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Alvah and Retha O'Neal Home

Three generations of Alvah O'Neal's family. Left to right: parents--David Morgan Carawan (1848-1928) and Annie Eliza (Stotesbury) Carawan (1847-1918). Children--Ella Matilda (Carawan) O'Neal (1878-1955) and Melissa Evelina Carawan (1882-1961). Grandchildren--Alvah O'Neal and Mary (O'Neal) Spencer.

The home of Alvah and Retha O'Neal was built by William R. Carawan and wife Minerva in 1873 in Rose Bay. This was passed to David Morgan and wife Annie Eliza (Stotesbury) Carawan, then to Melissa Carawan and later to Thomas Alvah O'Neal and wife Retha who are the present owners.

(Photo and information from Hyde County History published by the Hyde County Historical Society in 1976.)