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From: Ron Filion <>
Subject: DE LA ROSA
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2005 17:46:24 -0700
I have a researcher looking for information on the De La Rosa family who was part of the Hijar-Padres Colony. Is anyone researching that line?
Also, for your historical entertainment:
In 1834, Mexican authorities, motivated by political considerations as well as the Russian presence above the San Francisco Bay at Fort Ross, organized a hapless enterprise called the "Hijar-Padres Colony". Recruited from Mexico City and the Valley of Mexico, among those that settled in Alta California permanently were Jose Abrego, Juan N. Ayala, Charles Baric, Mariano Bonilla, Jose Ygnacio Franco Coronel, Jose Maria Covarrubias, Nicanor Estrada, Zenon Fernandez, Gumesindo Flores, Francisco Guerrero, Auguste Janssens, Francisco Castillo Negrete, Jesus Noe, Francisco Ocampo, Simon O'Donoju, Agustin Olvera, Victor Prudon, Jose de la Rosa and Florencio Serrano.
Padrés (José María), 1830, nat. of Puebla; in '25 lieutenant of engineers and secretary of the commanding general at Loreto; acting commander and sub-gefe político after Echeandía's departure for California. In '30, having been promoted to lieutenant-colonel, he came to California as ayudante inspector of the troop. ii. 607,674; iii.46,52,57,190. In '31 he acted also as inspector of customs; as fiscal in the Rubio case; was the instigator of Echandía's secularization decree; and was arbitrarily sent to Mexico by Governor Victoria. iii. 184-5, 192-3, 197, 304-5, 376; iv. 160. In Mexico he devised the H. and P. colonization scheme, and returned to California in '34 with the appointment of director of the colony in addition to his former position as inspector, which latter he soon resigned. In '35 with his associate Híjar he was sent to Mexico by Figueroa to be tried on a charge of revolutionary plots. iii. 259-69, 272-91, 383, 613, 652, 670. Nothing is known in his later caree!
r, though a man of the same name figures at Ures, Sonora, as a petty official in '44-8. Padrés was a man of remarkable energy, intelligence, and magnetism, a most radical republican in the Mexican sense of the term; and one whose influence was long felt in California, through his teachings to the young men who later controlled the country. So well did they learn their lesson, indeed, that in colony times they turned against their teacher when he seemed to have forgotten their claims to office.
Source: Register of Pioneer Inhabitants of California 1542 to 1848 and Index to Information Concerning Them in Bancroft's History of California Volumes I-V, by Hubert Howe Bancroft.
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