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Jose (Capt.) Antonio De (La) Guerra (b. March 06, 1779, d. February 11, 1858)Jose (Capt.) Antonio De (La) Guerra (son of Juan Jose Cevallos De (La) Guerra and Maria Teresa (De) Noriega) was born March 06, 1779 in Novales, Santander, Spain, and died February 11, 1858 in Santa Barbara, CA, he was buried at Mission Santa Barbara, CA, at the age of 81.He married Maria Antonia Juliana Carrillo on May 16, 1804 in Santa Barbara Mission California, New Spain, daughter of Jose (Joseph) Raymundo (Pasos) Carrillo and Maria Tomasa Ignacia Lugo.
Notes for Jose (Capt.) Antonio De (La) Guerra:
Carrillo, Jose Raimundo. Founder of the Carrillo family in California. A native of Loreto, born in 1749. Son of Hilario Carrillo. Came to California as a soldier, probably with the first expedition in 1769, and rose to rank of captain. Was commandant at San Diego, 1807-09. He married Tomasa Ignacia. daughter of the soldier Francisco Lugo, the ceremony being performed by Junipero Serra at San Carlos, on April 23, 1781. His early services in California were at Santa Barbara and Monterey, coming to San Diego in 1806. He was bured in the chapel on Presidio Hill, on November 10, 1809. His only daughter, Maria Antonia, became the wife of Jose de la Guerra y Noriega. His sons, Carlos Antonio de Jesus, Jose Antonio Ezequiel, Anastasio, and Domingo Antonio Ignacio, were all prominent in the early history of California.
Smythe: History of San Diego - www.sandiegohistory.org/books/smythe/2-6.htm
California Pioneer Register and Index, page 172-3, FHC: Guerra y Noriega (Jose de la), 1801, nat. of Spain, b. Mar 6, 1779, son of Juan Jose de la G. (died 1820) and Maria Teresa de Noriega (died 1815), both and especially the mother, of old and distinguished Spanish families. In boyhood he wished to be a friar, a freak that caused his parents much sorrow; but soon he went to Mexico to be a clerk in the store of his uncle, Pedro Noriega. In 1793 he left the store, much to the displeasure of Don Pedro, who afterwards relented and gave him much aid, and became asst in the office of Habilitado gen. Carcaba, by whose influence he was enrolled as cadet in the army and attached to the Sand Deigo Company. Respecting this and most other parts of his life I have more orginal corresp. than I have room to utilize. In 1800 he was promoted to alferez of the Mont. Comp. and came to CA on the Concepcion in August 1801. At Mont. he was habiltado, and acting Com. much of the time, in 1802-1806 being mention in connection with many minor affairs. ii 50, 78, 132-3, 135, 140, 153, 155; having in 1804 with permission of the king, married Antonia, daughter of Raimundo Carrillo, with the condition that she and her children should not be entitled to montepio unless he were killed in battle. I 1806 he was promoted to lieut of the Santa B. Comp and sent to San Diego as habilitado in 1806-09, being knocked down in a quarrel with Lt. Ruiz, which greatly alarmed his friends as likely to interfere with his rapid promotion ii. 85, 99-100, 117, 540. From 1808 he received large consignments of goods from his unclie Pedro in Mexico, the sale of which greatly improved his financial condiiton ii. 186. IN 1810 he was sent to Mexico as habilitado general of the Cals, but being arrested by insurgents at San Blas, was unable to reach the capital, and returned to California in 1811, takinghis position at Santa Barbara and continuing his commerical operationsm though going to san diego again as habilitado in 1813-15 ii. 98, 188-9, 197-8, 341, 419-21... His entire name has been given as Juan Jose de la Guerra Cevallos Y Diaz de Palencia. His wife Maria Antonia Carrillo... 5 sons have been named in this list... for the most part prominent citizens of good enough abilities and character... daughters noted for beauty and intellignece were 4, all of whom eventually married foreigners. Teresa de Jesus, B. 1809 married W. E. P. Hartnell and still lives in 1885, having furnished for my use valuable docuements of the family archives and a Narrative of personal recollections, Maria de las Angustias, B. 1815 married Manuel Jimeno Casarin and later Dr. J. d. Ord; and she also is living in 1885, her occurrencias being one of the best personal narratives in my collection.
More About Jose (Capt.) Antonio De (La) Guerra:
Burial: 1858, California.
Occupation: Bet. 1815 - 1843, Comandante of Presidio of Santa Barbara.
More About Jose (Capt.) Antonio De (La) Guerra and Maria Antonia Juliana Carrillo:
Marriage: May 16, 1804, Santa Barbara Mission California, New Spain.
Marriage Notes for Jose (Capt.) Antonio De (La) Guerra and Maria Antonia Juliana Carrillo:
Maria was 18 when she married Jose.
Children of Jose (Capt.) Antonio De (La) Guerra and Maria Antonia Juliana Carrillo are:
- Jose Antonio De (La) Guerra, b. 1805, San Diego, Alta California, Spain.
- +Teresa De Jesus (La) Guerra, b. May 18, 1807, Presidio of San Diego, d. July 07, 1885, Salinas, Monterey, California at 78 years old.