Friday, January 31, 2014

Memories, light the corners of my mind. Those precious conversations with my mother about Grand Pa whom she described as a wisp of a man. Joe T. Faison. Grandpa Joe was born in 1854 as the embers of slavery were going cold. “ He always s spoke with a fine voice”, she recalled he always had a jolly disposition. We are unsure if he had siblings. We know that his mother was Annie M. Bridges she was born in 1822. Joe married Annie Mae and they had 4 children. Betty Sue was his oldest daughter born prior to his marriage. Fredrick, Solomon, John and Aggie they have produced a formidable clan. In our genealogy research we are familiar with Hack Faison and Angeline Faison whose parents were Frank and Easter Faison. These relationships are blurred. Joe was a man of firm Faith . He had declared to family members his sentiments. “ I am going home on my birthday”. Just as he said on his that pon his 75th birthday he ssat on the porch and left this world. He had no prior complaints or ailments. Joe decided it was the right time to meet the Lord. My great-grandpa Faison was a lifelong resident of Northampton County, North Carolina in.

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