Henry Middleton (1717-1784)
Henry Middleton, 2nd President of the Continental Congress
Seven of his twelve children survived childhood (listed above), all borne by his first wife, Mary Baker Williams through whom he acquired Middleton Place. He was one of the wealthiest landowners in America, at one time owning 20 plantations of some 50,000-acres and 800 slaves who worked them.
Contributed by Mark Meredith on 29/12/2018 and last updated on 16/01/2019.