There is always more to every story...
I was astonished and awed to find that the Bowser family is connected to a larger and (likely) largely-unknown important piece of African-American history in the Outer Banks.
One of the articles I came across in my research is titled, "The Freedmen of Roanoke Island: The Other Lost Colony".
Saying, "Wow" doesn't accurately express my astonishment and gratitude at finding this new information about my people's journey from slavery to today.
Here is a link to the article: The Freedmen of Roanoke Island: The Other Lost Colony.