Rabago Y Teran, Felipe De
RÁBAGO Y TERÁN, FELIPE DE (?–1769?). Felipe de Rábago y Terán, Spanish soldier, was likely born in New Spain during the third decade of the eighteenth century. A contemporary, Texas Governor Jacinto de Barrios y Jáuregui in remarking about Rábago's early life, noted that he had acquired a good deal of wealth from the mines of Zacatecas and that he possessed more money than judgment. Rábago first appears in the written record at the exact mid-point of the 1700s. On March 6, 1750, King Ferdinand VI designated him as commander of a proposed presidio in Central Texas, soon to be named San Francisco Xavier de Gigedo. En route to his post, which he reached in December 1751, Rábago, then a young man in his early thirties, scandalized the Franciscans in his party by engaging in licentious relations with Indian and Hispanic women, whether married or single.