YES I AM A CHAPA ALSO FROM TEXAS GREAT GRANDFATHER 'S NAME WAS ANTONIO CHAPA FROM ROBSTOWN ,TEX DIED AT 89YRS OLD HIS FATHER WAS RAFAEL CHAPA ALSO FROM TEX. MY GRANDMOTHER NOW 98YRS OLD STILL RESIDES THERE IN ROBSTOWN ....I RESIDE IN HOUSTON.ANY RELATIVES OUT THERE?
My grandfather was Daniel Chapa, also from Robstown. He died in 1961. My grandmother, Hilaria Benavides Chapa, died in 1977 at age 76. I have many aunts and uncles in Robstown still.
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Ask your grandma if she knew mine. My grandma's name was Lala (short for Hilaria) and her maiden name was Benavides. There are many Benavides in Robstown; her brother's name was Andres and he was married to Cleotilde. They had about 15 kids: Andres, Abel, Ramon, Amanda, Angelita, Aurora, Delia, Adela, Antonia, etc. They lived on Ave. B. My grandparents lived on Avenue D. The house is still there and my Aunt Angie (widow of Polo Chapa) and her daughter, Sylvia, and grandaughter live there. My grandfather's name was Daniel and he was born in Starr County near Rio Grande. There were 11 kids (4 died): Joe B. Chapa, Dan Chapa, Jr; Clemente; Evangelina (my mother); Blanca; Olga (who's now Flores); Gloria (now Carrizalez); Lucila (now Carbajal); Ernest; Polo; and Filbert. My mother married Juan M. Garcia and we lived on Western Ave. He owned Robstown Radio Service. I have two sisters and one brother: Dolores, Myrna and Johnny. I'm 51 years old. My grandma died in 1977; she would be 99 years old right now.
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HI, MY GREAT GRANDFATHER NAME IS BONIFACIO CHAPA FROM STARR COUNTY, TEXAS. I WANTED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THIS PERSON WHO HAS A BOOK ON INFORMATION ABOUT THE CHAPAS. PLEASE EMAIL ME AT SMONTES@FOUROAKS.COM
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My grandfather was born in Las Escobas in Starr Country, TX. His name was Daniel Chapa and his father's name was Apolinar Chapa. I don't know my great-great grandfather's name but know the family came from China, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
Hi, Mary Lou from Arizona
I'm Blanca's son-in-law (hope you remember me).
I'm doing some research on the Chapa's and was wondering if you've heard of the Norman P. Brown Collection, it's a special collection of material (two boxes) on the chapa family history. it's at the University of Texas Pan-American, in Edinburg Texas.
Vonnie say hi. we hope you have a Great Christmas.
I have been trying to back track from Daniel Chapa, here is some information I found - I'm not sure if this is Daniels parents, what do you think?
Source Information; 1880 US Census
place: Precinct 3 and 4, Starr, Texas
Family History Library Film: 1255327
NA Film Number: T9-1327
Page Number: 457A
Birth Year: 1850 Birth Place: Mexico Age: 30
Occupation: Shepherd Marital Status: Single
Father & Mother Birthplace: Mexico
Birth; 1855 Birth Place: Mexico Age: 25
Occupation: Housekeeper Marital Status: Widowed
Head of household: Apolinar Chapo Relation: Other
Parents Birth[lace: Mexico
Jesus Valdez 5 year old Female birthplace Mexico
Have you seen this information before?
I'll be out of town for a week, going to visit Damian Chapa, and see what info he may have on the Chapa family.
Hi, Sylvia. I'm a Chapa born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. Born to Raul Eduardo Chapa and Concepcion Garza Trevino in 1950. I'm sure you'll be happy to hear that I have a photocopy of our family tree back to Don Miguel de Garcia Chapa y Dona Rosa Maria Trevino. It looks like it's at least 10 generations back but unfortunately not dated. Family stories state that our family was settled in ranchos in the Northern Mexico/Southern Texas (Brownsville/Matamoros) area at the time of the 1860 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. Although, outdated now, I have been trying to get together with a possible distant "cousin" from the Valley who remembers all the stories and family members. I'm happy to share a photocopy of the family tree and other miscellaneous documents in my possession and if you're interested, would love to invite you to an upcoming "informal" information-gathering sit down with Rene Hinojosa and all interested. I would love to stay in touch with you and other members of our family go get (and give) as much information as possible as I believe we're related. Although I have been in poor health lately, I'm so interested in our family history, I feel I must share it immediately and pass it into capable hands to carry it on. Please contact me with your mailing address so that we can get started. Hasta luego, su prima, Judy Chapa
I read with much interest that you have available a photocopy of a Chapa Family Tree that goes back to Don Miguel de Garcia Chapa and Dona Rosa Maria Trevino. I wonder if you might do me a favor and see if the following Chapa's are in your documents.
I have two Rafael Chapa's in my family tree files, both born in Mexico within one or two years apart. I don't know if they were related since I can't find anything else on either one. Both married about the same year and both were in Duval TX in the 1880 census.
One Rafael Chapa, b 1828 (per 1880 census, Duval TX), married Maria Ursula Sanchez abt 1851 and had six children: Maria Manuela. Tomasa, Jose Maximiano, Santiago, Donaciana, and SanJuana. Santiago married Ruperta Naranjo 1885 in Duval, TX, dau of Severiano Naranjo and Nasaria Valle Rodriguez. Santiago and Ruperta are my maternal g-grandparents. All of their children were born in Roma, Starr, TX
The other Rafael Chapa, b 1829 (per 1880 census, Duval. TX), married Maria Felicitas Leal abt 1851 and had 10 children: Estanislada, Esteban, Nestor, Dolores, Andres, Jose Ursulo, Jesusa, Jose Juan Crisostomo, Jesus and Manuel. Esteban married Maria del Refugio (Refugia) Garcia 1883 in Duval TX, dau of Leonardo Garcia and Carmen Montemayor. Refugia was my g'father David Garcia's sister.
I am at a standstill on both Rafael Chapa's and wonder if they are in your files.
Thank you for any information you may provide.