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Joel Franklin MELTON

Joel Franklin MELTON

Male 1847 - 1908  (60 years)

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  • Name Joel Franklin MELTON  [1
    Birth (Alternate) Aug 1846  [2
    Born 1 Aug 1847  , Flat, Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Occupation U.S. Military Civil War Veteran (Confederate) 
    1850 U.S. Census 1 Jun 1850  , District #24, Crawford County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: 3y 
    • He was recorded as J.F. Melton in the household of L.H. Melton, and 3 years old at the time of this census. Missouri was his reported birthplace.
    1850 U.S. census, Missouri, Crawford County, District #24
    1850 U.S. census, Missouri, Crawford County, District #24
    1860 U.S. Census 1 Jun 1860  , Green Twp., Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Age: 13y 
    • He was recorded as J.F. Melton in the household of L.H. Melton, and was 13 years old at the time of this census. His birthplace is again reported as "Missouri".
    1860 U.S. census, Missouri, Phelps County, Green [MELTON, Lewis Hayden]
    1860 U.S. census, Missouri, Phelps County, Green [MELTON, Lewis Hayden]
    Military Service From 1861 to 1865  , , , Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6

    1870 U.S. Census 1 Jun 1870  , Spring Creek Twp., Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Age: 23y 
    • He was recorded as "J.F. Melton" in the household L.H. Melton. He was 23 years old at the time of this census. Missouri was his reported birthplace.
    1870 U.S. census, Missouri, Phelps County, Spring Creek [MELTON, L.H.] p.1
    1870 U.S. census, Missouri, Phelps County, Spring Creek [MELTON, L.H.] p.1
    Occupation 1880  [8
    farmer 
    1880 U.S. Census 1 Jun 1880  , Spring Creek Twp., Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Age: 32y 
    • He was recorded as head of household and was 32 years old at the time of this census. His occupation was recorded as "farmer", and Missouri was his reported birthplace. Virginia was the reported birthplace of his father, and "Missouri" was the reported birthplace of his mother.
    1880 U.S. census, Missouri, Phelps County, Spring Creek [MELTON, Joel F.]
    1880 U.S. census, Missouri, Phelps County, Spring Creek [MELTON, Joel F.]
    1900 U.S. Census 1 Jun 1900  , Spring Creek Twp., Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Age: 53y 
    • Joel F. Melton was the head of household and was 53 years old at the time of this census. He was married to Martha for 28 years, and was a farmer. Missouri was his reported birthplace. Kentucky was the reported birthplace of his father and Missouri was the reported birthplace of his mother.
    1900 U.S. census, Missouri, Phelps County, Spring Creek [MELTON, Joel F.], p. 1 of 2
    1900 U.S. census, Missouri, Phelps County, Spring Creek [MELTON, Joel F.], p. 1 of 2
    Obituary Jan 1908  [10
    • Deaths.

      In Dulin [sic - should be Qulin], Butler Co., Mo., January 15th, 1908, Mr. Joel Franklin Melton, aged 60 years, 3 months and 14 days.

      Frank Melton, (as he was always called) was born in Phelps County and was a son of Lewis Haydon and and [sic] Margaret R. Melton, and of a family of eleven children, Mr. Ely [sic] Melton, of Edgars, surviving. Oct. 26th, 1873, Mr. Melton was joined in marriage with Miss Martha Ann Mathis, a sister of Mr. I.T. Mathis, of Flat, Mo., and unto them were born 14 children, 11 surviving. Mr. Melton lived in Phelps County until a few years ago he moved to Butler Co. to work in the lumber business and on the first of January, 1908, he was working with a hay bailer when the double tree broke and the lever flew back and broke his leg at the knee joint, which caused him to suffer greatly and on the 15th day of January the doctors met to amputate his leg, and in his weakened condition he sank under the influence of choloroform [sic] and died in the operation.

      Mrs. Melton and family have the sympathy of all who know them.

      -- J.J. Watts

      [transcribed from the Rolla Herald by Kathy Kult]
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    FamilySearch ID
    Died 15 Jan 1908  , Qulin, Butler County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Age: 60y 3m 14d 
    Buried Webb Cemetery, , Butler County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    • unmarked grave
    Association Max CHAMBERS (Relationship: DNA Common Ancestor) 
    Association Danell LEINEGER (Relationship: DNA Common Ancestor) 
    Association E. UPDIKE (Relationship: DNA Relative) 
    Notes 
    • DEATH: Conflicting dates for death of Joel Franklin Melton -- it's either 15 Jan 1908 or 16 Jan 1906.

      Joel moved his family to Butler Co, MO, to work in the timber business. They lived in a tent north of Quilin at the end of the railroad tracks. He had two team of oxen and two horses with which to log. The area was known as Gumstump. He worked for "Brokerage and Cooper". Later he farmed "Sunny Tompkin Farm", then moved to "Linky Farm" north of Quilin. A river separated the farms. A trip down the river to the ferry crossing was a full days trip, so they took the corn from the crib on the Tompkin farm, sacked it, loaded it in a boat and unloaded it on the Linky farm on the other side of the river. They later moved to Nation Bend. While baling hay, grandfather Joel slapped the reins to make the team move, the horses bolted, breaking the double-tree of the wagon. The double-tree snapped up and broke Joel's leg. The leg had to be amputated and Joel died about two days later. Joel was buried in the "Webb Cemetery" in Arkansas but near Quilin Missouri. The river was flooded at the time of Martha's death and she was buried at Qulin Cemetery.
    Person ID I3925  Kult-Lawhorn-Case-Collier Family Tree | Case Branch
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2018 

    Father Lewis Hayden MELTON, Sr.,   b. 10 Sep 1823, , , Hart County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1872, Melton Homestead, Flat, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Mother Margaret Riley WELCH,   b. 19 Aug 1828, , Huzzah Creek, [later Crawford County], Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1899, Melton Homestead, Flat, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 20 Oct 1846  , Beaver Creek, Pulaski County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 14
    Family ID F1492  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha Ann MATHIS,   b. 12 Jun 1854, , Flat, Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1921, , Qulin, Butler County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 26 Oct 1873  , , Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13, 15
    Marriage, MELTON, Joel F. and MATHIS, Martha Ann
    Marriage, MELTON, Joel F. and MATHIS, Martha Ann

    Transcription:

    Melton to Mathes

    State of Missouri }
    County of Phelps }

    This is to certify that the rites of marriage was performed between Joel F. Melton and Martha Mathes on the 26 day of October 1873 by the undersigned of Phelps County State of Mo.

    Simeon B. Lewis
    Minister of the Gospel

    Filed for Record }
    Jan'y 19 1873 }

    Children 
     1. Almon MELTON,   b. 24 Aug 1874, , Flat, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1918, , Gillis Bluff, Butler County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     2. A. Thomas MELTON,   b. 24 Aug 1874, , Flat, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Sep 1874, , Flat, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Twin #1 MELTON,   b. 26 Aug 1875, , Flat, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1875, , Flat, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Twin #2 MELTON,   b. 26 Aug 1875, , Flat, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1875, , Flat, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Loren Leon MELTON,   b. 12 Jan 1877, , Flat, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1877, , Flat, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +6. Lena Linnie Pearl MELTON,   b. 12 Jan 1877, , Flat, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1943, , Summersville, Texas/Shannon County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +7. William MELTON,   b. 21 Feb 1878, , Flat, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1954, , Qulin, Butler County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +8. Margaret "Nancy" MELTON,   b. 13 Apr 1879, , Flat, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1960, , Okmulgee, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +9. Minnie MELTON,   b. 28 Mar 1880, , Flat, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jul 1962, , Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +10. Isaac Lewis MELTON,   b. 24 Jun 1882, , Flat, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1934, , Qulin, Butler County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
     11. John Felix MELTON,   b. 22 Jul 1885, , Flat, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1902, , Trumann, Poinsett County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
    +12. Oliver Franklin MELTON,   b. 12 May 1887, , Flat, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1921, , Ash Hill Twp., Butler County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years)
    +13. Martha Ann MELTON,   b. 13 Oct 1889, , Flat, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1918, , Qulin, Butler County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
    +14. Jesse B. MELTON,   b. 17 Jul 1892, , Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1946, Veterans Administration Hospital, Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    +15. Charles MELTON,   b. 17 Jun 1894,   d. 31 Dec 1965, , Qulin, Butler County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +16. Robert Earl MELTON,   b. 2 May 1898, , , , Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1945, , Qulin, Butler County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
    Photos
    Family of MELTON, Joel Franklin
    Family of MELTON, Joel Franklin
    SOURCE: Tresa Tatyrek, online photo, "Melton Photo Gallery", http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~tresa/Melton/photo.htm
    Last Modified 8 Oct 2016 
    Family ID F109  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Aug 1847 - , Flat, Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1850 U.S. Census - Age: 3y - 1 Jun 1850 - , District #24, Crawford County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1860 U.S. Census - Age: 13y - 1 Jun 1860 - , Green Twp., Phelps County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - From 1861 to 1865 - , , , Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1870 U.S. Census - Age: 23y - 1 Jun 1870 - , Spring Creek Twp., Phelps County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Oct 1873 - , , Phelps County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1880 U.S. Census - Age: 32y - 1 Jun 1880 - , Spring Creek Twp., Phelps County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1900 U.S. Census - Age: 53y - 1 Jun 1900 - , Spring Creek Twp., Phelps County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Age: 60y 3m 14d - 15 Jan 1908 - , Qulin, Butler County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    MELTON, Joel Franklin and Martha Ann
    MELTON, Joel Franklin and Martha Ann
    SOURCE: Tresa Tatyrek, online photo, "Melton Photo Gallery", http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~tresa/Melton/photo.htm
    Family of MELTON, Joel Franklin
    Family of MELTON, Joel Franklin
    SOURCE: Tresa Tatyrek, online photo, "Melton Photo Gallery", http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~tresa/Melton/photo.htm
    DNA-Matched Direct Ancestor
    DNA-Matched Direct Ancestor
    MELTON, Joel Franklin
    MELTON, Joel Franklin

  • Sources 
    1. [S34] Mary Ruth Case, "The Case/Collier Family Genealogy," compiled 10 Dec 1990, supplied 2004 by Case, Rolla, Missouri.

    2. [S876] 1900 U.S. census, Phelps County, Missouri, population schedule, Spring Creek Township (north part), enumeration district (ED) 110, sheet 5-B, dwelling 93, family 93, Joel F. Melton household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 3 January 2009); citing National Archives microfilm publication T623, roll 873 (Reliability: 1).

    3. [S787] Primary Source unavailable.
      Unfortunately, the Pulaski County Courthouse burned down in 1903. No records survived therefore no birth record is available from Pulaski County records.

    4. [S311] 1850 U.S. census, Crawford County, Missouri, population schedule, District #24, p. 211 (stamped), dwelling 314, family 314, L. H. Melton household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 August 2006); citing National Archives microfilm publication M432, roll 397 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S314] 1860 U.S. census, Phelps County, Missouri, population schedule, Green Township, p. 67 (penned), dwelling 439, family 439, L.H. Melton; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 July 2005); citing National Archives microfilm publication M653, roll 639 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S23] Ancestry.com website, , (Provo, UT : The Generations Network, Inc., 2007).

    7. [S269] 1870 U.S. census, Phelps County, Missouri, population schedule, Spring Creek Township, p. 21 (penned), p. 748 (stamped), dwelling 138, family 147, L.H. Melton household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 19 December 2005); citing National Archives microfilm publication M593, roll 797 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S708] 1880 U.S. census, Phelps County, Missouri, population schedule, Spring Creek Township, enumeration district (ED) 128, p. 24 (penned), dwelling 209, family 213, Joel F. Melton household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 October 2005); citing National Archives microfilm publication T9, roll 709 (Reliability: 3).

    9. [S876] 1900 U.S. census, Phelps County, Missouri, population schedule, Spring Creek Township (north part), enumeration district (ED) 110, sheet 5-B, dwelling 93, family 93, Joel F. Melton household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 3 January 2009); citing National Archives microfilm publication T623, roll 873 (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S643] "Joel Franklin Melton," obituary, The Rolla Herald-Democrat (Missouri), Jan 1908; MST Periodical Microfilm roll 071.78594 R647h 1906/09, Missouri S&T Library, Western Historical Manuscript Collection, Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla, Missouri (Reliability: 3).

    11. [S643] "Joel Franklin Melton," obituary, The Rolla Herald-Democrat (Missouri), Jan 1908; MST Periodical Microfilm roll 071.78594 R647h 1906/09, Missouri S&T Library, Western Historical Manuscript Collection, Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla, Missouri (Reliability: 2).

    12. [S605] Webb Cemetery (Qulin, Butler County, Missouri; LAT/LON unknown).

    13. [S34] Mary Ruth Case, "The Case/Collier Family Genealogy," compiled 10 Dec 1990, supplied 2004 by Case, Rolla, Missouri (Reliability: 2).

    14. [S787] Primary Source unavailable.
      Unfortunately, the Pulaski County Courthouse burned down in 1903. No records survived, therefore no marriage record is available from Pulaski County records.

    15. [S912] Phelps County, Missouri, "Marriages", (1867-1881), 1:210, entry for Joel F. MELTON and Martha Ann MATHIS, 26 October 1873; MSA microfilm C20224, Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City (Reliability: 3).