I am looking for any information about my great grandfather, or his parents, who I believe are Elias Ellison, a Swede, and Susana Rhinhart, German. Samuel, arrived in New Mexico in 1848 from Kentucky after serving a short stint in The Republic of Texas. New Mexico had just come under United States rule. He arrived with the army of Colonel John M. Washington as an Interpreter. He went on to become a judge. In his later years he served as the first Territorial Librarian for New Mexico. He married Francesca Sanchez and remained in New Mexico for the rest of his life. "Memoir of a Kentuckian in New Mexico" is the title of his short memoir by J. Manuel Espinosa.