When we turn our hearts to our ancestors, something changes inside of us. We feel part of something greater than ourselves~Russell M. Nelson

Sunday, July 16, 2017

This Week On My Family History Calendar


July 19~
 Margaret Frances "Fanny" (Gibson) Thames (1854-1929), my paternal great great grandmother, died 87 years ago in Clarendon County, South Carolina. Fannie died from stomach cancer and was buried in Home Branch Cemetery in Paxville.

Margaret Frances (Gibson) Thames
Headstone
Home Branch Cemetery
Paxville, Clarendon, South Carolina
©Cheri Hudson Passey

July 22~
 Margaret Ann (Thames) Hudson (1875-1960), my paternal great aunt and step great grandmother, died 57 years ago on her 84th birthday. Annie died in Manning, Clarendon, South Carolina and was buried in the Home Branch Cemetery in Paxville.  Annie was born in Clarendon County, South Carolina and was the daughter of Benjamin Thomas Thames (1854-1931) and Margaret Frances "Fannie" (Gibson) Thames (1854-1929).



Margaret Ann (Thames) Hudson
Headstone
Home Branch Cemetery
Paxville, South Carolina
©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.


                                                                 
My Happy Dance This Week: I can't say I really had a Happy Dance moment this week. Most of it was spent organizing and analyzing the things found on my archive trip last week. Although, anytime I can work on my family history is a time to celebrate! 
                                                                                     
      Share your discovery!
                                                                                   Let the dancing commence!


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Looking forward to reading about your Happy Dance moment!
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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Randy Seaver's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun~Longest Line of Ancestral Tombstones

This week on his blog Genea-Musings, Randy Seaver gives the challenge to determine and share our longest line of ancestral tombstones.

My longest unbroken line is on my paternal side.
1-My grandfather Benjamin Allen Hudson (1918-1976) buried in the Sumter City Cemetery, Sumter, South Carolina.



2-His father, my great grandfather, John McSwain Hudson (1880-1961) buried in Home Branch Cemetery, Paxville, Clarendon, South Carolina.





3-John's mother, my great great grandmother, Sarah Rebecca (Smith) Flemming Hudson (1835-1916) buried in Midway Presbyterian Church Cemetery, New Zion,  Clarendon, South Carolina.

©Cheri Hudson Passey


4-Sarah's mother, my 3rd great grandmother, Martha Julia (Epps) Smith (1808-1854) buried in McElveen Cemetery, Williamsburg County, South Carolina.



And ending with:
5- Martha's mother, my 4th great grandmother, Martha Elvira (Frierson) Epps (1783-1853) buried in Epps Cemetery, Williamsburg County, South Carolina.


Five generations of tombstones on my paternal side.
How many do you have on either of your lines? 

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