Middleton Family
February 27, 2007 10:36PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 6th ed., 1887,
Shelby Co.

THE MIDDLETON FAMILY. Among the oldest and most prominent families of
Shelby County is the Middleton family. Adam Middleton, the fifth son born
to Adam and Mary (Fulton) Middleton, was born in Shelby County, Ky., March
6, 1813, his parents in Pennsylvania and Virginia respectively, and of
Scotch extraction on the paternal side and English on the mother's. Of
their ten children Adam and Robert W. are the only survivors. The father
was born in 1770, and came to Kentucky in 1800, settling five miles east of
Shelbyville, where he followed his occupation, that of a blacksmith, and
for many years was proprietor of the Cross Keys tavern, on the State road
between Shelbyville and Clay Village (where Adam and Roberts W., subjects
of this sketch, now reside), and died July 20, 1834. Adam Middleton was
married to Miss Mary F. Willis, December 24, 1835, the daughter of Pierson
Willis, of Kentucky. They have seven children living: John T., Mary E.,
James D., Laura S., Lelia F., Price W. and Jennie V. Robert W. Middleton
was born in Shelby County, Ky., December 3, 1816, and married Miss Lettia
Willis, sister of Adam's wife, September 19, 1839. Robert W. and Lettia
have six children living: Emma F., Mattie E., Julia, Edna, William R. and
Wallace B. Adam Middleton is now acting in the capacity of president of
the State Board of Internal Improvements for Shelby County, and for twenty
years was president of agricultural and mechanical associations of the
same county. These brothers own 700 acres of valuable and well improved
land in Shelby County, and rank among her most substantial farmers and
business men. Both families are members of the Baptist Church at Clay

Middleton Fulton Willis

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