William Marcus West
West came to the area in 1832, soon after marrying Guadalupe Vasquez, a sister of General Vallejo. At the time, the area belonged to Mexico. In 1840, he acquired the 6,663-acre (26.96 km2) Rancho San Miguel, located north of Santa Rosa Creek. Mark West established a hacienda, post office, and trading post near Mark West Creek.
Maria Francisca Guadalupe Vasquez y Lugo, who was the daughter of Felipe Vasquez and Nicanor Lugo, married Mark West at the Mission San Carlos Boromeo in 1834.She was the grand-daughter of Juan Athanasio Vasquez, who was a soldier in the Anza 1776 Expedition. Her father, Jose Felipe Vasquez y Bojorquez, was grantee of Rancho Chamiscal in 1835
- "Towns of Sonoma County". Retrieved 2008-01-21.
- Mark West Area Chamber of Commerce: Mark West history
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