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  • ID: I203
  • Name: Jordan W. MIDDLETON 1 2
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1805 in South Carolina
  • Death: 2 SEP 1878 in Hardin County, Tennessee
  • Note:
    Wayne County, Tennessee
    1850 Federal Census
    CENSUS YR: 1850 STATE or TERRITORY: TN COUNTY: Wayne DIVISION: Civil District 8 REEL NO: M432-899 PAGE NO: 222 REFERENCE: 23 October 1850, 326(649

    28 813 823 Midleton Thomas 37 M Blacksmith TN 29 813 823
    Midleton Nancy 34 F TN 30 813 823
    Midleton Mary 12 F TN 31 813 823
    Midleton James 10 M TN X 32 813 823
    Midleton John 8 M TN X 33 813 823
    Midleton Richard 6 M TN 34 813 823
    Midleton Rebecca 4 F TN 35 813 823
    Midleton Zackry T. 2 M TN

    1860 Wayne County Tennessee lists:
    Jordan 55 SC
    Telitha 45 TN
    Caswell 18 TN
    Anderson 16
    Meries A 14 female TN
    John 10 TN
    Mary E 7 TN
    Isabella 5 TN
    Emily 24 TN

    Same census also lists a Thomas Middleton and family whom I believe to be a brother or some other relative.

    Thomas J 57 SC Farmer
    Matilda 47 TN
    James E 21 AL
    John T 19 TN
    Charles W 17 TN
    Adolphus A 16 AL Pvt. Co. F 19th/9th TN Calv
    Howell J 12 AL
    William C 9/12 MS
    Camita A 6/12 MS

    Slave Schedule of the 1860 Federal Census
    Jordan Middleton is listed as having five slaves.

    Wayne County, Tennessee
    County Court Minutes
    September 1848 - June 1854
    Ordered by the Court that Jesse S ROSS Daniel W CARROLL and Jordan MIDDLETON be appointed commissioners who after having been duly sworn shall allot and set apart to the widow of Philip NUNLEY dec'd so much of the assets belonging to said estate as shall be sufficient for the support of herself and family one year for the death of her said husband & that they report the same to the next term of this Court Issd Nov 5, 1852

    Ordered by the Court that the following good and lawful men of the County of Wayne and State of Tennessee be appointed and summonds by the Sheriff of said County to be and appear before the Judge of our next Circuit Court to be holden for the County of Wayne and State of Tennessee at the Court house in the Town of Waynesboro on the first monday in February next and serve as Jurors To wit General W CARTER William BOWDEN Jordan MIDDLETON Oze DICUS James H McLEMORE Joacim DUGGER Daniel HELTON John COOK Denson WILSON Lott G RASBERRY John JACKSON Sen. Jonathan J DOWNING Nathaniel Y BROWN George LYNN Lewis B GANT Zebulon M JOHNSON James McFALL Thomas J CYPERT Stephen COOPER Joseph COCKMAN Charles LILES Leroy McGEE David C WHITTEN A K HARDIN James A BALDRIDGE and that
    [Page 296] Monday Nov 1, 1852
    John JACKSON and Robert J CYPERT be appointed and summonds to attend and serve as Constables to wait on the Court and that Venirafarcias Issue returnable to said Court

    Wayne County, Tennessee
    County Court Minutes
    September 1848 - June 1854
    Page 207 Tuesday February 8th 1853

    Court met according to adjournment
    Present Ponourable Elijah Walker Judge of the 14th Judicial Circuit of the State of Tennessee presiding

    Wherupon the Court proceeds as the statute in such case made and provided directs to elect and emplannel from (then had a Grand Jury crossed out) fromthe jurors by the sheriff summonds as aforesaid a Grand Jury for the County of Wayne at this term; when are elected Lewis B Gant Jordan Middleton James H McLemore Alexander K Hardin Denson Wilson General W Cater David C Whitten William Bowden Danial Helton Thomas J Cypert Jonathan J Downing James McFall John Cook of whom the court appoints Lewis B Gant foreman who together with the rest of the said Grand Jurors having been emplanneled sworn and charged according to law inquire for the body of the County of Wayne retire to consider of presentments. John Jackson a constable summonds as aforesaid is sworn to attend Grand Jury.

    Box VWY Folder 20 82 Pages
    June 20, 1898 Jordan Middleton, dec'd
    Estate Settlement Case # 484

    Plaintiff Belle White, a citizen of Wayne County,
    Defendant William Morris and his wife Emily, formerly Emily Middleton, Robert M. White, Ance Middleton, resident of the state of Texas, J. H. Middleton, John Middleton, Frank Printess, Ed Printess, and Nona Printess, all citizens of Wayne County, the last three are minors.

    Complainant shows that she and the defendant Robert M. White were married on 1880, in Wayne County, Tennessee, in which County Complainant has lived ever since. Complainant and Robert M. White, lived together from their marriage up to the date of September 1892, at which date defendant deserted complainant going to the state of Texas, and has failed to provide any of the necessaries of life for complainant. That they had three children and she had to raise them without the aid of her husband. Complainant would further state that her father Jordan Middleton died in the year 1878, seized and possessed of the following tracts of land in Wayne County, 1st One tract situated in district #7, beginning,__ to the east corner of survey in the name of E. Burton, ___2nd tract, living in same district -- to tract belonging to Pete Mulery-- 3rd tract, in 7th district-- entry name of R. Murkerson, -- to survey in name of A. McDavis,--4th tract, lying in 5th district of Hardin County, on Indian Creek. Beginning near whre B. Braton's house used to stand,-- to entry in anme of R. Murkerson, -- to the mouth of Eaton Branch 5th tract, in the 5th district of Hardin County. Beginning where Eaton branch enters into Indian Creek to entry name of R. Murkerson,--

    Jordan Middleton, dec'd. Had the following lawful children (1) Belle White, formerly Middleton. (2) Miria Roach, formerly Middleton, (3) J. H. Middleton. (4) John Middleton, (5) Ance Middleton, (6) Emily Morris, formerly Middleton and Mary Prentiss, formerly Middleton, who died in 1884, leaving as her heirs, her husband Riley Printess and Frank, Ed, and Nona Printess.
    Jordan Middleton, dec'd. Left a widow who lived on land until her death in 1896.

    Complainant would further show that defendants William Morris and wife Emily Morris, formerly Middleton, are trying to set up claim to camplainants undivided one seventh interest by a deed that purports to have been executed by complainant and her husbandRobert M. White and wife Belle White and witnessed by A. L. White and Bettie White, giving neither the month nor the day it was signed.
    Complainant asks that a guardian ad litem be appointed for minor defendants, the the bonds of matrimony uniting complainant and defendant Robert M. White, be dissolved and that complainant be forever freed from the obligations there of. G. A. Brooks, Solicitor for complainant.
    Personally appeared before me William Boone, Notary Public for Wayne County, Belle White and made oath in due form of law that the facts stated in foregoing bill are true to the best of her knowledge.

    This indenture made this November 21, 1885, by and between S. H. Sinclair and J. H. Middleton and his sister Emily Middleton, all of the County, have this day sold to party of the second part, a tract of land lying in Wayne County, on Indian Creek in civil District #7, and bounded as follows, to-wit; Begininning corner of survey in name of K. Murckerson.__ to survey in name of McDonald,--

    Whereas on the 6th day of January, 1879, the three sevenths in trust in the following tract of land were sold by the sheriff of Hardin County, Tennessee, upon an execution from the Chancery Court of said Hardin. 1/7 or the property of J. W. Middleton and 2/7 as the property of J. H. Middleton.
    And whereas J. H. Middleton, has redeemed his said two shared of said land from McDougal and Patterson, paying in full for the redemption of his two shares. December 25, 1880.

    Deed: May 19, 1884, N. D. Gillis to J. H. Middleton and his sister Emily Middleton, a tract of land lying in Hardin County, on the waters of Indian Creek, and being part of 3/7 interest in the following tracts of land sold by the Sheriff of Hardin County under an execution from the Chancery Court and sold on January 6, 1879,-- Signed N. D. Gillis and E. P. Gillis.
    Before me J. C. Mitchell, Cllerk of County Court of Hardin County, appeared E. P Gillis, who acknowledged the execution of this instument.
    October 8, 1898
    In this cause the complainant moved to dismiss her bill as seeks a divorce.

    R. A. Haggard, appointed gaurdian ad litem to minor heirs.

    Samuel Sinclair, November 25, 1898,
    I am 59 years old , a farmer and live on Indian Creel in the 7th Civil District. I conveyed to J. H. Middleton and Mrs. Emily Morris (then Emily Middleton) 85 acres our of the 114, Frank, Ed, and Nona Printess, each own one third of one seventh in tracts 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, & 5th, described in the bill. The land is only adapted to farming.

    Andrew Mulery,
    I am 41 years of age, a farmer, have known the land all my life. J. H. Middleton and Mrs. Emily Morris and the Printess children now own the land. John and Ance Middleton, Mrs. Mirah Roach and Mrs. White, have sold their interest to J. H. Middleton and Mrs. Morris.

    January 23, 1901, Final Report of collections and distributions of funds.
    G. A. Brooks, attorney R. A. Haggard, attorney
    C. zM. Thompson, survey John F. Morrison, printers fee
    E. N. Turman, register Andrew Mulery, witness
    James Lay, witness James Tharp, witness
    Belle White, prorata Frank Prentiss, prorata
    Ed Printess, prorata T. S. Gillis, guardian

    Report of sale;
    Clerk and Master, in obedience to a decree for sale, proceeded on March 27, 1899, to sell to the highest bidder, lands described in pleading. When said four tracts were struck off and sold to J. H. Middleton, who executed his notes with T. J. Gillis and Ed Murley as his securities.

    (see notes on Anderson Middleton as administrator of Jordan Middleton estate)

    Marriage 1 Telitha GOODMAN b: 1815 in Tennessee
    • Married: ABT 1830
    1. Has Children James Haywood MIDDLETON b: NOV 1829 in Tennessee
    2. Has No Children William MIDDLETON b: ABT 1831
    3. Has No Children Emily C. MIDDLETON b: ABT 1835
    4. Has No Children Caswell MIDDLETON b: ABT 1841 in Wayne County, Tenessee
    5. Has No Children Anderson MIDDLETON b: JUL 1843 in Wayne County Tennessee
    6. Has No Children Myra Ann MIDDLETON b: 20 FEB 1848 in Perry or Wayne County, Tennessee
    7. Has Children John W. MIDDLETON b: 24 FEB 1852 in Wayne County, Tennessee
    8. Has Children Mary E MIDDLETON b: ABT 1853
    9. Has Children Isabele Mae MIDDLETON b: 6 JAN 1857

    1. Title: 1850 Federal Census
      Text: Perry County Tennessee
    2. Title: Federal Cencus 1830
      Page: 171 or 71
      Text: Carroll County Tennessee
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