Excluding Texas + Cali, were there U.S. settlers in Mexico in the early 19th century?

royal744

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Jul 2013
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San Antonio, Tx
Excluding Texas + California, were there American settlers in Mexico in the early 19th century?

If so, where exactly did they settle, what were their numbers, and what were their occupations?

Basically, the context of this question is that I know that some Americans settled in both Texas and California back when they were still a part of Mexico--thus making possible both the 1836 Texan War of Independence and the 1846 Bear Flag Revolt--and was thus wondering if any other parts of Mexico likewise had American settlers in the early 19th century.
Interesting question. We do know there were (and still are today) Mormon settlements in Mexico. When they arrived is something I do not know.
 
May 2017
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florida
Also a large group of Seminole Indians "[ US citizens under Wildcat ? ] were settled in Mexico as a buffer against Texican intrusion of Northen Mexico !
 
Oct 2014
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California
Interesting question. We do know there were (and still are today) Mormon settlements in Mexico. When they arrived is something I do not know.
I found a post on Baja Nomad forums from 2012 that may help:

Three books re Mormons in Mexico on E bay;

* Mormon Colonies in Mexico by Thomas Cottam Romney (2005, Paperback)

* Colonia Juarez: Commemorating 125 Years of the Mormon Colonies in Mexico

* History of the Mormon Colonies in Mexico - The Juarez Stake - 1885-1980
 
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