Genealogy

Mom’s Shared Ancestor Hints and NADs

Because I should probably write something every once in a while.

She has 11 Shared Ancestor Hints:

  • Two share Candelario Garza Martinez and Felicitas Cantú
    • Candelario Garza Martinez born about 1834 in Santiago, Nuevo León, Mexico to Froilan de la Garza and Rita Martinez
    • We don’t know when or where Felicitas Cantú was born, but the couple ended up in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, Mexico as seen on my ancestor Francisca Garza’s baptism record.
    • One match is a known cousin, the other through the couple’s daughter, Candelaria Garza.
  • Three share Maria Guadalupe Martín, and only Maria Guadalupe Martín because each is listed with a different husband and children.
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In our tree: This is from the book New Mexico Marriages, Santa Fe, St. Francis Church/Cathedral January 1858 to October 1889 published by the Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico 2002.  It shows Manuel Urioste’s wife Maria Guadalupe Martín has died so he goes on to marry Maria Felipe Montoya.  Manuel Urioste and Maria Guadalupe Martín’s sons Feliz Urioste and Aniceto Urioste were the witnesses.

New Mexico Marriages, Santa Fe, St. Francis Church/Cathedral January 1858 to October 1889 a publication by the Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico 2002.

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My son and I in front of St. Francis Cathedral in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 2016
  • FINALLY one descendant of William Brummet and Sarah Evans through their daughter Susan Frances Brummitt.
    • Susan Frances Brummitt was born 1836 in Grundy County, Missouri and married John William Karr in 1857.
  • Two share Juan Ygnacio Armijo and Maria Eulalia Sandoval
    • We don’t know where Juan Ygnacio Armijo or Maria Eulalia Sandoval were born, but their son (our ancestor) Ruperto Armijo was born in 1826 in Pena Blanca, Sandoval County, New Mexico.
    • One match is through their son Antonio Armijo born about 1834, the other is through their daughter Maria Estefanita Armijo born about 1822.
  • The last three have private trees so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Mom is up to three New Ancestor Discoveries who I thought maybe could bee in-laws but so far I haven’t been able to place them.

  • Richard Scott and Rebecca Ann Cooper
    • Richard Scott was born in 1807 in Virginia.
    • He married Rebecca Ann Cooper in Virginia 1838.
  • James Harris born about 1811 in Bedford County, Virginia [ Virginia, Deaths and Burials Index, 1853-1917 on Ancestry]

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Genealogy

Something I didn’t know

Interesting!  You can check out The Genealogy of Mexico DNA Project here.  I’m somewhat lost as to where to start so if anyone has any reading recommendations they would be much appreciated.  I feel like I know nothing of Texas, Nuevo Leon, and Tamaulipas.

That explains all those Garza family matches.
That explains all those Garza family matches.
Genealogy

The Garza Sauceda Men

Here is a picture of my grandfather Bernardo Garza Sauceda’s brothers.  They were from Tyler, Smith County, Texas.

Paulino Garza Sauceda in the baseball uniform, with brother Cruz Garza Sauceda.
Grandpa Berdardo Garza Sauceda
This is Paul’s obituary which does not mention time in the armed services, but the man in the first picture looks like this to me.
Not sure who these people are, but it’s the same side of the family.

I think there’s quite the resemblance between my grandfather’s brother Paulino Garza Sauceda and my mom.  Inheritance is fascinating.
For fun, my mom's Sauceda/Saucedo autosomal matches
For fun, my mom’s Sauceda/Saucedo autosomal matches
My uncle's Y-DNA match at 37 markers.  We think Sancedo may have been an alternate spelling.
My uncle’s Y-DNA match at 37 markers. We think Sancedo may have been an alternate spelling.
A few of my mom's autosomal Garza family matches.
A few of my mom’s autosomal Garza family matches.
A few of my mom's autosomal Cantu family matches.
A few of my mom’s autosomal Cantu family matches.
Genealogy, Immigration

Grandpa Benny’s People

It’s difficult finding information on Grandpa. He didn’t speak English, I don’t speak Spanish. Good times. He had this fun habit of butchering English words, particularly bad words such as motherfucker. He would say “muthafucky” and it is now one of my favorite bad words.  He died when I was 11 and I didn’t take the opportunity to really ask him about his family history.  So when a Family Finder match turned out to be a relative of his I was really happy.  She told me that the family actually goes back to Mexico relatively recently, so I double-checked Grandpa Benny’s mother, a relative I thought was born in Texas and sure enough, she was born in Tamaulipas, Mexico!  I went to the resource FamilySearch (free!) and this is what I found about Grandpa Benny’s mother, Francisca Garza:

Her baptism in 1881
Record of Marriage for her parents, Candelario Garza and Felicitas Cantu
Baptism Record for her father Candelario Garza listing his parents, Froilan de la Garza and Rita Martinez