I did find out a bit more from another WELCH researher who connects with the Joseph MIDDLEBROOK line and she gave me this info.
If the Middlebrooks/Middlebrook family has any ties in Caroline Co., VA., I am unaware of it. The earliest date I have on the Middlebrook family is Joseph Middlebrook born in Nottinghamshire, England in 1610 and died the 24th of March 1684-85 in Fairfield Ct. His father was Joseph Middlebrook as well and they didn't use Jr. His mother was Halsey. both were born in England but I have no dates.
Joseph Middlebrook b. 1610 married Mary Bateman, who was also born in England. I assume they married there. She died in Fairfield CT.. as well.
Their son, Joseph Middlebrook II was born in Fairfield , CT. in 1646. He married
Sarah ? They had five children...Sarah b. 1675, Hannah b. 1677, John b. 1678, Joseph III b. 1680 and Jonathan b. 1684
Joseph Middlebrook III married Deborah ? They had David Middlebrook 12-10-1704 in Fairfield , CT.
David Middlebrook married Elizabeth in Caswell, NC in 1724? They had John Middlebrook in 1726, Caswell, NC.
John Middlebrook married Anne P. Sims in Caswell, NC. in 1754. They had ten children,,
Isaac, John, David, Micajah, James, Sims, Thomas, Robert, Joseph, and Garland.
Number nine...Joseph, was born 4-18-1773 in Caswell NC... He married Rachel Baxter.
They were the parents of our Ibzan/Ibsent Middlebrook and his five siblings.
The JOHN MIDDLEBROOK you are talking about was the son of John Middlebrook and the brother to our Joseph Middlebrook who was born in 1773. John was born 9-20-1755 in Caswell NC. He died December 30, 1830 in Newton, Georgia. He married Mary Lyons
July 16, 1781 in Caswell Co. NC. Mary Lyon was born about 1760, NC. and died in Newton, GA.
They had two children, Zere Middlebrook born July 4, 1782 and died April 16, 1869.
Anderson Crawford Middlebrook born January 1, 1784 and died March 16, 1871
( This is the first use of Anderson Crawford that I see in the Middlebrook family . It could have come from from Mary Lyons side of the family?
As to where these two boys went, Zere and Anderson, I don't know. I didn't follow them.
It is thought that Mary Lyons died soon after the birth of her last child.
John Middlebrook then married Millie Sutton in 1795. They had three sons, David b. 1786, John ( I have no birth date) and Abigale Caroline Middlebrook b. May 9, 1795 in Newton, Ga.
The above information came from the Middlebrook Family Book.
Posted by: J Dresser Post #343
Allow me to add a bit of a correction to your Middlebrook line.
Yes, the Middlebrook Registry indicates that David Middlebrook married in Caswell County, NC, in 1724, but that is 50 years before Caswell County was formed.... and there were few people living in that area at the time, and virtually no records. There are no records of a David Middlebrook in North Carolina - at least, none that I was able to find, and I know others have searched as well. That's just one example of where the Registry, which was a wonderful resource, had been found to be in error.
Joseph Middlebrook of New England married Elizabeth Bateman, probably in Concord, Massachusetts, where they first lived, before moving to help found the town of Fairfield in Connecticut. They may well be ancestors of the Middlebrook family in Caroline County, Virginia, but there is no documented connection.
John Middlebrook's wife, Mary Lyon (again, no -s), was probably not born in North Carolina. I suspect she was born in Virginia, but no firm records have been found for her family of origin anywhere. Mary Lyon Middlebrook probably died in North Carolina. John Middlebrook had five known children with his second wife, Milly Sutton, three sons and two daughters. The information on the Middlebrook - Lyon family was not in the Register, which did not extend that far in time. It was probably from my research.
My direct MIDDLEBROOK line:
Jack WILLIAMS m: Lora Belle MARQUESS
Carrie CAVENDER m: Thomas Homer WILLIAMS
Sarah Jane WELCH m: Thomas Jefferson CAVENDER
Amanda MIDDLEBROOK m: Thomas H. WELCH
Ibzan MIDDLEBROOK m: Jane C. CRAWFORD
Joseph MIDDLEBROOK m: Rachel BAXTER