Currituck Co., N.C. Houses

 

Flora Home

Located just off N.C. Highway 170 north of Shawboro.  Presently owned by the heirs of Mr. Robert E. Flora, former sheriff of Currituck County.  Descended to them through their grandmother, Margaret D. Humphries, who married Burwell Micajah Baxter Nov. 15, 1852.

UPDATE 2/18/2006 from Anne Jennings: The Flora home is no longer standing. The grove of trees remains but a mobile home now sits on the site. I do remember when Alice Flora was living in the house looking after her Uncle Burwell who was still driving his horse and buggy to the store as late as the early 1960's. I remember going into the house with my grandmother, Mattie Jones Burgess. The old Flora place could be seen across the field from her house in Shawboro. Alice Flora was friends with both sides of my family and went around with Alma Roberts when she was taking the photographs of the old homes in 1960. We think that she wrote descriptions and took notes as Alma took the photographs. By the early 1970's the house was abandoned and falling to ruin. At that time the kids in the community thought that the old house was haunted.
     There was a Sunday School class named the "Addie B. Flora" class at Providence Baptist Church in Shawboro.
     According to the records of Alma O. Roberts which she obtained from Burwell Flora, Robert Edward Flora was born 20 Apr. 1863. His father was Dennis Bell Flora and his mother was Chloe Bell. On 20 Jan. 1886 he married Martha Adelaide Baxter (b. 20 May 1867 - d. 13 Apr. 1940) whose parents were Burwell Micajah Baxter and Margaret Dozier Humphries. Their 8 children were Burwell Baxter Flora (b. 30 July 1887), Dennis Irl Flora (b. 7 Mar. 1889 - d. 2 Dec 1935), Willie Cowell Flora (b. 24 Aug. 1890), Chloe Adelaide Flora (b. 1 Feb 1896), Katherine Bell Flora (b. 30 Aug. 1899), Minnie Flora (b. 11 Jan. 1902), Mildred Leigh Flora (b. 18 Feb. 1905), and Robert Flora, Jr. (b. 4 Oct. 1894) who died as an infant.

 

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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