Robert Melton[1]

Male - 1759


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  • Name Robert Melton 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1759  Orange County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1755 -- Tax List, Orange County, NC
      Robert Milton listed 2 white polls

      1756, Nov 4 -- Granville Land Grants, Orange County, NC
      Robert Melton entered a 640 acre Land Grant located North of Haw River below red field at the Great Falls and above the mouth of Second Branch. Robert Patterson and John Collins were chain carriers. Warrant issued 14 May 1757 and surveyed 25 Oct 1759. The warrant was deeded to his heir Nathan Melton and he received 391 acres of the original entry on Jul 30, 1760.

      1758, May 23 -- Granville Land Grants, Orange County, NC
      Joseph Walker received a 468 acre Land Grant located North of Haw River. Robt. Melton and Nathan Melton were chain carriers. Surveyed 2 Apr 1756.

      1759, Apr 24 (written) -- Will of Robert Melton, Orange County, NC
      1759, Nov (probated)

      In the Name of God, Amen: Twenty fourth day of April in the year of our Lord 1759. I, Robert Melton, of North Carolina, in the County of Orange, Planter, being very sick and weak in body but of perfect mind and memory, thanks be given unto God. Therefore calling unto mind the mortality of the body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament. That is to say, principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it and for my body I recommend to Earth to be buried in a Christian like decent manner at the descretion of my executors, nothing doubting but at the General Resurrection I shall receive the same again by the mighty Power of God and as touches such worldly estate wherewith it has pleased God to bless me in this life,

      I give, devise, and dispose of the same in the following manner and form. . .

      I give and beequeath unto my eldest son, James Melton, one peuter dish to the value of five shillings

      And likewise to my son, Nathaniel Melton, one peuter dish to the value of five shillings

      And likewise I give to my well beloved sons, Nathan Melton, Iseum Melton, and Ancel Melton, my plantation whereon I now live to be divided equally and purposefully between them

      And likewise as for my younger son, Archelius Melton, I dispose and make over the two parts of my stock and household goods, divided into three parts and the other one part to be divided between the other three with the plantation

      And likewise I constitute, make, and ordain my son, Nathan Melton, my only and sole executor of this my last Will and Testament of all and singular the lands, messuages, and tenements by him and therefore mentioned freely to be possessed and enjoyed by them, their heirs, and assigns for ever and I do hereby utterly disallow, revoke, and disannul all and every other former Will legacys and Executions by me in any way made before this time; named, willed, bequeathed, ratified and confirmed this and no other to be my last Will and testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year above written.

      /s/ Robert Melton (seal)
      Richard Parker- Teste
      Mary Stratten (her mark)
      James Sellars- Teste

      1759, Jun [2nd Tues] -- 1752 - 1762 County Court Minutes, Orange County, NC Page 23-183
      Will of Robert Melton, dec`d. exhibited by Nathan Melton was proven by Richard Parker. Other witnesses James Sellers and Mary Stratton to be summoned to appear next Superior Court.

      1759, Dec [2nd Tues] -- 1752 - 1762 County Court Minutes, Orange County, NC Page 34-206
      Perishable Estate of Robert Melton dec`d to be sold

      1759/1760 -- 1756-1785 Inventories, Sales and Accounts of Estates, Orange County, NC Page 25-27
      Estate of Robert Melton, dec'd by Administrator Nathan Melton. Items purchased by the following: Christian Kirksey, William Goffey, Henry Brown, William Borden, Ancel Melton, Robert Patterson, Robert Sellars, Hercules Melton, Henry Bauson, William Griffen, Nathan Melton, Alfred Davis, Oneal Melton, and James Patterson

      1760, May [2nd Tues] -- 1752 - 1762 County Court Minutes, Orange County, NC Page 37-212
      Nathan Melton, Exec of Robert Melton, dec`d filed an account of sales

      1763, Aug 2 -- 1762 - 1766 County Court Minutes, Orange County, NC Page 52
      Mourning Milton, daughter of Robert Milton, dec`d. to be committed to the care of Mr. Robert Cate, Jr. Bond set at $50 L for Bondsman Thomas Cate.
    Person ID I02946  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 7 Nov 2013 

    Children 
    +1. James Melton
     2. Nathaniel Melton
     3. Isham Melton
     4. Archelous Melton
    +5. Hannah Melton
     6. Mourning Melton
    +7. Nathan Melton,   b. Bef 1739,   d. Bef 27 Oct 1806  (Age ~ 67 years)
    +8. Meloney Melton,   b. 1739,   d. Bef 18 Oct 1823  (Age < 84 years)
    +9. Ancel Melton,   b. c1740,   d. Between 1800 and 1810  (Age ~ 59 years)
    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 2 Jun 2012 
    Family ID F0974  Group Sheet

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  • Documents
    1755 Tax List, Orange County, NC - Robert Melton
    1755 Tax List, Orange County, NC - Robert Melton
    1759 Inventories, Sales and Accounts of Estates Page 25, Orange County, NC - Estate of Robert Melton
    1759 Inventories, Sales and Accounts of Estates Page 25, Orange County, NC - Estate of Robert Melton
    1759 Inventories, Sales and Accounts of Estates Page 26, Orange County, NC - Estate of Robert Melton
    1759 Inventories, Sales and Accounts of Estates Page 26, Orange County, NC - Estate of Robert Melton
    1759 Inventories, Sales and Accounts of Estates Page 27, Orange County, NC - Estate of Robert Melton
    1759 Inventories, Sales and Accounts of Estates Page 27, Orange County, NC - Estate of Robert Melton

    Histories
    Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project
    Moore County, NC Y-DNA Project
    Results of DNA tests on the following families: Britt, Brown, Cagle, Cockman, Furr, Horner, Hunsucker, Maness, McNeill, Melton, Moore, Morgan, Richardson, Ritter, Sanders, Stewart, Sullivan, Wallace, and Williams.

  • Sources 
    1. [S19] Moore County, NC FamilyTreeDNA Group Project [http://www.familytreedna.com/public/MooreCountyNC/].
      Steve Melton, a sixth great-grandson of Robert Melton [b. VA - d. 1759 Orange County, NC], recently tested 37 markers. Steve further descends from Robert via Ancel Melton [c1740 Orange County, NC - 1800/1810 Moore County, NC] > James Melton > Robert Melton > James Melton > Eli Melton > Stephen Melton [Steve's grandfather]. His Y-DNA matched several Melton descendants with origins in North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee likely confirming oral history of Robert Melton's descendants migrating throughout the southeast to South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee and Alabama.