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View Tree for Roque Jacinto (de) CotaRoque Jacinto (de) Cota (b. Abt. 1724, d. September 29, 1798)

Roque Jacinto (de) Cota (son of Andres (De) Cota and Angela (de) Leon) was born Abt. 1724 in El Fuerte, Sinaloa, and died September 29, 1798 in Mission de San Fernando, Alta California, he was 74. He married Juana Maria Verdugo on Abt. 1755 in Loreto, Baja California Sur, daughter of Juan Diego Verdugo and Maria (Y)Ignacia De La Concepcion Carrillo.

 Includes NotesNotes for Roque Jacinto (de) Cota:
Andres Cota with three sons, Antonio Cota, Pablo Antonio Cota and Roque Jacinto Cota, all in the militia in the service of King Carlos III of Spain.

Roque Jacinto de Cota: At San Gabriel by 4 November 1778; in escolta that escorted pobladores to founding of Pueblo de Los Angeles on 4 September 1781. He is the founder of the older Cota family in Alta California. Spanish-Mexican Families of Early California: 1769-1850 Volume I, pg. 119, 120

Roque Jacinto De Cota was born about 1724, at the Presidio of El Fuerte, Sinaloa, Mexico, to Andres de Cota (born about 1700) and Angela De Leon (born about 1705). About 1755, he married Juana Maria Verdugo who was born about 1743, the daughter of Juan Diego Verdugo and Maria Ygnacia Carrillo, at the Mission Loreto, Baja California, Mexico. She died on May 13, 1835, in Los Angeles, buried on May 14, 1835 at the Los Angeles Plaza Church, Alta California. He died on September 29, 1798, in San Fernando, and was bruied on September 30, 1798, at the Mission San Gabriel on November 4, 1798, and served as an military excort for the Pobladores, and founders of the Pueblo de Los Angeles on September 4, 1781.

A Spanish Soldado, he was in charge of the contingent of soldiers (escolta) which accompanied the settlers that founded the Pueblo de Los Angeles. He is considered a "poblador" (first settler) of Los Angles.

The garrison list for 20 May 1782 was prepared by Lt. Jose de Zuniga and was found in the Zoeth Skinner Eldridge Papers, MSS in Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley. It added the following names to the list of San Diego Soldiers during the American Revolution. Private: Roque Jacinto de Cota*

Antonio Cota and his brother Roque Jacinto Cota were part of the four-member escolta that accompanied the pobladores from Mission San Gabriel to the founding of El Pueblo de Los Angeles.

1790 California Census, Los Angeles, 1790
Roque de Cota, farmworker, espanol, from El Fuerte, 66; wife Juana Maria Verdugo, espanola, [from Loreto], 47; four children, espanoles: Guillermo, 22; Loreta, 18; Maria Ignacia, 11; Dolores, 7.

Spanish-Mexican Families of Early California: 1769-1850 Volume I, pg 118, 119, 120 - Contact: Kathy T. Lara @ - Contact: Hugh A. Zorger @ - Contact William Romo - Contact: Shirleen Moseley @ Contact: James Brandon - Disc #28 Pin #124972
1790 California Census, Los Angeles, 1790
Los Californianos Member's Shared Information: see Member file for complete information. Verify with primary sources unless otherwise noted. Nancy Bonetti Ray, April 2003

Who Came and Who Stayed in CA? 1790-1800 - Acebedo, Francisco*, SD, patriots/book2/1790Indx.htm

More About Roque Jacinto (de) Cota:
Date born 2: Abt. 1724, El Fuerte, Sinaloa, Mexico.
Burial: September 29, 1798, Mission San Fernando, Alta CA.
Died 2: September 28, 1798, Mission San Fernando, Alta CA - 74 years old.

More About Roque Jacinto (de) Cota and Juana Maria Verdugo:
Marriage 1: Abt. 1755, Loreto, Baja California Sur.
Marriage 2: Bet. 1755 - 1756, Loreto, Baja California, Mexico.

 Includes NotesMarriage Notes for Roque Jacinto (de) Cota and Juana Maria Verdugo:
Juana Maria was 12 years old when she married Roque Cota.

Children of Roque Jacinto (de) Cota and Juana Maria Verdugo are:
  1. +Mariano Antonio (De Cota) Cota, b. Abt. 1765, Royal Presidio of Loreto, Baja California, Mexico, d. May 20, 1819, Mission San Buenaventura - 54 years old.
  2. +Maria Teresa De Jesus (De Cota) Cota, b. Abt. 1770, Loreto, Baja California, Mexico, d. Aft. 1808.
  3. +Maria Luisa (De Cota) Cota, b. June 23, 1777, Mission San Borja, Baja California, Mexico, d. February 15, 1851, Buried 16 Feb 1851, Mission San Gabriel, Los Angeles, Alta California - 73 years old.
  4. +Maria Ignacia Jacinta (De Cota) Cota, b. February 24, 1780, Los Angeles Pueblo, Alta California, d., 33 years old.
  5. +Maria Celia Bonifacia (De Cota) Cota, b. Abt. 1758, Royal Presidio of Loreto, Baja California, d. May 01, 1847, Santa Barbara California - 89 years old.
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