In 1879 Henry purchased cattle from Robert Conway and he threw in his share (1/12 = 1,500 acres) of the Rancho Todos Santos as well. Shortly thereafter, the other 11 share holders of the Todos Santos, sold Henry all the other shares of the Ranch totaling 5,500 acres with one condition – that title not be transferred until the death of their mother. They did allow him the use of the property in the meantime to graze his cattle.