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, November 24, 2013

This Week On My Family Calendar

Nov. 24-Nov. 30






Nov. 24-

  •   In 1854 my Maternal 5th Great Grandfather, Philip Roberts , II (1783-1854) died at the age of 91 in Harrison County, Ky. His death was 159 years ago.
  •    Ransom Taylor Early (1829-1888), my Paternal Great Great Grandfather died and was buried in Statesville, Iredell, NC. He was 59 years old when he died 125 years ago. The burial took place in the Bethesda Presbyterian Church Cemetery. 

Nov. 29-
  The 242nd anniversary of the marriage of Samuel Cook and Alice Dargan (b.1753).  Samuel and Alice were my Paternal 6th Great Grandparents and may have been married in Sumter County, SC. 

Nov. 30-
 Louvinia Blanche Thames Hudson (1886-1918) , my paternal Great Grandmother died 95 years ago in 1918. Blanche was 32 years old when she died just a week after giving birth to her first child. Her death certificate list complications of child birth as her cause of death. She died in Clarendon County, SC and is buried there in Home Branch Cemetery.


©Cheri Hudson Passey

Sunday, November 17, 2013

This Week On My Family Calendar

Nov. 17-Nov. 23-




Nov. 18
 William A. Martin (1813-1887), my Paternal 3rd Great Grandfather, died 126 years ago at the age of 74. He died in Statesville, Iredell County, NC and is buried in Bethesda Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Nov. 22
   The 95th birthday of my Paternal Grandfather Benjamin Allen Hudson (1918-1976). Pop, as we called him, was born in Clarendon County, SC in 1918.

Nov. 23

  •   My Paternal Great Great Grandmother, Ellen Caroline Martin Early (1850-1926), died 87 years ago at the age of 76. She died in Columbia, Richland County, SC and was buried in Bethesda Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Statesville, Irdell County, NC.
  • The 193rd wedding anniversary of my Paternal 4th Great Grandparents John Milton Dargan (1799-1847) and Emily Elizabeth Vaughn (1797-1865). They were married in 1820 in Sumter County, SC. John was 20 and Emily was 23.

 © Cheri Hudson Passey

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Treasure Chest Thursday- Gilbert Robert's WWII Draft Registration Card

Gilbert Ernest Roberts
(1920-1944)
© Cheri Hudson Passey


  During the process of creating a Honor Roll Page page for my Grandfather, Gilbert Ernest Roberts,Sr. (1920-1944), I decided to do a search on Fold3.com to see if there were any records added since the last time I had searched.
 To my surprise I found this WWII Draft Registration Card. Gilbert and my Grandmother, Azile Daughrity Roberts (1921-2009), were living in Charlotte, NC where he was working at Highland Park Mill.  He was 21 years old.


WWII Registration Card for Gilbert Ernest Roberts Pg.1
 Fold3.com inage

 Although I already knew most of the information on this side of the card, it was fun to see my Grandparent's address as it is different from others that I have for them in Charlotte. My Grandfather Gilbert's signature on the bottom of the page touched my heart.
 I have many of Gilbert's military documents and some of the letters that he sent to family members as he served in the war so I have seen his signature before, but since I never knew him, I love seeing anything that he personally held in his hands.

WWII Draft Registration Card for Gilbert Ernest Roberts Pg. 2
Fold3.com image

  The second image has new information. It has a physical description of my Grandfather. I have a lot of pictures of him, but they are in black and white so it was fun to learn his height and weight and his eye and hair color! The date on the record means that at the time of his registering for the Draft, my Grandmother was just a few months pregnant with my Mom.
 More information to piece together the life of a man that my Mom and I never knew.
 Finding this document made me realize again how important is it to go back and check sites that you have already searched. New data bases and better indexes are added every day. You never know when a treasure may be found!

© Cheri Hudson Passey


Monday, November 11, 2013

The Honor Wall-Remembering My Grandfather

Happy Veteran's Day!
 I have been working on making pages on the Fold3.com Honor Wall for the Veterans in my family.
Today I would like to share the one I have started for my Grandfather. He served in the Army during WWII and was killed during the Battle of Peleliu in 1944.

To get to his page please click on this link: Gilbert Ernest Roberts





© Cheri Hudson Passey

Sunday, November 10, 2013

This Week On My Family Calendar

Nov. 10-Nov. 16





Nov. 14 
 The 110th death anniversary of my Maternal Great Great Grandmother Francis "Fannie" Virginia McRady McManus.  Fannie died on this day in 1903 at the age of 47 in Sumter County, SC.

©Cheri Hudson Passey

Sunday, November 3, 2013

This Week On My Family History Calendar

Nov.3-Nov.9

Nothing on my Calendar for this week. Any cousins out there who know something that should be on the calendar ,please let me know!