1865-12-11: Manuel Larios, owner of Rancho Santa Ana, died

Monday, December 11, 1865 – Manuel Larios (b. 1799* in the Pueblo of San Jose de Guadalupe near Mission Santa Clara*) died at 64 [65 or 66*] leaving real estate valued (v.1 p. 87) at $50,000, 5/6th of the Rancho Santa Ana, later (Feb 10, 1866) shown (v.1 p. 90) to be 5.5 leagues at $20,000 with $500 in improvements.

After removing Horace Hawes' 1/10th of 2,441.17 and the 1500 acres he gave to his son (José) Antonio Larios which contained "the place known as the Tres Pinos" which is in his will, from half of 48,822.60 acres which is 24,411.30; his estate at time of death included 20,470.17 acres.

v.1 p. 126.

*Birthdate from "East of the Gabilans" Valley Publishers, c 1976. Marjorie Pierce, p. xii Library of Congress: 76-56566. ISBN: 0-913548-39-1. p. 79

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1865-12-09: Lease of Rancho Santa Ana by Manuel Larios to G. A. Moon, A. S. Bixby, T.F. Bixby

December 9, 1865 – Lease: Manuel Larios to G. A. Moon, A. S. Bixby, T.F. Bixby: of Rancho Santa Ana containing 5.5 leagues of land excepting one tenth, also 1500 acres and other exceptions.

Term: 2 years from 1st January 1866 with the privilege of 3 years more at yearly rent of $1500.

Book A of leases, pp 195

1864-04-18: Patent: Combined Rancho Santa Ana y Quien Sabe: Manuel Larios et. al received final signature

April 18, 1864: Patent: Combined Ranch: Manuel Larios et. al received final signature

v.1 p.23

1862-04-17: Manuel Larios Senior deeds to Antonio Larios 1500 acres

Thursday, April 17, 1862: Manuel Larios Senior deeds to Antonio Larios his son for $1.00 and the love and affection for his son: 1500 acres bound: north; creek coming from the Salitralito (SALITRILLO?); west the foot of the high hills to an Arroyo Hondo whose waters flow into the San Benito.

Same land as excepted from that leased to John Searle and John B. Wynn (or Wyman) 3/5/1862 and named therein as Tres Pinos.

Libr. E of Conveyances, p. 227

1860-05-01: President James Buchanan issues patent for Rancho Santa Ana y Quien Sabe

Tuesday, May 1, 1860 – President James Buchanan in Washington issues United States patent for the Rancho Santa Ana y Quien Sabe grant. The patent was issued for the combined ranch — and it described its boundaries — to Manuel Larios et. al (including the heirs of Juan Miguel Anzar: Frederick A. MacDougall, Anatolio Anzar, Juan Francisco Anzar and Policronio Anzar).

The grant was originally issued Monday, April 8, 1839 by Governor of Alta California Juan B. Alvarado to claimants Manuel Larios and Juan Miguel Anzar.

California State Map ID number: MC 4:4-574 Grant number: 237.

Book A Patents p 55-62.

“To all whom these presents shall come: Greeting”

Book 1 pp. 9-23

NOTE FROM THE BOLADO/ARQUES SUIT, V2 P. 253: THAT THE LANDS GRANTED INCLUDE ONLY A PART OF THE LANDS PETITIONED FOR, AND A PART ONLY OF THAT DESCRIBED IN THE DECREE OF THE DISTRICT COURT.

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/EART/rancho.html

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

1857-08-21: Manuel Larios sells 1/10th of Santa Ana to Horace Hawes

Friday, August 21, 1857: Manuel Larios deeds to Horace Hawes for professional services rendered 1/10th of Santa Ana after partition from Anzar; in a square form on San Benito River including "Ranchito de Lenterio."

Book C. p. 179.

see also book F p. 453.

Abstract v.1 p. 37

A survey was never done, so it became an undivided 1/10th of M. Larios's share

Abstract v.1 p 37, v.1 p.125.

Said to be equal to 2,441.17 acres

Abstract v.1 p.126.

Frederick A. MacDougall was a witness.

1857-05-26: Roeding and Lynch mortgage from Manuel L. Larios one 16th of Santa Ana Rancho

May 26, 1857: Roeding and Lynch mortgage from Manuel L. Larios one undivided 16th of Rancho Santa Ana; $500, 3%/month

1855-11-09: Lease to Lynch and Roeding of San Francisco by Larios

Friday, November 9, 1855: Lease to Francis E. Lynch & Frederick Roeding of San Francisco by Manuel Larios, Jose Maria Larios, Manuel Larios Jr., Juliana Martina Larios de Soto and Melicia Soto – ???, Garcia (sic: Gracia) de las Mercedes Larios:

Partition of Rancho Santa Anita and Quien Sabe set off and awarded to Larios as recorded in Book A of agreements pp 64.

5 years from 1 Jan 1856 for a yearly rent of $2000 payable half yearly; excepting Hawes/Jones tenth interest.

NOTE: This must have been only part of Rancho Santa Anita, not Quien Sabe.


http://www.fremontica.com/roadside/cnco.htm

1854-08-21: Manuel Larios to Horace Hawes: [Unknown Transaction]

August 21, 1854: Manuel Larios to Horace Hawe: [Unknown Transaction].

Book C, P 179

Recorded August 24, 1854.

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1853-11-19: Hawes Receives from Larios One Tenth of [Unknown Parcel]

Saturday, November 19, 1853 – Horace Hawes, Lawyer, receives from Don Manuel Larios, for legal help with the land commission for Ranchito de San Antonio near the Pueblo de San Juan Bautista; one tenth (decimo) of the confirmed territory (what territory?) (in Spanish).

Agreements, Book A, p. 54.

NOTE: Did Horace Hawes own 1/10th of the Quien Sabe that he bought from William Carey Jones (which could have actually been 1/20th of the combined Santa Ana y Quien Sabe); and this new 1/10th of Manuel Larios’ Santa Ana (which was also still a part of the combined ranch?)? If so, then he owned 1/10th of the combined Santa Ana y Quien Sabe ranch.

1852-02-06: Larios and Anzar petition US Land Commissioners for Quien Sabe

Larios and Anzar present joint petition to US Board of Land Commissioners praying confirmation and claiming Quien Sabe of 6 Leagues and Santa Ana of 10 Leagues.

Abstract, v.2 p.252, v.2 p 236

1848: Francisco Serrano Surveys Santa Ana y Quien Sabe with Anzar and Larios

Juan Miguel Anzar and Manuel Larios engaged Francisco Serrano as a scrivener to go with them to the Ranchos take notes of boundaries and make partition and both went with him and and pointed out the line which they agreed upon as a dividing line.

This line corresponded exactly with the line described in the instrument hereinafter mentioned (describes line); all returned to the house of the Aromas rancho where Serrano made a rough draft of the agreement, read it to them, they agreed to it and aferwards Serrano reduced it to its present shape (as in complaint) and the instrument was kept by Serrano.

That before going to the Rancho, it was agreed that each should pay to Serrano 1/2 the value of his services.

That neither said anything about payment after they came from the Ranchos, no payment was made and no copy of original document delivered and said original was kept by the said Serrano until three or four years after the death of said Anzar when Larios sent his son to Serrano at the said town of Monterey to obtain the instrument and upon paying Serrano $100 for his services in and about the business, Serrano delivered the document to the son who gave it to his father and it has ever since been in the custody of Manuel Larios and his representatives.

That after the signing of the document and in 1848, the cattle and horses of Juan Miguel Anzar were gathered up and taken on to the Quien Sabe where corrals were built and houses for his servants and the cattle &c. of Larios were gathered up and taken on to the Santa Ana. The cattle of both roaming however over the mountain range at will, but separation was made and cattle marked at certain times.

That the Anzar house on Santa Ana was occupied by Hernandez to whom Anzar had let his cattle on Quien Sabe Rancho for 3 years and afterwards Anzar permitted the house to be occupied by a widow woman, and to this occupation by Anzar and his tenants Larios did not object. 

That Larios, during 1st year said premises were occupied, jointly took care of Anzar's cattle upon terms, and at end of year Larios Rodeo'd the cattle and separated Anzar's from his own and sent Anzar's to Quien Sabe pointing out to the Brothers Higuen who took charge of them the dividing line mentioned in said instrument. 

That ever since the death of Anzar, the said Rodeo line has been observed. 

Dividing Line between Santa Ana and Quien Sabe was supposed to be:
From the creek called Arroyo del Pecacho running along the summit of the mountains or ridge which separated the two places in all the meandering of the said ridge passing by the place called Aguage (watering place?) del Clerigo, leaving in the side of Juan Anzar the place called Llanitos and there turning and running to a point called Puerto del Rosario.

Abstract, v.2 p.230

1840-05-21: Santa Ana y Quien Sabe Grant Approved by Departmental Junta

Thursday, May 21, 1840: The Santa Ana y Quien Sabe grant was approved by Departmental Junta of the Territory of Upper California.

Abstract V2. P. 250, v.2 p.230 v.2 p.230
(for $50.00)
V.1 p.41

San Benito County: District Court Files – Book N. Page 86 (46-86)

1839-04-08: Santa Ana y Quien Sabe granted to Larios and Anzar

Monday, April 8, 1839: Rancho Santa Ana y Quien Sabe was granted to Larios and Anzar by a concession declaring them owners by Governor Juan B. Alvarado, granting them equal shares.

That the extent of said lands granted is not mentioned but reference is made to maps accompanying same sources; traced copies are attached to findings and made a part thereof.

Built ranch houses and corrals. Estanislao Hernandez occupied Anzar house. Anzar and Larios entered into the joint occupation of said lands granted. Each built ranch houses about 200 yards apart also corrals for their cattle on the Santa Ana. Their cattle with their overseers roaming over the whole tract.

Abstract: v2 p.249-250 — v.2 p.230

(for $50.00)? v.1 p.41? —- Dividing Line between Santa Ana and Quien Sabe was supposed to be:
From the creek called Arroyo del Pecacho running along the summit of the mountains or ridge which separated the two places in all the meandering of the said ridge passing by the place called Aguage (watering place?) del Clerigo, leaving in the side of Juan Anzar the place called Llanitos and there turning and running to a point called Puerto del Rosario.

Abstract, v.2 p.230

This grant was patented May 1, 1860 to Manuel Larios et. al.
Commission 022, Expediente 127, 48,822.60 Acres, District Court 258.
See also:

Pierce, Marjorie. "East of the Gabilans" Valley Publishers, c 1976 Library of Congress: 76-56566. ISBN: 0-913548-39-1. p. 118.

1839-03-30: Anzar and Larios request Quien Sabe to be added to their claim

Manuel Larios and Juan Miguel Anzar presented to the prefect of the "1s" District their joint petition in which they recited their former petition on the 29th December 1839 and pray in addition for Quien Sabe.

That neither of said petitioners contained any further description of said Ranchos, than in the petition of the Negretes and none of them make mention of the quantity of land in either or both of said pieces.

Prefect ordered petitions of Anzar and Larios to be attached.

Abstract, v2. p.249

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1839-03-20: Prefect reported to Governor that Santa Ana could be granted

Prefect Don José Ramón Estrada reported to Governor Juan Bautista Alvarado that the Santa Ana lands could be granted to petitioners Juan Miguel Anzar and Manuel Larios.

Abstract, v2 p. 249

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1839-03-12: Governor referred petition for Santa Ana to prefect.

Governor Juan Bautista Alvarado referred the petition for Santa Ana to prefect Don José Ramón Estrada.

Abstract. v2. P.249

prefect – governmental official during the Mexican Period, subordinate to the governor, who administered a prefectura.

http://www.southwestbooks.org/lgglossary.htm

1838-12-29: Rancho Santa Ana grant claimed by Manuel Larios & Juan Miguel Anzar

Saturday, December 29, 1838: The Rancho Santa Ana grant first claimed by Manuel Larios & Juan Miguel Anzar; Larios managed Anzar’s properties.

The petition was referred to the Ayuntamiento to which (sic) reported that the lands could be granted.

Abstract: v.2 p. 228?

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1834-12-18: Francisco del Castillo Negrete adds Santa Ana to claim

December 18, 1834, Negrete presented to the political chief of California his petition for Santa Ana. A decree of concession was duly signed by Governor Castro.

The court later found that after this date, “no other further proceedings were had upon said petitions except as hereinafter mentioned in favor of said Negrete, nor was juridicial possession of either of said tracts ever given to either of these, nor were the boundaries of either of said tracts established by any competent authority under the Mexican law, nor were they occupied.

The Negrete (sic) abandoned their claims and the lands were subsequently denounced by Juan Miguel Anzar and Manuel Larios.”

Abstract, v2 p. 248

From: U.S. District Court. California, Southern District. Land case 370 SD, page 113; land case map D-1414 (Bancroft Library). Francisco del Castillo Negrete, clmt.

Diseños: (Original hand-drawn maps in the Bancroft Library)

http://ark.cdlib.org/ark:/13030/hb3p3004d4/

1799: Manuel Larios born in San José, Alta California (Santa Ana y Quien Sabe Grantee: 1839)

Manuel Larios was born in Pueblo of San Jose de Guadelupe, near Mission Santa Clara.

"East of the Gabilans" Valley Publishers, c 1976. Marjorie Pierce, p. xii

Library of Congress: 76-56566. ISBN: 0-913548-39-1. p. 79

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Jose,_California

December 29, 1838, the Rancho Santa Ana grant was first requested by Manuel Larios & Juan Miguel Anzar; Larios managed Anzar's properties. The petition was referred to the Ayuntamiento to which (sic) reported that the lands could be granted.

Monday, April 8, 1839, Ranchos Santa Ana and Quien Sabe were granted to Larios and Anzar by a concession declaring them owners by Governor Juan B. Alvarado, granting them equal shares. Source: Suit: v2 p.249-250

May 1, 1860: US Patent: Pres. James Buchanan in Washington "caused these letters to be made patent" Combined Ranch (stating boundaries): patented to Manuel Larios et. al California State Map ID number: MC 4:4-574 Grant number: 237 book A patents p 55-62

http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/EART/SanBenitoRanchos.html

http://www.sjbca.com/graves.html

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