Hiram Melton

Hiram Melton[1]

Male 1809 - 1866  (57 years)

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  • Name Hiram Melton 
    Born 12 May 1809 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1830  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1840  Henderson County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1850  McNairy County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1860  McNairy County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 13 Sep 1866 
    Buried McNairy County, TN at O'Neal Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 
    • 1827, Aug 22 -- 1823-1831 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 181
      Ordered that Robert Milton be appointed overseer in place of John Cagle of the road from Kennedy's Mill to the old road at Solomon Brewers and have the following hands to work: John Cagle, Wm. Dunn, John Stuts, John Stuts (son of H), Robert Milton, James Milton, Ansel Milton, Nathan Wallis, Matthew Williams, Henry Williams, David Lankford, George Davis, Jethrew Denson, Wm. Wood, John Williams, Daniel McNeill, Wm. Williams, Thomas Williams, Joseph Williams, Josiah Williams, Upshur Furr, Jason Sowell, Hiram Melton, Joseph Wallis and Aaron Kennedy.

      1828, Oct 9-10 and Nov 14 -- Record of Estates Book B Page 163-166, 233, Moore County, NC
      Estate of Alexander Kennedy, Dec'd. by Administrator Elias M. Kennedy. Notes on the following: John Melton, Neill Latham, Hiram Davidson, Joseph Argo, Chrs. Stuts and John Stutts. Items purchased by the following: Daniel McNeill [Sheriff], James Hains, Anderson B. Smith, John Shamburger, Cornelusy Dowd Jur., John Lowdermilk, Edward Moore, Jeremiah Williams, Charles Brady, Josiah Kennedy, Enoch S. Kennedy, John Kennedy, Susannah Kennedy, James Keahey, James Garner, John Maness, Peter Shamburger, Aaron Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Jesse Brown Sr., Hiram Milton, Asa Sowell, Archd. McDonald, Wm. M. Johnson, Baley Williamson, James McNeill, James Johnson, Kenneth McCaskel, Henry Bray, Abner Brown, Jacob Stuts [Chr.], Angus Morrison, Daniel Bruer, Isaac Brown, William Williamson [B], Abraham Stuts, Bradley Garner Senr., Lewis Garner, John Hunsucker, William Williams Jr., Thomas Williams, Dicy Kennedy, Lewis Williamson, Major Johnson and John Ritter.

      1828, Aug 19 -- 1823-1831 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page
      Ordered that Anderson B. Smith be appointed overseer in place of Robert Milton of the road from Kennedy's Mill to the old road at Solomon Brewers and have the following hands to work: John Cagle, Wm. Dunn, John Stuts, John Stuts (son of H), Robert Milton, James Milton, Ansel Milton, Nathan Wallis, Matthew Williams, Henry Williams, David Lankford, George Davis, Jethrew Denson, Wm. Wood, John Williams, Daniel McNeill, Wm. Williams, Thomas Williams, Joseph Williams, Josiah Williams, Upshur Furr, Isom Sowell, Hiram Melton, Joseph Wallis, Aaron Kennedy, Lewis Garner and Stephen Maness.

      1829, Mar 2 -- Land Grant #2771, Moore County, NC
      William Ritter received 20 acres located on the waters of Buffalo Creek adjoining heirs of John Ritter, Dec'd. Robert Brady and Hiram Melton were chain carriers.

      1830 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 448
      Hiram Melton
      (20-30) 1M 1F
      (0-5) 1F

      1830, May 18 -- 1823-1831 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 309
      Ordered that Isham Wallis be appointed the overseer of the road from the large sassafras at Alex. McCaskill's to Flowers Road and have the following hands to work: Wm. Barrett Esq, hands, Hiram Melton, Angus Kelly, Alex. McIntosh hands, William McIntosh, John McIntosh, and Alex McIntosh Jr.

      1831 -- Record of Estates Book B Page 244-48, Moore County, NC
      Estate of Jason Sowell, Dec'd. by Administrators Dempsey Sowell and Quimby Sowell. Notes were due on the following: Quimby Sowell, Daniel Muse Jr., Dempsey Sowell, James Lewis, John McIntosh, and Matthew Williams. Items were purchased by the following: Daniel Muse, David Jones, John Moore, Samuel Jackson, Ansel Melton, John T. Ritter, Thomas Williams Jr., Enoch Kennedy, Wm. Brewer Esq., Leonard Furr, Upsher Furr, John McLeod Jr., Asa Sowell, James Garner, Alexr. McIntosh, Jesse Brown Jr., Thomas Williams, Elijah Maness, Wm. McIntosh, David Kennedy, Enoch Wallis, Enoch Shuffield, James Lewis, A.C. Currie, Jesse T. Muse, Wm. Hains, Stephen Shuffield, Sarah Brown, Hugh Kelly, Henry Stuts Jr., Bradley Garner Sr., Robert Hardin, Abraham Stuts, Everet Wallis, Anderson B. Smith, Hiram Milton, Shadrick Maner, John Williams, Jethro Denson, David Brown, George Moore Jr., Henry Faucett, Wiley Fry, John Danielly Jr., Leonard Stuts, George Nailer, Christian Stuts, Neill Smith, Nathan Fry, Jonathan Pell, and A. Munroe.

      1835, Nov 21 -- Land Grant #2948, Moore County, NC
      Hyram Melton received a 25 acre Grant located on the Head of Sassafras Branch adjoining Jeremiah Williams and Robert Melton. James Melton and Ansel Melton were chain carriers.

      1835, Dec 2 -- Land Grant #2988, Moore County, NC
      William Barrett Senr. received 41 acres located on both sides of Suck Creek of McLendons Creek adjoining his own line, Collin A. Munroe, McDonald, Dunlap and Samuel Jackson. Hyram Melton and Wm. L. Wallace were chain carriers.

      1837, Feb -- 1796-1841 County Accounts, Moore County, NC Page 132
      State v. Gideon Seawell
      Hiram Melton received a ticket

      1840 -- Census, Henderson County, TN Page 333-B
      Hiram Melton
      (30-40) 1M 1F
      (10-15) 1F
      (5-10) 2M 2F
      (0-5) 2M 1F

      1844, Apr 27 -- 1844-1847 County Court Minutes, Moore County, NC Page 29
      Appearing that neither of the subscribing witness to the within power of attorney reisde in the state whereupon the hand writing of Hiram Melton, one of the subscribing witnesses, was proven by William Barrett Esq. [Editor's Note: unclear of whom the power of attorney was from/to but the record shows Hiram Melton has left NC by 1844]

      1850 -- Census, McNairy County, TN Page 96
      Hiram Melton 41 M, Farmer, $1000 Real Estate, Born in NC
      Nancy Melton 30 F, Born in AL
      Walter Melton 19 M, Farmer, Born in NC
      Nancy Melton 17 F, Born in NC
      William Melton 15 M, Born in NC
      Mary Melton 13 F, Born in NC
      John Melton 11 M, Born in TN
      James Melton 9 M, Born in TN
      Louisa Melton 7 F, Born in TN
      Henry Melton 5 M, Born in TN
      Caroline Melton 2 F, Born in TN
      Mary Atkins 12 F, Born in AL

      1860 -- Census, McNairy County, TN Page 485
      Hiram Melton 51 M, Farmer, $1500 Real Estate, $2784 Personal Property, Born in NC
      Henry Melton 15 M, Born in TN
      Delitha C. Melton 13 F, Born in TN
      Martha A. Melton 6 F, Born in TN

      1865, Aug 18-19 -- Inventories of Estates, Vol. B Page 3-4, McNairy County, TN
      Estate of Wm. W. Melton, Dec'd. by administrators Hyram Melton and B.J. Young Items were purchased by the following: Mrs. Thomason, Elizabeth Young, Nancy Ethridge, W.W. Melton, B.J. Young, W. German, Marion Oneal, Mrs. Brown, Wm. J. Young, J.Q. Melton, E. Owens, Mrs. Floin, Wm. Baker, H. Melton, Wm. Rogers and J. Robbin.

      1866, Oct 11 -- Inventories of Estates, Vol. B Page 97, McNairy County, TN
      Estate of Hiram Melton, Dec'd. by administrators A. Harris and Walter W. Melton. Notes held on the following: B.J. Young, W.B. Sewell, A.P. Swain, J.R. Swain, Wm. Howard, J.M. Sanders, W.W. Thomas, J.F. Moore, W.R. Harden, N. Moore, Wm. Fowler, Thomas Black, Wright Smith, Wm. Riley, Beacom Britt, Ben Britt, James Summers, Nathaniel Britt [gone from the country], W.H. Moss, A.J. Martindale and J. Boylen.
    Person ID I21336  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 17 Jan 2016 

    DNA Tests  Y-DNA-477033 Howard Melton, Jr.

    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 Mary Barrett,   b. 1801,   d. Bef 1850, McNairy County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)  [3
    Children 
     1. Female Melton,   b. Between 1825 and 1830
     2. Walter W. Melton,   b. 1831
     3. Nancy Ellender Melton,   b. 2 May 1833,   d. 2 Nov 1917  (Age 84 years)
     4. William Melton,   b. 1835
     5. Female Melton,   b. 1830-1835
     6. Mary Melton,   b. 1838
    +7. John Quincy Melton,   b. 1839
     8. Male Melton,   b. 1835-1840
    Last Modified 8 Jun 2012 
    Family ID F6520  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Nancy Arnold 
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2014 
    Family ID F12160  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1830 - Moore County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1840 - Henderson County, TN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1850 - McNairy County, TN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1860 - McNairy County, TN Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - McNairy County, TN at O'Neal Cemetery Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    1829 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2771 - William Ritter
    1829 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2771 - William Ritter
    1835 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2948 - Hiram Melton
    1835 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2948 - Hiram Melton

    Headstones
    Hiram Melton
    Hiram Melton
    Husband of Mary Barrett and Nancy Arnold. Son of James Melton and Mary Cagle.

  • Sources 
    1. [S72] Brenda Melton Laurence [southernmoma@hotmail.com].

    2. [S1089] Find A Grave [www.findagrave.com].

    3. [S1252] Allen J. Barwick Family Home Page [http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/a/r/Allen-J-Barwick/index.html], Allen J, Barwick [a_barwick@bellsouth.net].