1843-04-23: Julia Josepha Abrego born. (Married Joaquin Bolado in 1857)

Julia Josepha Abrego was born in Monterey. She would later marry Joaquin Bolado in 1857.
She was the daughter of Don José Abrego, a Mexican merchant (b. 1813) who came from Mexico to Monterey in 1834 on the vessel La Natalie.

Her photo, taken around 1875, is hosted in the Online Archive of California. It is labeled incorrectly as being a photo of Julia (Dulce) Bolado, who was her daughter with Joaquin Bolado, born in 1873.
http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/hb2f59n81n/

Her Mother:

Her mother was Josefa Maria Casilda Aniceta Estrada de Abrego, born 04-14-1814 in the Officers’ Family Quarters in the Presidio of Monterey.

“A native California lady named Señora Doña Josefa Estrada de Abrego, half-sister of Governor Alvarado, resided at Monterey in 1842 at the time Commodore Jones raised the American flag over that city. She was one of the most beautiful and intelligent of her sex. Like all her people, she felt deep chagrin that the fortunes of war should bring about a change which would compel her to submit to the new order of things.”

http://www.sfgenealogy.com/sf/history/hb75yv.htm Source: Davis, William Heath. Seventy-five Years in San Francisco. 1929: San Francisco.

http://www.mchsmuseum.com/montereyadobes.html

She married Joaquin Bolado Monday, February 2, 1857.

Pierce, Marjorie. “East of the Gabilans” Valley Publishers, c 1976 Library of Congress: 76-56566. ISBN: 0-913548-39-1. p. 123

A Memorial and Biographical History of the Coast Counties of Central California, Lewis Publishing Company, 1893, p. 345

http://shipwrecks.slc.ca.gov/Articles/Natalia.htm

http://www.sfgenealogy.com/sf/history/hgfir.htm

http://www.sfgenealogy.com/sf/history/hb75yv.htm

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1842-10-20: Commodore Jones mistakenly tries to take California for the U.S.

Under the impression that the U.S and Mexico were at war, Commodore Jones mistakenly tries to take possession of California in Monterey for the US. Thomas O. Larkin told him that there is no war between the U.S. and Mexico. Monterey was restored to Mexico the next day.

Fink, Augusta. Monterey: The Presence of the Past. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1972. p. 78.

“On October 20, 1842, the fort [Monterey Presidio] was taken by U.S. Navy Commodore Thomas ap Catesby Jones, commander of the Pacific Squadron, who mistakenly believed the United States and Mexico were then at war. El Castillo was renamed Fort Catesby (popularly called Jones’ Fort in many journals of the day) and remained such for one day, until Jones learned of his error, apologized, and reinstated the Mexican standard.”

http://www.militarymuseum.org/Monterey.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_ap_Catesby_Jones

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