First Acosta Families in Ciudad Jimenez, Chihuahua
I am researching the Acosta last name in the Jimenez area and would like to share information with others searching this last name.
The first Acosta families in Jimenez were living there by 1752:
January 5, 1752* from Inde or Hidalgo (Cerro Gordo),Durango now living in Jimenez (Presidio de Sta Maria de las Caldas) Francisco de Acosta (probably aka Aparicio de Acosta)
Joaquin, Luis and Francisco Javier Acosta** (most likely from Parral and Allende)
Francisco Acosta Cartagena, 56 years old and retired from the presidio of San Francisco de Conchos.
As far as I can tell all of these families had descendents named Acosta living in Jimenez at the beginings of the 1800's.I think that many Acostas could be related to these families.
* Boletin de la Sociedad Chihuahuense de Estudios Historicos, tomo V, Num. 12 20 de Julio de 1946 page 499 by Octavio Fernandez Perea
** Resumen Historico del Municipio de Jimenez by Francisco R. Almada. See page 15 for list of first settlers.