My Grandfather, Jose Preciliano Martin, was born January 4th of 1868 in La Junta (now Watrous) New Mexico. His parents were Teodoro de Jesus Martin and Maria Simona Benavidez. Teodoro de Jesus and Simona, along with their 4 older kids, moved the 25 - 30 miles to La Junta (now Watrous), New Mexico from Los Valles de San Geronimo, New Mexico sometime after July of 1859 but before December of 1861. It is my guess they moved to be closer to Ft. Union and the "jump off point" for wagon trains heading east. And the many jobs available associated with the fort and the wagon trains.