Nathaniel Melton

Male 1760 - 1851  (91 years)


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  • Name Nathaniel Melton 
    Born 7 Apr 1760  Chatham County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1790  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1800  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tax List 1805  Grainger County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1810  Grainger County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Tax List 1817  Morgan County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1830  Morgan County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1840  Morgan County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1850  Morgan County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    _MILT Revolutionary War Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 21 Nov 1851  Morgan County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1786, Feb -- 1785-1868 Index to Trial Docket, Moore County, NC Page 9
      Aaron Feagin v. Nathl. Melton

      1786, Feb 21 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 81
      Aaron Feagen v. Nathl. Melton

      1787 -- Marriage Licenses, Moore County, NC Will Book A Page 382
      Nathaniel Melton and Fereby Barrett were granted a marriage license. Nicholas Newton was the surety.

      1790 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 152
      Nathl. Milton
      (16+) 1M
      (0-16) 3M
      1F

      1790, Feb 16 -- 1784-1795 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 257
      Ordered that Robert Pattison by appointed overseer in place of Nich. Newton and have the following hands to work: Wm. Dunn, Bar. Dunn, Nathl. Melton, Norman Matheson, Murdock McLeod, Hecotr McLean, Thos. Kee, Moses Kee, Wm. Kee, Alex Morrison, Jno. McAulay, Wm. Newton, Mur. McAulay, Ezk. Dun, Hector McLean, Thomas Graham and John Bethune.

      1796, Feb 11 -- Land Entry #123, Moore County, NC
      Ansel Melton listed as a Neighbor on Nathaniel Melton's 50 acre Entry located East of Wet Creek

      1797, Jun 14 -- Land Grant #882, Moore County, NC
      Ansel Melton Sr. received a 100 acre Land Grant located East of Wet Creek adjoining William Dunn, Graham and his own line. William Dunn and Nathaniel Melton were chain carriers.

      1798, Aug 10 -- Land Grant #1498, Moore County, NC
      Bartholomew Dun, Junr. received a 35 acre Land Grant located west of Wet Creek adjoining own, Murdock McAulay, Samuel Dunn, Jesse Brown, Barrett and the Speculators. Nathaniel Melton and Bartholomew Dunn were chain carriers.

      1798, Aug 10 -- Land Grant #1501, Moore County, NC
      Meloney Newton received a 50 acre Land Grant located on Dry Creek adjoining John Newton, her own line and the Speculators. Bartholomew Dun and Nathaniel Melton were chain carriers.

      1800 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 58
      Nathaniel Milton
      (26-45) 1M 1F
      (10-16) 2M
      (0-10) 2M 1F

      1805 -- Tax List, Grainger County, TN
      Nathaniel Melton listed

      1810 -- Census, Grainger County, TN
      Nathaniel Melton listed

      1810, Nov 6 -- Land Grant #2060, Moore County, NC
      Nathaniel Melton received a 43 acre Land Grant located on Wet Creek adjoining John McKinnon, Neil McLeod, Bartholomew Dunn, William Dunn, Newton, and his own line. George Hunsaker and John Gibson were chain carriers.

      1817 -- Tax List, Roane County, TN [present day Morgan County, TN]
      Nathaniel Melton listed in Capt. Stephen's Company with 10 acres located on Bch Fr and 1 white poll

      1830 -- Census, Morgan County, TN Page 89
      Nathaniel Melton
      (70-80) 1F
      (50-60) 1M
      (20-30) 1M 1F
      (10-15) 1F
      (5-10) 1M
      (0-5) 1F

      1840 -- Census, Morgan County, TN Page 212
      Nathaniel Melton
      (70-80) 1M
      (30-40) 1F
      (20-30) 1F
      (15-20) 1M

      1850 -- Census, Morgan County, TN Page 283
      Nathaniel Melton 89 M, Farmer, $200 Real Estate, Born in NC
      William A. Melton 29 M, Idiot, Born in NC
      Ferba Morgan 44 F, Born in TN
      Serelda B. Morgan 6 F, Born in TN


    Person ID I20862  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2012 

    Family Fereby Newton,   b. Between 1760 and 1765  [1
    Married 1787  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. William Melton
     2. John Melton
     3. Isham Melton,   b. 1797
    +4. Mahala Melona Melton,   b. 1797
     5. Martin Melton,   b. 1801
    Histories
    1785-1787 Marriage Register, Moore County, NC.pdf
    1785-1787 Marriage Register, Moore County, NC.pdf
    Located on Page 382 of Will Book A, Moore County, NC
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2012 17:19:13 
    Family ID F6325  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Apr 1760 - Chatham County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1787 - Moore County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1790 - Moore County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1800 - Moore County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1805 - Grainger County, TN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1810 - Grainger County, TN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsTax List - 1817 - Morgan County, TN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1830 - Morgan County, TN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1840 - Morgan County, TN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850 - Morgan County, TN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Nov 1851 - Morgan County, TN Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    1798 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1501 - Meloney Newton
    1798 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1501 - Meloney Newton
    1797 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #882 - Ancel Melton
    1797 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #882 - Ancel Melton
    1810 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2060 - Nathaniel Melton
    1810 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2060 - Nathaniel Melton
    1832 Revolutionary War Pension Application, Page 4 - Nathaniel Melton
    1832 Revolutionary War Pension Application, Page 4 - Nathaniel Melton
    1832 Revolutionary War Pension Application, Page 5 - Nathaniel Melton
    1832 Revolutionary War Pension Application, Page 5 - Nathaniel Melton

    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.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1179] Genealogy.com Genforum [http://genforum.genealogy.com], 16 Apr 2005.
      http://genforum.genealogy.com/melton/messages/3310.html

      I am a direct descendant of Nathaniel Melton b. 4/7/1760 Chatham County, NC; died 11/21/1851, Morgan County, Tenn.

      I have seen so many different versions of the parentage, marriage and children of this Nathaniel.

      From his Revolutionary War Service record he was residing in Cumberland Co, NC when he entered service in Oct 1779. He served until 1781 with Gen. Greene's army. In his amended statement for pension of April 16, 1833, he stated he was born 4/7/1760 in Chatham County, NC.

      Note that portions of Moore county were formed from Chatham.

      Marriage records of Moore County, NC, indicate he married Fereby Barrott, security, Nicholas Newton. Fereby Newton being married previously. Marriage in November 1785.

      He is listed in the 1790 and 1800 census for Moore County, NC.

      His is then listed in Grainger County, Tenn; 1805 Tax List; 1810 census.

      By 1817 he is listed on Captain Stephens company tax list for Roane County, Tenn.

      No census records for 1820

      He is on the 1830, 1840 and 1850 census for Morgan County, Tenn.

      At the time of his death, a portion of his RWS pension was left and at Morgan County court in March 1852, his death date is noted as Nov 21, 1851 and that he left the following children:
      William
      John
      Isham
      Mahala
      Martin (my line)

      One of the witnesses was Lewis Fairchild who married his daughter Mahala Melona Melton.

      There is also a Fereby Morgan who lives with him in the 1850 census. I can not find an 1860 record for her; nor is she listed as a surviving child. Because of the name and birth date, I assume she is his daughter, born c. 1806, NC.

      I have seen Ester b. SC listed as a daughter. This does not seem likely as there is no record of this Nathaniel being in South Carolina. There were other Meltons that migrated from Edgefield District to Roane county that she may belong to. I have also seen Austin Philip and Robert attributed to him. This is also unlikely and is apparently based on wrong info in "Coming to America"..

      I suspect that his father was Nathaniel Sr, son of Robert, but have no proof. If anyone has found a will or other records for Nathaniel, Sr., please advise. Nathan, son of Robert, left a will and he is not listed, Nathan Jr., is, or rather his heirs.

      Angela Meadows

    2. [S1113] Old Moore County, NC Vital Statistics 1784-1890, James Vann Comer, (1999, James Vann Comer, PO Box 2681, Sanford, NC 27331 ).