Updated December 8, 2013
December 7, 2010 KNOTTS ISLAND DIARY. Island Life in the 1930's by Sue Fentress Austin.
February 1, 2011. TALES OF KNOTTS ISLAND. by Henry Beasley Ansell.
April 28, 2013. HISTORY OF KNOTTS ISLAND by Hal James Bonney, Jr.
February 10, 2013. VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
June 12, 2012. RURITAN CLUB with the Helopad and Project Emmanuel
January 20, 2012. JUNIOR HISTORIAN ASSOC.
February 26, 2011. MADELINE WATERFIELD WATERMAN COLLECTION
October 21, 2011 JOHN BARNES COLLECTION
August 1, 2013 JANE BRUMLEY COLLECTION
April 21, 2011 ELOISE YOUNG TUCKER COLLECTION
July 28, 2011 GRACE EVERETT ANSELL SCRAPBOOK
July 8, 2011 EDITH CAPPS AUTOGRAPH BOOK
January 5, 2012 CAROLE GARRETT STRAWHAND COLLECTION.
December 21, 2011 SNAPSHOTS. Sharon Atherton, Brenda Twiford.
May 14, 2012 VICKI WATERFIELD DIXON COLLECTION
December 1, 2011 SUSIE LITCHFIELD - NURSE/MIDWIFE.
March 18, 2012 INDIANS AND ARTIFACTS
January 11, 2012 PIRATES
January 11, 2012 WITCHES
May 16, 2010 HOG BUTCHERING written by Tunis Corbell.
March 17, 2012 CANNING
July 22, 2013 QUILTING
June 19, 2012 YAUPON TEA
August 26, 2010 GRIST MILLS
January 18, 2012 MEETING LODGES
April 21, 2011 KNOTTS ISLAND TELEPHONE CO.
November 23, 2013 DOCTORS AND FUNERALS.
April 24, 2013 MURDERS
December 8, 2013 OBITUARIES and DEATH RECORDS
November 4, 2013 GAMES
January 15, 2011 HISTORY OF CURRITUCK. by Barbara Snowden.
May 14, 2010 Comment by Jane Brumley in answer to the question about scarcity of early photos: Well, I must say most of us grew up "poor and did not know it". Cameras and film were really a luxury item during my early years. Most of my pictures are when I was "dressed up" for Church or some special occasion. Later, I got a Brownie Camera which started my love of photography. But I was always told " don't waste the film". I still have an early Kodak camera in my collection today. I do have some photos collected by the generosity of folks like Brenda Twiford. They are a treasure.
May 16, 2010 Comment - Tunis Corbell: Shipping Produce and Wild Fowl. In my Grandfather's early days in Popular Branch, farm produce and wild fowl were shipped by schooner up the inland waterway to Norfolk and then trans-shipped to New York, Washington, Boston, Philadelphia, etc. In my earliest days I remember the shallow draft steamer Comet running from Popular Branch, to Aydlett, Knotts Island, Munden Point, Va. And then to Norfolk. If I remember correctly, it ran twice a week. All our goods for the general stores were shipped on the return trips. I used to ride on the mule wagon with my father, Tunis Corbell, Sr. hauling sweet potatoes to the south end of Knotts Island for shipment to major ports up North. Mr Ottma Bonney ran the dock at the south end of Knotts Island near where the ferry docks are today.
May 17, 2010 Comment - Sandra McCarthy: Grandpa Bonney had a store at the South end so that when the boat came in loaded with goods the store was in a convenient location to receive them. He sold that store to buy the one near Munden's when the goods were no longer delivered by boat.
August 17, 2010. The 1990 census showed 580 families on Knotts Island with a population of 1555. 441 under 18. 864 in the 18-59 age group and 250 60 or older.The median household income is $26,645.
From the Brenda Twiford Collection
From the Carolyn Rowell Collection
From the Melinda Lukei Collection