"If you have been reaserching Jose FRancisco Xavier Chapa you will find that some information that claims that Jose Francisco Xavier and Maria Rosalia were married . . . There are two Jose Francisco Xavier Chapa that I know off and they are father and son. The son Married Maria Matiana Mendez and died at around when Maria Rosalia Sanchez got married. The father would have been too old to remary."
You might find the following of interest.It is in refernce to Jose Francisco Javier Chapa, son of Ahustin Chapa and Antonia Margarita Guajardo.
ANALYSIS OF JOSE JAVIER CHAPA
I have located Jose Xavier Chapa (0400) and Jose Javier Chapa (2500). The following analysis is to determine if they are the same individual.
Jose Xavier Chapa (0400) was baptised March 25, 1738, at Monterrey. 0
married Ma. Josefa Saucedo July 6, 1760, at S. Victoria 22
1st. Child born 3/24/1761 at Cerralvo 23
7th. Child born est. 1776 at Cerralvo 38
Assume Jose Xavier Chapa is now a widower living in Cerralvo.
Jose Javier Chapa (2500) married Ma. Matiana Mendez circa 1782 44
1st. child born 7/31/1783 at Cerralvo 45
10th. child born circa 1800 at Cerralvo. 62
Jose Xavier Chapa's (0400) son, Jose Francisco Javier Chapa (0500), married Maria Gertrudis Mendez on April 18, 1787. A search of the Cerralvo birth records for MENDEZ reveals that Gertrudis was born on November 24, 1761. Younger siblings of Gertrudis were also located. Francisco was born circa 1765.
There was a relationship between the CHAPA and MENDEZ families at least by 1782 when Jose Javier Chapa (2500) married Matiana Mendez. Matiana Mendes is probably and older sister to Gertrudis and was born prior to the baptism records of Cerralvo (1761 - 1880). Gertrudis married Francisco Javier (0500) in 1787.
In conclusion, I believe that the preponderance of evidence clearly indicates the Jose Xavier Chapa (0400) and Jose Javier Chapa (2500) are one and the same.
Norman P. Brown September 17, 1990 * * * * * * * * * * * *
Mr Brown is a well known author and researcher of the Chapa surname in the New World.He has researched the Chapa descendants in Chapa: The First Four Generations, which covers the period from 1651 to 1800.