Family: James Melton / Mary Cagle (f0972)



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  • James  MeltonFather | Male
    James Melton

    Born  20 Jan 1774   
    Died  11 Aug 1840   
    Buried    Moore County, NC at Melton Cemetery #396 Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married     
    Father  Ancel Melton | F0973 Group Sheet 
    Mother   

    Mother | Female
    Mary Cagle

    Born  Between 1765 and 1770   
    Died  Between 1840 and 1850   
    Buried     
    Father  John "Dutchman" Cagle | F0978 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Catherine | F0978 Group Sheet 

    Lydia  MeltonChild 1 | Female
    + Lydia Melton

    Born  27 Sep 1799   
    Died  3 Aug 1881   
    Buried    Moore County, NC at Williams Cemetery #279 Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  John Williams | F0448 
    Married     

    Child 2 | Male
    + Henry Melton

    Born  1800   
    Died  Bef Nov 1826   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Sarah Dunlap | F1908 
    Married     

    Child 3 | Male
    + Robert Melton

    Born  1803   
    Died  Bef 6 Dec 1866   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Christian McIntosh | F0082 
    Married     
    Spouse  Mary Craven | F6545 
    Married  Between 1850 and 1854   

    James  MeltonChild 4 | Male
    + James Melton

    Born  10 Jan 1805   
    Died  3 Mar 1857   
    Buried    Moore County, NC at Melton/Muse Cemetery #70 Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Temperance Horner | F0030 
    Married     

    Hiram  MeltonChild 5 | Male
    + Hiram Melton

    Born  12 May 1809   
    Died  13 Sep 1866   
    Buried    McNairy County, TN at O'Neal Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Mary Barrett | F6520 
    Married     
    Spouse  Nancy Arnold | F12160 
    Married     

    Child 6 | Male
    + Ansel Melton

    Born  1804-1810   
    Died  Bef Feb 1838   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Lydia Horner | F10043 
    Married     

    Child 7 | Female
    + Mary Melton

    Born  1 Feb 1812   
    Died  14 May 1876   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Joseph Cole | F0979 
    Married     

  • Documents
    Map of James Melton's Neighborhood in Moore County, NC on Meadow Branch
    Map of James Melton's Neighborhood in Moore County, NC on Meadow Branch
    Highlighted tracts include lands grants to James Melton Sr. [GREEN] and sons James, Jr. and Hiram [PURPLE]. Also denotes location of James Melton, Jr. Homeplace and burial location of James Melton Jr. and his wife's parents - George R. Horner and Priscilla Winslow.
    Map of Ancel Melton land in Moore County, NC between Wet and Dry Creeks
    Map of Ancel Melton land in Moore County, NC between Wet and Dry Creeks
    Higlighted tracts include land granted to Ancel Melton in 1797 and land he purchased from Nathan Smith in 1786. The property was originally granted to Jesse Ritter in 1773. Ancel Melton's son James Melton is buried here. It is likely that a number of Melton family graves once existed here but currently James is the only one remaining.

    Histories
    Melton Family of Moore County, NC - Miscellaneous Records
    Melton Family of Moore County, NC - Miscellaneous Records
    The enclosed is a timeline and accounting of Melton references in Moore County, Cumberland County and earlier references from Orange and Chatham County.

  • Notes 
    • In Moore County, during the early 1800's, there were two large households of Meltons that each had a number of children born between 1790-1810. These two men, James and Ansel, were believed to be first cousins but may have been brothers. James [1774-1840] was listed in the 1800, 1810 and 1820 census with a total of six sons born between 1790-1810. Ansel [1773-aft 1850] was listed in the 1810, 1820, and 1830 census with a total of five sons born between 1794-1820.

      It has been passed down through Ansel's family tradition that he was the father of Jesse [b.1794-1800], William [b.1800-1804], Isaiah [b.1800-1810], Robert [b.1805] and John [b.1814].

      It is fairly certain that James was the father of Robert [b. 1803], James [b.1805], and Ansel [b.1804-10]. It is also my belief that James was the father of Henry [b.1800] and Hiram [b.1804-1810]. It is possible that he was the father of John Melton [b. bef 1794] but less likely.

      I am also fairly certain that Lydia Melton [b.1799], wife of John Williams was James' daughter based on the close proximity of the two families.