Family: Eli Melton / Mary Jane Davis (F3290)  [1

m. Abt 1886


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  • Eli MeltonFather | Male
    Eli Melton

    Born  22 Jan 1859   
    Died  9 Apr 1930  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried    Moore County, NC at Dover Baptist Church Find all individuals with events at this location
    Married  Abt 1886   
    Father  James Melton | F2381 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Mary Emmoline Davis | F2381 Group Sheet 

    Mary Jane DavisMother | Female
    Mary Jane Davis

    Born  10 Aug 1863  Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  9 Apr 1930  State Hospital, Raleigh, Wake County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  16 Apr 1930  Moore County, NC at Dover Baptist Church Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Archibald McNeill Davis | F2475 Group Sheet 
    Mother  Lucinda King | F2475 Group Sheet 

    John Lexie MeltonChild 1 | Male
    + John Lexie Melton

    Born  15 Mar 1887   
    Died  24 Oct 1956   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Mattie E. "Minnie" Brown | F11260 
    Married     

    James Oscar MeltonChild 2 | Male
    James Oscar Melton

    Born  9 Dec 1888   
    Died  9 Nov 1932   
    Buried    Moore County, NC at Dover Baptist Church Find all individuals with events at this location

    Child 3 | Female
    Mamie Melton

    Born  6 Aug 1890   
    Died  1890   
    Buried     

    Child 4 | Male
    William Carey Melton

    Born  17 Nov 1891   
    Died  12 Sep 1913   
    Buried     

    Robert Lacy MeltonChild 5 | Male
    + Robert Lacy Melton

    Born  5 Dec 1893   
    Died  4 May 1971   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Carrie Thomas | F7380 
    Married  22 Aug 1917  Montgomery County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location
    Spouse  Bessie Mae Zimmerman | F11261 
    Married     

    Colon Clark MeltonChild 6 | Male
    Colon Clark Melton

    Born  9 Sep 1895   
    Died  15 Mar 1959   
    Buried    Moore County, NC at Dover Baptist Church Find all individuals with events at this location

    George Alson "Allison" MeltonChild 7 | Male
    + George Alson "Allison" Melton

    Born  6 Sep 1897   
    Died  16 Mar 1952   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Eva Lee Baker | F6362 
    Married     

    Child 8 | Male
    Roy Melton

    Born  27 Nov 1899   
    Died  1899   
    Buried     

    Stephen MeltonChild 9 | Male
    + Stephen Melton

    Born  1 Sep 1901   
    Died  12 Jun 1969   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Myrtle Turner | F11262 
    Married  20 Apr 1924  High Point, Guilford County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location

    Gertrude Mae "Gertie" MeltonChild 10 | Female
    + Gertrude Mae "Gertie" Melton

    Born  29 Jan 1904   
    Died  9 Dec 1983   
    Buried     
    Spouse  William H. Robinson | F6542 
    Married     
    Spouse  Charles Milton Mashburn | F11263 
    Married     

    Theodore "Ted" MeltonChild 11 | Male
    + Theodore "Ted" Melton

    Born  27 Aug 1906   
    Died  4 Feb 1987   
    Buried     
    Spouse  Annie Mae Bennett | F11264 
    Married     

  • Sources 
    1. [S1244] Linda Melton Boling [lsmboling@gmail.com].
      Eli Melton (22 Jan 1859 - 9 Apr 1930), Son of James Melton (1833-1888) and Emmoline Davis (1838-1916) married Mary Jane Davis (10 Aug 1863 - 14 Apr 1930) in 1886. Eli farmed and taught school with his wife at the Melton School which became Sheffield's store. They had 11 children, all born in Steeds (Bensalem), Moore County, NC. Mary Jane was Emmoline's 1st cousin. There is a photograph of the living children and their parents taken in the 1920s on the Ancestry site.

      1. John Lexie Melton (15 March 1887-24 Oct 1956) married Mattie E "Minnie" Brown (1890-1954). They had a daughter Mabel Eunice Melton (1916-1994). They lived in Laurinburg, Scotland County, NC.

      2. James Oscar Melton (9 Dec 1888-9 Nov 1932), never married and remained in the home with his parents. Buried in Dover Baptist Church Cemetary.

      3. Mamie Melton (6 Aug 1890 - abt 1890), died in infancy.

      4. William Carey Melton (17 Nov 1891-12 Sep 1913), no record of a marriage, but I need to get to Carthage and check on his death certificate.

      5. Robert Lacey Melton (5 Dec 1893-4 May 1971) 1st marriage 22 Aug 1917 in Montgomery County to Carrie Cornelia Thomas (1900-1987) which produced 3 children, Louis C (or Lewis) b. 1920, Harold Lloyd (1924-1959). and Robert "Bobby" b. 1925. 2nd marriage to Bessie Mae Zimmerman (1914-1995) in 1946. Robert died in Alamance County, NC.

      6. Colon Clark Melton (9 Sep 1895-15 Mar 1959), never married, farmed part of his father's farm he bought probably in 1920s, became a Jehovah's Witness late in life and traveled around the county meeting people. He is buried in the Dover Baptist Church Cemetary with his parents. When I was a child it was a family tradition for my grandparents, parents, and the children to spend the 4th of July picking blackberries in his fields. Then my mother canned them to make blackberry cobblers for dessert after Sunday dinners all winter long.

      7. George Alson "Allison" Melton (6 Sep 1897-16 Mar 1952) married Eva Baker (1903-1964). They lived in Hoke County, NC. They had 6 children, James Issac (1922-2002), Arthur George (1923-1983), Helon M (1925- ), Howard M (1927- ), Dorthie L (1928- ), and Hasel (1929- )

      8. Roy Melton (27 Nov 1899- abt 1899) died in infancy

      9. Stephen Melton (1 Sep 1901-12 Jun 1969) married Myrtle Turner (1905-1987) on 20 Apr 1924 in High Point, NC. There is a photograph of them taken in Feb 1924 when they were courting. Stephen and Myrtle had 3 children and adopted another. The names are Sheldon Gordon (1926-1990) my father, Doris Melton (1927-1974), Nancy Carol (1929-living), and his adopted son was Larry Dean b. 1945 (Doris's son).

      10. Gertrude "Gertie" Mae Melton (29 Jan 1904-09 Dec 1983) had daughter Gladys Opal Melton (1924-1996), married William Henry Robinson (1897-1926) and had twin daughters, Willie Mae Robinson (1929-1929) and Wilma (1929-1997). On William Henry Robinson's death certificate the cause of death was that he was shot dead. 2nd marriage took place 15 Dec 1933 to Charles Milton Mashburn (1898-1990) and they had a son born in 1937 who was still living as of 2 years ago.

      11. Theodore "Ted" Melton (27 Aug 1906-4 Feb 1987) married Annie Mae Bennett (1907-1987). They had one daughter, Patricia "Patsy" Ann (1933- ) Pat was living 10 years ago, but I have not been able to get in touch with her since her husband died.