Ygnacio Ramon de Jesus del Valle (1808 - 1880)

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Birthplace: Compostela, Na, Mexico
Death: Died in Lang Son, Vietnam
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About Ygnacio Ramon de Jesus del Valle


Ygnacio del Valle, son of Antonio, began his military service in 1825 as a cadet at the Santa Barbara Presidio. Following his training, he accompanied Comandante General Don Jose Echeandia to San Diego and served as staff adjutant and harbormaster in San Diego until 1832. By 1832 he had attained the rank of second lieutenant and was put in charge of the San Gabriel Mission. The following year he joined the Monterey presidial company and under Governor Figueroa was put in charge of the secularization of the Santa Cruz and San Francisco missions. As a trusted officer, Ygnacio was charged with the military command at: Monterey during Figueroa's absence. He left the military in 1839. As a reward for his services to the government, he was granted Rancho Tejon in 1843.

Continuing in public service, Ygnacio del Valle accepted numerous positions of importance in both the Mexican and American governments. During the 1840s he served as a member and secretary of the junta (council), and treasurer of civil government under Governor Pio Pico. In 1850 he was elected recorder of Los Angeles County and in 1852, he was elected to the California legislature. His residence, located near the plaza in Los Angeles was the center for political meetings.

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Ygnacio del Valle's Timeline

July 1, 1808
Compostela, Na, Mexico
December 14, 1851
Age 43
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
December 15, 1854
Age 46
Age 52
March 2, 1865
Age 56
Ranchos Camulos, CA
Age 59
March 30, 1880
Age 71
Lang Son, Vietnam