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Joseph T. Banister
Joseph T. Banister was the son of W. A. Banister & Martha Pendergrass
Joe was b. 1864 d. 1961. Joseph Banister 6 male, 1870 Census.
The civil war started 1861. 100 years later I got married. 
The year I married was the year Great Uncle Joe Banister died.
I actually saw a person born in the civil war era.

Guess the pipe in his mouth reminded me of Grandma Pendergrass.
Grandaddy would tell me about her a lot. Not many would believe
that she lived to the age of 107. He would say "she smoked a corn 
cob pipe and lived to be 107 years old. She grew her own tobacco.
My grandfather grew his own also. 

Uncle Joe was brother of Frankie Banister Johnson.
Margaret (Cherokee Patsy) Pendergrass was their Grandmother.

The 1900 census shows Margaret and the children:
Margaret is 104 years at the time.
Enlsey b. 1822, d. aft. 1900 m; Sarah A. Coleman 
Sarah  b. 1823 Ollie's Sallie
Jane  b.1825, single in 1880 Ollie's Jennie
John b. 1832, m: Linda Amanda Coleman
Joseph b. 1836  
Margaret b.1837, single in 1880
Robert Russell b. 1840 m: Sarah A Simons 

Thanks to Linda Ayers & the records of Miss Ollie Walker, the Banister 
Line now comes together. Linda does reasearch and has contributed
much to rootsweb, look on rootsweb cemetery listing.
Census Proofs for Joe Banister. 
1870 Census - Township 15, Jacksonville, Al., 
Pg. 555, Dwg. 201, Family 203
W. A. Banister 43, male b: S. C
wife, Martha Banister, age 49, female b: S. C
Evaline Banister 19, female, b: Alabama
Franky Banister 17, female, 
John Banister 14 male,
Margaret Banister 14 female
William Banister 9 male
Joseph Banister 6 male