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 courtesy Jack Dudley . Swansboro - A Pictorial Tribute . North Carolina State Archives.
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JOHN P. ROGERS HOUSE circa 1901

NATIONAL REGISTER of Historic Places: 106 Walnut Street - Three-bay I-house with center-hall plan, one-story ell, reworked two-tier front porch. Rogers was a carpenter. NR

John Patterson Rogers (1861-1938) was the son of Daniel Rogers and Annie Elizabeth Taylor. In 1884 John P. Rogers married Sallie Ann Hatsell (1863-1941), daughter of Bryan Hatsell and Nancy Hewett of Swansboro. In the 1900 census, John and Sallie Ann were living in Swansboro next door to Sallie's parents.
By 1910 there were four children in the household: Frederica 19, Edna M. 15, John P. Jr. 12 and six-year-old Bryan H. Rogers.

The value of real estate was noted as $1500 in 1930; the couple was alone in the house.
John Patterson Rogers - 1938 Death Certificate

In all censuses John P. Rogers was noted as "carpenter - house," but his death certificate stated his occupation as a general contractor. In 1920, 21-year-old son John P. Rogers, Jr., still at home--also noted as "carpenter - house."

John Patterson Rogers and Sallie Ann Hatsell were buried in Queens Creek Cemetery, Hubert, Onslow County, North Carolina.

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