Early Families of Monterrey: Juan Bautista Chapa and Beatriz Olivares
An early family of Monterrey is that of Juan Bautista Chapa and Beatriz Olivares de Trevino. Here you will find information about his children and who they married.
Juan was born in Genova, Italy and arrived in Mexico in 1647. It is believed that he entered El Nuevo Reino de Leon (Nuevo Leon) in 1650. Juan Bautista Chapa is considered to be the progenitor of the Chapa in Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, and Texas.
Juan Bautista was the son of Bartholome Schiapapria and Batistina Badi. He married Beatriz Olivares de Trevino the daughter of Juan Olivares and Juana de Trevino.
Below is the family group listing all their children. For more descendants of theirs please visit our Community Family Tree. Also, the book "Last Names of Nuevo Leon: Chapa" contains all the descendants that I have been able to find for him.
Here is their family group:
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