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Rosario E. Aguilar

Rosario E. Aguilar (c. 1792–) was an early settler of San Diego, California.

Aguilar was born c. 1792 in Spain.

In 1827, Aguilar built the Jolly Boy saloon on the town square. The bar and billiard saloon was operated by various people until the 1880s when it was demolished. It A reconstructed Jolly Boy Saloon and Restaurant is located near the site of the original saloon.

His daughter Rosaria was born c. 1827. His son Blas was alcalde of San Juan Capistrano in 1847 and his adobe still stands there. and Blas' son Jesus was Bell Ringer of Mission San Juan Capistrano for several decades.

In 1839 Governor Juan Alvarado granted land in present Poway, California, but he did not occupy or improve it, so forfeited the grant.

In 1841 Aguilar was Suplente (Substitute Justice of the Peace or Mayor) of San Diego.

See also

  • 1850 Census, San Diego, California, p. 273A

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