|Death: ||May 1, 1815|
Born: San Javier de Cabazan, Rio Piastla, Sinaloa, Nueva España
Felipe Santiago de la Cruz Pico was a vaquero when he enlisted as a soldado de cuera ("leather jacket") at Horcasitas, Sonora, in 1774 to join the Anza expedition to Alta California. He left Tubac Presidio, Pimaría Alta (Arizona), with Anza October 23, 1775, traveling with his wife, María Jacinta Bastida, and five children. He was posted to San Francisco in 1776 and San Diego from 1782-83. He was retired and a vaquero at Los Angeles in 1790, and later granted Rancho San José de Gracia de Semí. He died at the home of his son José Miguel Pico y Bastida (1770-1841) at San Buenaventura and was buried in the Mission San Buenaventura Cemetery May 12, 1815 (SBV Deaths 01878, ECPP).
Santiago de la Cruz Pico, occupation Vaquero, Mestizo, born San Javier de Cabazán [Sinaloa], age 60, Wife Jacinta de la Bastida, Mulata, born Tepic, age 53. Two children, Mulattos: Xavier, 23; Patricio, 21.
(1790 Los Angeles Census)
NOTE: In 1922 the Catholic Church sold the original cemetery to the City of Ventura, and Felipe Santiago de la Cruz Pico was re-interred in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. A grave marker has not been found and the exact location of his remains is unknown.
Children (all born San Javier de Cabazan, Sonora)
- José Dolores (1761)
- José María (1764)
- José Miguel (1766)
- Francisco Javier (1767)
- Patricio (1769)
- María Antonia Tomasa (17??)
- María Josefa (17??)
Maria Jacinta Bastida Pico (1737 - 1796)*
Maria Antonia Pico (____ - 1783)*
Jose Maria Pico (1764 - 1819)*
Jose Patricio Pico (1771 - 1823)*
Jose Miguel Pico (1771 - 1841)*
Created by: Steve
Record added: Jan 12, 2012
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