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Middleton Captain William
Male  - 1790

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  • Title  Captain 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1790 
    Person ID  I56  Middleton and Extended Families
    Last Modified  06 Aug 2013 
    Father  Middleton Robert, Sr.,   d. 1773 
    Mother  Crump Mary 
    Family ID  F6  Group Sheet
    Family  Cox Martha 
    Married  04 Dec 1777  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • bride was the daughter of of Fleet Cox (d. WC 1791) and grandaughter of Presley Cox (d. WC 1766); she mar. (2) Thos. Plummer; (WC DW 18:191; DW 19:203, NNHM 16:1481) Married Well and Often
     1. Middleton Elizabeth,   b. 06 Mar 1779, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Middleton Robert,   b. 12 Jan 1781, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1795
    >3. Middleton Mary Fleet,   b. 21 Feb 1782, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Middleton William,   b. 15 Jan 1785, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1856, Chestnut Level, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Middleton Hannah,   b. 05 May 1787, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Middleton John,   b. 29 Jul 1789
    Last Modified  12 Jun 2010 
    Family ID  F30  Group Sheet
  • Event Map
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  • Documents Indenture: John Middleton to Captain William Middleton, Westmoreland County, Virginia
    John Middleton to Captain William Middleton, Westmoreland County, Virginia, February 18, 1786
    Indenture: George Eskridge and wife Nelly to William Middleton 28 Dec 1786 Recorded 8 January 1787
    John Lewis “The Lost Pioneer” by Daniel R. Long

    George Eskridge married Nelly Harvey, Northumberland County Va, St. Stephens Parish Records, Nelly Harvey the daughter of Elizabeth Straughan and George Harvey.
    Histories Rochester House
    Rochester House, National Register of Historic Places
    Lyells, Westmoreland County Virginia
  • Notes 
    • Robert Carter to Fleet Cox, Sr.
      Nomini Hall, 25 February12

      My intention was to have visited all the Electors of Representatives to Gl. Assembly living in, and out of Westmd Coty. before the day of Election for Delegates to attend the Convention wh. is to assemble in Richmd Town in June next?But I apprehend under my prest. indisposition would be very improper if not impossible for me to perform in so short a time: therefore I have Classed the Voters into four divisions viz Washington Parish into upper and lower division?Cople Parish?above Nomony Ferry?and below Nomony Ferry to suit the [621]Ease of such persons who are disposed to hand about the annexed letter, directed to the Electors in this County13

      I beg the favor of yourself and your Son Mr F Cox, Mr Jere Baily, Mr Thos. Sanford, Capt Win Middleton Mr John Middleton, all living below Nomony Ferry?that yourself and they would Communicate the annexed letter to each of the respective voters below Nomony Ferry?and those persons who will favor me with their Votes will be pleased to sign their Names by themselves or their friend on the written memorandum herein inclosed?which is to be returned to me

      FC, Carter Letterbooks, Duke University.

      Ibid. Bland was clerk of Westmoreland.

      Bland supplied Carter the desired list which Carter copied in his letterbook between the dates 17 and 22 December. The names of 264 freeholders are listed, apparently 109 from Washington Parish and 155 from Cople Parish. For the list, see Mfm:Va.

      RC, Madison Papers, DLC. For the complete letter, see RCS:Va., 223?24.

      FC, Carter Letterbooks, Duke University.

      RC, Lee Family Papers, ViU.

      George Mason?s plantation, ?Gunston Hall,? is down river from Georgetown and on the opposite side of the Potomac.

      See Richard Henry Lee to Edmund Randolph, 16 October, which was printed in pamphlets and newspapers throughout America (RCS:Va., 59?67).

      George Washington had written James Madison on 10 January that Richard Henry Lee ?(tho? he may retain his sentiments) has with-drawn, or means to withdraw his opposition; because as he has expressed himself, or as others have done it for him, he finds himself in bad company ?? (RCS:Va., 292. For other comments on Lee?s alleged withdrawal of his opposition, see ibid., 313, 313n, 322, 357n, 382, 457.). Lee?s alleged withdrawal from active opposition to the Constitution was also widely commented upon in the Northern States (see CC:Vol. 3, pp. 438, 452, 498; and CC:Vol. 4, pp. 138, 239, 339n, 553). See also Edward Carrington to Henry Knox, 12 January, Fairfax County Election (above).

      On 27 June, Richard Henry Lee wrote John Lamb that ?Repeated experience having shewn me that I could not be at Richmond and be in health prevented me from attempting to be a Member of our State Convention? (Lamb Papers, NHi). The Hessian surgeon Johann David Schoepf, who traveled throughout the United States in 1783?1784, reported that the falls at Richmond, ?incessantly churning the water and throwing it up to the air, are thought to be the occasion of the clouds, which are more frequent here, it is said, than at other places where circumstances are dissimilar; on this ground also it is claimed further that Richmond is not so healthy as, from its situation in other respects, it might well be supposed to be but is very subject to autumn and intermittent fevers.? Schoepf discounted these stories, believing instead that ?the swamps and the amount of standing water in the country? were the reasons for the unhealthy conditions (Alfred J. Morrison, trans, and ed., Travels in the Confederation [Philadelphia, 1911], 51?52).

      For Massachusetts? ratification and Governor John Hancock?s role, see CC:508.

      FC, Carter Letterbooks, Duke University. Cox was a Westmoreland planter.

      At the end of this letter, Carter wrote: ?Paper inclosed & annexed/Letter See page 78?79,? a reference to Carter?s letterbook copy of his 6 February letter to the electors of Westmoreland (above).
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      WD 19-203, 5/27/1796, 8/22/1796. THOMAS & MOLLY PLUMMER, (Molly was Molly Middleton) [in deed] to PETER P. COX ?may be 100 acres? ?land known by name of Charles Bruces land? described. Deed says it was in the 1791 will of Fleet Cox and willed to Molly. Dower relinquished.