Sarah A. Middleton

22 February 1807–19 February 1856 (Age 48)
Harrison, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Sarah A.

Sarah A. Middleton was born on 22 February 1807, in Harrison, Virginia, United States as the daughter of John Middleton and Eleanor Hardy. She married Abraham Batten on 17 January 1831, in Harrison, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 19 February 1856, in Harrison, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 48, and was buried in Harrison, West Virginia, United States.

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Abraham Batten
Sarah A. Middleton
Marriage: 17 January 1831
Mary Batton
Abner Batten
Eleanor Batten
William Batten
John Middleton Batten
John Batton
Abigail Batten

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  • Marriage
    17 January 1831Harrison, West Virginia, United States
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    World Events (7)

    Age 1
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1812 · Monumental Church Built
    Age 5
    The Monumental Church was built between 1812-1814 on the sight where the Richmond Theatre fire had taken place. It is a monument to those that died in the fire.
    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 14
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of the places so called. In over thirty instances from many different areas, the name is from Old English midel ‘middle’ + tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’. However, Middleton on the Hill near Leominster in Herefordshire appears in Domesday Book as Miceltune, the first element clearly being Old English micel ‘large’, ‘great’ (see Middlebrook ). Middleton Baggot and Middleton Priors in Shropshire have early spellings that suggest gem̄thhyll (from gem̄th ‘confluence’ + hyll ‘hill’) + tūn as the origin. This surname is also found in Scotland and Ireland.History: A Scottish family of this name derives it from lands at Middleto(u)n near Kincardine. The Scottish physician Peter Middleton practiced in New York City after 1752 and was one of the founders of the medical school at King's College (now Columbia University) in 1767. One of the earliest of the Charleston, SC, Middleton family of prominent legislators was Arthur Middleton, born in Charleston in 1681. The name has also been established in Ireland since at least the 13th century; its presence was reinforced by settlers in the 17th century.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (26)

    • Sarah Batton in household of Abraham Batton, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Sarah in entry for George Paugh and Eleanor Batten, "West Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1776-1971"
    • Legacy NFS Source: Sarah A. Middleton - Individual or family possessions: birth: 22 February 1807; Burlington, New Jersey, United States

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