Carolina Girl Genealogy

Researching My Southern Roots

"Who are their People? My grandmother used to ask me this whenever we discussed anyone. She wanted to know family connections.
Like her I want to know "My People". This blog is about that discovery.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

This Week On my Family History Calendar

July 26-August 1

 July 29~
   Thomas McCrady (1821-1896), my paternal 3rd Great Grandfather, died 119 years ago at the age of 74 in the Pisgah Community of Sumter County, South Carolina. Thomas' obituary calls him an "old and highly esteemed citizen". Burial was in the Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery.

Aug. 1~
  My maternal Great Great Grandmother, Bessie Mae (Eargle) Price (1878-1943), died 72 years ago in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina. Bessie was 65 when she died as a result of heart disease. She was buried in Graniteville Cemetery, Graniteville, Aiken, South Carolina.

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Friday, July 24, 2015

52 Ancestors Week 29-Musically Inclined

 Week 29 of 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks 2015 Edition by Amy Johnson Crow asks, "Which Ancestor was a musician?".
     Several members of my family tree had musical ability.
     Great Grandmother Loretta (McManus) Daughrity (1894-1936) played the piano, Great Uncle Arthur Daughrity (1875-1935) loved to sing, Gilbert Ernest Roberts (1920-1944), my Grandfather played the guitar.
  The ancestor that I was fortunate to be able to witness their love of music was my paternal Grandmother, Mary Baker Hudson (1920-2010). Mimi, as I called her loved to play the piano. She played by ear. That always amazed me. Having taken years of piano lessons, I couldn't get over the fact that she could just hear a song and then play it. Beautifully.
     This picture was taken on a visit from Mimi to our home. She joins my brother and I as we enjoy time together entertaining the family.

Mary Baker Hudson
©Cheri Hudson Passey
               Such a precious memory! Do you have ancestors who were musically inclined? I'd love to hear about them.

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Sunday, July 19, 2015

This Week On My Family History Calendar

July 19-July 25

July 22~
 My paternal Step-Great Grandmother, Margaret Annie (Thames) Hudson (1875-July 22, 1960) died 55 years ago in Manning, Clarendon, South Carolina. She was 84 years old and according to her obituary, died in the hospital "after a long period of failing health".  Annie was buried in the Home Branch Church Cemetery, Paxville, Clarendon, South Carolina.

July 23~
  Thomas Philip Roberts (1830-1893), my maternal 3rd great grandfather was born 185 years ago on this day. Thomas was born in Richland County, South Carolina to Philip Roberts (1798-1852) and Mary Ann (Evans) Roberts (1800-after 1870).

July 25~
  The 241st birthday of my 5th paternal Great Grandmother, Alice (Cook) Vaughn (1774-1859). Her parents were Samuel Cook and Alice (Dargan) Cook. She lived most of her life in the Sumter County, South Carolina area and may have been born there.

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