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Jose Dolores Garcia
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Birth: Apr., 1822
Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County
California, USA
Death: Jul. 25, 1887
Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County
California, USA

Company C, 1st Battalion, Native California Cavalry

José de los Dolores García y Ayala was born at Santa Bárbara, Alta California, México, where he was baptized April 20, 1822 (BP Baptisms 00615, ECPP). He was the son of José María García y Ortega (SD Baptism 01586X, ECPP) and María Antonia Ayala y Felix (BP Baptism 00219X, ECPP). José Dolores Garcia was mentioned at Santa Bárbara in connection with the Cañon Perdido 1848 insentient. He became a citizen with the transfer of sovereignty in 1848. He married María Josefa Ayala y Valencia (BP Baptisms 01015, ECPP) at Santa Bárbara November 30, 1854. María was the sister of José María Ayala and Dolores Ayala, who would become the widow of Ramón Durazo and Juan Valenzuela. José enlisted at Santa Bárbara July 25, 1864, and was mustered into Company C, 1st Battalion, Native California Cavalry, later that same day. He was described as 43 years old, 5 feet 6 inches tall, with a dark complexion, grey eyes, and black hair. He indicated he was born at Santa Bárbara and that he was a ranchero. Private García was posted to Fort Mason, Arizona Territory, from September 1865 until January 1866. He returned with his regiment to the Presidio of San Francisco, where he was mustered out April 2, 1866. After the war he returned to Santa Bárbara, where he remained until he died. José de los Dolores García y Ayala was buried in the Cieneguitas Cemetery July 26, 1887 (SBa Burial 744).
 
 
Burial:
Cieneguitas Catholic Cemetery
La Patera
Santa Barbara County
California, USA
Plot: UNMARKED
 
Created by: Steve
Record added: Feb 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85591478
 

¡Hijo del país, descanse en paz! Who for the Union fought and bled, though passing on, is never dead.
- Steve
 Added: Feb. 23, 2012
 
 
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