Pictured above, in my kitchen perusing documents about Jenny's ancestors and the Point, are (l. to r.) Whitney Hull (daughter), Jamison Hull (son), Anne Rhodes Whitney (Jenny's mother), Jason Hull (Jenny's husband), and Jenny Hull.
In September, 1759, William Howard, Sr., last colonial owner of Ocracoke Island, sold many acres, including the Point, to his friend William Williams. Over the next 100 years the Point changed hands several times:
- Comfort Williams, daughter of William Williams, inherited six and one half acres which were conveyed for the use of the public pilots
- William Howard, grandson of William Howard, Sr., purchased land on the Point
- Elisha Chase, William Howard's son-in-law, and William Hatton Howard, William Howard's son, then acquired the Point
- Daniel Tolson (who is buried on the Point) purchased the land
- At Daniel Tolson's death his widow, Sidney Ross, inherited the Point
|Old House at Springer's Point|
Sam Jones purchased the Point from E. D. and Clara's son, Wallace Springer, in 1941. Today, Springer's Point is owned by the North Carolina Coastal Land Trust.
More information about Springer's Point, including contemporary and historic photographs, are available at https://www.ocracokenavigator.com/springers-point/ and http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news040303.htm.
Our latest Ocracoke Newletter is the story of Augustus Cabarrus, early inlet pilot, and the present day d'Oelsnitz family. Click here to read the Newsletter: Ocracoke...The French Connection.