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

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Wordless Wednesday~Santa and Me







Santa and me. Bermuda 1966
©Cheri Hudson Passey


I have been told I was afraid of Santa, but apparently not in this photo!

Do you have pictures of you with Santa? I'd love to see them!




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Sunday, December 9, 2018

This Week On My Family HiIstory Calendar

December 9-December 15






Dec. 10~
 My paternal 3rd great-grandmother, Mary Ellen (Jones) Baker (1826-1865) was born 192 years ago in Sumter District, South Carolina. Mary was the daughter of Ludolphus Jones and Mary Elizabeth Chandler.


Dec. 12~
  William A. McManus (1854-1914) and Frances Virginia McRady (1856-1903) my maternal 2nd great-grandparents were married 146 years ago. William was 18 and Fannie 16 when they were married in Sumter County, South Carolina. 

Who are you remembering this week?

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Celebraton 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. 

Share by scrolling down and adding your story to the comments section or you may also put a link to a blog post telling about what had you dancing this week.




My Happy Dance Moment for this week:
Most of you know how much I enjoy watching Relative Race. We talked about each episode on GenFriends, a genealogy chat show I host. This week we had the pleasure of welcoming #TeamBlack Joe and Jerica and the cousins they met in episode 4, Marti and Shannon.  
What an experience! Joe and Jerica were just as gracious and fun speaking to us as they were on the show. Marti and Shannon were able to share the side we don't see. They explained how it felt to have two complete strangers show up on their doorstep and the immediate connection they felt. 
Meeting the four of them on GenFriends had me doing the happy dance! 

Here's the video if you want to watch the fun and do the happy dance too!





What is your happy dance moment for this week?
  


                                                                               

                                                                                              Share your discovery!
                                                                                  
                                                                                         Let the dancing commence!






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Friday, December 7, 2018

Friend of Friends Friday~Releasing Pomphrey







On October 13, 1787, in Monk's Corner, St. John's Parish, South Carolina, John Ryan sold a slave named Pomphrey to Lawrence Campbell, Archibald Campbell, and David Benson of Charleston.

South Carolina Department of Archives and History, “Bills Of Sale, 1773-1843” database, Fold3 (http://Fold3.com accessed 05 Dec. 2018), entry for John Ryan, volume 2Q, pg. 590 (1778)



May Pomphrey be found and connected with his descendants.

Have you discovered the records of the enslaved while researching?

Please consider sharing the documents and transcribing their names so they may be remembered.

This post will be shared with the Slave Name Roll Project. 

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Sunday, December 2, 2018

This Week On My Family History Calendar

December 1-December 8




December 2~
  John Milton Dargan (1799-1847), my paternal 4th great grandfather would be celebrating his 219th birthday on this day.
John was the son of  John Dargan (1749-1817) and Mary Strother (1772-1822) and may have been born in Sumter District, South Carolina.

December 5~

     Mary Christine Williams Sullivan (1896-1930), my maternal step great grandmother, was born 122 years ago in Kershaw County, South Carolina.
Christine was the daughter of James Lewis Williams ( 1873-1937) and Lizzie Pettigrew (died before 1900).


Azile Juanita (Daughrity) Roberts Sullivan
(1921-2009)
© Cheri Hudson Passey




December 6~
  My maternal Grandmother, Azile Juanita Daughrity Roberts Sullivan (1921-2009) would have been 97 years old on this day. 
Azile was born in Sumter, Sumter, South Carolina to Manning David Daughrity,  Jr. (1889-1931) and Loretta McManus (1894-1936).
Miss you so much, Grandmom! Happy Birthday!

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. 

Share by scrolling down and adding your story to the comments section or you may also put a link to a blog post telling about what had you dancing this week.






My Happy Dance Moment for this week:
Don't you just love it when you find a document helping you to find a woman's family?\
It can be difficult to locate a woman's maiden name and her parents.
Much of the problem comes from a woman not having a voice. She was often thought of as inferior to the men in her life and records left her nameless or as Mrs. Somebody.
So, you can be sure that when I found a will this week who listed the man's sisters and brothers, I started doing that dance!
In this case, I know the maiden name but have no idea who her father is. That's where the mention of her -as a married woman assuring me it was my person-is so fantastic! 
From this will, I know the names of several of her siblings. A start of her pre-marriage family unit! 
These clues may lead me to the parents and back another generation.
Yep, I'm dancing!

What is your happy dance moment for this week?
  

                                                                               

                                                                                              Share your discovery!
                                                                                  
                                                                                         Let the dancing commence!





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