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Sgt Jose Rufino Leyva
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Birth: Nov. 7, 1831
Mission
Santa Barbara County
California, USA
Death: May 21, 1893
Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County
California, USA

Per Huntington.org Baptism Records, http://missions.huntington.org/BaptismalData.aspx?ID=988:
Jose Rufino Leiva was baptized 07 November 1831 Mission Presidio Santa Barbara #00929. Father stated as Antonio Leiva, baptized Mission San Fernando Rey #01074X and mother is stated as Simona Pico, baptized Mission San Juan Capistrano #01821X. Godparents are Rafaela Leiva and Francisco Bermudez. Officiant is Antonio Menendez and Recorder is Antonio Ximeno.

American Civil War Soldiers:
Name: Jose Leyra [Leyva]
Enlistment Date: 9 May 1863
Enlistment Place: Santa Barbara, California
Side Served: Union
State Served: California
Service Record: Enlisted as a Sergeant on 9 May 1863. Enlisted in Company A, 1st Battn Native Cavalry Regiment California on 26 May 1863. Mustered Out Company A, 1st Battn Native Cavalry Regiment California on 20 Mar 1866 at Drum Barracks, CA.
Sources: 56

Per 1880 U.S. Federal census Jose Leiva is living in Las Cruces, Santa Barbara, California, born abt 1835 California Head Single Laborer, both parents born CA

Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934:
Name: Jose R. Leyva
State Filed: California
Date Filed: 02 February 1892

"Per the Santa Barbara Mission Archive-Library [BK 2, Pg. 112, #B-649] regarding the Cieneguitas Cemetery of identities and burials of known veterans of the Mexican and Civil War who lived or died in Santa Barbara: Jose Rufino Leiva was buried 22, May 1893, age 62 yrs. There is a military marker [memory stone] at Cieneguitas Cemetery." 
 
Burial:
Cieneguitas Catholic Cemetery
La Patera
Santa Barbara County
California, USA
Plot: No Plot #'s @ Cieneguitas
 
Created by: Terry Chaffee
Record added: Sep 17, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29858451
Sgt Jose Rufino Leyva
Added by: Terry Chaffee
 
Sgt Jose Rufino Leyva
Added by: Terry Chaffee
 
 
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- Sheila Ruiz Harrell
 Added: Apr. 5, 2012
Thank you for serving our country.
- Kay Hawkins Douglass
 Added: Jul. 22, 2010

- Terry Chaffee
 Added: Sep. 17, 2008
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