When we turn our hearts to our ancestors, something changes inside of us. We feel part of something greater than ourselves~Russell M. Nelson

Thursday, March 5, 2015

52 Ancestors Week 9-There's No Place Like Home


  There is something wonderful about walking where your ancestor's walked and imagining the stories that played out in their homes.
 The following pictures of where some of my ancestors lived during their life's journey are the subject of my contribution to Week 9 of the  52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks 2105 Challenge.



Baker Home
Sumter County, South Carolina  1930's
©Cheri Hudson Passey

Baker Home
As it is today
©Cheri Hudson Passey



Daughrity Family Land
Church St., Sumter, Sumter, South Carolina
©Cheri Hudson Passey
       From the mid 1900's to the late 1940's, this land was the home of the Daughrity family. The home burned and the land was donated to the City of Sumter and is now used as a park.




                                         
Two of the Columbia, Richland, South Carolina homes lived in the 1950's by my Dad's family.




        Springbank Plantation
 Williamsburg County, South Carolina
©Cheri Hudson Passey

Built in the late 1700's, Springbank Plantation was the home to the Epps, McElveen and Smith families until the early 1900's. The home has been rebuilt and remodeled and is now a retreat.

Unknown Family Photo
©Cheri Hudson Passey

This photo may have been taken in Clarendon County, South Carolina and be of the Hudson or Flemming family.

Eargle Cabin
Aiken, South Carolina
©Cheri Hudson Passey
The Eargle Cabin was built in 1808 near the Edisto River in Aiken County, South Carolina. It was moved in the mid 1930's and is now a historical site in the city of Aiken.


Roberts Home 1949
 Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina
©Cheri Hudson Passey
 The Roberts home is still lived in by a member of the family.

Sullivan Home
1958
Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina
©Cheri Hudson Passey
  Built by my Grandparents in the mid 1950's this was "home" for most of my life. Mom and I came home from the hospital when I was born to this house while we waited for Dad to finish Basic Training in the USAF. The year Dad spent in Viet Nam was made bearable by living in this home. Memories of vacations, holidays and birthdays were created in this special place.
 My Grandparents are now gone and the house belongs to someone else. When I visit Camden, I still drive by, take a look and remember. There's no place like home.

Are we kin? Please contact me. Together we can find our people.
Thanks so much for stopping by!




4 comments:

  1. Loved this tour. It's fun to compare photos then and now. And it's really cool that one of your family homes is now a historical site.

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    1. Thanks, Wendy! I love these pictures. I haven't visited the cabin yet but hope to do so soon! I appreciate you reading the post and you taking the time to comment!!

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  2. Great photos. It is always nice seeing where you family lived.

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    1. I really get caught up with wondering what life was like for them living there. Trying to collect as many pictures as I can of those that are still standing. Thanks so much for reading my post and taking the time to comment, Bernita!

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