son of Nicolas Campa Soza and Juana Borquez.
He married Concepcion Navarro Fimbrez in 1907. Their children were
Calistro, Juana, Concepcion, Carmen and Gloria. Source: letter 9/26/96
from Chonita Soza Rabena, Orange Cove, Ca.
74. Juan Soza
1851-1915, born in Tucson, son of Calistro Sosa and Paulina Medina,
shown with his son Juan Sotelo Soza 1877-1969
Juan Soza married
Jesus Maria Sotelo and planted their roots in Tempe, where the family
has been located for nearly 125 years.
Juan had an
interesting and varied career; carrying mail, digging canals with
Charles Trumbull Hayden, freighter, and deputy sheriff in Tempe
under Carl Hayden.
Photos of Juan
Soza and Juan Sotelo Soza were furnished by descendant Henrietta
Soza Aguilar, Tempe, Az.
75. Jesus Maria
Sotelo 1856-1936, the wife of Juan Soza 1851-1936
76. Juan Soza
(1851-1915) Family L-R Alfonso 1890-1906, Antonio 1884-1958, Henero
1886-1901, Paulina 1876-1964, Jesus Sotelo Soza 1856-1936, Ester
1880-1959 and infant Elena 1893-1978
77. Soza Homesteads:
Antonio C. Soza
HD #734 and #934
Juan Soza HD #48 and CE # 218
Placido Soza HD #183
Nicolas Soza HD #759
Leonides Montano HD #1219
Manuel Soza HD #03537
Rosaura M. Soza HD #03260
These and other
family entries can be found in:
Hispanic Homesteaders in Arizona 1870-1908 and Mexican
Homesteaders in the San Pedro River Valley and the Homestead
Act of 1862, both by Edward Soza.
and Sale Deed dated May 20, 1932.
Jesus M. de
Soza, a widow, conveys to her daughter, Mercedes Soza Apodaca, a
E 1/2 of the
NE 1/4 and E 1/2 of the SE 1/4 of section 30; and NW 1/4; the NE
1/4; and the SE 1/4 of section 32. All in Township 12 South, Range
19 East ... Cochise County... as her sole and separate property.
79. Land transfers:
dated March 20, 1939
Miguel D. Gomez and Chonita V. Gamez convey to Hope Iselin Jones:
S 1/2 of NW 1/4 and SW 1/4 of Section 21, and NW 1/4 and W 1/2 of
the SW 1/4 of Section 28, and SE 1/4 of Section 29 and SE 1/4 of
Section 29 of T 12 S, R 19 E Cochise County,(480 acres)
dated July 17, 1939
Rosaura Soza Vijil and Ricardo Vijil convey to Mark Bradberry: W
1/2 of SW 1/4 and SE 1/4 of SW 1/4, Section 29, T 12 S, R 19 E,
Cochise County, (120 acres)
Deed dated March
Ricardo Apodaca and Mrs. Mercedes S. Apodaca convey unto Hope Iselin
Honeycutt, formerly Hope Iselin Jones...
E 1/2 of E 1/2 of Section 30, and N 1/2, and E 1/2 of SE 1/4 , and
SW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of Section 32 T 12 S, R 19 E Cochise County, being
600 acres more or less.
Also the lease
from State of Arizona covering SW 1/4 , Section 32 above (160 acres).
Also any and all water rights....
dated October 2, 1967
Mercedes S. Apodaca, a widow, quit claim to Hope Iselin Jones in
her sole and separate right...
NW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of Section 32 , T 12 S. R 19 E, Cochise County.
80. Soza Ranch
Schematic Layout, by Antonio V. Soza 7/6/95
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Soza, Notice of Location of Water Right. Dated June 30, 1885 was
recorded at request of Antonio Soza July 2, 1885 at 3:30 P.M. Land
Claim 1, 193 Cochise County Recorder.
Copy on file.
Soza Land Claim recorded July 2, 1885, 1, 194
Serves Notice that he had taken out a ditch to irrigate his land.
Cochise County Recorder. Copy on file.
State Land Department letter to writer dated June 16, 1972. Copy
Soza Homestead Application #183
Relinquished and cancelled by Placido Soza on date May 18, 1885,
in which he attested "that he has lost his duplicate Receivers Receipt
and ...that he does hereby relinquish to the United States all his
rights, title, and interest ...
Today, it is
unthinkable that a homesteader would be compelled to relinquish
his homestead for lack of a receipt. The GLO, neither in Arizona
nor Washington, had computer technology available to cross-reference
homestead applications and Receiver's Receipts. Sadly for Placido
and many other homesteaders, the absence of a Receiver's Receipt
precluded forfeiture of a homestead claim.
16, 1972, Arizona State Land Department also stated that Francisca
M. Soza had taken a Stock Raising Homestead for 629.04 acres in
Section 31, T 12 S, R 19 E, G & SR B & M. Cochise County.
Permits: Grazing Permits Letter 2200 dated August 8, 1972 from United
States Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Coronado National
Forest, P.O. Box 551, Tucson, Az 85702
"The records which indicated that your grandfather (Antonio Campa
Soza) had a grazing permit on the Coronado National Forest were
obtained through our card records. The actual application and documents
have long since been destroyed."
85. Letter 2230
dated December 28, 1971
Antonio Campa Soza had a grazing permit on the Coronado National
Forest from 1910 to 1914. His address was given as Pool, Az
86. P/71 The
American Settler's Guide, Henry N. Copp Washington, D.C. 1880 (Government
#7491 Estate of Jesus M. de Soza
Sale of Lease for $500.00 to Hope Iselin Jones. See probate chronology.
88. P/137 Arizona's
Dark and Bloody Ground (Forrest 1964)
Account of the Aztec Land & Cattle Co., organized c.1883. Located
opposite Saint Joseph and west of Holbrook.
failed 1900 and Babbit Brothers bought remanent.
89. The Territorial
Book of Brands and Marks of Cattle, Horses, issued by the Live Stock
Sanitary Board of Arizona, 1898
90. Design cover
for Soza Family Reunions:1990 Tucson and 1994 Tempe. Drawing created
by Carolina Lopez-Latouche, Tucson.
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91. Sketch of
Capilla de San Antonio de Padua was drawn by Ana Elias as described
by Ben Moreno Soza.
Soza de Gonzales 1890 and Benito Moreno Soza in 1893, separately,
both cited the same oral history. It was Benito's remembrances that
resulted in the composite sketch drawing of the Capilla de San Antonio
Donald J. Brosnan,
CRM Archivist, Catholic Diocese of Tucson wrote on September 14,
1995 wrote: "that there is no travel diary in the Archives belonging
to Bishop Granjon. I checked all his papers and writing and there
is no mention of a visit to the Soza Ranch at Redington." Letter
in writer's possession.
92. AHS Soza
Family Files S731-1
Reminiscences dated January 6, 1939 as told to Mr. Joe Castillo
by Senora Doña Jesus Moreno De Soza P/1-5 and Mrs. Soza's
daughter Mrs. Gonzales P/5-6. Senora de Soza died a week later on
January 13, 1939.
93. AHS Soza
File - Drawing of Capilla de San Antonio de Padua de Lisboa en Rancho
San Antonio. Erected by Antonio Campa Soza in 1902, Dedicated by
Bishop Henry Granjon February 2, 1903.
94. Letter dated
February 5, 1942 from OFFICE OF SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS, COCHISE
COUNTY, BISBEE, ARIZONA, signed by Ruby F. Fulghum, County School
from original inquiry by family member, copy of which is in the
AHS - Soza Collection and in writer's possession.
Collection #54648 and
by Maria S de Gonzales January 6, 1939.
96. The late
Carlos Moreno 1891-1987, the late Herminia Leon Valenzuela and their
sons and daughters, Carlos, Bertha, Helen, Irma, Irene, Antonio,
Hector and Joseph have regularly made pilgrimages to the cemetery.
They have installed grave markers and conducted work parties to
clear out weed and brush. Identity of graves verified and revised
as of September 9, 1996 by Antonio V. Soza, Helendale, Ca.
97. d. Joint
graves. When these graves were relocated to the present Soza Cemetery,
Rosaura Soza Vijil, did not want her deceased infant son to be lonely,
hence the joint burial with his aunt Maria Soza Montano.
Rosaura is the
daughter of Antonio C. Soza and 3rd spouse Jesus Moreno Soza.
Maria is the
daughter of Antonio C. Soza and 2nd spouse Mercedes Federico.
98. e. Infant
son of José Federico Soza and Clara Sanchez
The infant is the grandson of Antonio C. Soza and 2nd spouse Mercedes
99. f. Son of
Carlos Moreno Soza & Herminia Leon Valenzuela, grandson of Antonio
C. Soza and 3rd spouse Jesus Moreno Soza
of Francisca and Manuel, were Antonio C. Soza and 3rd spouse Jesus
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101. h. Refugio,
born in Los Angeles, Ca., is a sister to Jesus Moreno Soza. She
was married to Antonio's half brother Tomas Mungia in grave site
102. j. A
great grandson of Antonio C. Soza and Jesus Moreno Soza, and in
grave site k., a grand daughter of the same.
103. A grand
daughter of Antonio C. Soza and Jesus Moreno Soza, and the daughter
of Carlos Moreno Soza and Herminia Leon Valenzuela.
104. 1957 Map
of the Redington Quadrangle N3215-W11015/15 USGS.
and Sale Deed, recorded February 25, 1915
Book 60 Deed R.E. Pages 53 & 55
106. Lot Five
(5), in Block Sixty-eight (68), City of Tucson,
between Mercedes Tapia and Jesus M. de Soza of July 26, 1899., to
wit: All of Lot Five (5) in Block (68) Sixty Eight according to
the Official Survey ... (dated) on the 26th day of June, 1872.
between Board of Supervisors, Pima County and Jesus M. de Soza confirmed
title to Jesus M. de Soza on August 10, 1902
list names of the heirs as being: Rosaura Vijil, Louisa Saenz, Antonio
Soza, Mercedes Apodaca, Carlos Soza, Maria de Gonzales, Benito Soza,
Juan Soza, Francisco Soza, Enrique Soza, Alberto Soza. (Spelling
left unchanged. Rosaura Vijil and Francisca Soza are correct spelling.)
M. de Soza
twenty fourth to each:
Maria de Gonzales
Lot Five (5)
in Block Sixty Eight (68) of the City of Tucson ... encumbered by
first and second mortgage... is the only asset shown.
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was filed by daughter Maria S. Gonzales for the removal of Jesus
M. de Soza, Administratrix. Nazario A. Gonzales, was offered as
by Senora Doña Jesus Moreno De Soza as told to Joe Castillo,
January 6, 1939. See AHS Soza Family File 731-1. Maria Moreno de
Gonzales also contributed. Spanish text and English translation
Records at "La Placita" church, Nuestra Senora Reina de Los Angeles,
now referred to as "our Lady Queen of Angels Church, 100 West Sunset
Blvd. Los Angeles, Ca 90012.
de Loreto Moreno, Libro Tercedo de Bautismos 1848-1858. Sponsors
were Soledad Fimbres and Maria del Carmen Valdez.
115. Maria Francisca
Moreno baptismal sponsors were Manuel Abril and Rosalia Bustamantes
Moreno baptismal sponsors were Lorenzo Fimbres and Teresa David
117. Flynn Maxey
account dated Tucson November 29, 1874, erroneously has Benito Moreno
remarrying in Ures and having three daughters; Jesusita, Francisca
and Versave (Bersabe). He stated that Versave died in Tucson on
August 1, 1878. Copy on file.
records at the Old Plaza Church (La Placita) Nuestra Senora Reina
de Los Angels (Our Lady Queen of Angels Church) provide ample information
that José Benito Moreno's second family, was born in Los
is buried at the Soza Cemetery; listed as Refugio Moreno Lopez Mungia.
dated August 4, 1940, Cananea, Sonora from Refugio A. de Meza to
Maria Soza Gonzales. Refugio was the daughter of Francisca Moreno
Aguirre, a sister to Jesus Moreno Soza. Original letter written
in Spanish was given to this writer by his aunt Maria Soza Gonzales,
Long Beach, Ca. The original letter was donated to the AHS Soza
by Jesus Moreno de Soza on file at AHS in the Soza Family Collection,
dated January 6, 1939.
4, 1940 letter Refugio A. de Meza to Maria Soza Gonzales. Letter
on file at AHS.
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of Water For Beneficial Uses filed by Jesus M. Soza was filed MISCEL.
BOOK #26 page 445 on March 1, 1917.
"That the undersigned;
a resident of the State of Arizona and qualified to appropriate
the unappropriated water of the State of Arizona, doe.. hereby
take and appropriate for the use of watering stock belonging to
said locator, and for beneficial uses, all of the water .. of that
certain spring known and described as the MUD SPRING located about
six miles in a southwestly direction from SOZA'S RANCH, on the San
Pedro River, in the County of Cochise, about five miles northerly
direction from Rincon Mountain in said County, State of Arizona.
The place of
diversion of said water is located at the point on the edge of said
spring where a copy of these notice is posted and said water
so appropriated is to be conducted in a east direction from said
point diversion by mean .. of a ditch tunnel not less than three
feet in diameter, to where a reservoir is to be constructed to hold
and retain said water for the said uses of watering stock and irrigation
and other beneficial purposes by said undersigned locator,
his heirs or assigns: said above named spring and land upon
which reservoir and dam is to be constructed is upon unsurveyed
land, and the water so appropriated as aforesaid will not exceed
150 one hundred and fifty miners inches, which said water is necessary
for the use and benefit of said locator.
Dated and posted
on the ground this 23rd day of February, 1917.
Jesus M. Soza,
Witnesses: Carlos Soza and Juan Vijil
Filed and recorded
at the request of Jesus Soza, March 1, 1917
A full and true
copy was furnished on April 9, 1974 by Christine Macras, Recorder
and Norma Padovan, Deputy
#4037, Probate #7491
Bargain And Sale Deed dated May 20, 1932, Jesus M. de Soza conveys
160 acres to Mercedes Soza Apodaca as her sole and separate property.
#6297, Probate #3722 dated March 30, 1937.
& Sale Deed dated January 4, 1915 Antonio and Jesus convey 200
acres to Servin Rambaud.
Sale Deed dated January 8, 1915 Severin Rambaud and Refugio Rambaud,
H&W convey the same identical 200 acres to Jesus M. Soza, as
her sole and separate property.
Bill of Sale
dated December 2, 1914 Antonio C. Soza conveyed to his wife Jesus
M. Soza "all that certain range and other animals bearing the brand
AS (initials) and ranging in Cochise and Pima Counties..., also
all brands ... belonging to me or used or controlled by me in my
ranches and cattle business."
125. In Hispanic
Homesteaders in Arizona 1870-1908, (Soza 1994) only homesteads
taken out during 1870-1908 are shown.
and Sale Deed #4037, dated May 20, 1932 and recorded on September
6, 1939 whereby Jesus M. de Soza conveys to Mercedes M. Apodaca
640 acres, to wit:
1. E 1/2 of
NE 1/4, and E 1/2 of SE 1/4- Section 30
2. NW 1/4;
NE 1/4; and SE 1/4 of Section 32, all in D & SR BM, as her
sole and separate property.
dated August 4, 1940, Cananea, Sonora from Refugio A. de Meza to
Maria Soza de Gonzales. Original in AHS Soza Collection.
dated July 6, 1972 to Hi Wo Company, 238 East 4th, Benson written
by this writer, Copy on file at AHS.
129. From the
AHS Hi Wo Family Collection. Hi Wo and Family. Boy on right is identified
from the official probate records of the Superior Court, Pima County,
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Apparently the property purchase was not recorded in a timely fashion,
as County Taxes of $2.73 were assessed to an UNKNOWN OWNER. The
property was offered for sale by the County, but no offers were
made. Jesus Moreno de Soza cleared the title in 1902.
from official probate records from the Superior Court, Pima County,
133. Other Probates:
Luisa Campa Soza 1825-1900, with grandchildren
Calistro. Children were born to Nicolas Campa Soza and Juana Borquez.
They are descendants from Luisa's second marriage, to Calistro Sosa.
Soza was the mother of Antonio Campa Soza 1845 and Placido Campa
Soza 1846; her children from her first marriage, to Manuel Sosa.
135. #6754 Antonio
Campa Soza with unidentified stranger who stopped by the Soza Ranch.
He was headed towards mountains to search for alleged hidden treasures.
By family custom, no stranger could pass without being made welcomed
at the Soza Ranch.
136. Maria Jesus
Moreno was born in Los Angeles, Ca December 24, 1855. The guesstimate
is that this photo, was originally taken at age 17, c.1872. The
Goodwin family's account, as detailed by Flynn Maxey on November
29, 1972, is that Jesus stayed with the Goodwin family until her
marriage to Antonio Campa Soza on July 28, 1879 in Tucson.
Lisandro Moreno Soza 1879-1907, the first-born to Antonio Campa
Soza and Maria Jesus Moreno de Soza.
138. #6756 Manuel
Moreno Soza 1882-1911 and Ramona Manzo -1908. Manuel was missing
for about two months, when his remains were found near the Soza
Ranch. He had been ambushed and fatally wounded. He was buried at
the site; now the location of the Soza Family Cemetery. Currently
there are twelve graves.
139. #6926 Beef
jerky in the making at the Soza Ranch
140. #6927 Manuel
M. Soza is the son of Antonio Campa Soza and Maria Jesus Moreno.
Roberto Martinez Soza is the son of Antonio Federico Soza 1873-1903
and Laura Martinez. Antonio Federico Soza 1873-1903 and José
Federico Soza 1878-1934 were the sons of Antonio Campa Soza 1845-1915
and Mercedes Federico.
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141. Luisa Moreno
Soza 1884-1927 and Francisca Moreno Soza, 1896-1937
142. Juan José
Saenz 1879-1969 and Luisa Soza Saenz 1884-1927.
Moreno Soza 1888-1981 and Mercedes Encinas 1891-1970
furnished by Artemisa Soza Apodaca, Tucson, of her parents Ricardo
Apodaca and Mercedes Soza:
Mercedes Soza Apodaca 1889-1973 taken in 1928
Ricardo Apodaca 1881-1962 taken in 1928
Mercedes Soza Apodaca at age 56 taken in 1945
Ricardo Apodaca on horse back age 65 taken in 1946
Mercedes Soza Apodaca & Ricardo Apodaca" 1959, ages 70 and 78.
N.A. Gonzales Family
Front: Nazario A. Gonzales, Elsa Gonzales, José S. Soza (Cousin)
and Ernest Gonzales. Rear: Maria Soza Gonzales, Lisandro, Francisca
Moreno Soza, Armida.
146. #6737 Carlos
1891-1981 and Herminia 1893-1964, were married February 14, 1915
Moreno Soza and Armida Elias. Photo from the private collection
of Lydia Marie Meade, nee Soza, Meridian, Idaho. Armida Elias was
the daughter of Tomas Elias and Juana O. de Elias, and Benito's
parents were Jesus Moreno Vda. de Sosa and the late Antonio C. Soza.
Tucsonense" September 27, 1923 cites a surprise dinner party in
honor newly-wed Benito & Armida. The function was hosted at
the home of Fernando Laos, some five miles distance from the city.
The article also stated that the home had all the comforts, and
a dining room large enough for dancing.
148. #6760 Juan
Moreno Soza 1895-1945, the writer's father
149. Juan Moreno
Soza, born at Redington, Az 1895-1945, is buried at Mountain View
Cemetery: Lot 126, Grave 5, Knights of Pythias, Fresno, California.
150. Maria Petra
Yanez de Soza, born at Benson, Az 1898-1955 was the first Arizonan
recognized as a GOLD STAR mother, in grateful recognition of her
contribution of five sons to WW11. Eventually seven sons would serve
in the US military services.
is buried at the Yanez Family Burial Plot, High Street Cemetery,
Benson, Arizona. Buried with her, are her father, mother, and brother,
namely: José Lopez Yanez 1864-1917, Matilde B. Yanez 1872-1939
and Medardo B. Yanez 1896-1973.
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151. #9179 Amalia
Soza, daughter of Juan Moreno Soza and Maria Petra Yanez
Soza, born in Tucson, 1918-1943, the son of Juan Moreno Soza and
Maria Petra Yanez, was known to family and friends as "Chito" or
"Bud". He enlisted in the US Navy and served as a Fireman 1/C .
He was on board the USS Chicago when the ship came under heavy,
and relentless attack by Japanese naval forces during the Battle
of Santa Cruz, Southeast Asia.
The ship was
sunk with great loss of life. Baudelio was awarded the Purple Heart
posthumously on June 8, 1944. The citation reads: "To Baudelio Soza,
Fireman First Class, United States Navy For Military Merit and For
Wounds Received In Action Resulting In His Death".
married John Doy and had one daughter; Marjorie Frances Doy. Marjorie
married Gerald F. Headley. Two children were born of this union
Vivian and Paul.
buried along side her parents at the Soza Cemetery.
154. Photo furnished
by daughter Elma Soza Aros, Tucson, Az.
155. Photo c.1946
furnished by Lydia Marie Soza, nee Soza, Meridian, Idaho.
Dolores Ordonez Soza 1906-1946, and Albert Moreno Soza 1900-1985.
Photograph furnished by daughter Lydia Marie Soza Meade, Meridian,
157. Photo of
Albert Moreno Soza furnished by daughter Bertha Ordonez Olguin,
Caldwell, Idaho. The occasion appears to be Albert's Confirmation
158. Photo of
the Albert Moreno Soza family out on a Sunday drive. Loaned by Lydia
Marie Meade. nee Soza, Meridian, Idaho.
159. Photo of
Albert Rudolfo Soza (1927-1992), son of Albert Moreno Soza &
Dolores Ordonez. The marine, served in both the WW11 and Vietnam.
He was wounded in both wars and twice awarded the Purple Heart.
Multitude shrapnel wounds, malaria and frost bitten toes shorten
his life. Photo furnished by Alberto's sister, Lydia Marie Meade,
nee Soza, Meridian, Idaho.
Soza and Phyllis Fine Soza at the Columbia Icefield, Alberta, Canada.
On tour, after the 1996 Rotary International Convention, Calgary,
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Soza at 1973 Dedication of the John Charles Fremont Museum/Casa
del Gobernador. Mrs. Richard M. Nixon was guest of honor. Photo
by Helga Teiwes, Arizona State Museum.
the ceremony were Albert Moreno Soza, Benito Moreno Soza, Maria
Soza Gonzales, Mrs. J.B. Perego (Ruth) and Edward Soza & family.
In 1992, the
historic adobe was renamed by the AHS Board of Directors, the Sosa-Carrillo-Fremont
Museum in honor of the three families most closely associated
with the history of this adobe dwelling.
Soza at age 1. Born at Benson, Az. March 24, 1921.
Bautismo. Eduardo, hijo de Juan Moreno Soza y Maria Petra Yanez
de Soza. Nacio el dia 24 de Marzo de 1921.
Se bautizo el
dia 18 de Abril de 1921 en La Iglesia de La Immaculada Concepcion
en Benson, Arizona, por Rev. F.A. Colbymosl. Los padrinos fueron
Francisco Sosa y Jesus Lainden.
163. Cruz Pico,
writer's maternal great grand mother, with her second husband Urbano
Bustamante Yanez (1872-1939) writer's maternal grandmother. Born
on June 3, 1872 in Arizpe, Sonora. She died January 7, 1939 in Phoenix,
Bustamante Yanez, born June 3, 1872 at Arizpe, Sonora, Mexico, died
on January 7, 1939 in Phoenix, Az. Her parents were Cruz Pico and
married to José Lopez Yanez, born on July 7, 1864 in Hermosillo,
Sonora, Mexico and died on September 5, 1917. Both are buried in
the Yanez family plot at the High Street Cemetery, Benson, Az.
Their sons and
daughters were José, Rosa, Maria Petra, Jesus, Matilde, Medardo,
Rogelio, Alfonso, and Gilardo
166. On Visit
to Archivo General de Indias, Seville, Spain in 1974, this writer
located reference to José Maria Sosa. In a follow up discussion
with Donald Chaput, Altadena, Ca., Retired Assistant Curator, LACMNH,
Chaput researched Charles E. Chapman's Catalogue of Materials in
the Archivo General de Indias For The History Of The Pacific Coast
and the American West.
As a direct
result of this input, copies of the following documents were obtained
on November 11, 1976 from the Archivo General de Indias, Seville,
Sept. 26 Sn Ildefonso, The King (by Manl. de Negrete y de la Torre.
D. Josef Maria Sosa. Nombramiento de Degundo (sic) Alferez.
Presidio de Sn Bernardino en Sonora. Patentes y nombramientos de
officials de Guerra.
effort by the University of California, Berkeley is also hereby
167. With the
advent of Americans into the acquired Gadsden Purchase territory
and their appetite for land; proof of ownership was a problem for
many of the historical residents with ancestral lands.
Act of February 5, 1875, enabled historical residents to obtain
title to their ancestral lands, based on proof of occupancy of the
property the immediate past 20 years, prior to February 5, 1875.
... of parts of Sections 2 - 3 - 10 - 11 & 14, Township 14 South,
Range 13 East, G. & S.R. B. & M. Presented to Arizona
Pioneer Historical Society by the Phoenix Title & Trust Co.
issued to Antonio Sosa, containing 13 acres and 13/100 of an acre.
Patent Assigned to Ochoa and Sidney R. DeLong. Signed by: By
the President, William McKinley, By N. McKean, Secretary, and C.
H. Brush, Recorder of the General Land Office. Copy obtained from
the U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management, Phoenix,
copy furnished by Anthony Van Alstine, Covina, Ca, a descendant
of the original petitioner. Signers included Antonio Soza and Placido
Soza, and Nicolas Soza.
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M. de Soza
M. de Soza
Antonio Federico Soza
of Manuel M. Soza
160 acres valued at $700.00 and personal property valued at $300.00 Done
in Open Court April 12, 1912. Copy from CCR
of Water Rights - Jesus M. Soza
One Hundred Fifty minor inches of water.
Six miles southwest of Soza's Ranch on the San Pedro River, Cochise
County, and five miles in a northerly direction from the Rincon
Mountains in Pima County, Unsurveyed Lands.
174. #4077 Jesus
M. de Soza ... conveys
1. The E 1/2 of the NE 1/4 and the
E 1/2 of the SE 1/4 of section thirty (30); and
NW 1/2, the NE 1/2, and the
SE 1/4 of section thirty two (32)
All in the
Township 12 South, Range 19 East, G. & S.R. B.M. Cochise
County, Arizona, as her sole and separate property.
175. #3722 Order
Setting Aside estate to Surviving Widow Jesus M. de Soza.
E 1/2 of
the E 1/2 Section Thirty (30); the
N 1/2 of Section Thirty two (32); the
E 1/2 of SE 1/4; and the
SW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section thirty two ( 32) ; all in Township
12 South Range 19 East of the Gila and Salt River Base nd Meridian,
Cochise County, Arizona.
Also any interest
of the deceased in Lot sixteen (16) Block four (4) of Walker's
Addition in the Town of Benson, Arizona according to the map
or plat of said Walker's Addition of record in the office of
the County Recorder of Cochise County, Arizona.
and Sale Deed
The S 1/2 of
the NW 1/4, and the
SW 1/4 of Section Twenty One (21), and the
SW 1/4 and W 1/2 of the SW 1/4 of Section Twenty Eight (28), and
SE 1/4 of Section Twenty Nine (29),
Township 12 South, Range 19 East, G. & S.R. B. & M. Cochise
W 1/2 of SW 1/4 and
SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of Section Twenty-Nine,
Township Twelve South Range Nineteen East, G. & S.R. B. &
M. Cochise County, Arizona. Signed Rosaura M. Soza, now Mrs.
Juan Vijil, and Juan N. Viji.
178. The Deed
The E 1/2 of the E 1/2 of Section 30, and
N 1/2, and the E 1/2 of the SE 1/4, and the
SW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 32,
Township 12 South of Range 19 East, G. & S.R. B. & M. Cochise
County, Arizona, being 600 acres more or less;
lease from the State of Arizona covering the
SW 1/4 of the above mentioned section 32; and
and all water rights of every kind and character....
S 1/2 & E 1/2 of NW 1/4 of Section 9,
NW 1/4 of SE 1/4 &
E 1/2 of SE 1/4 of Section 8, and
E 1/2 NE 1/4 and NE 1/4 SW 1/4 Section 17, all in Township 12 South
Range 20 East, G. & S.R. B. & M. Cochise County, Az, - containing
640 acres more or less.
W 1/2 NW
1/4 and SE 1/4 SW 1/4 except the one acre referred in the deed dated
October 6, 1937 recorded February 18, 1938 in Book 124 Deeds,
page 269 from Juan Vijil and Rosaura S. his wife to Louise Kelty
in Section Twenty Nine (29), Township 18 South Range 19 East &
S.R. B. & M., Cochise County, Az. containing 119 acres.
The NW 1/4 of the SE 1/4 of Section 32, Township 12 S Range 19 E.
of the G and SRB and M, Cochise County, Arizona.
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Addition Being 44.148 acres in NW 1/4 of Section 10, Township 17
South, Range 20 East, G & SR B & M, surveyed by T.A. Cox,
C.E. March - 1902
of Streets and Alleys
I, Sophia Walker, widow, residing in Benson, Cochise County, Arizona
do hereby dedicate to the City of Benson, for public use , all the
streets and alleys in Walker's Addition to the City of Benson as
shown in the accompany map. Signed at Benson, Cochise County, Arizona,
June 26, 1905. Mrs. Sophia Walker.
of Distribution Estate
Estate of Jesus M. de Soza
In The Superior Court of The State Of Arizona
In And For The County Of Pima
Lots 15 and
16 in Block 4 of Walker Addition to the Town of Benson, Cochise
County, Arizona. (Lots 15 & 16 are at the northeast corner of
streets designated as Mark and Huachuca.)
Ramona Soza, Guardian. Undivided one half interest in 160 sold
to Ricardo Apodaca. Sale confirmed November 28, 1913. Copy from
183. Flynn Maxey,
Tucson gathered information on his wife's lineage. His wife, nee
Olivia Meyer, is a descendant of Francis Henri Goodwin and Petra
Carrillo Moreno. Petra was the sister of Jesus Moreno de Soza, the
widow of Antonio Campa Soza. Data dated November 29, 1974. Copy
obtained through N.A. Gonzales, Jr. Tucson per letter dated May
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