1760 - 1851 (91 years)
||Nathaniel Melton |
||7 Apr 1760
||Chatham County, NC
||Moore County, NC
||Grainger County, TN
||Grainger County, TN
||Morgan County, TN
||Morgan County, TN
||21 Nov 1851
||Morgan County, TN
- 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
1790, Feb 16 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 257
Ordered that Robert Pattison be appointed overseer in place of Nich. Newton and have the following hands to work: Wm. Dunn, Bar. Dunn, Nathl. Melton, Norman Matheson, Murdock McLeod, Hector 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 -- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
#123 Nathaniel Melton entered 50 acres located east of Wet Creek adjoining Thomas Graham, Ansel Melton and John McAulay.
1797, Jun 14 -- Land Grant #882, Moore County, NC
Ansel Melton Sr. received 100 acres 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 35 acres 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 50 acres 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
(26-45) 1M 1F
(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
(20-30) 1M 1F
1832, Dec 3 -- Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty, File S1703 Nathaniel Milton
Nathaniel Milton (age 73), resident of Morgan County, IN applied for a pension. He resided in Cumberland County, NC in 1779 when he entered service. He was born in Chatham County, NC on April 7, 1760. Jeptha Duncan and Andrew Pricket testified they were acquainted with Nathaniel Milton and he served in the Revolutionary War.
1840 -- Census, Morgan County, TN Page 212
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
||Moore County Wallaces
||12 Sep 2020 |
||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.
||1787 Petition, Moore County, NC - Thomas Mathews|
1787, Dec 16 – Petition, Nov 1787-Dec 1787 General Assembly Session Records
The following citizens of Moore County petitioned the General Assembly for reinstatement of Colonel Thomas Mathews as a Justice of the Peace. Mathews was removed by the General Assembly based on false and accusations made by Duncan Campbell. Signers: [selected signers] Wm. Seale JP, Thomas Graham, Neil McLeod, Reuben Shields, Jno., Jackson, Richardson Feagin, Corn. Dowd, John Blanchett, Patrick Dowd, William Martin, W. Barrett, Jac. Caddell, John Dunlap, Samuel Elkins, Stephen Collins, Thomas Collins Junr., Wm. Seal, Jesse Muse, John Bethune Murdo Bethune, Allan Morison, George Graham, Robert Grimes, Robert Graham, Jno. McLeod, Bartholomew Dunn, William Newton, Nicolas Newton, Neil Matheson, Normand Matheson, Nathaniel Melton, Nicolas Newton and William Smith. [Editor's Note: Petition rejected]
||1784 Petition, Cumberland County, NC - Creation of Moore County|
Apr 1784 - Jun 1784 General Assembly Session Records, Box 3 Folder 41
A Bill for dividing Cumberland County into two distinct Counties and for the other purposes therein mentioned.
In H. Commons 3 May 1785. Read for the first time and passed by order. 13 May 1784 read the second time amended and passed.
In Senate May 3rd 1784. Read the first time and passed by order. 4th May 1784 read the second time amended by consent of the Commons passed and order to be engrossed.
To the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina now setting. The petition pf the Inhabitants of Cumberland County have now showeth. Whereas your petitioners living in the Upper End of the said County do labour under great hardship in attending on Courts and Other Public meetings from their remote situation from the Court House, many of whom being upwards of sixty miles there from, do Humbly pray that the said County may be Divided To Wit: Beginning on the South Side of Cape Fare River, at Chatham County line where it crosses sd. River running from thence a direct course to Coles Bridge on Drowning Creek, And so to be bounded by the lines of the Adjacent Countys as to make a Distinct County, Nevertheless on to the Boundaries your petitioners most Humbly Submiths to your great Wisdom to which they ever think themselves in duty bound to pray.
Jas. Burges, Thos. Armstrong, James Dyer, Wm. Armstrong, John Armstrong, Michl. King, Charles Crawford [Capt.], Wm. Cox [Capt.], Wm. Seale, John Overton, John Overton Junr., John Phillips, Wm. Harden, John James, Elijah Bettis, Isaac Hardain, Joseph Furr, Nathl. Norwood, [torn] Hunnicutt, [torn] Dickinson, [torn] Collins, Theopilus Petty, John Hunnicutt, James Maples, Burrel Maples, Daniel Munk, Thos. Collins Jur., Ralph Davis, John Goldston, Martin Dye, Stephen Collons, George Nelson, Abraham Cole, Duncan Johnson, John Camron, Kenneth Camron, Archibald Munk, Thos. Gilmore, Kinchin Kitching, Stephen King [? very faded], Josiah Maples, Matthew Kitching, John Evans, William Kitching, John Cox, Joseph Fry, Johnathan Caddell, Richardson Feagin, John Jackson, Neil McLeod, Danl. Jones, Solomon Cox, James Wadsworth, James Hill, Jac. Caddell, Donald Makensey, George Grimes, Thomas Graham, John Ritter, Jacob Stuts, John Stuts, Eleck Autry, Frederick Autry, John Minyerd, Ritcherd Burd, Robert Burd, James Autray, Christopher Yow, John Leech, Angush Cambell, William Barrett Junior, Colin McLain, John Shufeild Junier, John Hair, Reubin Fremon, William Elmore, James Morgan, Peter (looks more like Frances) Hair, Lues Fels [Lewis Fields?], Donald McLeod, Norman McLeod, Normand McLean, Hector McLain, John Bohanan, Kenneth McDonald, Wm. Cox, Danold McKinnon [?], William Dunn, Thomas Dunn, John Keys, Moses Keyes, William [torn], Henry [torn], Bartholomew Dunn [torn but listed twice in a row ? likely Sr. and Jr.], Allan [torn ? likely Morrison], Norman [torn], Hart. Hunnicutt, John Dunlap, Benjamin Sheales, John Blanchet, William Dunn, Adam Keeling, John Blachett Junr., Robt. Davis, Willm. Martin Junr., Thos Tyson, John Carrell, Anthony Street, James Thorton, Charles Seale, Collins Hardy, Jacob Hardy, Jun., John Kenney, William Cockerham, Solomon Jones, Jacob Hardy, John Hunnicutt Ser., Thos. Maples, Jeremiah Collon, Thos. Agerton, Wm. McKinzie, Wm. Hodges, Edmon Hodges, Joseph Duckworth, Charles Campbell, Drurey Hodges, Anguish McDugal, Jason Wadsworth, James Morgin, James Caddell, Aaron Fagens, John Paitt, James Wadworth, James Muse, Duncan McIntosh, Alexr. McDonald, Anthony Mears, James Simmons, Jhon Warner, Jesse Muse, John Hurley, Thomas Seale, William Morgan, John Morgin, William Morgan Senr., Jesse Ritter, Robert Stephens, Samuel Tidwell, Ansil Melton, Nathaniel Melton, John Adkins, William Barrett, Solomon Barrett, Archibald McDonald, William Ashaly, [Jesse?] Bates, William Smith, John McLane, Richard [Nales?], Peter Shamburger, Wm. McLean, Thomas Grimes, Donald McLeod, Allan Martin, Donald McDonald, Donald McLeod, Murdock Betheun, Alexender Mckeever, John McCauly, Angush McAuly, John Kagel, Gorge Kagel, Nathan Maner, William Maner, Seth Maner, George Keringer, William Williamson, John Williamson, Robert Grimes, Nichlos Newton, Francis Tedwell, Samuel Barrett, William Smith, Nichlos Wallas, Lannard Furr, Nathan Smith, Everet Smith, Isum Smith, Henry Jackson, James Ledlow, Adam Comer, Leonard Cagel, Roger Cagel, William Constable and Peter Garner.
[Editor's Note: Many of the names are faded, torn and hard to read. Some are actual signatures or marks and clearly multiple names have been signed by one individual]
A Bill for dividing Cumberland County into two distinct Counties.
Whereas the County of Cumberland is so extensive that it is extremely inconvenient for the inhabitants to attends courts and public meetings. Be it therefore enacted by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina and it is hereby enacted by the Authority of the same that from and after fourth day of July next the County of Cumberland shall be divided into two distinct Counties by a line beginning at Coles Bridge on drowning creek thence a direct line to the corner of Wake and Johnston Counties in Cumberland line and all that part of Cumberland laying to the north west of the new line shall be a separate and distinct county by the name of Moor County and [be it enacted by the authority afore said] hat the lower part of Cumberland County laying south east of said line shall be a separate and distinct county and known by the name of Fayette County and be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid that nothing herein contained shall be construed to debar the sheriff and Collector of taxes or other officers or any of them in the said county of Cumberland as it stood undivided from levying any collections or making districts for any taxes fees or other duties that may be due from the inhabitants thereof on or before the fourth day of July next in the same manner as if this act had never been made any thing herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding.
And be enacted by the authority aforesaid that the Courts for the County of Fayette be held at the place where the courts of Cumberland County are at present established on the fourth Monday in January April July and October in every year and that the Courts for the County of Moore hereafter shall be held at such place within the said County as the Commissioner herein after named shall appoint on the fourth Monday in February May August November in every year and that all causes please writs actions suits plaints process precepts recognizances and other matters and things in the Court of Cumberland depending from and immediately after the first day of August next shall stand adjourned and continued from the present Court House of the said County to such place as the said Commissioners or a majority of them shall direct and appoint as aforesaid and all appearances and returns which shall be made on the days appointed by law for holding in the said court of Cumberland shall hereafter be made to the first Court that shall be held for that county wherein the cause of action arose and all suitors and witnesses bound to appear there of in the same manner as if the said court had not been removed from the present Court House any law usage or custom to the contrary notwithstanding.
And be it also enacted by the authority aforesaid that Thomas Matthews, John Roberson, Willis Dickerson, Philip Alston and John Jackson or the majority of them shall be and hereby appointed Commissioner and impowered and directed to agree with workmen for erecting and building a Courthouse prison and stocks for the use of said County of Moor and for purchasing materials for that purpose and for enabling the said Commissioners to defray the expenses of said building a tax of one Shilling on every hundred pounds of taxable property within the said County of Moor as the same is established by this act and an equal sum on every unmarried man not possessed of the value of one Hundred pounds shall be levied and collected in the same manner as public taxes are or shall be levied and collected and all person who shall refuse or neglect to pay the taxes, by this Act impose upon them at the time and in the manner which is or shall be appointed by law for the payment of public taxes shall be liable to disthis [?] and sale of their property in the same manner as for non payment of public taxes and it is further declared that the said tax shall be collected by the officer or officers who is or may be appointed to collect the public taxes and such officer or officers shall give security to the said Commissioners for the faithfull discharge of his or their duty and shall be intitled to the same Commissions and liable to the same penalties restrictions process and remedy for enforcing the payment thereof as by law my be had against collectors or receivers of public monies.
And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid that the County Courts of Moore and Fayette shall nominate the following number of freeholders to serve as jurors of the Superior County for the District of Wilmington of which district the said Counties are hereby declared to be part that is to say for County of Boston [should be Moore] and for the County of Fayette any law or statute to the contrary notwithstanding and be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid that for running the dividing line Thomas Matthews & Jno Adkins be and they are duly appointed commissioners and imposed to lay off run and make the said dividing line agreeable to the direction of this act which said line when run by the Commissioners herein named shall be by them entered of record in the courts of the counties of which the said lines to be boundary and shall hereafter be deemed the dividing line between said counties.
||1795 Petition, Moore County, NC - Courthouse Relocation|
1795, Jan -- Petition, Nov 1794-Feb 1795 General Assembly Session Records, Box 3 Folder 15
The following citizens of Moore County petitioned the General Assembly to move the courthouse to a more suitable location. Signers include: [selected signers] Michal Dickinson, Kindred Muse, James Hill, Himrick Hill, Kindred Muse, John Baton, Donald Martin, Murdoch Martin, Wm. Wright, Joseph Wright, Ezekieh Dunn, Dannel McLeod, Thomas Dunn, John Ritchardson, John Dunn, Gorg Morgin, Wm. Morgen, W. Barrett, Adam Comer, John Comer, Leanard Caggle, Andrew White, Thomas Smithermon, James Elkins, Ruben Freman, John Shuffeld, John Sheffeld, George Williams, Stephen Davis, Jesse Brown JP, William Dunn, Stephen Ritchandson, Ansel Melton Sener., Everit Wallis, Wm. Key, Nathaniel Melton, David Richardson, James Manes, John Gilliam, Christyen Stuts, Bartholomew Dunn, Angus MacIver and Allen Beaton.
||1785 Petition, Randolph County, NC and Moore County, NC|
1785, Dec 6 -- Petition, Nov 1785-Dec 1785 General Assembly Session Records, Box 1 Folder 7
Only the petition was included. No details but speculation is that it was a petition to erect a courthouse in the center of Randolph County, NC. Signers: [selected signers from Randolph County page 1 and 3] William Reader, John Graves, Evachel Hancock, John Lawley, Elisha Lawley, Uriah Wright and Nathanl. Tucker. The names listed on the second page are largely from Moore County and are listed in their entirety: Isaac Dun, William Dunn, William Smith, Bartholomew Dunn, John McAulay, Alexander Morrison, George Grimes, Bartholomew Dunn Junr., Normand McLeod, Nicolas Newton Senr., Allan Morison, Malcom McLeod, John Kees, George Ceagle [Cagle], Thomas Kees, Nathanyel Melton, William Kees, Richard Dunn Junr., Moses Keys, William Keys, Benja. Simmons, Jesse Brown, Vincent Davis, Averit Smith, William Maness, James Maness, John Shuffield Junr., David Davison, Ambrose Maness, Joseph Cockman, Wm. Smith Senr., Wm. Smith Junr., John Smith, Samuel Tidwell, John Cagle, Jacob Stutts Jur., Isom Smith, George Cagil, Thoms. Minyard, David Cagel, Nicolas Wallis, Stephen Richardson, Normand McLean, John Allin, Adam Shuffield, John Caringer, John Shuffield Senr., Isom Shuffield, Shadrack Manes, Meshach Manes, Hezekiah Dunn, James Munyard, Henry Cagle, Jacob Caringer, William Dunn, Nathan Smith, Jacob Stutts Senr., Richard Dunn Sen., John Morison, Murdoch McLeod, Hector McLean, James Bowdon, Travis Bowdon, Windsor Pearce, John Pearce, Gideon Meakins, John Caneday, Willm. Searcy, John Reade, Charles Stewart, Micaj. Hendry, John Garner, Edward Moore, Rolley Spinks, Alexd. Kanedy, David Kanedy, James Garner, Joseph Carr, Robt. Carr, John Spivey, James Mallett [?], Christopher Yow, John Spinks, Wm. Reade, Jessy Pitts, George Carringer Junr., John London [?], George Caringer Sen., Wm. Harris, Charles Grey, David Andres, John Powers, Adam Andres, Wm. Williams, Richd. Bird, James Deaton, Wm. Bird, Isaac Deaton [?], John Cagle and Elias Allred. [Editor's Note: While we can't be certain that these are in fact signers of the Randolph County petition we have been unable to locate a similar one for Moore County during the same time frame. Some of these names appear to be actual signatures while others are clearly written by the same person as other names around them. The Randolph County petition suffered from similar challenges including some signers that would be under 21 years old. Regardless, this is quite a list of northern Moore County residents during the late 1780's.]
- [S1179] Genealogy.com Genforum [http://genforum.genealogy.com], 16 Apr 2005.
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:
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.
- [S1113] James Vann Comer, Old Moore County, NC Vital Statistics 1784-1890, (1999, James Vann Comer, PO Box 2681, Sanford, NC 27331 ).