1740 - 1810 (~ 59 years)
||Ancel Melton |
||Between 1800 and 1810
|Patriarch & Matriarch
- 1759, Apr 24 -- Will, Orange County, NC
Will of Robert Melton, Dec'd. Heirs: eldest son James Melton, son Nathaniel Melton, sons Nathan, Iseum and Ancel Melton, younger son Archelius Melton. Executor: son Nathan Melton. Witnesses: Richard Parker, Mary Stratten and James Sellars. Proven Jun 1759.
1759/1760 -- 1756-1785 Inventories, Sales and Accounts of Estates, Orange County, NC Page 25-27
Estate of Robert Melton, dec'd by Administrator Nathan Melton. Items purchased by the following: Christian Kirksey, William Goffey, Henry Brown, William Borden, Ancel Melton, Robert Patterson, Robert Sellars, Hercules Melton, Henry Bauson, William Griffen, Nathan Melton, Alfred Davis, Oneal Melton, and James Patterson
1765, Aug 13 -- 1762 - 1766 Court of Pleas an Quarter Sessions, Orange County, NC Page 409
Ordered that Nathaniel Milton, Luke Bynum, Robert Cellars, James Cellars, Christopher Kirksey, Anson Milton, Robert Patterson, William Griffin, Vachel Clarke, James Rigsby, Thomas Durham, John Price, James Hogwood, Isaac Kirksey & John Gunter lay out a road from the Redfields Ford on Haw River to New Hope Chapel.
1778, May 2 -- Land Grant #82, Chatham County, NC
James Sellars received 150 acres located on the head of Meadow Field Creek of Pine Tree Creek. Ansell Melton and James Bullard were chain carriers.
1778, May 26 -- Land Grant #98, Chatham County, NC
James Sellars received 300 acres located on Cool Spring Mountain adjoining Edward Edwards. Ansell Melton and James Bullard were chain carriers.
1778, May 26 -- Land Grant #99, Chatham County, NC
John Sellars Jr. received 150 acres located on north of Haw River adjoining James Sellars. Ansell Melton and James Bullard were chain carriers.
1778, Aug 10 -- 1777-1778 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Chatham County, NC Page 149
Ansell Melton appointed guardian to Jesse Brown and Ambrose Brown, having given bond with Robert Patterson and John Thomas in $100 each guardianship.
1778, Nov 12 -- 1774-1779 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Chatham County, NC Page 167
Ansell Melton for Brown's Orphans v. Bendall Strawn
1779, Jul 29 -- 1778-1795 Land Entries, Cumberland County, NC
#373 Robert Paterson entered 50 acres located on Wet Creek adjoining Anson Milton and including William Dunn's improvement.
1780 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
Ansell Melton listed $988 of taxable property (horses, cattle and money) including 200 acres valued at $720 in Captain Cox's District
1780, Mar 31 -- Land Grant #460, Chatham County, NC
Ansell Melton received 150 acres [for Orphans of John Brown] adjoining Jesse Brown. James Sellars and James Ballard were chain carriers. Surveyed 16 Feb 1779.
1780, Mar 31 -- Land Grant #450, Chatham County, NC
Ansell Melton received 100 acres [for Orphans of John Brown] adjoining Robert Patterson, James Sellars, and John Brown. James Ballard and James Sellars were chain carriers. Surveyed 17 Feb 1779.
1783 -- Tax List, Cumberland County, NC
Ansell Milton listed $70 in tax in Captain John Cox's District
1783, Nov 17 -- 1778-1795 Land Entries, Cumberland County, NC
#18 Malcolm Morrison entered 200 acres located on Dry Creek adjoining Ancel Milton and the Hill Place now in possession of Danl. McSween.
1783, Nov 20 -- Land Grant #2059, Cumberland County, NC
Robert Paterson received 100 acres located on Wet Creek adjoining Bartholomew Dunn, Anson Malton, Chinia [James Chaney], and included William Dunn's improvement. Hezekiah Dunn and Bartholomew Dunn were chain carriers.
1785, Mar 3 -- Land Grant #81, Moore County, NC
William Dunn received 50 acres located on Wet Creek adjoining Bartholomew Dunn, Ansel Melton, and Chaney. Thos. Dunn and Samuel Barrett were chain carriers.
1785, Nov 30 -- Land Grant #98, Moore County, NC
Malcolm Morrison received 200 acres located on Wet Creek adjoining Ansel Melton and Daniel McSwain(formerly the Sandhill Place). Isaac Dunn and Richd. Dunn were chain carriers.
1785, Dec 1 -- Land Grant #25, Moore County, NC
Robert Paterson received 100 acres located on Horse Creek including where James Stevens formerly lived. Ansel Melton and John McQueen were chain carriers.
1785, Dec 3 -- Land Grant #138, Moore County, NC
John McKay received 100 acres adjoining Melton. Bartholemy Dunn and Ansel Melton were chain carriers
1786, Aug 22 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 113
Deed from Nathan Smith to Anson Melton was proven by Jesse Brown
1788, Nov 30 -- Land Grant #347, Moore County, NC
Jesse Brown received 50 acres located on Richardson's Branch adjoining Ezekiah Dunn. Mathais Williams and Ancil Melton were chain carriers.
1790 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 161
1790, May 17 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 267
The following hands were ordered to work on the road from the Montgomery County Line by the Ford at Cabbin Creek to the Forks below the White Ponds: Isaac Dunn, Richd. Dunn Jr., Rd. Dunn Sr., Ezekiah Dunn, Jesse Brown, Murk McAulay, Robert Pattison, Robert Cox, Nichl. Newton, Ansel Melton, Anguish McAulay, Donald McLeod, Norman McLeod, Joseph Allen, Wm. Morgan and Jacob Harvick.
1793 -- Tax List, Moore County, NC
Ancil Melton listed 1 poll and 50 acres on supernumerary taxes collected by Sheriff Malcom McNeill
1793, Dec-Jan 1794 -- General Assembly Session Records, Box 3
Ansel Melton signed a petition to form Alfordstown as County Seat for Moore County, NC. [Editor's Note: the petition failed. In 1796 the NC General Assembly established Carthage as the county seat. In 1806, it was changed to Faginsville to honor Richardson Fagin. The name was changed back to Carthage in 1814]
1794, Feb 19 -- 1784-1795 Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Moore County, NC Page 443
Ancel Milton records his ear mark to be a crop and 2 slits in the right ear and a crop and 1 slit in the left ear.
1795, Oct 20 -- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
#1511 John McAulay Jr. entered 50 acres located East of Wet Creek adjoining Waddle, Donald McLeod, Anson Melton, and William Dunn.
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.
1796, Jul 6 -- 1784-1797 Land Entries, Moore County, NC
#1602 John McAulay entered 100 acres located East of Wet Creek adjoining William Dunn and Ansel Melton.
1797, Apr 19 -- Land Grant #1258, Moore County, NC
Ancel Melton [assignee of Jesse Brown] received 100 acres located on the drains of Flag Creek adjoining his own line and including Ambrose Brown's improvement. Jesse Brown and Ansel Melton were chain carriers.
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.
1797, Nov 30 -- Land Grant #1056, Moore County, NC
John McAulay received 50 acres located East of Wet Creek adjoining Waddle, William Dunn and Ancil Melton. Murdock McAulay and Donald McLeod were chain carriers.
1800 -- Census, Moore County, NC Page 69
(45+) 1M 1F
1800, Nov 27 -- Land Grant #0102, Moore County, NC
John Paterson Jr. received 62 acres located west of Dry Creek adjoining his own line, Thomas Graham, Ansel Melton and the Speculators. Ansel Melton Senr. and James McArthur were chain carriers. [Editor's Note: Never granted]
1803, Mar 10 -- Land Grant #1807, Moore County, NC
John Patterson, Junr. received 100 acres located west of Dry Creek adjoining his own line, Ansel Melton and Thomas Graham.
||Moore County Wallaces
||12 Jan 2023 |
|| 21 DNA tests are associated with Ancel Melton |
||Map of Everet Wallace's Neighborhood in Moore County, NC|
||1759 Inventories, Sales and Accounts of Estates Page 26, Orange County, NC - Estate of Robert Melton|
||1759 Inventories, Sales and Accounts of Estates Page 27, Orange County, NC - Estate of Robert Melton|
||1779 Land Grant #450, Chatham County, NC - Ancel Melton on behalf of Orphans of John Brown|
||1779 Land Grant #460, Chatham County, NC - Ancel Melton on behalf of Orphans of John Brown|
||1788 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #347 - Jesse Brown|
||1797 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #882 - Ancel Melton|
||1785 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #98 - Malcolm Morrison|
||1803 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #1807- John Patterson Jr.|
||1800 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #0102 - John Patterson Jr.|
||1779 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]|
Captain Cox and Captain Duckworth's Military District encompass present day upper Moore County [see attached map]. Courtesy of the NC Archives. Map courtesy of the Cumberland County Genealogical Society.
||1780 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain Jacob Duckworth's Military Districts only]|
Captain Cox and Captain Duckworth's Military District encompass present day upper Moore County [see attached map]. Courtesy of the NC Archives. Map courtesy of the Cumberland County Genealogical Society.
||1783 Tax List, Cumberland County, NC [Captain John Cox and Captain John Hunnicutt's Military Districts only]|
Captain Cox and Captain Hunnicutt's[formerly Duckworth] Military District encompass present day upper Moore County [see attached map]. Courtesy of the NC Archives. Map courtesy of the Cumberland County Genealogical Society.
||1793 Petition, Moore County, NC - New Moore County Courthouse in Alfordstown|
1793, Nov 25 -- Dec 1793-Jan 1794 General Assembly Session Records, Box 3
Contains hundreds of signatures of early Moore County residents. Petition to the NC General Assembly to establish "Alfordstown" and move the courthouse there. Petition ultimately failed. Very large document, similar to a Tax List, and it may take additional time to load. Typed abstract at conclusion of the document courtesy of Central North Carolina Journal, September 1993 [Edited and published by James V. Comer]. Original documents courtesy of NC Archives.
||1793 Tax List, Moore County, NC|
Partial Tax List collected By Sheriff Malcolm Gilchrist. Courtesy of the NC Archives. [Located in Treasurer and Comptroller Papers, County Settlements, Box 64, Moore County]
||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.
||Moore County, NC DNA Project|
DNA Results and Analysis for Moore County families including Allen, Barrett, Bean, Brewer, Britt, Brown, Burns, Caddell, Cagle, Carpenter, Caviness, Chriscoe, Cockman, Cole, Comer, Davis, Deaton, Dunn, Furr, Garner, Hancock, Hardin, Hare, Horner, Hunsucker, Hussey, Jackson, Kennedy, Key, Kidd, Lawrence, Maness, McIntosh, McLendon, McNeill, Melton, Monroe, Moore, Morgan, Muse, Nall, Phillips, Richardson, Riddle, Ritter, Sanders, Seawell, Sheffield, Smith, Stewart, Stutts, Sullivan, Wallace, Welch, Williams, Williamson and Wright
||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.