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View Tree for Luis Manuel QuinteroLuis Manuel Quintero (b. Abt. 1726, d. January 16, 1810)

Luis Manuel Quintero was born Abt. 1726 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, and died January 16, 1810 in Santa Barbara. He married Maria Petra Rubio.

 Includes NotesNotes for Luis Manuel Quintero:
A foundling family of Los Angeles on 4 September 1781

Spanish-Mexican Families of Early California: 1769-1850 Vol I, pg 343

1790 Census California: LUIS QUINTERO, mulato, tailor, from Guadalajara, 65; wife Petra Rubio, julata, [from Alamos] 48; one child: Jose Clemente, 13.

Luis Quintero lived out the rest of his life in Santa Barbara, but some family members eventually ended up in Los Angeles.

Luis Manuel Quintero, was born about 1726, at Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. He enlisted on 3 February 1760, at Los Alamos, Sonora, Mexico, was the last pobladore to sign up with Captain Rivera; he arrived at the San Gabriel Mission on 22 July 1781. About 1760, at Los Alamos, Sonora Mexico, he married Maria Petra Rubio, who was born about 1741, at Los Alamos, she later died and was buried on 3 March 1802, at the Royal Presidio of Santa Barbara, Alta California. At the age of 55 years old, he requested to leave El Pueblo de los Angeles, and was granted this request on 21 March 1782, six months after the founding of the pueblo. He too was a Sartre (tailor) by trade and not a farmer. He joined Jose Fernando de Velasco y Lara for the founding of the Royal Presidio of Santa Barbara in August 1782, under the command of Lieutenant Jose Francisco de Ortega, and Antonio Mesa returned to Mexico. He was joined by his wife, Maria Petra Rubio, and his seven children, all of whom were born at Los Alamos, Sonora, Mexico. Three of the girls married soldiers in the 1781, Rivera Expedition, Alta California, and other children married and lived in Santa Barbara. Luis Manuel Quintero died on 16 January 1810, in Santa Barbara. Their son Jose Clemente Quintero, born about 1778, married Maria Josefa Andrea Rodriguez, the daughter of Jose Ygnacio Rodriguez and Juana Paula de la Cruz Parra all of Los Alamos, Sonora, Mexico. Their daughter, Maria Dolores Sixtra Quintero, married the grandson of Lieutenant Jose Francisco de Ortega on 10 August 1823, at the Mission La Purisima, Alta California. Through his fifteen year old daughter, Maria Fabiana Sebastiana Quintero who on 21 January 1781, married Private Eugenio Valdez, a soldier of the 1781 Rivera Expedition to California, and their daughter, Maria Rita Valdez who in 1808, married Vicente Ferrer Vila (a six year old in 1781), who become the owners of the Rancho Rodeo de las Augas, or what is now known as Beverely Hils, Los Angeles, California. Their adopted daughter, Maria Gertrudis Castelo, born about 1765, to Nicolas Castelo and Rita Gertrudis Valenzuela, came to the Mission San Gabriel with them after her parents died. On 12 November 1782, she married Domingo Aruz. a Catalan volunteer from Spain tot he Pueblo de la Reina de Los Angeles in 1781.

Luis Quintero and Maria Petra Rubio. An official padron (census) taken on November 19, 1781 listed Luis with his wife and five children. Luis was classified by the Spanish authorities as a "negro" and Maria Petra as a "mulata." It is said that luis was of Indian and African extraction and was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, even though he apparently marrried and raised his family in Alamos, Sonora. Luis and his family left Los Angeles in 1782 for Santa Barbara, where he spent the rest of his life working as a tailor for the soldiers at the Presidio. But many of his descendants returned to live in Los Angeles.

More About Luis Manuel Quintero:
Burial: 1810, Alta California.

Children of Luis Manuel Quintero and Maria Petra Rubio are:
  1. +Maria Fabiana Sebastiana Quintero, b. Abt. 1766, Alamos, Sonora, Mexico, d. 1822.
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