Monday, August 08, 2011

What I Was Going To Do

This morning I had intended to share some information from the 1790 Federal Census of Ocracoke...but discovered that in the transcription I have the summary of the population (168 residents) and the sums I came up with (157 residents) didn't match. There were other discrepancies also.

So I have been trying to locate a readable copy of the original document. It is taking me longer than I expected. I will share my research (surnames, numbers of white males, white females, and slaves) whenever I can gather reliable figures. I think our readers will find them interesting.

In the meanwhile, enjoy your day!

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is Lou Ann's story of the Night Blooming Cereus Cactus. You can read it here:


  1. Anonymous7:50 AM

    Oh, and I thought you were catching some 40 extra winks this Monday morning....I should have known the dedicated blogger-in-chief was up early, doing more research, as usual.

    I'll look forward to the census info another time, but good to start my morning before going to work with your blog.

    Best day to you, too!

  2. Going to be on the look out for that transcription ! I posted on HIGPS' Facebook group regarding who had ancestry from both Hatteras/Ocracoke Islands. Boy, came home from work with 23 responses.

    So Phillip, I want to "Thank You" for being a history sleuth and preservationist. Needs to be more of us out there !

  3. Anonymous9:43 AM

    We can always count on you for detail & accuracy. I know of no other blogger who would go to that much trouble for their readers. This is why we keep coming back. Looking forward to reading it. Take your time-we're not going anywhere!

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  5. Anonymous1:56 PM

    Philip... have you looked here?

  6. Anonymous2:21 PM

    Phishing that post at 1:25 is spam malware don't fall for it your computer will be come a bot

  7. Anonymous2:40 PM

  8. Many thanks for the census links. It may take me a few days to follow them all and make sense of it all. I appreciate you all for looking after me!

  9. Anonymous3:10 PM

    It's mutual....we all look after each other on your blog! From mainlander to islander....