For the past few years I had been coming across various works of Edna Garza Brown. Recently I came across a book Titled “The Genealogy of Edna Garza Brown”. I know that it will be of interest to you specially if you have traced your ancestry all the way back to Juan Bautista Chapa. This book includes a nine chart family tree and it contains all the documentation to support her family tree. It is very interesting and also contains a copy of the will of Juan Batista Chapa.
I highly recommend it to anyone.
I will share with you a short paragraph that the author wrote describing her intentions or the purpose of sharing her work:
“We hope that the material in this book will help others in their research
for family ties and history; but more than that, we hope it will serve as a
form of thanks to those people who have helped so much. We know people like
Lottie Gaetcke, who spent hours looking through names and places, will carry
on an interest in the history which they began to learn from a few small
facts. Perhaps others will discover the pleasure of their in- laws and friends
in Working together to discover what this world is all about.” – Edna Garza Brown
Image of partial cover of book”The Genealogy of Edna Garza Brown”:
Where to get a copy:
- WorldCat.org – Find book in a library near you. Check Now.
I know this post is very short but I just want to make sure that you are aware that this book is out there and you never know it may be the clue that you need to break down a brick wall that you may have.
The following is the transcript for the 1695 Death Record for my 9th great grandfather Juan Bautista Chapa. He was buried in the Cathedral of Monterrey. He was also the husband of Beatrice Trevino de Olivares. If you would like to read a short Biography about him please check the following article by Dr. Lino Garcia, Jr. Juan Bautista Chapa, A Notable Explorer published in the Rio Grande Guardian on January 27, 2013. It was through this great article that I was able to find this document.
Transcript of image:
Ju. Bapta. Chapa Espanol. –
En Veinte de Abril de mil seicientos y nobenta y cinco as. murio Juan Baptista Chapa aviendo Recivido Los Santos Sacramtos. Y se enterro enta Parrochial deta Ciud. con Vigilia y misa de Cuerpo Preste. y para que constelo firme – ut Supra
Br Lorenso Perez de Leon
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The following is the 1811 Baptism record for my wife’s 3rd great grandmother Maria Francisca de Allala (Ayala) Chapa. She was the daughter of Andres de Allala and Maria de Jesus Chapa. Her paternal grandparents are listed as Ysidro Allala and Maria Ynes Gonzalez. Unfortunately for me the document lists that they failed to provide information for maternal grandparents. Maria Francisca was married to Tomas Perez.
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Transcript of above image:
No. 199 Francisca Ayala espanola Pa.
En esta ayuda de parroqa. del Valle de la mota en veinte. y do de Octubre de Ochosientos once, Yo el Br. Jose Angl. Cavasos, Bse. Solemte. a Maria Francisca Allala espana. Pa. de Seis dias de nasida Hija Lma. de Andres Allala, y de Maria de Jesus Chapa, Abs. Ps. Don Ysidro Allala, y Dona. Maria yYnes Gonzalez, fueron sus Ps. Don Pamuseno Quintaniya, y Dona Estefana Mesa aquin. adverti su obligacion y parentesco espiritual, no dieronrason de los abuelos, maternos, y para qe. Conste lo Firme.
Jose Angl. Cabasos
Andres Ayala (my wife’s 6th great-grandfather) died on an unknown date. He was the son of Ysidro Ayala and Maria Ynes Gonzalez. He married Maria De Jesus Chapa (my wifes 6th great-grandfather). I do not know who her parents might have been. If anyone has any information on Maria de Jesus Chapa please let me know. I have yet to find whom here parents were.