Pedro de Rábago y Terán

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Pedro de Rábago y Terán (died 1756) was a Spanish administrator and military officer in New Spain, now Mexico. He was governor of Coahuila from August 1744 to June 1754. As an explorer in the late 1740s he went on three expeditions to the confluence of the Rio Grande and the Rio Conchos, known as La Junta de los Rios, in order to establish a presidio or military camp to serve six missions in the area of La Junta, which were being attacked by the Apache.He recommended a site that became the Presidio de la Junta de los Ríos Norte y Conchos near what is now Presidio, Texas.[1]

As his term as governor of Coahuila expired he was appointed captain of the Presidio del Santísimo Sacramento del Valle de Santa Rosa, where he dealt with problems at the San Xavier missions near present-day Rockdale, Texas that had been exacerbated by his nephew Felipe de Rábago y Terán. Rábago y Terán explored the area around the Llano and San Saba rivers. Relocating the San Xavier missions to the San Marcos River, he became ill in an epidemic at the missions and died in early 1756.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Chipman, Donald E. "Rabago y Teran, Pedro de". Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association. Retrieved 31 October 2011. 

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