Duplin County Historical Society regular meeting
Ancestry of the Middleton Family
Location: Rose Hill Restaurant
Born in 1930, Dr. Gordon K. Middleton, Jr., grew up in Raleigh. A "knee baby" and the fourth of five children, he attended Mars Hill College, Wake Forest College, and Bowman Gray School of Medicine. After serving two years of active duty in the United States Army Reserve at Fort Detrick, Maryland, he completed a residency in pediatrics at North Carolina Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem. He returned to Raleigh, with his wife, the former Mary Ruth Burch, in 1962 and was a partner in Oberlin Road Pediatrics until his retirement in December 2006. Since that time, he has lived at Brookridge Baptist Retirement Homes in Winston Salem.
Dr. Middleton traces his Duplin County lineage from David John Middleton, Leonidas Middleton, and Gordon Kennedy Middleton. On his mother`s side, he is descended from Pender County`s James Herring, George Alderman Herring, David Wells Herring, and Celia Herring Middleton.
The Middleton Family Annual Reunion will be held in the Tar Heel Room of the Rose Hill Restaurant beginning at 10 a.m., August 2, 2014. They will be joining the historical society for lunch at 12 p.m. and will present the program on Middleton ancestry.