Books [After returning to Texas in 1881]
My father and mother were both born in Texas. My father was a freighter in Rusk Texas. He raised stock too. They moved from Rusk to Llano Texas, where they farmed and raised stock until they sold out and come to New Mexico in 1886, with us. My father and family left Nogal and went to San Pedro New Mexico, which was a coal mining town, and ran a hotel there. They stayed there for about two years and then came back to us on the Bonito. After a short while they moved back to Texas but were not satisfied so they came back to Nogal. One of my sisters died there. By this time all of my father's family had moved out west and were living in and around Nogal except my brother Ben who was living in California. My father went out there to visit him and took sick and died while there. My mother lived with my three sisters and me until she died in 1909. Mr. Roberts and I had eight children, three girls and five boys. One girl died while still a baby but all the rest of my children are living. Mr. Roberts died in 1913.
NARRATOR: Mrs. Alice Roberts, Carrizozo New Mexico. Aged 78 years.