Search for content in message boards

Estudillo's of California

Estudillo's of California

Posted: 2 Mar 2001 4:20PM GMT
Edited: 5 Jan 2002 7:34PM GMT
For those of you out there that may be interested I am submitting information on the Estudillo's of California and some of their ties by marriage.
The Patriarch of the Calif. Estudillo family was "Jose Maria Estudillo Born in Andalusia Spain 1772, came to America with his father who was an Officer in the Army.

Jose Maria inlisted in the army in California July 23, 1796. As Lt. Jose Maria assumes command of post at Monterrey, Calif. in 1806. In 1807 he is described as Commandant.

Jose Maria married Gertrudis Horcasita and by her had 8 children;
Jose Joaquin bn. 1798 Granted Land "Rancho San Leandro" 1842.
"Magdalen" - Married to - John Nugent.
"Maria"
"Jose Antonio" bn.1805 died 1852 - married Maria Victoria Dominguez 1822, San Diego California. Maria Victoria was bn. August 3 1800, died Oct. 18 1873.
"Juana"
"Rosalia"
"Encarnacion"
"Salvador"

Jose Joaquin married Juana Martinez, and was the founder of the Northern California Estudillo family (Alameda County). They had 9 children;
"Concepcion" bn 1825
"Ramon" bn 1827
"Gertrudis" bn 1824
"Antonio" bn 1830
"Maria de Jesus" bn 1831 - married - William Heath Davis.
"Jose Vicente" bn 1833
"Jose Luis" bn 1836
"Maria Guadelupe" bn.1836
"Jesus Maria" bn ??

Jose Antonio Estudillo married Maria Victoria Dominguez, daughter of Cristobal Dominguez and Maria de los Reyes Ibanes. They were married in 1822 and had nine children, all of whom were born in San Diego California.
"Maria Francisca" bn 1824 died 1840 - Married - Don Jose Antonio Aguirre died in child birth delivering a boy Jose Maria Aguirre.
"Maria de Rosaria" bn 1827, second wife of Don Jose Antonio Aguirre. Married on Dec. 25, 1842.
"Jose Maria" bn 1831
"Maria de los Reyes" bn 1833
"Salvador" bn 1835
"Jose Guadelupe" bn 1839
"Jose Antonio" bn 1841
"Concepcion" bn 1843
"Francisco" bn 1845

Don Jose Antonio Aguirre bn Guipuzcoa Spain 1792, c Came to New Orleans 1814 became citizen of the U.S. Jan. 29, 1831, died San Diego California July 31, 1860. Don Jose Aguirre is buried under the alter floor of the Chapel that donated to the community of San Diego Feb. 1858. He married Maria Francisca Estudillo, they had one son;
"Jose Maria Aguirre".

Jose married Maria Rosaria Estudillo after his first wife died. Francsca and Rosaria were sisters. by Rosaria he had 4 children;
"Miguel"
"Dolores"
"Jose Antonio"
"Martin"

Don Jose Antonio Aguirre was a Sea Merchant owning many ships one of which was the "Joven Guipuzcoa". He was given a Land Grant of 79,000 acres which he named "Rancho El Tajon" in 1842. Don Jose Antonio Aguirre introduced into the United States the first Branding Iron, "The Cross over the Crescent Moon" It is the oldest Branding Symbol in the world originated in 997 a.d. to Commemorate the "Battle of Santiago". Rancho El Tajon was the second largest Rancho in the United States. The largest ranch ever in the United States was obtain in a Land Grant by the King of Spain awarded to Matagordo Palacios in 1629 for a total of 4 million acres. At that time the Kings Ranch didn't exist which was a mere 1 million acres.

William Heath Davis (A Gentleman)noble class, married Maria de Jesus Estudillo, there was one child registered in the 1850 census;
"Ana Maria bn 1849".

Cristobal Dominguez bn. 1774 Loreto Presidio Baja California. Married Maria de los Reyes Ibanes 1795, Maria was bn. 1777 at Santa Cruz de Mayo, Sonora, Loreto Mission, Baja California, she died in San Diego January 25, 1825. Cristobal and Maria had nine children all born in San Diego Calif.;
"Maria de Jesus" bn. April 19 1796
"Josefa Dolores" bn. March 3 1798
"Maria Victoria" bn. August 3 1800, died Oct. 18 1873.
"Manuel" bn. Jan. 26 1803
"Maria Francisca Marcelina" bn. April 28 1805.
"Maria Elena Ramona" bn August 18 1807
Josef Nacio" bn July 29 1809
"Pedro Juan Santiago Pectiazo" bn. March 16 1812
"Maria Sinforosa" bn. July 21 1815.

In 1848, the non-Indian population was approx. 15,000, by 1850 it was near 93,000. The U.S. Government paid out $924,259.00 between 1850 and 1859, to exterminate the Indians of California. Reducing the Indain population from 100,000 to approx 15,000.

Cadet Jose Maria Estudillo laid the cornerstone for the chaple in San Jose, California, which took place July 12 1803. The structure wa dedicated to the Patriarch San Jose and to the Virgin of Guadelupe.

July 24 1814, The Governor of California Don Jose Joaquin Arrillaga, died at the Soledad mission, he was described as being tall, fair ruddy skin and blue eyed.

The Rancho El Tejon was sold to General Edward F. Beale in 1874. Beale took 80,000 sheep and drove them north to Wyoming and pther States thereabouts. He is responsible for the range wars that developed between the Cattle Baron's and the sheep herders. Many a sheepherder lost his life because of it.

In 1844, John C. Fremont came into California with a band of men disguised as trappers. He was on a covert mission to explore California and get information for the "American Invasion of California". He knew all the families of the San Diego area.

About that same time Kit Carson also came into California, and was ordered to leave the country by Mexican officials. Before he left he and his band of men convinced the friendly Indians of California to leave with him and his men. Approx 400 Indians left with him, they got as far as Arizona and Kit Carson and his men forced the Indians into a cave and systematically shot them all to death. The scalps were sold to the U.S. Government for a vast fortune. Kit Carso was made a "Hero" by the American people who proclaimed him to be the "Greatest Indian Fighter Living". "Stupid gullible people will belive anything so long as it benefits them".

That is all I have to offer for now. anyone out there with addition information to add to this please post a reply.

Yours truly
Rodolfo Jose Villalba Y Gutierrez Aguirre Garcia Escobar Palacios

Re: Estudillo's of California

Posted: 23 Feb 2004 6:08PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi My name is Laura Reyes and I'm not an Estudillo but my daughter and I have been doing some Research for her 4 grade history report. She is doing one on Maria de Jesus Estudillo Davis. This might help to add a little bit more inforamtion to her section. She married at age 16 in 1847 to William Heath Davis and shortly after that moved to San Diego and had one child. It was a girl and they named her Anna. They lived there until 1850 and moved back to help her fathers ranch from sqautters and later had more children. She had a total of 10 living children. 5 boys and 5 girls. Here are a few names I have. Anna, Lilie, Maria J., Juanita, Jane R., Albert G. George, William R., Charlie and the late one I could not find but I do know that the did all servived and live long lives. 4 out of the 5 girls got married to American Men. Maria died in the same year as William Davis 1910. She died at the age of 79. I hope this helps a little to add to your family history.

Re: Estudillo's of California

KRISTINA ESTUDILLO (View posts)
Posted: 2 Feb 2005 3:12PM GMT
Classification: Query
MY NAME IS KRISTINA ESTUDILLO, MY FATHER IS RICHARD ESTUDILLO ANDMY MOTHER VICTORIA ESTUDILLO. MY GRANDFATHER FIDEL ESTUDILLO TOLD ME A STORY WHEN HE WAS STILL ALIVE , I WAS A LITTLE GIRL WHNE THE STORY WAS TOLD TO ME- HE TOLD ME THAT THE ESTUDILLO AVE SIGN IN SAN LEANDRO WAS NAMED AFTER MY GREAT GRANDFATHER--IT WAS MY BACKROUND- DO YOU HAVE ANY MORE INFO FOR ME- I HAVE RELATIVES IN SAN DIEGO AS WELL - ACTUALLY ALOT OF THEM..FIDEL ESTUDILLO'S WIFE, MY GRANDMOTHERS NAME IS ANITA ESTUDILLO- SHE WAS FROM TEXAS.. PLS CONTACT ME THANKS

Re: Estudillo's of California

Rodolfo Villalba (View posts)
Posted: 7 Feb 2005 9:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
Dear Kristina,

I'm sorry I'm not able to help you the information I have is just the beginning of Estudillo history. I wish you all the luck in finding your roots.

Rodolfo Villalba

Re: Estudillo's of California

Luis Alberto Perez Estudillo (View posts)
Posted: 28 Feb 2005 7:15PM GMT
Classification: Query
Dear Mr.Villalba,

This is Luis Alberto Perez ESTUDILLO, from Cadiz in Andalusia (SPAIN).

First at all, acept my apologies because I can not speak english very well.

This afternoon is raining a lot here, I was a bit boring and I decided to investigate in Internet about my second surname.

This was the way as I found your work, which I have found very interesting. I had not notice about the ESTUDILLO's people there.

Well, that's all.

Thak you for your interest in the ESTUDILLO surname.



Best Regards,

Luis Alberto.

Re: Estudillo's of California

Posted: 10 Jan 2006 3:28PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 9 Jul 2006 9:24PM GMT
My G-GGrandparens came to San Leandro back in 1856. I know a lot of history here.
Joes Joaquin Estudillo, founder of San Leandro. Joaquin Estudillo home. build in 1850. It stood where St. Leander's church now stands, on the block bounded by Davis, Carpentier, Ward (W. Estudillo). and San Leandro Boulevard.
Estudillo had married Juana Martinez on March 30, 1805 they had 10 children by 1842 Concepcion b. 1825, wife of John Ward.Ramon b. 1827, Gertrudis b. 1829. Antonio b.1830. Maria de Jesus 1831, wife of William Davis. Vicente 1833, Luis b. 1836. Magdalena b. 1842. wife of John Nugent. Dolores b. 1841. wife of Charles h. Cushing and JusesMaria (Chumalia) 1844. Joaquin Estudillo own half of San Leandro the other Half was own by Luis Peralta broth had land grants. You are so right there is a street name Estudillo Ave Why not Joaquin Estudillo name the town he even name streets after his daughter's. Need more just let me know.

Re: Estudillo's of California

Posted: 22 Sep 2010 5:50AM GMT
Classification: Query
A painting of Jose Joaquin Estudillo hangs in San Francisco city hall just down from the mayors office. A copy is attached to this post. He's my G. G. G. Grandfather also. The other attachment is a guide of my connection to the Estudillo's.
Regards Ted Wess.
Attachments:

Re: Estudillo's of California

Posted: 26 Aug 2011 10:04PM GMT
Classification: Query

Dear Mr. Estudillo,

As an historian and novelist, I am just writing out of academic curiosity to ask whether the Estudillo land fortune has by now vanished into history like 99% percent of the rest of the land-grant fortunes?

Sincerely yours

Dr. Michael Zurowski
Montreal QC Canada

Re: Estudillo's of California

Posted: 25 Nov 2011 3:33AM GMT
Classification: Query
Does anyone know where Maria de Jesus Estudillo and her husband, William Heath Davis, were buried? Thanks in advance.
per page

Find a board about a specific topic

  • Visit our other sites:

© 1997-2014 Ancestry.com | Corporate Information | Privacy | Terms and Conditions