Every once in a while I am still surprised by something I discover about Ocracoke. Just this morning, glancing through the 1870 census records I noticed that Tilmon Farrow, age 70 is listed as "Member of Legislature." A quick search of the Internet suggests that Farrow was a lawyer, and, as a younger man, was involved in several interesting cases involving Ocracoke natives.
More research is in order.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a video of Philip Howard telling the story of the 1861 wreck of the Black Squall. You can watch it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news032113.htm.