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Thomas Midyett Powder Horn
[Photos taken in 2008 by Ray Midgett.  Permission to post these horn photographs given by Edward Murray Hodges, Jr.]

THOMAS : MIDYETT
HIS : HORN
MAY : THE : 7 : DAY : 1747

The Midgett ancestral powder horn was found in this two story farmhouse now located on the farm of Kemp and Pam Huss on Possom Hill Road in Bath, N.C. The horn was discovered in the wall when Pam and Kemp were renovating the house for their tenant farmers, J.B. and Annie Asby. The
farm belonged to Pam's great-grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Midyett Cox. The land surrounding the Huss farm once belonged to the family of Elizabeth Midyett, mother of Edward Murray Hodges, Jr, to whom the horn was given by Pam Huss.  It is possible that the Huss farm was once held by an ancestor of the Midgett/Midyett family. Tim Midyett now tenant farms on the Huss farm.  Mrs. Huss believes this house is over 100 years old.

The progression of how this horn has been passed down in the family is not known, however, here is Beth's lineage which might give us a clue.

Mary Elizabeth (Midyette) Hodges [1932-2007] married Edward Murray Hodges, Sr. [1928-2001]
Wm. Byron Midyette, Sr. [1897-1979] married 1st Lalla Ruth Latham [1901-1966]; 2nd Elizabeth (Canady) Mixon [1915-1985]
Timothy Murray Midyette, Sr. [1850-1929] married Talula V. "Lula" Gibbs [1860-1904]
Benajah Watson Midyett [c1814-aft. 1874] married 1st Mary _____ [c1814-aft. 1852]; 2nd Satchrine (Martin) Boyd
Sparrow Midyett [c1781-cMar.1837] married 1st Nancy Watson [c1791-aft. 1830]; 2nd Rachel Berry [c1811-c1873]
Daniel Midyett, Sr. [1750-c1809] married 1st Rebecca Sparrow [c1760-c1787]; 2nd Elizabeth "Betsy" Meekins [1769-aft. 1806]
Thomas Midyett, Sr. [1717-1788] married Bethany _____ [1720-1794]

Thomas Midyett, Sr. had a son named Thomas Midyett, Jr. who was born May 7, 1747 (same date seen on the horn) and died circa May 1804.  Thomas Jr. married Lydia Parker, daughter of James Parker.  Thomas Jr. and Lydia had at least 4 known children: Timothy, James, Levi, and Solomon.  Nothing much is known about these children, however, a Currituck County deed (Deed Bk. 9; pg. 109) dated Jan. 18, 1805 lists several lawful heirs--

The lawful heirs of Thomas Midyett, dec'd., of Currituck County sold to John Gray of Currituck County, for 357 silver dollars, a tract of land on Kinnekeet Banks bounded on the soundside by Thomas Gray and running to the seaside, containing 50 acres.  This indenture was made January 8, 1805.  Wit: John Clark, Thomas Gray.
/signed/ Samuel [x] Midyett
             James Midyett
            Christopher Farrow [a Christopher Farrow made his will in 1807 wherein he named his wife Nancy]
            Judah [her x mark] Midyett
            Thomas [x] Midyett
            Joseph [x] Midyett
            Solomon Midyett

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