Hester Middleton

15 September 1754–10 November 1789 (Age 35)
Charleston, South Carolina, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Hester

When Hester Middleton was born on 15 September 1754, in Charleston, South Carolina, British Colonial America, her father, Henry Arthur Middleton, was 37 and her mother, Mary Baker Williams, was 33. She married Charles Drayton I on 24 February 1774, in Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She registered for military service in 1754. She died on 10 November 1789, in South Carolina, United States, at the age of 35.

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Family Time Line

Charles Drayton I
1743–1820
Hester Middleton
1754–1789
Marriage: 24 February 1774
Henry Drayton
1774–1776
Charles Drayton II
1777–1778
Henrietta Augusta Drayton
1782–1782
Caroline Drayton
1779–
Charlotte Drayton
1781–1855
Maria Henrietta Drayton
1784–1826
Dr. Charles Drayton
1785–1844

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 February 1774Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (4)

    1776
    Age 22
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · Battle of Sullivan's Island
    Age 22
    On June 28, 1776, the Battle of Sullivan's Island takes place on Sullivan's Island, South Carolina. Since it is so close to Charelston, the battle is sometimes referred to as the First Siege of Charleston. This is the first time that the Americans had a victory against a land and sea attack by the British.
    1783 · A Free America
    Age 29
    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Midthun
    Melton
    Middlebrook
    Milton

    Sources (4)

    • Esther in entry for Henry Drayton, "South Carolina Births and Christenings, 1681-1935"
    • Esther Middleton, "South Carolina Marriages, 1709-1913"
    • Hester Middleton, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"

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