Ansel Melton

Male 1810 - Bef 1838  (28 years)


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  • Name Ansel Melton 
    Born 1804-1810 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef Feb 1838 
    Notes 
    • I am fairly certain that Ansel was his given name based on the estate record in 1838. It is interesting that he was listed on two of his daughters' death certificates as "Henry Melton" and "Tinsley Melton". It is quite possible that those who provided the information for the death certificates were unaware of his names given that he died over 70 years prior.

      I also believe that Ansel Melton was Lydia Horner's 1st husband and the son of James Melton.

      [1] Lydia Melton petitioned his estate after his death. It was very common for the widow to petition the estate of her deceased husband for dower or a year's allowance.
      [2] Lydia Melton purchased most of the items from his estate sale likely indicating that she was his widow.
      [3] James Melton and George W. Horner were Ansel's administrators. James was believed to be Ansel's brother as well as Lydia's sister's husband and George was also Lydia's brother.

      1825, Aug 16 -- 1823-1831 County Court Minutes, 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.

      1827, Aug 22 -- 1823-1831 County Court Minutes, 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 County Court Minutes, 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.

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

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

      1838, Feb-Aug 1838 -- 1785-1868 Index to Trial Docket, Moore County, NC Page 75
      Lydia Melton Petition

      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 -- Records of Estates Book D Page 25 & 90, Moore County, NC
      Estate of Ancel/Anson Melton, dec'd.
      James Melton and George W. Horner were Administrators
      Liddia Melton, Robert Melton, George Hunsucker, George Williams, Thomas Williams, Samuel McIntosh, Edwin Cox, Miles Muse, William Stuart, Michael Cockman, David Jones and Abraham Hunsucker purchased items from the Estate

      1843, Aug 23 -- Superior Court Minute Docket D Page 224, Moore County, NC
      Alfred Brower, Samuel C. Bruce, James D. Callicut, John McNeill, John R. Ritter, Murdo. McLeod v. Henry Melton and others.
      On motion ordered by the court that the lands of Ancel Melton, decd. descended to the defendants, his heirs at law be sold to satisfy the plaintiffs judgment and costs and that the clerk of this court issue a venditione exponas to the Sheriff to sell the same.
    Person ID I32009  Moore County Wallaces
    Last Modified 30 Oct 2012 

    DNA Tests  1 DNA test is associated with Ansel 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 Ansel Melton,   b. 1804-1810,   d. Bef Feb 1838  (Age 28 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Louisa Melton,   b. 25 Dec 1831,   d. 10 Jan 1853  (Age 21 years)
     2. Henry Melton,   b. 1833
    +3. Temperance O. Melton,   b. 10 Oct 1834, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1916, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +4. Missouri Emeline Melton,   b. 20 Apr 1837, Moore County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Feb 1919, Alamance County, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 24 Oct 2012 
    Family ID F10043  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    1916 Death Certificate Moore County, NC - Temperance Melton
    1916 Death Certificate Moore County, NC - Temperance Melton
    1919 Death Certificate, Alamance County, NC - Missouri Melton
    1919 Death Certificate, Alamance County, NC - Missouri Melton
    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
    1835 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2948 - Hiram Melton
    1835 Land Grant, Moore County, NC #2948 - Hiram Melton