When we turn our hearts to our ancestors, something changes inside of us. We feel part of something greater than ourselves~Russell M. Nelson

Sunday, April 22, 2018

This Week On My Family History Calendar

April 22-April 28

Arthur Wellington Baker (1857-1940), my paternal great great grandfather, was born on this day 161 years ago. He was born in Sumter County, South Carolina and was the son of Alpheus J. Baker (1824-1917) and Mary Ellen (Jones) Baker (1826-1865).

Arthur Wellington Baker

My maternal great-grandmother, Beulah Mae (Price) Roberts (1897-1980) would have been celebrating her 121st birthday on this day. Beulah was born in Bath, Aiken, South Carolina. She was the daughter of Bertrand Campbell Price (1876-after 1922) and Bessie Mae (Eargle) Price (1878-1943).

Beulah Mae (Price) Roberts
57th Birthday-1954
©Cheri Hudson Passey

April 28~
 Gilbert Ernest Roberts, Jr. (1944-1999), my maternal uncle died 19 years ago on this day. He is buried in Quaker Cemetery in Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina.

Gil Roberts, Jr.
©Cheri Hudson Passey

Interesting how events coincide with one another. Not only did these three happen on one day, but Gil Roberts died on his grandmother Beulah Mae (Price) Robert's birthday.

Who are you remembering this week?
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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 This Week:  
Making memories with living family brings happiness and a reason to celebrate as much if not more than a genealogy find or cousin connection. This week we had the honor of cutting the ribbon for the Pediatric Family Room in honor of our son Reagan who passed away in 2015 of an inoperable brain tumor. The hospital had no place for families who are there with sick or injured children, until now. We are so grateful for the staff who worked so hard to see our dream come true. He will always be remembered with a plaque placed just as you enter the room. 

We left the ceremony filled with love and memories and gratitude. A special happy dance.

Later that evening we celebrated the upcoming arrival of my daughter's identical twin girls who are due in a few months. Another reason to do that dance. The circle of life. Again, feeling love, memories and gratitude.

What had you dancing this week?

                                                                                              Share your discovery!
                                                                                         Let the dancing commence!

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun- Lifespans of Your 3rd Great Grandparents

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Each Saturday, Randy Seaver issues a challenge on his GenaMusings blog.
This week's challenge is:

1)  We each have 32 3rd great-grandparents.  How did their birth and death years vary?  How long were their lifespans?  

2)  For this week, please list your 32 third great-grandparents, their birth year, their death year, and their lifespan in years.  You can do it in plain text, in a table or spreadsheet, or in a graph of some sort.

Here are the ones I have information on. The years depict their age at their death.

1-Thomas McRady (1821-1896) 74 years
2-Mary (Brown) McRady (1821-1894)  73 years
3-William J. Dority (1820-abt. 1897)  About 60
4-Martha (Mathis) Dority 1820-1905) 84 years
5-James C. Stafford  (1815 to before 1870) About 61
6-Marina (Mathis) Stafford ( 1815 to after 1880) About 65
7-Thomas Phillip Roberts (1830-1893) 62 years
8-Eliza Atiza (Brazell) Roberts (1836-1890) 52 years
9-James Brazell (1827-?)
10-Nancy (Dial) Brazell (1831-1910)  Age 79
11-Adam Price (1847-     )
12- Sallie (?) Price birth and death unknown
13-George David Eargle (1827-1886)  Age 59
14-Elvira America (Booth) (1834-1898) Age 64
15-Jones Early  Birth and death unknown
16-Fanny (?) Early Birth and death unknown.
17-William A. Martin (1813-1887) Age 74
18-Matilda C. (?) Martin (1812-1876) Age 64
19-Alpheus J. Baker (1824-1917) Age 93
20-Mary Ellen (Jones) Baker (1826-abt, 1865) About 40
21-Samuel J. Bradford II (1815-1875)  Age 60
22-Mary Alice (Dargan) Bradford (1825-1875) Age 49
23-Jacob Hudson (1788-1870) Age 82
24-Mary (?) Hudson (1810-1889) Age 79
25-Henry John Smith (1807-1849) Age 42
26-Martha Julia (Epps) Smith (1808-1854)  Age 46
27-Thomas Lemuel Thames (1827-1863)  Age 36
28-Rebecca Hannah (Stukes) Thames (1830-1870) Age 40
29-Benjamin Reese Gibson (1824-1907) Age 83
30-Margaret Cantey (Walker) Gibson (1830-1900) Age 70

The average lifespan of the 25 great-great-grandparents I have birth and death information on is 64.  They range from 36-93.
The woman's average lifespan is 62 years and the men's 66.

Two of my 3rd great-grandparents remain unknown and 5 have incomplete information for their birth and deaths. Looks like I have some researching to do!

What is the average lifespan of your 3rd great grandparents? 

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