Notes for Jose (Joseph) Maria Dario Pico: Jose Maria Pico, Founder of the Pico family of Southern California. Son of Santiago Pico of Sinaloa. Soldier of the San Diego Company from 1782, corporal of guard at Mission San Luis Rey 1798; sergeant 1805-18; retired in 1818, also at St. Luis Rey. Died at San Gabriel in 1819. His wife was Maria Estaquia Lopez, a native of Sonora, whom he married in 1789. Their three sons were Andres, Jose Antonio bernardo, and Pio. they had seven daughters: Concepcion, who was married to Bomingo A. I. Carrillo; Estefana and Jacinta, who were married to Jose A. E. Carrillo, the brother of Domingo; Ysadora, who became the wife of John Forster; Tomasa, who married an Alvarado; and Feliciana. (from William Ellsworth Smythe's History of San Diego, 1907)
Santiago de la Cruz Pico was born in San Miguel de Horcasitas in 1733. In 1777 he was transferred from San Francisco to the san Diego presidio and founded a large family in the south. His sons all enlisted in the presidial companies, as did the sons of the other soldiers, and one, Jose Dolores, being transferred to Monterey, founded the northern branch of the family. Santiago brought with him to California his wife, maria Jacinta Vastida (Bastida), and seven children, all born in San Javier de Cabazan, on the Rio Piastla, Sonora. the children were: Jose Dolores, age twelve; Jose Maria, age eleven; Jose Miguel, age seven; Francisco javier, age six; Patricio, age five; Maria Antonia Tomasa, and Maria Josefa. Jose Maria, son of Santiago, was the father of Pio Pico, the last Mexican governor of California. Andres, another son of Jose maria was, perhaps, the ablest member of the family of Pico. He was in command of the Californians at the battle of San Pascual and was present and took part in the engagements at the San Gabriel river and La Mesa. As commander of the national forces in California he signed the capitulation of Cahuenga, january 13, 1847, which ended the war. he was member of the assembly in 1851; presidential elector, 1852; land receiver and brigadier general of militia, 1858; and state senator 1860-1. Antonio Maria, son of Dolores, was lieutenant of militia, captain of defensores, member of constitutional convention, presidential elector in 1860, and register of the land office at Los Angeles in 1862. Another son of Dolores, Jose de Jesus, was captain of defensores. He broke his parole and was captured and condemned to death, but was pardoned by Fremont whom he assisted in bringing about the treaty of Cahuenga. The descendants of Santiago de la Cruz Pico received the following grants: Agua Caliente, Arroyo Seco, Bolsa de san Cayetano, Piedra Blanca, El Pescadero, Jumal, La Habra, Los Flores, Moquelamo, El Paso de Bartolo Viejo, Punto del Ano Nuevo, San Jose del Gracia de Simi, Santa Margarita, Temecula, Valle de San Jose, and Case Loma.
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Arballo (Orbayo), Maria Felicina: Widow of Jose Gutierrez, came in 1776 Anza party, bringing two daughters. She married in 1776 at San Gabriel, Juan Francisco Lopez, soldier of that mission guard. The daughters were Tomasa and Estaquia Gutierrez. Feliciana and Lopez baptized Ygnacia Maria de Jesus in 1778 and maria Ygnacia de Candelaria in 1793, both at San Diego. Eustequia Gutierrez married in 1789 Jose Maria Pico and became the mother of Pio Pico. Maria Ygnacia de la Candelarja married Joaquin Carrillo in San Diego and became the mother of M. G. Vallejo's wife and four other daughers noted for their beauty. (Los Fundadores by Leon Rowland, 1951, Academy of California Church History Fresno, California)
More About Jose (Joseph) Maria Dario Pico: Burial: September 05, 1819, Mission San Gabriel.