Tejano History

Barrios Y Jauregui, Jacinto De

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BARRIOS Y JÁUREGUI, JACINTO DE (?–?). Jacinto de Barrios y Jáuregui entered the service of the Spanish king about 1718 and rose from ensign to lieutenant colonel of cavalry in campaigns against the Italians. After appointment as governor and captain-general of Texas in 1751, he arrived in Los Adaes in June of that year. Events of his administration included the founding of the San Agustín de Ahumada Presidio on the site of Joseph Blancpain's arrest; the moving of the San Xavier missions and San Francisco Xavier Presidio to the San Marcos River; the recommending of the Apache expedition of Diego Ortiz Parrilla; the sending of Bernardo de Miranda to investigate the rumored silver in the Hill Country north of San Antonio; and the founding of Santa Cruz de San Sabá Mission and the San Sabá Presidio (see SAN LUIS DE LAS AMARILLAS PRESIDIO).

 

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