Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Isabel Ballesteros

The first child of Merced Ballesteros and Maria Jesus Suastegui was Isabel Ballesteros. She was born on 17 December 1849 in Sonora. After the family moved to the US, she married Lyman Adams Smith about 1866. Smith was born in Kentucky in 1829 and came to California during the Gold Rush. He moved to Yuma and was involved in cattle ranching and mining.
Source: Ancestry. 1870 US Census, Yuma, Arizona.

Lyman and Isabel had six children:
- Sarah A. Smith, 1867-1947
- Isabela (Belle) A. Smith, 1869-1953
- Emma Frances Smith, 1871-1954
- Lyman A. Smith Jr., 1874-
- Prudence Martha Smith, 1876-1892
- Peter Glover Smith, 1878-1956

In the 1880 US Census, the family was still in Yuma, Arizona:
Source: Ancestry. 1880 US Census, Yuma, Arizona.
The family moved to Tucson in 1882.

Isabel apparently survived a lightning strike in September 1897:
Phoenix Weekly Republican, 16 Sep 1897
By the 1900 US Census, Lyman, Isabel and family appear in the records in Tucson.
Source: Ancestry. 1900 US Census, Tucson, Arizona.
Isabel appears in the 1910, 1920 and 1930 US Census in Tucson. She passed away on 24 December 1930 at the age of 81.

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