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Maria Antonia Francisca Valentina Machado De Reyes
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Birth: Feb. 14, 1792
Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County
California, USA
Death: Feb. 8, 1863
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Maria Antonia was born in the Mission Santa Barbara. She was the daughter of Jose Manuel Machado and Maria de la luz Valenzuela. She married Joseph Jacinto Reyes on Nov. 20, 1808 in Mission San Gabriel, Los Angeles, CA, Jose Jacinto Reyes, was the son of Juan Francisco Reyes who served on the famous Portola expedition. Several children were born to this union; Maria Engracia , Domingo, Jose Isidro, Saturnino, Juana Maria , Maria Encarnacion , Maria Francisca, Jose Paulino, Maria Antonio , Maria Gregoria, Pablo Toribio, Angel Maria, and Rafael Bertran.

In 1845, Maria Antonia was a widow with 14 children. She purchased the original Reyes rancho, known as Rancho Las Virgenes from her uncle Jose Maria Dominquez. Her son Jose Paulino built an adobe home in approximately 1850. This home became known as the Reyes Adobe in Agoura, Los Angeles Co., Ca. Maria Antonia Machado filed for a petition for confirmation of title on September 15, 1852 and her claim was confirmed on November 7, 1854. The case was not fully resolved until 1883 due in part to the desire of the Machado's grantees (heirs) to include two leagues of land on the Rancho Las Virgenes not claimed by Carrillo or his grantees.. 
Created by: KRW
Record added: May 20, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14344726

Rest in peace.
 Added: Jul. 18, 2006

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