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Joseph S. (Joseph Steward) Middleton Genealogical Papers


Held at: Friends Historical Library of Swarthmore College [Contact Us]500 College Avenue, Swarthmore, Pennsylvania 19081

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Joseph Steward Middleton (1839-1928) was a member of Chesterfield Monthly Meeting (Orthodox).

This collection contains genealogical materials on the Middleton, Thorne, and Steward families of New Jersey which were collected by Joseph S. Middleton from various sources. It includes notes compiled by another Middleton family genealogist, Catherine H. Middleton.

Donor: Elizabeth H. Matlack and Edward M. Hendrickson, 1985

Compiled by Joseph Steward Middleton for his daughter, Mary Anna Hendrickson. The donors were grandchildren of Joseph S. Middleton.

The following materials, originally part of the collection, have been removed and recatalogued:

  1. Thorn, Anthony T. A contribution to the history of the Thorns; History and genealogy of two branches from the fourth generation of the Thorn family from William Thorne, 1638-1914. Private edition of 50 copies of which this is copy 11. Presented to Joseph S. Middleton by the author, printed 1915. FHL BX7791,.T485T4.
  2. Stewart, Elwood Stokes. The Steward family of New Jersey, Philadelphia, Allen, Lane, and Scott, 1907. FHL BX7791,.S855S8.

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Collection Inventory

"Ancestral Tablets".
Box 1
"William Thorne from Dorsetshire, Eng., and some of his descendants".
Box 1
"Middletons", by Caroline B. Folwell and Kate S. Middleton of Philadelphia.
Box 1
Genealogical notes.
Box 1
Genealogical correspondence, 1903-1937.
Box 1

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