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, June 29, 2014

This Week On My Family History Calendar

June 29-July 5






Nothing on the calendar this week! Do you know something that should be?


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Sunday, June 22, 2014

This Week On My Family History Calendar

June 22-28




June 28~
  The 190th birthday anniversary of my paternal 3rd Great Grandfather, Alpheus J. Baker (1824-1917).  Alpheus was born in the Sumter District of SC to Jesse Hinton Baker (1795-1866) Nancy Ellen Wilder (1795-1839).

  William Treadford Roberts (1894-1959) and Beulah Mae Price (1897-1980), my maternal Great Grandparents were married 100 years ago in Columbia, Richland,SC.


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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Wedding Wednesday~100 Years!

        On June 28, 1914, my maternal Great Grandparents were married in Columbia, Richland County,SC. They would be celebrating 100 years on Saturday!
 I am fortunate to have a picture of William Treadford Roberts (1894-1959) and his bride Beulah Mae Price (1897-1980) on their wedding day.


William Treadford Roberts and Beulah Mae Price Roberts
Wedding Day
28 June, 1914
©Cheri Hudson Passey


 Family lore says that Beulah's parents, Bertrand Campbell Price (1876-unknown) and Bessie Mae Eargle (1884-1943)  did not want her to marry William because she was only 17.
  Determined to marry him in spite of their disapproval, Beulah put her wedding dress on under her everyday clothes, distracted her mother by making her baby brother cry, and ran off to meet William.
 They were married for almost 45 years before William's death in 1959 and were the parents of 12 children.

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

This Week On My Family Calendar

June 15-JuneJune 21




June 16~
 Sarah Rebecca Smith Flemming Hudson (1835-1916), my paternal Great Great Grandnother, would be 125. Sarah was born in the Sumter District of SC to Henry John Smith (1807-1849) and Martha Julia Epps (1808-1854).

June 17~
  My maternal Great Grandfather, Manning David Daughrity ( 1889-1931), was born 125 years ago in Sumter County,SC. David was the son of Manning David Daughrity (1844-1918) and Mary Elizabeth Stafford (1884-1930).


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Sunday, June 8, 2014

This Week On My Family History Calendar

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June 11~
  My paternal Great Great Grandmother Martha "Mattie" Victoria Bradford Baker (1862-1947) was born in Privateer Township, Sumter County, SC 152 years ago.  Her parents were Samuel J. Bradford II (1815-1875) and Mary Alice Dargan (1825-1875).

 Jubal Ransom Early (1888-1964) and Emma Ruth Baker (1901-1993), my paternal Great Grandparents were married in Sumter County,SC 92 years ago. They were later divorced.

June 12~
  The death anniversary of my maternal Great Grandfather, Manning David Daughrity,Jr. (1889-1991).  David died 83 years ago in Sumter, Sumter, SC. He is buried in the Sumter City Cemetery. 

 William Treadford Roberts (1884-1959), my maternal Great Grandfather died from a heart attack, 55 years ago in Canden, Kershaw, SC. He is buried in Quaker Cemetery in Camden,Kershaw,SC.

June 13~
My maternal Grandmother Azile Juanita Daughrity Roberts Sullivan (1921-2009) died 5 years ago. Azile died from complications due to Alzheimer's disease and is buried in Quaker Cemetery, Camden, Kershaw, SC.

 Martha Mathis Dorrity (1820-1905), my maternal 3rd Great Grandmother was born in Sumter County,SC 194 years ago. 


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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday~Fallen, Cracked & Worn

   A visit to McElveen Cemetery in Williamsburg County,SC, in search of my Smith family, resulted in discovering the unfortunate state of the  headstone of my third Great Grandmother, Martha Julia Epps Smith (1808-1954).


Grave of Martha Julia Epps Smith
McElveen Cemetery, Williamsburg,SC
©Cheri Hudson Passey

 The headstone is laying on the ground and is cracked and worn.


Headstone of Martha Julia Epps Smith
McElveen Cemetery, Williamsburg,SC
©Cheri Hudson Passey


                                               Although hard to read, the inscription says:
                                            
                                                                                             Mrs. Martha Smith
                                                                                              consort of H.J. Smith
                                                                                              who departed this life
                                                       13 July 1854 aged 46 years, 6 months, 11 days



    Martha was a wife, daughter, sister and mother of 13. Sad to see her headstone, the last tribute to her life in such a bad state.
  Can it or should it be repaired? That is a question mulling around in my mind. 
 There are many descendants of Martha and her husband Henry J. Smith (1807-1849). Perhaps we can come together and find an answer.


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Sunday, June 1, 2014

This Week On My Family History Calendar

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June 4~
  My Maternal Great Great Grandfather, William Amos McManus
(1854-1914), was born 160 years ago possibly in Sumter County, South Carolina. As of now his parents are unknown.


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