Located near the confluence of the Chupaderas and Calaveras much of Jaques Rancho these days is submerged beneath the waves of Calaveras Lake in southeast Bexar County. After having survived fires, Indian attacks and banditry the old structure finally succumbed to the relentless march of a growing San Antonio.
The Jaques (pronounced Jakes) trace their connection to Texas in its infancy. They were friends of Stephen F. Austin, Cornelius Vanderbilt and a pantheon of Texas legends. William Budd Jaques (1799 – 1870) was born in New Jersey. He twice served as San Antonio alderman in 1845 and 1865.