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

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

52 Ancestors Week 24-Heirlooms~Treasures to Me

   Heirlooms is the topic for this week's blog post for 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks 2015 Edition from Amy Johnson Crow. 
   I have been able to collect items from my family lines and feel fortunate to be able to have something that once belonged to them.
 Here are just a few.

  The telegram announcing the death of my maternal Grandfather, Gilbert Ernest Roberts, (1920-1944) during WWII.


    
  One of the several letters written by my maternal Great Great Grandfather, William A. McManus (1854-1914)  to his daughter, my Great Grandmother, Loretta (McManus) Daughrity (1894-1936), in 1914.


   A Bible that belonged to my paternal Great Aunt, Kathryn "Kate" (Baker) Ryan (1898-1987). Inside were many newspaper clippings of births, deaths and weddings for friends and family. Written in the margins and on blank pages are notes and thoughts about events occurring in her life.

 This doll belonged to my Grandmother, Azile Juanita (Daughrity) Roberts Sullivan (1921-2009). It was given to her by her father, Manning David Daughrity, Jr. (1889-1931)


 My paternal Great Grandfather, John McSwain Hudson (1880-1961) owned this piece of furniture. 

   One of the yearbooks from my collection. This 1941 Gold and Black Annual from Camden High School, Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina belonged to my maternal Step Grandfather, Francis "Frank" Emerson Sullivan, Jr



   This ring was given to my paternal Grandmother, Mary (Baker) Hudson  (1920-2010)by her son, my father, John Allen Hudson.  In my memories, it was always on her finger. 



  Another Bible from my collection. This one with a metal protective cover belonged to my paternal Grandfather, Benjamin Allen Hudson (1918-1976). It was given to him by his wife's grandmother when he left for sevice in WWII. 

   These are just some of the items that I have been able to collect over the years. These treasures help me to understand more about my ancestors.
 What heirlooms do you have? 

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




14 comments:

  1. Hi Cheri. Enjoyed seeing and reading about your treasures. Regards, Terri

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    1. Thanks,Teresa! So much fun to have them. I appreciate you reading my post and taking the time to leave a comment!

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  2. Very interesting keepsakes. I inherited a necklace of my grandmother's with opals, which I love. I've never seen a metal cover on a Bible before, very cool.

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  3. There is something extra special about having things or seeing things that they had and knowing that they once used those things. You are so lucky to have those things!

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    1. Thanks, Michelle! I love having them. Makes the people I am researching more real. I appreciate you reaching my post and leaving a comment!

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    2. Thanks, Michelle! I love having them. Makes the people I am researching more real. I appreciate you reaching my post and leaving a comment!

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  4. These truly are wonderful treasures Cheri!

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  5. Cheri,

    I want to let you know that your blog post is listed in today's Fab Finds post at http://janasgenealogyandfamilyhistory.blogspot.com/2015/06/follow-friday-fab-finds-for-june-19-2015.html

    Have a great weekend!

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  6. Wonderful treasures! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to read my post!

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  7. A delightful collection. Good that you are letting people know who they once belonged to so future generations will know how special they are.

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    1. Thanks, Colleen. By posting this, I learned that my Dad actually took his father's WWII Bible with him when he served in Viet Nam. Love that he did that!

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