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Edward Farrow - 1878
NC State Archives; Original estates records 1745-1904; CR.053.508.22

June 8, 1880 - Account of Sales by administrator, Charles E. Wahab, at Ocracoke, NC
Heirs: widow Lucretia, Edward Farrow, Oliar Farrow, Maud Farrow, Mattie Farrow, Maggie J. Farrow

NOTE from Ellen Fulcher Cloud in 2007 - Lucretia Credle Wahab (born May 18,1848 - died Sept. 8,1930). She married Edward Farrow (b. Oct. 31,1839 - d. June 21,1878). Their home was where The Berkley Center is.  In fact, Sam Jones who bought the house from Mrs. Dezzie Fulcher's heirs built the newer part around the old house. Edward Farrow is buried in the front yard. "Farewell, Ed" is on the tomb. Lucretia Credle Wahab Farrow and Edward Farrow had two daughters and one son. [According to the 1880 Hyde Co. census Lucretia and Edward had 5 children.]  The son, Edward, married Minnie Bragg and moved to Pennsylvania.  Mattie married a preacher, Rev. West - I think he is buried in Elizabeth City.  Mattie West moved to Norfolk and opened a Corset Shop - later changed to Mattie West's Dress Shop. She operated the shop until the middle forties. The other daughter, Olla, married a lawyer from New Bern, Lynn Gibbs - They built a summer home on Ocracoke. Miss Annie Lee and Mr. Dan Garrish bought their house (last house before the fence to the Navy Base). The Gibbs Insurance Co. in Morehead City is owned by a grandson. After Ed Farrow died, Aunt Lucretia moved back to mainland Hyde County, Sladesville, where she owned a farm and also where her brothers lived. There she met a traveling salesman, Michael Lawrence Piland (b. Jan. 20, 186l in Gatesville, NC - d. May 6,1920).  Mr. Piland had a bad romance in Gatesville. His bride-to-be never showed up at the church. Lucretia and Mr. Piland married and moved to Ocracoke and built a home on her land (where Miss Annie Bell and Mr. George's house was when the Navy took the land and house to build the Navy Base.) Mr. Piland built a store and warehouse (sold to Mr. Ike O'Neal) and ran the store and ice cream parlor until his death. Mr. Piland is buried on Ocracoke in the Wahab-Howard graveyard. Aunt Lucretia moved to Washington, NC where her brother Charlie lived. They both are buried in Oaklawn [Oakdale] Cemetery in Washington.

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