James Melton

James Melton

Male 1774 - 1840  (66 years)

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  • Name James Melton 
    Born 20 Jan 1774 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Aug 1840 
    Buried Moore County, NC at Melton Cemetery #396 Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • 1790 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 154
      James Melton
      (16+) 1M
      2F

      1792, Feb 21 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 345
      Deed from Isaac Hill to James Milton was proven by James Robson

      1793, Dec-Jan 1794 -- General Assembly Session Records
      Petition to form Alfordstown as County Seat for Moore County, NC
      Ansel [A] Melton, James [x] Melton and Ansel Melton listed as signers (Petition failed)

      1794, Nov 14 -- Land Grant #549, Moore County, NC
      David Allison received a 602 acre Land Grant located on Buffalo Creek adjoining Leonard Furr, Neil McLeod, James Melton and John McKoy. Jacob Cagle and Neal McIntosh were chain carriers.

      1794, Nov 20 -- Land Grant #1190, Moore County, NC
      Joseph Cockman received a 100 acre Land Grant located on Long Meadow Branch adjoining his own line and James Milton. Wm. McDonald and James Milton were chain carriers.

      1795 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      James Melton listed 100 acres

      1796, May 24 -- Land Entry #1524, Moore County, NC
      James Milton listed as a Neighbor on Joseph McGee's 100 acre Entry located on Haw Branch

      1797, Nov 14 -- Land Grant #1241, Moore County, NC
      Drury Joiner received a 50 acre Land Grant located on the Willow Meadow adjoining Joseph McGee and McKay. Jno. Martin and James Melton were chain carriers.

      1797, Nov 14 -- Land Grant #1270, Moore County, NC
      Stephen Richardson received a 100 acre Land Grant located North of Buffalo Creek adjoining Edwards. Joseph Cockman and James Melton were chain carriers

      1800 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 49
      James Milton
      (26-45) 1M 1F
      (10-16) 1F
      (0-10) 3M 3F

      1800 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 58
      James Milton [likely a duplicate entry of above]
      (26-45) 1M 1F
      (10-16) 1F
      (0-10) 3M 3F

      1801, Oct 28 -- Land Grant #1940, Moore County, NC
      James Melton received a 50 acre Land Grant located on Long Meadow Branch adjoining Robert Sandifer, Neil McLeod and his own line. Jos. Cockman and Jno. Martin were chain carriers

      1802, Mar 2 -- Land Grant #1849, Moore County, NC
      James Melton received a 32 acre Land Grant located South of Buffalo Creek adjoining Henry Stutts, John Martin, Joseph McGee, Neil McLeod, Jacob Stutts, and Edwards. Jno. Martin and Jno. Buie were chain carriers.

      1802, Jun 17 -- Land Grant #1772, Moore County, NC
      William Dunn received 50 acre Land Grant located on Long Meadow Branch adjoining his own line, Michael Hill and Robert Edwards. Joseph Cockman and James Melton were chain carriers.

      1802, Oct 7 -- Land Grant #0144, Moore County, NC
      James Melton received a 300 acre Land Entry located on Long Meadow Branch adjoining Neil McLeod, Joseph McGee, Robert Wilkins and his own line. Jos. Cockman and Everet Wallis were chain carriers. [note -- never granted]

      1803, Feb -- 1785-1868 Index to Trial Docket, Moore County, NC Page 30
      State v. James Melton

      1810 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 599
      James Melton
      (26-45) 1M 1F
      (16-26) 1M
      (10-16) 1M 2F
      (0-10) 4M

      1815 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      James Milton listed 350 acres valued at $300

      1816, Oct 25 -- Land Grant #2278, Moore County, NC
      James Melton received a 200 acre Land Grant located on Long Meadow Branch adjoining Normand Matheson, Williams, and own line. Normand Matheson and Solomon Brewer were chain carriers.

      1817, July 17 -- Land Grant #2479, Moore County, NC
      John Melton received a 70 acre Land Grant located North of Buffalo Creek adjoining his own line. James Melton and Edward Richardson were chain carriers.

      1817, Sep 10 -- Land Grant #2340, Moore County, NC
      David Jones received a 200 acre Land Grant adjoining widow Tolmon, McNeill, Matheson and James Melton. Solomon Brewer and James Melton were chain carriers.

      1817, Sep 11 -- Land Grant #2352, Moore County, NC
      Solomon Brewer received a 50 acre Land Grant located on Buffalo Creek adjoining Joseph Cockman.
      James Melton and Abner Brown were chain carriers.

      1818-1823 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      James Melton listed 150 acres valued at $200

      1818, Nov 4 -- Land Grant #2384, Moore County, NC
      James Melton received a 100 acre Land Grant located on Long Meadow Branch adjoining Normand Matheson, Williams, Widow Talmon, James Hains, and his own line. James Laky and Robert Melton were chain carriers.

      1820 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 307
      James Melton
      (45+) 1M 1F
      (16-26) 2M 1F
      (16-18) 1M
      (10-16) 3M
      (0-10) 1F

      1823, Jan 4 -- Land Grant #2631, Moore County, NC
      John Cockman received a 13.75 acre Land Grant located on Buffalo Creek adjoining Stephen Richardson, Mrs. Wood, his own line, James Melton and McLeod. Jesse Upton and Drury Richardson were chain carriers

      1826, Feb 25 -- 1823-1831 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 114
      Deed from James Milton to George Kennedy acknowledged

      1826, Nov 18 -- Record of Estates Book B Page 136-139, Moore County, NC
      Estate of Henry Melton, dec?d. by Administrator James Dunlap. Accounts listed for the following: James Dunlap, James Melton [for $6], John Kennedy, Hugh Hammel, John Williams, Thomas Williams [short], and Robt. Melton [for wheat and smith work]. Notes due on the following: James Melton Jur. [for $30], Ansel Melton [for $32], Daniel Mcrimmon, Charles Sowell & James Hains, John Williams, Jesse Brown Jr., Robert Melton Sr.[son of Ansel] ? for $1.75 & $11.90], William Cagle and David Jones. Items were purchased by the following: James Dunlap, Thos. Williams [of Chris], Sarah Melton, Jesse Brown Sr., Robartis Huzza, William Brown/Brewer, Robt. Melton Sr., Ansel Melton Jr., Jno. Wallis, John McDaniel, James Muse, Edward Moore, Daniel McCrimmon, William Williamson, Isaac Brown, Isaah Melton, George Adams, Robert Melton Jr., Matthew Williams, David Jones, Jesse F. Muse, Norman McLoud, and George Hunsucker.

      1827, Feb 24 -- 1823-1831 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 163
      James Milton served Jury Duty (*Note could be son)

      1830 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 447
      James Melton
      (60-70) 1F
      (50-60) 1M
      (20-30) 2M
      (15-20) 1M

      1830, Feb 20 -- 1823-1831 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 304-305
      The land of George Moore, decd. was partitioned and divided and his widow Delila Moore received 90 acres located on Buffalo Creek adjoining John Ritter. James Melton, Abner Brown, Jos. J. Person, Neill McIntosh, James Caveness, William Ritter, John McLeod, Jethro Denson, Andrew Yow, William Dannelly, Jeremiah Williams and Joseph G. Moore were appointed commissioners.

      1834, Feb 18 -- Land Grant #2907, Moore County, NC
      William Jones received a 60 acre Land Grant located East of Buffalo Creek adjoining his own line, James Melton, Ann Tolmon and Daniel McCrummen. Isaac Jones and Angus McKinnon were chain carriers.

      1834, Mar 14 -- Land Grant #2950, Moore County, NC
      James Melton received a 10 acre Land Grant located on Long Meadow Branch adjoining Joseph McGee, Normand Matheson and his own line. James Melton Jr. and Ansel Melton were chain carriers.
    Person ID I02943  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 22 May 2013 

    Father Ancel Melton,   b. c1740,   d. Between 1800 and 1810  (Age ~ 59 years) 
    Documents
    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 F0973  Group Sheet

    Family 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.
    Children 
    +1. Lydia Melton,   b. 27 Sep 1799,   d. 3 Aug 1881  (Age 81 years)
    +2. Henry Melton,   b. 1800,   d. Bef Nov 1826  (Age < 26 years)
    +3. Robert Melton,   b. 1803,   d. Bef 6 Dec 1866  (Age 63 years)
    +4. James Melton,   b. 10 Jan 1805,   d. 3 Mar 1857  (Age 52 years)
    +5. Hiram Melton,   b. 1804-1810,   d. Bef 11 Oct 1866  (Age < 56 years)
    +6. Ansel Melton,   b. 1804-1810,   d. Bef Feb 1838  (Age 28 years)
    +7. Mary Melton,   b. 1 Feb 1812,   d. 14 May 1876  (Age 64 years)
    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.
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F0972  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Moore County, NC at Melton Cemetery #396 Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    1790 Census, Moore County, NC Page 153/154
    1790 Census, Moore County, NC Page 153/154
    1794 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1190 - Joseph Cockman
    1794 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1190 - Joseph Cockman
    1800 Census, Moore County, NC Page 49
    1800 Census, Moore County, NC Page 49
    1800 Census, Moore County, NC Page 58
    1800 Census, Moore County, NC Page 58
    1801 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1940 - James Melton
    1801 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1940 - James Melton
    1802 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #0144 - James Melton
    1802 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #0144 - James Melton
    Land was not actually granted. Survey completed but grant not issued.
    1802 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1849 - James Melton
    1802 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1849 - James Melton
    1810 Census, Moore County, NC Page 599
    1810 Census, Moore County, NC Page 599
    1815 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    1815 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    1816 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2278 - James Melton
    1816 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2278 - James Melton
    1818 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2384 - James Melton
    1818 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2384 - James Melton
    1820 Census, Moore County, NC Page 307
    1820 Census, Moore County, NC Page 307
    1823 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2631 - John Cockman
    1823 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2631 - John Cockman
    1830 Census, Moore County, NC Page 447
    1830 Census, Moore County, NC Page 447
    1834 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2950 - James Melton
    1834 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2950 - James Melton
    1834 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2907 - William Jones
    1834 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2907 - William Jones
    Map of Everet Wallace's Neighborhood in Moore County, NC
    Map of Everet Wallace's Neighborhood in Moore County, NC
    1817 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2340 - David Jones
    1817 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2340 - David Jones
    1817 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2479 - John Melton
    1817 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2479 - John Melton
    1817 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2352 - Solomon Brewer
    1817 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2352 - Solomon Brewer

    Headstones
    James Melton
    James Melton
    Son of Ancel Melton
    James Melton 2010 after cleaning
    James Melton 2010 after cleaning
    James Melton 2010 alternate view
    James Melton 2010 alternate view

    Histories
    1793/1794 Petition for new Moore County Courthouse in Alfordstown
    1793/1794 Petition for new Moore County Courthouse in Alfordstown
    Contains hundreds of signatures of early Moore County residents. Petition to the NC General Assembly to establish "Alfordstown" and move the courthouse there. Petition ultimately failed. Very large document, similar to a Tax List, and it may take additional time to load. Typed abstract at conclusion of the document courtesy of Central North Carolina Journal, September 1993 [Edited and published by James V. Comer]. Original documents courtesy of NC Archives.
    1795 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    1795 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    Partial Tax List collected By Sheriff Malcolm McNeill. Courtesy of the NC Archives. [Located in Treasurer and Comptroller Papers, County Settlements, Box 64, Moore County]
    1815 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    1815 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    Earliest complete tax list for Moore County. It is a very large file and may take additional time to load. Courtesy of James V. Comer and the NC Archives. [Located in Treasurer and Comptrollers Papers, Box 6. Moore County]
    1818-1823 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    1818-1823 Tax List, Moore County, NC
    Tax List for District #1 and District #2. While the exact date is uncertain based on a comparison of several landowners it is estimated to have been taken between 1818-1823. This was handed down by the family of Richard Street, tax assessor. during the time period. It is a very large file and may take additional time to load. Courtesy of James V. Comer and the Moore County Library.
    Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project
    Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project
    Results of DNA tests on the following families: Britt, Brown, Caddell, Cagle, Cockman, Furr, Horner, Hunsucker, Maness, McNeill, Melton, Moore, Morgan, Richardson, Ritter, Sanders, Stewart, Sullivan, Wallace, and Williams.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1239] A Guide to Moore County Cemeteries [Addendum], Anthony E. Parker, (Not Published - from Parker's personal papers).