APARICIO, FRANCISCO (?–?). Francisco Aparicio was one of six Franciscans assigned to unsuccessful missions founded on the San Gabriel River in the late 1740s. After the murders of Father Juan José Ganzabalqv and Juan José Ceballos (1752), relations between the remaining clergy and the presidio commander, Felipe de Rábago y Terán, continued to worsen. A second priest at San Gabriel had already died of natural causes; a third determinedly remained at his mission. But Father Aparicio fled to San Antonio with two other clerics, and they did not return to their missions until after the panic had subsided.