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Little Joshua Gray has done it again. He’s made the news papers. I imagine he would be amazed at the excitement of the return of his grave marker to Hatteras Island. I can honestly speak for everyone here, we’re glad he’s home.

Dawn F. Taylor

Link to Virginian Pilot story :


Andy Powell and his new book…

Received this email via Roberta Estes of the Lost Colony Genealogy and DNA Research Group. Definitely wanted to share this great interview with Andy Powell, retired Ex-Mayor or Bideford, England. He tells of his and the LCRG’s research concerning the Sir Walter Raleigh’s Lost Colony.

Andy Powell was interviewed today by Ireland’s Premier News Radio Show about his new book. If interested this is the link.  It’s really a very nice interview and tells a lot about the Lost Colony and our current research.  Andy cautions that bits were edited and also that it was intended for English/Irish digestion.

(Click on Tuesday, the 15th, and button “2” the interview starts at about 6 minutes 30 seconds in.)

You can purchase his book, Grenville and the Lost Colony of Roanoke, at

Awesome interview, Andy 🙂


Little Joshua Gray’s gravemarker, finds a temporary home…


HIGPS, has found a temporary home for Little Joshua Gray’s, grave marker.
We’ve looked at several options and for now it will be housed
at the Chicamacomico Life Saving Station in Rodanthe, NC.
The station is to open April 18, and will be available for viewing at that time.

What our hopes are for the marker…

HIGPS, believes that the marker belongs at Little Kinnakeet.
We wish that it could be returned to the Gray Family Cemetery, from where it came.
But, there is a big erosion issue and not to mention that with our sometimes
harsh environment, the marker would soon meet the same fate as all the other wood
markers on the island. And that is of total decay.

So…here is what we would like to see happen.
For Little Kinnakeet Life Saving Station’s restoration to finally be completed
and for the marker to be housed there. As soon as we get our non-profit status
and tax id taken care of, we plan on taking donations to help fund for a memorial
stone marker to be made in it’s place. We’d like the marker to look similar
in design to the original.

Little Joshua’s death date is listed as Dec 24th, 1891. So with that said,
we’d like to have a dedication ceremony and memorial marker placement
around that time. This will all depend on funding for the project.

Once again, we’d like to thank all who assisted in the historical journey
of Little Joshua Gray’s marker, back to Hatteras Island.