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Pictures of Early Faison, NC Slave Descendants

Pictures of Early Faison, NC Slave Descendants

Cary Faison (View posts)
Posted: 13 Jun 2000 5:12PM GMT
For those who might be interested, I have some information collected by the Faison (NC) Historical Society on the Faison's and the establishment of Faison Township in Duplin County, NC. It also has several paintings of some of the descendants of the blacks freed from the Faison Plantation. There is also a larger collection of these paintings in Raleigh.


Cary Faison
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Faison ancestors

Anita (View posts)
Posted: 17 Jul 2000 11:17PM GMT
Dear Cary I have an ancester named Emma Faison from Faison N.C.. I believe she was cherokee but since she was a slave on the faison plantation she may have been mixed with black. Any information you have on the faison plantation and freed slave would be greatly apreciated thanks in advance.

Cherrokee Faison's

Jermaine Wright (View posts)
Posted: 19 Jul 2000 9:54AM GMT
Dear anita,
My Great Grandfather was part Cherokee and He live Two miles from the Faison township. I wonder if somehow Emma and my grandfather edwin might be related. My grandfather was born in the 1920's and died last year. His parents names were Tom and Annie faison. Annie was born Feb 10, 1883 and died Jan 15, 1974. Tom was born Oct 9, 1884 and died May 1963. If you have any info please respond to this message. or write to me at:
Jermaine Wright
159 Sea Pines DR.
St. Helena Isl., SC 29920

Cherokee Faisons

Anita (View posts)
Posted: 26 Jul 2000 10:55PM GMT
Emma Faison was born in 1862 in Faison north carolina and had a son in 1876 named john faison who later was adopted by her husband and became john d. Hill. She had this son by a man naed issac Hardy also from Faison because after the civil war she was hired out to the hardies by the faisons. Hope this helps and if any of this sound faMILIAR TO any one please reply.

Cherokee Faisons

Constance Faison Cleare (View posts)
Posted: 12 Sep 2000 3:06PM GMT
My grandfather was also part Cherokee. I am trying to trace his roots back to North Carolina, his name was William Faison born in Center Hill, Fl on 4/7/94. His parents were George Washington Faison and Elizabeth Beth. Does anyone have any info in re to this.

GRANDFATHERS ANCESTRY INFOMATION OR TO LOCATE A DECENDENT

ms. dwan coty (View posts)
Posted: 15 Jan 2001 5:38AM GMT
MY NAME IS DWAN JENEAN COTY. MY FATHERS NAME IS GENE COTY (DECEASED).MY GRANDFATHERS NAME IS OTIS FAISON(DECEASED-DOB.05/06/1912-DOD-08/1986.HE IS FROM RALIEGH N.C. HE MOVED TO WASH. D.C. HE WAS IN THE MILITARY. MY GRANDMOTHER WAS ALSO FROM RALIEGH N.C.(CLARA JENKINS)THEY WERE THE PARENTS OF MY FATHER WHO CHANGED HIS NAME TO GENE COTY HE WAS IN THE ENTERTAIMENT BUISNESS FOR A TIME.IF THERE IS ANYONE WHO HAS ANY INFORMATION ABOUT MY GRANDFATHER OR HIS DECENDENTS PLEASE RESPOND. THANK YOU D.C.

Re: Pictures of Early Faison, NC Slave Descendants

Posted: 31 Mar 2002 11:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
I am a descendent of Marianna Faison of Faison, NC, Duplin County. She was born in the 1830's and died before 1900. She married J.D. Hufham of Duplin County. He was a Baptist minister who died in Raleigh, NC, in 1921. I am interested in hearing from any descendent of this branch of the family. I am especially interested in the Faison family history. Willing to share what information I have, as well. Also very interested in seeing photos of the African American Faisons.

Re: Pictures of Early Faison, NC Slave Descendants

Walter (View posts)
Posted: 21 Mar 2004 7:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Interested in seeing those pictures.
w.d.f.

Re: Pictures of Early Faison, NC Slave Descendants

Posted: 18 Apr 2004 2:29PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Faison
I am extremely interested in how I can obtain a copy of the above-referenced pictures? Could you please e-mail and let me know ?

Thank you so much.

Rosanna Cleare
Cleares@bellsouth.net

Re: Cherokee Faisons

Posted: 21 Jul 2004 5:24AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello Anita:

I'm not sure if you remeber but we corresponded a few years back regarding Faison genealogy. I understand you have an ancestor named Emma Faison. I found an Emma Faison on the 1870 US Fed Census for Faison Township in Duplin County as follows:

Faison, Keziah - 26

Ann - 4; Carrie - 4 mos; Wiley - 18; Betty - 12; Emma - 6. This is the only Emma Faison that I find in Faison Township for 1870. It's interesting that you mention that you believe Emma to be Cherokee.

My ancestors (Henry and Nannie Faison) were from Faison plantation. For the longest I just assumed that they were black/african. It turns out that my great grandfather--who was about 7 years old when freed--was classified as white along with most of his family on the 1910 census. Major shock. I know that he probably was not pure white, but he had to be pretty light to pass for white. I know that there were many of the mixed (Indian, Black & White) person coming off of the Faison Plantation.

Also, I mentioned that I have been given a book about the French Faison genealogy. If this Emma is your Emma, then her (mother?) Keziah is mentioned in this book. It seems she was "owned" by Dr. Henry William Faison. In an article published in the Duplin Times:

"The spirit of the faithful slaves of Dr. W. H. Faison, who never left his plantation after they were freed, Uncle Henry & Aunt Nan Faison (my great great grandparents), who now have their tombs marking their last resting places on his plantation, and their children are yet cherished by the sons and daughters of Dr. Faison. Aunt Keziah is another one; Uncle John Holmes, the carriage driver whose courtly manner remained with him until the last; then Aunt Sara Ann Hicks, and Uncle Mose Bowden whose whistlng kept time with his hammer and saw. Uncle Peter Hill, the carriage driver for Mr. W. E. Hill's family....."

I hope this can help. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Cary Faison
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