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Adm Edward Middleton
Birth: Dec. 11, 1810
Charleston
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Apr. 27, 1883
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

US Navy Rear Admiral. Middleton came from a wealthy aristocratic family being the son of Henry Middleton, Governor of South Carolina and Minister to Russia and grandson of Arthur Middleton, signer of the Declaration of Independence. He was educated in England and France. He enlisted in the US Navy in 1828, and served aboard the frigate Java of the Mediterranean squadron until 1831. He next was assigned to the sloop Vandalia of the West India squadron from 1831 to 1833 and during 1833 and 1834 he was on the receiving ship at Brooklyn. On June 14, 1834 he was promoted to midshipman and his next assignment was the frigate Constitution in the Mediterranean from 1835 to 1838. Middleton was then ordered to the sloop Marion of the Brazil squadron from 1838 to 1842. While aboard the Marion he was promoted to lieutenant on Feb 25, 1841. Over the next decade he would serve on numerous ships, including the Lexington, Plymouth, Cumberland, Princeton, Erie and the Independence. In 1854 he joined the Decatur and participated in the campaign against the Indian tribes of Oregon and Washington and fought in the attack upon Seattle on January 26, 1856. That same day he was promoted to Commander and on April 24, 1863 promoted to Captain and was appointed to special duty in Washington, DC. The next two years he would be assigned to the Mare Island Navy yard in California and afterwards commanded the steam sloop Pensacola. He received his commission as Commodore on November 26, 1868 and was assigned to command the steam sloop Lackawanna in the Pacific fleet. He was commandant of the Navy yard at Pensacola, Florida in 1870 and was commissioned as Rear-Admiral on August 15, 1876. (bio by: Saratoga) 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry Middleton (1770 - 1846)
 
 Spouse:
  Ellida Juell Davison Middleton (1839 - 1910)
 
 Children:
  Emeline Middleton Davison (1869 - 1948)*
  Arthur E. H. Middleton (1872 - 1952)*
 
 Siblings:
  Henry Middleton (1797 - 1876)*
  Oliver Hering Middleton (1798 - 1892)*
  John Izard Middleton (1800 - 1877)*
  Williams Middleton (1809 - 1883)*
  Edward Middleton (1810 - 1883)
  Catharine Middleton (1812 - 1894)*
  Eliza Izard Middleton Fisher (1815 - 1890)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Saratoga
Record added: Jun 01, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70715135
Adm Edward Middleton
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Bon Jour. GOD Bless you as you have blessed all our kin and families.
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: Mar. 17, 2014
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 Added: Jan. 21, 2012

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 Added: Jun. 8, 2011
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