GABRIEL HOUSE circa 1880
Samuel Willis Gabriel was born in 1848 in Core Sound to Emanuel Gabriel and Caroline Willis. The 1880 census recorded dry-goods merchant Samuel Gabriel in this home with wife Sarah M. Haskitt, daughter Minnie Coral and Samuel's sister Caroline W. Gabriel. By 1900, Eugene J. Bell owned the house. Son of Josiah Fisher Bell and Susan Leecraft, Eugene married Emma Julia Bell in 1869. The 1900 household included Eugene, Emma and children Kenneth A., Emma Julia and Mary L. with husband Charles Sylvester Carrow, and toddler Eugene Josiah Carrow.
By 1910, Charles Carrow was noted as a seaman on a merchant vessel. The 1920 census enumerated: Charles, Mary, Eugene (with wife Olivia Elease Taylor) and Mary's mother Emma Bell. The 1930 census noted 58-year-old Charlie as a "pleasure boat" boatman, alone in the house. Son of Civil War soldier Nathan Lafayette Carrow and first wife Emeline W. Brooks, Charles died in 1960 at Crab Point, Carteret County. Morgan Bell Stewart (1938‒2009), grandson of Emma Julia Bell and Alexander Brogden Stewart, lived in the home until death.