Through various family gatherings we are able to put together the pieces of our heritage into some cohesive narrative. We are grateful for Yvette Miller, a Red Cross physician, who shares our common Patriarch for initiating the genetic blood test. John Faison Jr was our oldest living male relative in 2005. We collected his blood for the DNA test. His blood line represented both the Faison and Sharpe Genealogy. John’s mother was the niece of Malachi Sharp.