The current owners have done extensive research on their property which revealed that the Ortegas owned much of the surrounding property and that it was later divided among Dionicio and Sarah Jane’s children.
We again didn’t make it to Santa Fe’s National Cemetery adjacent to Rosario Cemetery which is a shame, especially considering today is Memorial Day.
Next time we will visit my 4th great grandfather there, Ruperto Armijo, who was part of the 2nd New Mexico Regiment Infantry during the Civil War.
We also visited St. Francis of Assisi, Cross of the Martyrs, Fort Marcy Park, the public library, the Palace of the Governors Museum Shop to buy books, and Meow Wolf while we were there this time. I highly recommend Meow Wolf.
One day I was looking at my grandmother’s submission to mitochondrial haplogroup V7 on PhyloTree.org and noticed three “Germany-ancient” samples credited to Dr. Knipper; that’s how I found her article.
It is interesting because she and her research team extracted isotope ratio data to determine whether the individuals were local or non-local to the site, in addition to genomic data from the samples found.
The three V7 individuals are from the Königsbrunn, Obere Kreuzstraße (OBKR) site.
I’m not exactly sure of the ages of the samples, but they were labeled Early Bronze Age by the research group. I wondered if Dr. Knipper and her group considered the V7 samples local or not, so I emailed her to ask. She is really nice and helpful by the way! I was nervous because I’m not very familiar with anthropological terminology and was concerned about asking something that might be very obviously stated in the article for those who are familiar with the terminology.
We exchanged a few emails and she gave me permission to paraphrase her answer:
Based on strontium and oxygen isotope ratios found in their teeth, the V7 individuals are considered local by the research group, and were found in the Lech River Valley, Bavaria, Germany. Dr. Knipper did, however, say we can’t be 100% sure they are local because there is a possibility the isotope ratios happen to appear local by chance since the ratio is not exclusive to this area.
Additional note: There was an older paper with a different V7 individual found related to the Novosvobodnaya Culture. I remember the big splash that paper made when it was published. Professionals, please weigh-in on the two findings and their implications on the geographical origin of haplogroup V7, please!
Tip o’ the hat to Laura P.N. who left a comment on a previous post which reminded me I didn’t share this finding. I don’t know how they fit into the whole scheme of things, but it is a mysterious day in history.
A quick Google search reveals the Battle of Yellow Creek occurred in Chariton County, but that was on August 13, 1862.
William Brummit did have sons James and Thomas; but Thomas Benton Brummit/Brummet died 1933. So, I don’t know if these two gentlemen in Prather Ellsberry’s book are related. Furthermore, I sent a message to the Chariton County Historical Society but they said they “do not have a James Brummett. We do have James S Brummell and James S Brummall. (2 different records).” I didn’t request the records.
But I am curious, what happened in Chariton County, Missouri to cause so many deaths on May 5, 1862?
Since I haven’t been able to make any breakthroughs researching Froilan/Froylan de la Garza (father of Candelario de la Garza) directly, I went back to look at his first child, Jose Ysidro Garza Martinez’s baptism record.
It names Antonio Escamilla and Maria Josefa de la Garza as the padrinos (godparents), so I researched Maria Josefa.
Maria Josefa de la Garza and Jose Antonio Escamilla were married in Santiago Apostol, Santiago, Nuevo Leon, Mexico in April of 1826. The record says her parents were Anastacio de la Garza and Maria Ignacia Valdez.
Looking at baptism records naming this couple as the parents, I found one for a Jose Froilan Garza Valdes in Santiago Apostol, Santiago, Nuevo Leon, Mexico on 10 October 1803. It says he was “Español”.
Compared to Maria Josefa de la Garza’s baptism in 1810, Santiago Apostol, Santiago, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. It is also noted on her baptism record that she was “Española”.
I think Maria Josefa de la Garza and Froilan de la Garza were siblings, and that their parents were Anastacio de la Garza and Maria Ignacia Valdez.
Full disclosure: A cousin has another suspected Froilan Garza (https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/M2N5-5JK) attached to our Family Search Tree, but that Froilan’s wife is listed as Maria Antonia Salazar and he was from Vallecillo, Nuevo Leon instead of Santiago. This all is important to note as we know our Candelario‘s mother was Maria Rita Martinez, not Maria Antonia Salazar, and that Candelario was born and baptized in Santiago as this family I’ve shared here.
As stated in previous posts, James Warr’s estate papers mention a Winifred Hays, orphaned daughter of William Hays, who we know to be the husband of Catherine Lewis. Through Catherine’s father Joshua Lewis’ estate papers, we also know that Catherine Lewis married William Hays and that both died and left behind many children.
Searching through the guardianship papers of Northampton County, North Carolina available on FamilySearch I have found documents granting guardianship of the following minor orphans to James Warr, second husband of Millie Mildred Lewis (after Daniel Drewry):
Daughter of William Hays and Catherine Lewis, Millie’s sister. Millie and Catherine were daughters of Joshua Lewis and Martha Marston. From my last post on this family, the previous documents suggest William Hays and Catherine Lewis died at or near the same time and left behind five or seven children.
Now we know William Hays had a “considerable personal estate” upon his death but died intestate. The document states Winifred was entitled to one-seventh part of her father’s estate. On a side note, I find it interesting Winifred Hays went on to marry a man named William Hays.