to Dare County
John Allen & Phoebe O'Neal Midgett, Sr.
[Photographs from USCG Headquarters
historical files compiled by LCDR Don Midgette, USCGR]
John Allen Midgett, Sr., son of David O. Midgett,
Sr. & Colinda Ann Sabrina Payne, was born on October 22, 1853 at Chicamacomico (present day Rodanthe) and died in Avon on March 13, 1923.
He married Phoebe M. O'Neal in Chicamacomico on May 18, 1873.
was the daughter of Rinaldo Midgett O'Neal & Elizabeth J. Midgett.
Phoebe was born May 27, 1856 and died on April 27, 1935. [see his will
here] John & Phoebe are both buried in the Manteo Cemetery.
John's obituary appeared in The Independent on Friday, March 16, 1923 which
WELL KNOWN SEAMAN GOES OVER THE BAR -
One of the most interesting men of the North Carolina coast passed away
Monday afternoon in the death of Capt. John A. Midgett, Sr. at his home in
Rodanthe, Dare County. Capt. Midgett was well known thruout eastern North
Carolina where he had sailed vessels for many years. He was formerly
keeper of New Inlet Coast Guard Station in the days when the life of a
coast guard was a tough one. Capt. Midgett was 68 years old and leaves a
wife and three children. [This is an error--all six of his children were
living at the time of his death.] They are Capt. John Allen Midgett, Jr. of
international coast guard fame, C.E Midgett of Rodanthe and Mrs. N.E.
Gould of Manteo.
John & Phoebe had 6 children:
Rowena V. Midgett (1874-1954) married Homer Wood Midgett
John Allen Midgett, Jr. (1876-1938) married Jazania Spencer Payne [see his
pictures & info
Cornelius Payne Midgett (1879-1960) married Daisy Harrison
Eliza Ryan Midgett (1881-1959) married Capt. Nathaniel Etheridge Gould
Lavina B. Midgett (1884-1965) married William James Franklin Meekins
Lurania O'Neal Midgett (1890-1979) married George Washington
B. (Midgett) Meekins
Lurania (Midgett) Midgett & granddaughter