On September 4, 1781, El Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles was founded by 44 pobladores from New Spain, now called Mexico. The heads of the eleven founding families were Antonio Clemente Villavicencio, a Spaniard, Antonio Mesa, a Negro; Jose Fernando Lara, a Spainard; Jose Vanegas, an Indian; Pablo Rodriquez, an Indian; Manuel Camero, a Mulatto (mixed negro); Jose Antonio Navarro, a Mestizo; Jose Moreno, a Mulatto (mixed negro); Basillio Rosas, an Indian; Alejandro Rosas, an Indian; and Luis Quintero, a Negro. The two Spaniards and three Indians had Indian wives; the remaining six had Mulatto (mixed negro) wives. Despite their varied racial background, they shared a common language, culture, and religion since all were Spanish subjects and Catholics. The first Spanish civillian settlement in Southern California, the pueblo helped provide food for the soldiers in the presidios and secure Spain's hold on California, When an election was held in Los Angeles in 1788, Jose Vanegas, an Indian, became its first mayor. Manuel Camero, a Mulatto (mixed negro), and Felipe Garcia were elected to the first city council a year later. An early Mulatto settler, Juan Francisco Reyes, served as mayor from 1793-1795. Original owner of the San Fernando Valley Rancho, he traded it to the Franciscans in 1797 so they could establish a mission there. Tiburcio Tapla, the grandson of a Negro, Felipe Tapia, became a powerful figure in Los Angeles after 1833 serving three times as mayor and later as a judge. Catarina Morengo, granddaughter of the Mulatto (mixed negro) founder Jose Moreno, married General Andres Pico (negro/spanish)of the famous Pico family. Her brother-in-law, Pio Pico was the last Governor of California under the Mexican regime. The Pico brothers had some Indian & African ancestors. Several descendants of the Negro founder Luis Quintero are living in Los Angeles today. A grandson served as Major of Santa Barbara,; Eugene Biscailuz, a great grandson, as |sheriff of|Los Angeles. Maria |Valdez, a granddaughter, once owned the Rancho which is now known as Beverly |Hills. |These are only a few of the many individuals of varied backgrounds who made important contributions to the development of Los Angeles, a great cosmopolitan city
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How did the founding fathers create federalism
I would ask Americas founding fathers, how they became Americas founding fathers? Also why did they sign the deceleration of independence? Lastly why do we have founding fathers?
There were 74 delegates/founding fathers at the constitutional convention
Most of the founding fathers of the US where deists. not atheists.
Five Founding Fathers
The founding fathers of California were William Henry and Colonel Stephen Kearney's force. They were the first people to do accurate mapping of the area of California.
who is the Founding Fathers
the founding fathers time period was the 1800s
Which ones? There are more than four founding fathers, my friend.
What is meant by "the Founding Fathers were men of their time"
no.none of the founding fathers have pets
There aren't 4, but 55 founding fathers who signed the constitution.
The founding mothers.
What the founding fathers meant by republic is citizens having rights to elect those who represent them. The founding fathers are believed to have been against democracy.
the founding fathers the founding fathers
Yes, the Founding Fathers wrote the Constitution of the United States.
Which of the founding father's were lawyers?
What were the guidelines that were established by the founding fathers at the Constitutional Convention?
The three founding Fathers were Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine and Benjamin Franklin.
Several of the founding fathers were lawyers, but the best known was John Adams.
It is said that 1/3 of the founding fathers were slave owners.
The constitution from our founding fathers The constitution from our founding fathers
Jefferson and Madison were the founding fathers that participated in the creation of the constitution.