|Birth: ||Dec. 12, 1807|
Santa Clara County
|Death: ||Jan. 3, 1887|
Santa Barbara County
Per Huntington.org Baptism Records, http://missions.huntington.org/BaptismalData.aspx?ID=72309:
Antonio Rodriguez was baptized 12 December 1807 [Supli Ceremonia Date 02 January 1808] Mission Santa Clara #05396, place Pueblo de San Jose. Father stated as Damaso Antonio Rodriguez, baptized Mission San Carlos Borromeo #00763X, Soldado de cuera del Presidio. Mother stated as Maria Dolores Soto, baptized Mission Santa Clara #01672X. Godparents are unstated. Officiant is Ana Antonia Tapia and Recorder is Magin Catala.
Per Huntington.org Marriage Records, http://missions.huntington.org/MarriageData.aspx?ID=185:
Antonio Rodriguez married Maria Arellanes 06 March 1832 Mission Presidio Santa Barbara #00176. Antonio baptized Mission Santa Clara MBAP #05396 and Maria baptized Mission Presidio Santa Barbara FBAP #00450. Antonio's father stated as Damaso Rodriguez and mother is stated as Dolores Soto. Maria's father stated as Teodoro Arellanes, baptized Mission Santa Clara #00413X and mother is stated as Maria Cirila Ruiz, deceased. Sacrament Witnesses are Maria Antonia Felis and Francisco Lopez. Officiant and Recorder is Antonio Jimeno.
Per Huntington.org Marriage Records, http://missions.huntington.org/MarriageData.aspx?ID=282:
Antonio Rodriguez married Maria Valensuela 24 January 1846 Mission Presidio Santa Barbara #00280. Antonio baptized Mission Santa Clara MBAP #05396. Maria's information unstated. Antonio's previous spouse stated as Maria Arellanes, deceased. Both sets of parents unstated. Sacrament Witnesses are Maria Presentacion Rodriguez and Geronimo Ruiz. Officiant and Recorder is Jose Maria de Jesus Gonzalez.
Per 1860 U.S. Federal census Antonio D. Rodreguez is living in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California, born abt 1808 California Head Married No Occupation, spouse name Maria
U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865:
Name: Antonio Rodriguez
Regiment State/Origin: California
Regiment Name: 1 Batt'n. California Native Cav.
Regiment Name Expanded: 1st Battalion, California Native Cavalry
Rank In: Private
Rank In Expanded: Private
Rank Out: Corporal
Rank Out Expanded: Corporal
Film Number: M533 roll 6
American Civil War Soldiers:
Name: Antonio Rodrigues [Rodriguez]
Enlistment Date: 25 Jul 1864
Enlistment Place: Santa Barbara, California
Side Served: Union
State Served: California
Service Record: Enlisted as a Corporal on 25 July 1864.
Enlisted in Company C, 1st Battn Native Cavalry Regiment California on 25 Jul 1864.
Mustered Out Company C, 1st Battn Native Cavalry Regiment California on 2 Apr 1866 at Presidio, San Francisco, CA.
[NOTE: Military enlistment paperwork states Antonio was 44 years of age at enlistment but he was 55 years old from further investigation into his baptism and marriages - twc 2011]
Per 1870 U.S. Federal census Antonio Rodrigues is living in Township 2, Santa Barbara, California, born abt 1808 California Head Married Day Laborer, spouse name Maria T.
Per Santa Barbara County Pre-1905 Deaths, http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cabf1905/Santa-Barbara/SB-RS.htm:
RODRIGUEZ, Antonio L., died 3 Jan 1887, age 78, Male, Married, born California
[NOTE: Antonio's age is incorrect. He was born 12 December 1807 so he was 80 years old]
"Per the Santa Barbara Mission Archive-Library [BK 2, Pg. 82, #B-712] regarding the Cieneguitas Cemetery of identities and burials of known veterans of the Mexican and Civil War who lived or died in Santa Barbara: Antonio Rodriguez was buried 04 January 1887, age 70  years. There is a military marker [memory stone] at Cieneguitas Cemetery."
Cieneguitas Catholic Cemetery
Santa Barbara County
Plot: No Plot #'s @ Cieneguitas
Created by: Terry Chaffee
Record added: Sep 18, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29908861