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MELTON Eli "Mills" Willis

Male 1839 - 1902  (63 years)


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  • Name MELTON Eli "Mills" Willis  [1
    Born 23 Mar 1839  , , Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Occupation U.S. Military Civil War Veteran (Confederate) 
    1840 U.S. Census 1 Jun 1840  , , Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, 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
    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  [4
    Age: 11y 
    • He was recorded in the household of Joel Melton, and was 11 years old at the time of this census. Missouri 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]
    Land Purchase 1 Sep 1859  T35N R8W S27 N½SW¼ and S28 NE¼SE¼, Edgar Springs, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Accession Nr: MO3900__.495
      Document Type: State Volume Patent
      State: Missouri
      Issue Date: 9/1/1859
      Cancelled: No
      Land Office: Jackson
      US Reservations: No
      Mineral Reservations: No
      Tribe: ---
      Militia: ---
      State In Favor Of: ---
      Authority: April 24, 1820: Sale-Cash Entry (3 Stat. 566)
      Document Nr: 29792
      Misc. Doc. Nr: ---
      BLM Serial Nr: MO NO S/N
      Indian Allot. Nr: ---
      Coal Entry. Nr: ---
      Total Acres: 120.00
      Survey Date: ---
      Geographic Name: ---
      Metes/Bounds: No

      MO 5th PM 035N - 009W N½SW¼ 27 Phelps
      MO 5th PM 035N - 009W NE¼SE¼ 28 Phelps
    1860 U.S. Census 1 Jun 1860  , Hawkins Township, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Age: 22y 
    • He was recorded as a 'female' in the household of James W. Melton, and was 22 years old at the time of this census. 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: 22y 
    • He was recorded as E.M. Melton (this time correctly as a male) in the household of J.W. Melton, and was 22 years old at the time of this census. 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 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: E.M. 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
      Alternate Name: Mills E./Melton
      Film Number: M380 roll 10


    Occupation 1880  [9
    farmer 
    1880 U.S. Census 1 Jun 1880  , Spring Creek Twp., Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Age: 41y 
    • He was recorded as the head of household and 41 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 "Kentucky" was the reported birthplace of his mother.
    1880 U.S. census, Missouri, Phelps County, Spring Creek [MELTON, Margaret]
    1880 U.S. census, Missouri, Phelps County, Spring Creek [MELTON, Margaret]
    Died 14 Aug 1902  , Edgar Springs, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Buried Smith Cemetery, Flat, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Gravestone for MELTON, Eli 'Mills'
    Gravestone for MELTON, Eli "Mills"
    Transcription:
    ELI "MILLS"
    MELTON
    MAR. 23, 1839
    AUG. 14, 1902
    Photographed by Kathy Kult on 7 October 2005
    Person ID I4137  Kult-Lawhorn-Case-Collier Family Tree | Case Branch
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2016 

    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  [11
    Family ID F1538  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family EVANS Sarah Jane 
    Married Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F1579  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 Mar 1839 - , , Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1840 U.S. Census - Age: < 5y - 1 Jun 1840 - , , Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1850 U.S. Census - Age: 11y - 1 Jun 1850 - , District #72, Pulaski [later Phelps] County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1860 U.S. Census - Age: 22y - 1 Jun 1860 - , Hawkins Township, Phelps County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1860 U.S. Census - Age: 22y - 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 Maps1880 U.S. Census - Age: 41y - 1 Jun 1880 - , Spring Creek Twp., Phelps County, Missouri, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 14 Aug 1902 - , 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. [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, Eli "Mills" Melton marker; personally read and photographed, 7 October 2005 (Reliability: 2).

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

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

    5. [S578] Bureau of Land Management. "Land Patent Search." Database and digital images. General Land Office Records, (http://www.glorecords.blm.gov/PatentSearch : accessed 17 March 2016), Eli Melton (Phelps County, Missouri), patent certificate no. 29792 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S482] Missouri. Phelps County. 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. Digital images. Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com : 2007 (Reliability: 2).

    7. [S716] Missouri. Phelps County. 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. Digital images. Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com : 2007 (Reliability: 3).

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

    9. [S711] Missouri. Phelps County. 1880 U.S. census, population schedule. Digital images. Ancestry.com. http://www.ancestry.com : 2007 (Reliability: 3).

    10. [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, Eli "Mills" Melton marker; personally read and photographed, 7 October 2005 (Reliability: 3).

    11. [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.