Francisco Sanchez (politician)

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Francisco Sanchez
Francisco Sanchez
Born (1805-04-11)April 11, 1805
San Jose, California
Died September 8, 1862
San Francisco, California
Resting place Mission Dolores
Parent(s) José Antonio Sánchez

Francisco Sanchez (April 11, 1805 – September 8, 1862[1]) was Commandante of the San Francisco Presidio and the eighth alcalde of San Francisco, California in 1843, and grantee of the 8,926-acre (36.12 km2) Rancho San Pedro.[2][3]


Francisco Sanchez was born in San Jose, California and was the son of José Antonio Sánchez, grantee of Rancho Buri Buri.[1] Francisco's brother, José de la Cruz Sánchez, was also an alcalde of San Francisco.[1][3] During 1842 to 1846, Francisco established the Sanchez Adobe in what is now Pacifica, California.[4] He also served as the leader of the failed Mexican military response to the June 14, 1846 California Republic insurrection which established United States control of Mexican California. Francisco Sanchez is buried at the Mission Dolores in San Francisco.[1]

Grave of Francisco Sanchez at Mission Dolores Cemetery San Francisco


  1. ^ a b c d "Francisco Sanchez". findagrave. Retrieved October 28, 2013. 
  2. ^ Sanchez Adobe, San Mateo County History Museum.
  3. ^ a b Early San Francisco Street Names: 1846-1849, San Francisco Museum.
  4. ^ Sanchez Adobe Park, National Park Service.