Music Mood Today: La Raíz de Mi Tierra

Spanish lyrics via Google Play/English lyrics translated by Google Translate because I suck at languages.  Mine, yours, theirs, all.

 

I am looking where I come

What did I miss

I am looking where I come

Here is my root

 

What will become of me, if you’re not there

I come as a dream, I always believed

If I do not have here, close to me

Surround for me and I can continue

 

I want to be there

If the island sleeps

I want to see the waves

When the sea wakes

And take your air

In my blood

 

To give me time

In the pace and depth

A thirsty voice

Full of emotion

 

I bring tonight

The root of my land

I bring verses

Three people who dream

I give you the aroma and taste of my land

 

I give you time in the rhythm and depth

A voice filled with emotion thirsting

I bring tonight

The root of my land

I bring verses

Three people who dream

I give you the aroma and taste of my land

I bring my root

 

I am looking where I come

What did I miss

I am looking where I come

Here is my root

 

I am looking where I come

What did I miss

I am looking where I come

Here is my root

 

Why you lost girl

If your home is here

Here are your people and life

Your navel [umbilical] root

 

Here are your people and life

Your navel [umbilical] root

 

I went hungry myself away

Hunger to seek truth

First I lost my way

Today I turn on track

First I lost my way

Today I turn on track

 

Now I can sing you to me that bore me

I no longer feel invisible

Now I can be who I am

 

I am looking where I come

What did I miss

I am looking where I come

Here is my root

 

I am looking where I come

What did I miss

I am looking where I come

Here is my root

 

I am part of you

I’ll take blood

If once I went

It was to miss you

I always come back to you

I can not refuse

You’re my part hidden

I share your avante [no good translation]

 

When my time comes

I want to go back to your belly

I will be a new seed

Urgent full of dreams

I will be a new seed

Urgent full of dreams

 

I am looking where I come

What did I miss

I am looking where I come

Here is my root

 

I am looking where I come

What did I miss

I am looking where I come

Here is my root

 

I am looking where I come

What did I miss

I am looking where I come

Here is my root

 

I am looking where I come

What did I miss

I am looking where I come

Here is my root

 

I bring tonight

The root of my land

I bring verses

Three people who dream

I give you the aroma and taste of my land

I bring my root

 

Busco de dónde vengo
Que me perdí
Busco de dónde vengo
Que aquí está mi raíz

Qué será de mí, si no estás ahí
Vengo como un sueño, que siempre creí
Si no te tengo aquí, cerquita de mí
Para que me arropes y pueda seguir

Quiero estar ahí
Si la isla duerme
Quiero ver las olas
Cuando el mar despierte
Y llevar tu aire
Dentro de mi sangre

Para darme tiempo
En el ritmo y hondura
Una voz sedienta
Llena de emoción

Yo te traigo esta noche
La raíz de mi tierra
Yo te traigo los versos
Tres personas que sueñan
Te regalo el aroma y el sabor de mi tierra

Te regalo tiempo en el ritmo y hondura
Una voz sedienta llena de emoción
Yo te traigo esta noche
La raíz de mi tierra
Yo te traigo los versos
Tres personas que sueñan
Te regalo el aroma y el sabor de mi tierra
Traigo mi raíz

Busco de dónde vengo
Que me perdí
Busco de dónde vengo
Que aquí está mi raíz

Busco de dónde vengo
Que me perdí
Busco de dónde vengo
Que aquí está mi raíz

Por qué te perdiste niña
Si tu casa es por aquí
Aquí está tu raza y vida
De tu ombligo la raíz

Aquí está tu raza y vida
De tu ombligo la raíz

Con hambre me fui yo lejos
Hambre de buscar verdad
Primero perdí mi rumbo
Hoy me vuelvo a encaminar
Primero perdí mi rumbo
Hoy me vuelvo a encaminar

Ya le puedo cantar a la que a mí me parió
Ya no me siento invisible
Ya puedo ser quien soy yo

Busco de dónde vengo
Que me perdí
Busco de dónde vengo
Que aquí está mi raíz

Busco de dónde vengo
Que me perdí
Busco de dónde vengo
Que aquí está mi raíz

Soy parte de ti
Te llevo en la sangre
Si una vez me fui
Fue para extrañarte
Siempre vuelvo a ti
No puedo negarte
Tu mi parte oculta
Yo tu parte avante

Cuando llegue mi tiempo
Quiero volver a tu vientre
Seré una nueva semilla
Llena de sueños urgentes
Seré una nueva semilla
Llena de sueños urgentes

Busco de dónde vengo
Que me perdí
Busco de dónde vengo
Que aquí está mi raíz

Busco de dónde vengo
Que me perdí
Busco de dónde vengo
Que aquí está mi raíz

Busco de dónde vengo
Que me perdí
Busco de dónde vengo
Que aquí está mi raíz

Busco de dónde vengo
Que me perdí
Busco de dónde vengo
Que aquí está mi raíz

Yo te traigo esta noche
La raíz de mi tierra
Yo te traigo los versos
Tres personas que sueñan
Te regalo el aroma y el sabor de mi tierra
Traigo mi raíz

Bernardo Sauceda and Francisca Garza

Francisca Garza’s obituary from 1955 mentions her living children:

  •  Jose Garza Sauceda, Phoenix
  • Cruz Garza Sauceda, Phoenix
  • Benny Garza Sauceda, Phoenix (my maternal grandfather)
  • Paul Garza Sauceda, Phoenix
  • Felipe Garza Sauceda, Bryan, Brazos County, Texas
  • Segro? [I think this is supposed to be Ysidro Garza Sauceda], Houston, Texas
  • Manuela Bernal [née Manuela Garza Sauceda], Bryan, Brazos County, Texas

We know that Francisca was born in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico and eventually ended up in Texas, we’re just not sure when.  Tracing her children I was able to see the different places she lived in Texas.  Her son Felipe was born in San Ysidro, Zapata County, Mexico, Cruz Garza Sauceda was born in Paige, Bastrop County, Texas, and others including grandpa Benny were born in Tyler, Smith County, Texas.

 

Francisca Garza MX to TX map

Francisca Garza Sauceda’s trek from her birthplace in Tamaulipas, Mexico to Tyler, Texas.  She died in Phoenix, Arizona October 29, 1955.

 

Using the children’s birth years and locations I was able to find Bernardo Sauceda and Francisca Garza’s record of marriage in 1900 in Zapata County, Texas.

 

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Bernardo Sauceda and Francisca Garza were married February 2, 1900 in Zapata County, Texas [microfilm, FamilySearch]

 

 

Not entirely genealogy-related

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Monument to the Soviet Army in Borisova Gradina, Sofia, Bulgaria

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Monument of Liberty in Freedom Square, Ruse, Bulgaria

We recently went to Bulgaria to complete my husband’s immigration journey.  I am happy to report he is now a lawful permanent resident.  Going to Bulgaria to complete the process also gave him the opportunity to see family he hadn’t seen in  22 years.  Both of his grandmothers are still alive so we went to see them but unfortunately his paternal grandfather passed away last year.  The other grandfather passed away some time ago.  It was a bittersweet experience, mostly sweet.  We are happy to be home and feel a burden has been lifted from us.

 

Are the Indiana and Missouri Brummetts connected?

Update on Sarah Evans, wife of William Brummett:  The genealogist didn’t find anything, which I was mentally prepared for because I’ve seen other diligent genealogists have her as their brick wall.

I received an Ancestry.com message asking for help with someone’s Indiana Brummett family.  I have come across them before and noticed other researchers have questioned if they are connected.

It reminded me that the DAR genealogist who was helping me with my application mentioned it was a bit of a stretch to assume Joseph Evans and Anna Maria Sauer (Mary Ann Sowers) were Sarah Evans’ parents because lack of evidence and to consider how far apart Putnam County, Indiana and Missouri are.  According to Wikipedia Mercer County, Missouri was organized in 1845 from Grundy County.

I did note that three of Joseph Evans and Anna Maria Sauer’s children eventually ended up in and died in Mercer County, Missouri although I don’t know what circumstances led them there.

  • Marium Evans b. about 1809 d. 1885 Mercer County, MO
  • Solomon Evans b. 1811 d. 1859 Mercer County, MO
  • Robert Evans b.1822 d. 1852 Mercer County, MO

Anyway, it has become clear to me that probably the best way of finding more on Sarah Evans is to focus on William Brummett’s family.  I’ve seen William Brummett on the 1830 census in Chariton County, MO but have not found him in earlier documents there.  I did not see any Brummetts on that census schedule in Chariton County or the surrounding areas.  I have found a man named Rennes Brummott on the Earliest Township and Public Land Survey, 5th Principal Meridian.  The date at the bottom of the page says “Surveyors Office St. Louis April 6th 1837”.  I speculate on the relationship of these two Brummett men in the linked blog post.  It is important to note that the name is pronounced “wren” but in the Breton language Rennes could also be pronounced “Rhoazon”.

This website has come up in many of my search results about the Brummett family.  I finally contacted the owner to ask him if he thought 1)Rennes and William could be father/son since I have seen many family trees online with William’s father listed as “Ren, Renna, or Reason” Brummett and 2) if these Brummetts might be related to his Brummetts in Indiana.  Remember the DAR genealogist thought my Sarah Evans could not be the daughter of Joseph Evans of Indiana because I didn’t have solid evidence of the relationship and the two states are not close to each other.

He had a lot of good info in his response, but the thing that stood out to me most was:

One other thing that I should mention.
The Brummetts and Chandlers ended up in Brown County, Indiana about 1821.  That is where the senior Ren Brummett went as well.
Around 1850, a couple of the chandlers in Brown County moved to different locations in Missouri.
The Chandler and Brummett cousins grew up together in Brown County, Missouri.  So it would not be surprised if many of the Brummett cousins moved to Missouri at about the same time.  I have not studied the idea very carefuly, however.

Very interesting.  The earliest documentation of my William Brummett that I’ve found was the 1827 marriage between him and Sarah “Sally” Evans.  As I mentioned before he is on the 1830 census, but when I went to check my records I noticed a cousin has him in her family tree residing in Greene County, Indiana.  As Brown County, IN wasn’t formed until 1836 I figured maybe it was all Greene County at one time.

WB Chariton Co 1830

William Brummett 1830 Chariton County, Missouri total 3 people.

WB Greene Co Indiana 1830

William Brummett 1830 Greene County, Indiana total 6 people.

They could be different people, there are three people unaccounted for in Missouri if they are the same.  It was just striking to me that a Renna/Ren Brummett also appears in Brown County (formed 1836) in 1840 at 70 years old.  What a coincidence there is also a Rennes Brummett in the area that became Livingston County, Missouri around the time William Brummet was there (and in Chariton).  Livingston and Chariton counties are next to each other so I figured boundaries probably changed a bit.

They could also be cousins or another type of kin, my point is I see a definite connection between the Missouri and Indiana Brummets (and possibly the Indiana Evans too).

WB BLM Missouri

BLM General Land Office records William Brummett in Livingston County, Missouri 1843. I don’t think this Ren is the original Ren because of the date. Maybe a son or grandson or something.

WB BLM Indiana

BLM General Land Office records William Brummett Greene County, Indiana 1835 and Brown County, Indiana 1848 (Brown County formed in 1836). These two must be the same person.

 

 

 

Reason Renna Rennes Brummott

Follow me into the land of tinfoil hat genealogy (if I waited until I had real genealogy breakthroughs this blog would be completely dead).

In searching for William Brummett I have seen many trees with his father listed as either Reason or Renna Brummett.  These are strange names, but considering some people opened the bible and pointed to a word to name their children it’s not too much of a stretch.  I thought either one of the names was wrong or they were two different people.

I’ve also seen an internet rumor that Renna’s family originated in Brittany, France so I started thinking maybe his name was René.  Then I found this land document “Earliest Township and Range Public Land Survey, Missouri, 5th Principal Meridian”  with the name Rennes Brummott listed.  That’s another form of René, isn’t it?

Turns out I know nothing about France.  Rennes “is a city in the east of Brittany in northwestern France at the confluence of the Ille and the Vilaine. Rennes is the capital of the region of Brittany, as well as the Ille-et-Vilaine department. [Wikipedia]”  Furthermore, it is pronounced like wren in French and “Roazhon” in Breton! (Reason?)

Rennes Brummott

I’ve either figured out the origin of the internet rumor or stumbled across mind-blowing information.  If it’s the origin of the rumor though, I don’t know how the person who made up the name Reason Brummett would know that is how Rennes is pronounced in Breton.  How many people still speak Breton?

Happy New Year!

 

Thomas Benton Brummett

Or however his last name is spelled.  I copied and pasted this paragraph from a post I made elsewhere.  Thanks to Ancestry.com users momworldorder and margos1776 for sharing their lovely family photos.

This is Beatrice Ortega. Her maternal grandmother was Mary Ann Brummett of Livingston County, Missouri. The gentleman is Thomas Benton Brummett, one of the few Brummetts I have seen a picture of so far. I’m sure I’m researching the correct family because of their similarities! Thomas Benton Brummett was Beatrice Ortega’s maternal grand-uncle. It was because Thomas named one of his daughters Sarah Evans Brummett in honor of his mother that I was able to confirm Sarah Evans as my 5th great grandmother. He’s one of those ancestors who stands out; I think he wanted us to know of him and his family and I’m very grateful for it.

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April Sauceda AncestryDNA Family Tree

Santa My mom, April Sauceda, agreed to do yet another DNA test as a Christmas gift this year!  Here’s her family tree.  I purposefully attached National Geographic Genographic Project’s image of the cute little girl with the skis to everyone like Thomas Benton Brummit who should be our mtDNA matches so people would be like, “Whaaaat?!” and stop to look.  #trainwreckgenealogy