Name: Nathaniel Russell Middleton 1 2 3
Birth: 1 APR 1810 in Charleston, SC 1 2 3
Death: 6 SEP 1890 1 2 3
Arthur Middleton b: 28 DEC 1832
Henry Izard Middleton b: 12 OCT 1834
Walter Izard Middleton b: 25 JAN 1836
Nathaniel Russell Middleton (1810-1890) was the son of Arthur Middleton (1 785-1837) and Alicia Hopton Middleton (d. 1840). He had one brother, Ral ph Izard Middleton (1814-1891), and two sisters, Mary Christiana Middlet on (1819-1824) and Anne Manigault Middleton (1820-1876) who, in 1841, marr ied the Reverend William Dehon.
Nathaniel Russell Middleton's paternal ancestors were a wealthy and promin ent South Carolina family. His maternal grandfather, Nathaniel Russel l, a Charleston merchant, was the son of Joseph Russell who at one time w as the chief justice of Rhode Island. Nathaniel thus had connections wi th southern planters and with New England men of business.
Middleton attended Mr. Southworth's Church school, Geneva College, New Yor k, and the College of Charleston. After he graduated, he spent some ti me in Europe. In 1832 he married Margaret Emma Izard (d. 1836) and had thr ee sons: Arthur Middleton (b. 1832), Henry Izard Middleton (b. 1833), a nd Walter Izard Middleton (1836-1871). In 1842 he married Anna Elizabeth D eWolf (1815-1908), daughter of Henry and Anna E. Marston DeWolf and had fo ur daughters and one son: Maria Louisa Middleton (b. 1844) who married Tho mas Waties Doar in 1873; Annie Elizabeth Middleton (b. 1847); Alicia Hopt on Middleton (b. 1849); Nathaniel Russell Middleton, Jr. (1851-1896); a nd Charlotte Helen Middleton (b. 1854) who, in 1878, married Edward Padelf ord DeWolf, at Bristol, Rhode Island.
Middleton managed his plantation, Bolton-on-the-Stono, for many years, fin ally selling it in 1852 due to financial difficulties. He was appointed tr easurer of the Northeastern Railroad Company and later served for sever al years as treasurer of the city of Charleston. In 1857 he was offered t he presidency of the College of Charleston, becoming its fifth presiden t. He proved to be well suited to the position. The college remained op en during the Civil War except for a few months after the evacuation of Ch arleston by the Confederates in 1865. He instituted a policy in 1862 und er which students could enter military service and perform their duties wh en not engaged with their studies. The college continued to operate throu gh Reconstruction and Middleton remained the president until 1880.
Middleton's second wife, Anna DeWolf Middleton, was originally from Bristo l, Rhode Island. For health reasons, she spent the summer season almost ev ery year with her family in Rhode Island and took her children with he r. In later years, Middleton also spent the summer months in Rhode Island.
Father: Arthur Middleton b: 18 JAN 1785 in South Carolina
Mother: Alicia Hopton Russell b: 26 MAY 1789
Margaret Emma Izard b: 3 AUG 1811
18 JAN 1832 1 2 3
- Arthur Middleton b: 28 DEC 1832 in Charleston, SC
- Henry Izard Middleton b: 12 OCT 1834
- Walter Izard Middleton b: 25 JAN 1836
Anna Elizabeth de Wolf
20 SEP 1842
in Bristol RI 2 3
- Maria Louisa Middleton b: 23 JUL 1844
- Annie Elizabeth Middleton b: 2 JAN 1847
- Alicia Hopton Middleton b: 23 SEP 1849
- Nathaniel Russell Middleton b: 26 JAN 1851
- Charlotte Helen Middleton b: 23 AUG 1854
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