|Death: ||Dec. 25, 1769|
The son of Thomas Middleton and Mary Townsend, John was possibly born in Berkley County SC. However, since his father Thomas first appears in a South Carolina land transaction dated 1732, it is more likely that John was born in Denbigh Wales - his father's ancestral home.
John married Sarah Goodby in Orangeburg SC in 1746. After John's death she moved back Berkley County SC where she died in 1796.
Besides his son James, it is believed that John and Sarah's only other progeny was a daughter named Hannah. Hannah's dates of birth and death are unknown, but she married a John McKelvey and together they had three daughters: Anne, Sarah, and Jane.
John Middleton was specifically named in the Savannah Council chambers on 12 November 1765 as harboring a "Nest of Villians" on the Canoochee River. Lt. Baily, stationed at Fort Barrington, was ordered to reconnoiter those parts.
John Middleton's grave, like so many at Midway, lies unmarked. British troops during the Revolution, and Yankees during the War Between the States, used the cemetery's walls to enclose their horses. They also used wooden grave markers for firewood.
John died on Christmas Day in 1769 and was buried in Midway Church Cemetery in Midway Georgia. His death was recorded in Midway church records.
The source for these facts is the 1972 book by Beth Bland Engel, The Middleton Family (Including Myddelton and Myddleton). Mrs. Engel in turn names as her sources a variety of recorded wills and other colonial records.
James Middleton (1760 - 1810)*
Note: John's death and burial were recorded in the Midway Church records. But his grave there is no longer marked.
Maintained by: Tony Middleton
Originally Created by: Liberty Keepers
Record added: Feb 18, 2010
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