Carolina Girl Genealogy

Researching My Southern Roots

"Who were their people? My grandmother used to ask. She wanted to know family connections.
Like her, I want to know "My People". This blog is about that discovery and helping others discover theirs.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Wednesday's Children~The Two Nellies

Nelly Pearl Booth the Granddaughter of my maternal Great Great Grandparents, Bertrand Campbell Price (1876-after 1922) and Bessie Mae (Eargle) Price (1878-1943) only lived 55 days. She died from acute allergic colitis as a result of poor feeding and was buried in Graniteville Cemetery, Aiken, South Carolina.

Nellie Pearl Booth
Graniteville Cemetery, Graniteville,Aiken, South Carolina
©Cheri Hudson Passey
Nellie Pearl Booth Death Certificate

What could cause an infant to die of malnutrition in 1927? 
The death of her mother. 

Nellie Pearl (Price) Booth
Graniteville Cemetery,Graniteville, Aiken, South Carolina
©Cheri Hudson Passey

 Nellie Pearl (Price) Booth (1910-1927) died from Eclampsia not long after giving birth to her namesake. She was only 16 years old. To be more specific, her death certificate says she was 16 years, 4 months and 17 days.
A child having a child. 

Nellie Pearl (Price) Booth Death Certificate

Infant, Nellie, couldn't survive without the nourishment from her mother. Was she not able to digest the milk they were trying to feed her? Perhaps she was too weak from her birth. She may have been born early due to her mother's Eclampsia. 
There must have been so much sorrow with both losses.

Burial Plot for Mother and Daughter
Graniteville Cemetery, Graniteville, Aiken, South Carolina
©Cheri Hudson Passey

  This Wednesday two Nellies are being remembered.
A child bride and her child.

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Sunday, May 22, 2016

This Week On My Family History Calendar

May 22-28


May 22~
  My paternal Great Grandfather, Jubal Ransom Early (1888-1964) was born in Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina 128 years ago. He was the son of Ransom Taylor Early (1829-1888) and Ellen Caroline (Martin) Early (1850-1926).
Jubal Ransom Early (?)

This picture is said to possibly be of Jubal Ransom Early. Any information to help confirm the identification of the man in this photo would be appreciated!

May 24~
Benjamin Thomas Thames (1854-1931), my paternal Great Great Grandfather, was born 162 years ago in Clarendon County, South Carolina. He was the son of Thomas Lemuel Thames (1827-1863) and Rebecca Hannah (Stukes) Thames (1830-1870).

Benjamin Thomas Thames
About 1910
©Cheri Hudson Passey

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Celebration Sunday~Genealogy Happy Dance!

You know the dance. You know you've done it. The one every researcher does after finding something new. The one where you want to jump up and down and shout to everyone around that you found the document, contacted a cousin who has the family Bible, made a DNA connection or found a whole new branch to your tree. The one that is met with glazed stares and eye rolls.
                                                          Celebration Sunday is a place to share your discoveries. 
This is a weekly series to enable everyone to tell about their Genealogy Happy Dance moment. This can be done by scrolling down and adding your story to the comments section. You may also put a link to a blog post.

                                                                           Let's celebrate and dance together.

                                                                                A No Eye Rolling Zone!

My Happy Dance This Week: 
Season 3 of Genealogy Road Show began on Tuesday. I love this show and seeing the joy in people's faces as they learn about their ancestors. Celebrating the return of one of my favorite shows had me doing that Happy Dance! What got you dancing this week?
Take a minute and share so we can all dance with you!
                                                                                           Share your discovery!
                                                                                   Let the dancing commence!

Are we kin? Please contact me. Together we can find our people.
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