I am trying to locate members of my wife's family on her mother's side. Until 1900 they seemed to pretty much hang out in Grant County, New Mexico. I have found her Great Grandfather, Victorio Cordova, born around 1860. I am looking for Victor's father and may have found him. The census of 1860 in Taos County, NM, shows a Dolores Barela married to Jose Valentin Cordova. They have two children, Jose, age 4, and Juan Bto, age 1. I am assuming that Bto is an abbrevation for Bitervo, another way of saying Victor. Bitervo was also my wife's grandfather's name. The age and location are correct. Is it possible that your Dolores got married a second time? She gives her age as 31.
Regards. Dave Nelson, Folsom, CA