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James Middleton of Lamar Co., AL

James Middleton of Lamar Co., AL

J. Kay Taylor (View posts)
Posted: 1080264029000
Classification: Query
Would like to exchange information on this family.
James recorded in the 1880 census of Lamar Co.

Re: James Middleton of Lamar Co., AL

Posted: 1114320372000
Classification: Query
James Middleton is also listed in the following Federal censuses:

Fayette Co., AL, 1850, p. 31b (Division 16, Beat 3): listed as James Midelton;
Fayette, 1860, p. 450 (Middle Division, p. 12): listed as James Middleton;
Fayette, 1870, p. 410b (T15R13, Fayette CH, p. 8): listed as James Middle;
as well as the census you mentioned,
Lamar, 1880, p. 604b (T15R15, p.16): listed as James Middleton.

I understand that his first wife was Parilee Elizabeth Moore (1814-1846), and that she is buried at the Fayette City Cemetery.

James Middleton (April 6, 1812 - June 19, 1888) and his second wife, S. A. (Sarah A. Stewart, December 1, 1825 - September 12,1887), are buried at the Vernon City Cemetery. Also buried there is their son, William Greene Middleton (June 22, 1856 - Nov. 18, 1898), whose grave is next to that of "Anna wife of W. G. Middleton," (Anna P. Sizemore, Nov. 13, 1861 - May 12, 1894).

James and Sarah's eldest daughter, Eugenia Ellen, is buried next to her husband, Thomas Henry Sizemore, at the Sizemore Cemetery on Seedtick Road about 5 miles south of Beaverton.

The second daughter, Jerusha Ann, married James Smith Hankins. He is buried at Fairview Baptist Church Cemetery, but I don't know the location of her grave.

The third daughter was Rebecca J., who married George W. Young on Nov. 20, 1878 in Lamar County.

I had no information on the youngest child, Nannie R., until reading Allison Denman Holland's response to one of your related queries.

Re: James Middleton of Lamar Co., AL

Jamie Taylor (View posts)
Posted: 1123720319000
Classification: Query
I have been so busy that I am just now getting back to my genealogy.
I want to thank you for all the information, for this is all that I knew about my g-g-grandmother's brother James Middleton of Lamar Co., AL -
LaRue County, Kentucky 1850 Census
799 Charles Middleton age78 M Farmer bp. VA
E. Middleton 67 F S.C.
J.A. Middleton 23 M KY

Possible children of Charles Middleton & Elizabeth McDougal (wonder if this is his 2nd wife and other children could have been from another wife):

a. James Allen Middleton was born in LaRue Co., Kentucky on June 19, 1827
and was a son of Charles V. Middleton and Elizabeth (McDougal) Middleton.
Charles was born in Virginia on December 8, 1770 and was a son of Thomas Middleton.

Source: Benning field, Edward, Lincoln’s Birth County (LaRue County) in the Civil War
. Additionally, Benningfield wrote, “James’ parents were married in LaRue County on March 18, 1820 by Rev. David Thurma. James apparently grew up with ties to the Nolin Baptist Church. James not only had ties to some of the most prominent pioneer families of central Kentucky, he was a well liked venturous young leader. James was married at Buffalo on March 17, 1853 to Martha Brownfield. He and Martha had children as follows from the oldest to the youngest: Nannie, George B, Elizabeth, Carrie H., and Olive.

Re: James Middleton of Lamar Co., AL

Paul Hays (View posts)
Posted: 1123736570000
Classification: Query

I doubt we're discussing the same James Middleton. You describe your James Allen Middleton as having been born in 1827 in Larue County, Kentucky, and mentioned that he was living with his parents in Larue County in 1850. As I said in my earlier message, the James Middleton in Lamar County, married first to Parilee Elizabeth Moore, and second to Sarah A. Stewart, was listed in four Alabama censuses between 1850 and 1880 as born about 1812 in Georgia. His tombstone at the Vernon City Cemetery gives his date of birth as April 6, 1812. So I'm pretty sure he's not your James Middleton. I have nothing in my files on a James Middleton born in KY in the late 1820's. BUT, please, continue reading.

In the "small world" department - in today's message you name your Uncle James' parents as Charles Middleton & Elizabeth McDougal of Larue County, Kentucky, and you quote Edward Benningfield as writing "James apparently grew up with ties to the Nolin Baptist Church."

The Elizabeth McDougal of Larue County, Kentucky, who married Charles Middleton, was my 6G aunt. She was a daughter of Hannah M. Doane and Alexander McDougal. Alexander McDougal was the founder and first pastor (c. 1802) of the Nolin (or Nolynn) Baptist Church. I have a good deal of information about Alexander McDougal if you have any interest, including my own transcription from the original in the National Archives of the court proceedings associated with Alexander's Rev. War pension application. Alexander and Hannah McDougal are both buried at the Nolin/Nolynn Baptist Church in Larue Co.

My grandmother, Auggie McDougal Hays, was born in Vernon in 1887, and was a 4G granddaughter of Hannah and Alexander. Auggie's father, Cornelius Stephen ("CS"/Neal) McDougal, was the founder and first editor of The Lamar Democrat. C. S. was from Itawamba County, Mississippi, but C. S. and one of his sisters married cousins of each other from Lamar County, and both couples moved there.

Even though I don't think we're talking about the same James Middleton, I wouldn't be at all surprised to learn eventually that there is a connection between the two. C. S. McDougal was a great grandson of George Ford and his lovely wife, Nancy Middleton (1796 SC-1884 Itawamba/MS). Nancy Middleton was a daughter of Thomas Middleton (1756 NC-1832 Lowndes/MS) and Nancy Ann Baskett. I'd bet there was a connection somewhere along the line. Please let me know as you learn more.

Re: James Middleton of Lamar Co., AL

Jamie Taylor (View posts)
Posted: 1123782468000
Classification: Query
So good to hear from you again.
This James Middleton of Lamar Co., AL was the brother to my g-g-grandmother. However, I seem to have copied the wrong information to send you when I down loaded. The Middleton in LaRue Co., Ky is a distant cousin of ours.

Zachariah Middleton's son, James Middleton, migrated to the county in the early part of the 19th century. He married Parilee Moore, a daughter of John C. Moore, the first Probate Judge of Fayette County 1850-
Zachariah's daughter Elizabeth later migrated from Tuscaloosa County, Alabama about 1843 with her husband Anthony F. Bell and their five children.

James Middleton born 6 August 1812 in Morgan County, Georgia died 19 June 1888 in Vernon, Alabama; married Parilee Moore. Children: Margaret/Mary Priscilla, Biddie E., Sarah E., Martha C. H., Elimena Catherine, James H. and John J.

Married 2nd Sarah Ann Stewart; their children were Eugenia Ellen, Jerusha Ann, William Green, Rebecca J. & Nancy Rosaline

Will send more about the KY Middleton in the next message.

Connetction between Middleton of Lamar Co., AL & those in KY

Jamie Taylor (View posts)
Posted: 1123783014000
Classification: Query
Both Middleton families in both Lamar Co., AL and those in LaRue Co. Kentucy descended from Robert Middleton of Charles Co., MD.
Robert had several sons including a Thomas and a William.

According to my research the LaRue Co., Kentucky Middletons descended from Thomas while my line in Alabama and Mississippi descended from William.

Re: James Middleton of Lamar Co., AL

Posted: 1253135116000
Classification: Query
Eugenia Ellen Middleton & her Husband's name is Thomas Hankins Sizemore. They are buried in the Sizemore cemetery located on the Sizemore farm in Lamar Co., Alabama. I have a plat of the cemetery and each of the graves occupants whose stones were readable.

Thanks. Geri Sizemore Johnson
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