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 28, 2016

Tombstone Tuesday~Daniel and Martha

My paternal 4th Great Grandparents, Daniel Epps (About 1775-1827) and Martha Elvira (Frierson) Epps (About 1783-1853) are buried in the Epps Cemetery in Cades, Williamsburg, South Carolina. 

Daniel and Martha Epps
Epps Cemetery, Cades, Williamsburg, South Carolina
©Cheri Hudson Passey
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A close up of their headstone shows an arrow or maybe a spear. Research on tombstone symbolism indicates that this usually is a reference to "mortality". The arrow on this stone is wrapped at the top.
 Do you have interesting symbols on your ancestor's headstones? Have you discovered the meaning? I would love for you to share in the comments below.

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

This Week On My Family History Calendar

26 June - 2 July

June 28~
  Alpheus J. Baker, my paternal 3rd Great Grandfather was born 192 years ago in Sumter County, South Carolina. His father was Jesse Hinton Baker (1795-1866). The name of his mother was thought to be Nancy Wilder but that research has been disputed and more needs to be done to determine the correct mother.

Alpheus J. Baker

My Great Grandparents, William Treadford Roberts and Buelah Mae (Price) Roberts would be celebrating their 102 anniversary on this day. Wiliam was 20 and Bessie Mae 17 when, as family lore says, they snuck away from their homes in Richland County, South Carolina and eloped.

William and Beulah Mae Roberts
Wedding Day
28 June 1914

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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.

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My Happy Dance This Week:  Spending a week with my daughters at our church's Girls Camp caused me to do that dance! Making memories with them is priceless!
                                                                                           Share your discovery!
                                                                                   Let the dancing commence!

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