There are several Abrans. Right now there are three wooden crosses with Abran on them in the St. Johns Catholic Cemetary. I think one of them should be for Trinidad. I hope to get to the bottom of it in July. Jose Luis Chaves and Maria Garcia had two sons, Abran and Trinidad. Abran was born in Limitar, NM in 1865. I need the documentation for that to confirm. His family moved to St. Johns when he was young. The 1870 census of San Marcial, Socorro County, NM lists (28-81)"Louis" Chavez, 25, Farmer, Maria, 22, keeping house, Abran, 5. This entry is right after (27-80) Manuela Chavez, 50, keeping house, Santiago, 16, Jose Angel, 14, Anastacio, 12. They are Luis's mother and brothers. At this point Catarina was probably married and living on her own. In the 1880 census of San Salvador, Apache County, AZ, Luis, Maria, Abran, and Trinidad are listed. My copy of this census is bad and I can barely make out their names. In the 1900 census of St. Johns, Abran is listed as head of his own houshold right
under his dad, mom, and his daughter that was staying with his parents. This copy I have is cut off at that point. St. Johns should have been on the east side of the Little Colorado River at this time. Either in the 20's or 30's, a dam made upstream by the Mormon settlers of the area gave way and washed out the town on the east side. That is why all the houses up and down Water Street are dated to have been built in the mid 1930s. It was my understanding Abran Married Anita Cooper. A belated cousin of our has her down as Peralta, but I think that is not true. Abran and Anita children were Luis Chavez, who married Chona Lucero; Manuela Chavez, who married Salomon Duran; Deluvina Chavez,who married Giermo Jaramillo; Prudencia Chavez, who married Manuel Tafoya; Maria Chavez, who married Jose Angel Chavez. All of this info may not be correct. I don't think you are down Luis's and Chona's line, because then you would be closely related to Eddie chavez that lives on Water Street. I know there were other
Abrans here and there, but I have no idea where. Maybe Maria and Jose Angel had a son named Abran. For more personal data, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
. I have a picture of the crosses, as I mentioned about, if you would like me to send it to you.