Sunday, March 19, 2023

Celebration Sunday-Genealogy Happy Dance! An Estate Inventory-She Bought the Bible


  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 that you found the document, contacted a cousin with the family Bible, made a DNA connection, or found a 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 weekly series enables everyone to tell about their Genealogy Happy Dance moment. 
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down and add 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.

Inventory Page 
Estate of Ezra A. Hudson
Darlington, South Carolina

My Happy Dance Moment for this week: 

When my great-great-grandfather Ezra A. Hudson died in Darlington County, SC, in 1882, he did not have a will. As a result, a probate package was created that included inventories of his belongings. Many of the household possessions were sold to pay his debts. Often, family members are listed as those who bought items from the estate. His wife, Sarah Rebecca (Smith) Flemming Hudson, my great-great-grandmother, purchased several things. I have often wondered how it felt to have to buy back things that were previously yours.  One item that touched me in this inventory list is the Bible.

Sara bought the Bible. It's the first purchase on the list above.

I wish I knew what happened to that Bible.

Finding the probate package for Ezra Hudson and details of his estate on FamilySearch was a happy dance moment for me this week. 

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