Juan Pablo Luciano de Fuentes y Gonzalez de la Cruz
Brief Life History of Juan Pablo
When Juan Pablo Luciano de Fuentes y Gonzalez de la Cruz was born about 1780, in San Sebastián, Puerto Rico, his father, Juan de la Rosa Luciano de Fuentes Y Rodriguez, was 37 and his mother, Juana Gonzalez de la Cruz, was 31. He married María Bárbara Ramos Irizarry on 14 November 1800, in San Sebastián, Puerto Rico. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He registered for military service in 1815. In 1820, at the age of 41, his occupation is listed as mayor of the town during the spanish colonization. in San Sebastián, Puerto Rico.
A British armada of 68 vessels and 7,000 men under Scotsman Sir Ralph Abercromby attacked San Juan, Puerto Rico. The Spanish defenses held. A procession of women made up to look like soldiers caused the siege to be called off. An annual parade later commemorated this event.
The Island became a host to an assortment of pirates and smugglers. One of the more famous was the Puerto Rican Roberto Cofresi, who is said to have shared his spoils with the poor. Pirate Roberto Cofresí and his crew attacked 8 ships one of them an American Ship. As a result, the U.S. Naval Forces send the schooner Grampus to pursue him. After a ferocious battle Cofresi and his crew were captured by Captain John Sloat.
Slavery is abolished in the Spanish colonies of Puerto Rico.