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  • ID: I292514
  • Name: Henry MIDDLETON
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1717 in South Carolina
  • Event: Elected President of the Continental Congress BET 22 OCT 1774 AND 26 OCT 1774
  • Death: 13 JUN 1784 in Charleston Co., SC
  • Event: Pic Henry Middleton
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  • Note:
    MIDDLETON, Henry, (father of Arthur Middleton and grandfather of Henry Middleton [1770-1846]), a Delegate from South Carolina; born at "The Oaks," near Charleston, S.C., in 1717; educated at home and in England; justice of the peace and quorum 1742-1780; member of the provincial house of commons 1742-1755 and served as speaker 1745-1747, 1754, and 1755; commissioned officer of horse of the provincial forces in 1743; commissioner of Indian affairs in 1755; member of the King's Provincial Council from 1755 until his resignation in September 1770; member of the provincial convention in 1774; Member of the Continental Congress 1774-1775; served as president of that body from October 22, 1774, to May 10, 1775; member of the council of safety in 1775 and 1776; member of the Provincial Congress of South Carolina in 1775 and 1776; member of the committee to prepare a form of government in 1776; member of the legislative council under the transition government 1776-1778; member of the state senate 1778-1780; large landowner and planter in Berkeley, Colleton, and Granville Counties, residing at his estates, "The Oaks" and "Middleton Place"; died in Charleston, S.C., June 13, 1784; interment in Goosecreek Churchyard, St. James Parish, Berkeley County, S.C.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Arthur MIDDLETON b: BEF 29 OCT 1681 in South Carolina
    Mother: Sarah AMORY b: 30 OCT 1690 in South Carolina

    Marriage 1 Mary Baker WILLIAMS b: ABT AUG 1721 in South Carolina
    • Married: JAN 1739/40
    1. Has Children Arthur MIDDLETON b: 26 JUN 1742 in Berkeley Co., SC
    2. Has No Children Susannah MIDDLETON b: 1748 in South Carolina
    3. Has Children Henrietta MIDDLETON b: 15 NOV 1750 in Charleston Co., SC
    4. Has No Children Thomas MIDDLETON b: 26 AUG 1753 in Charleston Co., SC
    5. Has No Children Hester MIDDLETON b: 15 SEP 1754 in South Carolina
    6. Has No Children Sarah MIDDLETON b: 2 JUL 1756
    7. Has No Children Mary MIDDLETON b: 10 NOV 1757 in South Carolina
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