The Journal of San Diego History
Summer 1984, Volume 30, Number 3
Thomas L. Scharf, Editor

Back to the article: María Amparo Ruiz Burton: The General’s Lady

Henry Stanton Burton

Henry Stanton Burton (center), U.S. Civil War general and national hero, was María Amparo Ruiz’s husband. The couple met in Baja Calirfornia during the American takeover.

adobe ruins

The ruins of the original Jamul Rancho adobe homesteaded by Henry Burton in 1854.

Pio Pico

The original owner of the Jamul Rancho, Pio Pico received the property in a grant from Gov. Manuel Victoria in 1833.

Henry Halleck Burton, c. 1903, was named for an associate of his father’s during the fall of La Paz.


Maria Burton’s daughter, Nellie, who married Miguel de Pedrorena in 1875.

THE PHOTOGRAPHS are from the San Diego History Center’s Title In­surance and Trust Collection.