Mary Huffman

Female 1766 - 1859  (93 years)


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  • Name Mary Huffman 
    Born 1766 
    Gender Female 
    Census 1850  Cannon County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1859  Cannon County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Sugar Tree Knob, Cannon County, TN at Old Melton Cemetery Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1850 -- Census, Cannon County, TN Page 377
      Mary Melton 78 F, Born in NC
      James Melton 15 M, Farmer, Born in TN
      Sarah Miles 16 F, Born in TN
    Person ID I35803  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 4 Jun 2012 

    Family Ancel Melton,   b. 1770-1775,   d. 7 Aug 1843, Cannon County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)  [1
    Children 
     1. Elisha Melton,   b. 1790,   d. 1842  (Age 52 years)
     2. James Melton,   b. 20 Dec 1794
     3. William J. Melton,   b. 28 Nov 1795,   d. 1859  (Age 63 years)
     4. Jacob M. Melton,   b. 1799,   d. 1871, Christian County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     5. John A. Melton,   b. 27 Sep 1800,   d. 18 Jul 1896, Cannon County, TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     6. Mary Melton,   b. 1803
     7. Austin Melton,   b. 8 Feb 1805,   d. 18 Mar 1893, Lebanon, Laclede County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     8. Joel Dillard Melton,   b. 1807,   d. 1854, Mountain Grove, Wright County, MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     9. Jesse Melton,   b. 1809,   d. 1891  (Age 82 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 5 Jun 2012 
    Family ID F11272  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S1250] Coming to America: The Melton/Milton's [ http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/l/e/i/Vera-M-Leisure/index.html ], Vera Michael Leisure, 54 [http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/l/e/i/Vera-M-Leisure/BOOK-0001/0003-0051.html#IND1363REF82].
      Ansel Melton was born Abt. 1775 in Raleigh, Moore Co., N.C., and died August 07, 1843 in Cannon Co., TN // Buried Old Melton Cem, Sugar Tree Knob, Tn. He married Mary Huffman 1790 in Moore Co., N.C., daughter of John Huffman. She was born January 1766 in PA, and died 1859 in Cannon Co., TN // Buried Old Melton Cem, Sugar Tree Knob, Tn.

      Information gathered from: Cannon County Cousins Shirleys and Melton's; by: Anne Shirley Bumpus 1986.

      Ancil Melton served in the American Revolution.
      Ancil Melton bought a 300 acre tract of Land and Orange County, North Carolina, on 29 January 1799. In 1800 he was listed on the Orange County tax list as having 300 acres and one poll. There are no surviving Orange County tax lists for the years 1801 through 1816. He sold this tract of Land situated on the waters of Dry Creek and a little Almance on 11 December 1806. The following year Ancil and Mary Huffman Melton appeared in Warren (later Cannon) County, Tennessee.

      According to the History of Woodberry and Cannon County, Tennessee, Ancil Melton, his wife, Mary Huffman Melton, and their seven year old son, John, were among the first group of settlers to arrive in 1807. It appears that the Ancil Melton who resided in Orange County sold all his property there and moved his family to Tennessee. He was not enumerated on the 1820 Census in Orange County. Also living in Orange County in 1800 were John and Daniel Huffman.

      The Ancil Melton who migrated to Tennessee was born between 1770 and 1780 according to Census records for 1820, 1830 in 1840. He had four sons William, James, Jacob and John -- born between 1790 in 1800.

      Researchers have found the following children for Ancil and Mary Huffman; John, Mary, Joel, Jesse and James. A Reminiscent History of the Ozark Region published in by Goodspeed Bros., Chicago, Illinois, 1894, lists one other son -- Austin.
      Ancil's Will names another son, William, and "the heirs of Elisha." Jacob is listed in among heirs in the Estate Settlement, making a total of nine children.

      Family traditions relates that Ancil and Mary Melton lived to be well over hundred years of age. Ancil Melton's will was proven in court in August, 1843, and the estate of both Ancil and Mary Melton was settled in 1862, refuting such traditions.

      Orange County, North Carolina, Deed Book 9, P. 296-297
      George Clark to Ancil Melton 29 January 1799
      This Indenture made this twenty ninth day of January in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety nine between George Clark of the one part and Ancil Melton of the other part being both of the County of Orange and state of North Carolina Witnesseth that the said George Clark for any consideration of the sum of sixty pounds to him in hand paid by the said Ancil Melton at or before the sealing and Delivering of these presents the receipt whereof the said George Clark doeth hereby and acknowledge hath Granted, bargained, sold aliened released and Confirmed and by these doth Grant bargain sell alien release and Confirm from him and his heirs unto the said Ancil Melton his heirs and assigns forever; all that seat Tract or Parcel of Land and premises situate lying and being in the aforesaid County of Orange on the waters of Dry Creek and the little Allamance; Beginning at a Poplar at a spring of said Creek Running thence south Seventeen Chairs to a Red Oak thence East Seventy Seven Chains to a Black Jack thence North five Chains to a Black Jack thence East twenty Chains to a Black Jack thence North ten Chains to a Black Jack thence East ten Chains to a Red Oak on a Hill side near a head branch of the little Allamance thence North Crossing the said creek thence up the meander thereof to the Beginning, Containing three hundred Acres of Land obtained from the State of North Carolina and Registered in the County of Orange for that purpose Reference thereunto being had will more fully appear... In witness where of the said George Clark hath unto set his hand and Seal the day and year first above Written.
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in presents of us Samuel James, Conrad Farmer. George Clark (SEAL)

      Orange County
      August Term 1801 The Execution of the within Deed was duly proved in open Court by the oath of Samuel James a subscribing witness there to and ordered to be Registerd. TEST Jno. Taylor CC

      Ancil Melton to Daniel Johnston 11 December 1806
      This Indenture made this Eleventh day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand Eight hundred and Six between Ancil Melton of the County of Orange in the state of North Carolina to the one part, and Daniel Johnston of the County & State aforesaid of the other part Witnesseth that the said Ancil Melton for and in Consideration of the sum of one hundred and Twenty Five pounds current money to him in as paid by the said Daniel Johnston at or before the sealing and delivering of these presents the right whereof the said Ancil Melton do is hereby and acknowledge hath Granted, bargained and sold... And by these presents do grant, bargain, sell... unto the said Daniel Johnston his heirs and assigns forever all that seat Tract or Parcel of Land and premises situate lying and being in the County of Orange on the waters of Dry Creek and the little Alamance beginning at a poplar at a spring of said Creek running thence South seventeen chains to a red oak, then East twenty seven chains to a black Jack, thence North five chains to a black Jack, then East twenty chains to a black Jack, thence North ten chains to a black Jack, thence East ten chains to a red oak on a hill side near a head branch of the little Alamance thence North and crossing said Creek forty eight chains to a red oak, thence West fifty chains to Dry Creek thence up the meander thereof to the beginning. Containing Three hundred and acres of Land obtained from the state of North Carolina and registered in the County of Orange for that purpose of reference being thereunto had will more fully appear and the reversion... in Witness whereof the said Ancil Melton hath hereunto Set his hand and Seal the day and year first above written.
      Signed Sealed & delivered in the presence of
      Osborne James. Ancil Melton SEAL\\
      James X Osborne

      Orange County August Term 1808
      The Execution of the within Deed was duly proved in open Court by the oath of Osborne James a subscribing witness there to ordered to be registered. Test John Taylor

      WILL OF ANCIL MELTON, 1842
      CANNON COUNTY, TENN. WILL BOOK A, PAGE 32

      2 JUNE 1842

      In the name of God Amen. I Ancil Melton being of sound and perfect mind and memory blessed be God do this second day of June in the year of our Lord One Thousand Eight hundred and forty two make and publish this my last will & Testament in manner following. That is to say (First) I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife, Mary, during her natural life all that tract or parcel of Land Whereon I now live and at her death or marriage the aforesaid land to be sold and Equally divided amongst all my children. And the Heirs of Elisha Melton to draw an Equal part and all other lands be-longing to my Estate at my death to be sold and Equally divided amongst all my children William Melton and James Melton Equal shares of the land to be sold and divided and all my Household and farming Utensils - Mare and Colt bridle and saddle two cows and calves sheep and hogs and beehives geese and five hundred and fifty dollars worth of notes. I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Mary Melton during her natural life or widowhood and also my blacksmith tools and let the Hand and all my children as their work as they have done heretofore. And all other stock to be sold at my death and Equally divided amongst all my children William Melton and James Melton to draw Equal Shares with the rest of the children. I do hereby give and bequeath to my son James Melton that tract of land which he holds my bond for And for the deeds to be made according to it -- I Ancil Melton Do hereby make and ordain my worthy friend John Melton Executor of this my Last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I the said Ancil Melton have to this my Last will and Testament Set my hand and seal the day and year above written. Signed Sealed published and declared By the said Ancil Melton The Testator as his last will and Testament in the presence of us who were present at the time of signing and sealing.
      Test Luke Shirley and James P. Perry
      ANCIL MELTON (SEAL)

      State of Tennessee
      Cannon County
      August Term of said county court A.D. 1843

      There personally appeared in open court Luke Shirley and James P. Perry subscribing witnesses to the within paper writing purporting to be the Last will and Testament of Ancil Melton deceased. Who being first sworn depose and say that they were acquainted with said Testator in his life and that he acknowledged the same in their presence to be his Last Will and Testament on the day it bears date.

      P.61 - Deed
      Ancil Melton to Stephen Cantrell
      A deed on conveyance from Ancil Melton to Stephen Cantrell for 30 acres of land lying in Cannon Co. (originally Warren Co.) bearing date the 15th day of August AD 1834 was this day produced in open court for probate and was duly acknowledged by Ancil Melton the bargainer and ordered to be certified for registration.

      Cannon Co.
      Minute Book B, 1841 - 1850

      p.131
      John Melton this day produced in Open Court a paper writing purporting to be the Last Will and Testament of Ansil Melton decd. which paperwriting being duly proven by the oath of Luke Shirley and James P. Perry sub-scribing witnesses thereto.

      p. 132
      1st Monday in August at Woodbury...The last Will and Testament of Ancil Melton Late of said county deceased was produced and proven in open court..John Melton has been duly qualified as Executor...1st Monday in August 1843 Regin Fowler, Clerk