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One of South Carolina's most prominent families, the Middletons, were of English origin and came to South Carolina early in the 17th century. They had received large grants of land and owned many plantations. Henry Middleton, father of Susanna Middleton, was perhaps the greatest landholder in South Carolina, holding some 50,000 acres and 800 slaves. He was prominent in church affairs, a delegate, and once president, to the first Contential Congress, a member of the first Provincial Congress. His son Henry was a signer of the Declaration of Independence. His daughter Susanna married John Parker. Their daughter Emma Angelina Parker married James Lynah (1793-1877).