From 1995-1998, Onslow County researcher Jane Hoveland compiled information on families living on the property of what would soon become Camp Lejeune. Jane has graciously donated her information to the site in hopes that it may assist others in locating information about their families, as well as add context to what life was like for our ancestors of times past.
The files below are extracted from her information. Each link goes to a PDF file.
- Introduction – Jane’s acknowledgements of support for her work
- James Hurst interview – his family received a letter in October 1941 that they would have to move. Mr. Hurst describes what their life was like then and during that process.
- Interesting People, Places & Things – interesting tidbits, including note of William Monfort, one of the few substantial black land owners in the county.
- K.B. Hurst interview – Mr. Hurst indicates that more than 650 families had to move; his family was told in May 1941.
- Onslow Hall -Home of Thomas McIntyre – Mr. McIntyre was a New York financier and builder of the Jacksonville-Wilmington Railroad.
- Notes from the Commonwealth of Onslow, a History by Joseph P. Brown
- Gillette Family History — interview with Betsy Taylor Killian, granddaughter of John A. Gillette
- Trip Through the Past with KB Hurst — Mr. Hurst describes the families and places of his neighborhood
- Interview with Dorothy Mattocks VonCannon – Dorothy is the daughter of Bacchus Mattocks and Lena Ward Mattocks
- Trip from Sneads Ferry to Court House Bay – description of various places along the route
- Village of Marines and Families – families of Marines, a small village where Court House Bay is now
- Trip from Court House Bay to Bear Creek Gate – description of the various places along the route
- John Isaac Hurst Family – information about his family. He was the first Hurst to settle in Onslow County (1804-1852)
- William Henry Dexter – short bio of Mr. Dexter of Trapp Creek, near Marines
- Will of General Edward Ward