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MELTON William Dority

MELTON William Dority

Male 1825 - 1903  (77 years)

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  • Name MELTON William Dority  [1, 2
    Born 10 Sep 1825  , , Hart County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    1830 U.S. Census 1 Jun 1830  , , Hart County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    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 U.S. Census 1 Jun 1840  , , Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    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  [5
    laborer 
    1850 U.S. Census 1 Jun 1850  , District #72, Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    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]
    Died 1 Apr 1903  , Edgar Springs, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    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]
    Buried Smith Cemetery, Flat, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    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 UPDIKE E. (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, Collier Branch
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2017 

    Father MELTON Joel Morgan,   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 RAMSEY Marabah Julia,   b. 9 Sep 1800, , , Hardin [later Hart] County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1859, , Corn Creek, 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  [7
    Family ID F1538  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family ARTHUR Sarah Jane,   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
    Children 
    +1. MELTON Maraba,   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. MELTON Sarah Carolyn,   b. 18 Jul 1853, , Corn Creek, Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1923  (Age 70 years)
     3. MELTON James William,   b. 14 May 1857, , Corn 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. MELTON Mary Jane,   b. 7 May 1859, , Beaver Creek, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1922  (Age 62 years)
    +5. MELTON Robert Lee,   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. MELTON Joel Morgan,   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. MELTON John Anderson,   b. 16 Jun 1868,   d. 20 Jun 1959  (Age 91 years)
    +8. MELTON Laura Louisa,   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 20 Sep 2007 
    Family ID F24  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Sep 1825 - , , Hart County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1830 U.S. Census - Age: < 5y - 1 Jun 1830 - , , Hart County, Kentucky, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1840 U.S. Census - Age: < 20y - 1 Jun 1840 - , , Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Feb 1850 - , Corn Creek, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1850 U.S. Census - Age: 24y - 1 Jun 1850 - , District #72, Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Apr 1903 - , Edgar Springs, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Smith Cemetery, Flat, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S34] Case, Mary Ruth. "The Case/Collier Family Genealogy." Supplied by compiler, Rolla, Missouri.

    2. [S645] Missouri. Rolla. The Rolla Herald-Democrat. 30 April 1903 (Reliability: 2).

    3. [S323] Kentucky. Hart County. 1830 U.S. census. Digital images. Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com : 2007 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S695] Missouri. Pulaski County. 1840 U.S. census. Digital images. Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com : 2007 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S705] Missouri. Pulaski County. 1850 U.S. census, population schedule. Digital images. Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com : 2007 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [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). Grave markers, William D. & Sarah J. Melton marker; personally read and photographed, 7 October 2005 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S11] Gustafson, Janice C. "World Family Tree, Vol. 72, Tree 932." Submitted by compiler, 30 Main Street, Box 723, HCR - Gay Location, Lake Linden MI 49945. Database by subscription. http://www.genealogy.com/wftonline/v72/0901to0950/v72t0932.html : 2005.