José de la Cruz Sánchez

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José de la Cruz Sánchez (November 8, 1799–1878) was the eleventh Alcalde of San Francisco in 1845.

Life[edit]

José de la Cruz Sánchez was the eldest son of José Antonio Sánchez grantee of Rancho Buri Buri in present day San Mateo. José de la Cruz married Josefa Ramona Eduarda Mercado y Sal and they had eight children. José de la Cruz Sánchez's brother, Francisco Sanchez, was also an alcalde of San Francisco.

José Antonio Sánchez[edit]

Jose Antonio Sanchez came to California with his father also named Jose Antonio Sanchez, with the De Anza Expedition of 1776. He too became a soldier at the San Francisco Presidio. Rancho Buri Buri was provisionally given to him by the Mexican government in 1827. He retired from active service in 1836 and died in 1843. José Antonio’s five sons were José de la Cruz Sánchez, Francisco Sanchez, Manuel Sánchez, Jose Ysidro (Chino) Sánchez and Ysidro Sánchez. José Antonio’s five daughters were married to Francisco De Haro (Emiliana Sanchez), Candelario Valencia (Paula Sánchez), a Valencia, Leonardo Feliz and John Reed (Hilaria Sanchez).

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