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

Otway Burns - Family Tree and Census

Crawley/Burns Family Tree -

Francis Burns 1716-1791 was born in Ayrshire, Scotland. Otway Burns 1740-1797 was born and died in Carteret County, NC. Otway Burns 1775-1850 was born on Queen Creek, Onslow County, NC and died October 25, 1850 on Portsmouth Island, Carteret County, NC.

Otway Burns 1775-1850 married Joanna Grant (-1814) July 6, 1809. He married Jane Hall (1794-1839) on December 4, 1814 in Carteret County. His third marriage was to Jane Smith on February 22, 1842 in Carteret County.

1790 CENSUS: Onslow County 
12 in household: 
2 males over 16
1 male under 16
5 females
 and 4 slaves.

1810 Onslow County - 10 in household including 4 slaves.

1820, Captain Otway Burns - Beaufort, Carteret County - 20 persons in his household, including 16 slaves.

1830 Currituck, Beaufort County - 18 in household including 14 slaves and 1 free colored person.

1840 Carteret County - 7 in household including 5 slaves.

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