Re: Jose, Damasio and Refugio Espalin
My name is Yvonne Espalin De La O Jasso.My grandfather was Damacio Espalin, who was the son of Damacio Espalin Sr., brother to Jose and Refugio.I live in Dona Ana, New Mexico, on what is left of my grandfather's farm that I inherited after my mother, Emma Espalin De La O, died. As far as what I know, these brothers did not migrate from Spain. Also, there is a book (maybe you have already read it) by historian Leon Metz on Billy the Kid that mentions often the role of Jose Espalin as deputy to Sheriff Pat Garrett on the capture of Billy the Kid. There is a picture in it of Refugio (twin of Jose), as a picture of Jose could not be located.It is quite interesting. Am willing to share what info. I know regarding the Espalin family.