Juan N. Seguin: Heroic Tejano

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Juan N. Seguin was a man that will be remembered by history for being a heroic Tejano, and this is his story.

Juan N. Seguin - Juan Nepomuceno Seguin was born on October 27, 1806, in San Antonio de Bexar, Province of Texas, Viceroyalty of New Spain, to Juan José María Erasmo Seguin and Maria Josefa Becerra. In Juan’s life, Juan begun his long career of public service at a young age. Juan helped run and manage his mother’s post office while his father served in the Mexican congress. Juan’s father was the postmaster of early San Antonio. At the age of only 19; Juan Seguin was married to a woman named Maria Gertrudis de Flores de Abrego.
Together Juan and Maria had 10 children; six girls and 4 boys.

Later in Juan’s life, he was appointed many local political titles. Some of Juan’s such titles were; Mayor of San Antonio, Judge, Territorial Governor of Texas, and Justice of the peace, which means a magistrate appointed to hear minor cases, perform marriages, grant licenses and etc.. Years later, Juan was the first to start an opposition to General Santa Anna and called a “constitutional convention” discussing this. One year later, Juan was appointed the rank of captain in the Texas Army by commander in chief Stephen F.
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In the spring he responded to the Federalist state governor's call for support against the Centralist opposition by leading a militia company to Monclova. After the battle of Gonzales in October 1835, Stephen F. Austin granted a captain's commission to Seguín, who raised a company of thirty-seven. His company was involved in the fall of 1835 in scouting and supply operations for the revolutionary army, and on December 5 it participated in the assault on Gen. -------- Seguín, the only Mexican Texan in the Senate of the republic, served in the Second, Third, and Fourth Congress. He served on the Committee of Claims and Accounts and, despite his lack of English, was chairman of the Committee on Military

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