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Jonathan Temple
Born August 14, 1796
Died May 31, 1866
Spouse(s) Rafaela Cota

Don Juan Temple ( Johnathan; August 14, 1796 – May 31, 1866) was a Californian ranchero and merchant. Born in Massachusetts, he emigrated to Alta California in 1827, becoming a Mexican citizen, adopting the Spanish language and a Spanish name, and eventually marrying into a prominent Californio family. After acquiring Rancho Los Cerritos in 1843, he became one of the largest landowners in Los Angeles County.

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