Tejano History

Huizar, Pedro

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       HUÍZAR, PEDRO (1740–?). Pedro Huízar, surveyor, sculptor, and judge, was born at Aguascalientes, Mexico, in 1740. In 1778 he married María de la Trinidad Henriques. They had at least four children, a daughter and three sons; the eldest son, José Antonio Huízar, later became alcalde at San José y San Miguel de Aguayo Mission in San Antonio. After his first wife died, Huízar married María Gertrudis Martínez, the widow of Juan Antonio Flores, on February 5, 1798. In 1790 he was commissioned by Governor Manuel Muñoz to draw up plans for the reconstruction of San Antonio de Béxar Presidio and to propose improvements for its defenses. The drawings were submitted along with estimates, but the plans were never executed. On March 4, 1791, he was sent to La Bahía to report on the feasibility of irrigation for lands around Nuestra Señora de Loreto Presidio, but he concluded that the cost would be prohibitive.


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