This small quaint seaport has roots back to April 7, 1730 when Isaac and Jonathan Green Sr. purchased from Ebenezer Harker "a certain plantation and track of land containing by estimation 441 acres situate lying and being in ye Carterett in ye county of province of aforsaid being ye west side of ye mouth off White Oak River." By 1771 Theophilus Weeks started a town on his plantation, laying out a plat and selling lots. Formerly known as Bogue, Week's Point, The Wharf and New Town, the town was officially designated by the North Carolina General Assembly on May 6, 1783. Above photo (from North Carolina State Archives) courtesy Jack Dudley, as included in Swansboro - A Pictorial Tribute

Carl Sanders Ward House circa 1907

NATIONAL REGISTER of Historic Places: 222 Elm Street - Side-hall plan house with one-story side addition, major modern alterations including new two-tier front porch, belvedere [structure added to take advantage of the view]. NR

1918 WWI Draft registration.
Death Certificate
Carl Sanders Ward was born December 25, 1885 and died September 7, 1960. He was born to David G. Ward and Henrietta Freeman. Carl S. Ward married Hepsy B. Hatsell about 1909. Hepsy was born September 12, 1888 in Hubert, Onslow County, daughter of Wilbur and Nancy Hatsell.

In 1900 Carl was 15. His siblings included Willie P. 17, Pearl E. 13, Ida P. 10 and Henrietta 7.

In 1910 Carl 25 (foreman - log woods)and wife "Hepsy" 22 with seven-month old Emma B. Ward.

In 1920 Carl 35 (still a logger) with wife Hepsy 32 , Emma 10 and Ruby E. 5.

By 1930 they had added another son David G., then 10; David G. Ward died in 1936 at the age of 16. The 1930 census noted Carl Ward as Superintendant-Farms, with a real estate value of $1000.

Carl Ward's 1960 death certificate noted 75-year old Carl had outlived his parents and spouse Hepsy Hatsell. At that time farmer Carl Ward's street address in Swanboro was noted as 46 Elm Street (As with other houses in town, numbers were changed to three-digits, i.e., 222 Elm Street).

The family was buried in Ward Cemetery, Swansboro.

Carl Ward's Descendancy in Onslow County:

David Ward 1755-1801 (Abigail Shepard)
Josiah Ward 1780-1849 (Cassandra Dudley)
William P. Ward 1818-1882 (Sarah Nancy Jarman)
David G. Ward 1852- (Henrietta Freeman)
Carl Sanders Ward 1885-1960 (Hepsy Hatsell)

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