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Juan Maria Osuna

OSUNA, Juan María. Born in California before 1800. A soldier and corporal of the San Diego Company, and later a settler. District elector in 1830, and took part in revolution of 1831. Was the first alcalde of San Diego, 1835, juez de paz in 1839-40 and 1846. Grantee of San Dieguito in 1836-45. Died about 1847. Daughter Felipe married to Juan María Marrón. Had sons Leandro and Ramon.

[from Smythe, William Ellsworth. History of San Diego, 1542-1908. San Diego: History Co., 1907. (pages 171-172)]

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