Francisco Xavier Sepúlveda
Francisco Xavier Sepúlveda y García (1747–1788) was a Mexican colonial soldier and patriarch of the prominent Spanish Mexican Sepúlveda family in the early days of Las Californias and Alta California in present-day Southern California, United States.
He was born in Villa de Sinaloa, Mexico, the son of Juan José Sepúlveda (born 1720) and Ana María Josefa García (born 1720). He married María Candelaria de Redondo in 1762. In 1781, the couple and their 6 children accompanied the José de Zúñiga Expedition into upper Las Californias. Francisco Xavier Sepúlveda died in the Pueblo de Los Ángeles and was buried at the Mission San Gabriel Arcángel cemetery on 26 January 1788.
Sepúlveda's eldest son, Juan José Sepúlveda (1764–1808), and his fifth son, Francisco Sepúlveda (1775–1853), became progenitors of two distinguished branches of the family. Sepulveda Boulevard, the longest street in the City and County of Los Angeles, is named for the Sepúlveda family.
Descendants – 1
|The children of Francisco Xavier Sepúlveda and María Candelaria de Redondo.|
|Juan José Sepúlveda||1764–1808||María Tomasa Gutiérrez||(see below)|
|Sebastián Sepúlveda||1768–1811||María Luisa Botillier|
|José Manuel Sepúlveda||1770–1800||María Apolonia Cota|
|María Teresa Sepúlveda||1773–1829||Juan de Dios Ballesteros|
|Francisco Sepúlveda||1775–1853||María Teodora Ramona Serrano||(see below)|
|Francisca Antonia María Sepúlveda||1781–1831||Juan Mariné||Juan Mariné, 1834 m. Eulalia Pérez de Guillén Mariné, grantee of Rancho San Pascual|
Juan José Sepúlveda
Juan José Sepúlveda (1764–1808), one of the sons of Francisco Xavier Sepúlveda (1742–1788), was a progenitor of one of the branches of the prominent Spanish Mexican Sepúlveda family in the early days of Southern California.
Juan José Sepúlveda was born in Villa de Sinaloa, Mexico. Juan José Sepúlveda married María Tomasa Gutiérrez (1769–1798).
Descendants – 2
|The children of Juan José Sepúlveda and María Tomasa Gutiérrez.|
|Patricio José Sepúlveda||1789 -|
|José Enrique Anselmo Sepúlveda||1791–1844||María Bernarda Alanís||Provisional 1839 grantee of Rancho San Pascual. Enrique Sepúlveda Adobe. Casilda Sepúlveda, daughter of Enrique, married to Antonio Teodoro in 1842.|
|José Dolores Sepúlveda||1793–1824||María Ignacia Marcia Ávila||(see below)|
José Dolores Sepúlveda
Around 1810 Manuel Gutiérrez, executor of Juan José Domínguez's will and de facto owner of his Rancho San Pedro, granted permission to then 17-year-old José Dolores Sepúlveda to herd livestock in the southwestern reaches of Rancho San Pedro. This eventually became the basis for the Sepúlveda family's contested claim to the Rancho de los Palos Verdes, carved out of Rancho San Pedro lands. Dolores went to Monterey to settle his land title, but on his return trip in 1824 he was killed in the Chumash revolt at Mission La Purísima Concepción. In 1834,Governor José Figueroa made a judicial decree intended to settle the dispute between the Domínguez and Sepúlveda families, awarding the 31,629-acre (128 km2) Rancho de los Palos Verdes to Juan Capistrano Sepúlveda and José Loreto Sepúlveda.
Dolores Sepúlveda's 1818 adobe home is a California Historical Landmark.
Descendants – 3
|The children of José Dolores Sepúlveda and María Ignacia Marcia Ávila.|
|Juan Capistrano Sepúlveda||1814–1898||María Felipa Alanís, Susana R. Ruiz||Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in 1854 for the 3rd District. Mayor of Los Angeles in 1842. Grantee of Rancho de los Palos Verdes.|
|José Loreto Sepúlveda||1815 -||Juana Cesárea Pantoja||Mayor of Los Angeles in 1837–1848. Grantee of Rancho de los Palos Verdes.|
|Ignacio Rafael Sepúlveda||1819–1847||Teresa Villa||Killed in the Battle of La Mesa.|
|José Diego Sepúlveda||1820–1869||María Francisca Elisalde||Built 2-story Monterey Colonial style adobe home house. Part owner of Rancho San Bernardino. His eldest son was Román Dolores Sepúlveda (1851–1940).|
|María Teresa Sepúlveda||1823–1840||Nathaniel Miguel Pryor||Pryor (1800–1850) was an American silversmith who came to Los Angeles in 1829. Their son Pablo Pryor (1839–1878) owned Rancho Boca de la Playa.|
Francisco Sepúlveda (1775–1853), one of the sons of Francisco Xavier Sepúlveda (1742–1788), was a progenitor of one of the branches of the prominent Spanish Mexican Sepúlveda family in the early days of Southern California.
Francisco Sepúlveda was born in Villa de Sinaloa, Mexico. He was six when he arrived in the Pueblo de Los Ángeles with his mother and father. He married María Teodora Ramona Serrano (1786 - ) in 1801. Francisco was regidor and acting alcalde there in 1825. In 1831 as a participant in the uprising against Governor Victoria he was imprisoned for a short period. He was commissioner at the Mission San Juan Capistrano from 1836 and 1837. The family moved to the west of Pueblo de Los Ángeles shortly after 1839 when Francisco was granted the 33,000-acre (134 km2) Rancho San Vicente y Santa Monica by the Mexican government in recognition of his services.
Descendants – 4
|The children of Francisco Sepúlveda and María Teodora Ramona Serrano.|
|José Antonio Andrés Sepúlveda||1803–1875||María Francisca de Paula Ávila||José Andrés was granted Rancho San Joaquín by Governor Juan Bautista Alvarado in 1837. In 1854 he purchased Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana from the heirs of José Antonio Yorba. José Andrés became famous for the extravagance of his fiestas and the excellence of his race horses. Money from his productive ranch properties flowed into his hands but flowed out again almost as quickly, thanks to his penchant for gambling and unrivaled hospitality. José Andrés was unable to keep up the payments on his mortgage, and in 1864 he sold his vast holdings on the Rancho San Joaquín to James Irvine, Llewellyn Bixby and Thomas Flint. In 1873 he moved to Caborca, Sonora, Mexico where he died in 1875.|
|María Encarnación Sepúlveda||1807–1855||Francisco Ávila||Francisco Ávila (1772–1832) was the grantee of Rancho Las Cienegas and owner of the Avila Adobe. Luisa Ávila, the daughter of Francisco Ávila and María Encarnación Sepúlveda, married Manuel Garfias owner of Rancho San Pascual.|
|María Ramona Sepúlveda||1808–1891||José Agustín Antonio Machado||Machado was the grantee of Rancho La Ballona.|
|María Dolores Isabel Sepúlveda||1811 -||Ceferino Covarrubias|
|Emigdio Sepúlveda||1813 – 1813|
|Fernando Domingo Sepúlveda||1814–1876||María Josefa Domínguez (1836), María Rafaela Verdugo (1844)||When Fernando married Rafaela Verdugo, he acquired Rancho San Rafael and relinquished his claim to Rancho San Vicente y Santa Monica. The community Sepulveda, California was named after him. The daughter of Fernando Sepúlveda and María Josefa Domínguez, María Sepúlveda. married Tomás Ávila Sánchez.|
|María Vicenta Sepúlveda||1816–1907||Tomás Antonio Yorba (1834), José Ramón Carrillo (1847)||Was granted Rancho La Sierra in 1846, and bought Rancho Valle de San José in 1858.|
|José del Carmen Sepúlveda||1818–1883||María Josefa Gallardo||Sold the Rancho San Vicente y Santa Monica to Colonel Baker in 1872|
|María Ascensión Sepúlveda||1821–1844||Francisco de la Guerra||Francisco first married Asunción and had two children; upon Asunción's death, he married Concepción Sepúlveda, with whom he raised another ten children.|
|Manuel de los Dolores Sepúlveda||1822 -||María Dolores Serrano|
|Juan Catalino Sepúlveda||1825 – 1825|
|José Dolores Sepúlveda||1826–1905||María Luisa Domingo||Casa de Don Dolores Sepúlveda. (He is often confused with José Dolores Sepúlveda (1793–1824) of Rancho de los Palos Verdes).|
|Juan María Sepúlveda||1828–1868||María de Jesús Alvarado||Los Angeles County Assessor 1857–1858|
|María Concepción Sepúlveda||1831 -||Francisco de la Guerra||Francisco first married Maria Ascensión Sepúlveda and had two children; after Asunción died, he married Concepción Sepúlveda, and had another ten children.|
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