Jacinto
Monday, February 24, 2014 at 3:37PM
Jo Giessner

Also called:  Pleito y Toros or en el Rio Sacramento

1836, Jacinto Rodriquez, California native first mentioned in public record as  lieutenent of militia and employed by Alvarado.

1839, Alferez of the Monterey Company aiding in the arrest of the foreigners in 1840.

1843-1846, Celador of the Monterey and San Francisco custom-house.

1844 September, Eight square leagues in Colusa County (35,487.52 acres) granted by Governor Manuel Micheltorena to Jacinto Rodriguez.~ 

1845, Named in the Branciforte padron as 31 years old; wife, Guadalupe ____; Children: Rafaela, 1832; Concepcion, 1835; Guadalupe, 1836; and, Josefa, 1839.

1846, William H. McKee, Scotch physician at Monterey who possibly came a year or two earlier. Often named in records of 1846-48 at Monterey, San Jose, and Sacramento, where in 1848 he seems to have engaged in trade. It is said McKee married a daughter of Estevan Munras and was still living in 1885 at Monterey and/or San Francisco.

1847, William H. McKee purchased from Jacinto Rodriguez his Sacramento River land grant.

1849, Jacinto Rodriquez, Alcalde at Monterey and member of the Constitutional Convention.

1852, McKee claimant for the Jacinto Rancho, Colusa.

1859 September 19, Patent date for 35,487.52 acres with the Sacramento River as a meandering watercourse awarded to William H. McKee.~

1867, Hugh James Glenn bought 8,000 acres on the north end of the Jacinto. "From time to time he added to his holdings until he had purchased the entire forty-two thousand acres, and also, six thousand acres from the Larkin heirs."

1874, Jacinto R. still living in Monterey and a man of of some property.

1883 February 19, Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA) - ASSASSINATED - A Prominent California Ranchman and Politician Killed - San Francisco, Feb 18, A dispatch from Princeton, Colusa County, says:  "Dr. H. J. Glenn, the largest wheat raiser of th State, who ran for Governor on the Democratic ticket in 1879, was shot on his ranch, at Jacinto, yesterday, by H. Miller, his bookkeeper, and died to-day. Miller refused to surrender until shot in the knee by R. M. Cochrane, Glenn's superintendent, when he was arrested. The only cause yet known for the shooting is that Miller did not give satisfaction as bookkeeper and was discharged."~

 

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