Otero County Tombstone Photographs

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Orange Cemetery
Cienega, Otero County, New Mexico

The land for cemetery was donated by James William Brownfield, born in Alabama, and his wife Elizabeth L Able Brownfield, born in Mississippi. They came into Texas around 1870. They left Texas in 1883 and were one of the first families to settle in the Sacramento Mountains. They had only lived there about three years then moved to Crow Flat, the southern part of Lincoln County, which became Otero County in 1899. They built a rock house, in what was later to become Orange Community. James and Elizabeth, along with five of their children and many other family members, are buried here. The first grave in Orange was the son of James and Elizabeth. Samuel Jackson Brownfield, who was killed by a horse June 18, 1892 at the age of 19. He was the third child out of fourteen children.

Eighty miles East of El Paso, Texas is a small farming community - Dell City, Texas. In Dell City take Farm Road 1576 N for 9 miles. Here you will hit the New Mexico State Line. Go for another 3 1/2 miles and the Cemetery is on the left 1/4 mile off the road. Take notice of the old rock building about a half mile before you get to the Cemetery...Itís the one that started it all.
By: Sandra Munda Templeton

Orange Cemetery in Cienega

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Orange Cemetery
by Sandra M. Tempeton
JWBrnfd.jpg (298327 bytes) Brownfield, James William
April 21, 1887-March 11, 1928
Brownfield, Elizabeth
February 19, 1847-April 19, 1914
By Sandra M. Tempeton
Photos/oo8.jpg (17933 bytes) David Lewis
June 26, 1842
June 11, 1902
By Sandra M. Tempeton

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Lewis, Davis G
Lewis, Emma A.
by Sandra M. Tempeton

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Clark C. Lewis
December 28, 1953
August 28, 1991
by Sandra M. Tempeton

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Lewis, Isaac Dempson
July 9, 1890-May 15, 1960
Lewis, Virginia E Wooten
November 6, 1894-October 27, 1979
by Sandra M. Tempeton
Photos/oo5.gif (89682 bytes) Olief Jones Lewis
January 10, 1846
December 24, 1930
Sandra M. Tempeton
Photos/oo6.jpg (14551 bytes) Lewis, A---
Son of B--- Lewis
Sandra M. Tempeton
WBlewis1.jpg (197479 bytes) W. B. Lewis
Feb. 20, 1883-April 30, 1936
Sandra M. Tempeton
Photos/oo9.gif (222724 bytes) John  Rathgeber
Sandra M. Tempeton

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