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, March 10, 2013

Celebrating Women's History- Day 10: Foundation of Faith


 Day 10 of Celebrating Women's History from The Accidental Genealogist asks these questions:


 What role did religion play in your family? How did your female ancestors practice their faith? If they did not, why didn’t they? Did you have any female ancestors who served their churches in some capacity?


 Christianity was,and still is, a very big part of the lives of the woman in my family.This is evident not only by the lives they lead but by the things they left behind.
  I am so blessed to have a collection of old, worn, well read set of Scriptures and Religious Texts. In them are notes and keepsakes from loved ones and friends, along with recorded family information.
  .Bible verses and uplifting poems are cut out from various sources and placed as book marks.  One, when I first opened it, showered down with generations of birth, wedding, and death announcements. 

These were owned by my Great Grandmother Martha Bradford Baker and her daughters  Kate Baker Ryan and Ella Baker Wells.
    


Personal Bible of
 Martha "Mattie" Victoria Bradford Baker
1862-1947
© Cheri Hudson Passey




 Personal Bible of "Auntie Kate"
Kate Baker Ryan
1898-1987
© Cheri Hudson Passey
                                                           




The Words of Jesus
Owned by  Aunt Bess
 Ella Baker Wells
1889-1971
© Cheri Hudson Passey

Personal Bible of
Ella Baker Wells
1889-1971
© Cheri Hudson Passey

                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                 

    Bibles belonging to my Grandmother Azile Daughrity Roberts Sullivan. 

Personal Bible of
 Azile Junita Daughrity
1921-2009
© Cheri Hudson Passey
Personal Bible of
 Azile Daughrity Roberts Sullivan
1921-2009
© Cheri Hudson Passey

                                                                               
      This book called The Story of the Bible was in the home of my Great Grandparents John and Margaret Ann "Annie" Thames.  John had previously been married to Annie's sister  Louvinia Blanche Thames who died in childbirth. It is not known which member of the family it belonged to. 


The Story of the Bible
Owned by the Thhames/Hudson Family
Early 1900's-1960
© Cheri Hudson Passey




 These faithful women set the foundation for generations.






       

1 comment:

  1. What an impressive array of family Bibles -- seven of them (including one Story of the Bible)! These are considered one of the "gold standards" of genealogical information, I believe. (At least, that's what the DAR told me.)

    I love the picture of all the birth, marriage, and death announcements showering out when you opened one of the books. Most of my Southern family felt the same way about their Bibles.

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