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147. REUBEN** "BUCK"18 MELTON (WILLIAM** SAMUEL17, WILLIAM** JAMES16, RICHARD**15, WILLIAM** MICHAEL14, WILLIAM**13 MILTON/MELTON, (I), RICHARD**12 MILTON, (I), THOMAS11, RICHARD10, HENRY9, RICHARD8, THOMAS/RICHARD7, JOHN6 MELTON, JOHN5, SIR THOMAS4, RICARDUS3 DE MELTON, JOHN2, NICHOLAAS OF1 MELTON) was born 1751 in Charlotteville, Albemarle Co., Virginia, and died September 1825 in Harrison County, Indiana. He married SARAH JONES 1772 in Albemarle County, Va. She was born 1749 in Albemarle County, Va, and died 1823 in Harrison County, Indiana.

Notes for R
EUBEN** "BUCK" MELTON:
(from Ruth Dodd Martin, March 1986)
Reuben Melton born 1750's (some say circa 1751 others a few years later) in Albemarle County, Virginia and died in Harrison County, Indiana 1824 or 1825. Reuben Melton was called Buck Melton.

      When his father died Reuben was named executor of his will. Reuben Melton was a son of William and Lettice (White) Melton. William died in 1772 and named his wife as Lettice (Lettie). Old assignment, Reuben, John Jr., Sarah, Jesse, Mildred, Eli, Daniel and Mary.

      Reuben and two of his brothers Jesse and John, signed a Dissenter's Petition on November 9th 1776 in Albermarle County, Virginia. The petition released them from the Church of England to be free to worship as they wished.

      In 1778 Reuben Melton and wife Sarha sold Land to John Burke, Albemarle County (Deed Book 7 - page 98, dated May 14th. 1778). They had bought the same Land from William Henderson, 142 acres for 5 lbs. South side of Green Creek on May 6. 1777. John Melton Sr., John Melton and Silas Melton were Witnesses. (Deed Book 7 - page 78). They must have left Virginia shortly after and went to North Carolina. On Aug. 9, 1782 he is granted 150 acres of Land in Rutherford County, North Carolina next to Jesse Melton's line, his brother (Deed Book 23, p. 571 but not entered until Oct. 6,1806). On males date Reuben and Samuel Norvell sold the same Land to William De Priest and is referred to as "Land on Mike's branch of Robinson Creek".

      In May 1820 Reuben Melton sells three tracks of Land and in each Deed its states "Reuben Melton of the state of Indiana and County of Harrison". (Book 32, pages 215-216 - 2--)Entry No. 175 May 12, 1820- to John Cancellor two hundred acres which was Land granted to R. Melton by deed from Samuel Carter and 1808, Land on Biggerstaff Mountain.
Entry No. 17-May 15, 1820 Fifty acres of Land on Robertson Creek above Jesse Melton, which Land was granted to R. Melton from Jesse Melton in 1806. Sold on March 9th, 1820.
Entry No. 183 - May 16, 1820. Two tracts of Land on Mike's Branch of Robertson's Creek containing two hundred acres, and which Land was granted to Samuel Norvell in 1789 and sold to R. Melton in 1802.

      All of Reuben's children did not go with him when he went Indiana. In 1820 U.S. Census of Harrison County we find Reuben Melton with one male 10 to 16; two males 16 to 26; one male over 45; one female under 10 and one female over 45. Next to him we find Reuben Melton Jr. with one male 10 to 16; two males 16 to 26 and one male over 45; and one female over 45 and three young males, one 10 to 16; one male 16 to 18; one male 16 to 26.

      Reuben Melton dies circa 1824 for in February 1825 a James Fell is appointed administrator for his estate (Probate Box 52) in his children are listed as "the only heirs and legal (?) Of Reuben Melton deceased". The state is settled in June 1829 with Jesse G.. Melton attorney for the last heirs to collect their shares of the estate. Namely for Daniel, Samuel, and Joshua Melton, Henry Norvell who married Mary, and William Davis whom married Celia Melton. John B. Melton had succeeded James Fell as administrator of Reuben Melton's estate in 1829(Probate Box 53).

      Reuben Melton was an elder at the United Centenary Church ca. 1807-1808
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Chronological listings for Reuben "Buck" Melton:
1772, 11 Feb. Reuben Melton named as eldest son of William Melton.
1772, 7 July Inventory of estate of William Melton, Albemarle Co., VA. Silas Melton, Executor, with Reuben, and William's wife.
1778, 14 May Albemarle Co., Va. Bk. p.198. Reuben Melton and wife Sarah sell land known as "Lying on head of Green Creek, on top pf the mountain, land formerly belonging to old William Henderson".
1780 Migrated to North Carolina.
1785 First Census of the United States Heads of Families-Virginia, 1785, Albemarle County: Reuben Melton is not listed, however Uncle Silas Melton and Uncle John and cousin John listed.
1787 Tax List
1790 Rueben Melton,(Reuben Milton) Census, Morgan Dist., Burke/Rutherford Co.,NC (First       Census of the United States)also listed where brothers John, Jesse, and cousin Ben.
1 FWM over 16
5 FWM under 16
7 FWF; 2 Slaves
1800 Census for Rutherford County lists the following Melton's;
Benjamin, Roll.:42, Page No.: 123(son of Silas Melton)
Corneliues, Roll No.: 42, Page No.: 119(son of Silas Melton)
Joshua, Roll No.: 42, Page No.: 122(son of Silas Melton)
Reuben, Roll No.: 42, Page No.: 123(son of William Samuel Melton)
Reuben, Roll No.: 42, Page No.: 119(son of Reuben Melton)
Siles, Roll No.: 42, Page No.: 11(son of Silas Melton, Sr.)
1810 Census, Rutherford Co., North Carolina:
      John, /males 2(10-15), 1(16-25), 1(45+) / / females 1(10-15), 1(16-25),1(45+)
      Cornelius, /males 3(-10), 2(10-15), 1(26-44) / / females 1(-10), 1(10-15), 1(26-44)
      Silas, /males 1(-10), 1(26-44) / / females 4(-10), 1(26-44)
      Reuben, /males 1(-10), 2(10-15), 2(16-25), 1(26-44) / / females 1(10-15), 1(26-44)
      John, /males 3(-10), 1(26-44) / / females 1(-10), 116-25)
      Joshua, males 2(-10), 1(26-44) / / females 1(-10), 1(26-44)
      Reuben, males 1(16-25) / / females 1(16-25)
      Jesse, males 2(10-15), 1(45+) / / 1(-10), 1(26-44)
      Daniel, males 1(-10), 1(26-44) / / females 2(-10), 1(26-44)
      Reuben, males 1(-10), 1(16-25) / / females 2(-10), 1(26-44)
      Benjamin, males 1(10-15), 2(16-25), 1(45+) / / females 2(-10), 1(10-15), 2(16-25), 1(45+)
      Daniel, males 3(-10), 1(10-15), 2(16-25), 1(26-44) / / females 2(-10), 1(26-44)
1811      migrated to Henderson Co, KY ???
1812      Reuben Melton serves in War of 1812
1816      migrated to Harrison County, Indiana
1820      Census of Harrison County, Indiana:
      Reuben Melton Sr., Roll No. 14, pg. 62, (2)
      Elijah Melton, Roll No. 14, pg. 60
      Eli Melton, Roll No. 14, pg. 62
      David Melton, Roll No. 14, pg. 71
      John Melton, Roll No. 14, pg. 60
      Census of Wayne County, Illinois p.171 Ln.6 Reuben Melton
1825, Sep. Probate of Reuben Melton's Estate, Harrison Co., IN
1828,24 Apr Citation issued to James Fell, Administrator of Estate of Reuben Melton, Sr. to show why       he has not filed an inventory, Harrison Co., IN.
1828,12 May Estate of Reuben Melton Sr., harrison Co., In. named John B. Melton and Jesse G.             Melton.     
1829,May Term Amount of Inventory filed, Reuben Melton, Sr., Estate, harrison County, Indiana
1830,July Court Harrison County, Indiana, Estate Vouchers, Reuben Melton, Sr.
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BUREAU OF THE CENSUS HEADS OF FAMILIES AT THE FIRST CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES TAKEN IN THE YEAR 1790 NORTH CAROLINA
MORGAN DISTRICT
BURKE COUNTY. FIRST COMPANY.

Name of head of family: Milton, Eli
Free white males of 16 years and upward, including heads of families: 1
Free white males under 16 years: 2
Free white females, including heads of families: 1
All other free persons: 1
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BUREAU OF THE CENSUS HEADS OF FAMILIES AT THE FIRST CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES TAKEN IN THE YEAR 1790 NORTH CAROLINA
MORGAN DISTRICT
RUTHERFORD COUNTY.SEVENTH COMPANY.

Name of head of family: Milton, Reuben
Free white males of 16 years and upward, including heads of families: 1
Free white males under 16 years: 5
Free white females, including heads of families: 7
All other free persons: 0
Slaves: 2
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BUREAU OF THE CENSUS HEADS OF FAMILIES AT THE FIRST CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES TAKEN IN THE YEAR 1790 NORTH CAROLINA
MORGAN DISTRICT
RUTHERFORD COUNTY.SEVENTH COMPANY.

Name of head of family: Milton, Jesse
Free white males of 16 years and upward, including heads of families: 1
Free white males under 16 years: 3
Free white females, including heads of families: 3
All other free persons: 0
Slaves: 1
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BUREAU OF THE CENSUS HEADS OF FAMILIES AT THE FIRST CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES TAKEN IN THE YEAR 1790 NORTH CAROLINA
MORGAN DISTRICT
RUTHERFORD COUNTY.SEVENTH COMPANY.

Name of head of family: Milton, John
Free white males of 16 years and upward, including heads of families: 1
Free white males under 16 years: 3
Free white females, including heads of families: 5
All other free persons: 0
Slaves: 0
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BUREAU OF THE CENSUS HEADS OF FAMILIES AT THE FIRST CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES TAKEN IN THE YEAR 1790 NORTH CAROLINA
MORGAN DISTRICT
RUTHERFORD COUNTY.SEVENTH COMPANY.

Name of head of family: Milton, Ben
Free white males of 16 years and upward, including heads of families: 1
Free white males under 16 years: 1
Free white females, including heads of families: 2
All other free persons: 0
Slaves: 0
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This is information from the Will of Reuben Melton who died in Harrison Co., IN 1824/5

Probate Box 52 REUBEN MELTON dec'd. Feb. 1825
12 May 1828, Estate of Rueben Melton, I, Harrison Co., IN also named John B. Melton, Jesse G. Melton.

James Fell administrator of Reuben Melton, dec'd.

24 April 1828 Citation issued to James Fell, Administrator of Estate of Rueben Melton to show why he has not filed an inventory. Harrison Co., IN.

May Term 1829; Amt. of inventory filed, Rueben Melton estate, Harrison Co., IN

1830 July Court Harrison Co., IN. Estate vouchers, Reuben Melton
Petition of - WILLIAM MELTON
ELIZABETH MELTON, now ELIZABETH CARTER
JOHN MELTON
DANIEL MELTON
MILLY MELTON now MILLY WELCH
SALLY MELTON, now wife of JOSHUA MELTON
CELY MELTON, now CELY DAVIS
REUBEN MELTON
*ELISHA MELTON
JESSE MELTON
SAMUEL MELTON
*JOSEPH MELTON
*MARY MELTON, now MARY NORVEL
*NATHAN MELTON

*went to McMinn Co., TN
that they are the only heirs and legal (?) of NATHAN MELTON dec'd.

SARAH MELTON, widow
Probate Box 53 Harrison County, Indiana
May 12, 1829
Inventory of REUBEN MELTON dec'd Cash from James Fell, former administrator
JOHN B. MELTON now administrator.

Box 53 Received of JOHN B. MELTON, administrator of the estate of Reuben Melton, dec'd. --
balance due MARY MELTON, JOHN MELTON and myself as heirs at large of said estate.

REUBEN X MELTON
MARY MELTON
JOHN MELTON

Received of JOHN B. MELTON, administrator of the estate of REUBEN MELTON dec'd,
for Daniel, Samuel (H?) and JOSHUA MELTON, HENRY NORVELL who married MARY MELTON and
WILLIAM DAVIS who married CELIA MELTON being the balance due them from the estate
of REUBEN MELTON dec'd

June 1829       JESSE G. MELTON
Attorney for the above names.

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Jesse G. Melton above was Jesse Green Melton, probably Jesse Greenberry Melton
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HERE IS THE LAST PART OF THE REUBEN "BUCK" MELTON INFO WRITTEN BY MRS. RUTH MARTIN
In the settlement of Reuben Melton's estate the children were listed as the following:

William Melton - b. 1792 died March 28, 1858 md. ????Zilpha Hogue, Oct. 5th. 1815????
Elizabeth Melton m. John Carter
John Melton b. 1778 or 79 md. Elizabeth Melton (daughter of Jesse, uncle of John) May 14, 1802.
Daniel Melton b. 1781 or 1782 m. Elizabeth
Milly (Mildred) Melton m. David Alex. Welch, Sept 9, 1799
Sally (Sarah) Melton m. Joshua Melton, Jan 11, 1804
Cely (Celia) Melton md. William Davis
Reuben Melton, Jr. md Mary
Elisha Melton b. Feb. 17, 1791, d. Feb. 3, 1858, m. Ester
Jesse Melton b. c. 1793, d. c. 1825, m. Mary Melton, Dec. 14, 1814
Samuel Melton b. c. 1795/96 d. after 1850 m. Margaret Davis, Jan 17, 1816
Joseph Melton b. 1800 alive in 1860 m. Margartet Lacefield, dau of Wm.
Mary Melton m. Henry Norvell, Jan 27, 1816
Nathan Melton
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Rutherford County, North Carolina Land Records
Melton, Reubin / DePriest, William / Deed/22-23/571/1806
Melton, Jesse / Melton, Reubin / Deed/29-31/265/1817 (brother)
Carter, Samuel / Melton, Reubin / Deed/29-31/266/1817
Melton, Reuben / Cansellor, John / Deed/32-33/215/1820
Melton, Reubin / Cansler, John / Deed/32-33/216/1820
Melton, Reuben / Cancellor, John / Deed/32-33/223/1820




Notes for S
ARAH JONES:
First Census of the United States Heads of Families-Virginia, 1785., Albemarle County
The following list is of Jones in Albemarle,
John Jones 10 white souls
James Jones Sr. 4 white souls
Thomas Jones 8 white souls
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More About S
ARAH JONES:
Fact 1: have seen death location as McMinn CO., TN.
     
Children of R
EUBEN** MELTON and SARAH JONES are:
281. i.   ELIZABETH19 MELTON, b. Abt. 1772, Albemarle County, Va; d. 1822, North Carolina.
282. ii.   JOHN MARTIN MELTON, b. 1779, Rutherford County, North Carolina; d. Bef. December 1846, Henderson Co, Kentucky.
283. iii.   MILDRED "MILLY" MELTON, b. 1781, Rutherford County, North Carolina; d. May 28, 1865, Macon CO., North Carolina // buried Welch Cemetery, Swain Co,m NC.
284. iv.   DANIEL MELTON, b. October 27, 1782, Rutherford Co, NC; d. 1853, Rutherford Co, NC.
285. v.   REUBEN** MARION MELTON, b. October 27, 1782, Rutherford Co, NC; d. 1862, Christian County, Missouri.
286. vi.   WILLIAM MELTON, b. 1783, Albemarle County, Va; d. March 28, 1858, Piney Mt. Twp. Rutherford County, North Carolina.
287. vii.   JESSE GREEN MELTON, b. 1784, Rutherford Co, North Carolina; d. August 1831, Near Pool, Webster County, Kentucky.
288. viii.   SARAH "SALLY" MELTON, b. March 01, 1785, Rutherford County, North Carolina; d. November 26, 1874, Rutherford County, North Carolina.
289. ix.   ELISHA (ELIJAH) MELTON, b. February 17, 1791, Rutherford County, North Carolina; d. February 03, 1858, McMinn Co., Tennessee.
290. x.   SAMUEL H. MELTON, b. July 19, 1794, Rutherford County, North Carolina; d. August 26, 1883, N of Ellenboro,, Rutherford County, North Carolina buried in Old Davis Cem..
291. xi.   MARY MELTON, b. Abt. 1796, Rutherford County, North Carolina; d. Abt. 1867, McMinn County, Tennessee.
292. xii.   CELIA "CELY" MELTON, b. June 14, 1797, Rutherford County, North Carolina; d. Abt. 1850, Rutherford Co, N.C. // buried Simon Davis Cem,. Ruth Co, NC.
293. xiii.   JOSEPH MELTON, b. February 09, 1799, Rutherford County, North Carolina; d. April 20, 1868, McMinn County, Tennessee.
  xiv.   JOSHUA MELTON, b. Abt. 1802, Rutherford Co., NC; m. MARY WELLS.
  Notes for JOSHUA MELTON:
Rutherford County, North Carolina Land Records
Carter, Samuel / Melton, Joshua / Deed/24-26/289/1808
Melton, Joshua / Womack, Andrew / Deed/25/21/1809
Melton, Joshua / Thompson, William / Shf D/43/484/1838
Melton, Daniel / Melton, Joshua / Deed/44/104/1840 (brother)
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1830 Rutherford Co., NC Census
MELTON Daniel M-19 124 460 1st Regiment
MELTON Drury M-19 124 459 1st Regiment
MELTON Eli M-19 124 459 1st Regiment
MELTON Elisha M-19 124 459 1st Regiment
MELTON John M-19 124 460 1st Regiment
MELTON John M. M-19 124 460 1st Regiment
MELTON John M. M-19 124 460 1st Regiment
MELTON Joseph M-19 124 460 1st Regiment
MELTON Joseph M-19 124 460 1st Regiment
MELTON Joshua M-19 124 459 1st Regiment
MELTON Lindsey M-19 124 459 1st Regiment
MELTON Samuel M-19 124 460 1st Regiment
MELTON Sarah M-19 124 460 1st Regiment
MELTON Silas M-19 124 460 1st Regiment
MELTON Susannah M-19 124 460 1st Regiment
MELTON William M-19 124 460 1st Regiment
MELTON William JR. M-19 124 459 1st Regiment

294. xv.   NATHAN M. MELTON, SR., b. October 04, 1804, Rutherford County, North Carolina; d. May 18, 1882, McMinn Co, Tennessee buried in Wesleyanna M.E. Church Cemetery.


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