Like Melchisedec, Jarvis enters history without known antecedents or descendants. Yet tradition insists that "a man named Jarvis" was found dead (drowned? murdered?) on a small island in Crooked Creek which runs along the northern boundary of Honey Horn Plantation and empties into Calibogue Sound. Thenceforth, Crooked Creek has been Jarvis Creek; a man had to die in order to achieve immortality.
- Peeples, An Index to Hilton Head Island Names (Before the Contemporary Development), p.22