Jose Francisco Zapata Del Toro

4 April 1822–24 July 1895 (Age 73)
Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico

The Life Summary of Jose Francisco

When Jose Francisco Zapata Del Toro was born on 4 April 1822, in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, his father, Basilio de Jesus Zapata Feliciano, was 30 and his mother, Petrona del Toro y Perez, was 24. He married Maria Benita Ferrer Perez on 19 May 1858, in Cabo Rojo, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 24 July 1895, in Cabo Rojo, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico, at the age of 73.

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Jose Francisco Zapata Del Toro
Maria Benita Ferrer Perez
Marriage: 19 May 1858
Juan Quntin Zapata Y Perez

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 May 1858Cabo Rojo, Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
  • Children


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    World Events (2)

    Age 2
    The Island became a host to an assortment of pirates and smugglers. One of the more famous was the Puerto Rican Roberto Cofresi, who is said to have shared his spoils with the poor. Pirate Roberto Cofresí and his crew attacked 8 ships one of them an American Ship. As a result, the U.S. Naval Forces send the schooner Grampus to pursue him. After a ferocious battle Cofresi and his crew were captured by Captain John Sloat.
    Age 51
    Slavery is abolished in the Spanish colonies of Puerto Rico.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Spanish Jose, Juan, Carlos, Luis, Manuel, Jesus, Miguel, Jaime, Jorge, Francisco, Julio, Mario.Spanish and Galician: possibly also a habitational name from any of the places in Pontevedra and Ávila called Zapata.Spanish: metonymic occupational name for a cobbler or shoemaker, from zapato ‘half boot’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (2)

    • Jose Francisco Zapata in entry for Juan Quntin Zapata Y Perez, "Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805-2001"
    • Jose Francisco Zapata Y Toro, "Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805-2001"

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