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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GEORGE WASHINGTON LITTLETON HOUSE circa 1913

1913 HOUSE: NATIONAL REGISTER of Historic Places: 133/135 Front Street – Gable-fronted house with millwork in gables, one-story front porch, aluminum siding; Littleton worked at the Cedar Point Fishery. NR (House photos to be added later)

George Washington Littleton 1855-1927 was the son of Thomas Sparks Littleton 1819-1895 and Jemima P. Cregg 1813-1877 of Onslow County, North Carolina. George married Nellie Eleanor Smith 1857-1931 about 1874.

In the 1870 census, George W. 14 was noted as a laborer for Swansboro farmer Solomon Gornto.

In the 1880 census, George W. and wife were living with his parents. Also in the household were children Edward F., Mollie and John.

Image courtesy Jack Dudley, Swansboro
By 1900, in the Littleton household (next to James Bartley) were: Mary, John, Harry, Georgie, Thomas, Nellie, Eva and Everett.





Death Certificate
In 1910, only Eva and Everett were still at home with George and Nellie.
The 1920 census recorded seine fisherman George 67, Nellie 64 and Everett 23 at home on Water Street next to James Parkins family.

All children:
Edward Franklin 1874-1967, Mary Amelia born 1876, John W. 1879-1950, Harry Brown born 1882, Georgia born 1885, Thomas S. born 1888, Nellie born 1890, Eva born 1892 and Everett born 1897.

Of their nine children, their son Edward Franklin Littleton was grandfather of Tucker Littleton.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the great info on the Littleton Line. But where are the tombstones for them located?

Mary Warshaw said...

Swansboro's Ward Cemetery: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gsr&GSiman=1&GScid=2191198&GSfn=&GSln=Littleton

Mary Warshaw said...

Ward Cemetery: http://swansborohistory.blogspot.com/2010/09/swansboro-or-ward-cemetery.html

Anonymous said...

This is Terry Littleton - admin of LITTLETON@rootsweb.com
Thanks for the pictures. I have been trying for years to figure out who Tucker Littletons ancestors were and I am stuck here at Thomas Sparks Littleton. Got any ideas who his parents might have been.