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Jose Figueroa
Birth: 1792
Death: Sep. 29, 1835

Mexican Governor of California. A native of Mexico, Don Josť Figueroa came to prominence during Mexico's revolution against Spain. Becoming a General in the Mexican Army, he was appointed to the post of Commandante-General of Sonora and Sinaloa in 1824. In 1833 he was appointed the sixth Mexican Governor of Alta California, serving until his death in 1835. During his administration, he is most often remembered for carrying out the policy of secularization of the California missions in 1834. Following his death in Monterey after a long illness, his body was taken to Mission Santa Barbara and buried beneath the floor of the church. (bio by: G.Photographer) 
 
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Mission Santa Barbara Cemetery
Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County
California, USA
 
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Record added: Jun 18, 2007
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Jose Figueroa
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We are part of your family Jose Figueroa. I would love to find are family. My dad was a secret but hopefully people will find us. They don't even know we exist. :(
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 Added: Aug. 11, 2013
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