Faison's Old Tavern Genealogy Project

Frequently asked questions

What is Faison's Old Tavern?
What is the origin of the name Faison's Old Tavern?
Who were some early family patriarchs of importance to the cultural and ancestral heritage of the community?

What is Faison's Old Tavern?

Faison's Old Tavern is an unincorporated community located in Northampton County, North Carolina about half way between Jackson and Conway.


What is the origin of the name Faison's Old Tavern?

The name Faison's Old Tavern originated from an early area patriarch, Thomas Faison (ca. 1775-Dec 1824), who operated a tavern at the location on a key communications and transportation route between Murfreesboro, in the adjacent Hertford County, and Jackson, the county seat of Northampton County.


Who were some early family patriarchs of importance to the cultural and ancestral heritage of the community?

The aforementioned Thomas Faison was a descendant of an early area family group. Though the surname is not currently represented in the Faison's Old Tavern community, it is present in some nearby area locations.

 

Edward Davis, Sr. (ca. 1726 - Jun 1803) arrived in the area in 1752 from Southampton County, Virginia and is the earliest known ancestor of virtually all area Davises.

 

Nathaniel Allen (ca. 1785 - 4 Nov 1856) arrived in the area between 1816 and 1820 from Gates County, NC.