Biography of William Middleton
Howard County, IN Biographies





WILLIAM MIDDLETON was born in Montgomery County, Ind., December 6, 1830, and is the son of Levi and Mary Middleton, who are active members of the Society of Friends, in whose faith William was reared. The father was a carpenter and built the first house in Crawfordsville. William was reared a frontiersman, and attended school in the winter until he was twenty one years of age, when he walked to the Reserve and began clearing on the farm his father had entered for him, repeating the trip the two succeeding years and working out in Montgomery during the intervals, at $10 per month. November 12, 1854, he married Jane Moulder, daughter of John and Eleanor Moulder, pioneers of this county: To this marriage have been born three children - Charles, Mary Florence and John. Mr. Middleton's original tract of land in this county contained ninety three acres, which he increased to 160 acres; in 1865, he sold this farm and settled on the 160 acres where he now lives. This he has cleared of every stump and rock; his fields are well drained and supplied with living spring water, and are second to none in the county. Mr. Middleton has been one of the most liberal contributors to works of public advancement and local improvement, and his example is well deserving of emulation. In politics, he is liberal, but inclines to Republicanism.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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