Prepared by Don McAlavy
Billy the Kid Sign Billy's Headstone

Thanks to Gary Flynn - KE8FD, at the donator.

Updated list as of October 1997

(Identified by existing stones)

ABREAU, Manuel, Sr.; Manuel, Jr.; Alfredo Enriques; Odila M.; Emilia M.;
Luz; Amalia; Luz B. Maxwell; Julian Maxwell; Pablita Jaramillo (She is
Paulita Maxwell Jaramillo). (All these names are on one stone.)

ABREU, Manuel "Mannie", 9-18-1895 to 3-26-1940
BEAUBIEN, Pablo, 1849-1903
BEAUBIEN, Paul, 1893-1929
BEAUBIEN, Rebecca A., 1855-1932
BONNEY, William H., Billy the Kid, 11-23-1859-7-14-1881
BOWDRE, Charlie, died Dec. 21, 1880
FOOR, Charles W., 12-12-1850-1-20-1940
FOOR, Sieberia Beaubien, no dates, raised by Indians,
mother of eight, wife of Charles W. Foor
GONZALES, Juanita, no dates
GONZALES, Rumaldo, Sr., no dates
HARRIS, Aaron Brown, 1861-1925
HARRIS, Aron Brown, 1861-1925 (same as above)
HARRIS, Edward B., 1916-1922, son
HARRIS, Emma, 9-9-1895-4-4-1918
MAXWELL, Lucien Bonaparte, 9-14-1818-7-25-1875
MAXWELL, Peter, 4-27-1848-6-21-1898
O'FOLLIARD, Tom, 1858-12-19-1880
PALMER, Christian, 12-10-1900-7-3-1902
SANDOVAL, Celestino, 5-19-1867-12-2-1950
SANDOVAL, Isaac, 1862-1933
SANDOVAL, Victoria G. 1874-1916
SILVA, Jesus, father of Chano Silva
SILVA, Maggie S. 1-4-1896-5-18-1922, Chano Silva's mother
SILVA, L. F. (L. F. "Chano" Silva, age 80, still living in February 1998,
has erected his headstone next to his father and mother. Chano claims
he will be the last buried in this old military cemetery as he has a
court order saying so!)

Many unidentifed graves, including these six:

John FAIRES (Farris), killed by Barney Mason, Dec. 29, 1879
Francisco GALLEGO, killed by Tom Moran
John LEGG, killed on or around March 22, 1899
Joe GRANT, killed by Billy the Kid, January, 10, 1880
George PEACOCK killed by Jim. C. White in 1886
Henry BEAUBIEN, killed by George Cook in a raid of the Fort Sumner postoffice
and store in late January 1902 by the Mesa Hawks gang.

Between January 2, 1863, and February 1, 1868, twenty-two military burials
were recorded in this old military cemetery:

STRUNK, Sanuel, Pvt., 1st Cavalry, N.M. Volunters, killed by Indians 1-2-1863.
CRUIS, Marcus, Pvt., 1st Cav., N.M. Vols., died of intermitant fever 10-5-1864
CRUTCHFIELD, Albertin, Pvt., 1st Cavalry, Colorado Volunteers, cause of death
12-8-1864 unknown
LUSBY, Robert, Capt., A.A. Gen. U.S. Vols., "took by mistake a vial of poison",
died 2-20-1865
CHAVES, Juan, Pvt., 1st Cav., N.M. Vols., died of pneumonia 3-30-1865
WALSH, Philip, Hospital Stewart, U.S.A., delirium tremours 4-25-1865
BERNEY, Joseph, Capt., 1st Cav., N.M. Vols., cause of death unknown 10-7-1865
DOUGHERTY, William, Pvt., 1st Cav., Col. Vols., Congestive Fever 12-7-1865
MAURPAS, Juan, Pvt., 1st Cav., N.M. Vols., pneumonia12-21-1865
TANRY, Patrick, Pvt. 5th U.S. Suply, apoplexy, 7-7-1866
JOHNSON, Patrick, Pvt., 5th U.S. Suply, accidently shot by a comrade 1-15-1867
FRIEL, Hugh, Cpl., 3rd U.S. Cav., died from accute rheum., 5-3-1867
EDWARDS, William C., Cpl., 3rd U.S. Cav., shot by a comrade near Puerto de Luna,
ECKLEY, William J., Lieut., 5th U.S. Infantry, central congestion 6-20-1867
DEVINE, John, Pvt., 3rd U.S. Cav., killed with arrows in a skirmish with the
Navajos 7-9-1867
COOK, James, Pvt., 3rd U.S. Cav., fight with Indians near Fort Sumner 7-9-1867
WHITE, Edward, Pvt., 3rd U.S. Cav., fight with Indians near Fort Sumner 7-9-1867
KERR, William, Pvt., 3rd U.S. Cav., fight with Indians near Fort Sumner 7-9-1867
LEE, John, Pvt., fight with Indians near Fort Sumner 7-9-1867
JOHNSON, Edward, Citizen, Employee in Quartermaster Dept., killed while resisting
arrest 10-12-1867
HEDGECOOK, Thomas, Pvt., 37th U.S. Inf., cause of death unknown 11-17-1867
EPPLE, William, Pvt., 3rd U.S. Cav., cause of death unknown 2-1-1868

In 1906 these 22 bodies, which according to the military records were "on the
western side of the cemetery" were disinterred and reburied at Santa Fe National
Cemetery on March 8 in graves 674-695.

In the St. Anthony's cemetery in old part of Ft. Sumner are the graves of
JESUS SILVA and his wife. Jesus was Billy the Kids friend and credited with
digging his grave, died at age 98 in 1940. Both his and his wife's markers
were stolen,)

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