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Dare County Photographs
[Photograph & information kindly contributed by Lou Ellen (Daniels) Quinn]
Back of the original picture says front row sitting left to right are:
Levinah (Midgett) Hopkins
Sarah Galveston Midgett
John Pugh Midgett
Oscar Seldon Midgett
row left to right:
John Pugh Midgett, son of Little Nichodemus Midgett & Efrica S. Meekins, was born in Rodanthe, NC on July 27, 1854 and died in Manns Harbor, NC on Sept. 2, 1903 [see tombstone]. He was first married to Bethany O'Neal at Chicamacomico, NC on Christmas Day 1872. Bethany died between 1878-1880. They had two children:
1. Dora M. Midgett b. May 5, 1873 & died
Jan. 25, 1943 (see death certificate
& tombstone in the
She married James
Benjamin Cox in Manns Harbor on Nov. 12, 1893.
John Pugh Midgett married 2nd on July 2, 1882 to Sarah Galveston Mann [see tombstone] and they had 9 known children.
1. Peleg Spencer Midgett
b. Apr. 16, 1883 & died Nov. 15, 1933 in Virginia (see his
tombstone); married Minnie Paxton
Midgett on Oct. 12, 1902.
The Economist newspaper in Elizabeth City ran a small article on January 20, 1899 in which it said "Mr. J.P. Midgett, a leading merchant of Manns Harbor, has 11 stalwart children." The same newspaper ran a death notice on Friday, September 11, 1903 that stated "Mr. John P. Midgett of Manns Harbor died at his home last Wednesday."