Thank you for replying. I have the same information except I know for certain that Casiano, with wife Predicanda, was born in New Mexico. His line can be traced tothe mid 1700's in New Mexico. The Casiano from Mexico is someone different. There is oral history of the Chavez family being sheriffs in Gallup. Casiano had a paternal uncle whose death certificate listed him a being both a farmer and Justice of the Peace in San Miguel County.