Welcome to Resthaven!

Bob & Carroll Bilbro Built their new home

"Broad Reach" 2000/2001

They bought the property in 1990

Bob's family was part of the great Greenville migration

they have 2 children

Scott (& Leslie) Bilbro      and        Kathyrne (& Murray Williams)

they have 2 children                                             they have 1 child

Carter      Davis                                                             Carolyne

Alexander & Elizabeth Noe original owner


Pastor of St. Thomas church in Bath

they had 3 sons

Alex B.      William S.        John C.

they sold to

Barbara Ballard

she had at least 1 son

Robert Charles Ballard

David & Olive Morrell (original family 8-15-1946) (bought their property on the same day as the Noe’s)

Mrs. Morrell is the only living original owner that has family still enjoying the cottage

(The Morrell’s were from Fauckland.  She grew up at Core Pt. and had a sister who had built at Washington Park)

They had 4 children

                      Venetia (&Joe Que)                    Melanie (& Joe ???)                Edith (& Moma Wade)                                         Joy (&Roger Co

                        they have 1 child                      they have 2 children                                                                                              they have 3 children

                             Joe Jr.                                    Jonathon     Andrew                                                                  Howard (& Kelly)               Sonny (&Matt)         A J (Liz)

                                                                                                                                                                               They have 3 children          they have 1 child

                                                                                                                                                                              Logan   Riley    Cooper               Baylor

Tyson & Myrte Grey Bilbro (original family since 4-6-1950)

Tyson Bilbro bought vacant 50' lot beside the Morrell's from Hannis Latham,

and the next one to the East from Foye Mason on the same day

The 7th family of the Greenville migration

Mrs. Bilbro instigated the first Sunday school lesson on their pier,

for the children would have otherwise been at Emanuel Baptist in Greenville

They had two children

Bob and Myrte


Myrte & Bill Davis and their family enjoy the cottage today

have 3 children

Kearns (& Ashley) Davis,     Ward (& Sally) Davis,      Joanna (& Jeff Andrews)

                                           have 3 Children                     have 4 Children     

J.O. & Millie Derrick(original family since 1-28-1949)

Derrick bought vacant lot from F P Brooks

who had bought from Foye Mason 10-26-1948

Derreck was as E C C Facualty that became the 6th family

of the great Greenville migration

had 3 children (now co owners)

Betty Derrick,     Jack (& Dagmar) Derrick,      Fred (& Catherine) Derrick  

                                         have 1 child                                     have 4 children

                                                John                                             Justin Evans

                                                                                                      Christi Evans

                                                                                                      Aaron Evans

                                                                                                      Joshua Evans

Dr. A.D.(& Edith) Frank original owner


Instigated the E C C faculty to begin the great Greenville Migration

they sold to

Dr. Allen & ???? Cuthburt

who had 2 children

Carolyn         and          Freddie

they sold to

Leonard P(& Edith) Bloxom

who had 2 children

Percy        and       Joyce

they sold to

Carl & Ann Renfro

who had 1 child

Carl Jr.

they sold to

Wade (& Ann) Smith

(who were school mates of the Kimzey’s)

who have 2 children

Karen (& Terry Linehan)            Robyn (Erdal Yigit)

who have 2 children                 who have 2 children

Kelsey                             Kenan

Dillon                              Aslan

(Ann’s Roommate was Sue Wood, nothing to do with Rest Haven,

              But that’s how Wade & Ann met in the first place)

Dr. Lawrence Brewster (original owner 8-29-1947)

E C C faculty that became the 5th family

of the great Greenville Migration

Unmarried at the time

he sold to

Shaw & Callie Bonner

who had at least 1 child

Sylvia (& Macon Jordan)

who had 2 children

Megon(& Greg Blackwell)                                     Greyson

               Who had 2 children

                    Stella,  Shaw

Roy & Leona Smith (original family since 7-19-1950)

10th family of the Greenville migration

Roy Sr. bought property when Mr. Mason  wouldn't let him launch his boat over the bank at the cottage his daughter had rented

they had 6 children

Staley, Kathleen, Hazel, Joyce, Roy Jr.

                                                 Roy Jr. has 2 sons

                           Roy III (& Mary)                              Steve (& Tammy)

                             Had 1 child


Maggie(Roy Jr.'s wife) has a daughter (Catherine) who has  2 children

                                                            Taylor    Suzanna

The four brothers of the Wilkerson Funeral Home in Greenville were the original home owners as of 4-28-1950

They bought the vacant lot from Jesse Messick who had bought it 16 days earlier from E C Hollar on 4-12-1950

E C Hollar had bought the property from Foye Mason on that same day

The Wilkerson family was the 9th family of the Greenville Migration associated with the Emanuel Baptist ch.

                                         Norman (&Lib)                                                             Lindsey (&Pauleen)                    Charlie (& Lecki)                     George (&Gearldeen)

                                     They had 4 children                                                        they had 2 children                 they had 2 children                     they had 2 children

Warren (&Linda)     Ann (&George Aarot)      Doug,      Robert(& Cathy)              Steve     Don (& Celeste)           Carol    Charles (&Barbara)            Dean(&Jackie)     Judy(&Jeff Beamon

2 children                         4 children                                        1 child                                              4 children                                     2 children                          1 child                       1 child

Kelly           Sam           Dan  Joe  Andrew   Mary                    Matt                           Don  George   Howard   Jim                       Charles   Emily                         Lee                         Jeffery

Has 3          has 1(Tara)

Brent   Kyle  Kelseigh

The Wilkerson Family owned the property for 50 years and then sold to

Bert (& Tammy) Wright

Continued the Greenville migration ½ century later

They have 3 children

Meredith    Tucker     Macie

They only owned the property for one year before selling to

John (&Terry) Day

John is ECU alum who is keeping the Greenville migration alive and well in Rest Haven

They have 2 children

Noah     Mattie

Plato & Sarah Evans (original family since 4-18-1950)

Plato Evans bought vacant lot form E. C.  Hollar

who had bought from Foye Mason 4-12-1950 (6 days earlier)

They are the 8th family of the Greenville migration

(friends with several previous families)

they had 3 children

Garris (& Betsy)                                Sarah Ann                                Paul (& Ann)

they had 2 children                                                                         they had 2 children

Harrison,         Clara                                                                       Carol Ann,                P.J.

                                                                                                       has 2 children

                                                                                               Tanner       Brooks Ann

Charlie & Lena Reynolds original owner 8-3-1946

E C C faculty that became the 3rd family of the

great Greenville Migration

no Children

they sold to

Alton & Kathleen Spain

(Kathleen was Roy Smith’s Daughter)

(Also among the great Greenville migration)

they had one child


they sold to

Herman & Gladis Ellis

? Children

they sold to

Bobby & Mary Ann Browning

                          (see next page for family)

Elmer & Marie Browning (original family since 8-30-1946)

E C C  faculty that became the 4th family

  of the great Greenville Migration

they had 1 child

Bobby (& Mary Ann)

they had 2 children

Michael (& Darcell)                        Scott (&Leah)

                                                                                                     they have one child


Dr. Wendell & Elva Smiley (original family since 5-29-1946)

second family to help kick off  the great Greenville Migration (Edith Frank wouldn't agree to buy if the Smiley's didn't)

They had 5 children

Ralph,     Wayne,     Sara,     Scott,     Steve

                                             Ralph (& Joan)                                                                                                                                      

                                        They have 4 children                                                                                                                             

     Lois(Bruce)        Susan(Scott)        Tisha(David)              Kelly (& Steve)                                                                                                                        

       Have 2                   have 1                  have2                          have 2                                                                                                 

Caterine   David        Robbie         Chris  Beth   Colby          Nolan    Travis                                                                                            

                  Has 1


                                              Wayne (&Joyce)

                                               They(also Sylvia)have 3 children

                                           Steve(& Dianne)       Mary     Lee Ann                                                                                                                                                                                             

                                                     have 2

                                                 Elva     Sara


                                                                                               Sara (&Jerry Lommatzsch)

                                                                                                   They have 3 children

                                                                 Clint (&Anita)             Ralph (&Ronnie)                   Nick (&Anna)

                                                                       Have 3                           have 2                                  have 4

                                                        J C    Courtney     Neal         Chelsea    Kent           Alexis    Nick    Ryan    Luca

                                                                                                                                                                                                 Scott (&Harriett)

                                                                                                                                                                                                     Had 2 childern

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Hope     Heather

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Steve (&Candy)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Have 2 children

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jack (&Leslie)              Rick (&Jesse)

                                                                                                                          bderrick@valdosta.edu                                                       Have 1 child              have 2 children

                                                                                                                         Clintl64@sunnenlink.net                                                           Lilly                         Andy      Grey



D. S (& Annie) Swain

original owner 4-27-1946

they were from Washington

They had a son

D. S. (&????) Jr.

who had 3 children

Dee, Eric, Becky Jo

who sold to

Emily Padgett

She had 2 children

  Carolyne         Marsha(& Jim Albera)

Initially part of the home place

Later rented out by the week by Foye Mason

First bought by Claude & Betty Batts 5-17-1960

who had 1 son


they sold to

John & Marie Shealey

(the Shealey’s were school mates of Geo. & Syl. Rice, so they became

the 3rd family of the Wilson migration)

they had 3 children

Cindy(& David Galloway)               Carroll Shealey,                 Karen(& Billy Etheredge)

        who have 2 children                    who has 2 children                 who have 2 children

Buffy(&Tripp Poole)     Brittney,            Kristi,  Kelly                            Brandon,  John T.

   who have 1 child



The Mason Homestead

The original home place was built before the revolution.   It was one of the last properties along the river to be sold by the Mason family.

Foye Mason was the oldest of 10 children and heir to the family farm.  He had 1 full brother (Nick) and 8 half brothers and sisters.

He and his wife Bee, had no children of their own.  It was Foye who sub-divided part of the Mason property into what is now Rest Haven.

Foye              Nick                         Rom                 Earl                       Jack                                      Charlie                                      Tim                             Archie              Shirley        Minnie

               Dorris   Roscoe          Marylin  Poly        Earl   Sadie        Jack A.   Andy  Teeny        Emily   Monnie  Charles   Raye       Paul  Jarvis  Lou  Wanda      Grey  Keith         Tom   Jim

                               Rocoe                                                                 Jack Artis                          Teeny

       Cathy            Earleen              Sandra                                   Jay   Lee Ann        David    Beverly      Scotty

                      Ashley   Mason    Amelia   Amber


Having no children, Foye left the remainder of the family property to two of his nephews

The property to the East of Rest Haven Rd. went to Roscoe Mason, and the property on the Western side went to Jack Artis Mason.

After Mrs. Bee’s death the home place was sold to

Ed (&Ruby) Whitley 8-2-72

(the Whitley’s were friends with the Rice’s and became the 5th family of the Wilson migration)

Mr. Whitley demolished the original house with intentions of building a new house large enough for he and his entire family to enjoy.

He died suddenly during construction in 1978, and the house sat unfinished for 15 years.

The Whitley’s had 4 children

Dianne (&Tuffy Barnes)                                      Beth (& David Glover)                                              Carol (&Larry Cox)                                          Joe (&Beverly) Whitley                    

    They had 2 children                                          they have 4 children                                              they have 3 children                                                (no children)

         Brent     Tre                                              Dave     Will      Bryan     ???                                   Renee      Stephanie      Larry

They sold to Charles Lewis

Mr. Lewis demolished the Whitley structure and divided the property into two lots

He sold the lot to the East to his brother Tony Lewis.  He also built a “spec” house on the other lot which was sold to Dr. Billy Manning

                                    Tony (&Mary) Lewis                                                                                                   Dr. Billy (&Linda) Manning

                  Tony was school mates with Robert Wilkerson                        (Linda was 1st wife of Mike Hodges, and are the 9th family of the Wilson migration)

            and therefore still carrying on the Greenville Migration                                                               they have 3 children

                                           they have 1 child                                                                                                Brent    Ben    Katherine

                                                    Shelby                                                                                                                     They sold to

                                                                                                                                                                          Roger (&Leshia)Brooks

                                                                                                                                                                                    No children

                                                                                                                                                                                    They sold to

                                                                                                                                                                        Steve (&Debbie) Edwards

                                            (the Edwards are friends of Cindy Shealey, so they became the 11th and most recent family of the Wilson migration by way of Selma)

                                                                                                                                                                                    No children


Jesse (& Cassie) Messick  original owner since 2-6-1946

the first lot sold at rest haven (The were from Washington)

they had 2 children

                          Ardis (&Jim Kimzey)                                                Rita (&Al Bennett)

                         they have 3 children                                                they have 2 children

James (& Terry)                 Brad (& Lisa)           Tabe                     Mike              Ben

they had 2 children       they have 1 child

Sha        Carley                        Jess

they sold to

Frankie (&Pam) Rice       and      Steve (&Debbie) Edwards

                    They have 2 children                                   no children

                             Lee     Jamie

Harold (&Elouise) Lane  original owner 2-18-46

2nd lot to be sold, 12 days after Messick,

(The Lane’s were from Washington)

they had 1 child

Harold Jr

they sold to

Frank (& Ruby) Rice

(The Rice’s were friends of the Deans, so they became the

2nd family of the Wilson migration)

they had 1 child

George (& Sylvia)

they have 1 child

Frankie (&Pam)

they have 2 children

Lee      Jamie


Robert E. “Skinny” (& Leta) Deans original owner since 9-7-1949

1st family responsible for the Wilson Migration

(They had rented the house that is now Marie Sheley’s during the summers from 1944 – 1948)

(He discovered lots for sale at Rest Haven while bidding a job for Dr. Wayland at Island view shores)

They had 5 children

Ann (& Charles “Bucky” Draughn)                                  Jane (&David Furgison)         Bob (& Cadilla)            Mary Lee (&Tom Jones)                          Bill (&Ann)

           They have 7 children                                               they have 4 children         they have 2 children           they have 5 children                      they have 4 children

Charles   John   Willie   James  Clara   Lucy   Martha       David   Mark   Scott   Cameron        Robert   Susan      Tom   Dorothy    Anna   Beth   Laura      Melissa   Elizabeth   Will    Emily


The cottage was deeded over to Ann

Her family still enjoys the cottage today

Her 7 children and their families

     Charles(&Elyse)                    John(&Marsha)                Willie(&Jim)                James(&Sherrie)                       Clara(&Casey)            Lucy(&Jack)             Martha(&Daniel)

  They have 4 children         they have 2 children     they have 2 children     they have 2 children               they have 3 children                                       they have 1 child

Nathon   Ian   Tyler   Conner              Teddy    Felecia                           Kelly     Bailey                         Weston    Catey                            Woody   Zack   Casey                                                         Elijah

Edward (&Bessie) Pittman original owner 9-16-49                                                                                                                                          The Pittmans were from Ahoskie                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             they had at least 1 child                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Dr Woodrow (& Clair) Pittman                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    They had 2 children                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Jim     Jane                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       They sold to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Don (& ANN) Kennedy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ann is the sister of Marie Shealy,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   so they became the 4th family                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         of the Wilson migration by way of St. Paul                                                                                                                                                                                                                   they have 3 children                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Susan (& Alex Shaltz)       Amy (& Robert Harris)       Lou Ann (& Don Caudell)                                                                                                                                                           they have 2 chldren            they have 1 child               they have 2 children                                                                                                                                                            Rachel    Derrick                         Cradle                                  Will    Eathon

Originally part of Foye & Bee Mason’s personal residence (part of their yard)                                                                                     Vacant lot was sold off separately by Harry Byers                                                                                                                                                                                                   after he purchased the larger parcel from the Mason family on 5-11-1979                                                                                                                                                                       He sold to Joe (& Clara) Hodges  (who built the house as is stands today)                                                                                                                                                      (Clara was the sister of Ruby Rice, so they became the 6th family of he Wilson migration)                                                                                                                             they had 2 children                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Debbie     Mike (& Dawn) Hodges                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     1 child             2 children                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             ?????            Ashley    Emily                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          They sold to Braxton Britt                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Who also had previously bought next door from Willie (Draughn) Hylan 20 years earlier

Foye & Bee Mason’s personal residence

Originally included the vacant lot to the East, and

the cottage to the West known as the “Honeymoon” cottage

It was sold after Mrs. “Bee’s” death by the Mason family to

Harry Byers 5-11-1979

He sold the vacant lot to Joe Hodges,

the Honey Moon Cottage to Staton Martin,

and the main house to

Willie (&Jim Hylan)

Who had 2 children

Kelly    Bailey

They sold to

Braxton (& ???)Britt

Who had 2 children

Gail (& Bobby Hinnant)        Ann (& Billy Webb)

They have 1 child     they have 2 children

     Ryan                       Greg    Braxton

The Britt/Hinnant’s can be considered the 7th family of the Wilson migration

They did so however on their own recognizance.  They had no prior connection to Rest Haven

The “Honey Moon” Cottage                                                                                                                                                                                         Harry Byers (bought as part of Mason Property) 5-11-1979                                                                                                                                                                                     he sold to     Staton (&Margarette) Martn                                                                                                                                                                                                                 they have 2 children                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Jimmy     Ted                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    The house was knocked off of its foundation by Huricane Floyd in 1999                                                                                                                                                                 it was subsequently burned by the Bath Vol. Fire Dept                                                                                                                                                                                              The vacant lot was then sold to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        J. T. (& Dorothy) Kirkman

Bill & Alice Smith  original owner 8-10-1950                                                                                                                                                                                  ? children                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         They sold to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Harry Jarvis (who used the property in conjunction with his commercial fishing business in Swan Quarter)                                                                                                   It was not used as a family cottage at that time                                                                                                                                                                                                                He sold to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Mack (& Elouise) Howard      ? children                                                                                                                                                                                                                    They Sold to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Curtis (& Faye) Howell                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    They have  2 children                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Tracy    Sherry                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        They sold to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Ashley (& Sharron) Allegood                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Originally from Washington, the Allegoods currently live in Wilson so they are by “default” the 10th family of the Wilson migration                                                 They have 2 chldren                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Thomas Harvey     Bonner

Gordon (& Mary) Roebuck original owner 10-8-1949                                                                                                                                                     they sold to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Jim (& Judy) Ensor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            (in law’s of Warren Wilkerson, they were the 11th family of the Greenville migration)                                                                                                                                                          they had 3 children                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Linda (&Warren Wilkerson)      Nancy (& Westly Brooks)      Jim Jr. (& Michell)                                                                                                                                                        they have 2 chldren                         they have 1 child               they have 1 child                                                                                                                                                               Kelly                           Sam                          Andy                                         ????                                                                                                                                                                      have 3 children              have 1 child                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Brent   Kyle  Kelseigh         Tara

They sold to Jim                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 (& Nellie) Busch                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                They were the 8th family from Wilson                                                                                                                                                                                                                             (friends of Tom and Nancy Brown who’s cottage at Bayview)                                                                                                                                                                                     they have 4children                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Massey     Katie    Jamie    Anderson                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 They sold to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Ashley (& Sharron Allegood) next door

The Mason Boat Slip                                                                                                                                                                                           This lot was initially where Foye Mason had a canal dredged and a boat house built                                                                                                                                         he kept hand built flat bottom “juniper” skiffs there, which he rented by the day.                                                                                                                                              The canal was later filled in and the property was sold to                                                                                                                                  

                 ? (& ? Wagner  on ?-?-19??                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Who sold to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    David Clark (No relation to Donald and Sylvia)                                                                                                                                                                                                             who sold to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Bill (& Dot) Hagerty                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               who had 5 children                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Debbie     William    Nancy    Mark     Michael (& Brenda Sylvia Clark’s daughter)                                                                                                                                                             they sold to                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ben & Teresa ????

            Mary Francis Clark                                                                 Sylvia “Clark” (&Roger Mills)

Back lot closest to the Mason Cemetary                                                             (Back lot behind Allegood)

                     Had a daughter                                                                                                             Have 1 child

                  Paula (& Bert Null)                                                                                              Brenda (&Mike Haggerty)

                                                                                                                                                           Have 2 children

                                                                                                                                                        Ashley          Britney

                         Earline (&Martin Webb)                                                                        Sandra (& Randy Merrell)

                                         (Earline and Sandra are Roscoe Mason’s Daughters & Foye’s  great, great nieces)

        They own the house behind the Davis, Derrick, W. Smith cottages                                 They own the house behind the R. Smith, Day, Evans cottages

                                        They have 2 children                                                                                                            They have 2 children

                               Ashley  (Joseph Humphreys)            Mason                                                                              Amelia            Amber

                                       They have 1 child


                               David (&Diehdra) Mason                                                           Jerry (& Barbra) Paul                                                                 

                           David is Foye Mason’s Great Great Nephew                                                                       they have 2 children

                                                They have 2 children                                                                                           Mark           Crystal                         

                                                   Greg            Jenny

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Mason Cemetary

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