|Ocracoke Light & Keeper Enoch Ellis Howard|
Ellen Marie Fulcher Cloud writes this in her book, Ocracoke Lighthouse:
"Ellis was appointed keeper of Ocracoke Light in 1862 with an annual salary of $560, which was still his annual income when he died in 1897, thirty-five years later. Ellis Howard was born on Ocracoke on October 28, 1833, the son of Solomon Howard and Lovey Tolson. He married Cordelia Williams, also of Ocracoke. They had two children. Ellis remained keeper of the light until his death."
Enoch Ellis Howard was the only keeper to die on the lighthouse property.
Several of Keeper Howard's great-great-great-grandchildren live on the island today.
This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is research into the origin of the Ocracoke Island Wahab family. You can read the article here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news022115.htm.