Juan Maria Sepulveda

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Juan Maria Sepulveda was the owner of a ranch in the South Bayarea in 1858, located on Santa Monica Bay in Los Angeles County, California. The area, originally part of the Spanish land grant of Rancho Boca de Santa Monica, later became known as the Huntington Palisades.[1]

He was named to the Los Angeles Common Council in a special election on August 9, 1853, serving until May 4, 1854.[2]

A native of the Pueblo de Los Ángeles, he was married to Jesus Alvarado Sepulveda, and they had a son, Ildefonso A. Sepulveda, born about 1861.[3]


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  1. ^ "Palisades History Told," Los Angeles Times, May 24, 1929, page E-3
  2. ^ Chronological Record of Los Angeles City Officials,1850-1938, compiled under direction of Municipal Reference Library, City Hall, Los Angeles (March 1938, reprinted 1966). "Prepared ... as a report on Project No. SA 3123-5703-6077-8121-9900 conducted under the auspices of the Works Progress Administration"
  3. ^ "Obituary," Los Angeles Times, December 12, 1944, page A-7