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, September 29, 2013

This Week On My Family History Calendar

Sept. 29-Oct. 5

Oct. 2
  Frances "Fannie" Virginia McRady McManus was born 167 years ago. She was born in Sumter County, SC. and was my 2nd Great Grandmother.

© Cheri Hudson Passey

Sentimental Sunday~David and Etta's Favorite Hymns

  The other day I received this Facebook message from my Mom's first cousin:

" Mom had told me that David's favorite hymn was Nailed Scarred Hands and Loretta's was Face to Face.."

This cousin's Mom and my Grandmother were sisters. David and Loretta were their parents, my Great Grandparents.
 How fun to have such personal information about them!
 I never knew Manning David Daughrity and Loretta McManus Daughrity. They died when my Grandmother was a teenager. She told me what she could about them but I had never heard about their favorite hymns.  I don't know if it is something that she knew.

Manning David Daughrity
© Cheri Hudson Passey

David's Favorite Hymn: Nail Scarred Hands

Loreetta "Etta" McManus Daughrity
© Cheri Hudson Passey

Etta's Favorite Hymn: Face to Face


 A little window into their lives to help me get to know them. I love genealogy and family history! It's about so much more than just names and dates!

© Cheri Hudson Passey

Sunday, September 22, 2013

This Week On My Family Calendar

Sept. 22-Sept. 28

Sept. 24
 Manning David Daughrity, Sr., my 2nd Maternal Great- Grandfather, would be 169 years old . He was born in Sumter County, SC in 1844.

Sept. 27
 The 137th anniversary of the death of my Paternal 3rd Great-Grandmother. Matilda C. Martin died in Statesville, Iredell, NC. in 1876.

©Cheri Hudson Passey

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tombstone Tuesday-Relocated Graves

George Phillip Roberts and wife Hattie Brazell Roberts

Headstone of George and Hattie Roberts
Original picture owned by Cheri Hudson Passey
© Cheri Hudson Passey

 My Great Great Grandparents, George and Hattie Roberts were originally buried on property that is now owned by Fr.Jackson, Richland, SC.
 In 1941 the government bought a large parcel of land from local residents in order to enlarge the Army Base.  Many graves were relocated.  
    George and Hattie Brazell Roberts are now buried in the Macedonia Baptist Church Cemetery in Columbia, Richland ,SC.

© Cheri Hudson Passey

Sunday, September 15, 2013

This Week On My Family Calendar-Nada!

Sept. 15-Sept. 21

 The calendar is empty for this week. If you know something about one of my ancestors that should be one this calendar please let me know!

© Cheri Hudson Passey

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Some Semi-Random Research~This Week's SNGF

  Randy Seaver from Genea-Musings has issued this Saturday Night Genealogy Fun mission ~

1)  We're going to do a little bit of Semi-Random Research tonight...what is your first name? [This is the easy part!]

2)  Go to your family tree database of choice (you know, like RootsMagic, Reunion, Ancestry Member Tree), and determine who the first person in your alphabetical name index is with a surname starting with the first two letters of your first name (e.g., my first name is RAndall, so I'm looking for the first person with a surname starting with RA).  [If there are no surnames with those first two letters, take the surname after that letter combination.]

3)  What do you know about this person based on your research?  It's OK to do more if you need to - in fact, it's encouraged!

4)  How are you related to this person, and why is s/he in your family tree?

5)  Tell us about it in a blog post of your own, in a comment to this blog post, or in a Facebook Status post or Google+ Stream post.

My results~
1) My first name is Cheri
2) I looked in my Legacy surname index for the first person whose surname started with CH and came up with George Chandler who died in Darlington County, SC about 1820.
3)  What do I know about him? Not much! I have been told that he married Margaret Hawthorn.  I descend from their daughter Margaret Elizabeth Chandler.
4) George Chandler was my paternal 5th Great Grandfather and the end of the line for this family.
 I haven't worked on this line for quite a while. I decided to so some searches on Google and on Ancestry.com.  I was able to find someone who is researching the Chandlers  and may have information on George and his family.  Hopefully I will get a response to the message I sent asking for help.
Thanks Randy for this mission tonight. I don't know when I would get back to researching the Chandlers without it!

 © Cheri Hudson Passey

Sibling Saturday-Cousin Bait Reels In Another Catch!

        Last week I received an email from a member of my Roberts family. My blog was found during a search of a common ancestor and this cousin wanted to connect!

Four of the Roberts Brothers
Verdy,Walter,William and George
© Cheri Hudson Passey

    My newly found cousin's Grandfather Walter Roberts (1896-1983)-and my Great Grandfather William Roberts (1894-1959) were brothers. They were the sons of George Philip Roberts (1856-1930) and Hattie Brazell Roberts (1870-1927) from Richland County, SC.
  We have already begun sharing information. Thanks for finding me cuz! Can't wait to see what we can discover together!

 ©Cheri Hudson Passey

Sunday, September 8, 2013

This Week On My Family History Calendar

Sept 8-Sept. 14

  • Sept. 9

 Thomas Mcrady, my 3rd Great Grandfather, would be celebrating his 192nd birthday. He was born in 1821 possibly in Sumter District, S.C.

  • Sept. 13
The Death Anniversary of my 2nd Great Grandfather William A. McManus.  He died in 1914 in Sumter County, S.C. at the age of 60.

© Cheri Hudson Passey

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Back To School Pictures-Could This Be Etta's?

All the back to school pictures that have been posted in the last few weeks as everyone's children headed off to school got me thinking about this picture.

Etta McManus Daughrity  (1894-1936)
© Cheri Hudson Passey

       This is my Great Grandmother Loretta "Etta" McManus Daughrity.
She looks to be about 4 or so. Perhaps this her "First Day of School" picture.

©Cheri Hudson Passey

Sunday, September 1, 2013

This Week On My Family History Calendar:

Sept.1-Sept. 7


Sept. 4-
   The 161st anniversary of the death of my 4th Great Grandfather Philip RobertIs III. He was born in Kershaw County, SC in 1798 and died at age 54 in Richland County, SC in 1852.

©Cheri Hudson Passey