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Holland Middleton

Male 1708 - Bef 1793  (85 years)


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  • Name Holland Middleton  [1
    Born 20 Jan 1708  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Birth 1715  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Possessions 28 Dec 1737  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Holland purchases 135 acre plantation "Long Point" from Thomas Middleton, Sr. 
    Possessions 05 Jun 1738  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Holland and Sarah convey a portion of "Long Point" to John Tolson 
    Possessions 14 Oct 1740  Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Holland and wife Sarah convey a portion of "Long Point" to William Luckett 
    Possessions 2 Feb 1767  South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Holland conveys interest in "Wheeler's Purchase" to Elizabeth Middleton, widow of Samuel Middleton 
    Military 20 Aug 1781  Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Veterans: War for Independence
    Veterans: War for Independence
    Possessions 20 Feb 1784  Washington County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6, 7
    From 1784 to 1786, Holland filed petitions for bounty lands in Washington County which was created on 25 Feb 1784. Washington was, by and large, west Georgia. It found its westmost boundary along the Oconee River (and with it the Creek Nation), down to the Altamaha River in the south. Greene County was formed from its northern precincts in 1786 and then Hancock from portions of both in 1793.

    Holland's petitions were certified by Col. Elijah Clarke and Col. Gb Lee. Clarke (1742-1799) is best known for his part in the Patriot victory at Kettle Creek, Georgia, 14 Feb 1779, and rather less honorably for his land speculation.  
    Holland Middleton Bounty Claims
    Holland Middleton Bounty Claims
    Georgia, Headright and Bounty Land Records, 1783-1909
    Possessions 13 May 1784  Richmond County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Warrant executed for 300 acres. See FamilySearch link to bounty file above. 
    Possessions 17 May 1784  Washington County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Warrant for 287 1/2 acres. See FamilySearch link to bounty file above.  
    Possessions 29 Jan 1785 
    Certificate of compliance with act of 1781 executed by Elijah Clarke. 
    Church Affiliation 1 Jul 1786  Powelton Baptist Church, Powelton, Hancock, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 8, 9
    Holland attended the organizational meeting for Powell's Creek Baptist Church (then in Greene County, a recent created from part of Washington County) and became a charter member. Geographically, Powelton is northwest of the confluence of Beaverdam Creek and the Ogeechee River. Middleton bequeathed a tract of land between the Beaverdam and the Gainesboro road. 
    Powelton Baptist Church
    Powelton Baptist Church
    Powelton Baptist Church
    Powelton Baptist Church
    Possessions 6 Aug 1787  Greene County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    250 acres. See FamilySearch link to bounty file, above. 
    Georgia, Greene County (1796)
    Georgia, Greene County (1796)
    Civil 1789  Greene County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Holland recorded on tax roll 
    Possessions 23 Apr 1789  Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    "State of Georgia, 31st July 1798, JOEL DICKINSON of Hancock County, Georgia to ZACHARIAH MADDUX of same place for the sum of twelve pounds of money for all that tract of land containing 40 acres being in Hancock County, GA. and on the waters of the Beaver Dam of Ogechee. Adj. Jesse Connell's land, and James Loyd's corner to Hugh's line. Land being a part of a 250 acre tract granted to HOLLAND MIDDLETON 23rd April 1789. Wit: Wm. Owsley, Seavin Maddux and Obadiah Richardson, J.P. Reg: 7th August 1798." 
    Died Bef 23 Jul 1793  Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 23 Jul 1793  Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
    Holland's will is admitted to probate.

    "Will of HOLLAND MIDDLETON of Hancock County, Georgia...to my son ZACHARIAH MIDDLETON, land in the county afrd. between the beaver dam and the Greensborough road...to my wife MARY MIDDLETON, 1/3 of all my Estate real and personal or her Dowery at her option and no more...to my daughter SARAH DICINSON, five shillings sterling exclusive of all that I have given her heretofore...to the heirs of my daughter SUSANNAH BERRY, 5 shillings sterling, exclusive of property hertofore given her and them...all remaining part of my Estate equally divided between my son JOHN MIDDLETON, ROBERT MIDDLETON, ELIZABETH MIDDLETON and MARY MIDDLETON, PARKS MIDDLETON and BENJAMIN MIDDLETON...MARY MIDDLETON and son ZACHARIAH Exrs... HOLLAND MIDDLETON (Seal) Wit: RIDSON MOORE, JUNR., JONATHAN BLACK, ROBERT OWSLEY... (Will not dated.) Appeared on 23rd of July 1795, Robert Owslwy and Ridson Moore, 2 of subscribing witnesses... MYLES GREENE R. P. H. C." 
    Will of Holland Middleton
    Will of Holland Middleton
    Will, p. 1
    Will of Holland Middleton
    Will of Holland Middleton
    Will, p. 2; Return
    Will of Holland Middleton
    Will of Holland Middleton
    Estate Appraisal and Sale
    Will of Holland Middleton
    Will of Holland Middleton
    Estate Appraisal
    Estate of Holland Middleton (1809-1793)
    Estate of Holland Middleton (1809-1793)
    Person ID I0703  Dickinson
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2014 

    Father William Middleton,   b. 1686, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1769, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Elizabeth Teares,   b. 1689, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1748, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Abt 1710  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0065  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah Middleton 
    Children 
    +1. Sarah Middleton,   d. Hancock County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Susanna Middleton
     3. Elizabeth Middleton
    Last Modified 19 May 2009 
    Family ID F0493  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Parks,   d. 17 Aug 1807, Clarke County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1767  [14
    Children 
     1. Parks Middleton,   b. 1770,   d. 28 Sep 1858, Choctaw County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     2. Zechariah Middleton,   b. 5 Mar 1774, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1849, Panola, Rankin County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. John Middleton,   b. 18 Dec 1779, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1854, Choctaw County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +4. Robert Middleton,   b. Abt 1780, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1850, Copiah County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
    +5. Benjamin Middleton,   b. 30 Mar 1792, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1878, Cumberland, Webster County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     6. Mary Middleton
    Last Modified 19 May 2009 
    Family ID F0133  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Jan 1708 - Charles County, Maryland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1715 - Charles County, Maryland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - Holland purchases 135 acre plantation "Long Point" from Thomas Middleton, Sr. - 28 Dec 1737 - Prince George's County, Maryland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - Holland and Sarah convey a portion of "Long Point" to John Tolson - 05 Jun 1738 - Prince George's County, Maryland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - Holland and wife Sarah convey a portion of "Long Point" to William Luckett - 14 Oct 1740 - Prince George's County, Maryland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - Warrant executed for 300 acres. See FamilySearch link to bounty file above. - 13 May 1784 - Richmond County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChurch Affiliation - Holland attended the organizational meeting for Powell's Creek Baptist Church (then in Greene County, a recent created from part of Washington County) and became a charter member. Geographically, Powelton is northwest of the confluence of Beaverdam Creek and the Ogeechee River. Middleton bequeathed a tract of land between the Beaverdam and the Gainesboro road. - 1 Jul 1786 - Powelton Baptist Church, Powelton, Hancock, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - 250 acres. See FamilySearch link to bounty file, above. - 6 Aug 1787 - Greene County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCivil - Holland recorded on tax roll - 1789 - Greene County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPossessions - "State of Georgia, 31st July 1798, JOEL DICKINSON of Hancock County, Georgia to ZACHARIAH MADDUX of same place for the sum of twelve pounds of money for all that tract of land containing 40 acres being in Hancock County, GA. and on the waters of the Beaver Dam of Ogechee. Adj. Jesse Connell's land, and James Loyd's corner to Hugh's line. Land being a part of a 250 acre tract granted to HOLLAND MIDDLETON 23rd April 1789. Wit: Wm. Owsley, Seavin Maddux and Obadiah Richardson, J.P. Reg: 7th August 1798." - 23 Apr 1789 - Hancock County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Bef 23 Jul 1793 - Hancock County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - Holland's will is admitted to probate. "Will of HOLLAND MIDDLETON of Hancock County, Georgia...to my son ZACHARIAH MIDDLETON, land in the county afrd. between the beaver dam and the Greensborough road...to my wife MARY MIDDLETON, 1/3 of all my Estate real and personal or her Dowery at her option and no more...to my daughter SARAH DICINSON, five shillings sterling exclusive of all that I have given her heretofore...to the heirs of my daughter SUSANNAH BERRY, 5 shillings sterling, exclusive of property hertofore given her and them...all remaining part of my Estate equally divided between my son JOHN MIDDLETON, ROBERT MIDDLETON, ELIZABETH MIDDLETON and MARY MIDDLETON, PARKS MIDDLETON and BENJAMIN MIDDLETON...MARY MIDDLETON and son ZACHARIAH Exrs... HOLLAND MIDDLETON (Seal) Wit: RIDSON MOORE, JUNR., JONATHAN BLACK, ROBERT OWSLEY... (Will not dated.) Appeared on 23rd of July 1795, Robert Owslwy and Ridson Moore, 2 of subscribing witnesses... MYLES GREENE R. P. H. C." - 23 Jul 1793 - Hancock County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S009310] History of Hancock County, Georgia, Elizabeth W. Smith, (Washington, Georgia: Wilkes Publishing Co., 1974).
      "Among the early founders and settlers of Hancock Co. were Capt. Holland Middleton and Col. Robt. Middleton, natives of Charles Co., Maryland, who took grants and settled on Shoulderbone Creek in 1784. The will of Holland Middleton Sr., 1795 shows the following family: wife, Mary; sons Zachariah, John, Robert, Benjamin, Parks; daughters Sarah, wife of Joel Dickenson; Mary, wife of Daniel West, Elizabeth, wife of Nicholas Findley. The sons in 1818 removed to Alabama and lived until 1835 in Tuscaloosa Co., Alabama."

    2. [S122652] The Maryland Semmes and Kindred Families, Harry Wright Newman, (Westminster, Maryland: Heritage Books, 2007), 279.
      Newman does not give a date of birth for Holland.

    3. [S122652] The Maryland Semmes and Kindred Families, Harry Wright Newman, (Westminster, Maryland: Heritage Books, 2007), 279.

    4. [S71] Georgia's Roster of the Revolution, Lucian Lamar Knight, (Atlanta, Georgia: Index Printing, 1920), https://archive.org/stream/georgiasrosterrev00knig., 387.

    5. [S58] FamilySearch.org, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Georgia, Headright and Bounty Land Records, 1783-1909," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1951-25989-20573-6?cc=1914217&wc=M61W-S29:200684001 : accessed 06 Nov 2014), Headright and bounty documents 1783-1909, Melton, Isaac-Middleton, William > image 376 of 592; State Archives, Morrow.

    6. [S71] Georgia's Roster of the Revolution, Lucian Lamar Knight, (Atlanta, Georgia: Index Printing, 1920), https://archive.org/stream/georgiasrosterrev00knig., 121-122.

    7. [S76] Georgia Historical Quarterly, (Savannah, Georgia: Georgia Historical Society), "Georgia Bounty Land Grants," Alex M. Hitz, vol. 38, No. 4 (December, 1954).
      This article discusses the parameters of the various bounties enacted by the Georgia legislature during and after the war. The 1781 act created a bounty that "was for good, or at least neutral, behavior for the last ten months of the fighting. Military service was not mentioned; all that was required was that the citizen do not plunder or distress his neighbors, or that his plundering be not so overt and notorious to justify conviction. This group of persons, which was twice as numerous as all of the fighting-men combined, received more land for merely remaining in the state for ten months, at home and at peace with their neighbors , than did the men who served and fought for eight years in the Georgia Line Regiments of the Continental Army."

    8. [S73] Georgia USGenWeb Archives Project, (The USGenWeb Archives Project), http://www.usgwarchives.net/ga/gafiles.htm., "Charter Members of Powelton Church, Hancock Co, GA July 1786," submitted by Donna Wall, http://files.usgwarchives.net/ga/hancock/churches/powelton.txt, accessed 6 Nov 2014.

    9. [S72] Historic Rural Churches of Georgia, (Historic Rural Churches of Georgia), http://hrcga.org/., http://hrcga.org/powelton-baptist/, accessed 6 Nov 2014.
      "The church holds a special place in Baptist history- the General Committee of the Georgia Baptists was organized at Powelton Baptist in 1803, and the Baptist State Convention was formed here in 1822. Sessions were held at the church in 1823 and 1832."

    10. [S036369] Georgia Tax Digest, 1789-1799, (Morrow, Georgia: Georgia Archives).
      Online publication - Jeffery, Alice. Georgia Tax Index, 1789-1799 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1998.

    11. [S74] Land Deed Genealogy of Hancock County, Georgia, Helen and Tim Marsh, ed., (Greenville, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press 1997), 145.
      Deed Book C, pp. 114-116

    12. [S75] Some Georgia County Records, Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr., (Greenville, South Carolina: Southern Historical Press), vol. 1, 110-111.

    13. [S58] FamilySearch.org, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Georgia, Probate Records, 1742-1990," images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1942-30354-13506-71?cc=1999178&wc=9SYY-92Q:267654601,267757601 : accessed 07 Nov 2014), Hancock > Wills and administration records 1794-1807 vol A-4A > image 53 of 580; county probate courthouses, Georgia.

    14. [S122652] The Maryland Semmes and Kindred Families, Harry Wright Newman, (Westminster, Maryland: Heritage Books, 2007), 279.
      Newman alleges that Holland married Mary Parks after arriving in then Greene County, Georgia.