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John “Juan Flaco” Brown

  • Birth unknown
  • Death 1859 Stockton, San Joaquin County, California, USA
  • Burial Stockton, San Joaquin County, California, USA
  • Memorial ID 38255749

In 1846, during the American conquest of California, John Brown, nicknamed "Juan Flaco" or "the Paul Revere of California," rode from Los Angeles to San Francisco in four days to warn Commodore Stockton of the siege of Los Angeles, and troops were sent to secure the city. He was buried in the former Citizen's Cemetery, near 1100 E. Weber Street at N. Union Street. When the cemetery was decommissioned and the bodies were moved to Stockton Rural Cemetery, Brown's was one of those left behind because his family did not have the money to pay for the move. He is most likely still buried under an auto lot on Pilgrim or Union Streets.


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  • Created by: Daryl & Barbara (Biggs) Mallett
  • Added: 12 Jun 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 38255749
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John “Juan Flaco” Brown (unknown–1859), Find A Grave Memorial no. 38255749, citing Citizens Cemetery (Defunct), Stockton, San Joaquin County, California, USA ; Maintained by Daryl & Barbara (Biggs) Mallett (contributor 46984947) .