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

Monday, November 27, 2017

RootaTech 2018 Pass~And the Winner Is.....



Giving away a free RootsTech pass is always a highlight. Not being able to award one to everyone who enters is hard. I wish I could!

This year by random drawing, the winner of my RootsTech 2018 pass is:

Rebecca Trujillo Batty of West Jordan, Utah!

Congratulations, Rebecca! 

For everyone else who entered, I appreciate your doing so and hope you will still be able to attend! Come find me at the media hub! I would love to say hello!

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

This Week On My Family History Calendar

November 19-November 25



Nov. 22~
    My paternal grandfather, Benjamin Allen Hudson (1918-1976), was born 99 years ago in Clarendon County, South Carolina. He was the only child of John McSwain Hudson (1880-1961) and Louvinia Blanche (Thames) Hudson (1886-1918). 
Benjamin Allen Hudson
About 1920
Clarendon County, South Carolina
©Cheri Hudson Passey


 William Gordon Bonner Stukes (1745-?), my paternal 6th great grandfather, was born 272 years ago in Cambridge, England.

Nov. 23~
 Ellen Caroline (Martin) Early (1850-1926), my paternal great great grandmother, died 90 years ago in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina. She was 76 years old. Ellen is buried in the Bethesda Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Statesville, Iredell, North Carolina.

 The 197th wedding anniversary of my paternal 4th great grandparents, John Milton Dargan (1799-1847) and Emily Elizabeth (Vaughn) Dargan (1897-1865). They were married in 1820 when John was 20 and Emily 23. Their marriage most likely took place in Sumter District, South Carolina.

Nov. 24~
  Frances Virginia (McRady) McManus (1836-1903), my maternal great great grandmother, died 114 years ago in Sumter County, South Carolina at the age of 47. Fannie is buried in the Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Pisgah Crossroads, Sumter, South Carolina.
Fannie McManus
Headstone
Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery
Pisgah Crossroads, Sumter, South Carolina
©Cheri Hudson Passey


 My paternal 5th Great Grandfather, Philip Roberts (1763-1854) died 163 years ago in Harrison County, Kentucky.

This date also marks the 129th anniversary of the death of my paternal Great Great Grandfather, Ransom Taylor Early (1829-1888).  Ransom was 76 years old when he died in Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina. He is buried in the Bethesda Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Statesville.

Ransom Taylor Early
Headstone
Bethesda Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Statesville, Irdell, North Carolina
Photo Credit: Joy Steele-findagrave.com Contributor
Used with permission



Who are you remembering this week?
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Celebration Sunday~Genealogy Happy Dance!

You know the dance. You know you've done it. The one every researcher does after finding something new. The one where you want to jump up and down and shout to everyone around that you found the document, contacted a cousin who has the family Bible, made a DNA connection or found a whole new branch to your tree. The one that is met with glazed stares and eye rolls.
                                                          Celebration Sunday is a place to share your discoveries. 
This is a weekly series to enable everyone to tell about their Genealogy Happy Dance moment. This can be done by scrolling down and adding your story to the comments section. You may also put a link to a blog post.




My Happy Dance This Week:  
 Teaching genealogy classes is something I really enjoy doing. This week, finding out some advice to a student about where to possibly locate needed records which resulted in success had me dancing!
There's not much better for a genealogist to locate the information long sought after for an ancestor. 
My week was made as I celebrated with my student. 


What had you dancing this week?                                                                                    
                

                                                        Share your discovery!
                                                                                   Let the dancing commence!

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Looking forward to reading about your Happy Dance moment!

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Win a Free 4-Day Pass to RootsTech 2018!



As a RootsTech 2018 Ambassador, I am pleased to be able to give a way a free 4-day pass (a $279 value) to the biggest genealogy conference in the world! It will be held from February 28-March 3, 2018 in the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.
What does the pass include?



Airfare, Hotel, Meals, Luncheons, Paid Workshops or other expenses are not included.




Entering is easy! Click on the button on the right to follow my blog,
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 Each of these will be considered a separate entry! So that means you have 5 chances to win!
 Leave a message on either of these platforms and let me know you have followed and where. Already a follower? Leave a comment telling me where!
The winner will be chosen by a random drawing and will be sent information on registering.
Planning on being there and purchased a pass? No problem! If you are the winner you will be receive a refund.
Contest begins Saturday, November 18 and ends Sunday, November 26 at midnight ET.
The winner will be announced on Monday, November 27.



In case you are still wondering if RootsTech is where you want to be at the end of February, check out the Why Attend page and my blog posts from last year!
Wednesday at RootsTech -Inspiration, Friends and Fun
Thursday at RootsTech-Tradition, Connection and Song
Friday at RootsTech-Laughter, Tears and Smiles
Saturday at RootsTech-Keynotes, Vendors and Genfriends


So what are you waiting for? Enter today!
RootsTech is a genealogy party! You don't want to miss it!

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Wednesday's Children~Three Years, Three Infants, Three Deaths

Olympic Mill Village
Columbia, South Carolina 

University of South Carolina South Caroliniana Library, Works Progress Administration photograph collection: South Carolina places: 193u-194u., digital image , South Carolina Digital Library (http://scmemory.org/) accessed 14 Nov. 2017,  “Olympia Mill Village Street with Houses”, no. wpapl820, citing Federal Writer’s Project (S.C.), [Columbia, S.C.: Olympia Mill], South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina.

In 1926 my maternal great grandparents William Treadford Roberts (1894-1959) and Beulah Mae (Price) Roberts (1897-1980) were living in the Olympic Mill Village in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina.
In April they welcomed their 10th child, Edith Marie into their family. Edith was not to be with the family long. In August she came down with pneumonia and died on the 21st. William and Beulah's four month old baby girl was buried in an unmarked grave in the cemetery provided for it's workers 
at the mill. 

Death Certificate of Edith Marie Roberts
South Carolina Department of Archives and History,South Carolina, Death Records, 1821-1961” database, Ancestry (http://ancestry.com accessed 19 Dec. 2016), entry for Edith Marie Roberts, certificate number 15453 (1926).

Obituary for Edith Marie Roberts
“Funeral Services Held for Roberts Child” The State (South Carolina), 28 April 1926, p. 2, col. 2, digital images, Newsbank (http://www.newsbank.com: accessed 14 Nov. 2017)


Information provided in letters and interviews indicate another daughter, child 11 was born 21 February 1927. Baby Girl Roberts died the same day. A search for a death record or obituary has not been successful. 

Then in March of 1928, Willie was born. The 12th of William and Beulah's children passed away in July. While information written by family members says the little boy's name was William Treadford, Jr. , his death certificate says Willie Theodore Roberts.
Heart wrenching is the cause of death for little Willie. Emaciation. Secondary cause? Improper feeding.  There is no way to know how this happened to poor Willie. Did he have a problem nursing? Was his mother worn out from the past births? Was there a lack of money to supply formula? Was it even available to the mill families? The Dr. reports only seeing Willie the day of his death.

Death Certificate
Willie Roberts

South Carolina Department of Archives and History,South Carolina, Death Records, 1821-1961” database, Ancestry (http://ancestry.com accessed 21 Dec. 2016), entry for Willie Theodore Roberts , certificate number 13317 (1928).

Like his older sister Edith and most likely the unarmed baby girl, Willie was buried in the Olympia cemetery without a marker.

Obituary for Willie Roberts
“Infant's Funeral” The State (South Carolina), 05 July 1928, p. 2, col. 6, digital images, Newsbank (http://www.newsbank.com: accessed 13 Nov. 2017)

Three babies in three years. None living past 4 months old. Tragic. 

Who are the Wednesday's children in your family tree? Tell their stories so they are not forgotten.

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Sunday, November 12, 2017

This Week On My Family History Calendar

November 12-November 18




Nov. 18~ 
  My paternal 3rd great grandfather, William A. Martin (1813-1887) died in Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina 130 years ago. He is buried in Bethesda Presbyterian Cemetery in Statesville.




William A. Martin
Headstone
Bethesda Presbyterian Church Cemetery
Statesville, Iredell, North Carolina
photo credit: Joy Steele. Used with permission



Who are you remembering this week?
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Celebration Sunday~Genealogy Happy Dance!

You know the dance. You know you've done it. The one every researcher does after finding something new. The one where you want to jump up and down and shout to everyone around that you found the document, contacted a cousin who has the family Bible, made a DNA connection or found a whole new branch to your tree. The one that is met with glazed stares and eye rolls.
                                                          Celebration Sunday is a place to share your discoveries. 
This is a weekly series to enable everyone to tell about their Genealogy Happy Dance moment. This can be done by scrolling down and adding your story to the comments section. You may also put a link to a blog post.




My Happy Dance This Week:  
 Unexpectedly receiving photos of my paternal great grandfather had me in tears! I had been waiting a long time time get them from my father's cousin. Life kept getting in the way, and the photos were promised many years ago but not sent. Until my phone buzzed and several text messages came through with the pictures attached! My great grandfather Jubal Ransom Early outside of what may have been his home and one with his children, my grandmother's sisters. 
Out of the blue, I was doing that happy dance! I will be blogging about him soon! He was a character!

Jubal Ransom Early (1888-1964)


What had you dancing this week?                                                                                    
                

                                                        Share your discovery!
                                                                                   Let the dancing commence!


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Looking forward to reading about your Happy Dance moment!


Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Randy Seaver's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun~Timelines

This week Randy challenges us to Make an Ancestor's Timeline.
Here's mine made with Legacy Family Tree genealogy software for my maternal 5th great grandfather and Revolutionary War soldier, Phillip Roberts (1763-1854).
The options tab gives several choices in the way a timeline can look and what it contains. There is even a choice for using colors for individuals and events. A list of historical timelines can also be added.



Timelines are very useful in genealogy research. They are a visual representation of the events in an ancestor's life. This tool can help to see holes in your research and by adding what was happening historically, clues to record sets are found. From this short timeline of Phillip Roberts, I can see much more needs to be discovered about his life.
Do you use timelines in your genealogy research?


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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Tombstone Tuesday-Revolutionary War Patriot


William Vaughn, my paternal 5th great grandfather was born in May of 1764 in North Hampton County North Carolina.
He served as a private in the Calvary from Sumter District, S.C. during the Revolutionary War.
 From "The South Carolina Pension Report of Sumter District Residents, 1835", William is recorded as aged 80 with an annual allowance of $83.33. The pension began on 24, January 1834 and he had received a total amount of  $249.99.

A Bounty Land Application was filled out by William Vaughn on 2 April 1955 in Sumter District at the age of 90. 

William Vaughn
1855 Bounty Land Grant Application
Fold3.com
It's not known at this time if the land was granted to William. He did on 23 September, 1857 and is buried in the Dargan Cemetery in Sumter, South Carolina.





William Vaughn Headstone
Dargan Cemetery
Sumter, South Carolina 


Obituary

“Death of a Revolutionary Soldier” Yorkville Enquirer, (South Carolina), 1 Oct. 1857, p. 2, col. 7, digital images, Chronicling America (https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov: accessed 04 May 2015)

A wonderful description of the life of my 5th great grandfather. He was admired as a great patriot:
"It is said that his hatred for the tories was proverbial, and the the mention of them in his presence, even during the last years of this life, wold always draw from him some expression of this feelings toward them."


Do you have Revolutionary War soldiers in your family history?
We'd love to hear about them!
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