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, January 26, 2014

This Week On My Family HIstory


 An empty calendar this week. Do we share ancestors? Do you know an anniversary of a birth, death or marriage date that should be on the calendar?
Please contact me! I would love to share information with you!

©Cheri Hudson Passey

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Treasure Chest Thursday-Pop's WWII New Testament

      A few weeks ago, my kids and I took on the task of cleaning out my parent's attic. My Mom has been asking us for quite a while to get it done before "the ceiling caved in."
 My Dad was in the Air Force and we had moved many times while I was growing up. I figured that since it wasn't like they had lived there all their lives  genealogy treasures wouldn't be found and that the stuff up there was just old clothes and other dusty junk. Most of it would be thrown away or donated.
 That is exactly what we found-until my Mom discovered this buried in a box full of old papers that she was planning on shredding.

Metal Front of WWII New Testament
"May the Lord be with you"
Original Owner: Benjamin Allen Hudson
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 Inside Front Cover WWII New Testament
Original Owner: Benjamin Allen Hudson
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  This is the New Testament that my Paternal Grandfather, Benjamin Allen Hudson (1918-1976), better known to his grandchildren as "Pop", took with him when he left to go overseas and serve during WWII.
The front of this small New Testament is metal, to place in his breast pocket to protect him from being shot.
 Inside the front cover there is a place to fill out the soldiers name, who gave the book and next of kin information.
  Pop's New Testament was given to him by "Mother Baker", who would have been Martha "Mattie" Victoria Baker (1862-1947). Mattie was the maternal Grandmother of  Mary Baker Hudson (1920-2010). 
Mary Hudson, Ben's wife and my Paternal Grandmother, is named as next of kin.
Benjamin Allen Hudson (1918-1976)

What a find! Goes to show that you never know what you might find cleaning out your parents attic!

©Cheri Hudson Passey

Sunday, January 19, 2014

This Week On My Family Calendar

Jan. 19-Jan. 25

Jan. 19-
  The 96th anniversary of the death of my Maternal Great Great Grandfather Manning David Daughrity (1844-1918). He was 73 when he died in Statesburg, Sumter, SC. and is buried in the Sumter City Cemetery in Sumter,SC.

Jan. 20-
 My Maternal 4th Great Grandmother, Martha Parnold Brazell (1795-1876), was born in Richland County, SC, 219 years ago.

Jan. 24-
 Loretta McManus Daughrity, my Maternal Great Grandmother (1894-1936), died 78 years ago in Sumter, SC. Etta was 41 when she died and is buried in the Sumter City Cemetery.

 The 251st anniversary of the birth of my Maternal 5th Great Grandfather, Phillip Roberts (1763-1854).  Phillip was born in Cumberland County, NC.

©Cheri Hudson Passey

Sunday, January 12, 2014

This Week On My Family Calendar

Jan. 12-Jan. 18

Nothing to report on the calendar this week.  
 Are we related? Do you have information about events that should have been listed this week or any other? Please get in touch! I would love to hear from you!

© Cheri Hudson Passey

Sunday, January 5, 2014

This Week On My Family Calendar

Jan. 5-Jan. 11-

Jan. 6-
  The 166th Anniversary of the marriage of my Paternal 3rd Great Grandparents, Benjamin Reese Gibson (1824-1907) and Margaret Canty Walker(1830-1900). Benjamin was about 24 and Margaret about 18 when they married- possibly in Clarendon County, SC.

Jan. 8-
 Margaret Canty Walker Gibson (1830-1900), my Paternal 3rd Great Grandmother died 144 years ago at the age of 70 in her home in Clarendon County, SC.

Jan. 9-
 The 146th Anniversary of the marriage of my Maternal  Great Great Grandparents Manning David Daughrity, Sr. (1844-1918) and Mary Elizabeth Stafford (1843-1930). Manning was 23 and Mary was 25 when they were married in Sumter County, SC.

Jan. 10-
 The 135th Anniversary of the marriage of my Paternal Great Great Grandparents Arthur Wellington Baker (1857-1940) and Martha "Mattie" Victoria Bradford (1952-1947). Arthur was 21 and Mattie was 16 when they married in Sumter County, SC. 

© Cheri Hudson Passey