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William Dority MELTON

Male 1825 - 1903  (77 years)



  • Name William Dority MELTON  [1, 2
    Born 10 Sep 1825  , , Hart County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    1830 US Census 1 Jun 1830  , , Hart County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: < 5y 
    • He was represented by a mark on the census for a male under the age of 5 in the household of Joel Melton
    1830 U.S. census, Kentucky, Hart County
    1830 U.S. census, Kentucky, Hart County
    1840 US Census 1 Jun 1840  , , Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Age: < 20y 
    • He was represented by a mark on the census for a male between the ages of 15 and 20 in the household of Joel Melton
    1840 U.S. census, Missouri, Pulaski County
    1840 U.S. census, Missouri, Pulaski County
    Page 201, for MELTON, Joel Morgan
    Occupation 1850  [6
    laborer 
    1850 US Census 1 Jun 1850  , District #72, Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Age: 24y 
    • He was recorded in the household of Joel Melton, and was 24 years old at the time of this census. His reported occupation was "laborer", and Kentucky was his reported birthplace.
    1850 U.S. census, Missouri, Pulaski County, District #72 [MELTON, Joel Morgan]
    1850 U.S. census, Missouri, Pulaski County, District #72 [MELTON, Joel Morgan]
    JJ Watts Collection
    Records of JJ Watts for MELTON, Joel
    Records of JJ Watts for MELTON, Joel
    Died 1 Apr 1903  , Edgar Springs, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8
    Age: 77y 6m 21d 
    Obituary 30 Apr 1903  [2
    • Obituary.

      Died at his home three miles north of Edgar Springs in Phelps county, Mo., April 1, 1903, Mr. William Dority Melton, aged 72yrs., 6ms. and 21 days.

      Mr. Melton was born in Hart Co., Kentucky, Sept. 10, 1925 and was a son of Mr. Joel and Mrs. Marabah Melton long since passed away, and was of a family of ten children, two of whom survive him; Miss Mary U. and Miss Betty T. Melton. Feb. 19, 1950 Mr. Melton was united in marriage with Miss Sarah Jane Arthur a daughter of Uncle Billy Arthur of Corn Creek and who survives her husband. Unto them were born eight children, all still living, and six of them were present when the last bad moments came. His grand children number 15 with 13 still living.

      [transcribed from the Rolla Herald-Democrat by Kathy Kult]
    FamilySearch ID
    Buried Smith Cemetery, Flat, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Gravestone for MELTON, William Dority & Sarah Jane (Arthur)
    Gravestone for MELTON, William Dority & Sarah Jane (Arthur)
    Transcription:
    MELTON
    WILLIAM D.
    1825 -- 1903

    SARAH J.
    1829 -- 1912
    Photographed by Kathy Kult on 7 October 2005
    Association E. UPDIKE (Relationship: DNA Relative) 
    Notes 
    • William Dority Melton died at the home of his son, Glenn, in Edgar Springs, Phelps County, Missouri.

      There is a discrepancy of where William Dority Melton was born... in Crawford Co, MO or Hart Co, KY
    Person ID I4131  Kult-Lawhorn-Case-Collier Family Tree | Case Branch
    Last Modified 30 Aug 2019 

    Father Joel Morgan MELTON,   b. 18 Oct 1798, , Bedford, Bedford County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1863, , Lecoma, Dent County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Marabah Julia RAMSEY,   b. 9 Sep 1800, , , Hardin [later Hart] County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1859, George Smith farm on Corn Creek, Edgar Springs, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 27 Nov 1822  , , Hart County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Family ID F1538  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Jane ARTHUR,   b. 5 Oct 1829, , Meramec River, Crawford County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1912, , Watkins Twp., Dent County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married 19 Feb 1850  , Corn Creek, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 11
    Children 
    +1. Maraba MELTON,   b. 25 Dec 1850, , Corn Creek, Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1937  (Age 86 years)
     2. Sarah Carolyn MELTON,   b. 18 Jul 1853, , Beaver Creek, Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1923  (Age 70 years)
     3. James William MELTON,   b. 17 May 1857, , Beaver Creek, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1911, , Watkins Twp., Dent County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    +4. Mary Jane MELTON,   b. 7 May 1859, , Beaver Creek, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1922  (Age 62 years)
    +5. Robert Lee MELTON,   b. 24 Sep 1863, , Corn Creek, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1890  (Age 26 years)
    +6. Joel Morgan MELTON,   b. 14 Aug 1866, , Corn Creek, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1955, Phelps County Memorial Hospital, Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +7. John Anderson MELTON,   b. 16 Jun 1868, , Corn Creek, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1959  (Age 91 years)
    +8. Laura Louisa MELTON,   b. 13 Aug 1873, , Victor Mill, Dent County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1955, , Anutt, Dent County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 6 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F24  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • CiteRef for this page  Kathy Kult, KKs Family History (http://kks-fam.net/getperson.php?personID=I4131&tree=1: accessed 23 February 2020), "William Dority MELTON."

  • Sources

    (Reliability ratings:
      0=Unreliable   1=Questionable   2=Secondary   3=Primary) 
    1. [S34] Mary Ruth Case, "The Case/Collier Family Genealogy ," compiled 10 Dec 1990, supplied 2004 by Case, Rolla, Missouri; no specific documentation for any piece of data.

    2. [S645] "William Dority Melton," obituary, The Rolla Herald-Democrat (Missouri). 30 April 1903; MST Periodical Microfilm roll 071.78594 R647h 1903/05, Missouri S&T Library, Western Historical Manuscript Collection, Missouri University of Science & Technology, Rolla, Missouri, (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S283] William Dority Melton Family, manuscript records; box 1, v2, Genealogical Records, Book 1, 1773-1910, pp320-321, John J. Watts Collection, 1874-1912 (R0038); Western Historical Manuscript Collection, Missouri University of Science and Technology, G-3 Curtis Laws Wilson Library, Rolla. A collection of notebooks of genealogical records kept by a circuit riding Baptist minister in the northern Ozarks. The records cover Phelps, Pulaski, Texas, and parts of Maries and Dent counties in south-central Missouri. JJ Watts recorded William Dority Melton as being born in "Pulaski Co. Ky" on page 320, but under his father's record on pag 321, he reports that the first 7 children were born in Hart Co. Ky. Assuming the Pulaski Co. Ky statement is incorrect.. (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S323] 1830 U.S. census, Hart County, Kentucky, p. 227 (penned), line 11, Joel Melton household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 14 July 2006); citing National Archives microfilm publication M19, roll 37. (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S693] 1840 U.S. census, Pulaski County, Missouri, no township, p. 201 (stamped), line 27, Joel Melton household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 4 July 2006); citing National Archives microfilm publication M704, roll 229. (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S1183] 1850 U.S. census, Pulaski County, Missouri, population schedule, District #72, p. 220 (penned), p. 110 (stamped on recto side of page), dwelling 539, family 549, Joel Morgan Melton household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 2 July 2016); citing National Archives microfilm publication M432, roll 411. (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S283] William Dority Melton Family, manuscript records; box 1, v2, Genealogical Records, Book 1, 1773-1910, p321, John J. Watts Collection, 1874-1912 (R0038); Western Historical Manuscript Collection, Missouri University of Science and Technology, G-3 Curtis Laws Wilson Library, Rolla. A collection of notebooks of genealogical records kept by a circuit riding Baptist minister in the northern Ozarks. The records cover Phelps, Pulaski, Texas, and parts of Maries and Dent counties in south-central Missouri. (Reliability: 2).

    8. [S283] William Dority Melton Family, manuscript records; box 1, v2, Genealogical Records, Book 1, 1773-1910, p320-321, John J. Watts Collection, 1874-1912 (R0038); Western Historical Manuscript Collection, Missouri University of Science and Technology, G-3 Curtis Laws Wilson Library, Rolla. A collection of notebooks of genealogical records kept by a circuit riding Baptist minister in the northern Ozarks. The records cover Phelps, Pulaski, Texas, and parts of Maries and Dent counties in south-central Missouri. (Reliability: 2).

    9. [S539] Smith Cemetery (Flat, Phelps County, Missouri; LAT/LON N37.7384°, W-91.9011°; located on Highway 63 South to County Road 6120 turning right; turn on CR6130 and stay on this road until you see the old church building and cemetery), William D. & Sarah J. Melton marker; personally read and photographed, 7 October 2005; personally read and photographed, (Reliability: 3).

    10. [S283] Joel Melton Family, manuscript records; box 1, v2, Genealogical Records, Book 1, 1773-1910, p321, John J. Watts Collection, 1874-1912 (R0038); Western Historical Manuscript Collection, Missouri University of Science and Technology, G-3 Curtis Laws Wilson Library, Rolla. A collection of notebooks of genealogical records kept by a circuit riding Baptist minister in the northern Ozarks. The records cover Phelps, Pulaski, Texas, and parts of Maries and Dent counties in south-central Missouri. (Reliability: 2).

    11. [S283] William Dority Melton Family, manuscript records; box 1, v2, Genealogical Records, Book 1, 1773-1910, p320, John J. Watts Collection, 1874-1912 (R0038); Western Historical Manuscript Collection, Missouri University of Science and Technology, G-3 Curtis Laws Wilson Library, Rolla. A collection of notebooks of genealogical records kept by a circuit riding Baptist minister in the northern Ozarks. The records cover Phelps, Pulaski, Texas, and parts of Maries and Dent counties in south-central Missouri. (Reliability: 2).