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Caleb R. Middleton

CALEB R. MIDDLETON, farmer, P. O. East Hickory, was born in Limestone, Warren Co., Penn., March 18, 1830, and is a son of James and Susannah (Richardson) Middleton. His father was a native of Westmoreland county, Penn., and a son of William Middleton, a pioneer of what is now Tionesta, Forest county, locating on what is now known as the Jamison farm, where he resided until his death; he had three children: John, James and Mary (Mrs. Thomas Arters). The maternal grandfather of the subject of this sketch was Caleb Richardson, a native of Maine, a pioneer of Harmony township, this county, and later of Hickory, locating on the farm now occupied by Mr. Middleton, a part of which he cleared and improved, and where he died. James Middleton was reared in what is now Forest county, and in early manhood he located in Limestone, Warren Co., Penn., where he cleared and improved a farm, lumbered to some extent, and in later life removed to Deerfield, where he died. He had seven children: William A., Caleb R., Mary Jane, Cyrus J., John M., Mehitable E. and Hannah O. (Mrs. Oscar J. Williams). Caleb R. Middleton was reared in Limestone township, Warren Co., Penn., and after the close of the war of the Rebellion he located in Tidioute in mercantile business till 1867, when he came to Hickory township, and settled on the old homestead of his maternal grandfather, where he has since resided. He has filled several of the local offices in the township, is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and in politics he has been a Republican since the organization of the party.

Source: Page(s) 946, Chapter 15 Biographical Sketches - Tionesta Township and Borough of Tionesta
Hickory and Harmony Townships
History of Counties of McKean, Elk and Forest, Pennsylvania.
Chicago, J.H. Beers & Co., 1890.
Transcribed December 2005 by Nathan Zipfel for the Forest County Genealogy Project
Published 2005 by the Forest County Pennsylvania Genealogy Project

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