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Ann Elbertina Van Ness Middleton
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Birth: Jun. 12, 1803
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Death: Nov. 22, 1823
Washington City
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Age 20 years, 5 months, 10 days. Note: dates of information do not match year of death for daughter of 1822.

In 1820, she returned to the District of Columbia after completing her education in Philadelphia and became engaged to Arthur Middleton (1795-1853). In 1823, on her twentieth birthday, she married Arthur Middleton of South Carolina. He was the oldest son of Governor Henry Middleton of South Carolina and the grandson of Arthur Middleton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence from South Carolina. Her husband later became the Secretary of Legation at the Court of Madrid in Spain. In November 1823, she contracted a malignant fever following childbirth. Both she and her baby daughter of one day died. Her parents commissioned George Hadfield to design a mausoleum. The mausoleum was originally built around 1825 to 1826 in the Burnes graveyard on H Street Northwest between 9th and 10th Streets. It was built of Aquia stone, a circular classical temple with baseless Greek Doric columns and a stepped dome, inspired by the Romantic Classical Revival movement. It was later disassembled and moved in 1872 to a new location at Oak Hill Cemetery.
Sources: The National Portrait Gallery of Distinguished Americans, edited by James B. Longacre, published by Henry Perkins, Philadelphia, 1835; National Register of History Places Inventory, December 14, 1977; George Hadfield: Architect of the Federal City by Julia King, Ashgate Publishing Co., Burlington, Vermont, 2014. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Peter Van Ness (1769 - 1846)
  Marcia Burnes Van Ness (1782 - 1832)
 
 Children:
  Marcia Helen Middleton (1822 - 1822)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Van Ness, Lot 173 East, Van Ness Mausoleum.
 
Created by: SLGMSD
Record added: Jul 19, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55156137
Ann Elbertina <i>Van Ness</i> Middleton
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Ann Elbertina <i>Van Ness</i> Middleton
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