That newly named town would now bear his own name, Seguin. Inthrough the urging of Texas President Mirabeau Bonaparte Lamarhe resigned his congressional seat in order to join a controversial campaign against the Centralist government in Mexico City. He went to Mexico to "seek refuge amongst my enemies," where he was captured, arrested and coerced to enlist in the Mexican army as a staff official. He became a founding father of the Democratic Party in Bexar county.
As military commander of the city, he waged a months-long battle for control of the city. He pushed for laws and other government documents to be printed in Spanish. Texas was cash-poor but land-rich, and the system of obtaining land grants was rife with abuse and swindles.
He faced the problem of trying to contain increasing numbers of Anglo adventurers, as well as mounting financial difficulties of his own.
He mortgaged his house and property to buy goods for a smuggling venture into Mexico. He returned to San Antonio in the wake of the Santa Fe expedition, in which a large number of Texans were captured and taken on a humiliating march to Mexico City.
In earlyhe notified President Houston of his suspicions that the Mexicans were planning a raid into San Antonio. Most Anglos now believed that he had turned traitor.
Click on image for larger image and transcript. The sense of betrayal among Anglo Texans was complete. For the next six years, he would remain in the service of the Mexican army, seeing action in the Mexican War against U. He settled in present-day Wilson County, where he ranched and became involved in local politics as a justice of the peace and an election precinct chairman.
He helped found the Democratic party in San Antonio. Inhe published his memoirs. In later years, he retired to Nuevo Laredo to be near one of his sons.
His letters portray a man at peace with his life and his choices. He died there on August 27,at the age of On July 4,his remains were returned to Texas to be buried in Seguin, the town named in his honor.View the profiles of people named Juan Seguin.
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Early life and family.
Juan Nepomuceno Seguín was born in San Antonio de Bexar (now San Antonio, Texas, USA) on October 27,