I just found your posting this evening on Genealogy.com. about the Machado's. We are a descendant from Jose Manuel Machado of Los Angeles and Santa Barbara who was a Soldado de cuera at the Presidio in Santa Barbara, but don't know much about him after that. Can you tell us where he died or anything else about him or his family?From there we are descendant from his son, Jose Manuel Machado, who was born at Mission San Gabriel, and died in San Diego, old town. From there, our line comes thru his son, Rafael Machado, who we have been unable to find any information on. His daughter, Katie Machado married a Peralta, had 2 daughters, Minnie & Laura Peralta, then married Floyd Duncan of San Diego which is our family.
Are you able to give us any information on these families? Anything would be so apprecated.