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Middleton-Huger-Rutledge-Drayton family of Charleston, South Carolina

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  Henry Middleton (1717-1784) — of South Carolina. Born near Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., 1717. Delegate to Continental Congress from South Carolina, 1774; member of South Carolina state senate, 1778. Died in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., June 13, 1784 (age about 66 years). Interment at Church of St. James, Charleston, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Arthur Middleton (1681-1737) and Susan (Amory) Middleton (1690-1722); married 1741 to Mary Baker Williams (1721-1761); married 1762 to Maria Henrietta Bull; married 1776 to Lady Mary McKenzie; father of Arthur Middleton (1742-1787), Henrietta Middleton (1750-1792; who married Edward Rutledge) and Sarah Middleton (1756-1784; who married Charles Cotesworth Pinckney); uncle of Mary Middleton (1748-1790; who married Pierce Butler); grandfather of Henry Middleton; great-grandfather of John Izard Middleton, Williams Middleton, John Middleton Huger and John Drayton; third great-grandfather of Benjamin Huger Rutledge and Francis Fisher Kane.
  Political families: Middleton-Huger-Rutledge-Drayton family of Charleston, South Carolina; Pinckney-Middleton-Laurens family of Charleston, South Carolina; Shippen-Middleton family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
John Rutledge John Rutledge (1739-1800) — of Charleston, Charleston County, S.C. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., September 18, 1739. Lawyer; member of South Carolina House of Commons, 1761-76; South Carolina state attorney general, 1764-65; Delegate to Continental Congress from South Carolina, 1774; President of South Carolina, 1776-78; Governor of South Carolina, 1779-82; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1782, 1784-90; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; delegate to South Carolina convention to ratify U.S. constitution, 1788; received 6 electoral votes, 1789; Associate Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1789-91; Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court, 1795; common pleas court judge in South Carolina, 1791-95. Episcopalian. Scotch-Irish and English ancestry. Died in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., July 23, 1800 (age 60 years, 308 days). Interment at St. Michael's Church Cemetery, Charleston, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of John Rutledge (1713-1750) and Sarah (Hext) Rutledge (1724-1792); brother of Sarah Rutledge (1742-1819; who married John Mathews (1744-1802)) and Edward Rutledge; married to Elizabeth Grimke (1741-1792; first cousin of John Faucheraud Grimké); father of Martha Rutledge (1764-1816; who married Francis Kinloch) and John Rutledge, Jr.; uncle of Thomas Rhett Smith and Sarah Ann Rutledge (1785-1873; who married Alfred Huger); granduncle of Benjamin Huger Rutledge (1829-1893); great-granduncle of Benjamin Huger Rutledge (1861-1925).
  Political family: Middleton-Huger-Rutledge-Drayton family of Charleston, South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — federal judicial profile — Wikipedia article — Ballotpedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Image source: Library of Congress
  Daniel Huger (1742-1799) — of South Carolina. Born in Berkeley County, S.C., February 20, 1742. Planter; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1778-80; Delegate to Continental Congress from South Carolina, 1786-88; U.S. Representative from South Carolina at-large, 1789-93. French Huguenot ancestry. Died in Charleston, Charleston District (now Charleston County), S.C., July 6, 1799 (age 57 years, 136 days). Interment at St. Philip's Churchyard, Charleston, S.C.
  Relatives: Brother of John Huger; married, November 19, 1772, to Sabina Elliott (1758-1799); father of Daniel Elliott Huger; uncle of Benjamin Huger (1768-1823) and Alfred Huger; grandfather of John Middleton Huger; granduncle of Benjamin Frost Huger.
  Political family: Middleton-Huger-Rutledge-Drayton family of Charleston, South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Arthur Middleton (1742-1787) — of South Carolina. Born in Berkeley County, S.C., June 26, 1742. Delegate to South Carolina state constitutional convention, 1776; Delegate to Continental Congress from South Carolina, 1776; signer, Declaration of Independence, 1776; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1778; member of South Carolina state senate, 1781. Died January 1, 1787 (age 44 years, 189 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Middleton Place Plantation, Dorchester County, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Middleton (1717-1784) and Mary Baker (Williams) Middleton (1721-1761); brother of Henrietta Middleton (1750-1792; who married Edward Rutledge) and Sarah Middleton (1756-1784; who married Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (1746-1825)); married, August 19, 1764, to Mary Izard (1747-1814); father of Henry Middleton (1770-1846) and Isabella Johannes Middleton (1780-1865; who married Daniel Elliott Huger); grandfather of John Izard Middleton, Williams Middleton and John Middleton Huger; granduncle of John Drayton; second great-grandfather of Benjamin Huger Rutledge and Francis Fisher Kane; first cousin of Mary Middleton (1748-1790; who married Pierce Butler).
  Political families: Middleton-Huger-Rutledge-Drayton family of Charleston, South Carolina; Pinckney-Middleton-Laurens family of Charleston, South Carolina (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  William Henry Drayton (1742-1779) — of South Carolina. Born near Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., September 20, 1742. Delegate to Continental Congress from South Carolina, 1778-79; died in office 1779. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., September 3, 1779 (age 36 years, 348 days). Interment at Christ Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of John Drayton and Charlotta (Bull) Drayton (1719-1743); married, March 29, 1764, to Dorothy Golightly (1747-1780); father of John Drayton (1766-1822); granduncle of John Drayton (1831-1912); first cousin once removed of William Drayton.
  Political family: Middleton-Huger-Rutledge-Drayton family of Charleston, South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Pierce Butler (1744-1822) — of South Carolina. Born in County Carlow, Ireland, July 11, 1744. Democrat. Member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1778-89; Adjutant General of South Carolina, 1779; Delegate to Continental Congress from South Carolina, 1787; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1789-96, 1802-04. Episcopalian. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., February 15, 1822 (age 77 years, 219 days). Interment at Christ Church Burial Ground, Philadelphia, Pa.; cenotaph at St. Michael's Church Cemetery, Charleston, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Sir Richard Butler (1699-1771) and Henrietta (Percy) Butler (1701-1794); married, January 10, 1771, to Mary Middleton (1748-1790; niece of Henry Middleton (1717-1784); first cousin of Arthur Middleton).
  Political families: Middleton-Huger-Rutledge-Drayton family of Charleston, South Carolina; Pinckney-Middleton-Laurens family of Charleston, South Carolina; Shippen-Middleton family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  The World War II Liberty ship SS Pierce Butler (built 1942, torpedoed and lost 1941), was named for him.
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Mathews (1744-1802) — of South Carolina. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., 1744. Lawyer; served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; circuit judge in South Carolina, 1776; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1776-80, 1784; Speaker of the South Carolina State House of Representatives, 1777-78; Delegate to Continental Congress from South Carolina, 1778-81; Governor of South Carolina, 1782-83. Died in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., November 17, 1802 (age about 58 years). Interment at Circular Congregational Church Burying Ground, Charleston, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of John Mathews (1710-1759) and Sarah (Gibbes) Mathews (1725-1774); brother of Elizabeth Matthews (1753-1782; who married Thomas Heyward, Jr. (1746-1809)); married, December 4, 1766, to Mary Wragg (1745-1799); married, May 5, 1799, to Sarah Rutledge (1742-1819; sister of John Rutledge and Edward Rutledge).
  Political family: Middleton-Huger-Rutledge-Drayton family of Charleston, South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Huger (1744-1804) — of Charleston, Charleston County, S.C. Born in Berkeley County, S.C., June 5, 1744. Planter; member of South Carolina state senate, 1787-90; intendant of Charleston, South Carolina, 1792-94. Died in Charleston County, S.C., January 22, 1804 (age 59 years, 231 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Berkeley County, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Huger (1688-1754) and Mary (Cordes) Huger; brother of Daniel Huger (1742-1799); married, March 15, 1767, to Charlotte Motte; married 1785 to Ann Broun (1753-1835); father of Mary Huger (1768-1823; daughter of John Dawson, Jr.) and Alfred Huger; uncle of Benjamin Huger and Daniel Elliott Huger (1779-1854); grandfather of Benjamin Frost Huger; granduncle of John Middleton Huger.
  Political family: Middleton-Huger-Rutledge-Drayton family of Charleston, South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (1746-1825) — of South Carolina. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., February 25, 1746. Lawyer; planter; colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of South Carolina state senate, 1779-1804; member, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; U.S. Minister to France, 1796-97; received one electoral vote, 1796; candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1800; candidate for President of the United States, 1804 (Federalist), 1808. Episcopalian. Member, Society of the Cincinnati. Died in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., August 16, 1825 (age 79 years, 172 days). Interment at St. Michael's Church Cemetery, Charleston, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Pinckney (1699-1758) and Elizabeth (Lucas) Pinckney (1722-1793); brother of Thomas Pinckney; married to Sarah Middleton (1756-1784; daughter of Henry Middleton (1717-1784); sister of Arthur Middleton; aunt of Henry Middleton (1770-1846)); married 1786 to Mary Stead (1750-1812); first cousin once removed of Charles Pinckney (1757-1824); first cousin twice removed of Henry Laurens Pinckney.
  Political families: Middleton-Huger-Rutledge-Drayton family of Charleston, South Carolina; Pinckney-Middleton-Laurens family of Charleston, South Carolina; Shippen-Middleton family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Other politicians named for him: Charles P. H. NasonCharles Pinckney McCarverCotesworth P. Means
  Campaign slogan: "Millions for defense, but not one cent for tribute."
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary — NNDB dossier
  Books about Charles Cotesworth Pinckney: Marvin R. Zahniser, Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, Founding Father
  Thomas Heyward, Jr. (1746-1809) — of South Carolina. Born in St. Luke's Parish County (now part of Jasper County), S.C., July 28, 1746. Delegate to Continental Congress from South Carolina, 1776-78; signer, Declaration of Independence, 1776; served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1778-80, 1782-90; circuit judge in South Carolina, 1785-89; delegate to South Carolina state constitutional convention, 1790. Died in Beaufort District (part now in Jasper County), S.C., April 17, 1809 (age 62 years, 263 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, Jasper County, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Heyward (1720-1777) and Mary Hannah (Miles) Heyward (1727-1762); married, April 20, 1773, to Elizabeth Mathews (1753-1782; sister of John Mathews (1744-1802)); married, May 9, 1790, to Elizabeth Savage (1770-1833).
  Political family: Middleton-Huger-Rutledge-Drayton family of Charleston, South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Edward Rutledge (1749-1800) — of South Carolina. Born in Christ Church Parish, Charleston District (now part of Charleston County), S.C., November 23, 1749. Lawyer; Delegate to Continental Congress from South Carolina, 1774-76; signer, Declaration of Independence, 1776; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1782; Governor of South Carolina, 1798-1800; died in office 1800. Scotch-Irish and English ancestry. Died January 23, 1800 (age 50 years, 61 days). Interment at St. Philip's Churchyard, Charleston, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of John Rutledge (1713-1750) and Sarah (Hext) Rutledge (1724-1792); brother of John Rutledge (1739-1800) and Sarah Rutledge (1742-1819; who married John Mathews (1744-1802)); married, March 1, 1774, to Henrietta Middleton (1750-1792; daughter of Henry Middleton (1717-1784); sister of Arthur Middleton; aunt of Henry Middleton (1770-1846)); married to Mary Shubrick (1754-1837); uncle of John Rutledge, Jr., Thomas Rhett Smith and Sarah Ann Rutledge (1785-1873; who married Alfred Huger); granduncle of Benjamin Huger Rutledge (1829-1893); great-granduncle of Benjamin Huger Rutledge (1861-1925).
  Political family: Middleton-Huger-Rutledge-Drayton family of Charleston, South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Faucheraud Grimké (1752-1819) — also known as John Grimké — of Charleston, Charleston County, S.C. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., December 16, 1752. Served in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; lawyer; planter; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1782-90; superior court judge in South Carolina, 1783; intendant of Charleston, South Carolina, 1786-88; resigned 1788. French Huguenot and German ancestry. Died in Long Branch, Monmouth County, N.J., August 9, 1819 (age 66 years, 236 days). Interment somewhere in Long Branch, N.J.
  Relatives: Son of John Paul Grimké (1713-1791) and Mary (Faucheraud) Grimké (1722-1791); married 1784 to Mary 'Polly' Smith; grandfather of Archibald Henry Grimké; first cousin of Elizabeth Grimke (1742-1792; who married John Rutledge (1739-1800)); first cousin once removed of John Rutledge, Jr..
  Political family: Middleton-Huger-Rutledge-Drayton family of Charleston, South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Francis Kinloch (1755-1826) — of South Carolina. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., March 7, 1755. Member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1779, 1786-88; Delegate to Continental Congress from South Carolina, 1780; delegate to South Carolina state constitutional convention, 1790. Died in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., February 8, 1826 (age 70 years, 338 days). Interment at St. Michael's Church Cemetery, Charleston, S.C.
  Relatives: Married 1785 to Martha Rutledge (1764-1826; daughter of John Rutledge (1739-1800)).
  Political family: Middleton-Huger-Rutledge-Drayton family of Charleston, South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Dawson, Jr. (1765-1823) — of Charleston, Charleston County, S.C. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., July 8, 1765. Intendant of Charleston, South Carolina, 1806-08. Died in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., June 3, 1823 (age 57 years, 330 days). Interment at Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul, Charleston, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of John Dawson (1735-1812) and Joanna Broughton (Monck) Dawson (1743-1819); married to Mary Huger (1768-1823; who married John Huger (1744-1804)).
  Political family: Middleton-Huger-Rutledge-Drayton family of Charleston, South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Rutledge, Jr. (1766-1819) — of South Carolina. Born in South Carolina, 1766. Member of South Carolina state legislature, 1790; U.S. Representative from South Carolina, 1797-1803 (at-large 1797-99, 1st District 1799-1803). Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., September 1, 1819 (age about 53 years). Interment at St. Peter's Episcopal Church Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of John Rutledge and Elizabeth (Grimke) Rutledge (1741-1792); married to Sarah Motte Smith (1777-1852); nephew of Edward Rutledge (1749-1800); first cousin of Thomas Rhett Smith and Sarah Ann Rutledge (1785-1873; who married Alfred Huger); first cousin once removed of John Faucheraud Grimké and Benjamin Huger Rutledge (1829-1893); first cousin twice removed of Benjamin Huger Rutledge (1861-1925); second cousin once removed of Archibald Henry Grimké.
  Political family: Middleton-Huger-Rutledge-Drayton family of Charleston, South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Drayton (1766-1822) — of Charleston, Charleston County, S.C. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., June 22, 1766. Lawyer; author; botanist; Governor of South Carolina, 1800-02, 1808-10; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1802-04; intendant of Charleston, South Carolina, 1803-04; member of South Carolina state senate, 1804-08; U.S. District Judge for South Carolina, 1812-22. Died in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., November 27, 1822 (age 56 years, 158 days). Interment at Cathedral Church of St. Luke and St. Paul, Charleston, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of William Henry Drayton and Dorothy (Golightly) Drayton (1747-1780); married 1794 to Hester Rose Tidyman (1773-1816); first cousin once removed of John Drayton; second cousin of William Drayton (1776-1846).
  Political family: Middleton-Huger-Rutledge-Drayton family of Charleston, South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Benjamin Huger (1768-1823) — of South Carolina. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., 1768. Planter; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1796-98, 1806-13; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 3rd District, 1799-1805, 1815-17; member of South Carolina state senate, 1818-23. Died near Georgetown, Georgetown County, S.C., July 7, 1823 (age about 55 years). Interment at All Saints Church Cemetery, Pawleys Island, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Huger (1746-1779) and Mary (Golightly) Huger (1750-1771); married, February 17, 1796, to Mary Allston (1762-1838); nephew of Daniel Huger and John Huger; first cousin of Daniel Elliott Huger and Alfred Huger; first cousin once removed of John Middleton Huger and Benjamin Frost Huger (1836-1887).
  Political family: Middleton-Huger-Rutledge-Drayton family of Charleston, South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Rhett Smith (1768-1829) — of Charleston, Charleston County, S.C. Born December 20, 1768. Intendant of Charleston, South Carolina, 1813-15. Died March 28, 1829 (age 60 years, 98 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Roger Moore Smith (1745-1805) and Mary (Rutledge) Smith (1747-1832); nephew of John Rutledge and Edward Rutledge; first cousin of John Rutledge, Jr. (1766-1819); first cousin once removed of Benjamin Huger Rutledge (1829-1893) and Archibald Henry Grimké; first cousin twice removed of Benjamin Huger Rutledge (1861-1925).
  Political family: Middleton-Huger-Rutledge-Drayton family of Charleston, South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Henry Middleton (1770-1846) — of South Carolina. Born in London, England, September 28, 1770. Democrat. Member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1802; member of South Carolina state senate, 1810; Governor of South Carolina, 1810-12; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 1st District, 1815-19; U.S. Minister to Russia, 1820-30. Died in Charleston, Charleston District (now Charleston County), S.C., June 14, 1846 (age 75 years, 259 days). Entombed in mausoleum at Middleton Place Plantation, Dorchester County, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Arthur Middleton and Mary (Izard) Middleton (1747-1814); married 1794 to Mary Helen Hering (1772-1850); father of John Izard Middleton and Williams Middleton; nephew of Henrietta Middleton (1750-1792; who married Edward Rutledge) and Sarah Middleton (1756-1784; who married Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (1746-1825)); uncle of John Middleton Huger; grandson of Henry Middleton; great-grandfather of Benjamin Huger Rutledge and Francis Fisher Kane; first cousin once removed of John Drayton.
  Political families: Middleton-Huger-Rutledge-Drayton family of Charleston, South Carolina; Pinckney-Middleton-Laurens family of Charleston, South Carolina (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary — Find-A-Grave memorial
  William Drayton (1776-1846) — of Charleston, Charleston County, S.C.; Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in St. Augustine, St. Johns County, Fla., December 30, 1776. Member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1806-08; colonel in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 1st District, 1825-33. Died in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., May 24, 1846 (age 69 years, 145 days). Interment at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pa.
  Relatives: Son of William Drayton (1732-1790) and Mary (Motte) Drayton (1740-1778); married to Maria Miles Heyard (1784-1862); first cousin once removed of William Henry Drayton (1742-1779); second cousin of John Drayton (1766-1822); second cousin once removed of John Drayton (1831-1912).
  Political family: Middleton-Huger-Rutledge-Drayton family of Charleston, South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page
  Daniel Elliott Huger (1779-1854) — of South Carolina. Born in Berkeley County, S.C., June 28, 1779. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1804-19; circuit judge in South Carolina, 1819-30; member of South Carolina state senate, 1830-32, 1838-42; U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1843-45; resigned 1845. Died in Sullivan's Island, Charleston County, S.C., August 21, 1854 (age 75 years, 54 days). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Huger and Sabina (Elliott) Huger (1758-1799); married, December 1, 1800, to Isabella Johannes Middleton (1780-1865; daughter of Arthur Middleton (1742-1787)); father of John Middleton Huger; nephew of John Huger; first cousin of Benjamin Huger and Alfred Huger; first cousin once removed of Benjamin Frost Huger.
  Political families: Middleton-Huger-Rutledge-Drayton family of Charleston, South Carolina; Pinckney-Middleton-Laurens family of Charleston, South Carolina; Shippen-Middleton family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Alfred Huger (1788-1872) — of Charleston, Charleston County, S.C. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., November 1, 1788. Democrat. Member of South Carolina state senate, 1818-33; postmaster at Charleston, S.C., 1834-67. Died in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., May 11, 1872 (age 83 years, 192 days). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of John Huger and Ann (Broun) Huger (1753-1835); married to Sarah Ann Rutledge (1785-1873; niece of John Rutledge (1739-1800) and Edward Rutledge; first cousin of John Rutledge, Jr.); nephew of Daniel Huger; uncle of Benjamin Frost Huger; first cousin of Benjamin Huger and Daniel Elliott Huger; first cousin once removed of John Middleton Huger.
  Political family: Middleton-Huger-Rutledge-Drayton family of Charleston, South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Izard Middleton (1800-1877) — of Georgetown, Georgetown District (now Georgetown County), S.C. Born in Charleston District (now Charleston County), S.C., February 4, 1800. Member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1832-40; member of South Carolina state senate, 1858; delegate to South Carolina secession convention from All Saints, 1860-62. Died in Summerville, Dorchester County, S.C., January 12, 1877 (age 76 years, 343 days). Interment at Middleton Place Plantation, Dorchester County, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Middleton (1770-1846) and Mary Helen (Hering) Middleton (1772-1850); brother of Williams Middleton; married to Sarah McPherson Alston; grandson of Arthur Middleton; granduncle of Benjamin Huger Rutledge and Francis Fisher Kane; great-grandson of Henry Middleton (1717-1784); first cousin of John Middleton Huger; second cousin of John Drayton.
  Political families: Middleton-Huger-Rutledge-Drayton family of Charleston, South Carolina; Pinckney-Middleton-Laurens family of Charleston, South Carolina; Shippen-Middleton family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Williams Middleton (1809-1883) — of Charleston, Charleston District (now Charleston County), S.C. Born in South Carolina, 1809. Delegate to South Carolina secession convention from St. Philips' & St. Michael's, 1860-62. Died in Greenville, Greenville County, S.C., August 23, 1883 (age about 74 years). Interment at Middleton Place Plantation, Dorchester County, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Middleton (1770-1846) and Mary Helen (Hering) Middleton (1772-1850); brother of John Izard Middleton; married to Susan Pringle Smith (1822-1900; sister of John Julius Pringle Smith); grandson of Arthur Middleton; granduncle of Benjamin Huger Rutledge and Francis Fisher Kane; great-grandson of Henry Middleton (1717-1784); first cousin of John Middleton Huger; second cousin of John Drayton.
  Political families: Middleton-Huger-Rutledge-Drayton family of Charleston, South Carolina; Pinckney-Middleton-Laurens family of Charleston, South Carolina; Shippen-Middleton family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Middleton Huger (1809-1894) — also known as John M. Huger — of New Orleans, Orleans Parish, La. Born in Charleston, Charleston District (now Charleston County), S.C., 1809. Sugar cane planter; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; Consul for Turkey in New Orleans, La., 1872-82. Died in New York, New York County, N.Y., February 24, 1894 (age about 84 years). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Ala.
  Relatives: Son of Daniel Elliott Huger and Isabella Johannes (Middleton) Huger (1780-1865); married to Elizabeth Allen Deas (1811-1890); nephew of Henry Middleton (1770-1846); grandson of Arthur Middleton and Daniel Huger; grandnephew of John Huger; great-grandson of Henry Middleton (1717-1784); first cousin of John Izard Middleton and Williams Middleton; first cousin once removed of Benjamin Huger and Alfred Huger; first cousin twice removed of Benjamin Huger Rutledge and Francis Fisher Kane; second cousin of John Drayton and Benjamin Frost Huger.
  Political families: Middleton-Huger-Rutledge-Drayton family of Charleston, South Carolina; Pinckney-Middleton-Laurens family of Charleston, South Carolina; Shippen-Middleton family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Julius Pringle Smith (1816-1894) — of Charleston, Charleston District (now Charleston County), S.C. Born October 15, 1816. Lawyer; planter; delegate to South Carolina secession convention from St. Philips' & St. Michael's, 1860-62. Died November 25, 1894 (age 78 years, 41 days). Interment at St. Philip's Churchyard, Charleston, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Mason Smith (1786-1847) and Elizabeth Mary (Pringle) Smith (1792-1873); brother of Susan Pringle Smith (1822-1900; who married Williams Middleton (1809-1883)); married to Elizabeth Middleton (1822-1903).
  Political families: Middleton-Huger-Rutledge-Drayton family of Charleston, South Carolina; Shippen-Middleton family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Benjamin Huger Rutledge (1829-1893) — of Charleston, Charleston District (now Charleston County), S.C. Born in Statesburg, Sumter County, S.C., June 4, 1829. Lawyer; delegate to South Carolina secession convention from St. Philips' & St. Michael's, 1860-62; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Died in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., April 30, 1893 (age 63 years, 330 days). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Alice Ann (Weston) Rutledge (1788-1862) and Benjamin Huger Rutledge (1797-1832); married 1858 to Eleanor Maria Middleton (1831-1905); father of Benjamin Huger Rutledge (1861-1925); grandnephew of John Rutledge and Edward Rutledge (1749-1800); first cousin once removed of John Rutledge, Jr. and Thomas Rhett Smith.
  Political family: Middleton-Huger-Rutledge-Drayton family of Charleston, South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Drayton (1831-1912) — of Charleston, Charleston District (now Charleston County), S.C. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., October 10, 1831. U.S. Consul in Tuxpam, 1886-97. Died in Tuxpam, Veracruz, 1912 (age about 80 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Charles Drayton (1785-1844) and Mary Middleton (Shoolbred) Drayton; married, December 10, 1893, to Kate Lindsay Loebnitz; grandnephew of Arthur Middleton and William Henry Drayton; great-grandson of Henry Middleton (1717-1784); first cousin once removed of John Drayton (1766-1822) and Henry Middleton (1770-1846); second cousin of John Izard Middleton, Williams Middleton and John Middleton Huger; second cousin once removed of William Drayton; second cousin twice removed of Benjamin Huger Rutledge and Francis Fisher Kane.
  Political family: Middleton-Huger-Rutledge-Drayton family of Charleston, South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Benjamin Frost Huger (1836-1887) — also known as Benjamin F. Huger — of Charleston, Charleston County, S.C. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., July 21, 1836. Democrat. Insurance agent; postmaster at Charleston, S.C., 1885-87. Died in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., March 25, 1887 (age 50 years, 247 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Huger (1793-1874) and Sarah Hasell (Harleston) Huger (1800-1865); married to Anna M. Parker; nephew of Alfred Huger; grandson of John Huger; grandnephew of Daniel Huger; first cousin once removed of Benjamin Huger (1768-1823) and Daniel Elliott Huger (1779-1854); second cousin of John Middleton Huger.
  Political family: Middleton-Huger-Rutledge-Drayton family of Charleston, South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Archibald Henry Grimké (1849-1930) — also known as Archibald H. Grimké — of Boston, Suffolk County, Mass. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., August 17, 1849. Newspaper editor; U.S. Consul in Santo Domingo, 1894-98. African and German ancestry. Died in Washington, D.C., February 25, 1930 (age 80 years, 192 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Henry Grimké and Nancy (Weston) Grimké; married, April 19, 1879, to Sarah E. Stanley; grandson of John Faucheraud Grimké; first cousin once removed of Thomas Rhett Smith; second cousin once removed of John Rutledge, Jr. (1766-1819).
  Political family: Middleton-Huger-Rutledge-Drayton family of Charleston, South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Benjamin Huger Rutledge (1861-1925) — also known as Benjamin H. Rutledge — of Charleston, Charleston County, S.C. Born in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., September 4, 1861. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1890; Consul for Belgium in Charleston, S.C., 1907. Episcopalian. Died in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., November 12, 1925 (age 64 years, 69 days). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Benjamin Huger Rutledge and Eleanor (Middleton) Rutledge; married, October 5, 1892, to Emma Blake; grandnephew of John Izard Middleton and Williams Middleton; great-grandson of Henry Middleton (1770-1846); great-grandnephew of John Rutledge and Edward Rutledge; second great-grandson of Arthur Middleton; third great-grandson of Henry Middleton (1717-1784); first cousin twice removed of John Rutledge, Jr., Thomas Rhett Smith and John Middleton Huger; second cousin of Francis Fisher Kane; second cousin twice removed of John Drayton.
  Political families: Middleton-Huger-Rutledge-Drayton family of Charleston, South Carolina; Pinckney-Middleton-Laurens family of Charleston, South Carolina; Shippen-Middleton family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Francis Fisher Kane (1866-1955) — also known as Francis F. Kane — of Germantown, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa. Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., June 17, 1866. Democrat. Lawyer; candidate for Pennsylvania state house of representatives, 1890; candidate for mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., 1903; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Pennsylvania, 1904; U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1913-19. Episcopalian. Member, Phi Kappa Sigma. Died, in McLean Hospital, Belmont, Middlesex County, Mass., May 27, 1955 (age 88 years, 344 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of Robert Patterson Kane (1827-1906) and Elizabeth Francis (Fisher) Kane (1840-1919); grandnephew of John Izard Middleton and Williams Middleton; great-grandson of Henry Middleton (1770-1846); second great-grandson of Arthur Middleton; second great-grandnephew of Thomas Willing; third great-grandson of Charles Willing and Henry Middleton (1717-1784); third great-grandnephew of Edward Shippen (1703-1781) and William Shippen; fifth great-grandson of Edward Shippen (1639-1712); first cousin twice removed of John Brown Francis and John Middleton Huger; first cousin thrice removed of Charles Willing Byrd; first cousin four times removed of Edward Shippen (1729-1806); second cousin of Benjamin Huger Rutledge; second cousin twice removed of John Drayton; third cousin once removed of Edward Overton, Jr.; third cousin twice removed of Edward Shippen (1823-1904); fourth cousin of James Rieman Macfarlane; fourth cousin once removed of Bertha Shippen Irving.
  Political families: Shippen-Middleton family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Marshall-Harrison-Randolph-Cabell family of Virginia (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
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