The temperature climbed up into the 60s yesterday with some light rain (far different from so many other parts of our country!). It was the perfect day to pay a visit with cousin Blanche. Recently I had had correspondence with a couple of people who have distant connections with Ocracoke -- a descendant of Richard Sanderson, who sold Ocracoke Island to my ancestor, William Howard, in 1733 (I offered my condolences), and a direct descendant of Eliza Bradley Howard (1808-1870) & Job Wahab (1802-1860). Eliza Bradley & Job had 15 children. Surprisingly, today there are no Wahabs living on Ocracoke. Blanche always likes to know when I hear about island and family connections. And she can always fill in more details. What an amazing resource...and gracious neighbor...she is.
Several months ago I published an Ocracoke Newsletter about the Ocracoke Wahabs. In case you missed it you can read it here:
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Sam Jones, Island Legend. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news012111.htm.