Posted By:Faisal Kamal
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Subject:Re: Wahab Family in Hyde County,NC and VA
Post Date:June 11, 2002 at 23:15:48
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/nc/hyde/messages/94.html
Forum:Hyde County, NC Genealogy Forum
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i was looking up who were the earlist arabs to come to america, and the wahan family were:

Family tradition holds that the Wahab family of Okracoke Island, thirty miles off the coast of North Carolina, de­scends from the first Wahab sent as an emissary of the "King of Arabia" in the mid-sixteenth century "to establish the Muslim religion in the New World." Shipwrecked with a load of Arabian horses on the outer banks of North Carolina, Wahab established "Wahab Village," site of an inn still run by the Wahab family.