José Joaquín Moraga
José Joaquín de la Santísima Trinidad Moraga (August 22, 1745 – 1785) (usually known as José Joaquín Moraga) was a soldier in the army of New Spain, and member of an early expedition to Alta California. Moraga is also credited with the founding of El Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe, today's city of San Jose, California.
Moraga was second in command to Juan Bautista de Anza in the 1776 overland colonizing expedition from northern Mexico to what is now San Francisco, California. When de Anza returned to Mexico in 1777, Moraga was left in charge of efforts to build housing for the colonists and a military headquarters, the Presidio of San Francisco.
Moraga founded the Pueblo of San José on orders from Antonio María de Bucareli y Ursúa, Spanish Viceroy of New Spain. The pueblo was founded in honor of Saint Joseph on November 29, 1777 as the first official civilian settlement in Alta California.