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 (Spaniards from the Canary Islands). As the son of a postal administrator, he would help his mother in business, while his father was one of the drafting rapporteurs for the Mexican Constitution of 1824.
Juan Seguín, in full Juan Nepomuceno Seguín, (born October 27, 1806, Bexar, New Spain [now San Antonio, Texas]—died August 27, 1890, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico), Tejano (Texan of Hispanic descent) revolutionary and politician who helped establish the independence of Texas. After Mexico won independence from Spain in 1821, Stephen Austin —a friend of Seguín’s father—received Mexican approval to found settlements of English-speaking people in the Mexican territory of Texas.
Juan Nepomuceno Seguín was born in Bexar (San Antonio) on October 27, 1806, the son of a prominent Tejano family. His birthplace, the only settlement of any size in Texas, stood at the crossroads of civil war and revolution. As Seguín was growing up, Bexar was a desperately poor place, shattered by decades of Indian raids and violent feuding.
October 27, 1806–August 27, 1890. Texas revolutionary Juan Seguín was a politician, a soldier, a businessman, even a suspected traitor. Yet he was also a hero and an honored veteran. The contradictions of Seguín's life illustrate how complicated loyalty was during the struggle for Texas independence—especially for Tejano citizens of the Republic. Seguín was born in San Antonio in 1806.
Juan Seguín, political and military figure of the Texas Revolution and Republic of Texas, was born in San Antonio on October 27, 1806, the elder of two sons of Juan José María Erasmo Seguín and María Josefa Becerra. Although he had little formal schooling, Juan was encouraged by his father to read and write, and he appears to have taken some interest in music.
When he died in 1890, Juan Seguín’s body was buried in Nuevo Laredo. Seguín could have been a footnote of history—someone like Domingo Diaz, Clemente Garcia, Antonio Hernández, and Agapito Tejado, whose contributions fighting for Texas in its revolution from Mexico are overshadowed by the usual names in Texas history books.
Juan Nepomuceno Seguín (1806-1890) Led Tejano fighters against the Mexican army. Juan Seguín was born in San Antonio, and married the daughter of one of the area's wealthiest ranching families. He held a variety of regional political positions until becoming involved in the military, supporting the Federalist government in 1835.
Juan Nepomuceno Seguín was born on October 27, 1806, in what is now San Antonio, Texas. At the time, the town was named Bexar, and it was part of land controlled by Spain. Seguín learned about public service from his father, who was a politician. In 1821, Mexico, including Texas, won independence from Spain. Seguín was elected as an alderman of San Antonio in 1829 and as mayor in 1833.
Who Was Juan N. Seguin? Son of a rancher and public servant, Erasmo Seguin, who was postmaster of San Antonio de Béxar and one of the founders of its first public school. Elected as an alderman and then mayor of San Antonio in 1833. The next-to-last man out of the Alamo (Feb. 25) before the March 6, 1836 battle.
Juan Nepomuceno Seguín (October 27, 1806 – August 27, 1890) was a 19th-century Texas Senator, mayor, judge, and Justice of the Peace and a prominent participant in the Texas Revolution. Juan Nepomuceno Seguín was born in San Antonio de Bexar (now San Antonio, Texas, USA) on October 27, 1806.