Keepers of Little Kinnakeet

12 May

There is a special place in the hearts of most Hatteras Islanders, for the Little Kinnakeet Life Saving Station. Just about every person with island ancestry, can claim a connection to this historic structure that stands just 3.5 miles north of present day Avon, NC. With that said…and the fact that HIGS just loves a new project…we thought we’d start one with those who served there, in mind.

What HIGS is looking for…

We are in the midst of forming a collection that consist of the service records of all men who served at Little Kinnakeet. Through our HIGS Facebook Group, we are already aware that several people have acquired records of their Fathers, Grandfathers, and so on. For those who don’t have a clue as where to begin to find such…we’re here to help. The National Archives has copies of most military service personnel files. You will find the link below. And if you need any assistance on our end, please just send us an email. We are always glad to help.

Here is a list of known service men and keepers that were stationed at Little Kinnakeet.

Gilbert B. Midgett 1891 ~ Homer W. Midgett 1891 ~ Cyrus H. Gray 1892 – 1894 ~ Rasmus Midgett Jr. 1893-1896 ~ William S. Midgett 1895-1896 ~ Edward L. Midgett 1897-1901 ~ William G. Midgett 1897-1905 ~ Davis L. Gray Jr. 1897-1913 ~ Roswell D. Gray 1901 & 1905-1913 ~ Little L. Gray 1902-1913 ~ Fabios F. Dailey 1903-1904 ~ John G. Midgett 1906-1913 ~ Ignatius S. Midgett 1913-1914 ~ Warren R. Midgett 1914

Keepers :
John Allen Midgett 1874-1882 ~ Edward O. Hooper 1883-1909 ~ Edward S. Midgett 1910-1914

No. 1 Surfmen:
D.W. Barnett 1879-1880 ~ Edward O. Hooper 1881-1882 ~ H.C. Willis 1883 ~ I.L. Hooper 1884-1890 ~ William B. Midgett 1893-1898
Nasa W. Dailey 1891-1892 & 1899-1903 ~ Oliver J. Gray 1904- 1914

F.L. Scarborough 1879-1882 ~ Jethro W. Midgett 1879

George Harrison Meekins 1928-29 ~ James W. Scarborough ? – 1944 (waiting on service records)


One response to “Keepers of Little Kinnakeet

  1. Hatteras Genealogical and Preservation Society

    May 12, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Had trouble getting the National Archives link to work during creation of post. Let’s hope it will work here:


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