Currituck Co., N.C. Houses

 

Beasley Home

Located on Knott's Island.  The present owner, Mrs. Willie C. Ansell, inherited it from her father, John Beasley.  She says her grandfather bought it from a Mrs. ScottMrs. Ansell says she does not know how old the house is, but knows it was there before the Civil War.  Note nine-paned upper window sashes and six-paned lower sashes.  It is put together with wooden pegs and has 12x12 hand-hewn sills.  The kitchen was built later, not connected with the house, but is of marine-lap construction.

 

This photo and information are from the project "Old Homes in Currituck County to 1860" originally compiled June 1960 by Alma O. Roberts and Alice Flora of the Currituck County Historical Society.   We are indebted to Barbara B. Snowden, president of the Currituck County Historical Society for permission to reproduce this collection on the internet, and also to Gerri Andrews and Diane Ferebee of the Currituck County Public Library who provided digital copies of the photos.  No part of this document may be used for any commercial purposes; however, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research.  Images are for personal use only, not for redistribution.

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