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

Friday, March 18, 2016

Friday's Faces From the Past~Mattie

Mattie Baker and Great Grandson John Allen Hudson
©Cheri Hudson Passey

     This picture was taken about 1946 in Sumter County, South Carolina at the Baker family home on Manning Road.
   Martha "Mattie" Victoria (Bradford) Baker was born in Privateer Township, Sumter County, South Carolina to Samuel J. Bradford (1815-1873) and Mary Alice Dargan (1825-1875) on the 11th of June 1862. 
 Mattie grew up with her 8 brothers and sisters on 33 acres where their father was a Planter. Their home was known as " Home Place".

Mattie on left with sister
Sallie Dargan (Bradford) Jervey (1858-1935)
©Cheri Hudson Passey

   Mattie married Arthur Wellington Baker (1857-1940) on 10 January 1879 in Sumter County, South Carolina.  Together they raised 9 children. Arthur was a farmer and in later years managed the Sumter County Poorhouse. 
   Ma-Ma, as her Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren called her was known as a kind, compassionate woman who loved to cook for her family and neighbors. She spent many hours looking after the inmates of the Poor Farm. 
   Mattie Baker died on 20 April 1947 from pneumonia in her home on Manning Road in Sumter County, South Carolina. Her son James and his wife were at her side. She was buried in the Baker plot of the Sumter City Cemetery.

Martha Victoria (Bradford) Baker
©Cheri Hudson Passey
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