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Douglas W. McQuaid of Seattle, WA

Updated December 30, 2002

Douglas W. McQuaid
4102 52nd Ave. S.W.
Seattle, WA 98116
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Fax: 206-938-8586

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Researching ancestors and descendants of Samuel Porter Middleton and Mary Turner of Texas. Samuel Porter Middleton was born June 16, 1806 in South Carolina and died 1859 in Texas. He married Mary Turner October 30, 1833 in Jackson County, Texas. Mary Turner was born January 21, 1816 in Upper Cuivre, St. Charles District, Missouri Territory and died Septmeber 4, 1853 in Victoria or Goliad County, Texas. Mary Turner was the daughter of Winslow Turner II (b. 1786 Mass., d. 1835 in Jackson County, Texas). I am stumped at finding ancestors of Samuel Porter Middleton. I have reason to believe he was the son of Richard Middleton, who was the son of John and Elizabeth Middleton of South Carolina. Richard Middleton was living in Bedford County, Tennessee by 1809. There is a Samuel Porter closely associated with the family of John and Elizabeth Middleton of South Carolina. Any help solving this mystery would be greatly appreciated. This page and all related links Copyright 1999, Douglas W. McQuaid.

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  • Ancestors and Relatives of Douglas W. McQuaid (306 KB)
    Descendants of Samuel Porter Middleton and Mary Turner of Texas. Includes ancestors of Mary Turner (Mayflower Descendant) through Myles Standish, Edward Doty and Winslow Turner. Also, descendants of Barney McQuaid and Bridget Starr of Ireland to Chaffee County, Colorado. Locations: MA, TN, MO, TX, CA, CO, WA. Includes surnames: Standish, Turner, Middleton, Parker, Low(e), Wood, Billingsley, Talk, Outler, Clement, McQuaid, Hart, and many more.
  • Descendants of Bernard "Barney" McQuaid (19 KB)
    Barney McQuaid immigrated from Ireland to America about 1850. He landed in Boston, Massachusetts and may have lived in Lowell, Massachusetts, where he worked as a laborer. His wife, Bridget Starr, came to America a year or two later with her brother, Tom Starr, for a reported "arranged marriage" with Barney (1861?). Barney and Bridget traveled by ship around the Cape to San Francisco about 1861 and settled in Mokelumne Hill, Calavaras Co., California, where he worked as a gold miner. About 1870 they moved to Leadville, Lake County, Colorado, where he again worked as a miner in Tom Starr's gold mine (the richest in California Gulch). Thereafter, they homesteaded land on the banks of the Arkansas River just south of Buena Vista, Chaffee Co., Colorado, where they farmed and raised dairy cattle. They had 8 children (2 died in infancy). They both died in Buena Vista and are buried in Mt. Olivet Cemetary, Buena Vista, Colorado.
  • Descendants of Richard Middleton of Barbados (56 KB)
    Richard Middleton, son of John Middleton, Sr. and wife Elizabeth, of Abbeville District SC, is suspected to be the father of Samuel Porter Middleton. In 1809 Richard sold land in SC he inherited from his father John to Sugar Bonds (brother-in-law?). The deed states he is a resident of Bedford Co., Tenn. and is signed by his wife Agness. I need to verify this suspected relationship.
  • Descendants of Samuel Porter of Abbeville, SC (90 KB)
    Samuel Porter (1763-1837) of Abbeville, SC, is suspected to be the namesake of my gr-gr-grandfather, Samuel Porter Middleton. This Samuel Porter is closely associated with the John and Elizabeth Middleton family of Abbeville. He was an executor of John's estate (1797), an executor (with John Middleton) of the estate of John's son-in-law, Theophilus Norwood (1789) and a witness to many legal documents of the Middleton family. His wife's name was Susannah. I believe she may have been John's daughter, Susannah. Need verification of this relationship.

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