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Middleton, David P

Male 1834 - 1869  (35 years)


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  • Name Middleton, David P 
    Nickname Dave 
    Birth 1834  Harlan, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1850  Harlan, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1860  District, Letcher, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Death 15 Feb 1869  Harlan, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause: as a result of murder at the hands of Devil Jim Turner, William Turner, and Francis Pace 
    • David Middleton was killed by his first cousin, "Devil Jim" Turner, during the Turner-Howard Wars of Harlan County. Author John Ed Pearce describes the event as follows:

      "At the end of the War William Middleton was killed, allegedly by Devil Jim and his men, on his way home. In 1869, William's widow, Narcissa, testified that Jim, his brother William and Francis Pace killed David Middleton, William's brothe. Before they could be tried in Clay Circuit Court, Campbell Hurst, who was scheduled to testify against them, was stabbled and killed on the main street of Harlan in what Narcissa Middleton swore was a set-up to keep him from testifying."
    Person ID I782  Pioneers of the Appalachian Highlands
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2023 

    Father Middleton, Walter Thomas Jr.,   b. 1795, Chadwell Station, Lee, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Jun 1863, Harlan, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Turner, Sarah,   b. 1800, Knox (Now Harlan), Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Jun 1870, Harlan, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 70 years) 
    Marriage Bef 1817 
    Family ID F605  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sergent, Nancy,   b. 1 Oct 1833, Harlan, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 22 Oct 1918, Harlan, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 85 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1855  Harlan, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Middleton, Mary,   b. 15 Nov 1856, Letcher, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 8 Sep 1919 (Age 62 years)
     2. Middleton, Sarah,   b. Abt 1857, Letcher, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 17 Jun 1930, Harlan, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 73 years)
     3. Middleton, Elizabeth,   b. 16 Mar 1860, Harlan, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 7 Jul 1938, Crafts Colly (Ermine), Letcher, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 78 years)
     4. Middleton, John M.,   b. 21 Mar 1862, Harlan, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 25 Dec 1932, Harlan, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 70 years)
     5. Middleton, Manerva,   b. 1868, Harlan, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 12 Sep 1889, Letcher, Kentucky, United States Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 21 years)
    Family ID F91  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 12 Dec 2023 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1834 - Harlan, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1850 - Harlan, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - Abt 1855 - Harlan, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Cause: as a result of murder at the hands of Devil Jim Turner, William Turner, and Francis Pace - 15 Feb 1869 - Harlan, Kentucky, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S181317] .

    2. [S290579] .

    3. [S325] Book:Feuds of Eastern KY, p. 13.