Garcia Miranda

Bernardino Garcia AKA Three-Fingered Jack
(a presentation we gave at the January Los Californianos meeting)

Portola Expedition

Garcia Ancestors who were members of the 1769 Portola Expedition

The Portol√° expedition of 1769 founded presidios and missions at San Diego and Monterey and escorted Father Junipero Serra into the province. Wives and children of several soldiers began to join them beginning in 1774.

Most of these soldiers were leather-jackets, or "soldados de cuera", and were Mexican-born, including such progenitors as Pedro Antonio Amador and Jose Joaquin Cayetano Espinosa.




For the rest of the expedition:
Californio Families by Alexander V. King (SF Genealogy)






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