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Portrait of Jose de la Guerra y Noriega
Barbieri, Leonardo
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Santa Barbara Historical Museum
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Spanish native, Don José de la Guerra y Noriega (1779-1858), was the founding patriarch of the de la Guerra family in this country. In 1792, he arrived in Mexico where a maternal uncle became his mentor. Torn between priesthood and the military, he enlisted in the Spanish army and in 1800, was assigned to the Monterey presidio. In 1804, he married María Antonia Juliana Carrillo, daughter of the Santa Barbara presidio comandante, who bore him thirteen children. " . . . a noble Spaniard of imposing aspect . . . The people look upon him as the absolute ruler . . . and his councils and judgments are sought and followed to the letter . . . The rare tact with which he arranges everything is remarkable." -Diary of Señor del Castillo Negrete, 1820

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