I am researching ferryboats in the southwest. I received the following information from the Silver City (NM) Museum.
It concerns a "Royal Yeamans". I hope it helps someone.
The Blachly tape is from the Pioneers Foundation (Lou Blachly) audiotapes in the UNM Library collection--page 8 refers to the transcription of this particular tape, which is available on microfilm.The "interview" with Caesar Brock is not actually a taped interview but rather Blachly's recounting of his interview.MVI is the Mesilla Valley Independent.
1870 U.S. Census, Do–a Ana County, La Mesilla: Yeamans, Royal, 34, Liquor dealer retail, b. NY Bowman, Elizabeth, 25, keeping house, b. Texas ---------- Julius Caesar, 6, b. Texas ______ Josephine E., 1, b. NM Compose, Juan, 9, domestic servant, NM
Blachly Tape 90, side 1, page 8--Caesar Brock: Yeamans had a sutler store at Fort Selden, 1876Ðhad a butchershop and ran a ferry across Rio Grande. Josey was Yeamans' daughter by Brock's mother.Brock's mother took Yeamans away from Dona Lola and married him.Brock still at Burro Springs in 1908.
MVI 18 Aug 1877 - Ad: FORT SELDEN FERRY.The traveling public is respectfully informed that the Ferry at Fort Selden has been placed in good working order, and is now open for the public use.Strict attention will be given to the prompt and speedy crossing of passengers, animals and trains. PERFECT SAFETY GUARANTEED.ROYAL YEAMANS.