Certified copies of military service records for Pablo Cota from 1787-1798
Pablo Antonio Cota was born in 1744 at Loreto in the California territory of New Spain. On July 4, 1768 he enlisted as a soldier
at the age of 24. In March of 1769 he traveled with the historic Gaspar de Portolá expedition to establish a settlement and
mission in San Diego. Cota was with the second land party that discovered the Port of Monterey in May of 1770.
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