This photo was taken about 1912 on
Ann Street. My friend Nancy McKee Smith’s mother, Louise Gordon Thomas, born in Beaufort in 1906, is about 8 years old. ’s mother went to Nancy ’s School until 1918. The small boys are Louise's twin brothers - Thomas Thomas and Edward Gordon Thomas - born in 1910. The Thomas family lived in the second block of St. Paul Front Street, referred to in a letter from Nancy's mother as “…a wide road made of oyster shell between the house and the wharves.” Click the photo and notice the "ribboned" goat hooked up to the interestingly-designed cart.
Samuel was born November 7, 1736 in Hempstead,
Samuel came to Beaufort in 1764, at age 28, as the “sober and discreet qualified man” recruited to teach at the Beaufort school. He married Sarah Hampton (1739-1808) November 30, 1766 in Straits, Carteret County, NC. Sarah was the daughter of Beaufort cornwainer (shoemaker) Thomas Hampton.