Saturday, June 23, 2012

Queen Victoria

I just recently learned that I have a 3rd cousin, once removed, named Queen Victoria. She was the great-great-great-great-granddaughter of William Howard, Sr., one time owner of Ocracoke Island. I also have an Ocracoke relative named Napoleon Howard...and another one named Lafayette Howard. I also have a few kinfolk with relatively uncommon biblical names, including Abner, Amon, Enoch, Dorcas, and Solomon. Yesterday a visitor to the island told me about her relative, King Solomon Howard. I couldn't fit him in the family line, but I think there is a good chance he's kin somehow!

One day I plan to write a monthly Ocracoke Newsletter about unusual Ocracoke Island names. In the meanwhile, take a look at our latest Ocracoke Newsletter, Molly Lovejoy's 2012 Ocracoke School Valedictory Address. You can read it here:


  1. debbie s.11:15 AM

    I had a friend (passed away in 2010) who had been adopted. But she was POSITIVE she was somehow related to THE Windsor family in England.

    No, I don't know why she believed this. To my knowledge, she didn't even know her biological parents or their names.

    Anyways, she was SO convinced that she legally added 'Princess' to the beginning of her name. And insisted upon being called 'Princess Debbie' (I promise, it's not me LOL) and would get FURIOUS if someone did not humor her. I only humor small children and the senile... she finally learned to deal with my impudence! LOL

    She was an odd one.....

  2. Anonymous12:53 PM

    That's preaty cool.
    I was at the porch talk with Philip when he learned that.

  3. Anonymous12:56 PM

    More people should go to the porch talk.
    It's at the village craftsman.
    It's preaty cool.

  4. There is something to be said about naming one's child something out of the ordinary. My line also consist of several named Abner and Dorcas. We even have an Alaska and a Utah Jennette.