José Joaquin Gomez was a wealthy Mexican landowner who lived in Monterey, California. He owned the 20½-ton schooner Peor es Nada, which Isaac Sparks chartered to hunt sea otters along the California coast in 1834–1835. The Peor es Nada is the ship Isaac Sparks used in 1835 to remove the native people from San Nicolas Island and bring them to San Pedro, near Los Angeles.
DATE OF BIRTH: Unknown
PLACE OF BIRTH: Mexico
DATE OF DEATH: Unknown
PLACE OF BURIAL: Unknown
Ellison, William H., ed. The Life and Adventures of George Nidever [1802–1883]: Life Story of a Remarkable California Pioneer Told in his Own Words and None Wasted Santa Barbara: McNally & Loftin, 1984: 38, 107 fn.97.
“California, Spanish Archive Records, 1784–1868,” database and digital images. Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed
8 December 2014), entry for José Joaquin Gomez, 1824 (1823).
“Provincial State Papers: Benicia, Military 1834–1845,” Internet Archive, digital images, Archive.org (https://www.archive.org/details/168035972_80_2_2: accessed 9 December 2014), LXXXI, p. 227 (stamped), p. 17 (penned).
José Joaquin Gomez
Last updated: February 7, 2017