Arthur Middleton - (1742 - 1787)

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Arthur Middleton Biography

Arthur Middleton was the son of Henry Middleton, and was born in the year 1743, at the seat of his father, at Middleton place, near the banks of the Ashley.

At the early age of twelve years, he was sent to the celebrated school of Hackney, in the neighborhood of London; whence, after spending two years, he was removed to the school of Westminster. The advantages which he here enjoyed resulted in a thorough acquaintance with the Greek and Roman classics, especially in a knowledge of the former, In which he is said to have greatly excelled. The taste which he acquired for classical literature he preserved through life, and from the indulgence of it derived an exalted pleasure, lost to minds of a heavier mold.

At the age of eighteen or nineteen, young Middleton became a member of one of the colleges of the university of Cambridge. Having for his companions young men frequently of dissipated habits, he was often powerfully tempted to enter into their youthful follies; but fortunately
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Arthur Middleton Genealogy

Henry Middleton (1717 - 1784)
Mary Baker Williams Middleton (1721 - 1761)

Mary Izard Middleton (1747 - 1814)

Henry Middleton (1770 - 1846)
Emma Philadelphia Middleton Izard (1776 - 1813)
Isabella Johannes Middleton Huger (1780 - 1865)
Septima Sexta Middleton Rutledge (1783 - 1865)
John Izard Middleton (1785 - 1849)

Henrietta Middleton Rutledge (1750 - 1792)
Thomas Middleton (1753 - 1797)
Hester Middleton Drayton (1754 - 1789)
Sarah Middleton Pinckney (1756 - 1784)
Susannah Middleton Parker (1760 - 1834)

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1742 06/26   Birth of Arthur Middleton
1787 01/01   Death of Arthur Middleton
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Quote 1073 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1073 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1073 A retirement consecrated to wisdom, and graced by the love of an admiring people. A lot of which kings would envy, if they could appreciate it.

Arthur Middleton: letter to Thomas Jefferson December 18, 1822

Quote 1247 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1247 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1247 The Spanish are receiving and harboring all our runaway negroes, they have found out a new way of sending our own slaves against us, to rob and plunder us -- they are continually fitting out parties of Indians from St. Augustine to murder our white people, to rob our plantations, and carry off our slaves so that we are not only at a vast expense of guarding our southern frontiers, but the inhabitants are continually alarmed and have no leizure to look after their crops.

Arthur Middleton: statement as acting Governor of South Carolina 1728.
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Quote 1072 details Share on Google+ - Quote 1072 Linked In Share Button - Quote 1072 Few escape from all the storms of life unwrecked; but few are cheered amid the tempest with the hopes of such a haven as that which you have reached.

Arthur Middleton: letter to Thomas Jefferson December 18, 1822

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