My Missouri First Families certificate for Sarah Evans and William Brummet from the Missouri State Genealogical Association came in today! As I’ve mentioned before, Sarah Evans had a sister, Nancy Evans, who married Elijah Gumbs Boon. Their descendants would be eligible for the same certificate if any cousins are interested in pursuing it. Also, obligatory link to the Mothers of Missouri DNA Project (MoM).
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.
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
I started a new mitochondrial DNA project at Family Tree DNA, Mothers of Missouri. The only qualification necessary is that someone on your direct maternal line (this ancestor can only be a woman) started a family in Missouri at some point. That’s it. Boom. Join me. Open to men and women.
I submitted a new project proposal a while back. The website said I would hear from FTDNA within 7 business days. The self-doubter that I am, I thought maybe my project was so outlandish that they didn’t bother getting back to me. I decided to go another route and hire a professional genealogist instead. I was surprised to get an email on Wednesday September 30th, “My apologies for the delay in reviewing your project application, we have been a bit backlogged lately. We have approved your application for the Mothers of Missouri Project.” !!!
This project is open to anyone (male and female) who can trace their maternal line to Missouri.
The goal of this project is to identify the maternal lineages of the people of Missouri past and present. Participants are encouraged to share names, information, and pictures (if possible) of their Missouri maternal ancestors to aid our collaboration. Posts to the group, photos, and comments are only available to members of this project.
Maternal line ancestry can be so difficult to research, particularly because of changing family names every generation. Pairing knowledge of our ancestors’geographical locations along with genetic evidence gives us an edge in identifying families and clusters of related individuals. With that in mind, I started this project to hopefully one day provide Missouri researchers a catalog of Missouri maternal lineages.
The professional genealogist I am working with, Ms.Deborah, sent me a list of questions for clarification in my search for the parents of Sarah Evans (Sarah Jane Taylor’s maternal grandmother) and I thought our correspondence would make a great review of the information we have so far. I began with an email from the top of my head to inform Ms. Deborah of what I know:
“My ancestor James Taylor was the father of my 3rd great grandmother Sarah Jane Taylor. For years I struggled to find her father because her death certificate said he was John Taylor from Iola, Kansas [Edit: this info was wrong, her DC clearly states James was her father]. Long story short, one day I finally found a book with some information about him including the name of his first wife who was Sarah Jane’s mother, Mary Ann Brummitt.
Sarah Evans’ and William Brummett’s children were:
Mary Ann married Taylor born about 1831
Eliza Jane married Wilson 1833-1885
Susan Francis married Karr 1836-1912
Henry Clark Brummitt 1837-1907
James Brummitt 1840-?
William W. Brummett 1843-1903
Elijah Brumet 1845-?
John Brummett 1847-1914
Thomas Benton Brummitt (who had a daughter he named Sarah Evans Brummit, so sweet) 1849-1933
Sarah F. married Rusler 1852-1919
I ordered the Family Group Sheet from Yates publishing against my better judgement, but didn’t really learn anything new. I didn’t write to any of the people who submitted because I figured by now they probably don’t live at those addresses anymore.
Additionally, I have my mother’s DNA with 23andMe and mine and my grandmother’s at Family Tree DNA, autosomal and mitochondrial. I have enclosed her mitochondrial match and ancestral match list just so you can get an idea of how frustrated I am. I think mitochondrial DNA could really help me out if I could identify who Sarah Evans’ mother may have been and worked forward to a living maternal descendant.”
Some say North Carolina, others say Virginia. One record even says Missouri. I’m not sure which to choose. The Livingston County, Missouri 1850 census says William Brumet was from Virginia and Sarah Evans was from North Carolina.