CHAPA CEMETERY

LOCATION: Located Southeast corner of the intersection of
State Highway 285 and Farm Road 339 (Benavides Road)

SURVEYED BY: Mrs. Hazel Bray and others.

DATE OF SURVEY: 1976

DATE OF EARLIEST GRAVE: 1892

NUMBER OF GRAVES: THREE

TRANSCRIBED BY: Wesley Jacobs with permission from the Heritage Museum


1. David E. Chapa 1843 07-19-1892 2. Jose Maria Salinas 3. Eusebio Carillo.

In 1980 further information on this cemetery was received from Mr. Horacio Maldonado, owner of the ranch upon which the cemetery is located. He stated that two other persons besides Chapa are buried there. Their names are Jose Maria Salinas and Eusebio Carillo.

It appears, from the fact that a clump of lilies is on the right of Chapa’s grave, that one of the men is buried on the right of Chapa and the other on the left where there is a broken wooden cross.

The fence is down and brush has grown up around the graves until it is difficult to find them; they are located on the right of the road leading to the windmill, just a short distance from the gate.


Many thanks to Wesley Jacobs, Mayor of Falfurrias, Brooks County, TX,
for his generosity in sharing this file with me for use in the TXGenWeb Project.
Shirley Cullum Brooks County Coordinator
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