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? 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Helping you climb your family tree,


  1. I see your family has stayed in South Carolina. Very nice photos and well done post.

    1. Thank you, Mary. My family goes way back in SC on both my maternal and paternal sides. I appreciate your reading my post and taking the time to leave a comment.

  2. That's a fun exercise. Right now I can go back as far as a 3rd great-grandmother on one line but if the weather cooperates, I should be able to go back to 5th great-grandparents on another line by next weekend. Fingers crossed!

  3. Good luck! Hope you can find those headstones! Let me know.