I've been asking my family for any information about my grandmother and her family. I found your email online and thought maybe you may have some information for me to piece together. I am attaching photos of what my cousins sent from Tecate of our family. My grandmother is Victoria Martinez Cota (Rositas-married name) she was daughter of Felipe Martinez Aldama and Josefa Cota Morales. If you have any more information or know of anyone I may contact for more info please forward email. Thank you. [Valerie Rositas (non-member), San Diego, Calif.]
I'm trying to locate the relationship between Andres Cota b-circa 1762 in El Fuerte, Sinaloa, Mexico and my G G Grandfather: Sostenes Cota b-circa 1849 in El Fuerte, Sinaloa, Mexico, married to Teresa Soto b-circa 1853. My Mother is a descendent of Andres Cota, from San Juan Capistrano back in 1776, the Mission San Juan Capistrano confirm this. His son Antonio married a Native American Indian named Chigila, given Spanish name: Maria Bernarda Cota. Thanks for any help. [Ed Romero (non-member), San Juan Capsitrano, Calif.]
I work at Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park in Carlsbad, California. I was wondering if there is aCarrillo descendants group or some way to reach members of the Carrillo families. We are doing an oral history about Leo carrillo and there still must be some Carrillos who knew him before he passed away in 1961. Thank you for any help you can provide. [Kevin Bender (non-member), Carlsbad, Calif.]
For those looking for information onCasimiro Briones - he died about 1875 and is buried in St. Catherine's Cemetery in Martinez, California. I am going to see if I can locate the grave in the next couple of months. [Sally Staley (non-member), Chico, Calif.]
I am responding to questions or comments on Pedro Antonia Bojorquez and Maria Angela Trejo, son, Bartolome Francisco Bojorquez, son Jose Gerardo Bojorquez, daughter Maria Petra de Los Angeles Bojorquez her daughter Josephine Elizabeth Harrison who would be my great grandmother. My grandmother is Gertrude Luce. I read in a book about early California that the land granted to the solders by Governor Pico in payment for their military service was lost through non-payment of property taxes. Bartolome had divided the land equally between himself and nine of the children. Please feel free to connect. I am trying to go beyond Pedro. The farthest I have been able to go back is Ygnacio Antonio Linares' parents, Gregorio Linares and Manuella Gonzales. [Lynda Smith (non-member), Penn Valley, Calif.]
As I research further in determining who
is the father of
(born around 1841 in San Gabriel, Calif.; mother is
(born around 1820-1826 in San Gabriel), daughter of
Juan Hilario Bermudez
it is very difficult. I was told
Jose Raymundo Alvitre was
Ramona's father. Her mission record states Antonio as her father.
More research shows Rite Bermudez (unmarried ) also had children with the last name Valezuela. Then married and had children with Julian Quintero. Is it possible there was 2 siblings with the same name of Rita Bermudez and another named Maria Rita Bermudez? I'm confused. [Susan Lynn Carmona (non-member), Apple Valley, Calif.]
I am in the process of writing a book on the battle of San Pasqual. I am interested in keeping the courage and abiding faith of the Californianos who fought alive. We must keep our story alive and their history alive. I just attended the winter meeting of the Californianos in Aptos and asked if any one had information of the Greyhounds, master lancers who fought in the Revolt of December 6, 1846 with General Andres Pico. Question: Is there a descendant of one of the leaders with Pico, that belonged to the Greyhounds, Los Galgos an elite group of master lancers? If any one has information they would like to share, I am forever grateful. [Maria Barr (non-member), San Bruno, Calif.]
Respuesta a Pregunta 773 - 14 February 2016
Maria, so nice to have met you. Los Galgos was indeed the division of lancers who, from what I have heard, was captained by Leonardo Cota. The April meeting in Rancho Bernardo will include a tour of the San Pasqual Battlefiled Museum and the Saturday evening speaker will be Don Coates, President of the San Pasqual Battlefield Volunteers. Gilbert Garcia, our docent at he museum will most likely cover the battle from the side of the Californios, while the dinner presentation will most likely cover it from the side of the gringos. Hope to see you in Rancho Bernardo April 22-24. [Lynn Adams (member), Escondido, Calif.]
Respuesta a Pregunta 773 - 4 February 2016
I understood the Californianos to be both, expert horseman and swift lancers, solely based on historic writings, noted events. My 4th GGF was Leandro Osuna. However, I have not before heard any mention of such a group of master lancers specifically named The Greyhounds - Los Galgos. Only that of dogs, referred to as such, was found in an internet search or, those of Asian descent being referred to of other named master lancers (unrelated to early CA history). Am intrigued, curious to know where you found this reference and their connection to the Californianos? Please do tell us more. [Lisa Marie Cross (non-member), Palm Springs, Calif.]
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