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Pvt Capel Raiford Middleton
Birth: Oct., 1840
Georgia, USA
Death: 1914
Georgia, USA


The son of Alexander Goodby MIDDLETON and Mary TOWNSEND, he was born in McIntosh County Georgia in 1840. He was named for Reverend Capel Raiford, a noted Methodist Circuit Rider and Evangelist of that time that served the Methodist congregations in McIntosh County. He enlisted in the Confederate Army as a private on 31 Oct 1861 in Captain O. C. Hopkins‘ Company of the 1st Battalion Georgia Cavalry for a term of one-year.

He transferred to Company K of the 5th Georgia Cavalry Regiment on 20 Jan 1863, and served throughout the war with the 5th Georgia Cavalry. He surrendered and was paroled in May 1865 at Bentonville, N. C. He was the brother of Sgt. Francis M. Middleton, Henry H. Middleton, and first cousin of Richard Benjamin of Co. K. His older brothers Alexander, and Lawson were in H Company of the 5th.

Capel Raiford married;(1st) Lucretia Nelson, the daughter of William Bryan and Nancy (Pritchert) Nelson. Married (2nd) Olive Smith daughter of Cornealus "Neal" Smith of McIntosh County Georgia on June 9, 1889.

He resided in the Sand Hill Section of what is now Long County and had large herds of cattle, hogs, and sheep that ranged in the Altamaha Flatlands.

He died in 1914, and is buried in the Capel Raiford Middleton family cemetery in now Long County Georgia.
Family links: 
  Alexander Goodby Middleton (1795 - 1858)
  Mary Elizabeth Townsend Middleton (1802 - 1871)
  Olive Smith Middleton (1869 - 1955)
  Lucretia Nelson Middleton (1840 - ____)*
  Rayford Buzzard Middleton (1867 - 1939)*
  Franklin Payne Middleton (1874 - 1915)*
  Elbridge James Middleton (1892 - 1961)*
  Raymond Osgood Middleton (1897 - 1955)*
  William Spencer Middleton (1824 - 1884)*
  Alexander Goodby Middleton (1826 - 1886)*
  Mary Ann Elizabeth Middleton Murray (1831 - 1901)*
  Francis Marion Middleton (1832 - 1891)*
  Charles Lawson Middleton (1837 - 1909)*
  Henry H. Middleton (1839 - 1901)*
  Capel Raiford Middleton (1840 - 1914)
  Marcella Veteria Middleton Purdom (1843 - 1914)*
*Calculated relationship
Rayford Middleton 5th GA Cavalry.
By the UDC

Note: This appears to be a cenotaph. The lettering is on the reverse side from where it ought to be. Also the first name is misspelled.

Capel Raiford Middleton Family Cemetery
Long County
Georgia, USA
Maintained by: Tony Middleton
Originally Created by: Bev
Record added: Feb 28, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10540867
Pvt Capel Raiford Middleton
Added by: Martha Reid 19 UDC
Pvt Capel Raiford Middleton
Added by: Tony Middleton
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