Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Howard Family Book

Several days ago we received this comment from a reader:

"I understand Earl O'Neill has finished a new book with information about the Howard family on Ocracoke. Will the Village Craftsmen be selling it? Thanks."

Earl has, indeed, published his new genealogical book. It began as a genealogy of the Ocracoke Howard family, but, since we are so interrelated, Earl soon learned that he had to expand the scope of the book to include the Jacksons, Garrishes, and Stowes in order to make his book comprehensive. It turned out to be more than 700 pages!

To obtain a copy of the book (if I remember correctly the price is about $70.00), please contact the author directly: Earl W. O'Neal, Jr., PO Box 698, Ocracoke, NC, 27960.

This book is quite remarkable. The genealogies run from page 1 to page 451. The remainder of the book includes copies of documents, wills, photos, maps, and stories. This is a major contribution to the history of Ocracoke Island. Thank you Earl!

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of the Black Squall, a brig loaded with circus animals that wrecked on Ocracoke in April of 1861. You can read it here.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous2:21 PM

    Hey Philip, Your blog visitors might be interested in knowing that the Ocracoke Jazz Society is having a party/performance in the Deep Water Theater this Friday (the 15th) from 8pm until. Admission is dessert to share and a supportive attitude. And they said Ocracoke was "dead" in February...!


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