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MIDDLETON FAMILY HISTORY

English, German, Swiss, Dutch, and Scots-Irish Ancestry

Family Stories, Photos, and Documents



The Middletons of Gibson City, Illinois
A Family History
Other Stories:

The English Baronets of Bathurst: American Descendants

Mennonites of Singers Glen, Virginia
(Sibyl Hoover Middleton was the great-granddaughter of the Mennonite Barbara Funk of Singers Glen, Virginia.)

Swiss and German Origins of the Mennonites of Singers Glen, VA

Mennonite Ancestors of Barbara Funk (1812-1850) of Singers Glen, VA
A 5-Generation Pedigree Chart

Barbara Funk of Singers Glen, VA: Her Funk Family Ancestry

Mennonite Bishop Henry Rhodes (1747-1827) of Rockingham County, VA

Elizabeth Brenneman (1758-1835) of Rockingham Co. VA

A Brief History of Bishop Henry Funck and Other Funk Pioneers,
published by Reverend A. J. Fretz in 1899. The book includes biographical sketches of Joseph Funk and other descendants of the Bishop who settled in Singers Glen, Virginia. George Howver and Sarah Palsel are named in the book, along with their children and grandchildren.  Sibyl Hoover is mentioned on page 297 of the book.

Jacob Showalter (Abt. 1710-1773) of Northampton Co. PA: Patriarch of the Showalters of Rockingham County, VA


The Howvers and Paulsels from Singers Glen, Virginia


Jacob Fry Cackley of Clinton, IL: His Virginia Roots (Now West Virginia)
     
Jacob Fry Cackley's Obituary, 1916
(Jacob Fry Cackley was Oscar Middleton's maternal grandfather.)

The William H. Cackley Family Moves from Virginia to Illinois in 1856
A letter written in 1857 tells why

Jacob Fry Cackley married Rebecca Lowrey, daughter of Samuel Lowery and Rebecca Eagen.
1820 Marriage Record of Samuel Lowery and Rebecca Eagen of Augusta, Virginia


Family Ties to Seventeenth-Century New Netherland
(Ancestors of Sibyl Hoover Middleton)

Mary Cole Wintermote (1835-1914) of Darke County, Ohio: (paternal grandmother of Sibyl Hoover Middleton) Her obituary and a brief biographical sketch

Jane Cole Wintermote of Darke County, Ohio: (mother of Mary Cole Wintermote) Her obituary and a brief biographical sketch

Barent Jacobsen Cool: Seventeenth-Century Citizen of New Amsterdam

Sibyl Hoover Middleton: Family Ties to Barent Jacobsen Cool (A Relationship Chart)

Juriaen Westvaal (Westfall): Seventeenth-Century Dutch Farmer and Settler of New Netherland

Sibyl Hoover Middleton : Family ties to Juriaen Westvaal (Westfall) (A Relationship Chart)

Louis DuBois of Seventeenth-Century New Netherland: Walloon Founder of New Paltz, New York

Sibyl Hoover Middleton: Family Ties to Louis DuBois (A Relationship Chart)




Descendants of the Englishman John Easterbrook who settled in Ohio

O.R. Middleton: His Easterbrook, Middleton, and Bathurst Ancestry
(John Easterbrook's service in the War of 1812 told below.)

Profiles of those who served in war

The Revolutionary War Record of Lawrence Bathurst of Centre County, Pennsylvania
(Ancestor of Oscar Ray Middleton)

Henry Parrett of Shenandoah County, Virginia: Soldier in the American Revolution
(Ancestor of Sibyl Hoover Middleton)

Mennonite Preacher Henry Funk of Pennsylvania and Virginia: His Service in the American Revolution
(Ancestor of Sibyl Hoover Middleton)

George Philip Wintermute of the Wyoming Valley, Pennsylvania: British Loyalist in the American Revolution
(Ancestor of Sibyl Hoover Middleton)

John Easterbrook (1765-1861) and the War of 1812: British Soldier, American Soldier 
He was both! (Paternal great-great grandfather of Oscar Ray Middleton)

William H. Cackley of Pocahontas County, Virginia, War of 1812
(Maternal great-grandfather of Oscar Ray Middleton)

Ferdinand Hoover of Darke Co, Ohio, Civil War 
(Paternal grandfather of Sibyl Hoover, Ferdinand was born in Germany, enlisted in the Union Army, and was killed at the Battle of Chickamauga.)

George Howver of Singers Glen, Virginia, Civil War 
(Maternal grandfather of Sibyl Hoover, George served in the 7th Virginia Cavalry, Confederate Army. He was captured and held for a year and a half in Union prisons.)

Col. William S. Middleton of Gibson City, IL: Service in WWII and in the Korean War
(Son of Oscar Ray and Sibyl Middleton)

Ann Middleton Aschenbrener, American Red Cross, South Pacific, World War II
(Daughter of Oscar Ray and Sibyl Middleton)


More material will be added in the future.  Please return.




Updated  July 2016

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