I think that if the two of us can collaborate on what we know we can make much more progress than working independently.Let me tell you what I know about the Benavides family (some of this you already know).
Our Grandpa is,
Born March 4, 1890 in Bosque, NM
Baptized in Belen, NM
Our Grandpa Dimas's parents are,
father: Ambrosio Benavides
mother: Lena Chavez Cordova
Our Grandma is,
Born March 19, 1902 in Peralta, NM
Baptized in Tome, NM
Our Grandma Guadalupe parents are,
father: Mauricio Velasques (the "s" and "z" seem to change)
mother: Lorenza Rael
Our great grandpa Mauricio may have moved from Taos in 1916 but he was from our Grandma's side of the family and not Benavides.Our uncle Sele from Bosque told me that our Great Grandma Lena was of German decent.Since her maiden name was Cordova, I assume that she was really half German.
I have a copy of Grandpa Dimas and Grandma Lupita's marriage certificate.They were married on May 21, 1919 in theTome parrish and the marriage was recorded on May 28, 1919.Grandpa signed his name (note the spelling), Dimas Benabides and Grandma signed her name, Lupita Belasquez.
I understand that this was Grandpa Dimas's second marriage.His first marriage was to Grandma Lupita's sister.Uncle Sele is a half brother to your Dad and my Dad.I hope this helps.