Currituck Co., N.C. Houses

 

Old Frost Home

Located on N.C. Highway 34 south of Sligo.  Presently owned by Mrs. Tom Kirl.  The date on the chimney is 1749.  It is much the same as it was originally built but there is a kitchen at the right side, to be entered through the side door near the chimney.  It is constructed with wooden pegs and mortised.  Original floors of wide boards, panels and mantels, are all intact.

UPDATE 2/22/2006 from Anne Jennings:  A home still stands on the site of the Old Frost Home. I still have a certain degree of doubt as to whether this is the same home. Three people in the immediate area who remember the Frost house when Mrs. Kirl lived in the house have said that they do not ever remember the house being torn down but they do remember major remodeling taking place to the house. One of my older relatives rode around the house and related stories of his association with a friend who had lived in the house after Mrs. Kirl. He could not identify the house as being the same house. The general consensus is that the Frost Home still stands, but has had such extensive remodeling that it is not immediately recognized as being the same house. Although folks are still "asking around", it is my suspicion that close inspection with permission from the current owners would resolve the question. Until such time as that opportunity might present itself to someone with such interest, the general consensus is all I know.

The Frost Home would have been the next home to the south of the Philip Bray Home where Will and Katie Flora lived. The Bray house no longer stands. There was a family connection between the Frost house and the Bray house. Alma O. Roberts thought that Mrs. Katie Bray Floraís father was Philip N. Bray (b. 8 Oct. 1858 - d. 10 Feb. 1938) and that his father was Benjamin N. Bray who married Ella Frost (b. 24 Feb. 1866) on 20 Dec. 1883. Ella Frost was the daughter of John and Sarah Frost. Will and Katie Flora gave a daughter the middle name "Frost".

 

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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