Robert Melton

Male 1803 - Bef 1866  (63 years)


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  • Name Robert Melton 
    Born 1803 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 6 Dec 1866 
    Notes 
    • 1830 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 446
      Robt. Melton
      (20-30) 1M 1F
      (15-20) 1M
      (0-5) 1M 1F

      1830, May 18 -- 1823-1831 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 310
      Ordered that Wm. Davis be appointed overseer in place of Isaac Spivey of the road from John Spivay's to McNeill's store and have the following hands to work: Isaac Spivey, Peter Shamburger 2 hands, John Spivay 1 hand, Robert Melton, Leonard Hair, Lewis Freeman, Henry Freeman, Robert Davis, Jesse Davis, Isham Hare, Thoms. Comer and Phillip Comer.

      1830, May 18 -- 1823-1831 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 327
      Ordered that Isaac Spivay be appointed overseer of the road from John Spivay's to McNeill's store and have the following hands to work: Jesse Davis, John Davis, Matthew Davis, William Davis, Peter Shamburger 2 hands, John Spivay 1 hand, Robert Melton, Leonard Hare, Lewis Freeman, Henry Freeman, Robert Davis, Isham Hare, Thomas Comer and Phillip Comer.

      1831, May 17 -- 1823-1831 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 355
      Ordered that William Brewer be appointed overseer of the road from John Shamburgers to Shuffield's Mill and work the following hands: John Shamburgers hands, Daniel McCrimons hands, Anderson S. Moody, Wm. Owen, Wm. Shuffield, Enoch Shuffield, Leonard Hair, Lewis Freeman and Robert Milton.

      1840 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 169
      Robert Melton
      (30-40) 1M 1F
      (10-15) 1F
      (5-10) 2M 1F
      (0-5) 1F

      1844 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      Robert Melton listed 236 acres valued at $475 and 1 white poll in District 8 on Wolf Creek

      1847 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      Robert Melton listed 500 acres valued at $1000 and 1 white poll in District 8 on Wolf Creek

      1850 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 250
      Robert Melton 47 M, Farmer, $1000 Real Estate, Born in NC
      Christian Melton 45 F, Born in NC
      Neill Melton 20 M, Farmer, Born in NC
      James Melton 17 M, Born in NC
      Nancy Melton 16 F, Born in NC
      Mary Melton 12 F, Born in NC
      Hannah Hare 34 F, Born in NC

      1850 -- Agricultural Census, Moore County, NC Page 991
      Robert Milton listed 70 acres of improved land and 440 acres of unimproved land valued at $1000

      1852 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      Robert Melton listed 510 acres valued at $1000 in District 8 on Wolf Creek
      Robin Melton listed 500 acres valued at $1000 in District 8 on Wolf Creek [believe this to be a duplicate listing]

      1853 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      Robert Melton listed 510 acres valued at $1000 in District 8 on Wolf Creek

      1854 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      Robert Melton listed 310 acres valued at $575 in District 8

      1855 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      Robert Melton listed 310 acres valued at $800 in District 8 on Wolf Creek

      1856 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      Robin Melton listed 210 acres valued at $575 in District 8 on Wolf Creek

      1857 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      Robt. Melton listed 210 acres valued at $575 in District 8 on Wolf Creek

      1860 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 212-B, Goodspring Post Office
      Rolin Melton 57 M, Farmer, $700 Real Estate, $900 Personal Property, Born in NC
      Mary Melton 37 F, Born in NC
      Ruth A. Melton 6 F, Born in NC
      Thos. Melton 3 M, Born in NC
      Ruth Craven 25 F, Born in NC
      Josep Craven 21 M, Born in NC

      1866, Dec 20-Apr 2, 1869 -- 1868-1876 Record of Accounts Page 45, Moore County, NC
      Estate of Robert Melton Dec'd. by Administrator Neill Melton. Noted held on the following: W.M. Craven, Polly Melton, Alsey Mainess and wife, Malcolm Cole and wife, A.M.D. Williamson, C.D. Williamson, W.J. Williamson, Neill Melton, Sampson Brewer, Martin Sheffield, Aaron Davis, James Melton and John Dunlap.

      1871, Apr 15 -- Deed Book 11 Page 540-543, Moore County, NC
      William M. Craven and wife Eliza, Alsey Maness and wife Nancy, Raleigh Williams and wife Mary, Malcolm Cole and wife Ruth Ann, James Melton and wife Mary and Neill Melton and wife Eliza deeded Polly Melton and Henry Thomas Melton 133 acres located on Wolf Creek adjoining James Melton, Isaac E. Sheffield and Isham Hare.

    Person ID I00309  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 28 Jun 2015 

    DNA Tests  Y-DNA-285261 Steve Melton

    Father James Melton,   b. 20 Jan 1774,   d. 11 Aug 1840  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Mary Cagle,   b. Between 1765 and 1770,   d. Between 1840 and 1850  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    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.
    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.
    Family ID F0972  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Christian McIntosh,   b. 1805,   d. Jul 1852  (Age 47 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Neill Melton,   b. 17 Sep 1829,   d. 11 Apr 1907  (Age 77 years)
    +2. James Melton,   b. 03 Oct 1831,   d. 28 Feb 1888  (Age 56 years)
    +3. Nancy Melton,   b. 20 Nov 1833,   d. 29 Jan 1899  (Age 65 years)
    +4. Mary Melton,   b. 1839
    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.
    Family ID F0082  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Craven,   b. 1822 
    Married Between 1850 and 1854 
    Children 
    +1. Ruth Ann Melton,   b. 8 Feb 1854,   d. 20 Apr 1893  (Age 39 years)
    +2. Henry Thomas Melton,   b. 1857
    Family ID F6545  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    1838 Record of Estates Book D Page 25/26, Moore County, NC - Estate of Ansel Melton
    1838 Record of Estates Book D Page 25/26, Moore County, NC - Estate of Ansel Melton
    1866 Record of Accounts Book 1 Page 47, Moore County, NC - Estate of Robert Melton
    1866 Record of Accounts Book 1 Page 47, Moore County, NC - Estate of Robert Melton

    Histories
    1845 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 8
    1845 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 8
    Located in the McKeithan Papers at the Moore County Historical Association. Courtesy of James V. Comer.
    1847 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 8
    1847 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 8
    Located in the McKeithan Papers at the Moore County Historical Association. Courtesy of James V. Comer.
    Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project
    Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project
    DNA Results and Analysis for Moore County families including Allen, Bean, Brewer, Britt, Brown, Caddell, Cagle, Cockman, Cole, Davis, Deaton, Furr, Horner, Hunsucker, Jackson, Key, Maness, McIntosh, McNeill, Melton, Monroe, Moore, Morgan, Nall, Richardson, Ritter, Sanders, Sheffield, Smith, Stewart, Sullivan, Wallace, Williams and Williamson.
    1851 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 8
    1851 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 8
    Courtesy of the NC Archives.