William Perry Middleton (1845 - 1919)

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Birthplace: Greenville, South Carolina, United States
Death: Died in Travelers Rest, Greenville, South Carolina, United States
Cause of death: Pneumonia
Occupation: Farmer
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About William Perry Middleton

The 1880 census shows him as age 34, single, living with his mother. Occupation: Loafer. He apparently married later that year. This is the last record of his mother. She might have died about this time.

The 1900 census gives his birthdate as June 1832, 15 years older than his wife. His gravestone gives his birthdate as 1845, two years older than his wife.

Perry Middleton served in the Civil War, as a Private in 16th South Carolina Regiment (Confederate), Company H. He enlisted January 20, 1862 at Camp Moore, South Carolina. Last date on roll: April 30 and August 31, 1864

"16th Infantry Regiment, recruited in Greenville County, was organized and mustered into Confederate service in December, 1861. It moved to Charleston and for a time was stationed at Adams Run under General Hagood. During December, 1862, the unit was ordered to Wilmington, North Carolina and in May, 1863, to Jackson, Mississippi where it was assigned to General Gist's Brigade in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. After sharing in the defense of Jackson, it was stationed at Rome, Georgia, during the Chickamauga Campaign. Later it joined the Army of Tennessee, fought in the Atlanta Campaign, and endured Hood's winter operations in Tennessee. The 16th ended the war in North Carolina. In December, 1863, it totalled 559 men and 452 arms, lost many in Tennessee, and surrendered on April 26, 1865. The field officers were Colonels Charles J. Elford and James McCullough, Lieutenant Colonel W.B. Ivor, and Major Charles C. O'Neill."

After the war he lived at Paris Mountain Township. He applied for a pension in 1902: Middleton, Perry - Greenville County, Travelers Rest -Class C- No1 - 1901 - Company H, 16th Wounded in right arm.

Obituary

May 1919:

William Perry Middleton, Company H

W.P. Middleton Passed away Tuesday.

W.P. Middleton, aged 74 years, Confederate veterans, died Tuesday at his home in Paris Mountain township and was buried Wednesday afternoon at 6 o'clock at the Reedy River Baptist church.

The deceased served four years through the civil war as a member of the 16th regiment, having volunteered at the outbreak of the war.

He is survived by his wife, two sons, W.C. (William Charlie)and J.S. (James Spurgon) Middleton, and two daughters, Mrs. Earl Wade (Eva), of Paris Mountain township, and Mrs. Frank Batson (Lula), of Travelers' Rest.

Served four years WBTS - 16th SC

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William Middleton's Timeline

1845
February 27, 1845
Greenville, South Carolina, United States
1880
1880
Age 34
Greenville, South Carolina, United States
1882
September 28, 1882
Age 37
Greenville, South Carolina, United States
1885
March 4, 1885
Age 40
Greenville, South Carolina, United States
1887
May 6, 1887
Age 42
Tigerville, Greenville, South Carolina, United States
1891
March 11, 1891
Age 46
Greenville, South Carolina, United States
1919
May 6, 1919
Age 74
Travelers Rest, Greenville, South Carolina, United States
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Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, United States