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Vol. 16 No. 3



Editor Notes:


Chronic illness has forced me to reconsider the operation of this newsletter. I have chosen to move this newsletter to the Internet. I believe it will make it easier for me to publish. The cost of printing and postage has gone up dramatically. I believe bringing the Milton/Melton Pot to the Internet will benefit the researcher, as there will be no cost involved.








Page 544


John M. Melton, son of Thomas C. and Susannah (Burt) and Melton, born rush County, Indiana August 6, 1836. Moved to Jasper County, Illinois in 1851. On December 1, 1859 he married to stare at James (the daughter of Judge James E. and Jane (and Dock) and James Thierry at their children were or rod J. A.; Cyrus after; Susan L.; Ira age and no night E. E..


Source: History of Cumberland, Jasper and Richland Counties, Illinois, 1884.

Donated by: Ruth Dodd Martin (deceased).






Daviess County


Page 546


James Melton (Milton)


James Milton was born August 9, 1809, in Nelson County KY. His father, Richard Milton was a native of Virginia, born in January 1773, and came to KY 15 years of age, settling in Nelson County, where he married Sallie Williams, a native of Maryland. The greater part of his life was spent in Nelson County KY, where a few days before his death he moved to Spencer Co., where he died 3 July 1850, his wife having died about three years before. They reared a family of 12 children, five sons and seven daughters. James the sixth child, was reared in Nelson County and lived with his father till 25 years of age. He received but a limited education, devoting most of his early life to the farm. 8 March 1835, he married Sallie E., daughter of Wm. Stone, of Nelson County, and the following April moved to Daviess County and settled in Whitesville Precinct, on a farm of 397 acres, his son-in-law, Dr. W. R. Knox, now residing on part of it, at that time being mostly in the woods and having fair improvements. In 1850 he moved to his present location. His wife died 6 March 1853. They had four children, only 2 now living - Richard, and Sallie, now Mrs. W. R. Knox. Nov. 22, 1860, Mr. Milton married Mary J. widow of J. L. Bartlett, and daughter of A. J. Harlan. They have had seven children, 6 now living - James Wm., John T., Robert Lee, Bushrod J., Ida A. and Ida L. (twins). Mary Alice died at the age of 9 years and 6 months. Politically Mr. Milton was a Whig, but in later years has affiliated with the Democratic party. In this Spring of 1886 he was elected Magistrate of this precinct and served 2 terms. He is a member of the Christian church, being the only member surviving who signed the Constitution in 1835.


Source: Daviess County History Book pg. 546.

Donated by: Lucille Flanagan (deceased). Her note: a Richard Melton was on the 1792 tax list of Nelson County and states was from Prince William County Virginia.





Pettis County


Thomas R. Melton: born in Morgan County in 1875, son of J. H. and Martha (Baldwin) Melton, both natives of Moniteau County. J. H. and Martha were the parents of sixteen children: Ellen R., wife of J. R. Allen; William, deceased; James E.; George A.; Rosa, deceased; Thomas R.; Henry M.; Ira E.; W. Roy; Ernest M.; Grace, married J. A. Cordry; A. C.; Goldie L., married R. L. Harris; Alta Pearl, married Jesse S. Hudson; Sidney K.; a son, died in infancy. Thomas married on October 5, 1898 to Miss Nora Lee Warren, daughter of Hedgman Warren and is one of the following children born to her parents: Elizabeth, married Luther Proctor; Nora Lee; Birdie H., married W. H. Finley. To Thomas and Nora were born the following children: Warren M. and Birdie Elizabeth.


Source: "The History of Pettis County Missouri" 1919.






Lawrence County

Land Grant


Recorded 12th June 1828. The State of Tennessee. No. 18887

To all to whom these Presents shall come - Greetings:


Know Ye that in consideration of acc entry made in the office of the Entry taker of Lawrence County pursuant to an act of the General assembly of said state passed on the 2nd day of Nov 1827 and extended on the 12th day of Feby 1828 by No. 805. There is granted by the said State of Tennessee unto William Melton assignee of ? Diniaur? Caufield (Canfield) a certain tract or parcel of Land, containing Ninety Three ? half acres by survey bearing date the 11th day of April 1826 lying in said county, on the waters of Chisholmes fork of Shoal Creek in Range 6 & Section 22 bounded as follows to meet and Benjn Nicy on a ? West South ? S. E. Corner of Entry No. 76 in the ? of C. L. Ressece (?) for 152 acres. Thence South 23 poles to a ? locust on the N. of Moulden & N? ? thence West 160 poles passing a white oak marked as a corner at 82 poles to a chestnut. Thence North 162 poles to a white oak. Thence East 86 poles to a stake in the W. B. of said Beginnings entry. Thence South 139 poles to a stake a corner of said entry. Thence East 72 poles to the Beginning.


With the hereditaments and appurtenances. To have and to hold both said tract or parcel of Land, which its appurtenances, to the said Wm. Melton and his heirs forever.


In Witness Whereof, Neil S. Brown Governor of the State of Tennessee, hath hereunto set his hand and caused the Great Seal of the State to be affixed, at Nashville, on the 9th day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight and of the Independence of the United States the seventy-second.


By the Governor N. S. Brown W. B. A. Ramsey



Donated by: Linda Fink








Fairfax County


Fairfax County Virginia Court Order Book 1783-1788


Page 83


John Heryford plt.




Charles Melton def.


Trespass on the case

the suit is dismissed.


At court held for Fairfax Co. XX August 1784




Page 456


Henry Russau plt.




Moses Melton def.


On a petition


It is considered that the plaintiff recover against the defendant 152 pounds of tobacco and 15 shillings with cost.


October 16, 1787


Donated by: Karon Mac Smith.




2002 Nancy Pratt Melton

Archelous Melton Ledger

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