I had not heard of Cañada Alamosa before, so I decided to research about the community. According to Robert Julyan's "The Place Names of New Mexico", Cañada Alamosa is a settlement now known as Monticello, a community 21 miles Northwest of Truth or Consequences. This community is presently in Sierra County, the county itself was created in 1884.
Cañada Alamosa, which is near Alamosa Creek, was originally settled in 1856. "Cañada Alamosa" refers to a cottonwood lined canyon in the area.
Another family that lived in the area was the Bourguets. Two brothers from France, Alphonse and Aristide Bourguet, immigrated to the United States in 1874. The came to New Mexico to be near their aunt Sarah Bourguet who had been living in Socorro since 1850.
Alfonso Bourguet, the single son of Jaquez N. Bourguet and Adele Celestina Maurel, married Isabel Sanchez on 20 January 1886 either the San Ignacio or San Cristobal Parish. Isabel, who was also single, lived in Cañada (Alamosa), and was the daughter of Manuel Sanchez and Sabina Chavez.
Aristides Bourget, single, no parents given, married Dolores Hill on 1 February 1894 in either San Ignacio or San Cristobal Parish. Her parents were not listed.
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- Robert J. C. BacaSources:
Matrimonios: San Miguel del Socorro 1 January 1854 to 31 December 1900; San Ignacio y San Cristobal 1 March 1869 to 31 December 1900; San Marcial 26 March 1883 to 31 December 1902; Our Lady of Sorrows de La Jolla 1 January 1872 to 31 December 1900 (Albuquerque, New Mexico: Hispanic Genealogical Research Center, 1999), pp. 70, 280 and 289.
Julyan, Robert, The Place Names of New Mexico, Revised Edition (Albuquerque, New Mexico, University of New Mexico Press, 1998), pp. 58, 233 and 334.