James Melton

James Melton

Male 1805 - 1857  (52 years)

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  • Name James Melton 
    Born 10 Jan 1805 
    Gender Male 
    Residence James Melton/Temperance Horner Homeplace, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 3 Mar 1857 
    Buried Moore County, NC at Melton/Muse Cemetery #70 Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • 1823, Nov 17 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 14
      Ordered that William Jones overseer of the road from David Kennedy's bridge to the old road have the following hands to work: David Lanckford, Enoch Wallis, Robert Melton, Jr., James Milton, William Wood and Matthew Williams.

      1825, Aug 16 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 86
      Ordered that William Dunn be appointed overseer of the road from Kennedy's Mill to the old road at Solomon Brewers and have the following hands to work: Wm. Jones, John Cagle, John Stuts, John Stuts (son of H), Robert Milton, James Milton, Ansel Milton, Isah Milton, Nathan Wallis, Thomas Williams, Matthew Williams, Henry Williams, David Lankford, Jesse Collar, George Kennedy, and George Davis.

      1826, Aug 22 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 133
      Ordered that John Cagle be appointed overseer in place of Wm. Dunn of the road from Kennedy's Mill to the old road at Solomon Brewers and have the following hands to work: Wm. Dunn, John Stuts, John Stuts (son of H), Robert Milton, James Milton, Ansel Milton, Nathan Wallis, Matthew Williams, Henry Williams, David Lankford, Jesse Collar, George Davis, Jethrew Denson, Wm. Wood, Jno. Williams and Danl. McNeill.

      1826, Nov 10 -- Land Grant #2754, Moore County, NC
      Ancel Melton received 100 acres located on both sides of Buffalo Creek adjoining James Dunlap and McNeill. Ansel Melton Junr. and James Melton were chain carriers.

      1826, Nov 18 -- Record of Estates Book B Page 136-139, Moore County, NC
      Estate of Henry Melton, dec'd. by Administrator James Dunlap. Accounts listed for the following: James Dunlap, James Melton [for $6], John Kennedy, Hugh Hammel, John Williams, Thomas Williams [short], and Robt. Melton [for wheat and smith work]. Notes due on the following: James Melton Jur. [for $30], Ansel Melton [for $32], Daniel Mcrimmon, Charles Sowell & James Hains, John Williams, Jesse Brown Jr., Robert Melton Sr.[son of Ansel] ? for $1.75 & $11.90], William Cagle and David Jones. Items were purchased by the following: James Dunlap, Thos. Williams [of Chris], Sarah Melton, Jesse Brown Sr., Robartis Huzza, William Brown/Brewer, Robt. Melton Sr., Ansel Melton Jr., Jno. Wallis, John McDaniel, James Muse, Edward Moore, Daniel McCrimmon, William Williamson, Isaac Brown, Isaah Melton, George Adams, Robert Melton Jr., Matthew Williams, David Jones, Jesse F. Muse, Norman McLoud, and George Hunsucker.

      1827, Aug 22 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 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, Aug 19 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 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.

      1828, Aug 19 -- 1823-1831 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 226
      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.

      1833, Nov 5 -- Revolutionary War Pensions, File #W3996, George Horner and Priscilla Horner
      George Horner [age 72 as of next Feb 7th] and resident of Moore County, NC applied for a pension. He was born 7 Feb. 1762 in Orange County, NC & in 1780 moved to Randolph County, NC to live with his half brother William Horner. Later moved back to Orange County and in 1823 he moved to Moore County, NC. John Williams and James Melton [Moore County residents] filed affidavits of support. His twin brother Thomas Horner, veteran, lived in Orange County in 1833. Widow Priscilla Horner applied Jul 28, 1846 and listed Horner's death date as Aug 2. 1844. She stated that she [Priscilla Windslow] married Horner in Guilford County, NC on 12 May or 12 Aug. 1784 (both dates given). Mary Claves filed affidavit of support. Priscilla died Jan 5, 1853. Son George Washington Horner, the oldest son [Moore County resident] stated he was born Feb 24, 1784. [Editor's note: I believe that Priscilla was George's 2nd wife and that she and son George Washington Horner misstated birth and marriage dates. I believe this relates to the fact that they were concerned that as the 2nd wife she would not be entitled to his pension and they may not have known that his first wife died in 1839 in Dickson County, TN]

      1834, Feb 18 -- Land Grant #2907, Moore County, NC
      William Jones received a 60 acre Land Grant located East of Buffalo Creek adjoining his own line, James Melton, Ann Tolmon and Daniel McCrummen. Isaac Jones and Angus McKinnon were chain carriers.

      1834, Mar 14 -- Land Grant #2950, Moore County, NC
      James Melton received 10 acres located on Long Meadow Branch adjoining Joseph McGee, Normand Matheson and his own line. James Melton Jr. and Ansel Melton were chain carriers.

      1834, Sep 12 -- Land Grant #2900, Moore County, NC
      David Jones received 100 acres located East of Long Meadow Branch adjoining Solomon Barrett, McKay and Matheson. James Melton and Allen Jones were chain carriers.

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

      1835, Nov 21 -- Land Grant #2952, Moore County, NC
      John Cockman received 100 acres adjoining his own line and Griffith. John McLeod and James Milton were chain carriers.

      1835, Nov 21 -- Land Grant #2976, Moore County, NC
      David Jones received 52 acres located on Buffalo Creek adjoining John Cockman, Solomon Barrett, McKay, McGee and Matheson. James Melton and John McLeod were chain carriers.

      1836, Aug 29 -- Superior Court Minute Docket, Moore County, NC
      James Melton Jr. served Jury Duty

      1837, Aug -- 1796-1841 County Accounts Page 132
      #42 State v. E. Wallis, N. Furr, J. Melton [ticket $1.66]
      (*Note could be his father)

      1838, Nov -- 1796-1841 County Accounts, Moore County, NC Page 118
      Lydia Melton v. Heirs of Ansel Melton
      Lydia Melton v. Jas. Melton and G. Horner

      1838, Dec 19 -- Record of Estates Book D Page 24-25, 90, 118 Moore County, NC
      Estate of Ancel/Anson Melton, Dec'd. by Administrators James Melton and George W. Horner. Items were purchased by the following: Liddia Melton, Robert Melton, George Hunsucker, George Williams, Thomas Williams, Samuel McIntosh, Edwin Cox, Miles Muse, William Stewart, Michael Cockman, David Jones and Abraham Hunsucker.

      1840 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 180
      James Melton
      (70-80) 1F
      (30-40) 1M
      (20-30) 1F
      (5-10) 3F
      (0-5) 2F

      1840, Feb 28 -- Superior Court Minute Docket D Page 131-132, Moore County, NC
      Samuel C. Bruce, John R. Ritter, Murdo. McLeod, Alfred Brower, John McNeill and Wm. D. Callicutt v. James Melton and George Horner, Administrators.

      1846, Oct -- 1841-1854 Appearance Docket
      #20 Amelia Jones v. Henry Yow
      William Johnston, Esq., Georg Davis, James Melton and Isham Walase were ordered to lay off years' maintenance for widow Jones.

      1847 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      James Melton listed 185 acres valued at $300 located in District 9 on Meadow Branch
      James Melton listed 47 acres valued at $50 located in District 9 on Meadow Branch
      James Melton listed 100 acres valued at $100 located in District 9 on Meadow Branch

      1847, Sep 9 -- Land Grant #3507, Moore County, NC
      James Melton received a 100 acre Land Grant located on the Willow Meadow adjoining McKay, John Jones and the Rutherford Road. George Williams and David Cockman were chain carriers.

      1850 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 238-B
      James Melton 46 M, Farmer, $250 Real Estate, Born in NC
      Temperance Melton 36 F, Born in NC
      Elizabeth Melton 19 F, Born in NC
      Manda Melton 17 F, Born in NC
      Priscilla Melton 15 F, Born in NC
      Lydia Melton 12 F, Born in NC
      Temperance Melton 11 F, Born in NC
      Nancy Melton 8 F, Born in NC
      George Melton 6 M, Born in NC
      Lucinda Melton 4 F, Born in NC
      James W. Melton 2 M, Born in NC
      Margaret Melton 4/12 F, Born in NC
      John Jones 35 M, Wheelwright, $250 Real Estate, Born in NC
      Margaret Jones 22 F, Born in NC
      Emmerson Jones 4 M, Born in NC
      Orren Jones 3 M, Born in NC
      Nelson Jones 4/12 M, Born in NC

      1850 -- Agricultural Census, Moore County, NC Page 989
      James Milton listed 70 acres Improved, 105 acres Unimproved valued at $200

      1852 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      James Melton listed 185 acres valued at $300 located in District 9 on Meadow Branch
      James Melton listed 47 acres valued at $50 located in District 9 on Meadow Branch
      James Melton listed 80 acres valued at $80 located in District 9 on Meadow Branch

      1853 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      James Melton listed 185 acres valued at $300 located in District 9 on Meadow Branch
      James Melton listed 47 acres valued at $50 located in District 9 on Meadow Branch
      James Melton listed 80 acres valued at $80 located in District 9 on Meadow Branch

      1854 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      James Melton listed 185 acres valued at $300 located in District 9
      James Melton listed 47 acres valued at $50 located in District 9
      James Melton listed 80 acres valued at $80 located in District 9

      1854, Oct -- County Court Execution Docket, Moore County, NC
      Quimby Wallace v. John Cockman
      James Melton listed as a witness

      1855 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      James Melton listed 180 acres valued at $270 located in District 9 on Meadow Branch
      James Melton listed 40 acres valued at $50 located in District 9 on Meadow Branch
      James Melton listed 85 acres valued at $100 located in District 9 on Meadow Branch

      1856 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      James Milton listed 180 acres valued at $270 located in District 9 on Meadow Branch
      James Milton listed 40 acres valued at $50 located in District 9 on Meadow Branch
      James Milton listed 85 acres valued at $100 located in District 9 on Meadow Branch

      1857 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
      James Melton (his heirs) listed 180 acres valued at $290 located in District 9 on Meadow Branch
      James Melton (his heirs) listed 85 acres valued at $100 located in District 9 on Meadow Branch

      1857, Mar 3 -- Date of Death comes from Tombstone located in the Melton/Muse Family Cemetery in Moore County, NC. It is not listed in the Moore County Guide to Cemeteries. The Tombstone was found at a later date by a descendant. My grandfather (Mallie Wallace) remembered hearing that James Melton was killed when a tree fell on him.

      1872, Dec 12 -- Orders & Decrees Book 1 Page 159-165, Moore County, NC
      James Melton, Dec'd Division of Land
      Heirs listed: W.W. & Elizabeth Wallace, Daniel & Amanda McNeill, Emsley & Priscilla Wallace, Lydia Melton, Samuel B. & Tempy Wallace, John & Nancy Jane Cockman, George W. Melton, George M. & Lucinda Cockman, James Melton, Margaret E. Melton, Lovedy A. Melton, Candice E. Melton
    Person ID I00082  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 1 May 2022 

    DNA Tests  82 DNA tests are associated with James Melton 

    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 Temperance Horner,   b. 1814,   d. Aft 1880  (Age > 67 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Melton,   b. 1 Mar 1830,   d. 15 Oct 1875, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
    +2. Mary Amanda Melton,   b. 30 Nov 1832,   d. 10 Jul 1900  (Age 67 years)
    +3. Priscilla Melton,   b. 29 Sep 1834, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1909, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     4. Lydia Adline Melton,   b. 13 Jan 1836,   d. 22 Oct 1886  (Age 50 years)
    +5. Temperance Levina Melton,   b. Aug 1839, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1906, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years)
    +6. Nancy Jane Melton,   b. 21 Jul 1841,   d. 15 Jun 1886  (Age 44 years)
    +7. George W. Melton,   b. 13 Jun 1843,   d. 11 Oct 1916, Salisbury, Rowan County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +8. Lucinda Melton,   b. 12 Nov 1845,   d. 3 Aug 1908, Rockingham, Richmond County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    +9. James W. Melton,   b. 1848,   d. Jul 1879  (Age 31 years)
    +10. Margaret E. Melton,   b. Jul 1850,   d. 1909  (Age ~ 58 years)
    +11. Lovedy Adaline Melton,   b. 1852,   d. 1891  (Age 39 years)
    +12. Candace Ellen Melton,   b. 25 Sep 1855, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1911, Rockingham, Richmond County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
    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 the Robbins Crossroads and Flint Hill Church Area in Moore County, NC
    Map of the Robbins Crossroads and Flint Hill Church Area in Moore County, NC
    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 F0030  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - James Melton/Temperance Horner Homeplace, Moore County, NC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Moore County, NC at Melton/Muse Cemetery #70 Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
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  • Documents
    1834 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2950 - James Melton
    1834 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2950 - James Melton
    1835 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2952 - John Cockman
    1835 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2952 - John Cockman
    1845 Record of Estates Book E Page 58/59, Moore County, NC - Estate of George Horner
    1845 Record of Estates Book E Page 58/59, Moore County, NC - Estate of George Horner
    1846/1847 Record of Estates Book E Page 190/191, Moore County, NC - Estate of William Jones
    1846/1847 Record of Estates Book E Page 190/191, Moore County, NC - Estate of William Jones
    1846/1847 Record of Estates Book E Page 192/193, Moore County, NC - Estate of William Jones
    1846/1847 Record of Estates Book E Page 192/193, Moore County, NC - Estate of William Jones
    1846/1847 Record of Estates Book E Page 194/195, Moore County, NC - Estate of William Jones
    1846/1847 Record of Estates Book E Page 194/195, Moore County, NC - Estate of William Jones
    1846/1847 Record of Estates Book E Page 198/199, Moore County, NC - Estate of William Jones
    1846/1847 Record of Estates Book E Page 198/199, Moore County, NC - Estate of William Jones
    1847 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #3507 - James Melton
    1847 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #3507 - James Melton
    1916 Death Certificate, Rowan County, NC - George W. Melton
    1916 Death Certificate, Rowan County, NC - George W. Melton
    Map of Everet Wallace's Neighborhood in Moore County, NC
    Map of Everet Wallace's Neighborhood in Moore County, NC
    1854 County Court Execution Docket, Moore County, NC Page 57
    1854 County Court Execution Docket, Moore County, NC Page 57
    Quimby Wallace v. John Cockman
    Contains signatures or marks for: George W. Horner, Robert L. Purvis, Henry Brown, John Garner, James Melton, Isham Wallace, Quimby Wallace
    1872 Division of Land, Moore County, NC - James Melton, decd.
    1872 Division of Land, Moore County, NC - James Melton, decd.
    Lists the living heirs of James Melton
    1872 Division of Land, Moore County, NC - James Melton, decd. (Page 2)
    1872 Division of Land, Moore County, NC - James Melton, decd. (Page 2)
    1872 Division of Land, Moore County, NC - James Melton, decd. (Page 3)
    1872 Division of Land, Moore County, NC - James Melton, decd. (Page 3)
    1872 Division of Land, Moore County, NC - James Melton, decd. (Page 4)
    1872 Division of Land, Moore County, NC - James Melton, decd. (Page 4)
    1838 Record of Estates Book D Page 25/26, Moore County, NC - Estate of Ansel Melton
    1838 Record of Estates Book D Page 25/26, Moore County, NC - Estate of Ansel Melton
    1838 Record of Estates Book D Page 90, Moore County, NC - Estate of Ansel Melton
    1838 Record of Estates Book D Page 90, Moore County, NC - Estate of Ansel Melton
    1826 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2754 - Ancel Melton
    1826 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2754 - Ancel Melton
    1834 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2900 - David Jones
    1834 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2900 - David Jones
    1835 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2976 - David Jones
    1835 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2976 - David Jones
    1835 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2948 - Hiram Melton
    1835 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2948 - Hiram Melton
    1850's [undated] Teaching Contract, Moore County, NC
    1850's [undated] Teaching Contract, Moore County, NC

    Headstones
    James Melton
    James Melton
    Son of James Melton and Mary Cagle
    James Melton #2
    James Melton #2
    Photo of entire stone
    James Melton tombstone in 1994
    James Melton tombstone in 1994
    James Melton 2010 after cleaning
    James Melton 2010 after cleaning

    Histories
    1847 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9
    1847 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9
    Located in the McKeithan Papers at the Moore County Historical Association. Courtesy of James V. Comer.
    1849 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9
    1849 Tax List, Moore County, NC - District 9
    Located in the McKeithan Papers at the Moore County Historical Association. Courtesy of James V. Comer.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1239] A Guide to Moore County Cemeteries [Addendum], Anthony E. Parker, (Not Published - from Parker's personal papers).