Sunday, June 22, 2014

Agnes Scott of Ocracoke

In one of the small cemeteries on Howard Street is the grave of Agnes Scott, wife of Ocracoke native, Capt. M.A. Garrish. Agnes Scott was born in Kirkwood, Georgia, and died in Galveston, Texas.

Visitors to the island occasionally ask me if this Agnes Scott is related to the Agnes Scott for whom the women's college in Decatur, Georgia is named. As it turns out, Agnes Scott of Ocracoke is a direct descendant of the college's namesake, and a number of island natives are similarly related.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter ( traces the story of both Agnes Scotts. In an interesting turn of events, my granddaughter, Zoe Howard, will be attending Agnes Scott College as a freshman this fall.

Zoe, we wish you all the best in your new venture in Decatur, Georgia!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:43 AM

    Your granddaughter could bring to Decatur a brass rubbing of the grave stone. Or sell postcards of the site in the School Book store. Honestly, there are so many easy ways to earn some pin money these days. pS Zoe do not freak out during your freshman year.