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

Glen Irvin House circa 1904

NATIONAL REGISTER of Historic Places: 205 Walnut Street - Three-bay I-house with one-story front porch, ell, rear addition, side carport, modern fenestration and aluminum siding. Robert Lee Smith built the house for Irvin, an employee of the Swansboro Land and Lumber Company. NR

Born about 1876, Clem(n) Irvin(g), married Sudie Butler on September 8, 1909 in Wayne County, North Carolina.

In the 1910 Swansboro census, 34-year old Irvin was noted with his 19-year-old wife Sudie. At that time, he was noted as a "mill hand - saw mill."

By the1920 census, the couple was living in Goldsboro, Wayne County, North Carolina with son Edward Walter, born in 1918.

W.C. Irvin 55 and 12-year-old son Edward were listed in the 1930 White Oak, Carteret County, North Carolina census. W.C. was noted as a farm laborer.

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