Family Bibles often contain valuable genealogical and historical information. Unfortunately, many Ocracoke Island documents, including Bibles, were destroyed when hurricane flood waters inundated homes. Blanche remembers neighbors, including my grandparents, digging holes in their yards after the 1944 storm and burying water soaked papers and books.
Some important documents have survived, however. Below is an image from the Bible of Ocracoke's Job & Eliza Bradley Howard Wahab family. Job and Eliza, as well as several of their 15 children, are buried in the George Howard cemetery on British Cemetery Road.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is the story of Ocracoke and the "Lost" Colony. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news112111.htm.