Tag Archives: Chapa

The Enlightenment of Juan Bautista Chapa

Juan Bautista Chapa wrote his “Historia” about Nuevo Leon as an anonymous writer and now a direct descendant of his has written a fictional biography about him and has also, as my 9th great grandfather did, chosen to remain Anonymous. Two weeks ago I got an email from the author whom asked me if I was willing to read his…

The Genealogy of Edna Garza Brown

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…

Maria Francisca Ayala Chapa, 1811 Baptism, Valle de la Mota, Present Day General Teran, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

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…