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, July 24, 2017

Dog Days of Summer~Did Your Ancestor Own Pets?

Animals have been a part of my family for several generations. 
Some of them are pictured below.
This circa 1912 photo of the Benjamin Thomas Thames (1854-1931) family features their dog sitting in the seat of the car.

Possibly the same family dog is included in the photo of Margaret Frances "Fannie" (Gibson) Thames (1854-1929) and grandson Benjamin Allen Hudson (1918-1976). This picture was taken in about 1920.

My paternal grandmother, Mary (Baker) Hudson (1920-2010) loved cats. I always remember her having one. Seems she started young! 

Later in life, my great grandparents, William Treadwell Roberts (1894-1959) and Beulah Mae (Price) Roberts (1897-1981) lived on a farm outside of Camden, South Carolina. Photos were taken of them and some of their animals.


William and cows.

Beulah, some of her grands and a cow.

Beulah feeding the chickens.












I remember visiting my great aunt, Auntie Kate -Kathryn Louise (Baker) Ryan (1898-1987) and being impressed with the tricks her dog "Jaques" could do.


My mom, Brenda Jean (Roberts) Sullivan with her dog "Sam."
My maternal grandparents Francis "Frank" Emerson Sullivan (1923-2004) and Azile Juanita (Daughrity) Roberts Sullivan (1921-2009) always had dogs and cats. 

"Sam" with them at the beach

Frank with "Patches."

Frank with "Toby."

Azile with "Lady."

Azile enjoyed the visits of therapy dogs in the nursing home.

I grew up with pets too.

Dad, John Allen Hudson, with "Suzie."
"Chum" and Mitzie Lee"
John and "Chum."
My parents are still enjoying their pets.

"Anna" watching John sleep
Just a couple of weeks ago, my husband, children and I welcomed the newest member of the family. Meet Bella Mae. She is a 3-month-old mini chocolate Beagle. 


Did your ancestors own pets? 



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Sunday, July 16, 2017

This Week On My Family History Calendar


July 19~
 Margaret Frances "Fanny" (Gibson) Thames (1854-1929), my paternal great great grandmother, died 87 years ago in Clarendon County, South Carolina. Fannie died from stomach cancer and was buried in Home Branch Cemetery in Paxville.

Margaret Frances (Gibson) Thames
Headstone
Home Branch Cemetery
Paxville, Clarendon, South Carolina
©Cheri Hudson Passey

July 22~
 Margaret Ann (Thames) Hudson (1875-1960), my paternal great aunt and step great grandmother, died 57 years ago on her 84th birthday. Annie died in Manning, Clarendon, South Carolina and was buried in the Home Branch Cemetery in Paxville.  Annie was born in Clarendon County, South Carolina and was the daughter of Benjamin Thomas Thames (1854-1931) and Margaret Frances "Fannie" (Gibson) Thames (1854-1929).



Margaret Ann (Thames) Hudson
Headstone
Home Branch Cemetery
Paxville, South Carolina
©Cheri Hudson Passey

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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: I can't say I really had a Happy Dance moment this week. Most of it was spent organizing and analyzing the things found on my archive trip last week. Although, anytime I can work on my family history is a time to celebrate! 
                                                                                     
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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Randy Seaver's Saturday Night Genealogy Fun~Longest Line of Ancestral Tombstones

This week on his blog Genea-Musings, Randy Seaver gives the challenge to determine and share our longest line of ancestral tombstones.

My longest unbroken line is on my paternal side.
1-My grandfather Benjamin Allen Hudson (1918-1976) buried in the Sumter City Cemetery, Sumter, South Carolina.



2-His father, my great grandfather, John McSwain Hudson (1880-1961) buried in Home Branch Cemetery, Paxville, Clarendon, South Carolina.





3-John's mother, my great great grandmother, Sarah Rebecca (Smith) Flemming Hudson (1835-1916) buried in Midway Presbyterian Church Cemetery, New Zion,  Clarendon, South Carolina.

©Cheri Hudson Passey


4-Sarah's mother, my 3rd great grandmother, Martha Julia (Epps) Smith (1808-1854) buried in McElveen Cemetery, Williamsburg County, South Carolina.



And ending with:
5- Martha's mother, my 4th great grandmother, Martha Elvira (Frierson) Epps (1783-1853) buried in Epps Cemetery, Williamsburg County, South Carolina.


Five generations of tombstones on my paternal side.
How many do you have on either of your lines? 

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Sunday, July 9, 2017

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:  Being able to do some research at two archives this week and attend the South Carolina Genealogical Society Annual Workshop was so much fun!  Locating a new name to add to my family tree had me doing that Happy Dance! You never know what you are going to find in any type of record. This new person was listed in the Court of Common Pleas where he was having a dispute over some money issues. A new lead from an often unused source.  What had you dancing this week?
                                                                                     
      Share your discovery!
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Sunday, July 2, 2017

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: Getting back into my genealogy routine this week has been so much fun. I was able to connect with a client, and actually, do some of my own research. I also made final preparations for a research trip on the calendar next week. Looking forward to reporting some successes! 
                                                                                     
      Share your discovery!
                                                                                   Let the dancing commence!



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