by Moises Garza

March 19, 2024

1695 Death Record Juan Bautista Chapa
Last Names of Nuevo Leon

This is the 1695 death record of Juan Bautista Chapa, my 9th great grandfather.  He died on April 20, 1695 in what is now Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The record states that he was buried in the Cathedral of Monterrey.

He was the scribe of Monterrey for the second half of the 1600s and was also with Alonso de Leon in his expeditions to Texas.

Juan was married to Beatrice Trevino de Olivares. 

The parents of Juan Bautista are Bartholome Schiapapria and Batistina Badi. The parents of his wife Beatrice are Juan Olivares and Juana de Trevino.

Ancestor Chart

Ancestors of Juan Bautista Chapa and Beatriz Olivares de Treviño

Juan Bautista Chapa is considered to be the progenitor of all the Chapas in Nuevo leon, Tamaulipas, Coahuila, South Texas and beyond. For a book about his descendants please check out: Chapa: Last Names of Nuevo Leon.

Here is the transcript of the above image of his church death record.

Transcript of  the 1695 Death Record Juan Bautista Chapa

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

Over 13,000 Descendants

To date I have been able to document over 13,700 descendants for him. You can view them in Las Villas del Norte Genealogy Dtabase for Northeastern Mexico here:


  • "México, Nuevo León, registros parroquiales, 1667-1981," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2014), Monterrey > Catedral > Defunciones 1668-1752 > image 57 of 368; Parroquias de la Iglesia Católica, Nuevo León (Catholic Church parishes, Nuevo León).

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The 1694 Will of Juan Bautista Chapa

Poem by Juan Bautista Chapa, From The De León Expedition of 1689

Chapa: Last Names of Nuevo Leon

Note: Originally posted February 14, 2013 and last updated March 19, 2024

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Moises Garza

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