Here is what little I know of the Cantua Family in California (I am searching for more information):
The Cantua family traces its history in the Americas to Ygnacio Cantua who was born about 1740 in Rio Yaqui, Sonora, Vice Royalty of New Spain Mexico. Ygnacio served as one of the twenty select Soldado de Anza Expedition in 1774 and was discharged in 1780. He married Maria Gertrudis del Castillo and together they had ten children. Ygnacio was settled at San Juan Bautista by 1788 where a son José Julián Cantua was born. He remained there the rest of his life and is buried at the mission. (Mission San Juan Bautista was founded June 24, 1797.) One of Ygnacio’s sons was named José de Guadalupe Cantua (born 1786), he went commonly by name Guadalupe Cantua. Guadalupe served in the army stationed at San Juan Bautista and lead the party that first explored Arroyo Cantua area and gathered the Indians from that area. Guadalupe later obtained a 4,389 acre land grant, San Luisito at San Luis Obispo. Guadalupe married Carmel (unknown last name) and together they had several children. Two of Guadalupe’s children, Lupe and Domingo ran with the famous Joaquín Murrieta gang and lived at Arroyo Cantua. One of his daughters was Maria Guadalupe Cantua who married José Hermenegildo Vásquez in 1821 at Mission San Carlos de Monterey, Alta California. They had one child in 1835, his name was Tiburcio Vásquez. Tiburcio become another of California’s most famous criminals.