Joseph B. Tanner Stock-raising homestead file, patent no. 1070508, Santa Fe, New Mexico, Land Office; Homestead Files; Records of the Bureau of Land Management; National Archives and Records Administration.
Stockraising Homestead Final Proof and Affadavits: Joseph B. Tanner, age 66 on 16 Jan 1934, married, eleven children, native born. Original homestead entry no. 061450 on 17 Oct 1930 at Santa Fe, NM Land Office. Description: Lots 5,6,7,8, E 1/2, W 1/2, E 1/2, Sec. 18, twp 21 N, R 13 W, N.M.P. meridian. States his claim was made in April 1930, and his residence has been continuous since that time. He lived in a tent until the house was completed in October 1930, and has lived 12 months of the year there. Land is all sandy loam, no timber. 40 acres plowed and under cultivation on the NW 1/4 of section 18. Grew 15-30 acres of corn and vegetables. Cleared 80 acres, irrigated small patch for garden. Built water storage tank, cleared and fenced land, built barn, built seven diversion dams, built rock storage house. Value of improvements $3,175. Children are all grown and gone, wife has business interests in Farmington and has been there the past year as of Jan 1934. Affadavits by Arthur L. Sutherland, Joseph C. Wynn, Jr.,
Abstract of Stock-raising Homestead Entry – Original: Joseph B. Tanner, male, of Gallup, NM, applying under the act of Dec. 29, 1916. Description: Lots 5,6,7,8, [1,2,3,4 crossed out] E 1/2, W 1/2, E 1/2, Sec. 18, twp 21 N, R 13 W, N.M.P. meridian, containing 574.12 [582.80 crossed out] acres. Native born, married with 11 children, age “64, yrs, 0”. No timber on land, no previous entries of any kind. Stamped date: Apr 1, 1930. His signature. Affadavit sworn before U.S. Commissioner on 31 Mar 1930 in Gallup, McKinley, NM, within Santa Fe, NM land district