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Rasmus & Matilda (O'Neal) Midgett
(Photo taken of a displayed picture at Chicamacomico Station by Judy Dotson King in Nov. 2009)

Erasmus Scarborough "Rasmus" Midgett married Matilda Anne O'Neal at Chicamacomico on May 14, 1871.  Rasmus is proudly wearing his Gold Lifesaving Medal that he received for his heroic single-handed rescue of 10 people aboard the Priscilla during a Hurricane in 1899. [Read his biography here.]  Rasmus and Matilda had the following children:
   1) Cora Manly Midgett (1872-1944) married Ignatius Scarborough Midgett
   2) Arthur VanBuren Midgett (1874-1956) married Dorothy Bannister Midgett
   3) Marietta W. Midgett (c1876-before 1900) married Bannister Gray Midgett
   4) Lorenzo Dowe Midgett (1878-1953) married 1st Estella Tolson; 2nd Annie Laura Midgett
   5) Marcia Marvin Midgett (1884-1950) married Lafayette Douglass
   6) Christiana Williams Midgett (1886-1977) married Franklin Hamilton Newcomb Midgett
   7) Christopher Anderson Midgett (1890-1982) married Mattie Mae Midgett

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