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James Wilson MELTON

Male 1830 - 1863  (32 years)



  • Name James Wilson MELTON  [1
    Born 15 Apr 1830  , , Hart County, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation U.S. Military Civil War Veteran (Confederate) 
    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: < 15y 
    • He was represented by a mark on the census for a male between the ages of 10 and 15 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
    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: 20y 
    • He was recorded in the household of Joel Melton, and was 20 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]
    Occupation 1860  [6
    farmer 
    1860 U.S. Census 1 Jun 1860  , Hawkins Township, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Age: 30y 
    • He was recorded as the head of household, and was 30 years old at the time of this census. His occupation is reported as "farmer" and his birthplace is the same as stated in the 1850 census.

      Joel Melton's family was counted twice in 1860. Once here, and once on the census for Rolla, MO.
    1860 U.S. census, Missouri, Phelps County, Hawkins [MELTON, Joel M. #2]
    1860 U.S. census, Missouri, Phelps County, Hawkins [MELTON, Joel M. #2]
    1860 U.S. Census 1 Jun 1860  , Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Age: 30y 
    • He was recorded as the head of household, and was 30 years old at the time of this census. His occupation was recorded as "farmer", and Kentucky was his reported birthplace.

      Joel Melton's family was counted twice in 1860. Once here, and once on the census for Hawkins Township.
    1860 U.S. census, Missouri, Phelps County, Rolla [MELTON, Joel M. #1]
    1860 U.S. census, Missouri, Phelps County, Rolla [MELTON, Joel M. #1]
    Military Service From 1861 to 1865  , , , Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865 U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865
      Name: James W. Melton
      Side: Confederate
      Regiment State/Origin: Missouri
      Regiment Name: 8 Missouri Infantry
      Regiment Name Expanded: 8th Regiment, Missouri Infantry
      Company: D
      Rank In: Private
      Rank In Expanded: Private
      Rank Out: Private
      Rank Out Expanded: Private
      Film Number: M380 roll 10
    JJWattsCollection
    Records of JJ Watts for MELTON, Joel
    Records of JJ Watts for MELTON, Joel
    Died 6 Jan 1863  , Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Age: 32y 8m 21d 
    Cause: military action during the Civil War 
    Notes 
    • twin of Sarah
    Person ID I4133  Kult-Lawhorn-Case-Collier Family Tree | Case Branch
    Last Modified 6 Oct 2018 

    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  [2
    Family ID F1538  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Apr 1830 - , , 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: < 15y - 1 Jun 1840 - , , Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1850 U.S. Census - Age: 20y - 1 Jun 1850 - , District #72, Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1860 U.S. Census - Age: 30y - 1 Jun 1860 - , Hawkins Township, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1860 U.S. Census - Age: 30y - 1 Jun 1860 - , Rolla, 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 MapsDied - Age: 32y 8m 21d - 6 Jan 1863 - , Pine Bluff, Jefferson County, Arkansas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • CiteRef for this page  Kathy Kult, KKs Family History (http://kks-fam.net/getperson.php?personID=I4133&tree=1: accessed 15 November 2018), "James Wilson 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.

    2. [S1177] ***1***The State Historical Society of Missouri, R038 Watts, John J. (1831-1912) Collection, 1874-1912, (http://shsmo.org/manuscripts/rolla/r0038index.pdf : accessed 2 May 2016), v2, p321, entry for Joel Melton. (Reliability: 2).

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

    4. [S695] 1840 U.S. census, Pulaski County, Missouri, no township, p. 201 (stamped), line 27, Joel Melton; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 30 June 2006); citing National Archives microfilm publication M704, roll 229, (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S705] 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; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 29 January 2006); citing National Archives microfilm publication M432, roll 411, (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S482] 1860 U.S. census, Phelps County, Missouri, population schedule, Hawkins Township, p. 121 (penned), dwelling 789, family 789, James W. Melton household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 August 2006); citing National Archives microfilm publication M653, roll 639, (Reliability: 2).

    7. [S716] 1860 U.S. census, Phelps County, Missouri, population schedule, Rolla, p. 12 (penned), dwelling 78, family 78, J.W. Melton household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 7 August 2006); citing National Archives microfilm publication M653, roll 639, (Reliability: 3).

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

    9. [S1177] ***1***The State Historical Society of Missouri, R038 Watts, John J. (1831-1912) Collection, 1874-1912, (http://shsmo.org/manuscripts/rolla/r0038index.pdf : accessed 2 May 2016), v2, p320-321, entry for William Dority Melton. (Reliability: 2).