Middleton Upshaw

1817–1884 (Age 66)
Madison, Georgia, United States

The Life of Middleton

When Middleton Upshaw was born on 1 December 1817, in Madison, Georgia, United States, his father, Forrester Upshaw, was 45 and his mother, Ann Faulkner, was 46. He married Susan Berry on 10 November 1833, in Newton, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Meriwether, Georgia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 28 July 1884, in Alexander City, Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Middleton Upshaw
Susan Berry
Marriage: 10 November 1833
John A. Upshaw
Amanda Upshaw
Forester Upshaw
Martha Elizabeth Upshaw
Middleton Knox Polk Upshaw
William James Dallas Upshaw
Leonidas Augustine Upshaw
Leroy Columbus Upshaw
Thomas Luna Upshaw

Spouse & Children

10 November 1833
Newton, Georgia, United States


  • John A. Upshaw


  • Amanda Upshaw


  • Forester Upshaw


  • Martha Elizabeth Upshaw


  • Middleton Knox Polk Upshaw


+4 More Children

Parents & Siblings



+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1832 · Worcester v. Georgia

Age 15

In 1830, U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which required all Native Americans to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River. That same year, Governor Gilmer of Georgia signed an act which claimed for Georgia all Cherokee territories within the boundaries of Georgia. The Cherokees protested the act and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Worcester v. Georgia, ruled in 1832 that the United States, not Georgia, had rights over the Cherokee territories and Georgia laws regarding the Cherokee Nation were voided. President Jackson didn’t enforce the ruling and the Cherokees did not cede their land and Georgia held a land lottery anyway for white settlers.

Age 18

Historical Boundaries - 1835: Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States

Name Meaning

English (East Anglia): probably a habitational name from a lost or unidentified place named with Old English upp ‘up(per)’ + sc(e)aga ‘copse’, or a topographic name with the same meaning.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Middleton Upshaw, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Middleton Upshaw, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Middleton Upshaw, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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