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 Ward House 1920s

NATIONAL REGISTER of Historic Places: 226 Elm Street - Gable-fronted bungalow with front porch. NR

This house is two doors down from the 1907 Carl Sanders Ward House at 222 Elm Street. Perhaps Carl lived here after his wife Hepsy died in 1920.

Death Certificate

1918 WWI Registration
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 Superintendent - 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.

The family was buried in Ward Cemetery, Swansboro.

Carl Ward's ancestry 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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