Sheriffs of Milam County, TX
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Middleton L. “Mitt” Livingston
#21 - Sheriff Middleton L. “Mitt” Livingston was born on February 6, 1837 in Alabama.
He was elected on February 15, 1876 and served until November 2, 1878.
He moved to Texas prior to the Civil War, and was a practicing physician.
At the beginning of the war he enlisted in Company C, 4th Texas Infantry, Hood’s
Brigade, of which he was made third corporal, but was elected lieutenant at the first
vacancy in 1862, and promoted to captain in 1864.
He was a gallant soldier, and participated in all the battles that Hood’s Brigade
engaged in; was wounded at Chickamauga and at Gettysburg.
After the war, he returned to Milam County, Texas, and engaged in farming.
In 1858, he was married to Miss Eugenia Streetman. They had two sons, Blanton S.
(b.1872) and Samuel J. (b. 1874).
Death came to him on November 3, 1910, at the age of seventy-four years and he was
buried in Floyd, Texas.