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. During the governorship of Manuel María de Salcedo, Ugarte was called upon in 1810 to serve as lieutenant governor of Texas during Salcedo's tour of coastal regions near La Bahía del Espíritu Santo. Along with Governor Salcedo and other members of his staff, Ugarte was assassinated on April 3, 1813, on orders of Antonio Delgado, a rebel captain in the service of José Bernardo Gutiérrez de Laraqv.
Image Use Disclaimer
All copyrighted materials included within the Handbook of Texas Online are in accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107 related to Copyright and “Fair Use” for Non-Profit educational institutions, which permits the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), to utilize copyrighted materials to further scholarship, education, and inform the public. The TSHA makes every effort to conform to the principles of fair use and to comply with copyright law.
For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml
If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.
The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Handbook of Texas Online, "Ugarte, Jose Joaquin," accessed January 17, 2017, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fug02.
Uploaded on June 15, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.