Wednesday, June 16, 2021

GenFriends: Paternal Heirlooms

The panel Melissa Barker, Bernice Bennett, and Mary Kircher Roddy, and I share some of our paternal heirlooms. Melissa shares tips for preserving our treasures for future generations to enjoy! Watch as share postcards, photos, military medals, wood carvings, and more.

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Sunday, June 13, 2021

This Week On My Family History Calendar


June 13~
 Azile Juanita (Daughrity) Roberts Sullivan (1921-2009) my maternal grandmother, died 12 years ago in Myrtle Beach, Horry, South Carolina at the age of 86. Grandmom had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease for several years. The cause of death was recorded as Natural Causes. She was buried in Quaker Cemetery in Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina.

Azile (Daughrity) Roberts Sullivan
Quaker Cemetery
Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina
©Cheri Hudson Passey

The 201st birthday of my maternal 3rd great grandmother, Martha (Mathis) Dorrity (1820-1905) in Sumter County, South Carolina. Martha is believed to be the daughter of Shadrack Mathis and Martha (Rodgers) Mathis.

Martha (Mathis) Dorrity
St. John's Methodist Church
Springhill, Lee, South Carolina
©Cheri Hudson Passey

June 16~
 Sarah Rebecca (Smith) Fleming Hudson (1835-1916) my paternal great great grandmother would have been 186 years old on this day. Born in Sumter District, South Carolina, Sarah was the daughter of Henry John Smith (1807-1949) and Martha Julia (Epps) Smith (1808-1854).

Possible photo of
Sarah Rebecca (Smith) Fleming Hudson
©Cheri Hudson Passey
    Any help identifying this picture would be appreciated!

June 17~

 My maternal great grandfather, Manning David Daughrity, Jr. (1889-1931) was born in Sumter County, South Carolina 132 years ago. David was the son of Manning David Daughrity, Sr. (1844-1918) and Mary Elizabeth (Stafford) Daughrity (1843-1930).

Manning David Daughrity, Jr.
About 1930
©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. 
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: 

Grandkids! My happy moment dance moment for the week was having almost all of my 21 grandchildren together this week. Every two years we get together for a family reunion consisting of our children and grandchildren.  This year was even more special because we started the week with one of our sons being married in the Columbia, SC Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Temple. 
We were able to capture this special photo of our 21. One, Sophie had to stay home due to a nursing program she is attending but she joined us via FaceTime. The other, our angel baby Camden who passed away shortly after birth, is represented in the photo by a butterfly.
We had a wonderful week full of food, swimming, bowling, miniature golf and just spending time together. I can't believe it's over but we already planning for 2023!

What's your Happy Dance Moment?
Please share and let's celebrate together!


                                                                                              Share your discovery!
                                                                                         Let the dancing commence!

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