A-3-4    Eliza Faison married  (?) Beaman.

 

(?) Beaman and Eliza Faison had the following children:

 

A-4-3   Mary F. Beaman.

 

A-4-4   Margaret Beaman.

 

A-4-5.  Martha Beaman.

 

A-4-6   Sarah S. Beaman.

 

 

File Box II, Filed March 12, 1887- pg 6

 

To sell Dower tract of Jane Faison

 

W.J. McNeely vs. Henry T. Faison

 

W.J. McNeely respectfully showed to the Court that Henry T. Faison formerly of Giles County died here, intestate, many years ago owning a tract of land in the 1st Civil District of Giles County. Of this land, Dower was assigned to his widow Jane Faison. Henry T. Faison left four children surviving: Henry T. Jr., A. Rebecca Swinnea, Martha P. Swinnea and Eliza Beaman. Daughters A. Rebecca Swinnea and Martha P. Swinnea sold their share in the land to W. J. McNeely. Eliza Beaman died many years ago leaving Mary F., wife of Jerry Murphy, Margaret wife of ____Clark, Martha Balford (widow) and Sarah S. Fitzgerald who died leaving one son, Matthew Blanford Fitzgerald. The land was sold at the North Door of the Courthouse in Pulaski, October 17,1887. W. J. McNeely became the purchaser.

 

 

Estate Settlements

File Box II, Filed March 12, 1887- pg 6

Henry T. Faison

his widow Jane Faison.

Henry T. Faison LEFT FOUR CHILDREN surviving:

1. Henry T. Jr.,

2  A. Rebecca Swinnea,

3. Martha P. Swinnea

4. Eliza Beaman. Eliza Beaman died many years ago leaving:

  4A. Mary F., wife of Jerry Murphy,

  4B. Margaret wife of ____Clark,

  4C. Martha Blanford (widow) and

  4D. Sarah S. Fitzgerald who died leaving one son, Matthew Blanford Fitzgerald.

 

1895 - File Box V-1, Case 5021, #11 Giles County, TN H. T. Faison died, intestate, in Giles County in January or February 1893 [The Giles County, TN cemetery book, page 197, gives his death Date as 12 February 1902] (THIS IS AN ERROR; HE DIED IN 1893--Susan) THIS IS HENRY T. FAISON, JR., SON OF HENRY T. FAISON ABOVE--Susan.

He left surviving:

2(above). Martha Swinney a resident of Shelby County, Tennessee, 3(above). Becky Swinney resident of the State of Texas, ???? MARTHA wife of W. B. Browning resident of the State of Alabama, HIS LIVING SISTERS and 4A (above). May wife of Jere Murphery and 4C (above). Mrs. ___ Blanford widow of ___ Blanford, CHILDREN OF HIS DECEASED SISTER 4(above) Mrs. ____ Beeman who died many years ago.

 

MARTHA, WIFE OF H. T. FAISON DIED SEVERAL YEARS PRIOR TO HER HUSBAND, NEVER  HAD ANY CHILDREN. (This is W.C. Browning's sister, Martha Browning---Susan's note)

 

Complaintant would further show that H. T. Faison was once the owner of a tract of land in District #1 bounded North by McNeely, South by Boswell, East by Lewter, West by Brown and contained 103 acres. H. T. and Martha Faison transferred to W. C. Browning in consideration of a written contract which signature which (sic) was irregular. P. C. Vanhoozer purchased the land from Browning. (Susan's note--P.C. Vanhoozer was married to Emma (Lewter) Browning's sister) Since the purchase Vanhoozer learned of the irregularity. Some of the heirs threatened to sue to recover land. P. C. Vanhoozer came into Court to have cloud on his deed removed.

 

(Were there two Martha Faisons, or did Martha Faison Swinney marry W. C. Browning? Imogene McDonald]