Dowling Family Genealogy

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  • ID: I292515
  • Name: Arthur MIDDLETON
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 26 JUN 1742 in Berkeley Co., SC
  • Event: Fact 1776 Signer of the Declaration of Independence
  • Death: 1 JAN 1787 in South Carolina
  • Event: Pic Arthur Middleton
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  • Note:
    MIDDLETON, Arthur, (son of Henry Middleton [1717-1784] and father of Henry Middleton [1770-1846]), a Delegate from South Carolina; born at "Middleton Place," his father's estate, on the Ashley River, near Charleston, Berkeley County, S.C., June 26, 1742; received his early education from private tutors and schools in Charleston; attended school at Hackney, Westminster School, and St. John's College, Cambridge University, in England; studied law at the Temple in London, but did not practice; returned to South Carolina in 1763 and engaged in planting; justice of the peace of Berkeley County in 1765; member of the provincial house of commons 1765-1768; again a member of the provincial house of commons 1772-1775; delegate to the provincial convention in 1774 and 1775; again justice of the peace 1776-1786; member of the council of safety in 1775 and 1776; delegate to the provincial congress which formed a state constitution in 1776; served in the Revolutionary War; held a prisoner by the British from May 1780 to July 1781 when he was exchanged and returned to South Carolina; Member of the Continental Congress 1776-1777 and 1781- 1782; a signer of the Declaration of Independence; elected governor of South Carolina in 1778, but declined; member of the state house of representatives 1778-1780, 1785, and 1786; served in the state senate in 1781 and 1782; member of the privy council in 1782; member of the board of trustees of Charleston College; died at "The Oaks," near Charleston, S.C., January 1, 1787; interment in the family mausoleum at "Middleton Place," near Charleston, S.C.
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress

    Father: Henry MIDDLETON b: 1717 in South Carolina
    Mother: Mary Baker WILLIAMS b: ABT AUG 1721 in South Carolina

    Marriage 1 Mary IZARD b: 31 JUL 1747 in South Carolina
    • Married: 19 AUG 1764 in North Carolina
    1. Has Children Henry MIDDLETON b: 28 SEP 1770 in London, Middlesex, England
    2. Has No Children Anna Louisa MIDDLETON b: 1778
    3. Has Children Isabella MIDDLETON b: 26 NOV 1780 in Charleston, SC
    4. Has No Children Septima S. MIDDLETON b: 15 OCT 1783
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