Canon Largo Cemetery, Sabinoso, San Miguel County, New Mexico

This is a list of 31 burials occurring at the Canon Largo Cemetery in Sabinoso, San Miguel County, New Mexico.

From Leslie Fox and Teri Reynoso-Boatman, Special Collections Library, Albuquerque Public Library:

Here’s what Leslie had to say: 

“While it’s not proof, I think we can safely assume, based on what we found, that it was a smallpox epidemic in the area that was responsible for so many deaths at the same time. Fort Union and the Winning of the Southwest, by Chris Emmett, (pp. 383-384) states that on Dec 19, 1877, 130 deaths had taken place in La Junta (a Parish?), 250 in the Parish of Las Vegas, and 300 in the vicinity of Mora. Gateway to Glorieta by Lynn Perrigo says that the first record of a smallpox epidemic (in the town of Las Vegas) was in 1877 with 82 known deaths. Apparently there’s a record of a boy who remembers his father’s wagon hauling 30 bodies to the graveyard in one day. This would explain so many people with the same exact date of death. In the Santa Fe New Mexican, Jan 28, 1878, it lists 161 deaths by smallpox in the Santa Fe Parish between May 27, 1877 and Dec 31 1877. “

A thank you to Morgan Kraft who saved newspaper articles and book pages. I’m attaching those here.

Cemetery: Canon Largo Cemetery
GPS: N 35.70586 W 104.41466
County: San Miguel County
Directions: From the junction of NM 104 and NM 419, E of Las Vegas, E 22 mi on NM 419; just after mm 22, 5.5 mi N, NW and W on County Road (CR) C55A to Sabinoso. At the first intersection, CR C55A turns N. Follow it N for about 1.8 mi; Canon Largo Cemetery is W of you and W of the river.

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wdt_ID Surname Given Birth Death Age Notes
1 Aguilar Jose de la Cruz c.1870 1877 Dec 2 7 Son of Marcos and Natividad Aguilar
2 Aguilar Josefa c.1866 1878 Jan 15 12 Daughter of Jose Aguilar and Clara Martin
3 Aguilar Martin c.1847 1877 Dec 2 30 Husband of Apolinira Aguilar
4 Aguilar Pedro 1869 1877 Dec 2 8 Daughter of Martin and Apolinira Aguilar
5 Aguilar Vicente c.1847 1877 Dec 2 30 Son of Jose Aguilar and Clara Martin
6 Archuleta Antonia 1843 1878 Dec 5 35 Wife of Pedro Cordova
7 Archuleta Isabel c.1870 1877 Dec 2 7 Son of Bartolo Archuleta and Natividad Cordova
8 Archuleta Martin c.1865 1877 Dec 2 12 Son of Bartolo Archuleta and Natividad Cordova
9 Archuleta Sostenea c.1873 1877 Dec 2 4 Son of Dionisio and Rita Ledco
10 Coca Rumaldo 1876 1877 Dec 2 1 Son of Antonio Coca and Manuela Martin
Surname Given Birth Death Age Notes