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

Hawkins-Glover House circa 1820s-1840s

NATIONAL REGISTER of Historic Places: 224 Elm Street - The west end of this house was originally a two-story side-hall plan house probably built during the 1820s; the east end was added in the 1840s, giving the house an over-all center-hall plan. The house has Greek Revival interior and exterior detailing, a one-story ell, and a two-story porch probably added when the house was moved circa 1900 (now reworked). Bazel Hawkins probably built the house, which merchant and turpentine trader Cyrus Glover acquired and probably renovated in the 1840s. The house originally stood on the waterfront to the west of town and was moved to its present location around 1900.NR

Bazel Hawkin’s daughter Catherine Jane Hawkins 1833-1868 was born in Swansboro; she married Cyrus B. Glover 1821-1867 in Swansboro, December 19, 1849. 1850 census shows each with five slaves.

Children of Cyrus Glover and Catherine Hawkins Glover: Charles Basil Glover 1851-1933, William H. Glover 1857-1860, Theodore S. Glover 1861-1927 and William B. Glover 1868-1908.

Buried in the small Hawkins-Glover family cemetery: John J. Farr, Catherine Jane Glover, Cyrus B. Glover, John D. Hawkins 1830-1921, William H. Hawkins 1845-1926 and John Rolph 1745-1771.


Anonymous said...

I'm a direct descendant of Basil Hawkins. He is my great-great-great grandfather. His daughter Catherine and son-in-law Cyrus Glover are my great-great grandparents. Charles Glover, their son, is my great-grandfather.

Thanks very much for the research you've done and thanks for making it available.

Anonymous said...

Very interesting...I think I may be one of his descendants way of one of his slaves..who was mullato so I assume was his daughter...she was my great-great-great grandmother..very interesting..