Return to Hyde County

Henry Vernon Midyett - 1870
NC Archives, Original estates records 1745-1904; CR.053.508.51

Jan. 22, 1870 - Wm. P. Midyett states that Henry V. Midyett, late of Hyde County, is dead without leaving any will or testament and that he is the proper person entitled to Letters of Administration on the estate, the widow having relinquished her right.  He further states that the value of said estate is about $500.00 and that Margaret F. Midyett (widow) and John Midyett (father) are entitled as heirs and distributees thereof.  /s/ W.P. Midyett

June 9, 1870 - Margaret F. Midyett states that Henry V. Midyett, late of Hyde County, is dead without leaving any will or testament and that she is the proper person entitled to Letters of Administration on the estate.  She further states that the value of said estate is about $500.00 and that Wm. P. Midyett, John Midyett, Pell Midyett, Carson Midyett and Eliza Midyett are entitled as heirs and distributees thereof.  /s/ Margaret F. [x] Midyett  [Apparently she decided to administer on this estate after all!]

no date - Petition of Margaret F. Midyett, administratrix of Henry V. Midyett shows that she qualified as administratrix of H.V. Midyett about 1870; that from the best she can determine the debts due the deceased amount to about $550.00 and the costs & charges of administration to about $75.00; that the personal estate of her intestate which will come into her hands amounts to about $475.00 deducting her one years provision of $250.00 which will only leave about $120.00; she further states that at the time of his death he owned in fee simple a tract of land in Currituck Township adjoining the lands of John Midyett, William Smith and the Daley land containing 80 acres subject to her 1/3 dower valued at $250.00; that upon his death said lands descended to William P. Midyett. John Midyett, Eliza Midyett, Carson Midyett & Pell Midyett, his brothers and sister.  She further states that a sale of the land will be necessary to enable her to pay the debts and the charges of administration.  She prays for a decree to sell the said tract of land (excepting the widows dower) and that the proceeds of the sale may come into her hands so she can pay the debts.  She also asks that the Court appoint a suitable guardian ad Litem of the infant Pell Midyett to protect his interest in these proceedings.  /s/ N.B. Beckwith, Attorney for petitioner

Nov. 6, 1871 - Margaret F. Midyett vs. Wm. P., Eliza, John, Carson & Pell Midyett.  Margaret F. Midyett states that her husband, Henry Vernon Midyett, died intestate in Hyde County on or about the first of January 1870 and left him surviving Wm. P. Midyett, Eliza Midyett, John Midyett, Carson Midyett, Pell Midgett, his brothers and sister as his only heirs-at-law.  She further states that at the time of his death he was possessed in fee simple of a tract of land in Currituck Township adjoining the lands of John Midyett, Sen'r. on the West, Wm. J. Smith on the North and the Daley land on the East containing 100 acres more or less.  She further states that she is desirous of having her dower in said land allotted to her by selling the land and setting apart in value 1/3, including the dwelling house and other improvements.  /s/ Margaret F. Midyett by N. Beckwith, Attorney

Records pertinent to this estate --
Hyde Co., NC Deed Bk. 10; pgs. 244-245
    August 11, 1864 - John Midyett of Hyde County "...convey to my son Henry V. Midyett a tract of land lying on the W. end of my farm known as the Henry Lucas tract..." joining Germington Creek and containing 100 acres, reserving a right of drainway .

1870 Hyde Co., NC Mortaliy Census by Sandra Lee Almasy
Currituck Township -- W.J. Smith, enumerator
    Midgett, Henry V.
    Age: 37
    Male/White/Married
    Born: NC
    Died: January
    Occupation: Fisherman
    Cause: Pneumonia

Hyde Tides (Fall 2002); pg. 49 - Article entitled Dower's & Widow's Allotments
        Margaret F. Midyett, widow of Henry V. Midyett, dec'd.
18 acres & house next to the creek; beginning at N corner of Lucas tract, then SE with main road, then SE to back line fence, then with said fence to leading ditch near the angle of main road at a bridge, then with ditch to the creek, then up creek and the NW line of the said Lucas land to the beginning.  9 November 1870.

[NOTE]  Henry Vernon Midyett, son of John P. Midyett (c1806-1873) & Mary Elizabeth Caroon (c1806-1879), was born Sept. 30, 1832 and died Jan. 2, 1870.  He married Margaret Frances Douglas on Nov. 4, 1855 and they had no children.  Henry's siblings were: Wm. P. Midyett (c1830-1900); John S. Midyett (c1835-1887 in Arkansas); Eliza D. Midyett (c1838-1879); Robert Carson Midyett (1849-1872); David Pell Midyett (1851-1912); and Charles Monroe Midyett (1857-1857).

This estate was contributed by Kay Midgett Sheppard. No part of this document may be used for any commercial purposes. However, please feel free to copy any of this material for your own personal use and family research. If you find anything in these records that pertains to your families, it is strongly suggested that you look at the original record on your own to check for errors or possibly other additional and helpful information. Thank you!

 

2010 Kay Midgett Sheppard