Thursday, March 29, 2012

Ocracoke Students, 1875

Two days ago I published information about Ocracoke's first post-Civil War "free" school. I thought our readers would be interested in knowing the family names of the 46 students:

-- 3 Daileys
-- 2 Farrows
-- 3 Fulchers
-- 5 Gaskins
-- 2 Gaskills
-- 1 Garrish
-- 3 Howards
-- 2 Jacksons
-- 3 McWilliamses
-- 6 O'Neals
-- 5 Scarboroughs
-- 1 Simpson
-- 3 Spencers
-- 1 Toler
-- 4 Williamses
-- 2 Wahabs

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the Rondthalers of Ocracoke Island. You can read it here:


  1. Anonymous10:52 AM

    You were absolutely right. Always interested in anything concerning the early families.

  2. Anonymous11:24 AM

    Why is it called a "Free" school? Certainly, there was a cost involved and instructors were "paid", no? To think school buildings were destroyed during this conflict and it took a decade to organize a program to educate children highlights how priorities were set.

  3. I don't know anything about the history of public education in the US, but I assumed that this school was "free" in the sense of "public," rather than "private."