Michael John Neill's weekly genealogy how-to column.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Joshua Sledd Court Case
This item appeared in the 7 March 1885 Rio Grande Republican (Las Cruces, New Mexico) and was located on Ancestry.com. It indicated that this case, Chaves vs. Sledd etal. was "disposed of" at the Tuesday session of the County Court.
Joshua Sledd had been in New Mexico since the 1860s and we're working on his court martial case for an upcoming issue of Casefile Clues. This case could potentially involve some property or an estate as several members of the Sledd family are being sued. Going to have to add this to my list for when I'm at the Family History Library in Salt Lake. It may be interesting, but will have to wait.
Just goes to show that newspapers can easily refer one to court records.