Ugarte, Jose Joaquin
UGARTE, JOSÉ JOAQUÍN (?–1813). José Joaquín Ugarte was military commandant of Nacogdoches in 1803. Following the purchase of the Louisiana territory by the United States and Spain's prohibition on trade with that new U. S. possession, Ugarte suggested the establishment of settlements between Bexar and Nacogdoches to support the eastern frontier of Texas. Acting on orders from the governor, he stopped American survey and exploration parties on the frontier and curtailed the contraband trade in horses. Replaced by Dionisio Valle as commandant at Nacogdoches on February 4, 1805, Ugarte was made commandant of the presidio of San Antonio de Béxar on April 21, 1806. From August 1807 until August 18, 1809, he served as substitute governor of Coahuila for Manuel Antonio Cordero y Bustamante.