Thursday, April 21, 2016

Sambo the Live-Saving Horse

This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is a story written in 1968 by Allie (Teenie) Scott. Island resident, Jen Esham, Allie's daughter, shared the story with me. It is a story about Simon Garrish, Jr. (1865-1935) and his United States Life-Saving horse, Sambo.

You can read the story here:


  1. Anonymous6:51 PM

    Reading both the Sambo post and your genealogy of Agnes Scott, it appears that Jen Esham and Irvin Scott Garrish were first cousins. Am I right? You wrote an interesting story about Irvin in your island natives series. I would love to read such a story about Jen and her family and the restaurant.

    1. You are a careful reader...and you are correct. Jen and Irvin are first cousins. Maybe I can convince Jen to share more details about her family and the Pony Island Restaurant & Motel. Stay tuned.

  2. Anonymous10:29 AM

    That Sambo was one smart horse.